Damn fine effort doing 17k's on his first off-road hit out.Last year I helped convert a bicycle rider into a mountain biker. This morning I got another one, neighbour is a regular commuter, lake rides etc. He did really well on a loop of lower Stromlo and he wants to buy the old Avanti, first proper mtb trails on a full sus and he's hooked. "This is so good"
hold off from introducing him to Haakon for a while, you might just scare him off!Last year I helped convert a bicycle rider into a mountain biker. This morning I got another one, neighbour is a regular commuter, lake rides etc. He did really well on a loop of lower Stromlo and he wants to buy the old Avanti, first proper mtb trails on a full sus and he's hooked. "This is so good"
Yeah, the second photo shows it all, big S eating smileOld mate Talentspotter was at it again.
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One of my mates said I'd have to pay him not to Photoshop "something" in my mouth. Me looking like I'm giving the air a blow job has become a recurring theme when I get air.
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Might need to play around with the settings, we moved the saddle back during the ride.
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I gave him an older but fresh Bell helmet I had kicking around, and this afternoon over a beer I told him about tubeless and that it would be the best upgrade once he buys the bike.
@rockmoose yeah he's fit as and I was a little surprised how bike fit he was but he's ridden all his life, just not off road. 40ish is not too late. The other new bloke Dave is 54 and he's killing it. The carbon RM Altitude is helping in that case, but the old Avanti ain't no joke and will serve my neighbour very well. I think $500 is a fair price, it's had a very easy life.
Yep. What a strange place that was! Seemed a decent young kid selling it. Seems he has sponsorship for this year's racing, gets a team bike.Is that the one from larnook, looks a dead ringer
Good pickup. He said this arvo he was finding the decent-but-not-awesome Tektro's were really powerful, i guess with a handful they are!Once the tubes are taken out can you please show him one finger braking, he'll squash his index finger in there if he grabs a handful.
Cracker of a ride. Cheers man.got out to harcourt, unofficial burners central vic meetup with @moorey @Boom King & wazza. luckily wasn’t too warm, nice breeze up top, and hadn’t dried too much from fri rain, happy to have taken 12 secs off my PB on T3 descent ‘it was wazza’s ability to session obstacles got me in the zone]
Believe me, he has Haakon covered, there won't be a problem. There's actually a big difference between reading a million @Haakon posts and hanging out for a ride and a beer. I reckon I'd apply the same logic with you too, and vice versahold off from introducing him to Haakon for a while, you might just scare him off!