Name: Korey Live: La Plata, MD Usually riding: Trek 8000 Trails most likely to see me: Anything psudeo beginner friendly between La Plata and Columbia. Other people from this board I ride with regularly: No one yet Other: I'm new. Let me (and my GF who is just starting out as well) tag along and learn/have fun. Pic:
Live: Southeastern PA
Usually riding: 2000 Gary Fisher Kaitai
Trails most likely to see me: White Clay/MR or Brandywine
My Story: Began riding in 1995 stopped 2006 to build house and start family. Getting back into it now. I lived in SoCal for several years and honed my skills there with trips all over the SW including Moab, Sedona, and Mammoth Mountain. I've even ridden in places like Hawaii and Jamaica during vacations I've taken. My FS is a Giant VT1 '04 but it needs some work. Once I am back in shape I plan to move up to a 29er. Of all trails I've ridden, I love the local trail systems although I do miss long climbs rewarded with long rides back down. Long time listener to this site, but a first time caller! See you on the trails...
Live: Elkridge, MD
Usually Riding: Motebecane Fantom DS FS 29er XTR
Trails most likely to see me: Patapsco (Avalon, Glen Artney, Daniels, etc.)
My Story: Grew up in Elkridge, rode Patapsco first time in 1992 on a Sear's special. Moved to College Park while attending UMCP, and bought a Specialized Hardrock. Met some dudes while in college, and we all became addicted...Rode all over campus, and then I took them to Patapsco. One of my buddies got a rock hopper with front suspension and was the man. I quickly followed with the above mentioned GT. Then we all did the clipless thing, and then we got old and jobs. The bike got garaged for about 4 years, until work shipped me to Fishkill, NY, where I became quickly bored out of mine. The GT got busted out again, and rode a few times up there, then came back, got married, and moved into our house less than a mile from one of Patapsco entrances...Rode a couple of times each year, then another friend went out and bought a new ride. Started riding more again, and now i'm back to riding every weekend I can (and finally convinced the wife to let drop some money on a new ride..)
Live: Newburg, SOMD
Usually Riding: 03 Gary Fisher Paragon 29er/01 Giant XTC SE2
Trails: Just getting started but have been up to New Germany State Park
My Story: I'm 34 now did allot of ridding in my young days and like many just started doing other thing getting my life started. Now I am back on my Bikes and loving every minute of it.
Live: Mechanicsville, Md.
Riding: 2013 GF Trek Mamba 29er
Trails: None, really....yet...tried a few back in the woods around my town, but haven't really gotten on a real trail yet...gonna try and hit Rosaryville soon!!
Live: Frederick, MD
Riding: 2013 Trek Marlin
Trails: Baker Park with my boys, but want to get out to real trails
My Story: Rode a Hutch BMX bike when I was younger and loved the freedom of riding. Got my driver's license and the bike got sold to support the car fund. Fast forward to now... I'm 40 and my 12 year old son just for a boys Trek MT220 MTB for his Birthday. I got one as an early b-day present for myself so we can ride together. He wants to ride trails but is a little afraid. Hopefully, we can find some light trails to get his feet wet not too far from Frederick.
Welcome Lou glad to see you are getting back into it and doing it with your son is a great reason for it. There are so many nice places to ride up your way and when you and your son do ride a trail for the first time take your time and learn the trail the first fee times and try not to go right after allot of rain.
Location: Rising Sun MD
Current Ride: 95' Nishiki Backroads
Future Ride: some kind of 29er
Trails most likely to see me: Fair Hill, White Clay, below the dam (it's practically in my back yard)
Been riding on and off for many years hence the bike. Riding more regular now with friends. the Backroads has served me well but I need a new bike. Oh yeah, I love White Clay. Can't believe I never rode there until three weeks ago.
Live: hagerstown md ( grewup in MountainDale at the base of frederick watershed)
Ride: drab green 2010 cannondale moto full suspension
Drive: my company brown chevy van(bike hauler) 2005 subaru legacy gt 1999 mazda pickup(show truck)
My story: 30 yr old business owner (glass replacement and custom metal fab) I grew up riding/hunting the frederick watershed and know the mountain very well just looking for more people that ride the area.
Live: Davidsonville/Kent Island, MD
Usually Riding: Avalon area, whatever trail i felt like driving to that weekend
You'll see me riding: Full Suspension Walgoose until my Motobecane/BD fatbike arrives
Others from this board I ride with: No one currently
Name: ISO100 (Ian Pitts) Location: Odenton, MD Current Ride: 2013 Airborne Goblin 29er Drive: 1988 Merkur XR4Ti, 2013 Kia Optima Future Ride: Dunno yet, just bought this one. Usually Riding: Fairland, Rosaryville
Did some road biking way back when I was a teenager. Then found Tae Kwon Do in my early 20's graduating to bodybuilding since then. I'm now 38 years old and this past Christmas decided I needed more cardio since I like craft beer too much and was getting fatter than I'd like.
I ended up with a $300 2005 Giant Rainier off of CL that I quickly upgraded the fork and brakes on. I also converted a set of Dusters to tubeless and enjoyed the love of sub 25psi tire pressures on technical trails.
I've recently sold the Giant and now have an Airborne Goblin 29er. I've seen the light! What a difference. Now I just wish I had lighter wheels I could go tubeless on.
I've already swapped out the bars for 710mm Carbon risers, a shorter 80mm stem and a lighter seatpost, all from Control Tech.
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Name: Eric Location: Bethesda Current Ride: 2012 GT Karakoram Trails Likely to See Me: Muddy Branch Greenway Trail, Cabin John Trail My Story: Started mountain biking during the most recent December (2013) and instantly fell in love with it. I then broke the bike I was using (about 15 years old) and just bought myself a new bike and pumped to try it out!
name: jeremy location: Gaithersburg current ride: 2005 specialized big hit fsr. I use it as my all around bike not just dh/fr. where I ride: great Seneca park, Schaefer farms trails ride with: girlfriend, and a couple friends. Just out to have fun, mostly like finding big hills to bomb. story: long time mx rider, sold all my dirtbikes due to riding areas few and far between. Would like to venture to Bryce resort and water shed this summer.
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