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    Default Mountain Biking

    Thought I'd see if there were any 'ukulele players who also enjoy mountain biking. This could be a cool place to post bike pictures and stokage about riding.

    I just scored a 2008 Intense Slopestyle on Craigslist so I'm very excited about the sport for the first time since moving to Honoka'a. It's been well used, but still in solid shape.

    intense.jpg

    It's torn apart in the shop right now to replace the bottom bracket and suspension bearings. I'm going to have my bike guy put some matching red pedals on it. Can't wait to get it back and go fly off of things!

    Post up your rides!
    Brad Bordessa

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    Here's a link to a video of one of our weekly group rides on Whidbey Island. We have about 35 miles of trails in Ft. Ebey State Park and adjoining county land.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmtrGyYVgg

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    I ride single speed mountain bikes, like my Redline Monocog, or my Bianchi CUSS (that looks like this one). bianchicussEfs.JPG

    Good luck with your new machine, Brad. New bearing and grease job and it'll fly.

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    I ride a Trek Fuel EX9. I'll post pic if I can find one.
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    Aloha

    Mountain biking is my other passion. In Santa Barbara we have several group rides. Wednesday and Friday evenings we meet up in town, and then pedal to the trails, and then pedal back to town. We pedal year round, unless it is raining. Lights are a must from October to April. Rides start at 6p and last 2-4 hours. Here's a link to some of ride videos,

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpecies22/videos

    Keep pedaling and strumming,

    Kent
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    Awesome! There are some riders on here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary52 View Post
    Here's a link to a video of one of our weekly group rides on Whidbey Island. We have about 35 miles of trails in Ft. Ebey State Park and adjoining county land.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmtrGyYVgg
    I think 35 miles is more than all of our trails put together here on Hawai'i Island if you exclude Mana Road. Great looking stuff. Totally jealous!

    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    I ride single speed mountain bikes, like my Redline Monocog, or my Bianchi CUSS (that looks like this one). bianchicussEfs.JPG
    I hope yours is the same color! That's so old school. I love it. I've thought a lot about converting one of my old bikes to single speed, but it's always down AND up of here (mauka to makai... and back mauka...). Maybe someday I'll man up and convert.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kdogg View Post
    I ride a Trek Fuel EX9. I'll post pic if I can find one.
    Please do! I've heard great things about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by KentSantaBarbara View Post
    ...Here's a link to some of ride videos,

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpecies22/videos...
    Love the looks of the "coopie" trail. Does the dog always go with you?
    Brad Bordessa

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    Aloha

    We have a lot of trail options in Santa Barbara. It's a 3-7 mile pedal to the trail-heads from town. And then it becomes an almost endless assortment of trails. Singletrack and fire road. SB is for the intermediate to expert only, even then it tends to be expert category for most. But excellent fun, day or night. Back country trails behind SB have another 60-80 miles of even more trails.

    That dog is fast, and can handle gnarly single track with ease.

    Keep strumming, and pedaling

    Kent
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    I've got a couple of ancient hard tail mtn bikes that I ride off road now and again, but for the last few years I've been bitten by the road bike bug. I've been fortunate enough to average 5,700 miles over the last 4 years on my Lynskey Ti. My cardio is in awesome shape, but I'm afraid my off road skills have suffered!

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    That's a lot of miles! Good for you. I wish I could power out distance like that. It would save a lot of gas for sure!

    Put in some hours at the local bike shop today. I'm sort of interning, learning the trade. Replaced some shifter cables, added a granny gear to a SS bike, and did some general tuning. It's amazing how sophisticated mountain bike equipment has gotten over the years.
    Brad Bordessa

    Check out my new book: Right Hand Technique for 'Ukulele

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    just moved to North central WA and there are tons of Mtn bike trails. thinking of buying a bike, leasning towards a hardtail, is that a mistake?
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