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    Went for a nice 55km ride, thats about 34miles.. Now my legs, ass, shoulders and wrists are feeling it..

    Was a big step up from my normal 12-18km weekly rides, and some beautiful scenary along singlepaths, gravel roads through the forest..

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    First ride on the new Yeti last night. Couldn't stop for pics because the deer flies were chasing me. Classic NH single track...damp, roots, rocky and hilly.
    Love it. I'm beginning to feel like Fast Eddie Felson. "I'm back"
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    Replaced bearings in the 20mm front hub:
    - removed shot bearings using an old screwdriver and a hammer
    - found out what bearings I need (marked on the bearings)
    - went to a bearing shop and bought an equivalent set
    - improvised a bearing press out of 20mm through bolt, the old bearings, and an old pair of Hollowtech 2 BB bearing cups.

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    Went on a relatively short ride/hike up a steep downhilly type piece of land, it's got roots 2ft steps, narrow pathways and runs ~20% grade. Went up at dusk and came down at night.

    The entire path was mostly hard/wet sand with a very thin layer of loose on top, new tires did better than expected on the way down. Now I just need to get some pads that are less prone to fading after extended braking periods.

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    i finally paid off my lay away! i got to finally bring home my trek fuel 90. riding it and looking at it more closely i have decided it is well worth the 350 that i spent. i was expecting to have to get a tune up on it but i got on and with a barrel swivel tightened it shifted braked and road smooth as any other bike i have ridden. after a short one mile ride around my neighborhood i realized i am horribly out of shape... the only thing it needs now is lights for lights riding and and an extended seat post(for my height). excited to do some trail riding next week. will have pictures up as soon as i figure out hoe to get them off my phone and onto here. can any one help. i have an iphone if that means anything.

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    20 miles along the SoCal beach. Not too warm. Not muggy. Great scenery.

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    this thread needs more pics.

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    1 am where the hell do you live for it to be light at 1 am?
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    i figured it out.
    this is my trek fuel 90. it needs a cleaning... badly.
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    Went for a solo ride at a wilderness park not too far from home... 11.8 miles, time for a nap then beers after that!

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    Got my butt handed to me today. Had no business riding the stuff I did with the guys I rode with. Still--the new Yeti is amazing.
    I can't wait till I get my sorry butt into shape. More determined than ever.

    "I blame myself"

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    Another 20 miles along the beach. Mountains and forests are for the birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahza29er View Post
    1 am where the hell do you live for it to be light at 1 am?
    Just a wild guess: Canada or Northern Europe.
    The further North you go, the more daylight hours you get in summer.

    I announced my intentions to ride, on a local forum, yesterday. Two other guys showed up (today).
    We rode some bumpy trails and some smooth and twisty trails. Stopped for a cup of coffee on the way too, and rode some streets to get to the next piece of trail.

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    Had it all ready to go yesterday. But the biggest storm we have seen around here for a while came through. Trees down in alot of areas from winds and flooding. I had to clean up the yard so thee only think I did today was clean my bike. It was a nice day out too but most folks were cleaning up storm damage. Heading out around 5:30am or so tomorrow.

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    Test rode the GT Avalanche Hans Rey that I've had my eye on for the last week. Still trying to decide whether I should swap out the air fork for coils should I choose to make the purchase. Made my way back to the house and gave my fork a much needed full service, installed a new weinmann zac-19, and re-aligned the brake. Ran a few test laps to ensure everything is performing at optimum. Want to get started at daybreak before the sun gets a chance to break out the frying pan.
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    Three hours today from 5:00am to 8:00am on the trails. Was quiet and such a nice ride today. Saw a couple turtles and rabbits.

    I threw my chain going from the middle gear to small gear today though, havent done that for a while. I don't think I threw a chain all last season come to think of it, easy fix though. But Im wondering what may have caused it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerB View Post
    Three hours today from 5:00am to 8:00am on the trails. Was quiet and such a nice ride today. Saw a couple turtles and rabbits.

    I threw my chain going from the middle gear to small gear today though, havent done that for a while. I don't think I threw a chain all last season come to think of it, easy fix though. But Im wondering what may have caused it?
    Must have been a sneaky rabbit

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    Took the scenic route back from the lake today
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    After a few minutes of goofing around on my Cobia, the bike computer said that I had done 100 miles.
    I am sorry that I have no pics, but I am unable to upload any pictures at this moment.

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    I took my ancient no-suspension Mongoose bike to my very first trail ride. It was fun!!!
    ...also realized I need a real capable mountain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Must have been a sneaky rabbit
    It must have been him

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    I rolled it from my pickup truck to the house...after getting home from 2 days at the Santos Trails in Ocala, Florida. What a great time.
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    Cleared this chunky section for the first time ever! After two seasons of riding this same trail network I finally fully committed to clearing it. Here's a pic of my girlfriend clearing it earlier this summer....I knew I'd never hear the end of it if I didn't finally man up and just go for it. Sweet taste of success put a huge smile on my face.
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    Took the new to me Gary Fisher SuperCaliber 29er out for the first time at Alafia State park. Did about 10 miles, I really dont keep track. My son had his new to him GF 24er and said he loves the new ride. Me, I gotta get use to the 29er size, coming from a 26 I would throw around curves and between trees.
    This 29er made me about a second off and a inch off on every turn, root, or obstacle. Just gotta ride more and get use to the handling.

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    Did 13 mile loop X2, I went down in a corner hard, went OTB and crashed on a jump I have done 50 times. First lap was flawless, all obstacles were done with out incident, second loop not so good LOL. Guess I caught up today on the crash tally, only thing hurt was my pride.

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    Took a friend out for his first time mountain biking -- think I may have gotten him hooked!
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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Did a nice 12 mile ride. Upping my training program to prepare for my first ever race next month.

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    Cleared this chunky section for the first time ever! After two seasons of riding this same trail network I finally fully committed to clearing it. Here's a pic of my girlfriend clearing it earlier this summer....I knew I'd never hear the end of it if I didn't finally man up and just go for it. Sweet taste of success put a huge smile on my face.
    congrats!

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    I rode my road bike today after I piked it up from my LBS that was repairing it. The road I rode on today was very windy, but it was very fun and fast.

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    My brake pads are in the oven as I type this. Don't get mineral oil on them while bleeding lol

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    Did about 12 miles or so today, was on the trails around 5:30am. It was a tad cool out, almost felt like a September morning and not a July morning.

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    I rode at Snow Summit (Big Bear, CA). I bought a day pass for the lift and did 5 runs. I did 2N10, both east and west. It was a blast. I need nothing more exciting or technical.

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    After spending the night in Big Bear (Calif), I did a second day at Snow Summit. I did just two runs because I had to leave for home. I did them both on 2N10, west side. Strava says my best time for the 4 miles was 12.8 mph, but it felt more like 30. I guess the dirt, dust, rocks and twists makes it seem faster than it is -- considering I ride at 15 on level pavement.

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    Warped my rotor in the rear (I hope) while riding on a new trail system on Cox District Road in Woodstock, VT. I was out riding with a group of mountain bikers from Woodstock on those trails. I had a nasty tip over into a large area of raspberry bushes. I got scraped up and I had to ride back to the cars before everyone else because my knee was aching.

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    Replaced my front and rear derailleurs: from Deore (3x9) to SLX (2x9). Also replaced my stock SRAM cranks with RaceFace Ride. Next up is getting my fork travel adjusted to 120.

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    Little over 5 miles at the local park... it is about 1 1/2 miles from the house... so a total of 8 miles or so... Nothing technical, but several hills... just a decent ride for me in the 95 degree temps...

    Third ride this week, first was with my daughter so I didn't go very fast on that one...

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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Right now: Beer break and food.

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    Rode 44 miles on the road on my 1991 GT Timberline (with 'urban' type tires) this morning. Gonna do 10+ more miles tonight on a night MTB ride.

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    Epic NK.

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    Quiet Waters Park this morning at 9am, Quiet Waters Park last evening at 5pm.
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    Reflecting back on yesterday my first ride of Kingdom Trails...wow this place is incredible and the Yeti seems right at home here. Only two hours from home and staying at a friend's log cabin right outside of town Incredible.

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    Took a short first time ride today. Also took off the kickstand and wheel reflectors.What did You do today on your mountain bike?-20130728_164802.jpgWhat did You do today on your mountain bike?-20130728_165352.jpg

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    Before heading back from Kingdom Trails this morning we did a short few...Farm Junk, Swan Dive and White School. Great stuff.

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    Rode Quiet Waters this morning until the downpour.Then changed my first flat in about 20 years, then looked at the tire and realized it's mounted the wrong way for rotation. Oh well it's on the front and will suffice for now since it's on my back up ride.
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    Swapped out the spring on my fork to a more clyde friendly one and did some fiddling with the brakes.

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    I washed my bike from 2 days worth of trail riding. Once it is all nice and dry, I'll oil it.

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    Nothing, I missed my alarm and missed my group ride.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Cleaned my bike up for the first time and tried out Squirt lube on my chain.

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    I got my bike cleaned up from yesterdays ride and will be heading out tomorrow at 5:30am for a few hours

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    I rode 15 miles on some nice trails this morning. Then bought some new pedals

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    I did an 8 mile ride to break in my new Epicon fork and WTB Speed V Comp saddle.
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    I did a 4.7 mile loop on The Millennium Loop in Calabasas, California. This included riding to and from the trailhead. It also included a bunch of HAB. I did one OTB, when there was a very sudden dip right around a blind switchback. I came out of the switchback, the front wheel went down and bam. Fortunately, I was pretty slow from the switchback.

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    Started the day with a 9.7 mile ride! Then I had to go to work.

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    New Manitou Tower Expert is here. First time I'll ride a fork better then the stock Suntour Pogo Stick. Couldn't possibly be more excited

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    10.98 miles this morning before work.

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    Washed her down and added a different chainstay protector...
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    New rubber schwalbe nobby nics
    Checked sag
    Riding tonight

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    Slapped on 2 bottle cages and got the new bottles in the dishwasher now

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    I didn't do anything with it or on it. Forced to go into forced labor so I can get some more money for food and bike stuff.

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    After working out in the sun all day and a quick break, water and food with a wee squirt of Hammer gel, Sloopy said "let's ride". A nice pleasant 6 miles of single in shaded woods and a goopy black mud hole normally missed but for Sloopy letting loose---and she needs a bath. Hang on Sloopy.

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    Took my Cobia out on the trails on my property. The new rubber is amazing.
    Put a Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 on the front, and a Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 on the back. Those are wide tires for the Cobia considering that the stock tires were normal 2.20 Bontrager XR-2 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Took my Cobia out on the trails on my property. The new rubber is amazing.
    Put a Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 on the front, and a Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 on the back. Those are wide tires for the Cobia considering that the stock tires were normal 2.20 Bontrager XR-2 29.
    Try reversing that set up. I promise it will handle better

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB412 View Post
    Try reversing that set up. I promise it will handle better
    He beat me to it but you definitely want skinny in back fat up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehninjo0 View Post
    He beat me to it but you definitely want skinny in back fat up front.
    No, I think that I would rather have better grip with a wider tire in back, while having less rolling resistance in front.
    I have a 29er so I obviously don't care how well it turns. The front is still wider than stock, and the much wider rear tire will help with grip.

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    I rode on a flat service road that tended to have a lot of lose sand. It was great practice until I got a flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I rode on a flat service road that tended to have a lot of lose sand. It was great practice until I got a flat.
    You should try Schwalbe tires with the Kevlar guard. They seem to be getting good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    You should try Schwalbe tires with the Kevlar guard. They seem to be getting good reviews.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have some of the tube protectors, but stopped using them due to the weight. However, come to think of it, for dirt, the weight really is not that much extra and I have a set of road wheels for riding the road. I think I'll put them back. I will, first check out the Kevlar ones.

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    added a set of V8 flat pedals. Hope to go riding tomorrow.

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    Nothing today... Working. Hitting the trail tomorrow morning when I get off work. Have a 13-15 miler planned. And a couple of cold ones to follow.

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    Chased three horses I came upon roaming the roadway during my 10.8 mile ride this morning.

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    Nothing today... Working. Hitting the trail tomorrow morning when I get off work. Have a 13-15 miler planned. And a couple of cold ones to follow.

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    Got my stem cut down and a Fox Shox lesson in rebound and dampening.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    After a little over a month of owning my bike, I was finally able to do a bona fide mountain/trail ride. He a great time even though the trails I started on exceeded my skill level. Turned around and moved down to some lower trails. Need to ride those a while to build some skills before trying the other trails again. Looking forward to the next time I can go!

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    Nothing today. But tomorrow i am going to go check out my next ride. Again it won't be single track but it is dirt and down hill and it's not home. Right now anywhere but home is a good thing. I really need to get away.

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    Today I tried a new combination of trails at Pine Hill Park in Rutland, VT. I rode a total of 8-9 miles, which is more than normal.
    Here is the order:
    Up Escalator, Up Svelte Tiger, Watkins Wood Road towards Rocky Pond, Up Upper Ledges, across Droopy Muffin towards Rocky Pond, Up Underdog, Up Shimmer, Down Overlook, Down Jersey Turnpike, Across Santa's Little Helper towards Rocky Pond, Down Droopy Muffin, Up and Down Salamander, Down Droopy Muffin all the way to Sore Elbow, up Sore Elbow, Down Rembrant's bush, Down Sisyphus, Down Trillium, Up Birches, Down Quartzite, through the Quarry, back on Crusher Road to Escalator.

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    15 more miles along the beach. I was not trying for speed, but had my fastest time yet. Perhaps it was trying to show up the roadies.

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    Hit the trails after a week of reconditioning. Stopped at my usual checkpoint for water and and a cliff bar when I overheard a group of guys on absurdly high end bikes for the Texas hill country (Specialized Enduro with 200 mm DH fork, Yeti SB95 with 180 mm of travel, etc...) talking about the need for paved pumptracks as it would be more efficient than dirt. Then one of the guys suggested they ride the paved road trails because it was much smoother.
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    An easy 6 mile road ride to test out my new clipless pedals for the first time
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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Came up with this sweet little thing. Major PITA to get it setup but am happy with the adjustments I came up with. Will hit Peter's Canyon tomorrow.

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    Yesterday I went and checked out my next couple of rides. One was an old jeep trail and the other was an old logging trail that has grown because of more traffic. Still dirt.
    As for my bike. I have a bit of work to do. simple stuff but it still needs to be done. I might get some of that done today.

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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    3rd ride on my new Trek, and took a gravel throwdown. The bike is okay.


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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?-screen-shot-2013-08-04-1.00.22-pm.jpgI road a new to me trail system this morning with my friend George, who pushes me as he is a very good rider. Going down a much deserved hill I was carrying a bit more speed than I should have and hit a washed out rut in gravel/rock stuff, buried the front and did a superman over the bars. Luckily at nearly 58 I still bounce. Well sort of. Minor arm scrapes and something pulled at the hamstring/calf junction on the outside of right leg. Still road a couple more miles, but its stiff. I think fine, though. The good news is the new Yeti is fine and I still bounce. First major crash in 12 years--it feels great.

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    Another 8.4 and liking the feel
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    Rode a race course up at Stonewall Farm in southern, NH, it's only 3.6 miles but it takes me a long time averaging 4.9mph. It's fun and varied and I find it to be very challenging as a newbie, I'd like something a little more beginner friendly but I had a great time with it all the same.







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    I rode around the trails at my house again today, and realized that my new rear tire rubs on the derailleur when it is in 1st gear in the front. . But now I am thinking about converting to either XX1 (pricey), or X01 (dependent on price). But whatever I choose, it will not be until winter when I upgrade.

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    Yesterday I road the new Ergon GP1 Bio-Cork grips.
    No numbness and all around awesome!

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    Today I demoed a 2013 Trek Rumblefish at Pine Hill Park in Rutland, VT. I was able to ride so much faster and harder than on my Cobia, but at the end of the ride, I was too exhausted to notice any difference between the two.

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    installed new tires upgrading from stock tires to Bontrager 29-4 Expert. they claim to be better suited for loose gravel. they definitely are more knobby and sticky.
    i scraped a few weeks back and left some skin on the trail, time to get back on the horse!

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    Yesterday I road a loop on my nearby home trails avoiding mud after the deluge. The ground drains and perks real well in these parts.
    Today Ill be out exploring a new 'super double secret' future trail network for SNH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old as ned View Post
    installed new tires upgrading from stock tires to Bontrager 29-4 Expert. they claim to be better suited for loose gravel. they definitely are more knobby and sticky.
    i scraped a few weeks back and left some skin on the trail, time to get back on the horse!
    If you want a big improvement, try some Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires next time you upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    If you want a big improvement, try some Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires next time you upgrade.
    thx F9 they look like a great tire

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    Rode about 10.2 miles, weather is great today
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    MIle Slip Exploratory Ride fullscreen map | EveryTrail

    THere was a wee climbing to do, but some real nice downhills as well.

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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?



    I packed my 26er and 29er into a 4 door sedan!!

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    Rode a little over 16 miles today. Tried out my new Osprey Viper 5 pack.

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    I rode in my first xc race. Did the novice class and had a great time!

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    Rode in my first xc race. Did the novice class and had a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post


    I packed my 26er and 29er into a 4 door sedan!!

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    Why couldn't you just fold the rear seats down, I fit my Cobia in a 2013 Audi S6 sedan with a large toolbox and a bunch of other stuff.

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    After watching countless you tube videos on how to perform your own maintenance on mtn bikes, i finally got to the bottom of the ticking sound which in turn was coming from my pedals. removed regreased and re-attached and my bike is silent as a silent does. Im very chuffed to say the least. I also installed a new chain and tightened everything up.
    My bike is currently in better condition than any time i have had it back from a service.

    The silence didnt last for long though as the woots coming from me as i was taking a 12 mile xc trail afterwards could be heard for all around.

    Paid for my new FS bike which will arrive this week also. Weekend successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Why couldn't you just fold the rear seats down, I fit my Cobia in a 2013 Audi S6 sedan with a large toolbox and a bunch of other stuff.
    Well they don't fold down lol (It's an old car). That and i have a bunch of water bottles and stuff in my trunk. Really that is the best way to pack it, the only pain in the ass is pulling the seatpost out.

    The 26er is awesome because all u have to do is pop the front wheel out and slide it in behind the front seats, very easy. The 29er is just too big and u have to pop both wheels off and pull the seatpost (only when trying to pack 2 bikes). Normally if it is just the 29er u just pop both wheels out and stash the frame behind the front seats.

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