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    I rode around some suburbs near me.
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    Took some trail options that I hadn't used in a long time. A bit bumpy... which shows in the average speed the crummy GPS gave me: 10.8 km/h. Almost none of the trails are on Google Maps.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Nothing.

    Still waiting on getting my shock back from a complete rebuild.

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    The rear brakes on my F9 are stuck to the caliper, I tried to take out spacers, then the pad jiggled around, so I took another pair, now the two sides don't come back together. I hate rim brake mountain bikes. I am thinking about selling the F9 just to reduce my stress and frustration with it.

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    Installed a bash guard and road some of the single track at the Hampshire 100.
    Nice stuff!
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    I finally went on some real trails today! It was some beautiful single track and HOT! I rode what my guide call "pretty easy trails". It was a freaking blast! I thought it'd be fun but no where near that fun! I only fell once! Coming down a hill into a gulch I over reacted on my front brakes and went OTB. Got up dusted myself off and straightened my handle bars and got right back on. Saw some white tail deer on the trails too must have been 15 of them at least.
    The one thing I learned was I need to practice climbing because I am horribly out of shape... And turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomy169 View Post
    I finally went on some real trails today! It was some beautiful single track and HOT! I rode what my guide call "pretty easy trails". It was a freaking blast! I thought it'd be fun but no where near that fun! I only fell once! Coming down a hill into a gulch I over reacted on my front brakes and went OTB. Got up dusted myself off and straightened my handle bars and got right back on. Saw some white tail deer on the trails too must have been 15 of them at least.
    The one thing I learned was I need to practice climbing because I am horribly out of shape... And turning.
    Climbing is the easy part, descending is where I need to improve.

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    This afternoon I did a 20 mile ride along the beach. I had planed on doing 15, but got "appended" to the back of a pack of roadies on a training ride. I stayed with them on my little MTB until they left the path for other places. I wasn't going to let them drop me, and could not pass them and break away. I did, however, blow by them on the one little hill on the path. I was 4 seconds off my personal best for that hill and would have beat it except the roadies were in the way when I wanted to hammer it.

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

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    Did a nice 14 mile stretch through the woods. Was in the 90's early and I decided to call it a liitle sooner. Not too many riders braving the heat.

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    Nothing happening here. Way to hot and to many days at work. I gotta get away more.

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    Today is my 50th birthday, my daughter and i made a 1 hour roadie to a trail that we've never ridden. I've been to every trail in the area many times, but never made it out to this one...we had a blast. Nice trail and i can't wait to go back.
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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

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    Nothing happening here. Way to hot and to many days at work. I gotta get away more.
    Where you at? I'm here in South Texas and its been over 100degs every day. I heard arizona is blistering hot.

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    Rode 7 miles over at Mount Ascutney in West Windsor, VT. In most places I would have liked a full suspension bike, but in others, I was having so much fun that I did not care what bike I had.

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    I rode at one of the oldest bike parks around this area for the first time in several years. It's pretty rough and hacked out (much worse than it was the last time I rode there), but the new 29er did it's part to keep me going. What others have said applies to me too, I'm dreadfully out of shape. 55 years old and getting back on the bicycle after an 8 year hiatus makes me realize that I haven't gotten any younger in that time period. Also having to work on getting used to the drastic difference between the dirt bikes that I've been riding all this time, and the mountain bike. LOT of differences besides the obvious pedaling vs twisting the gas.
    But the good (great) part, I'm remembering how it felt to ride a bicycle. The hard exercise euphoria during and after a ride is as addicting as ever. Back out tomorrow to one of the newest bike parks in the area for some more fun.

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    I put handlebars and pedals on one that I wish to sell.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Your seats fold all the way down in your Audi? I have a 2012 lexus es and my seats won't fold down , there is only a small hatch that opens in case you want to reach in your trunk.... I could have saved myself a lot on my rack otherwise

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    Installed a 60mm stem and 710mm handle bars, I also took off the big chain ring and installed a BBG bash guard. Was going to go for a ride when the temp cooled down but whatever I ate last night and the growler of beer I finished off has my stomach going all wonky today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Today is my 50th birthday, my daughter and i made a 1 hour roadie to a trail that we've never ridden. I've been to every trail in the area many times, but never made it out to this one...we had a blast. Nice trail and i can't wait to go back.
    Happy 50th birthday. May the next 20 years of riding be your very best... Or at least most enjoyable lol.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode today. Will ride again tomorrow. Life is good.

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    Forgot to post this. Did this:

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    Check out that top temperature!

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    ^ over 800m Nice climb.

    I puttered around a trail that's pretty new to me. (Durham forest)
    Awesome single tracks.

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    836.981m to be exact.

    Thanks for the hint on the Garmin embed, btw!

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post
    ^ over 800m Nice climb.

    I puttered around a trail that's pretty new to me. (Durham forest)
    Awesome single tracks.

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    So far, rode it from the garage to my car so I could load it up and head to work.... once work is over, I'm heading to a local trail, hopefully click off 7.5 miles before dark!!

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    NOTHING!!! My last ride was Sunday and when I got home I noticed my rear tire was flat. I guess the Stans was too low to make a seal. Can't ride until I get more plug juice.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Rode around the neighborhood faster than average.

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    Got my shock back from the rebuild and installed it.

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    [QUOTE=In-Yo-Grill;10612599]Where you at? I'm here in South Texas and its been over 100degs every day. I heard arizona is blistering hot.

    I am in N.E. Oregon. We are on our 7th week of over 95degs. We also have had alot of humidity. Well it's high humid for around here. The Columbia river is giving up alot of water to evaporation around here. I know 95 doesn't sound that hot but for around here for that long it is hot. Everything is so dry that everything is closed down. Nothing off road around here.
    I do have my roadie but in order to ride I have to get up at day break. I just can't do that. I don't have it in me to get up that early, ride and then get ready to go to work.

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

    Rode to work and my rear tire started rubbing on frame.

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    I had a long ride planned for this morning, packed my pack last night and set the alarm early this morning. Woke up feeling a little crappy so put the ride off until tomorrow morning, hopefully the rain there calling for will hold off until the afternoon.

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    Got in 11 miles after work.

    Need to get my rear shock dialed back in.

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    14 more miles along the Southern California beach. It may not be in the mountains or off-road, but there is some sand on the concrete path and the scenery is great.

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    Started to "Dirt Jump" with my F9. There are some jump-like bumps around my house that I like to use, but they are covered in grass, so I started to "Grass Jump" like a newbie.
    I am always thinking about selling the F9, but then I always think about what I would do without a 26er in the stable.

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    Looked at it, mixed a really strong drink with like 100 proof vodka and stuff, then rode it four blocks to the LBS to pick up some lube since I ran out a few days ago. Of course, this is after riding 60+ miles of trail this week. Today is my rest day.
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    To celebrate my 56th birthday, I went for a ride at Will Rogers capital State Historic Park. I did two loops on the main trail. The two one-mile climbs did not seem as tough as on prior visits. Either I am getting stronger or I have figured out the correct your combination.

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    I also bought and installed Cannondale D3 lock-on grips on my Cobia.

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    I was practicing wheelies on my KMART bike. Halfway through, the front axle was loose, and the wheel prbably would have fallen off in a couple more tries.

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    Rode it again on some muddy trails.

    Still dialing in the pressure on the rear shock.

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    Borrowed a set of toe clips/shoe cages (i've only used platform pedals until now) bought a set of Michellin Rock Country's for training on the road, bike is now 2lbs lighter, and pedals much easier needless to say.

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    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    I thought the tires were a bit low, but 18 back and 20 front?
    I'm living in bizarro land or something.
    Back in the day I typically aired up to 40 with MIchellin 1.95's and now with the Ardent 2.25 at that pressure and it doesn't feel at all like I'm impeded.
    What's up with that?
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oopsthathurt View Post
    Looked at it, mixed a really strong drink with like 100 proof vodka and stuff, then rode it four blocks to the LBS to pick up some lube since I ran out a few days ago. Of course, this is after riding 60+ miles of trail this week. Today is my rest day.
    Kinda the same: it's 90+ degrees and humidity here and I did trail maintenance this morning, by the time I was done it was way too hot to ride. When I got home I cracked a Heineken and rubbed the top tube a couple of times and told it "don't be sad, tomorrow it's me and you".
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    Did a 15mile ride with my boy in the heat and humidity.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Did a 6.5 mile ride early this morning, on a trail I never rode before. Had a blast, until I noticed my front quick release worked loose. I must have snagged something and not realized. That sucker was on there fairly tight (or so I thought) and I had the QR lever snugged up against the fork leg. Thankfully I noticed it towards the home stretch and survived the ride. The thought of losing my front wheel mid ride scared the shite out of me. Stopped by my LBS on the way home a picked up a pair of DT-Swiss RWS skewers.

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    Pulled the flagging tape for a fundraising event.

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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Put it up on the roof rack drove to the trailhead, where it remained. Instead of riding, I clipped nearly 2 miles of brambles with hand clippers. Much like being in a battle with a BB gun vs. a 50 cal. Got back way too thrashed to ride.

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

    Put a new chain on my 29er. Current one has about 70% life left but wanted to get this chain mated in as well so i have 2 chains gtg on these rings/cassette.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode it. Noticed I am getting a creak from somewhere. Not sure where. Tightened up the cranks a bit. Tightened the headtube bolts a bit. We will see what happens tomorrow.

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

    Cleaned it (minus tires), lubed it and tried something new. Plasti-dipped the front lowers and chain stay.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Went on a ride with some friends today hit some drops and jumps that I have skipped by many times and it feels amazing to finally conquer them

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    Rode an hour to a Cyclocross event, raced it, rode an hour and a half home...
    Was very pleased I didn't take the CX bike. There was a 200m long stretch of rocky river bed in the course...

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    Registered for my first 6 hour race.

    I'm gonna die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    Registered for my first 6 hour race.

    I'm gonna die.
    Yes, but at least you will die with a smile on your face.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Yes, but at least you will die with a smile on your face.
    There is a thin line between a smile and a grimace...

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    Rode about 1 mile today on my trails, they are short but fun once you climb the hills. I have not used the lowest gear in the front, so I think I can go 1x10. Love the 29er and will never go back full time to 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcbailey25 View Post
    Cleaned it (minus tires), lubed it and tried something new. Plasti-dipped the front lowers and chain stay.

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    What is that stuff? Looks promising!

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode it for the first time.


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

    I got my first real mountain bike!! A nice 2013 giant revel 2!! Went for a nice ride about 10 miles. What would be the first mods you guys would do?

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    I got my first real mountain bike!! A nice 2013 giant revel 2!! Went for a nice ride about 10 miles. What would be the first mods you guys would do?

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    Ride it and enjoy it, IMO. Upgrade stuff down the road when you feel it's necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil6000 View Post
    I got my first real mountain bike!! A nice 2013 giant revel 2!! Went for a nice ride about 10 miles. What would be the first mods you guys would do?

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    **Edit Cheesy beat me to it**

    You'll want to ride it a lot more until you feel an area that you'd like to improve. If it was my new bike I'd take off the kick stand, and replace the pedals with flat pedals that have studs.
    All the components are new so just upgrade stuff when it breaks. Seat forks grips can be upgraded down the road as they wear or you feel you need better.
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    I rode it, that is what you do with a bike

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    I was in your shoes a few months back. Just getting back into it after a long hiatus (and all of my past bikes were old POS's). At first I was eager to upgrade thinking it would make my riding experience better... I haven't changed a thing and I've been riding a few times a week. Experience is the best mod and it's free.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    I lovingly gazed upon it as I pulled out the lawn mower to mow the F ing GRASS!!!
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    I took two rides today total of 22 miles. A mix of fire road and single track, the single track is FUN. My Giant Trance 3 27.5 performed very well. : )

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    Haha thanks guys! Ill be riding as Soon as the rain stops here and the trails dry out
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    Installed a dropper seat post (KS ETen) on my bike replacing the old RF Ride.

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    Only a 6.5 mile ride, but it was awesome! Great trail conditions today.
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    Did a 13 mile loop in the rain, was awesome, been a week since I was out and it felt soo good to ride. I was the only one on the trail, it was so peaceful.

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    Cleaned drivetrain and scrubbed chain. Readjusted both front and rear derailleurs.

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    rode my bike down our local city trail, was feeling really tired so i decided to check the air psi. the front was at 20 and the rear at 0 (hahahahahha). filled them up to 45 psi and finished the ride out effortlessly.

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    Got in almost 16 miles yesterday. Trail still has multiple mud holes from the summer of rain we have had.

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    Oil the chain and added air to tires. Got my stuff together for ride at 6am. I haven't been on my bike for a week so am really looking forward to it. The weather has also been really warm in the mornings the lately.

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    i walked past my bike and looked at my flat tire on my bike and got sad cause i planned togo riding some time this week and havent been able get a new tube. got paid today and the box store does not have a 2.35 size tube. i love the look and feel of the oversized tires but god it difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomy169 View Post
    i walked past my bike and looked at my flat tire on my bike and got sad cause i planned togo riding some time this week and havent been able get a new tube. got paid today and the box store does not have a 2.35 size tube. i love the look and feel of the oversized tires but god it difficult.
    You don't have to have a tube specifically for a 2.35 size. you can use one for a 2.1 or 2.2 as long as it's the right wheel size (26", 29", etc..). Or if it's just got a puncture hole in it, patch it and ride.
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    Rode to work and back, as usual. Not a scenic ride. Made a few parts orders, bought me the 'Nitecore IntelliCharger i4 Charger - 2nd Generation - for charging 18650' @ $18; a 'Shimano CS-HG50 7spd Cassette - 13-34t for $20 and the 'Shimano SLX HG81 10 11/34 cassette' for $56; x3 missing link, one for 7spd and two for 10spd @ $6; Avid Speed Dial 7 Pair Gray @ $25; and a Shimano Altus M310 Single 7 Speed Shifter. Some of these parts are for the X-city/country 7spd 20.5"Giant Revel, while the 10spd drivechain parts and brake levers wait for the Haro Flightline 26 Trail frame and final parts to come. Will update with pic of parts pile tomorrow.today morning/noon/whenever.
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    Up at 400am, and put 27 miles on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyTom View Post
    You don't have to have a tube specifically for a 2.35 size. you can use one for a 2.1 or 2.2 as long as it's the right wheel size (26", 29", etc..). Or if it's just got a puncture hole in it, patch it and ride.
    I am running 26" tubes on my 27.5 wheels. Needed to ride and only had a 26" tube worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Armstrong View Post
    Up at 400am, and put 27 miles on my bike.
    I feel like such a slacker.

    Good job!!

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    OK, not necessarily today but this week anyway... I got a few trial rides in with my newest front tire purchase: a Panaracer Cedric Gracia XC (2.25"). Slapped it onto the front of my Trek Mamba and tried it out on a couple of my most frequently-ridden trails. First impressions? Wow... this seems to be a seriously undervalued tire! I'd come across references to this tire before, but not a ton of information/reviews compared to most of the more well-known tires. But what I'd read made me curious about it. Came across a good sale price ($19.98... $27.50 shipped) on it the other week so finally decided to give it a shot.

    My only previous experience with a Panaracer tire was a few short spins on my son's Mamba which sports a 2.35 Rampage (which I was impressed with). First ride with the Cedric was on pretty dry hardpack with hardly any loose stuff. Ran it at 30psi with tubes (my usual starting point for a new tire). First impression was that this thing felt FAST! I'd ridden this trail before in identical conditions with Bonty 29-2's and Maxxis Aspens and the Cedric just seemed to smoke through it in comparison. Almost too fast, as I was letting it go all out to get a feel for the speed and nearly missed a few curves along the way. Once I got used to the speed of this tire a little bit, I started paying more attention to the grip. Again, pretty impressed with it overall. Let's loose a little on the transition knobs, then the side knobs confidently grab hold. Kind of similar to the 2.35 Nobby Nic I ran for awhile, except the transition feels shorter with the Cedric.

    Second ride had a mix of loose over hard, with dry hardpack. Dropped down to 28psi for this ride. You could really notice the side knobs grabbing even more in the loose over HP. As it was only my 2nd ride with the new tire, and first on loose over HP, I was a little unsure how far to push it at first. Almost bailed on one corner when I felt it start to get loose, but it grabbed pretty quickly and confidently and kept going. Again, it also seemed to roll pretty well in these conditions compared to other front tires I've tried.

    Not sure if most people prefer the Cedric as a front, or rear, but my first impression with it on the front has been very positive. Haven't measured the width, but it seems fairly true to size, and feels like it has good volume. Definitely not the lightest tire out there, but I worry more about durability than weight. Sidewalls seem burly enough, without being too tough to mount on the rim (unlike my Geax Gato TNT, which is a mother to get on the rim!).

    Anyway, that's kind of what my week's been about. Two thumbs up to the Cedric Gracia XC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Armstrong View Post
    Up at 400am, and put 27 miles on my bike.
    Nice, I plan on being on the bike tomorrow by 5am and then ride until about 8:30am or so. I bike to and from my trails as there only 10 minutes away.

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    I did a mountain bike ride in San Jose del Cabo (Mexico). It was one of the best rides ever.

    I arranged to rent a bike and for a guide yesterday. However, the shop forgot and rented the basic Specializes they showed me yesterday to someone else. So the let me use the owner's personal bike. Sweet. It was a 29er with 2x10. I've never before ridden 29 or 2x10. For the locale, it was pretty good.

    The climbs were not as brutal as many at home, but it was quite technical. The surface was lose, coarse sand and parts were still muddy from the rain on Wednesday. In one stretch, we rode in a "stream." It was about 2 inches deep and 18 inches wide. There was some hike-a-bike over some gnarly boulders.

    I got a lot of experience on new kinds of terrain.

    I'm glad I had the chance to ride this and glad for the skill and knowledge of my guide.

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    Rode about 2.5 miles with my son's to get them a Starbucks pastry treat.


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    Rode about 6 miles over at Pine Hill Park. It took approximately 2 hours, mere minutes compared to how long it used to take me to ride 2 or 3 miles there. My average speed improved by a large margin both uphill and downhill. I am surprised at how well I am doing after missing a weekend of riding and practice. Can't wait to do it again next weekend.
    Ran into a friend today at PHP. He has a nice stable of bikes, 2013 Trek Stache 8, 2013 Jamis CX disk, and a 2011 Trek Rumblefish. I am so jealous.

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    Doing about 170km a week on my bike now, mostly paved roads, but main goal was to get in better shape. =)

    My first ride this spring was 7km in 30min, and i was wasted rest of the day.. now doing 50km in 2 hours.

    Now i need to find the willpower to stop smoking..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadav View Post
    Doing about 170km a week on my bike now, mostly paved roads, but main goal was to get in better shape. =)

    My first ride this spring was 7km in 30min, and i was wasted rest of the day.. now doing 50km in 2 hours.

    Now i need to find the willpower to stop smoking..
    I am in the exact same situation as you with improving my fitness, and trying to kick the cancer sticks..... Best of luck!

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    I rode a little over a mile, ripped a 1/4"+ gash in the sidewall of my rear tire, had everything to fix it except a dollar bill, pushed bike a little over a mile back to the truck. Got back to the truck and it started pouring rain, seems someone is trying to tell me something, took advise and went home.
    Sometimes you have days like that.
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    Put on a "new" saddle just in time for it to start pouring.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode it


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    I bought another! Found a used canfield balance frame and bike that I really like. Tossed on a set of bars and some pedals and went for a ride. Couldnt really push it locally but the future is bright. It actually climbs reasonably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadav View Post
    Doing about 170km a week on my bike now, mostly paved roads, but main goal was to get in better shape. =)

    My first ride this spring was 7km in 30min, and i was wasted rest of the day.. now doing 50km in 2 hours.

    Now i need to find the willpower to stop smoking..
    50k in 2hr on a mountain bike is a lot. takes me almost half hr longer at 22kph average. Good job.
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    Wow! I did 43.2km in an 1'53" at 400am this morning and I thought I was doing well!

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    ^ That is pretty good. Yesterday I put my WTB nano on both tires (I use them if there's a high percent of pavement or very hard pack) and went on a sort of bike path tour. I usually ride mostly single track so I'm used to runs around 20-25k

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    Removed my XTR rear der, after two seasons of hard miles and abuse (and even falling off a crap bike rack going 30mph) cage snapped on the inner side(happened on the first 10 miles on my ride in Tahoe). Now awaiting my Saint RD from CRC

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    I set 5 PRs on a bike from 1999!

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    I rode new trail...

    It didn't suck. Not even a little...
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    Yesterday, my son and I hit the local pump track and then rode around the local park a bit. Humidity was so high that it put a damper on our fun. Plus, we were both exhausted from all the other things (rides, walks, gym, etc.) that we did over the weekend.

    Today, probably nothing.
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    Took some friends to ride Jedi at the top of Sullivan ridge. That's the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica, and Palos Verdes on the LA coast in the background and downtown LA to the East.

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    saturday i went to my LBS and got a new tube and some sealant for it. while i was there i talked myself out of getting new lock on grips and instead got some new diamond back flat pedals. they are a little heavier then my plastic pedals but offer tons more grip. well worth the money.
    did nothing on sunday except plan my next ride.
    monday i went to my local trails. i went on a familiar trail and got to the end and decided i wasnt going back the same way i came. i ended up getting a little lost but just kept riding until i found my car again. got a nice big drink and went on a new to me trail. i was really loving it when i saw dark clouds rollling in and got hit by a couple rain drops when i decided to call it a day.
    this ride made me realize my bike is in dire need of a tune up and that my fork may have a bad seal. more money! yay!

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    Raced the sunset.

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    Got on my bike for the first time in two months after a shoulder injury running a Spartan Race. I only rode 4.8 miles because my fitness has gone to crap thanks to being sedentary and eating like crap. Now to get back to the 40-50 miles a week I was riding per injury.

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    I think I finally got my rear brake to quit dragging.

    Hope to ride it tomorrow to confirm.

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