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    Went and explore a new trail system nearby... found a half mile stretch of trail that was insane.. ended up gathering a little bit too much speed and going over my bars after a 4 foot drop... hit my head really hard and snapped my sunglasses.... booooo

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    Did a 18.1 mile ride at 330am, then at 330pm switched my Alivio 9spd rapid fire shifters out for LX rapid fire shifters. Man what a difference they made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    I have a 34mile route I was doing last year. I hope to be in shape to do it again when the weather cools off. Those long rides through the hill country are therapeutic.
    I just started biking after 20-25 years off a bike. Am loving it. Just bought a low end mtb, love the trails, but have been loving these road rides. If I get into better shape, I just might have to pick up a road bike... didn't see that coming. Something about those long rides...

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    Stuck a dropper post on it this morning.
    It's a Spesh Blacklite and I hope I get along with the three positions...

    Never used one before but on techy low speed downhill bits, I always feel like I'm going over the front.
    Part of that may be due to the 2003 Bomber XCR forks that are just a little squishy and flexible.
    The rest is due to me being crap at techy downhill bits...

    I'm crap at techy uphill bits too if I'm honest.

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    I did this

    Needless to say it ruined my ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue426 View Post
    Needless to say it ruined my ride.
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    Was that the Syncros on the 940?

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    It sure is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue426 View Post
    Needless to say it ruined my ride.
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    Nice taco...What's the story behind that one?
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Just had gone up a 6 foot berm with a tight downhill right hand turn on the opposite side when it caught a rut, down I went.
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    You get salsa wit dat?

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    Went to Fountain Head for the first time and got my butt handed to me lol. I thought I had decent stamina before today but I'm happy considering I got into this less than a month ago. It can only get better from here.

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    Local BMX track is having Friday Night MTB practice. My buddy and I went and had a great time.

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    fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue426 View Post
    Needless to say it ruined my ride.
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    Just to throw it out there in case it ever saves anyone a long walk out of the woods, if you ever and up with a wheel like this out on the trail, you can do a surprisingly good job of straightening it by taking it off the bike, grabbing it with both hands at about 4 and 8 o'clock, with the worst of the bend at 12, facing away from you. Find a good solid bit of ground, and really bash the misaligned section of wheel against it a couple times, with authority. At least twice as hard as you do it on the first shot is probably right. Repeat as necessary to get it to where it'll turn in the fork. It can work better than you'd think, and it's always popular on the trail when somebody thinks their ride is over. BAM BAM BAM....you're good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nowaysj View Post
    fee?
    It was $7 6 pm to 9 pm.

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    10.1 miles 1600ft of climbing, some fast down hill and some single track.

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    4 laps at West Delray Regional Park
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    5 miles at Pine Hill Park in Rutland. I nearly crashed several times, but saved it all of those times. I am now riding faster each time I go there. Wicked fun.

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

    I rode my Hardrock Disc 29 today through a local trail which I didn't know exists. I only learned about this trail more than a week ago.

    This was my first time riding through a trail and my biking skill was put into test. The farther I got into it, the more it became more challenging to me.
    What works for me may not work for you. What's best for you depends on many factors. We are different from each other.

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    Took a little miniride yesterday (having bad tendonitis in my achilles), first time in the rain/wet trails. Dirt was stickier, better traction, rocks were like covered in petroleum jelly. On cambered surfaces, just randomly slip off a foot to the left or right... tricky, but surprisingly stable!

    Gotta replace these stock welgo bear trap pedals, no traction whatsoever in the rain.

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    Built my new rear wheel yesterday (Pacenti TL28 26er/DT Swiss 240 hub) to finally match the front on my Foes XCT 5. Did 16 miles of riding the foothills in my area. Wheel worked like a charm. Will take it out to Montana De Oro next weekend to put it through it's paces.

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    I posted my first sub 42 minute lap today at Quiet Waters.
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    Day 1 on clipless. After a week in the shop got bike back with new rear wheel under warranty after the free hub failed.
    After years of avoiding clipless I bought shoes and pedals and did 35k of mostly paved trails today to get the general jist of these things. So far so good. To me the main down side is going to be exploring anything by foot while out for a ride and also the ease of throwing a leg over the bike to go down the street to have a few beers with some buddies.
    Oh well, time will tell.
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    3rd ride this week. 14miles on a new route with 1300+ feet of climbing. Also ordered some new 5.10 shoes and a YAWYD top cap for my Niner.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    I started the day telling myself that I was not going to ride today. So, I took my boat for a spin around the marina. Then, my will power waned and I went for a gentle 20 mile ride along the beach. There was a total of 154 feet of climbing.

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    Rode to work in pretty harsh wind, uphill so it made every pedal feel a bit useless. It's a 7 miles each way ride, but felt like 40.
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    Did a 25 mile ride from the house to the trails yesterday, so recovered from that and watched some football. Did get make a 4ish mile round trip to the grocery store on the bike tho to pickup a few essentials. Not a bad days.

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    Went biking in the trail with a buddy today, I ride a 18" bike but he took it for a spin so I was stuck with his large 20.5" bike. Rode down this slope section without getting a good feel of the bike and that's when sh*t happens, brake..brake..need more brake..locked up the front tire...try to save it...lost my footings and traction/brakes/control, went OTB and flew into a tree.

    One hour later, my buddy was showing me a part of a narrow path at the top of a 25-30ft cliff/slope,my front tire slipped off first then followed by the rear and there I went sliding down towards the cliff! Luckily I was able to lend against the bike and did a control slide down the slope for 6-7ft untill I was stopped by a tree directly below.

    What a day!

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    Watched some douchebag bicyclist wearing headphones crash into my daughter. Cut up her knee pretty good.

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    32 miles this morning to start the day.
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    Today, I rode my bike around the dirt loop trail at Will Rogers State Historic Park (So Cal) 4 times. Each loop was 0.9 miles of climbing (220 feet) followed by 0.9 miles of descending. I averaged 6 mph on the climbs and 14.3 on the descents. Fun, fun, fun ... but I'm sore now.

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    Several things, first I picked up my new to me niner air9 frame, then, picked up my daughter's bike from the shop, then rode my single speed around the neighborhood with the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    Today, I rode my bike around the dirt loop trail at Will Rogers State Historic Park (So Cal) 4 times. Each loop was 0.9 miles of climbing (220 feet) followed by 0.9 miles of descending. I averaged 6 mph on the climbs and 14.3 on the descents. Fun, fun, fun ... but I'm sore now.
    Snuck into that park late one night with a buddy and a couple of girls. We were walking that loop when we hear a large bellowing bark, followed by a lady yelling, "Thunder!" She was walking in the park in the middle of the night with her dog off leash. This pit chased us, and I booked it, probably doing 14.3 mph on my ascent! Haha, left the girls in the dust. #chivalryisdead

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    Went and rode around town today, Got a pinch flat at the bottom of some stairs. Changed tube out then went home. While drinking beer decided I was gonna go tubeless and 20 minutes later with some pedaling around the yard I am done for the day. But now tubeless woot woot

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

    Rode Mt.Pinos and Mt.Abel. I found a nice spot to rest

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    I rode a different track yesterday. It was muddy and my second trail ride using clipless pedals/shoes. I fell over......ALOT, but had fun. My next time on this particular trail, I think I'll use my flats instead. I wrote a small review on singletracks.com.
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    Rode it.

    21 miles at an awesome trail system called Moore's Springs Trails.

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    Took the family on a burrito picnic at the local park.

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    Rode 10 miles over at Pine Hill Park in Rutland VT. I crashed very slowly on a sharp turn and scratched up the end of my grip clamp. Other than that the riding was fun, but by the end I was very tired.

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    Today I logged yesterday's ride in Sullivan Canyon (Pacific Palisades, CA). It was my first ride on this trail. It was great. 1300 feet of climbing in 4 miles through a very scenic terrain. The hardest part was dealing with all of the shadows the trees cast on the trail.

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

    30 miles of single track after a week of recovery, felt great!

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    Ran some errands on my bike today. Love running errands on my bike.

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    this wasn't today or yesterday but I rode the trails around Yale Forest in Swanzey, NH. Some of it's pretty rough but good intermediate riding and I've seen wildlife on two accounts out there, once a moose and another 2 deer running through the trees. I'll have to get some post ride pics next time, bike usually gets pretty muddy due to a few unavoidable sections.

    I quite recommend these trails, I hear they are actively maintained regardless of their current condition, the person doing it is pretty busy I gather...

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    Took a ride with my neighbors over by Wild Apple Road in Pomfret VT. I was surprised by the epic singletrack, and that I was way faster than my neighbors. It was a nice birthday ride.
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    Took the new bike for it's first ride. Rode some trails and had a blast!

    Also, took off the reflectors.

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    Yesterday I put 19 miles on my new rim at 2 different trail systems. It was nice to get back on my Scott after a week of riding on my HT. Today I'm looking at it deciding if I can ride through the soreness from yesterday.
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    Took her out just for a couple hour ride on a new to me trail, had a great time.

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    Hit the woods for a good time. 15 miles up and down. Love the outdoors.

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    Just added a 203mm rotor to the front of my Cobia. I know it will probably warp easily, but it looks sweet on a 29er. Next will be to add the old 180mm to the rear of the bike.

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    Got some upper suspension pivot bearings for the Blur XC and won a pair of '09 Rock Shox SID on a local auction site.
    Should be a sweet upgrade from the '03 Bombers...

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