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  1. #1201
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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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    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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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.
    NTFTC

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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:

    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/360548298'></iframe>

    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.

    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/362323133'></iframe>

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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".
    NTFTC

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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 ****e 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.

    (tapa)

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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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