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09-25-13, 05:10 AM
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Posted By MyMonkey

Impressive thread here! Nice work folks.

Impressive thread here! Nice work folks.
02-28-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,352
Posted By MyMonkey

Well folks. I am currently holding at a still fat...

Well folks. I am currently holding at a still fat 253 pounds. Got down to about 245. Stopped riding and eating not so great and bam. Creeping back up! I wanted to chime in again and take another shot...
03-23-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks. Will check the rebound. Had not thought...

Thanks. Will check the rebound. Had not thought of that.
03-17-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks Ch. This was my first off road ride in...

Thanks Ch. This was my first off road ride in many years and the first with this used bike. Not sure it it always made the noise. However, the fork seemed to work well. The noise just made me think...
03-17-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By MyMonkey

Rock Shox Dart 3 question.

I have a Giant XTC2 with Rock Shox Dart 3 on it. The fork makes a sucking noise when I am riding during extension it seems. For example, when I hit a large root it will absorb the impact but then...
03-16-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,191
Posted By MyMonkey

Wow Atxlatino, excellent spot to ride. Great...

Wow Atxlatino, excellent spot to ride. Great shots as well.

I had my first MTB ride this evening. Here in OKC at the Bluff Creek trails. http://www.okearthbike.com/MAP%20OF%20BLUFF%20CREEK.pdf I...
03-16-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By MyMonkey

Excellent deal on that Rockhopper. I think my...

Excellent deal on that Rockhopper. I think my next bike upgrade will likely be a specialized. :thumb:
03-15-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By MyMonkey

What? No Reno, NV? Seemed to have been the most...

What? No Reno, NV? Seemed to have been the most bike friendly US city I have visited.
03-14-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By MyMonkey

I suggest used as well. I just picked up a Giant...

I suggest used as well. I just picked up a Giant XTC2 for cheap locally used. Great deals can be found on Craigslist also.
03-11-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

Well, I am not new to this. However, this is my...

Well, I am not new to this. However, this is my first off road bike in many years. So, I am new revisited. :) Used to ride in College quite a bit. Rode Draper, Thunderbird, Tahoe, Reno, High Sierras...
03-10-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

Just ordered the finish line chain cleaning kit....

Just ordered the finish line chain cleaning kit. They did not have that at the LBS I was in yesterday. Picked up a can of Simple Green bike cleaner though. Thanks for all the replys.
03-10-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks. Very informative. However, I sure hope my...

Thanks. Very informative. However, I sure hope my 280 pounds don't overload my cranks. :twitchy:
03-10-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks all.

Thanks all.
03-10-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

Hmmm... See post above for my anticipatory...

Hmmm... See post above for my anticipatory repudiation to your reply. :p
03-10-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

I think you are correct. After I posted that I...

I think you are correct. After I posted that I thought to myself "Why?" Other than maintenance items such as a rusty chain. Hoping that is just red dirt though. :cry:
03-10-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By MyMonkey

New Bike!!

Thanks to all that provided input. I found a deal locally on a used 08 Giant XTC2. :thumb: In good shape from what I can tell. Bit dirty here and there of course. Now I just need to hit the trails....
03-10-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks all. Found a steal locally on a Giant...

Thanks all. Found a steal locally on a Giant XTC2. Woohoo!!
03-10-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By MyMonkey

New Bike!!!

WOOHOO! Found a great deal locally on a Giant XTC2. :thumb: Now, I will expand my riding from on road Hybrid (Gary fisher Tiburon) to off road stuff. :roflmao2: Check it...
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03-10-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,460
Posted By MyMonkey

Sure hope this doesn't happen to me.

Sure hope this doesn't happen to me.
03-09-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By MyMonkey

JTred, great little piece of insight. Thanks for...

JTred, great little piece of insight. Thanks for that. Great riding spot too by the way. I have been into Photography for many years and I still appreciate your post.
03-09-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,527
Posted By MyMonkey

Nice find there.

Nice find there.
03-08-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks for the reply. Never seen KHS. Will check...

Thanks for the reply. Never seen KHS. Will check into the Redline though. I will also consider the fork upgrade on the Hardrock. I plan on mostly smoothish stuff really as well as the occasional tool...
03-08-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By MyMonkey

Help me choose a Test Ride list.

I Have read many of the previous posts regarding the choices of a new mountain bike. Based on my research and the local availability of bikes, I have created the start of a list of potential MTB's to...
03-07-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 31,031
Posted By MyMonkey

6' 280 lbs. Riding the Gary Fisher Tiburon for...

6' 280 lbs. Riding the Gary Fisher Tiburon for now. Would like to step into a mtn bike and road bike soon.
08-02-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,370,352
Posted By MyMonkey

Clydesdale here. 6'0'' at 284 right now. Just got...

Clydesdale here. 6'0'' at 284 right now. Just got back into riding after a long hiatus. I am in shape at around 210. Would like to see that sometime. :p Used to be an in shape 248 pounds. Car...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-07, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks for the link Sooner. I will try and build...

Thanks for the link Sooner. I will try and build up to an acceptable pace before attempting any group rides. I am rather proud of my accomplishment yesterday though. I rode what I think was around 12...
07-29-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,909
Posted By MyMonkey

Awww... Roids.... I miss those days. :)

Awww... Roids.... I miss those days. :)
07-29-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,909
Posted By MyMonkey

I just got back into cycling for fitness this...

I just got back into cycling for fitness this past week. Went with a Hybrid. Gary Fisher Tiburon. Have taken a ride every day but one since I bought it. Very nice ride considering how long it has...
07-29-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks. I did pick up both front and rear wheels....

Thanks. I did pick up both front and rear wheels. Gotta love this forum. :)
07-28-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

Ahh... Cycling shorts. I am starting to see the...

Ahh... Cycling shorts. I am starting to see the need for these things. I had hoped the extra padding I carry would help. I was mistaken. :)

I have a question for someone in the know. The dealer...
07-28-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

ThinLine, sounds fairly similar to mine....

ThinLine, sounds fairly similar to mine. Degenerative disc disease, stenosis, disc rupture at L4, herniation at L3 and L5. Two procedures? Ugh... Sorry to hear that. Glad you are staying active...
07-28-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

True about the weight. Oddly, when I went to buy...

True about the weight. Oddly, when I went to buy my last mtn bike, (Tassajara) I weighed in at a slim and trim 235. Not fat, just big. Graduated high school at 248 pounds running a 4.9, 40 yd dash,...
07-27-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks for the info here. I suppose this is why...

Thanks for the info here. I suppose this is why the "Lifetime Adjustments" offered by the local bike shops can be real handy. ;) I will watch for the seat becoming loose and will watch the derailers...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MyMonkey

Thank you thank you. :D Just about to head out...

Thank you thank you. :D Just about to head out for a ride this evening in fact. Will try the lake trail of 10 miles. Not sure I can make it but will try.
07-26-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

WOOOHOOOO! :D I picked up my Gary Fisher Tiburon...

WOOOHOOOO! :D I picked up my Gary Fisher Tiburon earlier today. Took it for a spin around the hood. Ok, down the street and back. :eek: I am sooo out of shape. Niiiiice ride though. ;) Went with the...
Forum: Introductions
07-26-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MyMonkey

As far as my placement here in the middle of the...

As far as my placement here in the middle of the country. It was pure dumb luck. My uncle lives in Reno and has taken me riding in the mountains around there and Tahoe a few times. Excellent riding...
Forum: Introductions
07-26-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MyMonkey

Thanks. I do plan on getting the family out with...

Thanks. I do plan on getting the family out with me. My son loves to ride. In fact, we are picking him up a new bike today as well. :)
Forum: Introductions
07-26-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MyMonkey

New guy in Oklahoma.

Hello all. I have just found theis board as of yesterday. Loads of info here and I am glad to have found it. I am 34 years old with a family. I was once very into riding bikes. I raced BMX as a...
07-26-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

The Gary Fisher it is then. Thanks for the...

The Gary Fisher it is then. Thanks for the replies.
07-25-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By MyMonkey

Help me choose a bike please.

I am an overweight 34 year old man who wants/needs to get back into cycling. I have had lumbar back surgery so serious mtn biking is out for a few years. I am fairly experienced in riding. Raced BMX...
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