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Thread: First week back in the saddle

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    Tricycle Rider
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    Mar 2010
    The sunshine coast

    First week back in the saddle

    At 44 years of age and after many years out of the saddle I thought it about time I gave the world of MTB another shot .The wife thinks it may be a case of mid age crisis but hey who cares .My new Giant Trance X3 arrived last Wednesday ,managed to get out every day since it arrived.

    Hard work but very very enjoyable and rewarding id almost forgotten what it felt like going flat out downhill with mud splashing in your eyes and the air rushing through your helmet.
    My main observations after completing my first week back on the pedals are

    I am so unfit and its going to be a long slog to get anywhere near where I want to be

    Hydraulic brakes are the dogs ******** ,awesome what more can I say

    I need some glasses after a face full of mud this afternoon

    Full suss downhill is a revelation , what an enjoyable experience.

    Horses are very big !!!!


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    Recovering from Injury gorehound's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Up the creek

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    Welcome back to the best sport in the known universe Jim.
    I was a teenage werewolf!


    FEED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Single Speed Guru greeneye's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    over here

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    hi jimbouk, wttf, nice to see your having fun back on the bike.

    i wouldn't worry about the fitness as that will get better as you ride.

    you should wear pants though, stop the wind rushing through your.......

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    Kerb Jumper m65's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    The only way is Essex REEM

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    Welcome back.
    What you need is a crud catcher. The old stylee square ones look best I think. If you wear glasses you still get a facefull of s'hit and scratched lenses.

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    Crash Test Dummy MTBLeague's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Somewhere out there!

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    Mid-life crisis my ar5e, you are just stopping the middle age spreading bit.

    Good to be back in the saddle again is'nt it.

    Unless it's a shetland pony, they will tower above you.

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    Gadget Freak
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    Feb 2010

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    Hey ya Jim, Welcome to the forum

    Great stuff your getting back into biking hope you have loads of fun

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    Crash Test Dummy fredmundo's Avatar
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    Jun 2008

    Re: First week back in the saddle

    What can I say that hasn't already been said....

    Stick to flats, you just need some five tens to make it all worth while!

    Welcome to the forum and back to the fun of mtbing.
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