Aug 28, 2017

Loving it!

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so i got a street trials bike a few weeks ago and started riding. i am absolutely in love with it! gives me the same excitement i got when i started riding mountain bikes. anyway, just wanted to share some of my progress here. still have a long way to go but i'm getting some if the basics!

Sep 5, 2017

A few weeks of riding a trials bike... wow.. You are progressing well. Good stuff.. (Funny how when I see folks riding without shinguards I cringe.. LOL. I almost feel the pedal slamming into my shin...) Not saying you should have them; totally "your call" - just the 'memory' I have from the pain of not wearing them comes back to me.. ;-)

Sep 5, 2017

Hey thanks! Yeah I'm loving the journey! I've been a long time mountain biker so it's not like I'm starting from scratch, but just picking up the basics of trials is a blast! I've thought about shin guards before (and have plenty of scars on my shins!), but for some reason I just never think of them. Maybe after a few more good wacks I'll change my tune! Thanks for watching!

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