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    The 27.5+ Ride Pic Thread

    Here's a place to share pix from our rides with the B+...

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    Sarge out singletrackin in New Castle, CO

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    Weather was kinda cooperatin with us, til the sky opened up and we got soaked!
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    Somewhere in Idaho...







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    Thanks for sharing, Smithhammer! Good to see the activity in action.

    What is that sweet lookin bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Good to see the activity in action.
    Amen! Thanks for starting this. More ridin,' less gear geekin.

    What is that sweet lookin bike?
    Hayduke. Love it.
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    Tell ya what, I can't get enough of the fat and kinda fat! The Sergeant feels like a fatty without the drawbacks. Guess there's really no drawbacks cause I love riding my fatty with those 4.8" marshmallow we call tires! + does get better fuel economy tho'.
    The Hayduke was on my radar and couldn't find one at the time... Sweet rig, indeed!

    I discovered there was no pic thread like tha fat forum has and we +'s need one too!

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    Barrel Cactus in bloom along the trailside..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Here's a place to share pix from our rides with the B+...
    most excellent!! rep to the head.

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    Nice ride B-Rune, saw them in the ads and checked them out, really wish I could justify another, but just honestly can't and since a 650Bx2.8" will fit in the rear of all my bikes, so I honestly am good to go. Here's 2 pics on my inaugural rides with both bikes I've tried 650B+ on, just get a quick feel for them and take a pic or two.

    Paradox with WTB Asym i35/Pro2 wheels and WTB 2.8" Trailblazer r/ 3.0" Trailboss front. This was my first go at B+ and those were the cheapest tyres I could find. Actually got the 2,8" first to test fit in my frames, then ordered the 3.0" thinking it would be undersized like the 2.8", but it was not.

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    Phantom with WTB Asym i35/Pro2 wheels, 2.8" Nobby Nics. Got the Nics to try and gain some wet condition traction as the WTB were just stupid scary in the wet, not grip what so ever and the Maxxis weren't yet available.

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    LyNx, I will never let go of my 09 Rune! Valhalla season pass, FTW!

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    I'm gonna drop Sarg's seat all the way down and take Sarge down Valhalla this summer, should be awesome!
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    I'm getting old and achey, so I bought a Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 6Fattie at the end of April, and have been enjoying it tremendously. The one and only full suspension that I owned before this was a '97 Klein Mantra that I bought while I was still working at a shop. This beats that ol' catapult

    Played around on a log ride that got to about 4.5' off the ground before you exit:

    Fully @ Fountainhead by ricky d, on Flickr

    Tested the travel:

    Fountainhead on a Fully by ricky d, on Flickr


    I found a fallen tree while riding by the local disc golf course, and played around with it for a few minutes (vid):

    Broken Tree by ricky d, on Flickr

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    No worries, Drevil! That hair! Takes me back a few years to the time when I had hair to the small of my back...Good times!


    Pfft! Now what I do have is gray...

    Fountainhead on a fully is a damn nice shot. That air time had to have shown up on your cellular bill, lol
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    Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill Mountain Bike Trails in Michigan's Upper Peninsula...

















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    Couple of shots around Santa Barbara.

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    Orbea Loki 27+ H30 from Hungary

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    Some great lookin rides and photos gents.

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    Ohh, Ahhh!


    Loki's looking for more singletrack...
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    Stumpy 6Fatties in the dez

    Borrego Mtn wash, Anza Borrego State Park, So. Calif.




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    The Torrance Barrens..

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    Nice location, BlackCanoeDog! Bet your dog slept well following...
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    The hills of SoCal:



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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post

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    Sarge out singletrackin in New Castle, CO
    Nice to see RSD Bikes represented!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Nice to see RSD Bikes represented!
    Sarge just applied for citizenship. After all he's here on green card!

    Gonna order up a Mayor by fall. Really enjoying the B+. Sarge rides the singletrack very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Sarge just applied for citizenship. After all he's here on green card!

    Gonna order up a Mayor by fall. Really enjoying the B+. Sarge rides the singletrack very well.
    The Mayor is a great bike ...LOVES the white stuff lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    The Mayor is a great bike ...LOVES the white stuff lol
    Let me guess, you named your bike Delorean...
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    Here's a couple of Sarge singltrackin on Wolfson and the Jolley trails.The 27.5+ Ride Pic Thread-sarge-10.jpg
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    Weather is starting to cooperate...Good singletrack to ride fast.
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    Fine ride this afternoon, and a great way to kick off the weekend....







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    Looking good, Smithhammer! Where is the location?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Looking good, Smithhammer! Where is the location?
    Teton Valley, Id.

    Big Hole Mountains - Mountain Bike the Tetons

    Today's route was Channel Lock > Shark's Belly > Cody's > Sodbuster > Bovine. One of the classic loops in the area with lots of variety and great views.
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    Looks so inviting in the pix...

    Does Shark know that you are the one that put those tire tracks across his belly??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Does Shark know that you are the one that put those tire tracks across his belly??
    Ha. He hardly felt a thing. But I threw him some beef jerky just in case.
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    I love the Hayduke! Looks like a very fun bike to spend the day riding.

    So far my experiences with 27.5 are great. Fatness of the fat kind! 3.0, 4.8. I love em...
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    The 27.5+ Ride Pic Thread-img_20160514_120010.jpg
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    Sweet pics, Levity. I really need to spend more time exploring the greater St. George area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Sweet pics, Levity. I really need to spend more time exploring the greater St. George area.
    can i go, can i huh, can i??

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    Levity, it's been a few years since one of my bikes got to play over there! Nice pix and thanks for sharing.

    BigZee, you mind if I eat glazed donuts and take your bike for a ride?? That's a nice looking SC with some big shoes to fill...

    nvphatty, that one deserves a green chiclet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    can i go, can i huh, can i??
    Hells yeah.
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    How many + bikers can you cram in a VW??

    Weather today isn't so cooperative. Hope to get out and play with Sarge between rains...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Hells yeah.
    was checking this link on St george..JEM Trail

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    How many + bikers can you cram in a VW??
    dunno till we try..

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    We need to get together for some riding and find a VW and find out! lol
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    Finished up converting K's Watchman to B+ for summer riding this morning. Mulefut 50s, Hope hubs & FBNs (for now). I think she likes it...





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    That grin looks like she did something to ya! Good times!

    I really like my SL 50's. Now I need to find someone that can use a pair of Chronicle EXOs...
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    Sriracha powered B+

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    More Utah riding (infrequent phone reception)

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    More Goblin Valley State Park




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    Picked up a Pine Mountain 1 to be used for family rides in place of my 150mm FS & CX both of which are overkill. So far, it fits the bill perfectly.

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    Denali Park
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    Post Singlespeed-A-Palooza race at Stewart State Forest, NY:

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    New bike day for me! Still need to swap the cassette to the matching rear wheel I built, and my dropper is in the mail. Once all that is here, I'll get to head out into the HOT night and give her a spin. First full-squish bike for me, so it should be fun!












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    Quote Originally Posted by miataeric1 View Post
    New bike day for me! Still need to swap the cassette to the matching rear wheel I built, and my dropper is in the mail. Once all that is here, I'll get to head out into the HOT night and give her a spin. First full-squish bike for me, so it should be fun!
    right on mang!!
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    Levity, what did that devious lady with the Cheshire Cat grin do to ya. There had to be a practical joke involved!

    Drevil, thanks for sharing the video! Good stuff.

    nefariousvw, congratz on the new bike! Lookin good, indeed.

    stopbreakingdown, dem views!

    miataeric1, enjoy that sweet new toy!

    Bikeny, SS is good stuff. When Stokliboy hosts the singlespeed only party at his place Sarge will be an SS for the day...Sliding dropouts, ftw!
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    Dead Horse State Park, UT
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    miataeric1,

    please post a ride report. I've been eyeballing that bike. Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    Dead Horse State Park, UT
    Intrepid trail system
    Yes, on so many levels.
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    Levity's killing us with some really awesome pix!

    Thanks everyone for sharing some awesome ride pix with amazing scenery as well!
    Good stuff, indeed.
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    Log.



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    Navajo Rocks area near Moab, UT








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    Levity, great pix, now I need to make the pilgrimage to Utah before it gets too bloody hot. Looks like a great day was at hand.

    Smithhammer, gotta love the occasional skinny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Smithhammer, gotta love the occasional skinny!
    Those are Trail Boss 3.0s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Those are Trail Boss 3.0s.
    You're killin me! Not the bloody tires, what the tires are rollin on!

    I have a practice skinny made of a 12' long elevated 2x4 that I set out to practice on...
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    hehe the log mate, the log.
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    Kingdom Vendetta Plus in Afghanistan

    Here are a few pics of the new Kingdom HT 27.5+. Waiting on my Maxxis Rekon+ tires to replace the 2.8 NNs.

    Running some tech on this ride- XTR Di2 and Magura Vyron wireless dropper.

    Just finished some more internal Di2 cable routing through the seatstay.

    I am LOVING the plus size tires and the Lyrik DA forks. Rides like a full suss.
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    Congratz on your new friend, BigRugger! And welcome to the + side! It's a world apart from the 2.whatevuh tires we were all riding.
    Can't get enough of my B+. Put in a little over 30 miles of play time with Sarge today.

    Great lookin bike, my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Congratz on your new friend, BigRugger! And welcome to the + side! It's a world apart from the 2.whatevuh tires we were all riding.
    Can't get enough of my B+. Put in a little over 30 miles of play time with Sarge today.

    Great lookin bike, my friend!
    Thanks! Was fun to design, build and now RIDE!

    I think 27.5 plus and Boost hubs are the way ahead, and I bet you see it in Enduro racing soon.

    I mean, I really like my Kingdom Hex full susser, but this thing is.....FUN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    You're killin me! Not the bloody tires, what the tires are rollin on!
    Doh!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRugger03 View Post
    Here are a few pics of the new Kingdom HT 27.5+.
    Sweet! Is it just me, or is that one helluva long wheelbase on that ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Doh!



    Sweet! Is it just me, or is that one helluva long wheelbase on that ride?
    About 1194mm wheelbase with the 160mm Lyriks. XL frame.
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    BigRugger, you're welcome! Gotta say that pic makes the bike look very long. Have to agree that B+ is the cat's meow.The reasonably fat tires are more efficient than they look. Fun and fat all in one! I'm so glad I didn't perform blasphemy by equipping my fatbike with B+ and went with a real B+.

    Had to give you a hard time Smithhammer! Stick with us and we'll have you out doing trials and street sessions...

    skinny: reference to anything with a very narrow width to ride a bike on.

    Really enjoy the sweet bikes being featured in this thread, keep the pix coming!
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    Enduro MTB tested a lot of plus tire and rim combos. They stated that 3.0 was too heavy, and super wide rims (50mm) were also on the chunky side.

    The sweet spot was 30-35mm rims (internal) and 2.8s. You get the best of both worlds; good acceleration and super grip. I went with 31.6 internal and 2.8s on the advice of Kingdom bikes and glad I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRugger03 View Post
    Enduro MTB tested a lot of plus tire and rim combos. They stated that 3.0 was too heavy, and super wide rims (50mm) were also on the chunky side.

    The sweet spot was 30-35mm rims (internal) and 2.8s. You get the best of both worlds; good acceleration and super grip. I went with 31.6 internal and 2.8s on the advice of Kingdom bikes and glad I did.
    Here's Sarge sportin a pair of 700g RR 3.oh so sweet tires on a pair of MuleFut SL 50's. This bike ain't light at 28 pounds but the ride! This bike accelerates like it has a V8. Just wish I had the budget for the stainless steel version at the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    hehe the log mate, the log.
    No, no, the tires! Hehe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRugger03 View Post
    Here are a few pics of the new Kingdom HT 27.5+. Waiting on my Maxxis Rekon+ tires to replace the 2.8 NNs.
    Nice of you to join us puss+ heads with the kingdom ht. Any particular reason you chose to replace the NN with rekon??
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    No pics from last night's ride, but damn it was fun. Two of us on hardtail B+, and two on 29er full sus rides. They were trails that we are all very familiar with, and conditions are perfect right now, so we all felt really comfortable with 'opening it up' and railing. The B+ hardtails led the way on the final descent, and not because the full sus guys were being polite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    No pics from last night's ride, but damn it was fun. Two of us on hardtail B+, and two on 29er full sus rides. They were trails that we are all very familiar with, and conditions are perfect right now, so we all felt really comfortable with 'opening it up' and railing. The B+ hardtails led the way on the final descent, and not because the full sus guys were being polite.
    I bet that left a mark...
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    Politely leading the way is good! Smithhammer I didn't take pix either. The weather was perfect for a good training ride that involved several singletrack opportunities. The variation in the trails made for good practice. Skillz, baby! lol As i become more familiar with Sarge, the better it gets.
    Sounds like Mr. Hayduke has you strung out on trail rippin'! Good stuff. I have to make use of the down time at the moment cause a couple of my projects are moving into their next phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    Nice of you to join us puss+ heads with the kingdom ht. Any particular reason you chose to replace the NN with rekon??
    I love Maxxis tires, have them on all my other bikes. Got some HRIIs, Minions, Tomahawk (rear) and Ardents.

    I read that the Rekon+ was a combo of the minion and HRII, and they are pretty light for 2.8s at under 800 grams.

    This is one bad ass-looking tire, with center tread similar to the High Roller II, and side knobs that look like smaller versions of those on the Minion. With many of the new 27.5+ full-suspensions skewing towards longer travel, the Rekon+ could be just the ticket for getting rad.

    Soooo, decided to try a set and see how they roll on this terrain. Lots of loose over hard pack, rocky terrain, as well as gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Sounds like Mr. Hayduke has you strung out on trail rippin'!
    Hayduke could encourage me to make some really bad decisions...and the Trail Bosses took whatever I threw at them yesterday. Rooty, rocky, fast corners, you name it. I'm really liking these tires.

    Lots of rain on the way but I might try and squeeze in one more rip before the storm hits...

    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    I bet that left a mark...
    Ha. So, of our two buddies who were riding full sus 29ers yesterday, one is already in the process of building a 29+ wheelset for his fatty right now, and the other guy said to me last week, "yeah, I think my next trail bike will be a +."
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    Sarge has been known to instigate trouble... He's a bad influence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Yes, on so many levels.
    Yep, the "Intrepid" trails are great fun. Sure wouldn't want to ride any labeled "Pusillanimous" - that'd be bad on so many levels.

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    Moab area riding

    After four 3+ hour ride days it's time to give the legs a rest and take a hike. The trails here can be demanding with the rare 20 foot smooth section being welcome relief after all the rocky ledges. Great fun going down, but close attention and more body work than we're accustomed to are needed for the many climbing pitches. Enjoyed it all, but this am I feel like I was hit by a bus.

    Thought I'd share some comments from Rider Mel's guide book:
    The Whole Enchilada - Strap on your pads, lower your seat and engage warp drive. Techno factor 11 (out of 10) requires skill, cajones and magic fairy dust; Fear factor 11 (out of 10) I need whiskey and a hug at the bottom.

    For the Intermediate trails we rode he said things like "Almost entirely rainbows and butterflies", or "Clowns scare me more". Ya definitely have to change your calibration scale here!
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    Levity, I'd need a bottle of scotch and a hooter to smoke...

    But then, hmm, I do have the SixPack which was bred for that kinda sh1t.
    My freeride/DH days are limited these days. I do love the desert rides.
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    BR - my DH days are also long gone. I value fun more than fright now.

    Sure glad we were on plus bikes. I'm sure I'd feel even more achy now if I'd been on my 29er pizza cutter (if not in the ER).

    I think younger and more skilled riders (Drevil?) will love it with so much to choose from. Several hundred miles of single track nearby, much new stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    BR - my DH days are also long gone. I value fun more than fright now.

    Sure glad we were on plus bikes. I'm sure I'd feel even more achy now if I'd been on my 29er pizza cutter (if not in the ER).

    I think younger and more skilled riders (Drevil?) will love it with so much to choose from. Several hundred miles of single track nearby, much new stuff.
    Who ya calling younger?!?!? Hitting 45 later this year, and why I'm on a double-shocky bike now. Palms, back, neck, and knees couldn't take the jarring and jolting of ~25 years of mountain biking any longer.

    I've been to Moab 3 times in the last 20 years, and have only ever hit Slickrock, since we were usually passing through. Last year was on the rigid fat bike, but I know it'd be so much more comfy on my Stumpy! Maybe I'll go there again later this year, or next.
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    I do wanna take Sarge down Valhalla. It's a rail trial but the number of booters is tiring, even tho they are fun and well placed.
    Pfft! Drevil's livin the dream! I do still have to catch air, just not as often as I used to. Wouldn't mind seeing that guy rip! His
    energy and groove is just awesome. Grey hair isn't what it's cracked up to be. And it's kinda funny when I'm trialsin and hear
    someone say, "Wow, look at that gray haired guy ride!". I can't help but to laugh, but it interferes with my mojo.No worries!


    Drevil, you have some miles to go, Dood! Keep on keepin on. I really enjoy the pix with you mid air with that tell tale grin!
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    DRe - you're just a punk kid from my perspective!

    See how ya feel in another 26 years (hope it's still good). Still great fun, you can still charge, but you cannot dig as deep day after day. Even my face is sore from grinng so much! Looking forward to tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    DRe - you're just a punk kid from my perspective!

    See how ya feel in another 26 years. Still great fun, you can still charge, but you cannot dig as deep day after day. Even my face is sore from grinng so much! Looking forward to tomorrow!
    I can't help but to laugh at that one! I'm 53 post heart surgery with 2 junk knees, scoliosis, and kidney disease. As soon as the warrantee expired everything fell apart, they timed it just right. It's not gonna stop me from playing with my bikes till I'm dead!!!
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    BR - hair?

    What's that? Oh yeah, that fuzzy stuff in my nose an ears.

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    Oh brother! Yeah, mine is gray, but many of my friends are follically impaired! Hmm, I smell a disability claim...


    Drevil needs to try one of these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    I do wanna take Sarge down Valhalla. It's a rail trial but the number of booters is tiring, even tho they are fun and well placed.
    Pfft! Drevil's livin the dream!
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    DRe - you're just a punk kid from my perspective!
    Yeah, yeah, I was just joshing. I'm lucky and thankful for my current situation.

    Truly inspiring pics y'all have been posting. I'm living vicariously through your out-West pictures. Keep on keepin' on!
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    Drevil, the bike I showed above consumes fuel vicariously. It's truly amazing what can be ridden with it. Keeps the bike handling skillz sharp, indeed!

    Gotta say thanks for the pix you have been sharing. Looks like you're having the time of your life with every ride. And do shout out if you travel through Colorado...
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    View of the Colorado River 2000 ft below from a Dead Horse Point trail.




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    You had some fine riding out there, Levity! Good times and good memories.
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    some Moab info

    I've already posted too many ride pics here, but I wanted to bump the tread so it didn't slip too far down. Here's a guide book about mountain biking in Moab that would be useful if you're planning a trip to the area. Nice clear maps and detailed trail descriptions/ratings, a useful yellow page section for local businesses (camping, food, gear shops, rentals, laundry, showers, shuttles etc,). Pages are solid and it's well bound, plus it's sprinkled with a good deal of humor. The best MTB guide book I've come across for many different areas. The 6th edition (see his hand) includes recently built trails.



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    Quote Originally Posted by levity View Post
    I've already posted too many ride pics here....
    Not at all - keep 'em coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Not at all - keep 'em coming!
    indeed
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    Thx for sharing that. Where can you buy Mel's guide? Looks like Amazon only has a 2011 edition

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    Picked up our copy at Rim Cyclery after we arrived, not sure whether it's available online. Make sure you get the most recent edition as there are many new singletrack trails (I'd guess hundreds of miles in the last few years) that the local community has built and it's not just slick rock anymore.

    You can use utahmountainbiking.com, trailforks.com, and mtbproject.com to make initial plans (we did), but it's convenient to have a handy booklet by a knowledgeable local.

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