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    My opinion is worth more than yours because of A B C.

    Something something trail building.
    Something something chunk.
    Something something tires.

    This place is what it is but it aint what it used to be.

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    Having a bad day?

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    I'm having a great day. New bike, living at the trailhead, working at the canyon. I used to check in to this place when I was having a bad day to read all of the negative posts about riding bikes in one of the best bike states around. If someone is complaining about something something bike in AZ they have way worse problems then I. Y'all are too happy these days.

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    Arizona sucks. Also newsworthy, Tecate is the new PBR. I just wish they would bring back the can graphic that had the Tetons on em.

    Cocaine on a titty?

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    It's hookers and blow run amok.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    I just invested XXXX amount of dollars on my new XXXX.
    I just spent XXX amount of my day riding XXXX trail.
    I just spent XXX hours building XXX trail.

    Therefore in order to make myself feel better about my decisions, I'm going online and defending and/or telling others how great XXXX really is.

    If you don't like XXXX then you are making poor decisions.

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    I know, we haven't had a TD saga in a few weeks, it's just not even worth waking up some days...
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    It's hookers and blow run amok.
    I was just trying to describe the grandeur the Tetons have covered in white fluffy powder snow. Hookers and blow? What's wrong with you for gods sake?!? This is a family friendly forum!

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    This is understandable, you're looking at months of unridable trails coming on soon. We don't get that down here.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    This is understandable, you're looking at months of unridable trails coming on soon. We don't get that down here.
    Not sure where you ride, but where I'm at, our trails are ridden all winter long.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    This is understandable, you're looking at months of unridable trails coming on soon. We don't get that down here.
    Look out now............here comes "that guy"

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    Whoa, Whoa, Whoa!! Let's keep this embrace the suck in state fellas! I lived in wonderful thin air of Flagstaff for 10 years, buying my first bike there 4 yrs into that, a 26 in. steel HT (ca. 1992). I got big lungs huffing from in town to the peaks. You can go to the top of Abineau Trail head thru Buffalo Park, the Shultz Pass way, and then up the Pipeline Road on the east which curves around the north side of the mtn (it is one single peak, old volcano) to the stopping point at 10,400 ft.

    That ride from my house was 16 miles and 3400' in elevation, one way - now I live in Ozone Valley, Mesa to be exact. 21 yrs. later after that bike has rusted away, I went and splurged to get my next machine, an Niner Rip 9 XT build. I hope in these cactus infested lowlands to be able to crosstrain with my current running regime, as well as some more fun bike touring as I did in those days back in my 30's around Flag & Sedona. I live about 5 mi. from the Hawes entry.

    I just did my first ride in about 2 yrs - my 18 mile canal roads burn, and man, my arse hurts like no other!! I thought years ago I switched out the stock saddle on that bike, but was just wondering - how long before one gets used to that? I got bike shorts, the brutal assault weapon is a WTB Volt Race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Something something trail building.
    Something something chunk.
    Something something tires.

    This place is what it is but it aint what it used to be.
    How much time and effort have YOU volunteered to make this place better for the masses?
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you’ll crash.
    - Julie Furtado

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    I am converting my road bikes to 650b

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    How much further ???
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    Well Im converting all my cranks to 173.5 mm and my front TA to 17.5mm. Therefore because Im splitting the difference on more standards than anyone else I am the fastest. You can really feel the difference.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did." Mark Twain

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    Beat ya to it, been running 167.5 for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douger-1 View Post
    Well Im converting all my cranks to 173.5 mm and my front TA to 17.5mm. Therefore because Im splitting the difference on more standards than anyone else I am the fastest. You can really feel the difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by motochick View Post
    Beat ya to it, been running 167.5 for years.
    Oh yeah...well I removed my cranks all together and made my Trance an XL strider bike.

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    I use the spurs on my boots to drive the chain forward.

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    You ride forward?

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    I have a roping saddle on my bike, yeehaa!


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    Ghetto tubeless?
    Quote Originally Posted by motochick View Post
    I am converting my road bikes to 650b

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    Not yet, going with tubes and sticker flickers first. My rims are tubeless ready tho. My front is at 38psi, rear is 44psi. Here she is:

    My opinion is worth more than yours because of A B C.-cimg1413_zpsb90339b4.jpg

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    moto, what year bike is that ? It reminds me a lot of my first ride... 1984 (or maybe 83) Fuji Espree... Man, did I put some miles on that bike...
    fat old man ... fueled by Mexican pastries....

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    '85, made from Super Vitus 980 tubing….THE lightest tube set of the era. I originally had this built up with 1982 Campy Super Record stuff, riding on tubulars….it was the nicest riding bike I had. Then my hubby convinced me to try 650b, SOLD! I will never ride 700c again. My ti frame (that cannot be converted) is now for sale. My next project is to convert a newly acquired Trek 400 '88, made from Tru Temper RC, into a triple touring bike. Without fenders it can handle 42's. Those on my Peugeot are 36's. I bet your Fuji is still out there on the road somewhere, those things were bullet proof!
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    I donated that espree to the Salvation Army in Tucson... A year later I saw someone living on the streets with it all tricked out... I rode that bike for so long, that I actually broke the fork on it... The fork actually fell apart as I was pedaling...

    No doubt my full carbon Scott is faster than that espree, but its good to reminisce

    I think some of the hipsters in SF/CA are converting these 80's bikes into fixies... kinda funny...
    fat old man ... fueled by Mexican pastries....

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