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    Apr 2013

    I've come to realize...

    The doctor has cleared me to ride easy stuff (with armor), so I'm riding again. After a few days on fire roads in San Juan Capistrano (Southern California), I've come to realize that my hardtail 26 will deal with a lot more roughness and is a lot more forgiving than I had given it credit for being. The first two days, I would apply the brakes down several of the hills just because I didn't feel good going fast on them. The last two days, I just let it roll. It was just fine and comfortable, though things tended to happen faster and I had to make decisions faster. Best still, the momentum helped me up the next hill, which had previously troubled me.

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    Aug 2006
    When you travel a bit faster your tires would skim the top of the series of bumps instead of dipping into each and everyone of them, that's why it feels smoother. Faster is always better as long as you are within the trail speed limits. This has doubles if not tripple effect on the uphills. All those hard to clear technical stuff would be pretty easy.

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