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Old 07-01-19, 08:34 AM
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YAY! Still got it!

A friend wanted to trail ride, so dusted off the old chromoly GT and went out to ride. Nothing radical-just the usual singletrack with rocks, roots, stream crossing, etc. No log jumps or major drops. Rode around 6 miles. But at 68, I'm happy to still be capable. I was real happy when, after stopping to give my friend a break (doesn't ride trails much), that I actually caught up to some much younger riders who had gone by us. And was real happy, when after the ride, I was talking with another rider who was there. We got to talking bikes and I mentioned all the upgrades I had made on the GT. He mentioned it was probably heavy, and was surprised when he picked it up-it isn't any heavier than many more modern alum. framed trail bikes!! Couldn't have wiped off the smile after that ride!!
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Old 07-01-19, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
A friend wanted to trail ride............... But at 68........................Couldn't have wiped off the smile after that ride!!
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Will be 69 next week and CAN NOT go off road due to crunchy joints so do another off ride for me and ENJOY!!!. Next week's Birthday Ride will be 2x age.

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Old 07-01-19, 02:03 PM
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Happy Birthday, and enjoy the 138 ride--that mileage is worth some bragging rights!!
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chromoly GT
year & model?
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Old 07-02-19, 06:31 PM
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My avatar has it listed as a '98, but it's actually a '96 Timberline--the only thing GT on it is the frame (which was a replacement for one I broke), and it has the original Alivio crankset. All else has been changed out. That bike has seen a lot of mtn.bike trails and rail-trails. Even if it didn't perform as well as it still does, I couldn't get rid of it--too many good times have been had and still being had with it!
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Old 07-02-19, 07:53 PM
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I'll bet you have some really fun trails in Kentucky! I'm 65 and I still love to ride the mountain bike even though I do most of my riding on the road.
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Now, I lived there much longer, so maybe I just knew of all the trails, but it seemed to me that northeast MD/southeast PA has more off-road trails than the Louisville area (north-central KY). May just be that I haven't explored the state and not as familiar with all the different areas. And found out that a friend who road rides with a bunch of us just bought herself a trail bike for her 66th birthday, says shes really having a blast trail riding. Never too late to start!
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