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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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    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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    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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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    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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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    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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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    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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    Clipped a tree yesterday and landed into a big pile of thorns... they were a PITA to take out
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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.

    "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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    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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