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  • mr-marty-martin

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    30 June 2008 at 7:47 pm

    hi everyone im 14 btw

    im getting my new mountain in about a month and am waning to ride with some new people. so would anyone be willing to let me in there gang 😆

  • Gunner

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 7:53 pm

    What sort of bike are you getting, and what sort of riding will you be doing, Marty, Cross Country, Downhill, Jumps, it may just help people decide to get out and ride with you 😉 😉

    C’mon guy’s, anybody riding in the Co. Durham area who can help this young lad out…… 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 7:57 pm

    welll 😆 im riding wood sections with a mixture of road sections

    and im getting a scott sclae 80

  • Gunner

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Nice bike your getting, there’s a shop not far from me with a great selection of Scotts in, they’re quality bikes;

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/our-online-shop/mountain-bikes/scott/scott-scale-80.html

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Where abouts do you live Marty? ie Where are you looking to ride?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 8:52 pm

    hi i live in chester-le-street but wouldnt mind riding to meet lads

    btw have been doing allot of rides around beamish woods

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Pinkbikes a good place to start:

    Durham Riders

    Sunderland Riders

    etc – you can jut change the city at the top to anywhere local.

    Also, have a look on my site (in my sig) for the guys from NEFA – they build the trails in Chopwell woods and are always out and about around the region – quite often down at the chicken run in Pity me (don’t know if you know it?). There’s also some lads who ride penshaw monument quite abit. (I’m guessing that coming from a BMX background you are not going to be keeing the wheels on the ground all the time so am pointing you in that direction 😀 but if it’s more xc you’re after just say)

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:06 pm

    gdgd thabks for that what type of riding they do. any one doing any long distance

    yeah tbh its more the xc. tbh i ride and hav rode allot of differant bikes.

    ive had mi onza trails bike for half a year but havnt realy got the time to keep the practise up

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Can’t say for the Pinkbike guys. NEFA do a bit of everything but lean more towards jumps / freeride.

    If xc is your thing though I’d suggest sounding out the beamish oddsox, assuming they don’t have an issue with your age they would be perfect as the meet locally and go all over the place, and I’m sure you would be able to get lifts to go along on club rides.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:31 pm

    thanks for that one crispy. ill have a good look into that

    btw wot do you ride

  • Crispy5449

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Whatever I can get time to do – generally only get out once a week locally (Hamsterley / Weardale) for some XC but I definitely prefer the downhills to the uphills.

    Rode Dalby with some of the guys from here and the Hamsterley Trailblazers last Sunday, and try and fit in a trip to decent trail centre once every 2 months ish.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 June 2008 at 9:52 pm

    sounds good. 8) just been talking to mi mate and his dad and his dads planning on taking us up scotland for a weekend on the mountain bikes. he’s a road racer but has been involved in mountain biking allot to. also trying to get us into some xc races ( hetton hawks do allot i think)

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