Beginners group ride

Discussion in 'First Timers' started by freshmtb, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Last time I was there I think me and @qclabrat did 3 loops and had a great time... altho the 3rd loop did started to feel bit repetitive. Nonetheless fun was had. However, its a bit too far from me and prolly not a park I would visit on a regular basis. Maybe a few times a year.
     
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  2. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    @GreenMachine BTW, if you are available and not going to JF, should come check out HM with us next Sunday.
    They say its not a beginner park but this is where I started.
     
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  3. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine New Member

    HM seems to be a real challenge- watching videos & reading comments.
     
  4. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Yes, HM is not easy. I have been riding HM for the better part of 3 years now and it still beats me up pretty good. Good mix of climbs and tech where you need to pay to play. After a good climb, it will reward you with a nice downhill. It will challenge you to stay on the saddle but if you pick the right lines and mentally take it slow and easy, you should be fine. Absolutely no shame to hike a bike here.... I do it all the time. As mentioned, prolly not a beginner park but will be ridden at a beginner pace.
     
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  5. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    This Fall I'd like to give fight club a chance. PM me if you are nearby and looking for a weekday ride after dinner.
    PM only please, even if you need a definition of the term. Beginner pace as always
     
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  6. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Scary....
     
  7. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    yep, that's why I need some companions, it's creepy when by oneself
     
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  8. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine New Member

    Hit Mercer Cty today - beautiful park / layout / facilities.
    Took my 10 year old
    Went down to Marina and right hit the trails - beginner level for sure , spent 1 1/2 or so ...
    I liked it - I’d go back but only with a group - need someone who really knows the path.
    We cut off onto some side routes and something tells me I missed a chunk of trail ...
    If there’s a group that goes out here - i’d make the trip again.
    Nice ride
     
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  9. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    @Kangdoy would love to see the vid of the ride today to see how bad I am. :)
     
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  10. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    Haha! I'll have to put it all together. Hopefully later today!
     
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  11. Kangdoy

    Kangdoy Active Member

    Location:
    South Plainfield
    @C8N @qclabrat Here's the video. Nothing too spectacular, but got some of the highlights.

     
  12. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    YAY... I'm on YT!
     
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  13. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    Folks I'm going to put some dates down so I ride more than once every two weeks. LMK if anyone's interested. If Saturday falls through, @C8N is usually down for HM on Sunday and me at CR.

    Oct 14- Tourne
    Oct 21- Chimney Rock (MTBNJ led?)
    Oct 28- Deer Park
    Nov 4- Round Valley
    Nov 11- Wildcat
    Nov 18- Sourlands
    Nov 25- Mahlon Dickerson
    Dec 2- Six Mile
    Dec 9- Allamuchy
    Dec 16- Nassau
    Dec 23- Lewis Morris
    Dec 30- Ringwood (graduation day)
     
  14. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    Good idea to put together a tentative list. I'm gonna see if I can make the Deer Park ride on the 28th.
     
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  15. MuddyMTB

    MuddyMTB New Member

     
  16. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    7:30am is my guess as @C8N has some time constraints
    never been to Tourne so, guessing the the East side lot off McCaffrey?

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  17. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    I can do earlier if needed
     
  18. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    @qclabrat Looks like there is a slight possible chance for rain Sat morning. R we still a go?
     
  19. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    @C8N I'm planning to go, otherwise I'll end up drinking too many beers tonight.
    If I wake up and it looks like crap (6am) we'll call if off

    what time do you have the leave the park? I can try for 7am, but isn't sunrise now about 7:10
     
  20. JimN

    JimN Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Parsippany
    Make sure you guys enter from Boulevard/Powerville Rd on the Boonton side. There is a parking lot on the Denville side if you enter from Norris Rd, but you can't drive through the park on McCaffrey Ln. They have it blocked off.
     
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