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    I just put a 180mm rotor on the rear. The caliper will need to be adjusted, but for now one pad is rubbing on the rotor.
    Just checked again. Both pads are rubbing on the rotor. Good thing I am getting an SLX caliper this winter, but hopefully the pads will last until then.

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    Replaced rear brake pads. Installed new Jagwire derailuer cables. Almost ran over a 2" baby box turtle on trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I just put a 180mm rotor on the rear. The caliper will need to be adjusted, but for now one pad is rubbing on the rotor.
    Just checked again. Both pads are rubbing on the rotor. Good thing I am getting an SLX caliper this winter, but hopefully the pads will last until then.
    Bleed your brakes to match the rotor.

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    After a week straight of rain it stopped and I took my new tallboy LT out for some downtown curb jumping, stair descending, wheelie popping fun in the dark. Here in Portland we broke our record rainfall in September by over an inch this year. FML!

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    Hit Hawes trail for a couple hours this morning since I'm on furlough with the gov't shutdown.
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    Gov't pays you well.

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    Another 21 mile road ride. I've gotta stop hanging with these roadies.

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    Met up with a cool member who showed me around 3 miles of trails I'd never ridden before. Can't wait to hit it again on Friday before all the kids show up.
    Still looking for mountains in Florida

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Just got the call that my mavic cross ride wheelset is at the dealer. Should be a sweet upgrade over my ryhnolite and deore wheelset on my Santa Cruz blur lt

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    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...
    The forks arrived today and they do seem to be sweet indeed...

    The Blur XC is down to 12kg now...

    Had a practise on the track for next weekends XC race only to find that THIS weekend is a SuperD in the same area...

    I've never done a SuperD and I'm crap at downhill...
    Hopefully I'll get a practise in on the track tomorrow. If it's not raining...

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    Knocked out 25 miles on the trails today.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Got my wheels today and took them out for some trail time. Mavic crossrides awesome addition. It got kinda sketchy because it got dark quick could barely see in front of me.

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    Every summer we pack up our bikes and load the car full of duffel bags, bikes and fishing poles for a non-stop adventure on the north shore area of the lake.

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    Got my first 12mile ride in after a week off from traveling. Also put on my new Y.A.W.Y.D. top cap for my stem and properly fitted it with a Zeigenbock bottle cap.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    5 miles on the trails off of Wild Apple Road in Pomfret VT. On the last rocky, rutted and leaf covered descent, I nearly crashed several times, whereas last time I went fast, found the correct line, and DON NOT use the brakes whatsoever.
    This time I tried to find the line, but was off, so I sat and used the brakes, bad choice. The F9's pad brakes locked up and I slid sideways and almost crashed; going almost 20mph. It was still fin, but a 2 mile road climb tired me out too much to be as concentrated on the fast descents.

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    First snow of the year ride.

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    So far, not a single thing. Been raining all day..
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    First snow of the year ride.
    When I first saw the photo, I wondered what that white stuff was. My ride tomorrow is dependent on whether it is TOO HOT to ride. Today was tolerable because it was near the ocean,but was on concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyTom View Post
    So far, not a single thing. Been raining all day..
    Please send that rain here.

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    I did 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean (Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach). There were lots of rider, runners and surfers. However, the beach was mostly empty.

    I had planned on doing a nice leisurely ride at around 13 mph, but found myself riding with some roadies at around 17. I just could not force myself to let them get the better of me. Of course, they were annoyed that an old man on a mountain bike with knobby tires was not dropping off the back.

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    About 20 miles of commuting. I let my father take my kids to there soccer games in a neighboring city and I rode my bike and met them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    Please send that rain here.
    I wish I could. It started a little after 4:00 this morning and has rained almost non-stop until about about an hour ago ( 3:00pm). Looks like it may be for the most part over for now. Riding areas drain and dry pretty quick, so hopefully ride tomorrow. If not, I'll be on the dirt bike. It doesn't much care how deep the creeks get, or how wet and slick the rocks and roots are.
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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Rode the neighborhood with my daughter teaching her how to shift gears on her 3x8 bike. Watched her escape her first endo. She panicked and applied too much front brake when a car came to a stop sign on a crossing street. We had right of way.

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    19miles today on a local paved trail. My wife and I took some friends who had never ridden these trails. Enjoyed an awesome pork chop ranchero after.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyTom View Post
    I wish I could. It started a little after 4:00 this morning and has rained almost non-stop until about about an hour ago ( 3:00pm). Looks like it may be for the most part over for now. Riding areas drain and dry pretty quick, so hopefully ride tomorrow. If not, I'll be on the dirt bike. It doesn't much care how deep the creeks get, or how wet and slick the rocks and roots are.
    same boat as you but i'm in springfield mo so that may be why lol
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Only my 4th ride out in a few years.. I had to have time off due to moving and an injury too. So had to swap bikes for something more suited to riding with the injury as it will never be right now... I had a day off on Friday so went to see my family for a couple of days and took my bike as I could just ride a couple of miles on the road and then just hit the trails. It has been about 20 years since I rode round here so I sort of stuck to the areas I knew and to bridleways and some marked bike trails. As I was no my own I had to have a couple of places to aim for as motivation. One was a little place known as archway house (there is an arch where the road used to pass through the centre of the house as it used to be a toll house in the 1700's I think. The other target was The Major Oak which was reputed to be where Robin Hood sheltered and it where I used to go and play as a child.
    ( Major Oak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
    I got a photo at the Major which is now fenced off although we used to climb it as kids.. lol



    Here is the route I took which was possibly one of best rides I have had here ever.. So many memories and great to re-visit places from my childhood.

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    Woke up to rain so I geared up and loaded out to a new trail in bowling green ky. Low hollow, Rode 4 laps and had a heck of a good time. Got home to find a box on the porch so I swapped my crappy gaint dropper to a gravity dropper and it is awesome, More drop and weighs less to boot. Now I am drinking beer and repacking hubs, Soon as the grill is warm tossing some steaks on. Great day all around

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    My brother visited and I toured him around the local trail systems (Keene, NH). Yale forest and Stonewall farm's XC course, had a third place in mind but he was getting frustrated with the XC course haha so we stopped short and rode some rail beds back home, a total of about 24 miles of total riding with the trails and everything in-between.

    ALSO, upgrades a few things on my bike - ODI Ruffian lock on grips and new tires (Specialized 2.2 29er captains) which have made a significant difference in my riding experience, I'll post some pics later perhaps, the tires be quite dirty after today's ride.

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    Did a lap and a half at Quiet Waters Park. Saw a snake and an iguana.
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    did a sunrise lap of the scott 25hr mountain bike race in sunny Canberra australia. I was course marshall so was just riding the track ensuring that it was safe for the racers. had a great ride, watched the sunrise got to the end of the 12km course, last bit of easiest singletrack before back onto a crit track and into the transition area. AND hit a tree , no injuries except my pride, but had a mild buckle in the front wheel (damn lite racing rims lol) luckily one of the local bike stores had mechanics on all weekend, parted some cash and had the wheel trued within 30 min.
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    a pic i took of a little of the singletrack

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    Did a lap and a half at Quiet Waters Park...again. Got back to my truck and really wanted to ride some more but I saw the clouds moving in.
    NTFTC

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    Rain rain go away, come again another day.
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    Lowered the pressure in both tires. It handles much better, no more slipping.

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    First snow of the year ride.
    looks amazing pretty hard core. Never rode in the snow.

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    Added Ritchey Pro bar ends, Shimano Zee shifter and XT rear derailleur. I need the rd to be adjusted and the crank swapped, and then I will post pics.

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    Not ridden it today but I did make a chain stay protector for it.



    It is made from pre-preg carbon not some of that crappy sticker material... haha

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    10 miles yesterday, 16 miles today, cleaned the chain twice and adjusted the rear V-brake calipers to give my wobbly wheel a little more clearance. New rear tire on the way and I should learn how to true my wheel soon.

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    Completed second test run after new wheel build/9 speed conversion. Rear shifting is effortless and DT Swiss hubs are performing as expected. A few minor minor adjustments and I'll be giving it everything, absolutely everything!
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    Installed the AMP pedals yesterday. Took it out today, much better grip.

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    Picked up my Cobia from the LBS today. They put on a new crank and adjusted the rear derailleur.

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    Rode the stumpy to class, found out I busted a spoke on the trails yesterday, almost time for a new wheel set

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    My 12mile route again today. One of my best time yet.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Rode 9 miles at blankets creek in woodstock ga yesterday and did 6 miles today at big creek in roswell ga.

    First time riding this year and on a new 29er breaking the bike in nicely.


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    Rode from my house to the bank, the bike shop, the auto dismantler and back. Only the fourth time I've ridden since the Carter administration.

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    Started the morning with a 17.8 mile ride beating the rain forecast. Followed by later in the evening with a 10.2 mile ride.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Been raining like crazy lately. Instead of having fun pedaling, I'm upgrading some stuff.


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    Rode 8 miles at Pine Hill Park with new upgrades: Shimano XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur, Raceface Narrow-wide 34T chainring, Raceface 36T bashguard, Shimano Zee crank and shifters, 203/180 f/r brakes, and Ritchey Pro bar ends. I will post pictures soon.

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    about 12 miles today... 3.5 was riding local trails... chain link went bad... rode to bike shop to have them replace link... purchased new grips and installed... Then had a beer to relax.


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    Took a nice 11 mile ride with a couple riding buddies. Stopped at the lbs and picked up some single ring bolts.
    Cleaned my bike and dropped my bash guard.

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    Bought a 2014 Specialized Hardrock Sport! Loving it! Much to learn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DailyGuy View Post
    Bought a 2014 Specialized Hardrock Sport! Loving it! Much to learn!
    Congrats on the new bike.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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