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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I took a short ride along the beach; went in to a restaurant for lunch; and came out to find my bike had been stolen.
    :'(

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I took a short ride along the beach; went in to a restaurant for lunch; and came out to find my bike had been stolen.
    Jeez. Whereabouts?

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    brand new mtn bike and first in 8 years. Snowing today and -17...so i took it for a test drive at my work's underground (kind of) parking garage. Boring as all hell, but I was smiling!

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Today I rode my newly built up Gt Distortion 1.0 frame for 10 miles up into north shore trails and home. Sunny but but very cold...
    " I don't ride park"

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    I apparently forgot to hit post on friday so this never made it up I picked up my brand new Salsa El Mariachi 3. I am no camerman and my camera is beat up but heres some pictures even though they don't do it justice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cerpindicular View Post
    I apparently forgot to hit post on friday so this never made it up I picked up my brand new Salsa El Mariachi 3. I am no camerman and my camera is beat up but heres some pictures even though they don't do it justice.



    For a time I was interested in buying an El Mar. They are not much heavier than my alloy 100mm hardtail, but they are faster and smoother than my alloy hardtail.
    Enjoy it!

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    I intend to especially if mother nature ever decides to stop doing the freeze/thaw cycle and dry out the trails so I can ride on them.
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    Joined a race today. Not prepared at all, havent trained, hadnt even ridden in a month. Did it anyway. Almost wiped out on the first corner, rear tire slip, nothing special. So far so good after that. A new part was added to the course. Not hard, just very tight and twisty, no problem. The part leading up to it, that part got me. You have two choices, you can either stay up top and ride over roots on top of roots, or drop down a little bit into the creek bed. Everyone chooses the creek. I do the routine drop off the 2 inch ledge, and something somewhere somehow did something and next thing I know my left hip hits the ground with the force of a thousand suns, then my left arm, then the left side of my head. Had to fall on the rock, couldnt have gone a little bit further and hit the softer dirt... Thank god for helmets. Get up, check everything, hip hurts like a mother, take a break for a minute or two to let the pain die down some and walk up a small hill. Get on and slowly ride and finish the race.

    Id ridden that area hundreds of times minus the new part, only a few times. But ive never fell on it. Maybe the gods were angry at me because I forced myself to go instead of me wanting to go.

    Either way I still had lots of fun and glad I did it. Hip hurts like holy hell. Going to have a big bruise on my big buttocks this week. Oh well. It was worth it.
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    Rode with my daughter to a neighborhood a few miles away from where we live. About 15% of our ride had trail-like features with some moderate climbs and descents.

    Some roads were really bad, both my tires collected a few thorns. Good thing I did not try removing the things until we were home (they looked like small stones hanging on the tires), because that would have been a terrible mistake. The moment I removed the thorns, the tires gave out the hissing sounds and immediately lost air in less than 3 minutes.

    My daughter's tires didn't get any thorns. I think my mistake was intentionally choosing the worst lines (bumps, potholes, loose rocks, road side *trashes*) just to test how plush the Fox fork is.
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    Drove over 2 hours to pick her up

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    My new saddle came in!
    WTB Silverado Comp SE. It looks great on my bike. Pics are coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    Today I rode my newly built up Gt Distortion 1.0 frame for 10 miles up into north shore trails and home. Sunny but but very cold...
    Isn't that a 140 front/100 rear?
    How does it ride?

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?-img-20140220-00548.jpg

    I did IT!! Yey Me!
    I made it all the way to the top without putting my feet on the trail! FIRST for me...last time I petered out as the last section gets steeper...
    ^^ Pleasanton Valley California^^
    Took a good 30min @ 2MPH spinning up the trail that zigzags up to the top of the ridge...THEN after tooling aournd up top...BOMB down!! So FUN!!
    All my bendy parts of my body hurt but it was worth it! Can't wait to go back...
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    sadly nothing exciting, went shopping

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    After ripping my pants i got to find out what it was like to come trucking down a mountain bar assed. Talking full moon...teach me to go commando on the trails again. On a unrelated note managed to bend the rails on my seat ended up getting a upgrade under warranty
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    Yesterday I rode down and up my slushy driveway. It was great fun. Today it rained so all I did was look at my bike.

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    Finally went tubeless!! One tire was easy peazy and the other had so many pinholes I swear machinegun Kelly used it for target practice.

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

    Mounted up some new rubber to some new rims... Tubeless for the first time. Took it on a test ride around the neighborhood... Can NOT wait to ride. Lost 2+lbs and went from 2.10" rubber to 2.35". So happy. Not the best wheelset out there, but for a $228, the price was too good to pass up. Also came with 15ta, 20mm adapters, skewers, rim tape pre-installed and 2 bottles of sealant. Great deal.
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    My LBS converted my Crave Pro to tubeless today. It lost 0.8 lbs after conversion.
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    I rode my mtb 15 miles along the bike path at the beach. Not my fastest time, but close to it. The taller gears on the new bike make a big difference on the road. I need to decide if the benefit of tubeless on dirt outweigh the detriment (lower PSI) on the road.

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    ^its a mountain bike not road bike

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    You could always increase the pressure for road riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB412 View Post
    ^its a mountain bike not road bike
    I know that. But it's my only bike.

    I will not buy a second bike.

    I will ride on the road with cars only to get to a trail. And, I would not ride road tires on the bike path -- too much sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    You could always increase the pressure for road riding?
    Stan's says no more than 40 psi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I rode my mtb 15 miles along the bike path at the beach. Not my fastest time, but close to it. The taller gears on the new bike make a big difference on the road. I need to decide if the benefit of tubeless on dirt outweigh the detriment (lower PSI) on the road.

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    i got two flat tires! it sucks so bad..

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    Rode 20 miles and I'm beat from it. I'm probably going to get my HT out and do a quick 5 road miles around the neighborhood.
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    Zipped around the 'hood on the snowmobile for a couple hours and packed down ~10 miles fire road/trail so we can get out there on the bikes once things freeze back up. Yay combustion!
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    Maiden voyage on my new '14 Trek Remedy 9. Thing rips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    I thought your bike got stolen last week? Didja end up getting it back?
    I bought a new bike. A giant Talon 27.5. I couldn't be without a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I bought a new bike. A giant Talon 27.5. I couldn't be without a bike.
    Right on. Hey, at least you couldn't get a better excuse to get a new ride.
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    Did insurance cover the other one?

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    Cleaned and pretty much rebuilt my hardtail ( excluding the fork, that will be later on ). Been on storage for quite some months so i thought it would be better to clean, regrease and retighten everything before riding.
    It was a good decision too because last time i rode it was mid November, some parts like my rear hub were completely gunked up ... those dt swiss bearings are some tough mofos.
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    Re: What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Can't ride my bike today, because I sprained my wrist trying to learn to bunny hop yesterday.
    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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    Reinstalled a mountain king 2 2.2 tubeless as it had so many sidewall leaks it kept going flat. Finally got it sealed up after 2 days. So I went and did a quick 8 mile loop in the Bosque.
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    Waiting on the new Cannondale I ordered last week. Should be at the shop tommorrow or Wednesday. Too bad I won't be home from a work trip until Saturday...

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    Put some Lizard skins on her....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwomble View Post
    Waiting on the new Cannondale I ordered last week. Should be at the shop tommorrow or Wednesday. Too bad I won't be home from a work trip until Saturday...
    Nice.... What did you get?
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    overseas in a country where people have never seen a 29er before and stare at you like you're some kind of alien if you wear mtb gear. Still riding around here with an MTB here is not just fun but also pretty damn useful from getting from A to B.

    Was an interesting trip, can't throw a rock in the air with out it hitting a pagoda or temple. Though the area has tons of thorns and I got like 11-12 punctures on the trails, luckily I used slime tubes and they did a pretty damn good job of keeping the bike running while I was out there only had to use my pump a little bit to re-inflate back to PSI after pulling out the thorns and spinning the tires for the slime to circulate. Totally got my money's worth (bike + slime tubes that is lol).

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

    Did my first-ever night ride. Got a Cygolite Expilion 300 for Christmas and finally put it to work on the trail. Went pretty well and I can tell already I'll enjoy night riding a lot? Very different riding experience on a trail I ride a lot. Found out the obvious stuff right away: 1) never outride your light; 2) a 2-light setup - bar & helmet mount isn't just hype, feels like it'll be a necessity; and 3) first night ride is definitely best on a trail you're already familiar with. This was also the first time riding with my first pair of 5-Tens... really felt the grip, even on a cheap pair of pin platforms. What others have said about having to really lift your foot up to reposition was absolutely true for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkGX View Post
    Did my first-ever night ride. Got a Cygolite Expilion 300 for Christmas and finally put it to work on the trail. Went pretty well and I can tell already I'll enjoy night riding a lot? Very different riding experience on a trail I ride a lot. Found out the obvious stuff right away: 1) never outride your light; 2) a 2-light setup - bar & helmet mount isn't just hype, feels like it'll be a necessity; and 3) first night ride is definitely best on a trail you're already familiar with. This was also the first time riding with my first pair of 5-Tens... really felt the grip, even on a cheap pair of pin platforms. What others have said about having to really lift your foot up to reposition was absolutely true for me.
    I use 2 1200 Lumen lights. One on the bar and one on the helmet. Its a much better solution. If I had to pick one I would definitely say the helmet is most important.

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    Went for a ride yesterday and ended up coming home with three stitches in my upper lip after my bike slipped out from under me on a corner and I hit a log on the side of the trail.

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    What did You do today on your mountain bike?

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    Went for a ride yesterday and ended up coming home with three stitches in my upper lip after my bike slipped out from under me on a corner and I hit a log on the side of the trail.
    Ouch! That's no fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodzy View Post
    Went for a ride yesterday and ended up coming home with three stitches in my upper lip after my bike slipped out from under me on a corner and I hit a log on the side of the trail.
    Ouch, hope you get better soon yesterday was a day for it I think - Toe overlap - dislocated and fractured my wrist this morning :(

    Partial dislocation and fractured wrist for me - Now living in fear of toe overlap. :S
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    Awesome...looks dry...and OLD...Cambodia?
    Quote Originally Posted by redrezo View Post
    overseas in a country where people have never seen a 29er before and stare at you like you're some kind of alien if you wear mtb gear. Still riding around here with an MTB here is not just fun but also pretty damn useful from getting from A to B.

    Was an interesting trip, can't throw a rock in the air with out it hitting a pagoda or temple. Though the area has tons of thorns and I got like 11-12 punctures on the trails, luckily I used slime tubes and they did a pretty damn good job of keeping the bike running while I was out there only had to use my pump a little bit to re-inflate back to PSI after pulling out the thorns and spinning the tires for the slime to circulate. Totally got my money's worth (bike + slime tubes that is lol).

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    Went ice fishing. The usual Canadian stuff eh.

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    Stopped by the LBS and looked at helmets. I think I have to resign myself to the fact that I am going to look like a dweeb no matter what helmet I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajaguars View Post
    Stopped by the LBS and looked at helmets. I think I have to resign myself to the fact that I am going to look like a dweeb no matter what helmet I get.
    ^ It's a helmet. Not a magic lamp!
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    Todays helmets are far nicer looking then the one I had 20 years ago, trust me the new ones arn't bad at all. Look at the Fox ones and MET is releasing a new full face XC helmet this year. Not as big and clunky as a DH helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Awesome...looks dry...and OLD...Cambodia?
    You got the right continent but wrong country, it's actually Bagan, Burma. Tons of tourists usually flock to this location but they miss out on alot because they have to stay on the main roads as none of the bikes they have are well equipped enough to dish it out on the trails. The MTB is very useful to get to alot of places where car's can't reach (single track trails) good when you want to visit villages and far flung sites.

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