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06-29-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By prhey404

Thanks! I think yes I was in over my head. I...

Thanks! I think yes I was in over my head. I will definitely try to ride the ones I know faster. Also I will fix what I did wrong also. Many thanks great advice :)
06-29-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By prhey404

Advice for getting back on the trails after a bad fall

I've been learning a new trail lately and is much harder than the one I learned how to ride on. I had been doing pretty well, the guys were telling me that I did some difficult drops the first time...
11-23-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

@ scrublover: OMG how do you ride at night...

@ scrublover:

OMG how do you ride at night only with the light on the helmet??? I heard about night rides but how do they compare with daytime riding besides the obvious (sun)??? Just off of...
11-23-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

Long ride on MTB!

So I have 2 bikes, a MTB and my granny road bike from the 80s. So I took it up a step and added a $10 seat to the granny bike. But I wanted to take a longer ride this weekend so decided to ride the...
11-03-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By prhey404

OMG! I loved your blog! I felt the same way on my...

OMG! I loved your blog! I felt the same way on my last race. Not sure if you want to do it, then say "What the heck!" and just do it! So many ups and downs, just to share on the "girl" part:

I...
11-03-08, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By prhey404

Since no one has answered you yet and I'm pretty...

Since no one has answered you yet and I'm pretty new, at least I can share the best thing that has helped me so far... searching online is a great resource, and to my surprise I have gotten in touch...
11-03-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By prhey404

I found the world of mountain bikes this year...

I found the world of mountain bikes this year from a friend taking me to a park cause I like the outdoors. We went to go kayaking, and rented a few bikes and went through some trails. I was amazed to...
11-03-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

Si! Lol! mtb chick here! XC racing yes. ...

Si! Lol! mtb chick here! XC racing yes.

Yes, me too!

So I had a race sunday, and I got my times mixed up so I didn't get to warm up or anything, and I didn't feel really good until the...
11-03-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

I found this great link that explains more about...

I found this great link that explains more about training and road riding, racing, etc...

http://www.ride424.com/training/ridetheroad.php
11-03-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

Yesterday I did the first race of my first...

Yesterday I did the first race of my first series, the Coconut Cup in the south florida area. Third race overall. I came in 6 out of 12, very happy with that! I tried to get out fast in the...
10-30-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,990
Posted By prhey404

I ride these same ones now... and they are great!...

I ride these same ones now... and they are great! At first I had pedals without the pins but then my lbs put these on and I have more grip. Mind you I am still using my running shoes. I have 2...
10-28-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

great video!

great video!
10-27-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,688
Posted By prhey404

lol yeah I don't look as cool with my bell dome,...

lol yeah I don't look as cool with my bell dome, eventually I will get a nicer one lol
10-26-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

Ok, I keep hearing it but no idea. What is...

Ok, I keep hearing it but no idea. What is "bottoming out" and does it only happen on the trails??? thankx
10-26-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

I caught myself getting a little too soft on the...

I caught myself getting a little too soft on the trails and losing confidence so I turned it up a few notches today, and I had a great ride! It was slippery and muddy so learned a few more lessons,...
10-24-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,380
Posted By prhey404

Ok so you bought different tires and rims and...

Ok so you bought different tires and rims and switch the tires out on your mtb when you ride on the road? I am looking for an answer to this question... Thanks!
10-24-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By prhey404

OMG! Wow... This might be an obvious question,...

OMG! Wow... This might be an obvious question, but is this downhill? Do women ride these same types of races too?
10-24-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,362
Posted By prhey404

I'm still new but I find if I am in a lower gear...

I'm still new but I find if I am in a lower gear (more rpms) it is easier to get over those jumps cause when I started I used to try to hop in a harder gear and wondered why it was always harder. So...
10-24-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,688
Posted By prhey404

I have a bell helmet that cost me like $30, and...

I have a bell helmet that cost me like $30, and is more circular shaped, then I see helmets like $100 and up, is it really all for more ventilation? It's just hard for me to cough up 100 or more for...
10-24-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

Have a race next sunday. So I have been running...

Have a race next sunday. So I have been running 5am (on foot) and with the road bike, after I went hard on the road bike and the next day went to the trails I guess I used different muscles cause my...
10-21-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By prhey404

It looks like a great park! I have to check it...

It looks like a great park! I have to check it out... The only other park I've been to besides miami was at Tom Brown park in Tallahassee. It was a mission to find that one...
10-21-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

LOL yeah I was a little too excited when I got my...

LOL yeah I was a little too excited when I got my mtb :) I see those pics now and laugh! But hey, is changing my life. I'll see if I can get one with the road bike but I warn you... It's OLD!
10-20-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

I went ahead and bought a road bike, it's pretty...

I went ahead and bought a road bike, it's pretty old but hey, it works. After riding it the past couple of days though, I will have to save up for a better one! I didn't think of doing the...
10-16-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By prhey404

Need advice about riding my mtb on the road and racing

I want to start bike riding more during the week but I can't make it out to the trails everyday. I will have to ride through the neighborhood mostly during the week. Will there be any harm to my...
10-09-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By prhey404

Anyone in Miami going to the tallahassee race this weekend?

I just found out that there is a mtb race in tallahassee this weekend, oct 11-12th. I talked to one of the guys who coordinate the race today and he told me more information about it. I want to go,...
09-29-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

Diiiiirty!!!

I had a great ride saturday morning. I was not expecting the nice gift all through the trails - WATER, and lots of it! At many points my tires were almost completely covered with water, got soaked!...
09-03-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

great pics scrublover!

great pics scrublover!
08-23-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By prhey404

Surprisingly I just saw the women's MTB race on...

Surprisingly I just saw the women's MTB race on nbc!!! It aired friday morning on MSNBC, but I didn't even know if would be on the local channels! I was watching the olympics on NBC, then saw the...
08-14-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By prhey404

Women's Beijing Olympic MTB

I probably will miss seeing part of the women's olympic mtb on tv, does anyone know if it will be online? Also, where can I view other women's mtb races online?
02-25-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,458
Posted By prhey404

@ Hills... How fast were you riding down...

@ Hills...

How fast were you riding down that rock hill? Is it possible to ride up it? The trails here at Oleta don't have trails like that. Looks like fun!!!
02-25-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By prhey404

Oh, TRUST me, my legs are all black and blue too...

Oh, TRUST me, my legs are all black and blue too :) I have a gash on my elbow from falling and I wouldn't want to wear shorts right now! Also soreness and especially my entire right side from a bad...
02-18-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By prhey404

I am!!! Get's better with each ride...

I am!!! Get's better with each ride...
02-18-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

What is the big ring? My problem I see now, I am...

What is the big ring? My problem I see now, I am finally getting over those big tree stumps and roots, but I pull up on the handlebars to jump over it, but then the back tire and shocks I just sit...
02-18-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By prhey404

What Mountain Biking is giving me :)

Mountain biking is so much more of a gift than I expected... It is even more mental than physical for me. I have to overcome obstacles, trust myself, gain confidence that I can do it, and when I...
02-04-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By prhey404

Oh yeah, my reflector in the front broke off the...

Oh yeah, my reflector in the front broke off the other day, what a coinsidence :)
02-04-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

Also, not sure how "tech" florida is, but it...

Also, not sure how "tech" florida is, but it seems pretty challenging to me. I guess I'll eventually figure out the answer to that question, too. And I haven't even seen the advanced trails yet. ...
02-04-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

I know, I tend to think too much at times. But...

I know, I tend to think too much at times. But when I stopped thinking so much, it got easier. And also, I'm going to take it easy too. I did jump the root and hill the other day, but then got all...
02-03-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By prhey404

Advice was great, I jumped the log and hill + tree root on top yesterday!!!

Thanks to all the advice on here about learning how to jump. See my thread here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=383919

Since then, I went to the trails yesterday, and I jumped that...
01-30-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

My dealer at my LBS pumped air into the shock (I...

My dealer at my LBS pumped air into the shock (I think), which somehow does something for the back wheel, rear suspension, pretty sure of that. I'm trying to read the manuals but when I go over...
01-30-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

what is bottom out?

what is bottom out?
01-30-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

I can see that one of the most important things I...

I can see that one of the most important things I need to learn is how to brake and use my gears correctly. With more practice I know I will learn. The thing is, I see that if I fall in these...
01-30-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

I have been reading my manuals, have to make sure...

I have been reading my manuals, have to make sure I know what the drive train is... I can go over roots, but not a log yet, so far I have been avoiding them. The gears as well, the guy who worked...
01-30-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,355
Posted By prhey404

WOW!!! OMFG!!! That looks like so much fun! I...

WOW!!! OMFG!!! That looks like so much fun! I loved this, thanks for posting...
01-30-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

thanks! I saw a few threads about clip-less...

thanks! I saw a few threads about clip-less pedals, got to check those out. might get some once I get more experience. So are you saying full speed ahead, but when I get to the top of the hill...
01-30-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By prhey404

How do I ride up seemingly impossible hills?

So I am just getting into mountain biking... I bought a fsr xc from my local bike shop, didn't add anything, so it's still stock. I went riding yesterday and had the most fun in my life at Oleta...
01-30-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,202
Posted By prhey404

haha! I thought you were going to come off the...

haha! I thought you were going to come off the wall, too! Is that even possible? Looks pretty high. At any rate I am just getting into riding and it is so fun!!!
01-30-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By prhey404

congratulations! thanks for the inspiration...

congratulations! thanks for the inspiration...
Forum: Introductions
01-28-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By prhey404

Thanks everyone!!! I did end up getting a bike,...

Thanks everyone!!! I did end up getting a bike, the FSRxc, it was the most comfortable. I rode it about 3 hours yesterday, and to oleta this weekend! I'm reading the manual and stuff to make sure...
01-28-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By prhey404

Thanks! The reflectors will break off?

Thanks! The reflectors will break off?
01-27-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 229,416
Posted By prhey404

I've been car free for about 4 months now, my car...

I've been car free for about 4 months now, my car broke down and I sold it. But that was my first car, and had it for about a year and a half. Other than that, I've pretty much used public...
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