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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    I rode around some canal trails and had some urban fun.



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    Cool pic

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    Thanks!

    Riding is perfect right now. Trails are tacky, roots are dry, leaves hide the stuff that looks sketchy but isn't so confidence stays up. Able to clear lots of stuff I couldn't over the summer. No trail photos but here is my bike with a buddies Niner post ride.

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    Up in the air, of course!

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    Awesome! How are you liking your Pathogen?
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    I am smitten.

    But only had two runs today - one run down our dh shuttle trail, and then one long 9-10 mile downhill trail. Overall I love it, and usually with any bike I can find nits to pick. Not so far here.


    It seems to do everything just right so far. Didn't get to really pin it today, but I got a feel for its capabilities, and it was super stable at the speeds I was able to push it to.

    Was able to push it hard through some chunky rock gardens - it seriously inspired some confidence when I was a little wishy-washy about pushing it too far.

    So far, it makes me look like a better rider, lol.
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    That's awesome. Never a bad thing when a bike makes you feel so confident that you can actually be better at your sport.
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    Skills practice at the canal path today. Drop offs and stairs were the name of the game.
    Sorry for the grey/blue photos, all I had was my phone and the lighting was less cooperative than last time.





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    What are everyones weekend plans? Fall riding is excellent in the northeast right now - the rain we got should moisten the trails enough so they aren't as dusty.

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    Hoping to ride some trails if they dry out after the rain we've had in central Texas. I just put a RF 30t on my goblin so I am looking forward to trying that out.

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    Right now the trails are wet in the area around Airborne World HQ so I'll probably end up doing a long road ride both days this weekend.........unless they dry out. We also had a lot of bad windstorms last nite so there's probably a lot of deadfall out there on the trails on top of the mud.

    Friday last week early in the morning I had my first sub-freezing ride of the season out at MoMBA metropark. 27F degrees when I started at 8:00am.........brrrrrr!

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    We got the rain last night (and some this morning) and the wind today... hoping it doesn't impact my weekend riding but you never know. This will probably be my last weekend until after hunting season (or I get a deer) so I'd like to get out somewhere, somehow. Our trails were extremely dry before this rain and most of where I ride tends to be dryer anyway so hopefully it works out.

    Sweet black Goblin there, Jeremy. Last weekend when we went out it was 30! Been riding a lot in the cold so far. Love it!

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    The weather here finally cleared up with some fresh snow in the mountains. Three days of riding ahead starting after work - I will try and get a 7 mile ride in tonight around Rigor. The guys want to ride the 15 mile Road Apple Rally course tomorrow to see if they have the wind to do it without stopping. I have already placed my bet...
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    There you go posting pics of that sweet prototype frame again Jeremy. Is that pretty miserable riding in that cold of weather? I ride in 40s and 50s and that's rough lol.

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    shhhhhh!

    I used to have a cycling coach that had a saying: "There is no such thing as bad weather; only bad clothing and equipment."

    Its not bad if you dress for it properly. I ride all winter long, with a threshhold of about 10 degrees F. For me the first few cold rides are the worst as I get acclimated to riding in the cold again, but once I get a few in its not bad at all and I actually enjoy it. I'll be able to ride my 29ers here until around Xmas, then after that I generally switch to my fatbike until late February as we have snow here most of the time or if there isn't snow the ground is a weird mix of frozen oatmeal or slime.

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    Riding today was beautiful. Hit up a well built free MTB park in VT for the first time. Its only 40 minutes from my door... I'll be going back more often now.



    There are bridges everywhere, of all different, unique builds. This one was way different though. All the way on the back side of the hill.



    Unfortunately my glove photo bombed it. That's a suspension bridge... Wobbly and everything. Very trippy to ride over.

    Gotta say, the seeker performed flawlessly over rocks, roots, in bermed downhill trails, and at 30mph over loose babyhead filled carriage roads. Tested out a new front tire and totally changed the demeanor of the bike.
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    ...Airbuquerque! (Pathogen shredding it!)

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    Looks Awesome Jerry!

    I got a little air bombing down a fire road but not quite like that.

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    I ended up doing a 50mile road ride on Saturday with 25-30mph winds and at 45 degrees. Sucked but now I am mentally tougher for it.

    Sunday I road at JBSP and put in 23 miles offroad on my black hardtail. Trails are almost completely covered with leaves, so it makes things interesting with hidden roots and walnuts under them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    I ended up doing a 50mile road ride on Saturday with 25-30mph winds and at 45 degrees. Sucked but now I am mentally tougher for it.

    Sunday I road at JBSP and put in 23 miles offroad on my black hardtail. Trails are almost completely covered with leaves, so it makes things interesting with hidden roots and walnuts under them.
    My road bike fought me hard on an attempted tour in early October so we are currently separated. It won't end up in divorce but she needs to change some stuff or will have to pack her bags and go. Mentally tougher is one of the benefits of those miserable rides, though.

    And the hidden roots/rocks/walnuts/apples (in my case) make things very interesting! Especially when the sun is in your eyes and glaring off said wet-leaves, on a trail you've never ridden before. Good stuff.

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    Did my first nite ride of this season last nite at JBSP. The trail was completely covered in leaves, which wasn't so bad while there was still a bit of twilight (like when this photo was taken), but once it got dark, whew! Difficult even with a good light system. But still great fun. Temps were in the 50's and perfect for a night ride.......

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    Sounds like fun, great photo!

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    That's a lot of bike for that trail, Jeremy.

    Isn't it fun though? I know I really enjoyed the HobGoblin at JBSP.

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    Nowhere!!! My seeker arrived last Thursday. Left for Las Vegas 15 minutes after it's arrival. Got home and put it together yesterday. It's a beautiful machine, but the rear derailleur hanger was severely bent from shipping. I don't have an alignment tool so I have to take it to the LBS and get it straightened and adjusted unless anyone has a DIY suggestion. Btw, I didn't win enough in Vegas for any upgrades while I'm there. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by okieff2218 View Post
    Nowhere!!! My seeker arrived last Thursday. Left for Las Vegas 15 minutes after it's arrival. Got home and put it together yesterday. It's a beautiful machine, but the rear derailleur hanger was severely bent from shipping. I don't have an alignment tool so I have to take it to the LBS and get it straightened and adjusted unless anyone has a DIY suggestion. Btw, I didn't win enough in Vegas for any upgrades while I'm there. Ha!
    Email Eric at support@airbornebicycles.com with your order# and problem, and he'll get a new RD hanger out to you ASAP.

    Sorry for the trouble,

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    Jeremy,

    Which hanger on site fits the Seeker? I'd like to order one for a spare.

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    Jeremy,

    Which hanger on site fits the Seeker? I'd like to order one for a spare.

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    It's the same as the Goblin.

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    Well, no photos today. I rode... Right off my bike, several times. Tried some very technical stuff today (locally this place is known as the place where the beginner trails are intermediate-advanced everywhere else) and decided I much prefer berms and buff single track to rock crawling. Ended up spending more time off the bike than on it, and pushing it back out the car.

    Saved the day with a ride at the bike park mentioned in my last photo post above... Discovering new trails, conquering the ones labeled "difficult," and finding new ways to link trails together to get the most enjoyment.


    The day started out rough but ended up awesome. And of course, the Seeker is hardly any worse for wear. The same cannot be said for my right knee and shin, though.
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    Seeker ride pics

    Well I still haven't gotten my hanger, but I rode Draper here in OKC today anyway. Shifting sucked due to the bent hanger, but it was still great getting it out there in the dirt. Eric said he send one out today so I'm sure he did. Here are some pics. That is one beauty of a bike. I think it's even better than the Goblin. Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpg

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    Sorry...uploading these from a phone!

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    Last one!

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    First post on MTBR! I rode at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston, WV today on my 2005 Kona Kikapu.

    I came home from my ride and pulled the trigger on the Airborne Goblin! I've been staring at it online for a few weeks now and really wanted a new HT 29er. What a great deal for the specs. I've been riding a buddies 29er and love how they climb and go over anything.

    Now, I will just wait by the door for the next week or so. Haha

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    Congratulations, both of you! That OK riding looks interesting... dry and tacky compared to our wet fall trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    It's the same as the Goblin.
    Confirmed.

    We have it on our website and also derailleurhanger.com has them, it's #94 I believe on their website in the Airborne section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okieff2218 View Post
    Well I still haven't gotten my hanger, but I rode Draper here in OKC today anyway. Shifting sucked due to the bent hanger, but it was still great getting it out there in the dirt. Eric said he send one out today so I'm sure he did. Here are some pics. That is one beauty of a bike. I think it's even better than the Goblin. Click image for larger version. 

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    Cool! Yeah it should be there soon!

    Just be careful riding with a bent RD hanger. If its bent inward the RD may go past the largest cog in the back and send the chain inbetween the spokes and the cassette, which is a bi@tch to get undone if it happens on the trail. If its badly bent it could even put the RD into the spokes, which is something I would label as "catastrophic".

    Thanks!

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    Thanks Jeremy. I didn't ride hard at all. Just took it easy and enjoyed our last nice day for awhile. We went from about 80 degrees yesterday to 31 with a wind chill of 19 this morning.

    Btw, I noticed when I was done yesterday that I had some oil showing around the seals on my fork. Is that normal or should I be concerned? Already emailed Eric about it but in the meantime, what's your take?

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    I think that's normal for a break in period. My Reba did the same thing early on but now 700+ miles later all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    I think that's normal for a break in period. My Reba did the same thing early on but now 700+ miles later all is well.
    Same, I noticed it on my initial couple of rides and then as I used more travel it stopped.
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    Too cold to ride. Having some quality time in front of the tv. Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpg

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    I did our usual lunch road ride today in 27F degrees with a windchill of 14F degrees.

    Rode my Airborne Delta CX bike since its the bike I switch to on the road this time of year due to the larger tires and all-weather braking capabilities.

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    Re: Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    Rode my Airborne Delta CX bike since its the bike I switch to on the road this time of year due to the larger tires and all-weather braking capabilities.

    Jeremy
    Now you're just showing off Just waiting for a other CX bike to appear from you guys.

    Sounds great everyone. Its cold here today but I'm still limping along from last weekend, otherwise I'd be out doing some urban riding.
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    I rode my black Goblin at a place called Shaeffer Farms in MD on Monday:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0a9dun04vg...n%20Biking.mp4

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    I decided to start riding at lunch since after work is no longer an option, so I took a lap around Rigor Mortis. Here is the Garmin info on the loop itself (I did not use today's since I stopped and took some pretty crappy pics) - lost my camera mojo today. Nice day, 61 and slightly overcast. Tomorrow's lunch forecast is 63 nice and sunny with a chance of no bent derailleur hangers....


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    I did 23 miles of mostly single track in Blue Mountain on Saturday. It was pretty much the most worn out I've ever been from riding bikes, Blue has a lot of technical trails(some of the best trails within a couple of hours of NYC) and did another small ride there on Sunday(I happen to live less than a mile from the trails.) I was planning to ride tomorrow morning before heading into the city but am instead camping in my office tonight after working late and having to meet a client at 7am... Planning to do another 20+er on Saturday, gotta get the miles in before it snows.

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpgFelt pretty good between chemo sessions today so my buddy and I rode Case Mtn

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    Wow! Nice job Todd!
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    Great effort Todd.

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    Lovin' the Goblin Green - looks fantastic Todd!

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