Riding Bikes

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Long FLD, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I’ve been into bikes since grade school when I got my first BMX bike and it gave me the freedom to ride and explore all day until it got dark. The first time I got to ride my “real” mountain bike in the Black Hills I was hooked. I would work nights and weekends at the Triple H Truckstop in Murdo just to have money for gas and bike parts and to be able to go on a bunch of weekend camping trips in the summer.

    I spent a lot of my adult life in Missoula MT. Most of my free time was spent outdoors there no matter what season it was. Most of my co-workers wanted time off during the summer so I’d take a lot of mine in the winter and I’d head to the desert for a few weeks of camping and riding.

    Fast forward to now. I don’t have as much time as I’d like but I’m active as much as I can be. Part of the reason I enjoy having a newer truck is the ability to walk away from it for a few days and know it’s ready to go when I’m done with my time off. The riding isn’t as exciting as a single track trail in the mountains of western Montana, but the trade off is I no longer need to carry bear spray. Gone is full suspension trail bike with 150mm of travel on both ends, in its place is a bike made for exploring the endless gravel and dirt roads of Nebraska.

    Most of my rides now are at a slower pace and involve some snacks to make sure I can get home after a day of riding. Here are some pics from Fillmore County Nebraska, USA.

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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I’m currently in the process of getting this one set up for some desert exploration this December. I plan on heading to NV and AZ for a couple weeks or more depending on if the new truck is here or not.

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  4. Puppage

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    Great pics!
     
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  5. AModelCat

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    I love biking. I'm actually headed off to the mountains tomorrow for a week and hope to hit some new single track. Going to take the action cam along and hopefully get some good video.
     
  6. nikmirbre

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    Post it! Im sure youre views will be better than mine. I plan on going riding one day next week while my truck is in the shop.
     
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  7. '88K100

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    I was made aware of the Shimano Di2 auto shifting on bicycles. Have not used it but read great reviews.
     
  8. AModelCat

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    This was the last ride I recorded: little slow at the start but lots of downhill in the last 2-3 minutes.
     
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  9. MLC Adventures

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    Decided to replace my old mid 90's Raleigh from my adventure racing days this year. Apparently I waited till the wrong time, as none of my dealers had much in stock.

    I was planning on a Salsa Timberjack, but none were available this year.

    A dealer called with a Trek Marlin 7 in my size. Huge upgrade from my old Raleigh. I used the leftover funds for several upgrades, and some nice packs for bikepacking.
     
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  10. Wasted Thyme

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    It'd be nice to have one with you on the truck.
     
  11. Long FLD

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    Yeah you picked the wrong time. Lol. At least you could find parts to upgrade with.
     
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