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    What did You do today on your bike? (a thread for anything bike related)

    got this idea from a BMW forum that im on, its just where you can post what ever. if you went on a ride and took some pics, post your pics, if you did a new upgrade, post your upgrade, if something awesome happen, tell us about it. But remember. it didnt happen without Pics

    i went out for a ride. did 2 miles before i was drenched in sweat. 96 degree heat is just to freaking hot. a pic looking down the trail that takes you up to top, and a rocky tech section.

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    I did this:

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    Oh and since you mentioned bmw's, my e36 m3 has 242,000 miles on it.

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    ^nice. what was the temp. for you today. it was to hot to do any riding for me. and as for the car subject, my little 318is is about 200 miles away from 242k mile mark. haha

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    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.

    I'm not truly a beginner, more a tweener.

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    I bike in Texas, usually takes me a good 2-3 weeks of riding in 90 -100 degree weather to get remotely adjusted to the heat.

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    It was 98 when I pushed off from my apartment today. Just a short ride while Im awaiting a new rear cassette and cant ride the trails with it. 5.5 miles was pretty harsh in the hot stuff though.

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    Yesterday, I got absolutely drenched. We were cycling along and as we came to the top of the hill, you could see a rainstorm approaching rather rapidly. Needless to say, we didn't make it home in time! Screengrab from the video from my GoPro.


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    put on some new brakes,rode for about 3 miles found an old gt bmx bike dumped off on a trail by my house


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    Bought my first MTB. I will post a pic as soon as I have 10 posts.

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    I found an old trail that has not been used in some time. I Just started to fix it up so it is rideable. Cant wait till it is done. Will post pics when i go back to work on it.

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    Trying to make up my mind between a 29er or a 26er both Specialized Hardrock Discs one's a 2012 the other (the 29) is a 2013.

    (sorry I have to post this question 5 times)

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    tried to go ride today after i got out of my job interview, but after last nights rain and with the temp that it hit today before 11. i was soaking wet in sweat in 10 mins and said screw it. wish this heat wave would pass. found some new trails around the TN area i wanna ride.

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    Got a friend to pick up a decent Diamondback, now I have a riding buddy! Hit the local trails for a couple hours. Drenched in sweat by the time we got back to the car. Lovin' it though.

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    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...


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    Rode 2 miles in mud, decided I'd had enough, went home, cleaned the bike, put it up in the garage until next weekend.

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    ^ riding in mud is my favorite to do. after fresh rain if sun starts to show i go out and ride. sliding around and having to work twice as hard to do the trails in my area will kill you in the first 2 miles. it is a lot of up then down then up then down then up then up again and then up some more.

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    Purchased Sunday, Marlin 29er



    Yesterday's ride on a very very short trail close to my house


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    Did nothing to MY bike..
    But went out shopping for one!!

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    I'm still waiting on my order. I bought a Carve Comp 29er at my LBS, but still hasn't come in

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    I brought it home to it's 1st owner!!!

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    Bought 8 speed parts. lol

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    Came home from work and decided to lay down for an hr before I go ride. After I woke up 4 hrs later I decided to hang up the wall mount.
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    Just got back from my 1st ride on the scooter..
    Wasn't long as the RD was having a little trouble still finding the right gears.. So I loaded up to head to LBS forgetting they were closed for the holiday..
    Normally I would do all work myself, but the owner insisted that I bring back to him if any trouble as such.. At least until I am satisfied with the way it's riding..
    But still got about 90 minute trail ride in (got there right at sun-up)

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    Rode about 10 miles today. I crashed doing something stupid and broke off one of my shift levers, then I got a flat. Still had fun though

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    Road the trails in Ft. Pierce this morning. I quickly realized two things.
    1. I totally stink at this.
    2. The importance of being on the right gear.

    I was gased after fifteen minutes in. Changed gears a few times and plowed through it.
    Of course after wipping it a few times, and getting attacked by fire ants.

    Can't wait to do it again!!!

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    Went out this morning with my 2 year old grandson, me on the old Trek (now called Logan's bike) and Logan in the bike trailer. We had a great time!!

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    I installed ODI Rogue grips. Awesome! Was going to ride, but too hot!

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    Got my 1st bike- trek 4900...tried to mount a sidewalk, fell on my tailbone...will attempt to tame the beast again tomorrow

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    I got up early and rode 8 miles of varied terrain singletrack with a friend who is twice as fast as me. I was pretty wore out after that ride as i pushed myself harder than I normally would by myself.

    The parking lot was packed as well to my surprise since it was the fourth and the temps have been triple digit for a while.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    I made an attempt to learn how to bunny hop. I can get 2'' if I'm lucky and damn was it a workout. 100* and 1000% humidity will do that.

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    Looked longingly at it, since I didn't have the time for a ride today...
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    i put on a set of crankbro pedal

    second try on the spd!!

    hopefully don't crash as many time like the first time out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    I got up early and rode 8 miles of varied terrain singletrack with a friend who is twice as fast as me. I was pretty wore out after that ride as i pushed myself harder than I normally would by myself.

    The parking lot was packed as well to my surprise since it was the fourth and the temps have been triple digit for a while.

    thats the best way to learn and get better in my opinion. i have a buddy thats been doing down hill for 6 years now that i met at our local dirt track, and now when we do the downhill course, we let him lead and try to follow. i've gotten so much faster now, he still beats me by like 10 seconds though. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by madaxc View Post
    Looked longingly at it, since I didn't have the time for a ride today...
    i feel you man, with my work schedule this week, i wont be able to ride again till saturday morning

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    made a short half kilometer segment on strava today. rid it a few times.
    there are no local trails that aren't flat near me

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    Huge storm today in East Tennessee area, part of my roof blown off, tree's snapped all around the city, winds were up to 70mph.

    Cant way to see what the trails look like tomorrow night. haha. Im hoping that a well placed tree will allow me to build a ladder bridge or wooden berm or something cool. riding the same trails 3-5 times a week can sometimes get boring.

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    Do I have to post a pic if the only thing I did was think about what I still have to do to it?

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    took it nice and easy given the heat and still drained about 2 liters of water in an hour. finished up at the local reservoir.

    can't wait to do it all over again tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by COBilly View Post
    Do I have to post a pic if the only thing I did was think about what I still have to do to it?
    nope thats the thing about this thread, just a place to share thoughts, stories, trips, pics, or anything else related to,

    for example, it think of how i can make some extra money to get the pedals and 5 ten shoes that i want badly but at the moment cant afford

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    I rode a wheelie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    I rode a wheelie.
    Ive been trying to ride Wheelie's since I was in 2nd grade in 1988 or so, to this day 10-20ft is about as far as I can make it, maybe 2 pedal strokes LOL

    Today I did 14 miles, 5.2 miles of road to the trail, a few miles of trails and 5.2 miles home. It was at or near 100 degrees today, felt pretty darn good when I was done.

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    Rode some trails and then stripped down my drivetrain for a thorough cleaning... Busy day!
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    Finished a Dirt Divas class at a local mtb park. SUPER FUN!

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    I went to the office and worked late....... then I came back over the SOuth Downs and alont the ridgeline of hills and was treated to this view to end my day. Wonderful:

    It made it to twitter before here, it's good to share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edirty6 View Post

    i went out for a ride. did 2 miles before i was drenched in sweat. 96 degree heat is just to freaking hot.
    Come ride in Texas! 96 degrees is a nice day to go riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by sealuva View Post
    Road the trails in Ft. Pierce this morning. I quickly realized two things.
    1. I totally stink at this.
    2. The importance of being on the right gear.

    I was gased after fifteen minutes in. Changed gears a few times and plowed through it.
    Of course after wipping it a few times, and getting attacked by fire ants.

    Can't wait to do it again!!!
    Fort Pierce is fun! It can be a challenge though. I'm used to riding halpatiokee park in Stuart which isn't as technical, but when I get going in Ft Pierce, I feel like I'm a complete noob. After the first underpass, it gets easier.

    Anyway, I gave mine a bath today. Hopefully I can get out and ride Sunday.
    Cheers

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    I went out to Sweetwater Reservoir for the first time and fell off my bike. Got pretty banged up too. Much more to see there, so I'll be back.

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    I did not use my mtb, but my road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman15951 View Post
    Come ride in Texas! 96 degrees is a nice day to go riding
    i would say. i've been to texas once, it was 101 when i was there 3 years ago, but felt okay because the air there was dry.

    Come to TN after that rain we just had and see how 96 Feels, humiity is high all the time here.

    I sent back my uvex helmet to JensonUSA today because they charged my account twice, and now they lost a customer. they overdrawed my account to neg -70 bucks, and i just got paid today and im down to 40 bucks to last for two weeks now
    and i just didnt like the helmet either. universal fits are just to big for my head and look like a turtle shell sitting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65mph12 View Post
    I went out to Sweetwater Reservoir for the first time and fell off my bike. Got pretty banged up too. Much more to see there, so I'll be back.
    when you say sweetwater, do you mean TN? i'll be heading up there this weekend for "the lost sea" and to do some riding.

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    I adjusted levers, brakes, grips, and handlebars....but it's so easier on my wrists to ride now

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    I did my usual ride today after my left leg healed a bit from my last crash (Stupid mistake on my part). I've been trying to practice my cornering on a local trail thats pretty straight forward and not too technical, just alot of up and down hill with roots and bigger rocks strewn about. Also a simple water crossing, well about 1.5 miles from home (its an 8 or 9 mile ride) I round the last major corner faster than I normally would feeling confident that I'm getting better. Then I realize this is the corner with the big rut running from the center of the corner to the edge of the track. Naturally right on the line I picked for myself causing me to panic break on both levers. I then lost control of the bike, and next thing I know I'm picking my head up out of the dirt. Pretty sure I endo'd but not really sure, I don't remember what happened between losing control and picking my face off the ground. When I got back up my bike was leaning against a tree which I found odd. Far as I know I was the only one out there today. Anyway, I got up laughed a bit and then got upset at myself for panicing like that and not just changing my line and forgetting that rut. Second time it got me, first time it caused me to wipe out.

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    Picked up a new trail map and tried out a pretty awesome, although flat, XC trail for the first time. Its the perfect place to get practice done for the more technical trails I ride. Unfortunately it resulted in my first flat on a tire I literally had purchased an hour earlier, but having new trails to ride on is great.

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    22 mile ride this morning..no stops..felt great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acerty View Post
    I did my usual ride today after my left leg healed a bit from my last crash (Stupid mistake on my part). I've been trying to practice my cornering on a local trail thats pretty straight forward and not too technical, just alot of up and down hill with roots and bigger rocks strewn about. Also a simple water crossing, well about 1.5 miles from home (its an 8 or 9 mile ride) I round the last major corner faster than I normally would feeling confident that I'm getting better. Then I realize this is the corner with the big rut running from the center of the corner to the edge of the track. Naturally right on the line I picked for myself causing me to panic break on both levers. I then lost control of the bike, and next thing I know I'm picking my head up out of the dirt. Pretty sure I endo'd but not really sure, I don't remember what happened between losing control and picking my face off the ground. When I got back up my bike was leaning against a tree which I found odd. Far as I know I was the only one out there today. Anyway, I got up laughed a bit and then got upset at myself for panicing like that and not just changing my line and forgetting that rut. Second time it got me, first time it caused me to wipe out.
    i feel you man, the trails around my area have rain ruts all through them and it can throw you off. in fact, that was my first wreck on my mountain bike. just got the bike, found the trails, went out for a ride, No helmet. i hit that rut trying to lean into, which i now know is called Railing, and wheel shifted on me and sent me over. Got real lucky i rolled between two trees and only my ankle slapped the tree, and took my shoe off. haha

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    edirty6 that first pic is sweet man!

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    Replaced the crap, stock pedals on my 2013 carve comp with Answer Rove pedals. Mucho bettero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker118 View Post
    edirty6 that first pic is sweet man!
    thanks man, i'll be heading out bright and early tomorrow morning to beat the heat, and i'll be sure to snap a lot more pics. East TN with the Sunrise is a awesome sight

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    went out for my 1st ever trail ride...Cunningham park in NY- i crawled a couple of times on the "easiest" trail, obviously. had fun, but, it will take me awhile to go through a trail at any sort of decent riding speed.

    all good, though, as long as I can learn how to ride properly, which seems a bit of a trick doing it on my own and without any guidance. considering its been over 25 years since i rode a bicycle, especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDKmann View Post
    Picked up a new trail map and tried out a pretty awesome, although flat, XC trail for the first time. Its the perfect place to get practice done for the more technical trails I ride. Unfortunately it resulted in my first flat on a tire I literally had purchased an hour earlier, but having new trails to ride on is great.
    did you put the tube in there your self? sounds like a pinch flat it you got one that early.

    i got up early, did some trails. and after 8 miles was done. few pics along the way.







    ended up with a flat tire when i got home, not sure how because it was fine all the way on the trails.
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    I dusted mine off after returning from 2 years in the Peace Corps!

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    went for a quick ride on a trail near chesebro by my house to test out my new "used" bike.

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    Turned dust and sweat into mud.........100 degrees in Ohio is just wrong!

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    did a big ol' tune up yesterday, getting a very late start on the season due to the birth of our daughter, only really able to ride before work now at 4:30 am, got 10k in though

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    had a good try out on the clipless today, no fall!!




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    ^ im thinking i might give clipless another try. i had them for 3 weeks and after having a few spills in technical sections at my local trails(very,very,very rocky) and not being able to get out of them in time, i went back to platforms. planning on buying some DH pedals and some Five ten shoes and see if that helps keep me on them though, the reason i bought clipless was because i was slipping off pedals to much trying to pedal through and over the tech. stuff

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    I rode The Tour of Saints today. 35 miles of rolling prairie. Battery was dead on my camera and I left my phone at home. No photos. I did enjoy the ride.

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    I tried clipless Edirty6 and took them off after a week. I did the same thing took a couple of bad falls because I couldn't get out of them in time. I got some BMX pedals and I love them. Even on the rocky downhills my feet have stayed on the pedals so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edirty6 View Post
    ^ im thinking i might give clipless another try. i had them for 3 weeks and after having a few spills in technical sections at my local trails(very,very,very rocky) and not being able to get out of them in time, i went back to platforms. planning on buying some DH pedals and some Five ten shoes and see if that helps keep me on them though, the reason i bought clipless was because i was slipping off pedals to much trying to pedal through and over the tech. stuff
    yo Edirty, ya just need to be abit more concious about ya feet are being clipped in.

    try it about 2 weeks later, ya might be amazed how ya have improve!

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    Tried a new trail....liked it....still working on building up skills and confidence.

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    Rode down a fun but bumpy single track on campus, then rode back up and did it again. Then got lost in the woods. I just kind of rode around until I got my bearings, fun day.

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    I need to get this bike on the road...nice pics in this thread! I went to the LBS to ask why I couldn't fit ten BBs in my hubs like Shimano says I should be able to....the guy says that if 9 came out then put nine back. A certain logic in that. It would apply to me more when I used to blow the ganj.....these days I look at a spec sheet and apply it. Guess I will roll on over to the wheels forum.

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    9 is what I usually see in most hubs. Not sure if I've ever seen 10.

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    went to ring wood did the blue, ringwood/ramapo, yellow had a good time

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    Rode to the start of Cholla trail at Aliso - Woods Canyon. Baby steps.....
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    Got hired today for a full time job!! an all mountain bike is in my future, GT Force 2.0 hopefully

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    Yesterday, I got my new bike, a 2012 Jamis Durango Comp. Today, I rode it around the parking lot at my apartment complex a few times and got a chainstay protector. Saturday, gonna hit the trails with it for the first time.

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    What did I do today on my mountain bike? I watched its progress from California to my house via FedEx tracking. Its excruciating. Its been “on the truck ready for delivery” since 7:50am and still hasn’t arrived. Now no one’s at the house and I fear it will have to wait until tomorrow. Patience. It’s a virtue. But I’m SOOOO not virtuous…

    As for the other mtn. bike, I admired its fine lines and current bikepacking setup during my lunch break. Then I took the road bike back to work. Eh, life could be worse…

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    If 1am counts as earlier today I realized my park tool would remove my crankset. I was getting a noise from that area so I tore the BB out and cleaned and lubed everything. No more noise!

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    For the first time in almost 2 years, I finally got a solid trail ride fit in to my busy schedule. After moving across the country and having a new baby girl it was nice to finally get out and ride.

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    Rode to my friends house after i left my keys in his truck.

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    8k on the trail with the fiancee... Plus a 20k round trip riding there on the road.
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    Ended up just riding around town with a friend, first time I've tried clipless pedals.

    And, ended up falling over twice coming to a stop.

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    Rode Fairland Regional...fun!!

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    Tightened everything down for tomorrow morning.

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    Was able to ride up the Boccardo Trail @ Alum Rock park for the first time. Only walked parts of it twice. If it wasn't 95 degrees today I probably could have muscled up the too steep parts. 1 hour to get up and only 10 minutes to get down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmb_flare2010 View Post
    For the first time in almost 2 years, I finally got a solid trail ride fit in to my busy schedule. After moving across the country and having a new baby girl it was nice to finally get out and ride.
    con grads to you man. you'll have to get her out there with you in a few years
    always rewarding when you have to wait for so long to ride. it just makes it that much more enjoyable

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    Crashed going between a tight pair of trees. Caught my left grip on the tree, flipped over the right side of the bars, did a summer-salt and landed on my back. I think I broke some ribs, got cuts everywhere and broke my brand new tofosi sun glasses. Going to get an e-ray this morning. Been mnt. biking for two months. This stuff is great!

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    ^^

    thats love for the sport right there. haha

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    Rode it 4 miles,up hill....rear freewheel broke....:thumbdown:


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    Flipped the bars on a downhill and bent my wheels beyond repair

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    I moved it out of the way so I could reach a tool behind it.

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    Stripped the threads on one of the crank arms trying to pull the non-chainring side off. Then I cross-threaded it trying to get the puller back in, then the crank puller broke...

    That crank arm is getting a swift death at the hands of my cutoff wheel this Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuManchu View Post
    Stripped the threads on one of the crank arms trying to pull the non-chainring side off. Then I cross-threaded it trying to get the puller back in, then the crank puller broke...

    That crank arm is getting a swift death at the hands of my cutoff wheel this Saturday.
    you shoulda used some PB blaster on it and let it soak on the flanges befor you started trying to pull it off.

    i did the same thing to my road bike as you did to yours, now i cant get it off and im afraid to do any thing to it in fear of hurting the frame, or other parts.

    i saw the use of pb blaster on my BMW forum and i though it if works for 19 year old car bolts, sure it would work for a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edirty6 View Post
    you shoulda used some PB blaster on it and let it soak on the flanges befor you started trying to pull it off.

    i did the same thing to my road bike as you did to yours, now i cant get it off and im afraid to do any thing to it in fear of hurting the frame, or other parts.

    i saw the use of pb blaster on my BMW forum and i though it if works for 19 year old car bolts, sure it would work for a bike
    That's the thing, I soaked the crank arms in PB on Sunday night when I got most of the bike stripped down. Re-sprayed with PB again yesterday and hit the crank arms with the puller when it hit my doorstep today. The drive side came off after some coaxing with the puller and a rubber mallet. The non-drive side, nope. Not happening.

    Either way, the crank is junk, I don't mind grinding away a little metal to remove the stupid thing.
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    I changed my first ust tire. I was expecting a little difficulty getting the tire mounted, but the bead set easy with a floor pump the first time. :thumbsup

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    Took my Jamis out to the trails for the first time today, got a brake pad spacer for the front, and adjusted the brakes

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    My bike is in the shop. My brother rode it and came back with both tires flat. You guys are lucky you have actual trails where you live.

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