New to East Brunswick...

Discussion in 'First Timers' started by Eddy-V, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    Good day gents. Just moved to EB from Rutherford and wanted to connect regarding rides and general info. I signed-up with MTBNJ 2 years ago, but haven't posted much. I have an On One Fatty, Gary Fisher hard-tail, Gravity road bike, and have ridden 6 Mile Run several times in the past. Frost Woods is 2 blocks away from our house, and so I'm planning on riding my Fatty there early tomorrow morning. I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate, but will pretty much ride anything that isn't insanely dangerous at my skill level :cool:. I'm always looking to learn new skills and lines from more advanced riders, while at the same time help along newbs to improve their confidence and technique. Hopefully we can meetup soon, looking forward to it.
     
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  2. thegock

    thegock Well-Known Member

    Welcome to your guide to the Rock Garden State. Look for rides posted at Chimney Rock-Fun Mondays.
     
  3. rottin'

    rottin' Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Middletown
    Welcome...back? Only thing I got is don't eat the yellow snow tomorrow :D
     
  4. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Well-Known Member

    Hey Ed,

    This should start up again when the weather turns favorable. It's not really a formal thing but it is a no drop ride, it's as slow or fast as the people that show up that day. Good group and not a bad way to put some faces to screen names. Give it a shot.

    http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/threads/beginners-group-ride.40165/
     
  5. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    well alright finally another Fatty owner, you must be poor like me, :D
    mine at a svelte 38lbs
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  6. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    Thanks 'thegock'. More or less when do the CR-FM rides begin, around April? I've never ridden there, but looking forward to ROCKing it.

    Hey 'rottin', good advice! I resisted the urge to taste the lemon Italian ice..... ;)

    Mr. 'Juggernaut', you are my rubber that meets the road (trail actually)......as in Kenda Juggernauts on my Fatty o_O. I will DEF checkout those rides you mentioned. Hope to see you there.

    'qclabrat', as you already know, you are either On One or you're not :cool:. Great handling bike and performs nicely in almost all conditions. I wore-out the original tires and have since gone with above mentioned KJ 120TPI. Very light tire (needs taller knobs though) and, with a tubeless setup on Mulefut 80 rims and 1x have gone down to about 32lbs. It's so much fun...

    All the best gents, see you out there...
     
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  7. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    image.jpeg I rode Frost Woods today for about 1.5 hours and then hi-tailed it to Thompson Park for another 1 hour before THE BOSS checked in. :D

    As I'm sure many already know, FW is short-and-sweet. Not much mileage but a good, quick cardio workout, especially if you ride the unmarked trails. There are some cool features in there and others which have good potential.

    TP is a blast! Wasn't able to ride everything but it had nice flow and steepish climbs, along with several skinnies and a major ROOT garden along the river ;). Cant wait to go back there and explore all of it. Quick shot on blue trail.
     
  8. mattybfat

    mattybfat The White Shadow Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Welcome to the forum fellow fatty.
     
  9. MissJR

    MissJR Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Morristown, NJ
    Hey @Eddy-V

    MTBNJ puts on some nice group rides so keep an eye out for when those are announced. And there are some Meetup group rides that are really nice and laid back... I try to make it to the Lewis Morris Wednesday rides (when NJ Transit cooperates)...

    Anyway... Welcome and see ya on the trails!
     
  10. Mountain Bike Mike

    Mountain Bike Mike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bordentown
    Check out Jamesburg park. There are a few trail heads on Crescent Ave and Old stage Rd. You can also park in the strip mall on Cranbury Rd and enter there... mostl flat quad trails. Good for beginner and lots of sand for fat bikes.. go explore. Lots of trails ready for explore...

    Also check out Thompson park in Jamesburg
     
  11. Arwen's Mom

    Arwen's Mom Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains

    Good day to you!
     
  12. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Well-Known Member

    @Eddy-V,

    To follow up MBM's post. You can also enter on Helmetta just SE of Old Stage. By Port. There's "home cook'n" stuff on both sides of the road you can thank MBM and @Flaubert for. ;)
     
  13. 1sh0t1b33r

    1sh0t1b33r Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Orange County, NY
  14. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    :confused: Sincerest (and quick!) apologies to ALL the female members on this site I dissed! What a knuckehead, sorry my bad! :)

    @MissJR - Thanks for the kind words of encouragement and I also hope to see you on the trails soon!
    @Arwen's Mom - Thanks for whooping my un-etiquetted butt! :D
     
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  15. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    Thanks @mattybfat and @1sh0t1b33r for the warm welcome!

    @Mountain Bike Mike and @Juggernaut I'm definitely going to explore in that area. That's half the fun for me, to just wander off-road (or on-road) and find new, cool places to ride. The other fun part is hitting the same trails over and over again, to improve skills, technique and overcome any fears.

    Has anyone taken skills classes like Michaux MTB School or BetterRide.net? I'm interested in attending Michaux in the fall.

    Thanks!
     
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  16. Mountain Bike Mike

    Mountain Bike Mike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bordentown
    Shameless plug... contact @BiknBen for skills clinics....
     
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  17. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    I used to work at the bike shop right in front of the mall and would ride Frost regularly after work. Many moons ago. Welcome. I'm also fat.
     
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  18. MissJR

    MissJR Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Morristown, NJ
    I second Ben (Cognition) for skills stuff... I've even had him help me out with downhill stuff too.
     
  19. Eddy-V

    Eddy-V Member

    Location:
    East Brunswick
    @MissJR thanks for the input. Yeah I want to get better at planting dropoffs, do less pathetic bunnyhops and rail sweepers with vigor. I'll definitely reachout to Ben soon.

    @jimvreeland we've never ridden together but I used to ride regularly with Russ, Mike, Keith and Doug in the FF a couple years back. Snow, ice, climbing, descending, night-time, I learned my basic bike-handling and trail skills with that fun, fat, motley crew. Now being settled in EB I'm looking to get more active once again. Let's ride together sometime.
     
  20. thegock

    thegock Well-Known Member

    CR-FM won't start until the mud drys out in a couple of weeks.


     

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