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    Bike ride in the hills.

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    Went down to the local skate park and did some waist high drops.

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    Went riding with friends at Ringwood...broke my chain in the trail. Borrowed friend's Yeti 575 to ride back to the parking lot to get the chain breaker, then performed repair on the trail...had a blast afterwards. Longest ride we did (4.5 hours) because of that on-trail repair.

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    Nothing on the bike but I did some winter maintenance trail work to keep the local park trails in shape to ride when wet.

    Spend a few hours every month or 2 on your local trails. Give back. Represent the mtb community well. You'll thank yourself.
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    Went OTB..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Riding down the Luge (local trail):
    what part? Im riding there tomorrow and id like to avoid your line lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    what part? Im riding there tomorrow and id like to avoid your line lol.
    It was on the bottom section. It wasn't a real technical part actually, I was just trying to loosen up after clearing the real rutty areas and caught my front wheel then did a nice OTB onto my head. Chit happens. Have fun tomorrow!

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    "What did You Wish do today on your mountain bike?"

    All of the above

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    Hit my local trail. Ill miss it in a few months when I leave here, but that and the LBS are about the only things worth attention at this place. Forgive the cellular-phone like quality. These images were captured by a cellular phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    It was on the bottom section. It wasn't a real technical part actually, I was just trying to loosen up after clearing the real rutty areas and caught my front wheel then did a nice OTB onto my head. Chit happens. Have fun tomorrow!
    Gotcha. well, I made it through without any OTB's. On the way up the mud was very slick and kinda worried me about the downhill. I was surprised at just how well my tires did even when they were fully caked. I ended up going much faster then I had planned to be able to. Riding a hardtail with flats I lost my footing and now I will be extending my pins to full cheese grader setting lol. It was fun and the group I went with made it even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    Gotcha. well, I made it through without any OTB's. On the way up the mud was very slick and kinda worried me about the downhill. I was surprised at just how well my tires did even when they were fully caked. I ended up going much faster then I had planned to be able to. Riding a hardtail with flats I lost my footing and now I will be extending my pins to full cheese grader setting lol. It was fun and the group I went with made it even better.
    You guys climbed up it then rode back down? We took Santiago Truck Trail up the down the luge. Anyways, glad you had fun! It's a great trail and the reason I fell was me being a dummy and not paying enough attention in a not so technical spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    You guys climbed up it then rode back down? We took Santiago Truck Trail up the down the luge. Anyways, glad you had fun! It's a great trail and the reason I fell was me being a dummy and not paying enough attention in a not so technical spot.
    Bare with me as I don't know the area well. We parked at cooks corner and rode up the street till we reached a dirt trail. All I know is it was a lot of uphill to reach the flag lol.

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    Did 18 miles in the mountains of Southwest Virginia!!!

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    Rode for about 2 hours today on the trails around my town..saw lots of people, most of which were college students (I am one as well.) Got lots of compliments on my new fuel ex, and had a blast bombing down some of the steeper single track.

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    Rode an hour and a half Sat and then was getting ready to ride yesterday afternoon and noticed a nice rip in the sidewall of my rear tire! So went to the LBS (only one that was open), bought a new tire and replaced it. Now I have a specialized rear tire with a rapid rob on the front...on a scott bike!

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    Rode 42 miles on the Nickel Plate Trail!

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    Usual Tuesday morning ride, seemed tough today. Installed ergon GS1 grips. Tried to move brakes inboard so I can switch from middle finger to index finger braking. Didn't work so if we cross paths I swear I'm using my brakes and not flipping you off lol.

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    Burned off all of my Thanksgiving calories before I ate them. 13 miles of very gnarly singletrack! Beautiful morning for a ride!

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    Earned my first beer and worked up an appetite by going for a quick 5 mile ride.. decent climbing involved though. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    My bike is tore own to frame only, I stared at it thinkning of the shinny new parts that will be on it in the spring. does that count?
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    11.6 miles of fun. Proved that I need new tires when both washed out on me at once. Thankful to whoever built the hump that kept me from going over the side of the trail lol.

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    Nothing, I've done absolutely nothing an I'm having withdraws!!! I can't wait till tomorrow!

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    15 miles/65 and clear at Settlers Ridge. Fun, fast and surprisingly empty! I still enjoyed the ride!

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    Made my trek across the desert, I ran across trails that I didnt know about.

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    Test ride my new (like new used) Stumpjumper Comp HT 2009 for 2.5 miles around the neighborhood. I walked out of the bike several times in attempts to do a wheeli. Huge difference between my old Trek 820 ST and this beauty.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Busted fork.. Hopefully I can pick up new parts today...

    Edit Fixed the fork, a spring broke in 2 spots but it had 5K miles on it though. Riding tomorrow!!
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    Holiday!!!

    Riding on thanksgiving Slid out on the way down when my front wheel went too far out on the edge of a turn and dug onto loose ground. Afterwards, slammed my right arm onto a tree trying to go somewhat fast








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    Took my new bike for a ride. So far, I'm loving the way it handles.

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    I was testing out the new brakes... all the way over the handlebars...
    all in all, good day.

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    This. Season is wrapping up unfortunately. Frozen drivetrain was the order of the day. Still great ride.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
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    Went on a ride to check out the local, umm... art.


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    im still out of the fun waiting for my next paycheck so that i can hopefully buy a new fork. i can't remember if i put it on here but bout a month and half ago. was riding on the local college 4x track and was practicing some smaller jumps. came down hard on the front shocks and the top part that holds the springs in flew off and the spring shot out. scare the crap out of me. hopefully getting some Fox Vanilla forks to replace the garbage suntours that were on it.

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    Put in 15 miles on the trails around my house and spent yesterday laid up with a sinus infection.

    Good news is that the underarmor cold gear shirt really does keep you nice and warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edirty6 View Post
    im still out of the fun waiting for my next paycheck so that i can hopefully buy a new fork. i can't remember if i put it on here but bout a month and half ago. was riding on the local college 4x track and was practicing some smaller jumps. came down hard on the front shocks and the top part that holds the springs in flew off and the spring shot out. scare the crap out of me. hopefully getting some Fox Vanilla forks to replace the garbage suntours that were on it.
    That sux! I'll find myself hauling arse down a trail and about 1/2 way down I remember the videos ive seen of cheap forks breaking on youtube, and I remember that I too have a suntour. So I slow down lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    That sux! I'll find myself hauling arse down a trail and about 1/2 way down I remember the videos ive seen of cheap forks breaking on youtube, and I remember that I too have a suntour. So I slow down lol.
    I know right

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    i installed my xt rear Deraileur WITHOUT using a stand!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    That sux! I'll find myself hauling arse down a trail and about 1/2 way down I remember the videos ive seen of cheap forks breaking on youtube, and I remember that I too have a suntour. So I slow down lol.
    I smash my suntour NVX fork on the trails and it never showed any signs of coming close to breaking. But I guess I should go a less hard on my fork.not. But srsly, don't want another mechanical...
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Attempted to remove my rear wheel on my Giant Faith only to discover the last time it was serviced the mechs have tightened up the rear axle on one side such that I can't seem to get it off. First free weekend in months and it looks like I won't be able to ride, at least no where fun as it won't fit in my car with wheels attached.

    The drive side nut comes off no worries. The other side is clamped on to the frame tight and wont let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    I smash my suntour NVX fork on the trails and it never showed any signs of coming close to breaking. But I guess I should go a less hard on my fork.not. But srsly, don't want another mechanical...
    dont get me wrong the fork feels solid and honestly works perfectly. The spring seems to be just right for my weight and ive never needed more travel. But last week I noticed the pesky warning label telling me its meant for lil stuff only. So when your like 4 ft in the air that and the videos cross your mind lol.

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    Sat and stared at it... busy working... no riding... boo... :-(

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    nearly did a superman over the bars riding through a thirty foot long, deep muddy puddle, near the end my front wheel sank 18 inches............lol

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    Took the Jamis out for our maiden voyage.

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    I was fine tuning my rear der. for about an hour. Shifts like a dream in any conditions now though!
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    I rode about 10 miles on a perfect black squiggle bordered by blinding white snow under a full moon. It was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle Logical View Post
    I rode about 10 miles on a perfect black squiggle bordered by blinding white snow under a full moon. It was awesome.
    Wow I am jealous, sounds like an awesome ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    dont get me wrong the fork feels solid and honestly works perfectly. The spring seems to be just right for my weight and ive never needed more travel. But last week I noticed the pesky warning label telling me its meant for lil stuff only. So when your like 4 ft in the air that and the videos cross your mind lol.

    you should have rode on my previous forks, you wouldnt hit anything more than 6 inches off the ground.

    if you had someone hold onto the lowers really tight, and you pushed on the handle bar, there was a good 30-35mm gap between the stanchions and the lowers. and yet i pushed the limits on it until it did break. and when it did break. bricks were shat. lol

    if your doing jumps that high and you wanna consider a new fork just for jumping, the marzocchi DJ dart forks are on sale at pricepoint.com right now. here's a link
    Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3 Fork 2012 at Price Point

    that one being a base model, and then they have others with the QR, and 20mm TA as well for just a few bucks more. I actually, am buying my forks from pricepoint as well when i get paid next week, after that, im upgrading all my components to the SRAM x-9 build kit they have.

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    Well, changed the rear tube for the first time, and the installation was disastrous. I didn't figure out the way I have to attach the chainwheel to the chain, and now I have a front der. that needs adjustment, and let's hope nothing else. I wish I learned that on my old bike, put never had a flat on the rear tire on her!

    At this time, with the load of paper, no riding that counts, unfortunately.
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    I noticed some very suspicious oil residue near the rebound adjuster on my 318 domains right lower.

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    Put on new rotors, which dropped some weight. Very high bling factor also.
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    10 miles, loving this bike!

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    still lazy to clean after 3mths weekly riding dirt~
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    This was last week. Awesome ride. Snow smoothed out the trail and everything was frozen underneath. Fast quiet and surreal.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
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    20 miles at Brown County State Park, 26 miles yesterday. (Didn't ride Schooner though )

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    ^ In Indiana?? Used to live near Bargersville many years ago...
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    bought an Easton MonkeyBar 2cm riser bar today

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    Did the front hub yesterday, today its the rear's turn to get overhauled

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixnr View Post
    This was last week. Awesome ride. Snow smoothed out the trail and everything was frozen underneath. Fast quiet and surreal.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
    Lovely. Used to ride solo in Chicago at Palos Forest when I was in grad school. I remember my first solo snow ride well, as I was coming from Southern California. Got lost, of course, and had visions of Survivorman with me stuck in the snow somewhere.

    Got out alive, of course.

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    Saw my bike go sliding across the pavement as I was going too fast around a wet turn.

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    fitted hydraulic brakes in the front, and took my bike for a few meters in the snow

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    Modified my head tube so that I could install a tapered fork:


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    I tried to go on a nice long ride today. But 2 miles in this happened to my chain...so I walked home. Picking up some MissingLinks tomorrow.


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    lets see i ordered alot of new S**T lol

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    Washed it off washing my car.

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    I Ordered new forks. Manitou Tower Pro.

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    Swapped the 1.95 Tioga tires out for Bontrager XR2's in 2.10. Got the pair of tires
    for $15 (new) at The Milwaukee Bike Swap last Sunday. Need better performance
    in the sand and am hoping the less aggressive tread than the 2.10 Nevegals that
    came with the bike and the wider width than the Tiogas that were on the bike now
    is the ticket.

    Tomorrow I am gonna go run the bike at a local trail to see how they work in the
    root strewn, sand and loose gravel, rocks, loam, and hardpack that exists there....
    I will run em in the sand next trip....unless there is 3 feet of snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfGumby View Post

    And dig that crazy sculpted orange shag carpet and dark paneling! Yes folks, it is
    1978 in my house....
    Complete with the Dual-Cassette unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutgyr View Post
    Complete with the Dual-Cassette unit.
    You saw that huh? That stereo is older than my oldest son! I run my computer output through it so I can play along to music with my bass guitars.

    Rock and Roll!
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    switched from 105mm to 80mm stem and went for a ride. Saw improvement but might want to go even shorter.

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    Went for an evening ride in the hills.

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    Not a god damn thing! Still looking at buying the first mb. No it won't be nice.. But I will love her so much.

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    towed the munchkin around in the trailer on the ole rail trail & around the local minor league ball park - short ride but she seemed to enjoy it

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    Sent my bike to get powder coated and got my box of goodies from Chain Reaction Cycles and waiting for my other order to come in at my LBS, bikes going to be all new except forks and frame.
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    I popped my rear tire in a rock garden, Stans took forever to seal a 1/8" hole. I got to use my Co2 inflator which was cool, but on the way out of the garden I lost it on the trail. didnt realize it until I was at the trail head, I had to go back and get it because I still needed more air to make it home. Think the Specialized 2bliss tire casing saved my butt even at less than 10psi it still wouldn't burp or roll of the rim.

    notes to remember, puncture a tire 10 times with thorns be sure to refill with sealant before riding again . upon refilling the tire I noticed 2 more large thorns in the rear tire, 1 sidewall and 1 on the edge of the tread/sidewall.

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    Took my new GT Sensor 9r Elite out for it's first test ride after final assembly. Short ride around the neighborhood streets to check out brakes, shifters, seat height, etc. This was my first online bike purchase, and since I still consider myself a noob, I wanted to be close to home for this ride... Just in case. So far so good. Hope the weather will cooperate at least one more time to allow an actual trail ride this year.

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    Did 10.7 miles on the Jamis Dakar, did it in 1:42, my best time yet, it was a 1000 ft climb on a fire road, rode my fav rocky technical trail, then rode down some smooth flowy singletrack, best ride to date! And sorry no pics I was busy getting my @$$ kicked by the 1000 ft climb, it was also my furthest/highest climb to date.

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    Bike around the neighborhood and then went online to shop for some bargains on parts.

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    Fell. Like a lot lol.

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    Received my Mavic Crossmax 29ST wheels and a RockShox SID RCT3 dual air. Can't wait to install them and ride!!

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    today for the sport of mountain biking I...

    Got a camelback LOBO, some shimano mtb shoes, some shimano spd M540's, a lizard skin chainstay protector. and even had time to squeeze in a ride. but it was super muddy and the nine line tires didn't want to grab any form of traction.


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    I moved to a new town a month ago, I'm determined to get back into MTBing so I took my 01 jekyll out for a spin and did alittle bit of scouting to find potential trails or riding areas.

    So far I've just about come up dry, I found some old BMX jumps that were look like they were not touched in 3-5 years. The area is SMALL but could give me a nice close to home trail to test changes before a ride.

    It also pushed me over the edge to upgrade some of the components on the bike. The Deore Brakes make a perfect turkey call and have horrid stopping power. the crank has a creak in it and no matter how much I adjusted the deralier it does not keep gears very well. I've got BB7's and the X9 drivetrain group on the way. I'm still looking to grab another lefty wheelset or a road bike for cheap.

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    not today (today is bike trainer day) but last night I went out for my first night right...
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    Tackled a moderately steep hill.


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    Today I sat helplessly at work as I received an email from FedEx saying that they attempted to drop off my new bike but were unable to because there was no one to sign for it. Gonna be the same story tomorrow

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    i pumped air in the tires. gonna ride it tomorrow.

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    Jut got my bbg bash guard. Trvativ HOLZFELLER SL HANDLEBAR and RACE FACE DEUS XC STEM

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    broke a 13t cog.
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    Did 6 miles on some trails near the house. Good day!

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    I did my first 20 mile ride today. It was a blast and was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

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    I just cleaned it is all.. =(

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    ordered some ebay night riding lights bout a week ago. beginning to order everything i need to rebuild my hardtail. new fork, deciding on X9 build kit or to order shimino xt parts separate. new seat, grips, Flat Downhill pedals and some 5-tens to go with them, and some Maxxis tires. and then i'll start getting new riding gear as well. hopefully all this done before early spring gets here so i can go ride. because 27 degree weather just isnt my cup of tea right now

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    Ordered a BBG Bashguard. Time to get rid of my 42t bent and broken chainring.

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    Went on my first snow ride today, with my son. Good conditions for our first time on the snow. Mid-40’s, about an inch of snow, but had a few stretches of sloppy mud as well. I had my FS 29er, and he had his Mamba 29er hardtail. Swapped bikes for awhile and could really tell a difference between his 2.2 Bonties and my 2.1 Maxxis Aspens though. I'll definitely take my Mamba next time. Had an absolute blast and can't wait to go out and play in the snow again!

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    first bike wash

    first bike wash after being rejected by couple of lbs for checking/brake pads replacement from after trailed rides, this i cant understand whats the theory behind servicing bikes with some dirt~ dont these bike shops provide cleaning services?! i dont even mind paying extras!

    never been a cleaning person so planned of using 30mins but ended up over an hour and still not clean~ really tough doing it.

    couldnt go on and lubed chain/cassettes/crank/RD with leftover castrol & brush~
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    Quote Originally Posted by primussucks View Post
    Did this today, it was in the mid to high 90s, but this was mostly in the shade, but still when I stopped for whatever reason, it was HOT...

    What do you use to track your rides?

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    Did a town-to-town road ride with a nice ex railroad bed shortcut. Mud and spots of snow on it...

    I did around 32 miles all together.

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    Nothing today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Tom View Post
    I test fitted the Reba fork to my '08 RH Disc.





    That made your ride feel brand new all over again.

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    Drooled at pictures of it online, as it hasn't gotten here yet.

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    rode saratoga gap trail in CA

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