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Southwestway Park / Re: SWW Trail conditions
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:22:39 AM »
Trail is kind of fleshy and a little bloody tonight.  It took me 2.5 weeks and 6 rides to have my first real mountain bike wreck.  The slow motion over the handlebars experience on my first ride does not count since I was laughing before my butt hit the dirt.  Face planted just a little bit and took quite a bit of skin off my upper arm tonight.  I caught a 2" diameter tree between my thumb and forefinger.  It is nice to see that the thumb is only a little swollen a few hours later.  I am guessing it will be tough to grip anything very well for the next week.  I kinda sorta feel like I belong a little more now.
But is the bike okay? :D

The back wheel is out of whack and rubbing.  I will get it into the shop in the next day or two to have it checked out.  No huge rush since the thumb will have me sidelined for at least a few days.  Tried to crush a coke can this morning and did not have enough grip to do more than put a small dent in it.  I don't know bikes very well yet, but am guessing that any repairs will be pretty routine.

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Southwestway Park / Re: SWW Trail conditions
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:22:44 AM »
Trail is kind of fleshy and a little bloody tonight.  It took me 2.5 weeks and 6 rides to have my first real mountain bike wreck.  The slow motion over the handlebars experience on my first ride does not count since I was laughing before my butt hit the dirt.  Face planted just a little bit and took quite a bit of skin off my upper arm tonight.  I caught a 2" diameter tree between my thumb and forefinger.  It is nice to see that the thumb is only a little swollen a few hours later.  I am guessing it will be tough to grip anything very well for the next week.  I kinda sorta feel like I belong a little more now.

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I just made it to Ft. Harrison for the first time on Sunday, but as a runner.  Could someone clarify for me where all of the acceptable access points to the trails are when riding my bike?  Thanks.

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Newbies Corner / Re: Pickup bed rack
« on: June 23, 2012, 12:27:45 PM »
Dan, if it is still available, I am interested if it will hold two or more bikes.

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Newbies Corner / Pickup bed rack
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:11:04 PM »
Ok, had the bikes for 5 days and can't stand laying them down in the bed of the truck to be transported.  I am very anxious to buy something to transport them in.  Any suggestions?

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Advocacy / Re: Eagle Creek Mountain Biking
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:50:55 PM »
I notice my first post on this site says "training wheels on".  Not sure how this is possible since I am not even a newbie.  I am just a wannabe at this point.  I don't even own a bike yet.  The key word there is YET.  The urge has become extremely strong and riding will be happening this summer.  I am just clueless on where to start at this point and will need to figure things out.  Thank you to the guy that was willing to give me a few minutes of his time after the meeting to answer some questions about trying to find my first bike.

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Advocacy / Re: Eagle Creek Mountain Biking
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:40:41 PM »
can someone post a meeting summary for those of us who couldn't make it?

It was pretty calm and civil.  HMBA was very well represented.  It basically consisted of 2 hours of 2 minute speaches by whoever wanted to sign up to speak on the way in.  I did not sense a negative stance toward mountain biking.  The main argument seemed to be against the location.  I thought the mountain biking community presented their position very well.  I think it will boil down to whether or not we can convince Indy Parks that no damage will be done to the wildlife/birds.  The nature of the meeting made it impossible to get a read on what Indy Parks thought of the input.

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