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Offline Yggum

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Awesome first ride at Balm Boyette
« on: October 30, 2013, 06:15:53 PM »
I took a 1/2 day off from work and made it over to Balm Boyette today. I used to ride in my teens and early twenties in Upstate New York (Finger Lakes Region). It's been over a decade since I've even owned a mountain bike. I was a little apprehensive to get back into it, but I had a fantastic time.

I saw: two deer, several gopher tortoises, turkey vulture gnawing on a dead armadillo

The trails are fantastic and a ton of fun. I only did green and blue, but I am looking forward to getting back into shape and trying out the harder trails.

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Re: Awesome first ride at Balm Boyette
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 06:17:56 PM »
Also, I used to ride a Bridgestone MB-6, but now I have a 29'er. I have to say I struggled with the wheel size in some of the narrow passages that required turns. I still have muscle memory of my old bike. I hope that goes away soon!

Offline kj

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Re: Awesome first ride at Balm Boyette
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 06:39:00 PM »
sweet! welcome back to riding and you're right, Boyette is fantastic!

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Re: Awesome first ride at Balm Boyette
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 08:31:20 AM »
I know someone that lives in Ithaca, NY.  It's beautiful up there. 
Welcome. 
Make the trip to Alafia also, just down the road from Boyette. 

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Re: Awesome first ride at Balm Boyette
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 03:45:03 PM »
Wait until you venture deep and explore Ridgeline!

 

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