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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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Thanks for the reply, traildog.  I've been wanting to try the WWC.† I'd be happy to join you.
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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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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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cool . red tacoma. be riding stumpjumper s/s.
  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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yep. I will be there. terry, it would be cool if you want to join us!
  
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Yes, and anyone else too.
  
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MTB4U wrote on 10/04/18 at 1:23pm:
Yes, and anyone else too.†


I may have missed it but where and what time are you ridding?
  
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4 at sherman
  
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Great ride today Chris.  Thanks.
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any time. enjoyed the ride  Smiley
  
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chris wrote on 10/04/18 at 10:37am:
yep. I will be there. terry, it would be cool if you want to join us!


Would have joined, but had grand daughter all last week.
  
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traildog wrote on 10/06/18 at 4:17pm:


Would have joined, but had grand daughter all last week.

Always welcome.
  
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Super fun ride today.† Thanks Chuck and Dan.  Love the WWC.
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Super fun ride today.† Thanks Chuck and Dan.† Love the WWC.

Im glad you enjoyed the ride. Awesome day at WWC
  
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Let me know when and where next time. I used to ride with Scott but it is a while I have been riding alone.
  
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Let me know when and where next time. I used to ride with Scott but it is a while I have been riding alone.

No real group has really formed from this thread, but I've met and ridden with several great people individually at Sherman, WWC and Anne Springs.† If you don't mind riding at a slower pace, I'd be happy meet up and ride.† Let me know.†
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MTB4U wrote on 10/10/18 at 4:14pm:

No real group has really formed from this thread, but I've met and ridden with several great people individually at Sherman, WWC and Anne Springs.† If you don't mind riding at a slower pace, I'd be happy meet up and ride.† Let me know.†


If you do not mind??? ahahah i do not know other speed than slower pase. I see you are from Indian Trail as well.
  
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Great! Let's ride.† Saturday is probably the first ridable day.† Let me know when you are available.†
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Concord area, also, looking for some folks to ride with. Many times I ride during the week as I am mostly retired. Ridden most of the area trails over the last 20 + years, but some health issues and age crept up. Many of my riding buddies have either given it up or moved out of area.

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Great! Let's ride.† Saturday is probably the first ridable day.† Let me know when you are available.†

This Saturday hopefully the conditions will be good. Mornings on week end are better as afternoons during the week. What about the trail in Matthews?
  
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Concord area, also, looking for some folks to ride with. Many times I ride during the week as I am mostly retired. Ridden most of the area trails over the last 20 + years, but some health issues and age crept up. Many of my riding buddies have either given it up or moved out of area.

Jeff F.

Let me know where you like to go or if you want to come to the South East side
  
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Concord area, also, looking for some folks to ride with. Many times I ride during the week as I am mostly retired. Ridden most of the area trails over the last 20 + years, but some health issues and age crept up. Many of my riding buddies have either given it up or moved out of area.

Jeff F.

Could meet at Sherman Branch, which looks like it's halfway between Concord and Indian Trail.  (on the TT map at least)  For me, it's been fear of getting hurt and this gut that has been creeping up.
  
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This Saturday hopefully the conditions will be good. Mornings on week end are better as afternoons during the week. What about the trail in Matthews?

 
I'm newly retired, so anytime is good for me.  Love the mornings, but afternoons will be fine too since it looks like it is finally cooling down a bit.
  
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Could meet at Sherman Branch, which looks like it's halfway between Concord and Indian Trail.† (on the TT map at least)† For me, it's been fear of getting hurt and this gut that has been creeping up.†


Getting hurt?
  
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Getting hurt?

Got hurt a number of years ago when I was going too fast and took a tumble.† Plus, now I'm 60, things break easier and heal more slowly, so I don't want to do that again.† Mostly though, I enjoy my ride more when I go at slower pace, taking time to enjoy the experience.
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Big Chuck wrote on 10/11/18 at 4:01pm:
If you guys ride Sat. AM I would like to join you.


Absolutely, let's go.†
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Absolutely, let's go.†


Which one? My suggestions as usual are Ballantyne District Park. Nice easy, new addition a little bit more technical but overall nice. 
Matthews Purser Hulsey, old portion nice and with a lot of ups and downs. New addition nice and for now has two directions. (what I like of this trail is that there is hardly anyone)

Open to other suggestions of course what time?
  
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Which one? My suggestions as usual are Ballantyne District Park. Nice easy, new addition a little bit more technical but overall nice. 
Matthews Purser Hulsey, old portion nice and with a lot of ups and downs. New addition nice and for now has two directions. (what I like of this trail is that there is hardly anyone)

Open to other suggestions of course what time?


Anne Springs has been my favorite so far, but I'm up for giving Ballantyne DP a go.† How does 9AM on Saturday sound?

I don't know anything about Ballantyne.† Big Chuck, are you interested in riding there?
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Anne Springs has been my favorite so far, but I'm up for giving Ballantyne DP a go.† How does 9AM on Saturday sound?

I don't know anything about Ballantyne.† Big Chuck, are you interested in riding there?


I normally park near the soccer fields and the pavilion. It it not too far from the start/end point . I have a black jeep and 9 is fine.
  
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If you guys wouldnít mind Iíd be happy to show you the trails at BDP. I live apx 2 blocks from there so Iíll just ride over. I have a black Trek Fuel EX and will meet you over by the soccer fields as described before. One caveat, this will be my first ride after collar bone surgery so no guarantees on pace. With the new loop we have about 3.5 to 4 miles of nice bluish green trails. Some very good flow sections that I think you guys will appreciate.
  
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If you guys wouldnít mind Iíd be happy to show you the trails at BDP. I live apx 2 blocks from there so Iíll just ride over. I have a black Trek Fuel EX and will meet you over by the soccer fields as described before. One caveat, this will be my first ride after collar bone surgery so no guarantees on pace. With the new loop we have about 3.5 to 4 miles of nice bluish green trails. Some very good flow sections that I think you guys will appreciate.



Great, glad to have you.  Collar bones get broken in bike crashes often, is that what happened?
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Could meet at Sherman Branch, which looks like it's halfway between Concord and Indian Trail.† (on the TT map at least)† For me, it's been fear of getting hurt and this gut that has been creeping up.†


Know SB well. Maybe next week in the AM. Have Grandkid duty this weekend and probably next/
  
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See you tomorrow morning at 9 am at BDP, I have a black jeep and black Cannondale
  
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See you tomorrow morning at 9 am at BDP, I have a black jeep and black Cannondale

Ok, I'm in a Chevy Equinox (compact SUV) that is dark grey, almost black.† I'll be riding a black and green Intense Sniper.† †I'll wear my black and blue Panthers hat.† See you at 9.† 

Anyone else want to join?
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Know SB well. Maybe next week in the AM. Have Grandkid duty this weekend and probably next/

Oh yeah, I know grand kid duty, and I love it.  I moved out here from California partly to do just that.  I'm newly retired and looking to ride anytime, so let me know when you can go.  Warning: I'm an OK rider with lots of experience, but I've gotten kind of slow over the years.
  
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I'm an OK rider with lots of experience, but I've gotten kind of slow over the years.†


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fyi the trail has a massive tree down on the techincal side before the switch backs. 

also another tree down near the entrance across from the street of the shed entrance. 

Just walked the dog there tonight trails look fairly dried out considering.   

Did not check the flowy section
  
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fyi the trail has a massive tree down on the techincal side before the switch backs. 

also another tree down near the entrance across from the street of the shed entrance. 

Just walked the dog there tonight trails look fairly dried out considering.† 

Did not check the flowy section


Yikes!  I don't mind carrying my bike over a fallen tree, but I wonder if the park will even be open tomorrow.  Let's check back here tomorrow at about 8am.
  
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fyi the trail has a massive tree down on the techincal side before the switch backs. 

also another tree down near the entrance across from the street of the shed entrance. 

Just walked the dog there tonight trails look fairly dried out considering.† 

Did not check the flowy section

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Totally on point as to the collar bone. Was planning on hitting Beech Mt the first weekend in Sept and broke the collar bone on a training ride the day before. Damn road bikes!  One month since putting in 7 screws as of this Thursday. Time to celebrate and do some riding. 

Havenít been on the trails lately but the neighborhood has dried out very well. My backyard has hero dirt tonight and is less than a mile away. Iíll check the web site tomorrow am at 8 and letís see whatís posted. 

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I'm in see you at 9. The TC would like to know what is down where so he can get it cleaned up and open. Scouting for Louis.
  
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OK, at 9:00, I'm meeting DG, and anyone else who is joining, by the soccer fields and the pavilion.† No idea where those actually are, never been there, hope I can find them.† I'm in a dark grey, almost black, Chevy Equinox small SUV.† I'll be wearing a black and blue Panthers hat.† My bike is a black Intense Sniper.†
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FYI the road has several turns going in, just keep going and you will come to a right hand turn when you get to the back of the Y. You will see a large pavilion and parking lot over there. Go ahead and take it and you should see us.
  
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FYI the road has several turns going in, just keep going and you will come to a right hand turn when you get to the back of the Y. You will see a large pavilion and parking lot over there. Go ahead and take it and you should see us.

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Guys was a pleasure riding with all of you, also great tech advices.
  
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Guys was a pleasure riding with all of you, also great tech advices.

Agree, it was a great time.  Let's ride again soon.
  
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Iím in as well. That was a lot of fun. Thanks for letting me tag along. 
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Iím in as well. That was a lot of fun. Thanks for letting me tag along. 
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Absolutely.  Any repercussions on the healed up collar bone?
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I might and I stress might go this afternoon that purser husley in Matthews this afternoon. I will post time and address by noon if I finalize it.
  
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I will be. At purser husley park at 4:30 pm circa 13201 Phillips Rd, Matthews, NC 28105 pm me if you come so I leave you with my cell phone
  
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I will be. At purser husley park at 4:30 pm circa 13201 Phillips Rd, Matthews, NC 28105 pm me if you come so I leave you with my cell phone

I can't go this afternoon due to family obligations,
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OK, sorry.† Being retired, I don't think about those things anymore.† I can ride weekday evenings too.
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So far so good on the collar bone. At this point just sticking to green level stuff so I can get some cardio and muscle back. So long as I keep it rubber side down I think Iíll be ok. Traveling this week for work; but may try some blue level trails this weekend.
  
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So far so good on the collar bone. At this point just sticking to green level stuff so I can get some cardio and muscle back. So long as I keep it rubber side down I think Iíll be ok. Traveling this week for work; but may try some blue level trails this weekend.


Hope to get back my bike by the weekend. Yesterday a piece of wood got in my rear wheel and broke the derailer. You might have heard me shouting.
  
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So far so good on the collar bone. At this point just sticking to green level stuff so I can get some cardio and muscle back. So long as I keep it rubber side down I think Iíll be ok. Traveling this week for work; but may try some blue level trails this weekend.

Glad to hear the collar bone is good.  I'll be traveling as well, until November 6.  Let's ride again after that.  Rode Anne Springs today and planning to ride Beatty Black and Blue tomorrow early.
  
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Hope to get back my bike by the weekend. Yesterday a piece of wood got in my rear wheel and broke the derailer. You might have heard me shouting.


Sorry about the derailleur issues.† I hope it's not too costly.† 

I'm out of town from this Saturday until Nov 6, I'd love to ride with you guys again after that.
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anyone for Sherman Branch maybe 10:30 Tuesday AM (tomorrow)?

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Hey Jeff,

I'll meet you at Sherman at 10:30.  I'll be in a dark grey, almost black, Chevy Equinox SUV.  I'll be riding a black and green Intense Sniper.  -Mike
  
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Hey Jeff,

I'll meet you at Sherman at 10:30.† I'll be in a dark grey, almost black, Chevy Equinox SUV.† I'll be riding a black and green Intense Sniper.† -Mike


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Going to WWC about 5 today.† Probably do about 1.5 hours to avoid the dark if anyone wants to join.

Got my bike in the shop but next time I might join
  
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If my wife does not find me chores who is up to ride?
  
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Anyone riding WWC today? heading there soon, should be there around 10:30-11:00, going to ride East Main and maybe Academy also hear theirs a new trail open? 
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ride Tuesday maybe 11 AM?

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Would love to ride safe but time is an issue since I live in Indian trail. Maybe this Saturday morning?
  
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Would love to ride safe but time is an issue since I live in Indian trail. Maybe this Saturday morning?


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Saturday is good for me.  Usually ride the road on Saturday morning, but I can do the woods.
  
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I'm out of town until Nov 6, but I'm down for any MTB rides after that.
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Reply #91 - 10/26/18 at 12:51pm
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Saturday is good for me.† Usually ride the road on Saturday morning, but I can do the woods.

I have waited to see the weather it looks like no ride for tomorrow. But if you do not mind I will take your availability for next time.

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Looks like the road for sure on Saturday.  Probably won't be in the woods again until Tuesday.  Night rides are good too!
  
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Reply #93 - 10/28/18 at 2:00pm
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LKN is open, heading there this afternoon, gonna ride Hardtail on Wildlife, Fallstown and Fox anyone going?
  
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WWC shows open.  I'll be there about 5pm on Monday.
  
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I'll be riding WWC today.  Start time is open right now, probably not before noon, but definitely by 2.
  
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I'll be riding WWC today.† Start time is open right now, probably not before noon, but definitely by 2.

Too far for me to come over for lunch time! I wish I could
  
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Going to Purser Hulsey or Colonel Beatty between 4:30 to 5 pm. who wants to join?
  
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I'm back from California and looking to ride almost anytime.  Anybody up for having a slow poke join you at WWC, Sherman, Beatty, Anne Springs or Ö?
  
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If you guys are riding between Wednesday and Sunday Iíd like to tag along. Iíll keep an eye open here for locations and times.
  
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NC Kingsting wrote on 11/19/18 at 2:59pm:
If you guys are riding between Wednesday and Sunday Iíd like to tag along. Iíll keep an eye open here for locations and times.

For sure! where to?
  
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How about Beatty tomorrow sometime?† I'm in for riding this weekend DG, if that's all you have time for.† Being retired, my schedule is open.
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How about Beatty tomorrow sometime?† I'm in for riding this weekend DG, if that's all you have time for.† Being retired, my schedule is open.†

Maybe I can do after 4:00 pm tomorrow
  
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Sure, let me know.  Kingsting, you are welcome too.   Anyone else?
  
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Reply #104 - 11/20/18 at 1:44am
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Would love to be there but Iím afraid work has other plans. You guys nterested for a ride Wednesday?† How about Springs or Renni if itís open?
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Reply #105 - 11/20/18 at 4:20am
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Yeah, been to Anne Springs twice since I moved out here and it's one of my favs.† Never been to Renaissance.  I'm open to Wednesday.† Stay in touch.†
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Sure, let me know.† Kingsting, you are welcome too.† †Anyone else?

Not able to make it today sorry!
  
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Reply #107 - 11/21/18 at 1:35am
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Thinking Ann Springs at 11 if they are open and Beatty if not. Anybody up for a ride?
  
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I'll meet you there at 11.  We have to call Anne Springs to find out if they are open, right?
  
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Correct. First one with an answer post up here?
  
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Anne Springs is open.
  
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Beat me to it early riser. See you there at 11 and hope some of the other guys can make it as well.
  
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OK, meet in the first parking lot past the guard shack off of 104 Adventure Rd?† Warning: I guess I'm pretty slow.† Didn't think I was until I started riding with locals around here and found they often have to wait for me.† 

I'll be in a dark grey, almost black, Chevy Equinox SUV and it will have a black and green Intense Sniper on the back.† 

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Any chance we can push it back to 1:00?† I have the gas company coming out and they are being vague on times. Most likely not a problem but just in case .....† if it doesnít work just let me know and Iíll figure out a way to make 11:00 work. 

No worries on pace. We will take it easy and enjoy the ride.† I drive a grey C300 and have a black Fuel Ex. We met a while back at Ballantyne so I should be able to find you no problem. 
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Great Jeff, I think I didn't remember your screen name.† Sure, 1:00 is fine.† Plenty of time to ride starting at 1, but I will have to shove off fairly quickly afterward.†
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Thanks for understanding. See ya there at 1:00.
  
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Anybody want to ride somewhere on Friday?† 

Anne Springs was fun today.† Weather was fantastic, perfect riding temperature. Trails were mostly dry, with only a few short muddy spots.† Thanks Jeff.†
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Reply #119 - 11/22/18 at 1:43am
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I'm sure I'll be riding WWC on Friday.  Gonna be cool all day, little warmer after noon.  Hope to ride WWC Thursday too, later around 3.
  
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WWC might be good.
  
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Great ride yesterday at Ann Springs. Iím amazed at how the new trails have seasoned and have a much more natural feel to them. Had a great time and will try to get over to USNWC tomorrow with you guys. In the meantime have a very happy Thanksgiving everybody.
  
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Reply #122 - 11/22/18 at 3:41pm
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I can ride WWC anytime tomorrow, Friday, between 10am and 2pm.
  
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WWC at noon works.  Looking to do about 1.5 hours.  Weather forecast shows 42 degrees at noon.  White Chevy pickup, parked near the cell tower.
  
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OK, 12 noon, only been to WWC once before and I didn't notice a cell tower.† Is it pretty obvious?

I'll be in a dark grey Chevy Equinox SUV with a black and green Intense Sniper on the back.† Warning: I'm working on getting back into shape to ride, but right now, I'm kind of slow.† 

Kingsting, you coming?† 
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Tower is actually part of the buss line tower, has a brown fence around it, about half way up the hill on the left side of the parking lot.  Only tower that has a fence around it.
  
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OK, Ill look for that.  I sent you a PM with my cell number just in case.
  
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Looks like a road ride Sunday Cry
  
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Where is good to road ride?† Here in Indian Trail, the roads are barely wide enough for cars.† I don't have the courage to road ride around here, although some bikers do I notice.† I have been doing laps around the access roads at Col Beatty.†
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Can't really speak about the Indian Trail area.  I have several routes around my house that I ride regularly.  If you're not comfortable though, you won't enjoy it.  There is a business park in Huntersville that is very safe with bike lanes, well lit and wide roads.  Kinda far from Indian Trail though.  Most anytime you get out in the country, its better(safer, lower traffic) but you still need to be aware of traffic.  I have a very small mirror on the left side of my bar and use it a lot.  There are some good routes from WWC over towards Mount Holly that have low traffic.  Laps will work, sometimes get boring but they are effective at building stamina.
  
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Trek of South Charlotte does a Sunday am ride thatís supposed to be pretty good. Check with Ang at the shop for details.
  
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Laps will work, sometimes get boring but they are effective at building stamina.


Yes, and while the entire set of access roads at Beatty only add up to 3.5 miles, there are a couple of modest hills.† 3 or so laps and I'm toast.† Not the greatest of fun, but better than sitting at home eating Pop Tarts!
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I'm going to ride Beatty black and blue tomorrow, Friday, about 10 am if anyone want's to ride.  Get one in before the rain, I hope.
  
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I'm going to ride Beatty black and blue tomorrow, Friday, about 10 am if anyone want's to ride.† Get one in before the rain, I hope.

Going to Beatty r purser husley this Sunday with another guy from. Indian trail, wanna join?
  
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Going to Beatty r purser husley this Sunday with another guy from. Indian trail, wanna join?


EDIT:  Looks like rain.

Sure love to, I can't go until 1 though.† Let me know if that will work.

Had Beatty all to myself today and it never rained.†
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EDIT:† Looks like rain.

Sure love to, I can't go until 1 though.† Let me know if that will work.

Had Beatty all to myself today and it never rained.†

I think it is off due to rain  Angry
  
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I think it is off due to rain† Angry


Yeah, bummer.† I'm going to do a few laps on the access roads at Beatty about 1:00 just for a workout.
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Yeah, bummer.† I'm going to do a few laps on the access roads at Beatty about 1:00 just for a workout.

When I will be back from Italy want to go to the was? Also are there any other slow old riders that want to race with me the half enchilada at the wwc on January 12
  
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When I will be back from Italy want to go to the was? Also are there any other slow old riders that want to race with me the half enchilada at the wwc on January 12


Sounds good.† Don't think I'm up to racing though.†
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Sounds good.† Don't think I'm up to racing though.†

Why not we just run as a ride who cares about placements 
  
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Why not we just run as a ride who cares about placements 


Hmm, maybe then.   
  
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Hmm, maybe then.† 

Excellent we might be three slow riders
  
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Is this the "Whole Enchilada"" race, 40 - 50 miles?  (gulp)
  
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Is this the "Whole Enchilada"" race, 40 - 50 miles?† (gulp)

No we will do the half are you crazy the whole???
  
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No we will do the half are you crazy the whole???

Not crazy, but I thought you were. Smiley
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You guys need my trainer.  Smiley

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You guys need my trainer.† Smiley

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LOL that is why


You prefer Yoga?
Just follow along. When you can do this, you're ready.

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I'll have to say.. Some things are worth riding 40-50 miles for. Maybe more.
In my opinion, a high end coffee mug aint one of them.† Smiley
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You prefer Yoga?

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I'll have to say.. Some things are worth riding 40-50 miles for. Maybe more.
In my opinion, a high end coffee mug aint one of them.† Smiley


Yeah, I like having t-shirts of those kind of things.  A coffee mug?  Meh, no thanks.
  
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You prefer Yoga?
Just follow along. When you can do this, you're ready.

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I'll have to say.. Some things are worth riding 40-50 miles for. Maybe more.
In my opinion, a high end coffee mug aint one of them.† Smiley


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Cool.

I think I can handle that.
I'll check it out.

Full splits? Haha ha. Nope.
I just watch the other stuff for inspiration.
Some of these girls are bad to the bone.  Smiley
  
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Cool.

I think I can handle that.
I'll check it out.

Full splits? Haha ha. Nope.
I just watch the other stuff for inspiration.
Some of these girls are bad to the bone.† Smiley

It seems that they only do this.... Cheesy

  
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It seems that they only do this.... Cheesy



Nope.† Undecided
Explain that schitt.

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Nope.† Undecided
Explain that schitt.

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One in a million and i bet he does not do any endurance sport lol
  
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Now that's just creepy.

here is cold like &^&^ and no time yet to ride.... still going to do the half enchillada 
  
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We've had wet trails so no MTB for close to 2 weeks, so you're not missing much here.†
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One in a million and i bet he does not do any endurance sport lol


I'd say that kind of flexibility is an endurance sport.

It's sort of like watching Alex Honnold rock climb.

Makes you just want to take your toys and go home. 

His mother says when he was a young child, his natural flexibility would startle strangers on the bus and when he was being fitted for shoes. That's just something you're born with I guess.
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here is cold like &^&^ and no time yet to ride.... still going to do the half enchillada 



Hey DG, the course map is now out on the Event Page.
  
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I've been trying to get into better shape for it, DG, but it's been difficult with all the rain we've had.†
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I've been trying to get into better shape for it, DG, but it's been difficult with all the rain we've had.†


Me too, here it is snowy and cold. But I will try it anyway. I will go slower than usual for sure
  
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So I went for some tests because I was getting out of breath a lot , in instances where I usually did not get out of breath. I got diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. And the recommendation my doctor gave me ,was to keep riding, but when I got out of breath. To stop and catch my breath, instead of trying to push through it. So I've been doing that all summer. I've sort of reached a pinnacle where  all I can do, is just try to lose some weight and enjoy being outside on my bike. But now, nobody wants to ride with mw, because I have to stop a lot Sad
  
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So I went for some tests because I was getting out of breath a lot , in instances where I usually did not get out of breath. I got diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. And the recommendation my doctor gave me ,was to keep riding, but when I got out of breath. To stop and catch my breath, instead of trying to push through it. So I've been doing that all summer. I've sort of reached a pinnacle where† all I can do, is just try to lose some weight and enjoy being outside on my bike. But now, nobody wants to ride with mw, because I have to stop a lot Sad


Douglas, do you only ride MTB?  Just wondering if you have the same thing when riding on the road.  I know I don't get out of breath nearly as bad on the road.
  
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So I went for some tests because I was getting out of breath a lot , in instances where I usually did not get out of breath. I got diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. And the recommendation my doctor gave me ,was to keep riding, but when I got out of breath. To stop and catch my breath, instead of trying to push through it. So I've been doing that all summer. I've sort of reached a pinnacle where† all I can do, is just try to lose some weight and enjoy being outside on my bike. But now, nobody wants to ride with mw, because I have to stop a lot Sad


I don't mind.† I like to stop, catch my breath, and take in the beauty of NC trails.†
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Douglas, do you only ride MTB?† Just wondering if you have the same thing when riding on the road.† I know I don't get out of breath nearly as bad on the road.


Same here.  I'm a lifelong asthmatic, and the steady pace of road riding suits me well.  I still love mountain biking but the harder efforts, such as an intense/steep climb, really take the wind out of me and I have to often stop or just pedal realllly slowly once I get to the top to get my breathing back to normal.

Over the last few years my road riding has increased significantly while my mountain biking saddle time has dropped, but I've found the consistent road riding has actually made mountain biking easier on my lungs.
  
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It is more of a hard effort kind of thing. When I try to ride with a group, a social pace always turns out to be a little more. So when I rode bike, if I take a nice slow pace I'm ok. But hit a hill, I'm sorta done for. I used to love to climb, especially when road cycling. Now it seems to be getting worse. I like mountain biking because of the lack of automotive traffic. I was on the Itusi today. When I hit a climb and got winded,I jumped off the bike and walked. Seemed to help in covering more ground. This thing has really snuck up on me. Just last spring, I could do the whole Wildlife section with little discomfort. Now, I get so winded and get coughing fits. That I look for shortcuts to quit early😥
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I never realized how being overwight affects being on the bike. So how do I lose weight biking, when I get so winded. Is it alright to go out and do a low amount of miles until some weight loss starts happening?
  
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Gotta limit the caloric intake to take weight off or increase activity to burn it off.  I do both, but this time of year, its really tough.  Too much rich food and lots of rain make it hard to get on the bike enough.  I hate trainers, rollers, but they do work.  Just can't stay on them long enough.
  
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I never realized how being overwight affects being on the bike. So how do I lose weight biking, when I get so winded. Is it alright to go out and do a low amount of miles until some weight loss starts happening?



DOUGLAS:  You may want to consider an eBike.  I test rode one today at Performance and was impressed.
  
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DOUGLAS:† You may want to consider an eBike.† I test rode one today at Performance and was impressed.


I actually have an e-bike that I used as a second car to commute to work in California.†† Never tried one on the trails, but I'm sure it would be a great help if you are having health issues.  They're not cheap though.
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Hard to lose weight over the holidays.
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Can't afford a E-Bike at the moment. But there on my radar. May have to wait 2-5 years Huh

Can't afford or scared of hate messages from e-bikes haters?
  
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Can't afford or scared of hate messages from e-bikes haters?

When I used an e-bike to commute to work in California, the lycra clad, bike racer dudes used to yell at me.† But who cares?
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When I used an e-bike to commute to work in California, the lycra clad, bike racer dudes used to yell at me.† But who cares?

Then they use hidden ones in their bikes... I personally dislike haters/trolls/followers etc. They are against just because it is cool. In Italy every race has an ebike group. Of course you get pissed when you struggle and they pass you at full speed but at the end they race their own peers.
  
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When I used an e-bike to commute to work in California, the lycra clad, bike racer dudes used to yell at me.† But who cares?

If sunday we have open trails do you want to go riding? i need to get a little bit ready.
  
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If sunday we have open trails do you want to go riding? i need to get a little bit ready.


Sure!† I can ride in the afternoon on Sunday.  If it's too wet, I plan to do laps on the access roads at Beatty.
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Sure!† I can ride in the afternoon on Sunday.† If it's too wet, I plan to do laps on the access roads at Beatty.†

Looks like access roads is the only solution. I will on my mobile so we can decide what time to meet.
  
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Re: Riding group for older or slower riders?
Reply #179 - 01/27/19 at 6:22pm
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Greg E wrote on 01/27/19 at 2:08pm:
Iím on the slower side† Grin (about 7 mph avg) and usually end up riding alone, mostly for that reason. Always down to meet new riding buddies tho


That sounds just like me.  I enjoy the ride more when I take my time anyway.
  
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Re: Riding group for older or slower riders?
Reply #180 - 02/07/19 at 9:10pm
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Greg E wrote on 01/27/19 at 2:08pm:
Iím on the slower side† Grin (about 7 mph avg) and usually end up riding alone, mostly for that reason. Always down to meet new riding buddies tho

Where do you normally ride? which area do you live?
  
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