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  1. #201
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    [QUOTE=abeckstead;9462421]This after riding 10mi with my wife and son yesterday. 6 personal records, on a loop that was everything from flowing single track to black diamonds... Up and down.]

    What app is that!!! And does it work if you don't have service?

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    Let's see today i, uhh.. had to patch up a tube for my diamondback and sitting inside looking at this forum while it's raining outside. Gosh it sucks

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    Rode the Calverton trail for the first time. Took my 7yr old son. 8.5 miles of single track. He did great.

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    Yesterday: 35 miles of gravel
    Today: 5 miles of singletrack before getting chased out of the woods by a thunderstorm.

    Good weekend.

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    i havent rode in two weeks now i think. all i've done is work. a new Fox float fork is in my future sooner than i thought it would be though for sure

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    Nothing today or for the next week or so. I put my bike in the shop yesterday for some minor overhauls and gear change out. New Stem, Tubeless tires, and brake overhaul.

    Cant wait to jam when I get it back

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    I put a 29er 51mm offset 100mm travel fork on my 11 Wahoo that has 26" wheels just to see the difference. It's fun having extra parts laying around.

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    Rode some of the Slaughter Pen Trails in AR. Got air for the first time since I started riding again in the free ride area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpledesign View Post
    Rode some of the Slaughter Pen Trails in AR. Got air for the first time since I started riding again in the free ride area
    Those trails are only about an hour from me. I've never ridden them though. I need to get up there.

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    I did a 10 mi road ride in the rain on my SS. Raining all day, no trails open. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Nice cool ride, and the Geax Barro Race tires stick like glue on the wet pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiream400 View Post
    Those trails are only about an hour from me. I've never ridden them though. I need to get up there.
    2 hour drive for me....was worth it
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    Did a full cleaning from the other days ride, replaced a back tire that got cut somehow on yesterdays ride, tube was starting to pop out between the threads. for those that wonder about how to clean some parts of you bike, i'll show you my ways




    to clean the casseettes and the teeth on them. i took an old shoe lace, wraped it around each one and pinched it at bottom then spin the crank to make the cassette rotate.

    to hit the teeth more and really get them clean, i took a wire coat hanger and old shirt and put hanger in shirt and made a fan like shape and use the edge of it to stick in and wiggle around at diff angles to clean them as best as i can.


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    Yesterday I bought a new 2013 Trek Mamba at my local bike shop. Then I went riding in the neighborhood with my daughter.
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    My First MTB in 20 years

    Havent owned a bike since 8th grade. Picked this one up on CL. I wanted a large frame (im 6"2) with quality componenets.

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    Drive Train SRAM XO (anodized orange)
    Brakes Avid Elixer Carbon w/ Code 5 levers
    Crankset Shimano XTR
    Wheels SunRingle MTX33 on Revolution 32 hubs
    Tires Purgatory set up tubless

    Bike is a little heavier than I would like, but it should be good to learn on.

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    New (to me) Cannondale F5

    Picked up a minty fresh '11 Cannondale F5 for a song off Craigslist. Rock Shoxs Dart 3, SRAM components. Matte black finish. Perfect starter bike for me to get back into the game. Anyone know how difficult it is to switch out springs in the fork? Im a little bigger than the original equipment wants to handle.

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    I tried to best my time on a local downhill segment...

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    Missed my best time by 11 seconds...even after crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiream400 View Post
    I looked at my bikes hanging in the garage as I walked to my car and went to work.
    Rode my bike into work, arrived 45 minutes late, thankfully it's a relaxed job environment.

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    Trued my roommate's front rotor with a crescent wrench and a sock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JibbaJam View Post
    Havent owned a bike since 8th grade. Picked this one up on CL. I wanted a large frame (im 6"2) with quality componenets.

    Specs:
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    Shock Fox Talas 32
    Drive Train SRAM XO (anodized orange)
    Brakes Avid Elixer Carbon w/ Code 5 levers
    Crankset Shimano XTR
    Wheels SunRingle MTX33 on Revolution 32 hubs
    Tires Purgatory set up tubless

    Bike is a little heavier than I would like, but it should be good to learn on.
    What do you mean "good to learn on"? That is an awesome bike, you should be proud!
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    I went really fast until something got in my way. Then I turned.

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    Got the crank put back into my SS i'm building. Woot!!

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    got a new bike last week and hit the single track for the first time since high school. i'm nowhere near where i was 8 years ago, but love it even more than i did then! Man is nice to be back!

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    wanting to try single speeding so i have set my bike in 32/16 and cranked away for 2 days. I figured this would be a good test for me. so far so good. A little tough off the line and up hills but i really like the simplicity. I think a bike weighing 22-23 lbs vs mine at 30 would be even easier. decisions; decisions.

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    A few days ago I got my order from chain reaction cycles and installed my new bars and stem. And then today I felt bored and decided to take a quick spin around the neighborhood.

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    I had my first Clipless experience today when I got my brand new shoes and TIme ATAC Alium pedals in the mail. I installed them and road around the neighborhood. It's going to take some getting use to. Can't wait for the trails though!

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    Devils Den out here in Northwest Arkansas. pretty fun ride, little chossy for my tastes though. There was one section that had some shale rollers that you could come barreling over and throw shale bits all over the place.
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    I rode 10.2 miles. 6 of which was soaking wet and raining. Too much fun! Had mud and dirt all over my face. Was awesome!

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    I picked up my first real MTB from my LBS today! (pics on the other threads)
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    Giggity!

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    Absolutely pinned my local trail. Fastest, flowiest, best run ever on it! Zero foot-downs!

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    rode the Pugs fat bike on muddy singletrack.
    Holy heck, that was fun!!!! Muddy grins from ear to ear. Passed quite a few bikers that had to get off and walk thru some pretty sticky sections, not foot downs for me though

    I saw:
    a mama deer with a spotted baby deer. a fat & happy beaver that I probably scared the crud out of, he took off like a beaver outta he LL.

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    Put a saddlebag on and then rode 5 miles at a new trail right by my house

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    Had to go to work to catch up on the backlog of jobs. Light rain today but decided to try & ride my bike to the office for the first time. Only about 10 miles round trip, but it sure made the drudgery of working on Saturday a little less annoying.

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    Rode a few miles of singletrack thru the park right next to home. Saw a bunch of deer and explored some new trails I'd not been on before - I still get turned around and confused with all the trails there.

    Was coming up a hill where the trail curved to the right and didn't have enough speed. Fell inside the turn, up the hill, at least. Got my left foot stuck in the pedal and put a huge whelp on my left leg and some pretty impressive chainring tattoo on my right inside thigh.

    Lot better experience than my last wreck. I'm married now and had my wife at home to help me clean up and nurse my wounds.

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    Washed and lubed. Did some wheelies in the driveway.
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    I rode about 5 miles round trip to Walgreens to pick up some things :-).

    I was originally going to drive, but riding my bike there early on a sunny August morning was far more appealing and enjoyable!

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    Waited for the rain shower to end.
    Also, hoped I hadn't left the rear fender at home.

    (no, it wasn't a trail ride and it wasn't the bike I usually take to trails)
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    Swapped the tyres and went for a ride. Mountainkings II skid much easier than I expected when you're making a fast descend... But I'm alright.

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    I stopped practicing wheelies after I went to clipped. Today I clipped in rode circles in the backyard practicing again with better brake control to prevent falls. But there where still plenty to be had.

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    Went out to Belle Isle, went through some trails there, made a couple laps around the small isle, and found they they have a skills area, which is kind of like a bike playground, and had a blast in there.

    Realized I still can't do a bunny hop, also.

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    I rode for 3 hours on Friday, 2-1/2 yesterday both with about 2500 ft climbs and I was just short of juice today so I did a nice and easy ride at UC in Santa Cruz

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    First trail ride clipless this afternoon. Felt like a different bike. Rode 11 miles, some of it techy with little room for error. Felt good.

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    Did you do any practicing before going on this ride Clipless? I am contemplating it but not sure if I am ready to let go of these easy platform pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by arjan View Post
    Did you do any practicing before going on this ride Clipless? I am contemplating it but not sure if I am ready to let go of these easy platform pedals
    A quick jont around out in front of my house and 2 miles of flat easy dirt road practicing clipping in and out most the way. Once on the trail I felt way more solid on the bike. Feet stay instead of lifting off the pedals on rough stuff. I still need to practice falling in my back yard as I'm sure it's bound to happen. Lol. Good luck with it if you decide to convert.
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    Opps double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjan View Post
    Did you do any practicing before going on this ride Clipless? I am contemplating it but not sure if I am ready to let go of these easy platform pedals
    When I was a kid learning to clip in and out, I did bike stands in the grass and would let myself get past the point of pedaling away. A bike stand is when you come to a complete stop and try to keep the bike upright ( for as long as possible) while stopped with both brakes engaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmac View Post
    When I was a kid learning to clip in and out, I did bike stands in the grass and would let myself get past the point of pedaling away. A bike stand is when you come to a complete stop and try to keep the bike upright ( for as long as possible) while stopped with both brakes engaged.
    Thanks for the post. I've been riding clip less for a month now but can alway use new tips

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    Hope

    Tropical storm Isaac has kept me from riding for a few days now....
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    Took her for her first spin around the neighborhood about 8miles, a few hills practicing my gear changes but it was a great work out...... soon I'll hit up the trails.
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    Worked in the Isaac weather today , then put a bashwich on my buddies C-Dale. Started changing out his worn out Shimanos for my Elixir 3s (hey they're free). Got in some Straitline spacers and played with my stack height.
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    Upgraded my elixir5 to xt, installed reverb, straighted rotor and adjusted my cables. The heckler is looking good. The weekend can't come fast enough

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