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    Belmont Half Mountain II - post your time

    The second running of the Belmont Half Mountain is underway. Time yourself on the route before June 1st and enter your results in the form below. See last year's thread for history and inspiration. Maybe someday there will be a local midweek race series and we won't have to do this.

    The Route
    Waterdog Park in Belmont, CA. Start at the Carlmont cul-de-sac trailhead. Your first challenge is to ride over the rock on the left in the photo below. There is a 20 second time penalty if you don't.


    Now climb Upper Creek trail, continuing up Finch. After the 18 switchbacks, stay to the right. Immediately before the wall, you will see a large rock step-up to the right of the trail. Climb the center of this. There is a 30 second time penalty if you opt out or dab.


    Now you only need to climb the wall. Finish when you reach the large rock in the photo below.



    Time Bonuses
    • Waterdog trailwork: 30 seconds Put in a day of volunteering at one of the Waterdog trailwork events. Because of the limited time frame (I only see one scheduled trailwork day in May), you can apply any day of trailwork you already did in Waterdog this year. Doing trailwork in Soquel Demonstration Forest on the 8th will also count because there is a scheduling conflict with Waterdog. Disclaimer: this undertaking is not sanctioned by, nor affiliated with, the Waterdog trailwork efforts.
    • Sick Air: 20 seconds Post a photo in this thread of yourself getting sick air (any time, any place). The sickness of your air will be judged by the MTBR peanut gallery.
    • Haiku: 10 seconds Write your commentary and lame excuses in the form of a haiku.
    • Trials: 60 seconds Post video of yourself doing rad trials moves onto and off of the big rock at the finish.



    After some technical difficulties, the spreadsheet appears to be working. Let me know if you see any problems.

    Legend:
    1 - Rock at the start
    2 - Step-up at the end
    A - Trail work
    B - Sick air
    C - Haiku
    D - Trials




    Clarifications
    • Post as many attempts as you like. Time bonuses apply to all your attempts and can be submitted any time before June 1st, but penalties for failing on the technical features are specific to each attempt.
    • Post your sick air shots, trials videos and trailwork reports in this thread; I'll add them to the spreadsheet.
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    Other things

    If you aren't familiar with Waterdog, check out the map at Passion Trail Bikes.

    If you want an idea of previous times on this course, we did a hill climb (minus the technical bits) a while back.

    If you aren't comfortable with the technical parts, use spotters. This would be particularly wise for the first rock roll-over.

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    Postin first in this thread just like last time

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    Krishna, thank you again for setting up the second annual waterdog unofficial event. I was up there yesterday riding and the weather was great. I will time myself next time.

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    I don't know if I can handle the disappointment of measuring how much I slower I am compared to this time last year, but I'll probably try.
    Thanks for setting this up!
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    Thank you for all the opportunities for bonuses. By my calculations I can get my horribly slow time reduced by 1:20~2:20 depending on if I can do anything with that big rock at the end. When/where do we submit our sic air pic?

    Here is mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    When/where do we submit our sic air pic?
    That's perfect. You are now 10 seconds ahead of J.

    I took a run up it this morning, and indeed my dreams were crushed by the step-up at the end.

    I'll add some clarifications to the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    That's perfect. You are now 10 seconds ahead of J.

    I took a run up it this morning, and indeed my dreams were crushed by the step-up at the end.
    Don't worry, that 10 sec. lead won't last long.
    (I thought it was worth 20??? or was it only queazy and not fully sick enough for the full 20 sec.?)

    That step-up at the end is a tough nut to crack. Is the branch that used to hang right in the way still there? I've never done it but go close, only to be snagged by that branch and brought to a sudden halt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    (I thought it was worth 20??? or was it only queazy and not fully sick enough for the full 20 sec.?)
    J had a haiku for 10 sec. 20 - 10 = 10.

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    Great!
    ** rubs hands **

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    Look at my best time.
    Be AMAZED! ... by my slowness.
    Now you feel better.

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    Woo hoo, I can't wait!
    I'll probably hurl a lung.
    Hope I'm not dead last.
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    This is about as close as I'll ever come to "sick air". Air sick is more likely.
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    Rock in front of me
    Umph... Uh Oh... Ouch! P.O.? No!
    In sweat I awake.
    Inch by inch, I will get there...
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    Ahh, you mean WATERDOG. I had no idea this thread was about Waterdog and ignored it as it sounded like a silly fireroad or worse, road climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Time Bonuses
    • Waterdog trailwork: 30 seconds Put in a day of volunteering at one of the Waterdog trailwork events. Because of the limited time frame (I only see one scheduled trailwork day in May), you can apply any day of trailwork you already did in Waterdog this year. Disclaimer: this undertaking is not sanctioned by, nor affiliated with, the Waterdog trailwork efforts.
    Since the Waterdog trailwork is on the same day as the Demo trailwork, can we get credit for either one? I'm already signed up for Demo.

    I know I'll need the bonus!!!
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    Maybe Canyon Creek with a requirement to ride the log is better then Upper Creek? Too late I guess to change.

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    I hope this drop counts.
    Drops are like air, just downward
    I need the bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goin' medium
    I hope this drop counts.
    Drops are like air, just downward
    I need the bonus.
    Dude, for some real points you need to dig up that video of the gap drop you did that spits you out towards Bullwinkle!
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    Tsimbu: OK, you can count the SDF trailwork on the 8th because of the conflict; I'll update the original post. The branch over the step-up is gone!

    goin' medium: That looks fine to me, though as mentioned I'm not the final arbiter of gnar.

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    Was on a Passion ride this evening and it seems that some people think the route starts on Lower Creek Trail. I just checked.

    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    ...Now climb Upper Creek trail, continuing up Finch...
    Inch by inch, I will get there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudworm
    Was on a Passion ride this evening and it seems that some people think the route starts on Lower Creek Trail. I just checked.
    You mean Canyon Creek?

    I think that's a better start indeed, but that's not what KPD ordered.

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    Turns out I was wrong
    J's lies and propaganda
    Upper creek it is

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    Upper Creek, I went
    My lunch did not come back up
    Wonder how I rate?
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    Waiting for Alan to post the video for the last bonus.

    We'll see how it turned out.
    Any bonus for going over the bigger rock at the beginning? (The one to the right in the picture.)
    Alan has video of that too. I threw a rock on the back side to make it rollable without hitting the bashguard (at least not hitting it too much )
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Thank you for all the opportunities for bonuses. By my calculations I can get my horribly slow time reduced by 1:20~2:20 depending on if I can do anything with that big rock at the end. When/where do we submit our sic air pic?

    Here is mine.

    Here's Travis's Big Rock stuff



    from Alan Strahsburg on Vimeo.


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    I've never ridden Waterdog. kpd, can you show me around, and let me attach a tow rope to your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrahsburg
    Here's Travis's Big Rock stuff
    Hahahahah. That looked awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Hahahahah. That looked awesome!
    You made that first rock look too easy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrahsburg
    Here's Travis's Big Rock stuff
    Wow! Really cool! The video glitched out a bit at the most exciting part though-- is it just an encoding problem, or is the original footage bad?

    For those of you that haven't been up there, that big rock is right on the edge of a very large drop-off. If you lose it towards the downhill side you're falling/tumbling for at least 15 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slonie
    I've never ridden Waterdog. kpd, can you show me around, and let me attach a tow rope to your bike?
    Hell yeah! Just let me know what your schedule is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Any bonus for going over the bigger rock at the beginning? (The one to the right in the picture.)
    No time bonus, but you definitely get style points. I'll try to embed the results spreadsheet now.

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    PTB crew went up tonight and posted.

    Backpedal lookin back. Note uncharacteristic finger adjacent to brake lever



    wddung:



    Me, KITTED OUT with a hurf durf face. Please do not cut the cute girl in half next time k thx



    Me, (nearly) sick, (gasping for) air on that rock.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Wow! Really cool! The video glitched out a bit at the most exciting part though-- is it just an encoding problem, or is the original footage bad?
    Hehe...yeah....encoding problem, that it!

    Why are there two results for me? I've only done one run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Hehe...yeah....encoding problem, that it!

    Why are there two results for me? I've only done one run.

    Lets just say it's not the encoding, but rather the original video. Crappy cell phone....hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrahsburg
    Here's Travis's Big Rock stuff
    Rock Paper Scissors
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    Tsimbu beats rock too

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    awesome stuff travis, i wish i was there to see you climb that big boulder

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger
    Rock Paper Scissors
    MTBR rules apply
    Tsimbu beats rock too
    Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Hehe...yeah....encoding problem, that it!
    Hah! I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt... I did see that you were grabbing the branch overhead at one point, but up until the 'encoding problems' started, that looked solid.

    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Why are there two results for me? I've only done one run.
    Really? Someone entered two results for you. I can delete one-- let me know. Maybe this entry form won't work out after all.

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    I put in my form last night.

    After researching my issue, you may have to escalate my ticket to the next tier agent

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Really? Someone entered two results for you. I can delete one-- let me know. Maybe this entry form won't work out after all.
    The 11:10 time was my entry. I don't know who put in the 11:30. Maybe that was Alan inputting his time...although his time was 12:00 as he was just behind me. Of course he stopped for some guy going down the switch backs, maybe he took off the :30 for that. I just pushed past him. This a race damn it!
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    D'oh my submission did not appear in results.

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    Submission form FAIL.

    Don't worry-- I have all your entries, and I'll get them showing up correctly in a bit. For now you will just have to bite your nails over who might be ahead of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Submission form FAIL.

    Don't worry-- I have all your entries, and I'll get them showing up correctly in a bit. For now you will just have to bite your nails over who might be ahead of you.
    KPD, do you do these things so that you can win them? I'm just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elennane
    KPD, do you do these things so that you can win them? I'm just saying...
    You make a good point, and I was embarrassed about winning last year. I was surprised no one faster than me posted, and this year I'm still holding out hope that one of the numerous Bay Area riders faster than me will give it a go (drawn by the international renown of the event, if not by the fabulous prize money).

    I thought about recusing myself from competition this year, but that seemed kind of lame too. What would you do?

    One difference this year is that there are two minutes worth of time bonuses available, and it looks like I will only earn 10 seconds, so my competitors have 1:50 up for grabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    What would you do?
    I will make sure that TR knows about this and get him to post a time. Cannonhead too.

    These events are great and fun, dont even trip about being first.

    You know your boy diver and a few others like Zen Turtle are going to get up on this. I wonder if the Redwood Shores dwelling mtbr staff are going to post. Yes, thats a callout.
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    Wow — Kpd, just when I thought you were a nice guy, I am convinced that you added the rock penalties just for weenies like me!

    Carbon Cranks, Carbon pedals no way am I ready to smash ‘em up on the rocks. Ok maybe the real story is I am just not good enough. Darn my parents and sponsors wasted all that time and money on my motoX future, just to see me get broken then end up with as scared and wimpy mtb rider.. So after looking at the rock and deciding.... Ya, I really do suck – I gave it a go anyway.

    7am no cars, so I should be good I thought.. Climbing finch I had to pause twice for hikes with dogs coming down — hum should I give up?? Na, I already stared with a 30 second time penalty so it does not matter. Did the center step at the top. 6:08 moving with a 6:13 running time (includes the pauses for hikers and dogs). Add the penalties and I am way too slow.. even if I go back and run the rest faster, the rock at the beginning will still mess with my head!

    BTW Ran up Berry the other day to see what my time might have been on that course.. this is a MUCH safer course – as the chance of encountering a blasting down-hill rider is far less.. Good course! Nicely done!

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    Oh I don’t have any sick air shots or even get air – well maybe something very old, somewere from the motorcycles ;-) I do have a shot from my new $200 9meg point and shoot/ I did a test of the video clip, first climbing the top of Chaparral in real time, then the turn down berry in slow motion (at 210fps!) -- just sat the cam on the ground and rode by to see how the slo-mo worked.

    http://www.destinationproductions.co...st_iPod_Lg.mp4

    YES I look look a dork ( maybe I should get more of a time penalty for being a dork too ;-) ) I am used to that, but the camera really is sooo cool!

    Here is one of my 10 year old pitching ( he throws about 52mph) check out the rotation of the ball! http://www.destinationproductions.co...o2_iPod_Lg.mp4

    Hope that gives you an idea of just how good the $198.00 camera is,you can get them here.. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Navigation&q=1 The photos it takes are nice too.

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    I tried the first rock
    Let's just say, the good news is
    My wrists aren't broken

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    Thanks for posting up, everyone! I think I've fixed the spreadsheet, so all the entries should be up now, and new ones should appear within 5 minutes of when you enter them.

    JT-- you're killing it! I went ahead and entered your time.

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    My daughter and I did trailwork at Demo on Saturday 5/8. Woohoo!!!! Full run of bonuses Not that it put me to the top or anything, but I'll milk the bonuses for all I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    I went ahead and entered your time.
    No, you don't need to post my time!

    With bird legs, sprinting isn't my strong point, they seem better suited to long rides.. That said, I think I mistakenly took J's bait and he called me out of from under the carpet. Now, I am compelled to give it a go again to just break into the 5min and change mark. Darn J! But I won't post that time, I'll just keep it on my Garmin ;-) This way I'll only be racing myself and the daughters of the storm god Achelous will not sing me into the rock, resulting in another artificial body part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    My daughter and I did trailwork at Demo on Saturday 5/8. Woohoo!!!! Full run of bonuses Not that it put me to the top or anything, but I'll milk the bonuses for all I can.
    I didn't think anyone would earn all the time bonuses. Outstanding!

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    I was out riding this morning and I noticed that someone had piled stuff up on both sides of the rock at the start to make it easier. WTF!? Weaksauce!

    That rock can easily be rolled on a fully rigid 26" bike. My current hardtail has a low bottom bracket, a normal 44t chainring, and clears the whole thing with no problem.

    There's nothing wrong with opting out-- I'm not even considering the sick air or trials bonuses. If you're unsure and want to try it, go in a group and spot each other, or at least remove your cheater rocks after you're done practicing.

    In other news, I had a slow run this morning and failed on the step-up.

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    They built up in front/behind the small rock? That IS weak sauce! I put stuff behind the big rock so my bash gaurd would just clear on the way down, nothing is needed in the front of either rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    I was out riding this morning...
    I was wondering what effect Sunday's rain had on the trails. Was it muddy when you rode? The Ohlone/Chaparral intersection is usually the slowest to dry. Did you get to that part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    That rock can easily be rolled on a fully rigid 26" bike. My current hardtail has a low bottom bracket, a normal 44t chainring, and clears the whole thing with no problem.
    If your planning on doing the timed climb do it NOW! Traction is superb!

    I made two passes today, both climbs uninterrupted this time. My personal goal to crack into the 5’s was accomplished on the first run :-)

    Then, I felt like I was on the Odysseus' ship passing the Sirens as they lured my epic into the rocks! Hum, Kpd said nothing touches.... well, I hated the sound of my high $$ lightning crank made as it kissed the rock. The funny thing is, all said and done the rock did not really add that much time. Even with rock, and second consecutive run, I crushed my posted “native and unadjusted” time. On the way down finch I pulled over to let two other mtb guys cruz up..

    Go ride today — WD is GREAT!!!
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    Both the entry and exit rocks can be easily cleaned without touching the chainring to the rock. I can show you (anyone) how if you want, sometime, just holler at me.

    I was test riding a Breezer when I did my run so I couldn't bash it up.

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    Afterwork Trailwork scheduled for Friday, 5pm. I want to deliver some tool boxes where I can store tools on the Lake Loop Trail. We will unload, do some assembly of boxes, carry, deliver tools, do some needed project nearby, lock up tools and be done. email me, patty@passiontrailbikes.com if you want to join in.

    Hopefully my bruised seat bone will heal up soon and I can post my FBG time to give you the bottom bracket time. Heh. :-)

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    Backpedal tries again, with assistance

    Taking penalties
    On the Tandem tomorrow
    Should I tell her first?

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    belmont half marathon first victim on upper creek

    Did a ride last week and saw a fat rattlesnake on upper creek last wednesday and rode my SS up in 7:45 without making the last rock step. Went over again today and got cased by a way out of control downhill rider on upper creek who didn't hit the brakes until he hit me. SS crossmax front wheel is finished ordering a new one which offending party will be paying for.

    Here is my haiku:
    rattlesnakes rattling
    downhill rider yield to up
    tacoed wheel, concussion fun

    That is for you J!

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    belmont mountains first victim

    Did a ride last week and saw a fat rattlesnake on upper creek last wednesday and rode my SS up in 7:45 without making the last rock step. Went over again today and got cased by a way out of control downhill rider on upper creek who didn't hit the brakes until he hit me. SS crossmax front wheel is finished ordering a new one which offending party will be paying for.

    Here is my haiku:
    rattlesnakes rattling
    downhill rider yield to up
    tacoed wheel, concussion fun

    That is for you J!

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    on the single speed
    no mad trials skills today
    ooooooh, lamb vindaloo

    so, KPD, I saw the results, but not the form I saw the other day.
    7:45 actual time and about vomited.
    cleaned both rocks
    haiku
    no trail work (sorry all)
    no hella sick gnar air
    no trials today

    May I enter trials later with another time posting?

    Thanks for a fun addition to the H2Odog routine!

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    JT: sub-6 minutes! You have to post it up, especially since you risked life and crank arm.

    framecrusher: really sorry to hear about that. Glad you weren't injured more seriously.

    2na: is the form not showing up for you? If so I can submit for you, but otherwise go ahead and post your result. And yes, you can submit bonuses at any time before June 1st (but the two rocks on the route have to be ridden on each attempt to avoid penalties).

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    KPD, what do you think about breaking out the SS into a separate cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    KPD, what do you think about breaking out the SS into a separate cat?

    Why SS riders always want special treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    KPD, what do you think about breaking out the SS into a separate cat?
    In fact I've allocated half of the prize purse for the SS category.

    But seriously, that's what the 'lame excuses' section is for. This course should be very SS-friendly, to the extent that it may not make a difference. I'm happy to test this out if someone wants to loan a fast singlespeed in size medium.

    Maybe I should do a run on my 28 lb rigid SS beater...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Why SS riders always want special treatment?
    Just so we don't make everyone look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    In fact I've allocated half of the prize purse for the SS category.

    But seriously, that's what the 'lame excuses' section is for. This course should be very SS-friendly, to the extent that it may not make a difference. I'm happy to test this out if someone wants to loan a fast singlespeed in size medium.

    Maybe I should do a run on my 28 lb rigid SS beater...
    What i'm thinking is, TNGR #3 will be up in Belmont. Maybe Passion can do a special Thursday ride to join up, and we'll all put up times for KPD MC #2.

    If that works out, I'll bring up both my SS for you. Get some pedals ready...

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    In Durango last year the motto was 'nobody cares if you ride a singlespeed'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    What i'm thinking is, TNGR #3 will be up in Belmont. Maybe Passion can do a special Thursday ride to join up, and we'll all put up times for KPD MC #2.

    If that works out, I'll bring up both my SS for you. Get some pedals ready...
    Ok, I have a room temp IQ. What is TNGR #3? And MC #2? I know geico might say "Its so simple a cave man can do it" But apparently, my thermostat is set way to low..
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver160651
    Ok, I have a room temp IQ. What is TNGR #3? And MC #2? I know geico might say "Its so simple a cave man can do it" But apparently, my thermostat is set way to low..
    TNGR = Thursday Night Gap Rides

    MC = Mountain Challange (this ride)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratpick
    TNGR = Thursday Night Gap Rides

    MC = Mountain Challenge (this ride)
    Exactamundo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Exactamundo!
    I like to show off my slightly-above-room-temperature intellect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    I'm happy to test this out if someone wants to loan a fast singlespeed in size medium.

    Maybe I should do a run on my 28 lb rigid SS beater...
    Go grab Patty's single speed at the shop. Im out for a week, so it could use some love.

    Also, I have rebuilt my Bullitt into a Water Dog Specific Uphill Time Trial bike, so I'll do a run on that when I get back

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Just so we don't make everyone look bad.
    I most definitely do not make anybody look bad when I ride my single speed.

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    I think my stoker read this thread

    She bailed on tonight's ride. Need to scare up another stoker, or a half bike...

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    Finch switchbacks finished
    en route to the wall, small twitch
    down into the weeds

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    I lead the trailwork
    In Soquel Demo Forest.
    To bad I'm still slow...

    I tried the damn rock
    3 times, without any luck...
    You win this round, rock.

    After my slow climb
    I hit some new scary jumps.
    Now I feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agleck7
    Finch switchbacks finished
    en route to the wall, small twitch
    down into the weeds

    Those weren't weeds.........
    The wheels on my bike go 'round and 'round

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    Sense I got the rock,
    and made my goal under six,
    I gave this a try.

    ok lame, no time bonus needed - just wanted to play too.
    Jt

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    ...what were they? So far no rash

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    Thanks for posting everyone. Sadly I couldn't make the Wednesday ride.

    agleck7-- for the step-up, I find the key is to be in a reasonably large gear. On a 26" bike I'm usually middle ring in front and a few gears from the lowest in back.

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    Oh hey, I totally forgot to wrap this up at the end of May. Well here goes:

    diver160651 wasn't willing to submit his times, but from his posts we can determine that he completed the course in a maximum time of 6:13, for a crushing adjusted time of 6:02. The real story of this year's Half Mountain was tsimbu, who managed a stunning sweep of all bonus categories. Even with some digital augmentation, his trials performance was impressive.

    I've sorted the results by adjusted time-- let me know if I forgot to include any bonuses for you.

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    Backpedal gets a trailwork credit, he spent a half a day out there with his chainsaw. And KPD, there is no excuse for you not doing a Haiku. Get on it, already.

    Patty
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    off topic

    Hey Kpd,

    Have you been running the ellipse tube on the Reynolds CF wheel still? If so, how often do you need to bring it back to running psi? I have been running tubeless and the ellipse are said to run as nice. I didn't notice any difference in the front..(except that it is lighter than tubeless at 50g).

    I just became tired of burping my tubeless rear ;-) so I installed another ellipse but it is acting like a latex tube..loosing a air over night..

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobbyknees
    Backpedal gets a trailwork credit, he spent a half a day out there with his chainsaw. And KPD, there is no excuse for you not doing a Haiku. Get on it, already.

    Patty
    Thanks, fixed.

    I'm too late for a haiku at this point. That's my excuse anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver160651
    Hey Kpd,

    Have you been running the ellipse tube on the Reynolds CF wheel still? If so, how often do you need to bring it back to running psi? I have been running tubeless and the ellipse are said to run as nice. I didn't notice any difference in the front..(except that it is lighter than tubeless at 50g).

    I just became tired of burping my tubeless rear ;-) so I installed another ellipse but it is acting like a latex tube..loosing a air over night..

    Jt
    No, I've been too worried about damaging your wheel to ride it since the initial test run. Definitely has me lusting after carbon rims. Maybe I can give it back to you Saturday? I just gave the tire a squeeze, and it still feels ridable, not having been aired up in many weeks.

    And congratulations on your Half Mountain win!

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