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Riding group for older or slower riders?
09/30/18 at 5:19pm
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Is there such a group?  I'm 60, new in town, been mountain biking for 18 years, still ride several times a week, and still love it. I used to be pretty good/brave/fast, but I've lost some Mojo over the years.  Older bodies break more easily and don't heal as quickly, so I ride a little slower and more carefully.  Any like-minded people out there want to ride?
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Reply #1 - 09/30/18 at 11:52pm
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Not a group, but similar in age.  I'm 65 and ride several times a week at WWC, weather permitting.  Usually ride late afternoons.
  
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Reply #2 - 10/01/18 at 12:35am
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Thanks for the reply, traildog.  I've been wanting to try the WWC.  I'd be happy to join you.
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Reply #3 - 10/01/18 at 10:26am
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I plan on riding Sherman branch around 4 on Thursday if you want to join me.  Smiley in the over 60 range also.
  
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Reply #4 - 10/01/18 at 11:40am
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Thanks, chris!  I'll see you on Thursday.  That's the other place I've been wanting to try.  I've only been here a few weeks and my rides so far have been only at Beatty Black and Blue, (going around the more expert manmade features). 
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Reply #5 - 10/01/18 at 3:21pm
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cool . red tacoma. be riding stumpjumper s/s.
  
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Reply #6 - 10/01/18 at 4:42pm
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Great, thanks.  I'll be in a dark grey Chevy Equinox and riding a black and green Intense Sniper.  I'll PM you my cell number so we can text, if need be.  -Mike
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Reply #7 - 10/01/18 at 8:00pm
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I'm sixty and slow and out of shape. I'm probably way north of you. But I try to hit LNSP, every now and then
  
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Reply #8 - 10/01/18 at 8:21pm
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I think that's about an hour north of me, but it's the third place I've been wanting to try.  I hear it's beautiful and would be worth the drive.  Let me know when you go and I'll see if I can join.  

I've been cleaning, selling and packing up my home in California, then driving across country, unpacking and setting up a house in Indian Trail for most of 2018.  I have not gotten much exercise, so I'm probably right there with you in being out of shape.  Where did this gut come from?
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Reply #9 - 10/02/18 at 12:20am
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No shame, man.

At our age the important thing is not how fast you can ride.

It's that you can ride.

I highly recommend you check out Anne Springs in Fort Mill. There's a $5 riding fee ($49 yearly pass), but it's well worth it and some of the best maintenance in the area. I'm usually there about twice a week. Be happy to show you around. I do mornings best any day of the week.
  
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Reply #10 - 10/02/18 at 1:02am
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Sounds great, let's go.
  
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Reply #11 - 10/02/18 at 2:53am
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Hey I just turned 62 today, I ride every Saturday and Sunday, occasionally during the week. I usually ride Sherman, LKN, Fisher, Rocky River, Rocky Branch, WWC, Poston,
N Mech, couple times a yr Dupont/Pisgah or Virginia (Washington/Jefferson State forest) Im not real fast but steady, love to hook up with couple/few guys to ride regularly.

Greg, Black Tundra, Trek EX8 or Santa Cruz Tallboy...
  
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Happy Bday Greg.   I have no desire to be fast anymore, got nothing to prove, I just enjoy the riding.  Let's develop a circle of guys to ride.  In the meantime, I would be interested in joining you somewhere this weekend.
  
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Reply #13 - 10/02/18 at 12:41pm
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You have got to start adding with to the word ride
  
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Zakaraia Hermes wrote on 10/02/18 at 12:41pm:
You have got to start adding with to the word ride

Are you saying that you want to be notified when we ride?
  
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MTB4U wrote on 10/02/18 at 11:41am:
Let's develop a circle of guys to ride.

I believe this is what Dr. Hermes is referring to.
  
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Reply #16 - 10/02/18 at 9:54pm
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Baring any other offers for tomorrow, I'm going to ride Beatty tomorrow morning.  Anyone interested in riding Beatty or maybe somewhere else?  

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chris wrote on 10/01/18 at 10:26am:
I plan on riding Sherman branch around 4 on Thursday if you want to join me.  Smiley in the over 60 range also.


Hey chris

Are we still on for Sherman at 4 tomorrow?
  
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Reply #18 - 10/03/18 at 8:44pm
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I would definitely like to hitch up with you guys sometime. I'm 60+ and an early morning rider (less traffic). On the road now but will probably start hitting the dirt towards the end of the month. I'll keep an I on this thread.
  
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wtacoma wrote on 10/03/18 at 8:44pm:
I would definitely like to hitch up with you guys sometime. I'm 60+ and an early morning rider (less traffic). On the road now but will probably start hitting the dirt towards the end of the month. I'll keep an I on this thread.

Absolutely!  Keep us informed.
  
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