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    I'm visiting Sarasota, Florida. Last time I was here, I met a rider who said to call on my next visit. I called. We rode at the Bayette Bike Park. It's bikes only; no equestrians! What a change from the way it is at home. It was mostly flat, but had very challenging trails. I'm used to long, brutal climbs on fire roads. These were level, flowy, curvy singletrack -- with trees. I banged my knuckles on the trees even when I was going slow. It was a great ride and I appreciate my buddies did not burn me off the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morepower View Post
    Not been out to ride this week.. But I did buy a few things. I got some Tenn Rage pants so I have something warmer for winter to wear other than shorts. Some Lake shoes again better than my old Sidi's for winter and finally because some of the trails are quite rough I got a Shimano XT Shadow+ rear mech to try and stop some of the chain slap and going to mate it with my SRAM X7 shifters if I can to work with the 9 speed cassette on my Orange Crush. Got a ride sorted for Thursday so I hope at least the shoes and pants arrive in time for that. I will have the weekend to set up the rear mech...
    Unless something has changed with the jump to 10 speed, SRAM and Shimano use different actuation ratios, so you can't mate the rear mech with those shifters.

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    Some new pedals for the Sette Serum

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    Just rode to and from work in the snow send rain. Saturday it is time to play

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    I took my 10 year old daughter to Quiet Waters for a little ride this morning. It was windy and brisk and felt great. I even manged to get her ride some intermediate portions of the trail and she enjoyed the section with a lot of turns. She even surprised me at how fast she was going. It's been a challenge to get her to like mountain biking so maybe this is the start I've been looking for with her.
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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Still with broken leg but wanting to do something with my bike today I put my new maxxis hookworm tyres on my spare rims to use on the road as part of my rehab.
    Now I even more want to go out and ride my bike today.




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    Basically just rode to my gym (about a four mile round trip taking side streets) and back. Of course it was leg/bicep day. Also about half of it was into our infamous 40 mph winds. Did get a chance to finally try my new street tires for it.


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    I replaced the bottom bracket and was it ever stubborn to get out. But with lots of PB Blaster, 2 big a** wrenches and tons of leaverage I managed to break everything free

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    Rode on my lawn until I hit one mile. Because it was in the 20s F, I said to myself that 1 mile was enough of a workout for today. I just needed something to burn some of that Thanksgiving meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisonabike View Post
    Went for a short cold ride this a.m. It was about 1F with the windchill. After the short ride I pitched in on a trail maintenance day. I built my first bridge and replaced a bridge that had collapsed.
    Chris, thanks for that. 1 degree F? Hell, it's only been 30 here and I was ready to pack it in and wait for spring. Screw that, time to man up! It's cool that you pitched in on the bridge, thanks! I'm hoping I can find a group around here that does things like that. Have a great holiday season.

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    Hi Boraxman, nice bike. The pedals are the next upgrade I've been planning on, I'm still running the stock alloy pedals that came with my GF. How do you like the crampons and what did they rock you for (If you don't mind me asking). Thanks.

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    Dropped 15 on my new Stache in balmy north Phx today. It was torture.

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    Just spent 2 hours on my pugsley in the snow, what a work out. Nothing is really packed down so I did a lot of slipping and falling over. Sorry no pics but it was only 10 degrees F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffH_PA View Post
    Hi Boraxman, nice bike. The pedals are the next upgrade I've been planning on, I'm still running the stock alloy pedals that came with my GF. How do you like the crampons and what did they rock you for (If you don't mind me asking). Thanks.
    Thanks Jeff - Havent actually tried them out yet...Bought off their website at the regular price...

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    Fitted my cheap lights and went for a ride was surprised how good they were for £13 delivered just need the head torch to see the trail better when turning etc

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Changed the spark into the new urban tank get around.




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    To make up for having eaten too much, I went for a road ride with my wife's brother, who is not really a rider. We rode up Ling Boat Key in Sarasota, Florida. I had figured the ride at a 22 mile loop. It turned out to be 34!

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    I put roughly 12 miles in at Quiet Waters today. It started out with rain then stopped then started up again. All in all a wet, muddy, windy mess , loved every minute of it.
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    Celebrated the 2 month anniversary of buying my first Mtn bike with a quick 70 minute ride in the local state forest. Low 30's but I didn't notice the cold. Set 2 PR's on Strava - still cautious but this roadie is starting to figure a few things out... Loving it.

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    I did 15 miles at Quiet Waters today, it was tougher today riding 2 days in a row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    Unless something has changed with the jump to 10 speed, SRAM and Shimano use different actuation ratios, so you can't mate the rear mech with those shifters.
    The rear mech arrived and they sent a None clutched XT rear mech, It was in the correct box but sadly it was mixed up.... But I still tried it to see if it would work. I figured if it works I would get the correct one if not just return it and get my money back.. It was a second hand mech not a brand new one..... Before someone had a go at me....

    Anyway. I fitted it up with no spacer.
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    It only needed a little adjustment with the cable adjusters to let me run the Shimano 10 speed mech on the 9 speed SRAM shifter with the 9 speed cassette. I gave it a run up the road and back with no problems and nice crisp shifts. You dont need the 6mm spacer some seem to say you do unless it is a ZEE rear mech it seems...


    Anyway... Not today but on Sunday I finally got to clean the bike fully after two wet, muddy, cold, greasy and torturous rides during the previous week... It is finally totally clean again.. Not bad for a 2010 bike... haha..
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    Broke my rear hanger and chain, finishing up at the Loop....Now my ride is at The Path being fixed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhindo View Post
    Broke my rear hanger and chain, finishing up at the Loop....Now my ride is at The Path being fixed...
    That sucks. The Path has great people and selection. Repair is quality but is slow and expensive. Great techs but high demand

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB412 View Post
    That sucks. The Path has great people and selection. Repair is quality but is slow and expensive. Great techs but high demand
    that makes me feel better....


    except the expensive part...lol

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    20 miles at Quiet Waters today. I should have called it a day after 2 laps. I went down 3 times on the 3rd lap from being tired and not concentrating.
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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Today I got my bike from the basement to take indoors to use with my trainer. The resistance to ride for five mins in the lot on slick tires in the snow with shorts and tshirt was futile.

    FYI the white sock is my compression sock for my broken leg, yes I know it looks girly but it holds my leg together.




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    picked mine up from The Path and cleaned it...

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    Finished my goal of 1500 mi for the year!

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    went to a mtb park in Perth WA and did a 22km ride. really proud of myself that i came out of it with a big smile on my face when a year ago i would have given up after 5km and walked out. 1 year of being smashed by the guys i work with every morning at pt has paid off handsomely hell yeah

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    Rode penwood in CT for the first time. Had a friend show me around. Cool place with great views and lots of climbing. Can't believe how dry it was after the snow melt and all the rain yesterday.

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    Put Shimano XT Deore brakes and a Raceface Evolve seatpost on my bike.

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    Went on my maiden clipless voyage. Hit up the nearest park ice and all. Had a very slow, cold, icy ride. Pretty happy that I only had 1 low speed crash. Now I need studded tires so that I can ride in the ice better.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Redid my tubeless tires on my SJ & adjusted the brakes on my RH.

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

    Only 9.5 miles... Broke in my new 5.10s!
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    Not much, just rode to the gym (shoulder/tricep day) and back. Managed to make it back home before dark.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Got in what was likely my last ride of 2013. Starting temp was a balmy 17 degrees, and came off the trail at 16 degrees. Only a 6 mile loop, due to the fact I was losing daylight. But about 40-50% of the trail was ice/snow covered. Very interesting trying to take corners and make climbs on that kind of track! I thought my new Conti Mountain King on the rear actually performed pretty decently in the slick conditions. Held grip for the most part, except when I tried to stand and mash or just couldn't keep a steady cadence on e climbs. A lot of dabbing, but only one banged-up knee so all in all, it went much better than expected.

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    Havent ridden since the first of the month. All of a sudden I felt the urge to go ride today. A night ride more specifically. Gather up my lights which arent even charged all the way, everything else and go. One of my friends didnt want to ride so it was just me tonight. Literally just me. Not a single soul at the park. Around every corner I was expecting the shovel axe wielding maniac to get me. Knew there was no one there, but still. Only thing I really had to worry about was hitting a deer. Almost had to buy a new set of horns for a couple. The cloudy sky and the nearby airport light making the clouds a red glow didnt help much. It was fine when I couldnt see the sky. When i could see it, I admit I was a little creeped out.

    But other than lack of people, it was fun. And cold. Cold for me anyway.
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    Night riding is great like that! Riding a bike makes you feel like a kid, so it's only natural that you'd be scared of the dark too!

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    Full service for the new year. Fork, saint pedals, chain and mech. Ready for a new season of riding!
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    Bike sorted and ready to ride..New Conti Mountain King II 2.4 fitted, Speedplay Frogs now fitted too. But the bar has a slight bend in it. Not sure how as there is no obvious damage. So just ordered a Crank Brothers Iodine 3 30mm riser bar. £24.99 with free postage instead of £65.00. Bargain and a nice bit of weight loss too compared to the OEM ones fitted at the moment.

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    So got a nice 25 mile ride lined up for Sunday. Hope the bar arrives on Saturday now.

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    Rode yesterday. Getting back into riding after stopping in '97. Had a very serious motocross crash on Sept. 26th, and so I will transition back to cycling.
    Dad and I went out on new years day just to screw around and have some fun on some rocky stuff, to try to get some pictures and video. He's on my '08 Fuel EX9, and I am riding the new for Christmas '14 Fuel EX8 29er. Not sure if I entirely like the feeling of the 29er. I kind of miss the rocket ship feel of the EX9. Now if I could just get back into shape like I used to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DethWshBkr View Post
    Rode yesterday. Getting back into riding after stopping in '97. Had a very serious motocross crash on Sept. 26th, and so I will transition back to cycling.
    Dad and I went out on new years day just to screw around and have some fun on some rocky stuff, to try to get some pictures and video. He's on my '08 Fuel EX9, and I am riding the new for Christmas '14 Fuel EX8 29er. Not sure if I entirely like the feeling of the 29er. I kind of miss the rocket ship feel of the EX9. Now if I could just get back into shape like I used to be!

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    You will get used to the 29er over time, and you will prefer it in those rock gardens. Also climbing, and while it is not as responsive as the 26er, over time you will ride the 6er in between and say that the 26 is too twitchy. It happened to me.

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    since my bike rack was stolen, i took pictures of the bikes…


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    Doing another of my "Les Tours de Bullhead". Stopped by the library since my computer bit the dust a couple of days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujiblue1 View Post
    since my bike rack was stolen, i took pictures of the bikes…


    That is a great pair you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    That is a great pair you have there.
    Yea but did he ever cheaped out on those kick stands!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckeieio View Post
    Yea but did he ever cheaped out on those kick stands!
    But those are better than actually having kick stands on a mountain bike.

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    On the river.

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    Did 15 miles in the muddy slime of Sherwood Forest with a stomach bug making me projectile vomit at 8 miles. There were 12 of us out so I manned up and kept going even though we did have to cut it short due to 2 punctures and a snapped chain on the other bikes. Sadly I cannot say I enjoyed the ride at all or feel satisfaction of completing what we did do..... I just want to sleep and shake the bug..... But at least I got out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by morepower View Post
    Did 15 miles in the muddy slime of Sherwood Forest with a stomach bug making me projectile vomit at 8 miles. There were 12 of us out so I manned up and kept going even though we did have to cut it short due to 2 punctures and a snapped chain on the other bikes. Sadly I cannot say I enjoyed the ride at all or feel satisfaction of completing what we did do..... I just want to sleep and shake the bug..... But at least I got out there..

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    You're crazy for going out there!

    Rode yesterday and today. Yesterday was a disaster - saddle loosened up about 3 miles in and I brought the wrong tools. Tried to ride another mile of single track and it wasn't working at all. I got pissed and went home. When I got home, I stripped the bike down, resurfaced my noisy brakes, tightened everything up and hosed off / cleaned the bike. Today's ride was much much better.

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