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Old 03-13-2020, 09:35 AM
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I have looked thru all the clubs and did not see any mountain biking. My wife and I are moving to the villages this summer and was wondering if any mountain bikers want to get together and ride
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Just wondering...in a place like Florida, what’s a typical mountain bike ride look like?
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:36 AM
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To the OP...... and I want to say " I've seen Villagers make a mountain out of a molehill "
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:09 AM
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OP, try one of the regular biking groups, very few to no mountains in FL, some hills, welcome to TV!
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:18 AM
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Even Space Mountain is closed right now
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:19 AM
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Biking groups don't make good roll models. They tend to ignore rules of the road making the cycling sport unsafe
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Biking groups don't make good roll models. They tend to ignore rules of the road making the cycling sport unsafe
I think they make great roll models..... I have yet to see a group stop at a stop sign in over 15 years here. However they do not make good role models.
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Actually Florida has some of the best mountain bike trails in the world. In Ocala Santo's is in the top 10. Mountain biking is trail riding. I have no desire to ride on the roads

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Just wondering...in a place like Florida, what’s a typical mountain bike ride look like?
With me it looks like an old man riding thru the woods with a big smile on his face
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This thread makes me sad, I used to be an avid mountain biker. Done some crazy things on my old Mongoose Mountain Bike, but the knees say no more. Ride on while you can, and enjoy and try not to tumble over the handlebars : ) Ride on my friend.
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This thread makes me sad, I used to be an avid mountain biker. Done some crazy things on my old Mongoose Mountain Bike, but the knees say no more. Ride on while you can, and enjoy and try not to tumble over the handlebars : ) Ride on my friend.
Try a power assist. I was about to the point of no more riding and got one and it is the fountain of youth to me. Hard to explain what it is like but I am riding like I did 30 years ago just a little slower and not taking stumped chances.
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There are just regular bike groups that meet every morning you can try them. TV ecosystem encourages sitting and riding a golf cart, as opposed to walking or riding a bike. One of the main reasons that the vast majority of TV residents are overweight
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maybe because we don't have any mountains!!!
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maybe because we don't have any mountains!!!
Lots of mountains in the Villages they start as mole hills first
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:01 AM
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to my knowledge, only fl mt is the w/m landfill 15min s of delray bch,,, & i hate taking stumped chances too :-)
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