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    Picked up my SS from the shop today (New brakes and tubeless set up) and took it to the trails. Made a lap and a portion of a second. Came around a curve shortly after the second lap and hopped a really small bump on the trail. Landed and immediately pinched flatted the front tire and supermanned over the bars when the front tire dug in the soft dirt.

    IM ALL RIGHT! as my daughter would say. Back to shop and back to drawing board.

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    Had the best trail ride I've had in a long time. Rode 14 miles round trip from my house to the local dirt, felt fast and loose, made all the step ups, climbs and switchbacks...pretty much got the stoke goin' nicely! 1300 ft of climbing and I hardly felt it. Cross season training is paying. Wait, this is in the Beginner's Corner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMacMan View Post
    Came around a curve shortly after the second lap and hopped a really small bump on the trail. Landed and immediately pinched flatted the front tire and supermanned over the bars when the front tire dug in the soft dirt.
    How do you pinch flat a tubeless tyre on a front wheel?! what pressures do you run?


    Today I did a few laps on a local trail while exploring the behavior of my new tyres. Got harassed by a by a giant dog while his macho man owner slowly walked towards me holding a chain leash... Other than that it was quite fun.

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    I rode 18 miles on bike path with my FSR.
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    Rode 20km fitness route in a street.

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    so an exciting day... when for our first official "family bike ride." pulled the bikes off the rack, opened the trunk to get the trailer, and for some unknown reason my wife let go of the trunk lid (still holding the bike trailer) and CRASH!!!! broke the back window out of the car with the safety stop from the bike rack.... turned into a 12 mile trek home for me to get the other car.... then we went on the bike ride. sigh.... cant put a price on a memory like that.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millfox View Post
    How do you pinch flat a tubeless tyre on a front wheel?! what pressures do you run?


    Today I did a few laps on a local trail while exploring the behavior of my new tyres. Got harassed by a by a giant dog while his macho man owner slowly walked towards me holding a chain leash... Other than that it was quite fun.
    I was running fairly low. Not sure of exact pressure. I say pinch flat, but that's incorrect. I popped the seal between the rim and the tire when I landed and got pitched forward.

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    I'm getting ready for my maiden voyage on my new 29er ss. Never had a ss or a 29er, so this should be good. I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Got a quick 40 minute ride in this morning before work, on a new trail in my area. Nice and flowy with excellent elevation changes going in both directions so it was a great workout. After being off the bike for a few months, I give myself a High "C" on bike handling around trees and picking out good lines to make it up the hills.

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    I spent most of the day trying to figure out why my tool to remove my crank wasn't working properly. Guess I should have read the little sidebar in my book that said if I have spindled cranks I might need a different tool.

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    Grabbed a few tools, strapped them together and rode out to couple spots to do a couple hours of work on my local trails. As a trail steward, it was a nice day to give back a little.
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    Its my commuter until I can get a donated cross bike up and running. So I rode it to my first day of grad school.

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    New tires means the bike gets a bath, the cleanest it's been since it came out of the box!

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    Spent the afternoon dialing in my Avid BB5's
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    Let's see, I only went 10 miles today but saw 2 beautiful lakes and enjoying mother nature, much better than staying at home I supposed.
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    12 Mile ride (round trip) on my new Moto instead of a loaner - in Carbon Canyon (Chino CA) beginner trail but had a blast she behaved really well, we run into a of Coyote, and thought I took a pic. but somehow he didn't come out Really liking this sport.
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    Reprogramming my brain to go from toe clips to clipless, rode yesterday and all went fine on greenways....today 5 miles of singletrack 2 awesome falls and I tucked tail and went to the car.

    Prior to today it had been a few years since I actually fell off, and that was from a broken chain on a steep incline.

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    Got my new Deore derailleur from Amazon, day and a half wait with their free shipping which I thought was excellent. Gotta figure on how to install without breaking the chain.

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    After being a road biker for many years, I pulled out my old Cannondale Jekyll this week, and got a ride-along attachment for my son. Our first trip out on it today. Did an easy 5 miles on the closed Rt 202 bypass near us. Had a blast, and hope to hit something with a trail tomorrow.

    However, being a new user here on mtbr, it won't let me post a pic of it yet.

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    Finished building it up.



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    I'm not a beginner but haven't really been out on the trails hardly in the last year or two (since trying DH and then pretty much giving up mtb)

    Today now that I have a mtb again I've finally hit the dirt, (well rode the 15km to town where some of the trails are and 15km to get back home again).

    Was fun!

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    I put a water bottle cage on my bike today. Then went for a quick ride up the road.

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    That my friend, is a piece of art.

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    10 miles at Bonelli Park (San Dimas CA) much tougher (for me) than yesterdays' ride still struggling a bit with shifting and got a bit intimidated with a rocky descent but chuck it up to more experience it was a blast after all
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    Did a 35 mile road ride on my Marin MTB. Got a flat about 12 miles in, luckily it was right in front of the beach so I had some nice scenery to look at while I fixed my tire.I knew carrying levers, patches, and a pump was going to pay off sooner or later. Although the Kenda Kross's I just put on a few weeks ago came off nice and easy, I didn't actually need the levers. I knew with that center slick tread I'd be getting a flat sooner or later. It just happened to be sooner!

    Also, this is my longest road ride to date, and I felt great afterwards.

    Looking forward to doing 40 next time!

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    Took the bike out again and the Pro Pilot attachment for my young son. He did awesome today. We covered 10 miles on the Forbidden Drive trail.

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    Hi, I'm new and this is my first official post....

    Thursday 7/30
    Decided to get back into cycling.

    Friday 7/31
    Bought used 99 Klein Mantra Comp at great price...i have full intention of updating/restoring it to its former glory.
    Rode it a little...my butt hurts. Saddle is way too hard for my old butt.



    Saturday 9/1
    Rebuilt front Manitou SX fork. Revalved and refilled with thicker oil to get the feel I wanted.

    Sunday 9/2
    Realigned front derailleur... still not happy...think its the trigger shift at fault. Rebuilt Manitou preload adjuster for front shock - it was stuck when I got it. Installed new gel saddle to save my ass from more pain.
    Adjusted rear shock pressure....I'm starting to suspect a leak in the Fox Float R rear shock.

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    Beat my previous best time by 3 minutes on the Lawrence River trail in Jayhawk country. Chatted up some fellow riders for a bit, then took a second loop... And was only a minute off my previous best. The stamina must be improving.

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    Got bit by my chain rings



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    Rode around town with my wife and kids. Got almost three inches of rain in the last 36 hours, so no singletrack for me this long weekend.

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    9.75 miles in 56 minutes on a local xc course

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    Cool Thread, I replaced my mom's old rigid fork on her rockhopper with a classic Manitou sxti came out awesome she loves it. I would post pics but I don't have my ten posts yet.

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    found an unmarked and (as far is google is concerned) unknown in-town trail today.... don't know who put the time and money into it, but it was fun as hell... love having a bike that allows me to just explore... got to love this!

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    not much attempted to fix my back brakes from squeaking but hit some jumps with a friend

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    Rode into town (15km from home) and had a coffee



    I think it's probably been a year or more since I"ve hit the dirt, so finally some good riding!!



    And then the long road home, didn't beat the rain back, got drenched but it was fun.



    That was the first decent ride on this mtb, hopefully a lot more to follow....maybe next time I'll bundle it in the car (if it fits) and spend more time on the trails lol

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    Changed my tyres. No pics not enough posts

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    Rode on the C&O Canal in Maryland with my girlfriend.

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    Went to the local park and rode around for about 2 hours through the trails in it.

    Found a bunch of trails that had gotten kind of overgrown and not as easy to follow, but I was curious. Well, needless to say it got to the point that there wasn't anything distinguishable anymore, and... Ended up in the middle of the woods, and coming out on a part of town I've never been to.

    Also, finally went through a rock garden today at speed. Even though it's not much different than a bunch of large roots jutting out, I guess it's just been the fear of knowing that rocks hurt worse than roots if you fall in them. And it's different doing it in a skills area, than out on a trail.

    All in the meantime of waiting to get my new bike out and about.
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    Took my new bike for a spin and discovered new secret areas in my neighborhood. I now have a great place to ride and just get away from it all.

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    Went out for a family ride/picnic with my wife and my little man at our local state park, very tame trails but we did about 8 miles good workout and good tune up trip since we haven't been off road since May. Too hot down here for much off-roading the last few months.

    Palmetto scrub trails lots' o 'sand.


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    Looked at in my garage calling my name; however, my back is blown so I couldn't ride.

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    Took my kid out for a 2 mile trail ride that took us to the local grocery store. Got some ice cream and rode back.

    1/2 way back she said that her butt hurt (stupid non adjustable BMX seat that's all the rage these days) so my wife came to pick her up and I continued the trail ride back.

    First trail ride in over 10 years. Guess I wasn't as unfit as I thought I was.

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    enjoying the view......
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    New pads for the Juicy 7's arrived today, so will be installing them tonight.

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    Took apart platform pedals for the first time. Cleaned and re-greased the ball bearings, with no troubles (thanks YouTube).

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    Not my own bike but just picked up a diamondback mini cruiser bmx for my 7 year old (outgrew his hotwheels 16") used and tore down the hubs and regreased them, put on on new break cable, tightened up the loose headset, made a few other adjustments on think it is now ready for his first bmx race that he is driving me nuts about doing.
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    Getting a view of the coast
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    Took my new bike out for the 2nd time, and checked out some trails I had never been too before. A good time, but a little rocky. First time on the trail clipless, too. Did okay, only fell over twice.

    One knee is a bit sore, but the bike took the brunt of it....snapped the rear brake lever in half. She's not new and pretty anymore!!!! LOL

    Didn't bother me in the least actually.

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    I took mine for my first ride in about 20 years. Its not quite how I remember....

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    ^^but it was worth it wasn't it

    im in the market for new forks at the moment. tried a drop off that's been scaring me for longest time and landed it, but forks got wobbly, and after further inspection. the bottom of them kinda mushroomed out and Stanchions rock back and forth in the lowers part really bad and its prob not safe to ride on considering i ride fast and my front brakes do a lot of my stopping.

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