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    Hello From Taft/Fayettville, TN

    Hello all, I didn't know about this forum until this week, but I promptly joined after I found it. I met some of you guys at the DSG Pre-Ride on Saturday May 8th. I took up mountain biking last year after a 14 year break from riding bicycles. Now I wish I had never stopped riding. My current rig is a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. Currently, my riding abilities are in that gray area between recreational riders and the more hardcore riders. This is mostly due to my inability to climb and lack of overall riding fitness, though I am working hard to change that. This means that I am too fast for my recreational friends, but too slow for the hardcore guys.

    My main stomping grounds is Monte Sano State Park. I live right next to the AL/TN border(like 400 feet away) so Huntsville, AL is closer than most of the other places. As such, I know MSSP very well. If anyone is planning a trip to ride there, drop me a line. I would be happy to show you around. I will be at DSG this weekend "competing" in the Ameatur Solo class.

    Thats me in a nutshell. See you on the trail.
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    Welcome. to the board!

    If you are interested in a trail that will help get your fitness up without being too techmnically challenging, you should check out AEDC in Tullahoma. 14 miles of flowing trail with a few short steep climbs to really push up the heart rate!
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    Welcome to the board. Glad to have you!
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    Welcome to the board BigRed! Hope to c u this weekend! It's gonna be a hoot!

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    Bigred,

    I live in Fayetteville and would love a tour of MSSP sometime. I work in Huntsville so maybe we could meet up there one afternoon.

    Kevin Freeman, another local, has built some trails at a city park in town. They are very beginner friendly and something close by.

    email me sometime and we will try to get together to ride. sbswindall at gmail dot com


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    Welcome to the board BigRed! I think we may have met you out there yesterday for the pre-ride. I was with Lance, Amy, John, and I'm Reed. Nice to meet you! We'll see you down at DSG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedly View Post
    Welcome to the board BigRed! I think we may have met you out there yesterday for the pre-ride. I was with Lance, Amy, John, and I'm Reed. Nice to meet you! We'll see you down at DSG!

    Yes, we did meet on Saturday. See you at DSG.

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    I'm the Amy you met. See you at DSG!!!
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    I love monte sano. Been to the last 4 fat tire fests down there. Fun place to ride. I'll be at dsg also. You can find me at the bar.
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    You should come and participate in our book delivery in Fayetteville on Friday, May 14th at 12:00 noon at the site of DSG!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motobacon View Post
    You should come and participate in our book delivery in Fayetteville on Friday, May 14th at 12:00 noon at the site of DSG!!
    I'm pondering it, but eventhough I am off that day I have TONS of work to do. We'll see how it goes.
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