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  1. #1
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    My New Mountain Bike

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    I just couldn't resist and went to the LBS today to get my bike. A 2012 Giant Revel 1 (men's frame)

    Just got back from the trails with my son...and had a wonderful time. I don't know much about mtbiking and bikes but this bike rocks!!... spent about an hour at the Washington Town Park bike trail in Avon...about 5 minutes from where I live.

    I want to thank Indysteel for her help and advice as far as bike options.
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    Last edited by Giulianna23; 07-29-2012 at 02:28 PM.

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giulianna23 View Post
    I just couldn't resist and went to the LBS today to get my bike. A 2012 Giant Revel 1 (men's frame)

    just got back from the trails with my son...and had a wonderful time. I don't know much about mtbiking and bikes but this bike rocks!!... spent about an hour at the Washington Town Park bike trail in Avon...about 5 minutes from where I live.

    I want to thank Indysteel for her help and advice as far as bike options.
    You're welcome! Glad you and your son had fun today. It's a blast for sure!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

  3. #3
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    Congrats!! New bikes are exciting. I have been in the stores looking, but nothing yet. Continue to rock out on it!

  4. #4
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    Congratulations and have fun on your new mountain bike

  5. #5
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    Just posted some pictures of the bike. For some reason they won't upload with my Android phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by indysteel View Post
    You're welcome! Glad you and your son had fun today. It's a blast for sure!
    Indy.... we had a great time!...finally I found something that we can do together and really enjoy. He crashed a few times (nothing to worry about) because he got scared on the narrow parts of the trail and zig zags but he liked it. Like I said ....I don't know much about mountain biking but I definitely know how to control speed and turns and how to use the brakes to slow down and balance. I went the first 35 minutes up front ,but then I let him lead so I could coach him the best I could. I feel soo good !...can't wait for our next ride.


    Quote Originally Posted by lovelygamer View Post
    Congrats!! New bikes are exciting. I have been in the stores looking, but nothing yet. Continue to rock out on it!
    Thanks .. This is my new toy...I was feeling like a teenager while riding ..lol.....I still have my new road bike on its way. And I really thought I was going to get that one first... but I was so excited to be able to do something with my son that the road bike can wait a couple more weeks. I need to workout with the new road bike ASAP though....for an event in September that I signed up for (50 miles category)

    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    Congratulations and have fun on your new mountain bike
    Thank you Catrin...I am looking forward to meet you in person and ride the trails together

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  6. #6
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    Another new bike? Dang! Looks awesome. Have fun!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  7. #7
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    Congratulations!! It is a fun discipline, I never thought I would be a mountain biker but it has a way of sucking you in. Have fun learning and riding with your son.
    Amanda

    2011 Specialized Epic Comp 29er | Specialized Phenom | "Marie Laveau"
    2007 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road | Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow | "Miranda"


    You don't have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great. -Lee J. Colan

  8. #8
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    Nice looking bike, congrats!
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
    2012 Jamis Dakar XC Comp SI Ldy Gel
    2013 Electra Verse

  9. #9
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    Saweet!!! Congrats!
    Check out my running blog: www.turtlepacing.blogspot.com

    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    Another new bike? Dang! Looks awesome. Have fun!
    Thank you!...I said..If I have the money I better pull the trigger now!!. Otherwise I spend the money on something else. I wasn't even thinking nor considering a MTB but because of my son ... and I am soo happy I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie_Ama View Post
    Congratulations!! It is a fun discipline, I never thought I would be a mountain biker but it has a way of sucking you in. Have fun learning and riding with your son.
    Thank you...and yeah..I got that feeling already... I need to get some gears especially for my son. What would you recomend to first get for him aside from helmet and gloves ...I am not too worry about me right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by thekarens View Post
    Nice looking bike, congrats!
    Thanks...yeah I like it Thats one nice machine.

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri Girl View Post
    Saweet!!! Congrats!
    Thanks...!

    Love Never Fails
    2012 Giant Revel 1 -MTB
    2013 Giant Defy 5 - RB(Commute/Easy Rides) "Trooper"
    2012 Diamondback Response XE MTB (my son's)

    13' FUJI SUPREME 1.3C (Selle Italia Diva/Easton EC70 SL) "My Girl"

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie_Ama View Post
    Congratulations!! It is a fun discipline, I never thought I would be a mountain biker but it has a way of sucking you in. Have fun learning and riding with your son.
    Truer words have never been said! I am finding that I'm actually looking forward to single-track rides more than road rides--this comes a HUGE surprise to me (since I fall down a LOT)!

    I love that you are riding with your DS. My son is 11 and we have fun riding together, too. Someday I will be eating his dust...probably in the next 2 years, I suspect!
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  13. #13
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    It is an addicting activity, even when you fall as often as I do

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    It is an addicting activity, even when you fall as often as I do
    That reminds me, I need to resurrect the bruise thread to post a photo from my most recent "color."
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    That reminds me, I need to resurrect the bruise thread to post a photo from my most recent "color."
    I hear you I've decided that I really need to get elbow and new shin guards though, I keep banging up my elbows and knees and my co-workers wonder when I wear long sleeves to work on a hot day I ride BMX pedals anyway and should just to save my shins. Pedals left their mark Saturday on my one little fall.

    Giulianna - glad that you are able to take advantage of a close beginners loop! You and your son might also want to check out the beginners loop at Ft Ben when you feel like going somewhere different. It is about a mile and very easy - but of course it is on the opposite side of town from you...
    Last edited by Catrin; 07-30-2012 at 08:36 AM.

 

 

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