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    New to mountain biking and the site.

    Just wanted to chime in and say hi! My fiance and I have decided to pick up mountain biking. We love the outdoors and this seems like a fun way to stay in shape.

    We were just given two bikes (an outpost gt and a schwin highplains). Not great bikes I'm sure but at least they'll be able to let us know if we like the sport or not. The GT doesn't shift properly and I'll need to get it worked on, that's about all that's wrong with them.

    I think we're going to try the trails in Franklin or Lock 4 first.

    Nice to meet you all

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    Hi!
    I'm kind of new into the sport again after a long layoff and I would suggest Chickasaw Trace for starting out. Higher Ground is kind of hilly and Lock 4 is more technical, or so I've heard. CT is excellent, I didn't go this weekend due to the race but I'll be back next weekend.

    Just MHO....Have fun!

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    NBNewb, welcome to the board and the sport! The sport is a great way to stay in shape and the board is an awesome vehicle to meet up with other riders and get riding related info. It's great that your fiance is starting out with you.

    I think L4 would be a lot better starting point than CT. L4 has some technical areas but most can be cut out or ridden around. Hope to see you on the trails!
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    I recommend Lock 4 or Long Hunter to start out on. CT has some fairly tough climbs and steeper roller coaster type things that may be a bit scary and possibly dangerous for someone just starting out.
    Having said that, Chickasaw is rated very high on my list of trails. Once you get a few rides in you should definitely check it out!!

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    Thanks for the responses! I talked to MOAB? The bike shop in the boro and they said they can fix up the bike (including shifters for me). I'm dropping it off Tues and picking it up Thurs. Probably going riding Friday. Not sure where yet. Looking forward to it though!

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    Definitely if you are new I would say Long Hunter to start out on and since you are in M'boro it is close. Hamilton Creek is the next closest that I know of, but I would not start out there if you want encouragement. I did but it was closest and I didn't know any better. You and your fiance have fun and enjoy. MOAB is a good shop BTW.
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    Yeah, I didn't realize long hunter was that close. We're going to hit that up Friday. We went riding around the apartments today, getting used to the bikes. It was fun. We're excited!

    I talked to MOAB. I'm getting a new seat, pedals, new shifters, and maintenance done on the bike Thursday before we go out. Her bike was serviced recently.

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