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June 25, 2019, 10:04 a.m. -  blaklabl

At 44 years old and 32 years of being obsessed with MTB (and honestly more bikes than I can remember), I also feel like I am riding better, smarter and more frequently.  The bikes are better than ever, and being a lifelong hardtail guy I am completely smitten with my carbon Fuse at the moment. A few years ago we were lucky enough to finally buy a home that I can ride to my local trail system from my driveway, without having to load up a car or bike rack.  This has made the biggest difference in my riding frequency for obvious reasons.  I do however get very myopic and have been riding there pretty much exclusively for the past couple years (and a lot of the same 20 mile loop), and over the last couple of months I have decided I need to get back out and ride more, different trails to keep the stoke alive.   I live within an hour and a half to Sedona, just a touch further to Flagstaff, and right here in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix) we have plenty of variety.  I think my other area to focus is finding some riding buddies - I have always been a loner when riding and I think having a small group to spend some time with would help me get out to more different locations would be helpful.  It doesn't help that I don't use Facebook, and our local MTBR regional forum has pretty much dried up.

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