• 12-15-2012
    PBR me!
    4 Attachment(s)
    2013 Beerd Belly Ride -With more Belly this year!! Jan. 1 Elk Meadow Upper lot
    Time: 10:00 am

    Where: Elk Meadow- Upper lot

    Why: Madness, fun, cure for hangover, beer, bikes, snow, cold etc.....

    What to bring: bike, cold weather gear, flask filled with...., beer, maybe a snack for after,

    There may be some interest of an Injured and or dont want to ride- group that will hike and maybe haul beer up to shelter for beer break!!

    Jaycastlerock and i will be carpooling up from CR and may have room for a couple more. :thumbsup::thumbsup:


    some stoke:
    Attachment 745227

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    Last years Ride!
  • 12-15-2012
    lubes17319
    This is definitely worthy of my time!
  • 12-15-2012
    MCS5280
    Bergen Peak with a hangover sounds mildly appealing.
  • 12-15-2012
    slow
    Yes!
  • 12-15-2012
    HomegrownMN
    I find this event worthy of my time as well!

    Woohoo!!
  • 12-15-2012
    WKD-RDR
    Usually work on New Years (and usually do DD duties new years eve)

    I am off this new years, so I say yes ! However, not being DD may make this difficult...

    I also have your book, PBRyou!
  • 12-15-2012
    PBR me!
    last years footage! :thumbsup:



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  • 12-15-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Meh.
  • 12-15-2012
    hopsalot
    I missed the last two years so I'll try something different. I vow to only drink until I puke instead of drinking until I pass out so I will be nice and fresh for the ride.

    Yes, carpool please.
  • 12-15-2012
    jaycastlerock
    I call dibbs on sweeper! The Krap Familly Kalendar is clear from 9am till 6pm.
  • 12-16-2012
    GIANTkiller
    I hiked and hauled the beer last year.
    Some other injured party should def step up and and do it this year.
    I plan to ride :D

    Anyone for a carpool from Golden, lemme know.
  • 12-16-2012
    HomegrownMN
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    I hiked and hauled the beer last year.

    Yes, yes you did. And it made our day!!!

    Where's Alldownhill? He should be injured by then ;):cool:



    I kid, I kid :thumbup:
  • 12-16-2012
    alshead
    Good times last year. I'm in.


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  • 12-17-2012
    mountaingoatepics
    I'll be there with beard in full effect and showing my turtle shell. Haven't ridden for two weeks, may not ride for a couple more. Be good to breath hard again soon.
  • 12-17-2012
    PBR me!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Haven't ridden for two weeks, may not ride for a couple more. Be good to breath hard again soon.

    I hear that! May do a birthday ride the day before again to check conditions !


    Last year was a blast!
  • 12-17-2012
    hirschmj
    Oh hell yes. Good times with good people, I'll be there with bells on. And maybe trying out a new bike again...
  • 12-19-2012
    PBR me!
    3 Attachment(s)
    Calling All Snowshoers!!!
    Stop skiing redrocks
    Attachment 746387


    Head up to Evergreen and pack down the trails for the 4th annual Beerd Belly Ride
    Attachment 746386



    Snow had arrived- should be good!! :thumbsup: :rockon: Attachment 746388
  • 12-20-2012
    PBR me!
    1 Attachment(s)
    Bump .........
    Did i mention there will be beer!!
    Attachment 746604
    photo courtesy of Bad andy!
  • 12-20-2012
    jaycastlerock
    Looking forward to it!!!!!!
  • 12-26-2012
    PBR me!
    Beerd on folks! :thumbup:
  • 12-26-2012
    alshead
    I will have no beard, but I will have have the beers.
  • 12-26-2012
    ktm2us
    Very tempting...see if I can refrain from drinking too much the night before.
    I am in 85%. :)
  • 12-26-2012
    GIANTkiller
    I can either drive from Golden with 2 more bikes and 2 more people, or ride with someone.

    Golden carpool anyone?
    You Apex neighborhood fools got room for an outcast?
  • 12-26-2012
    jaycastlerock
    I've had the flu since thursday and get winded going up the stairs. I'll be the beer goat.
  • 12-26-2012
    Surly Gentleman
    i'm in again. as long as scar is there to keep me company at the rear of the rear! look forward to seeing everyone...
  • 12-27-2012
    goldenboy
    I am letting the sideburns grow together, reminding the family about the date/time and have been pigging out on chocolate pretzels at work and turkey with stuffing and pie leftovers at home. It looks like I may be able to attend
  • 12-27-2012
    crd
    Sounds good! :thumbsup:
  • 12-28-2012
    HomegrownMN
    Bump for Bellies!
  • 12-28-2012
    lubes17319
    .....
  • 12-28-2012
    brokefork
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post

    :d:d
  • 12-28-2012
    lubes17319
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    Bump for Bellies!

  • 12-28-2012
    brokefork
    wtf just happened there?
  • 12-28-2012
    hitechredneck
    Im a maybe for this. It will mostly depend on my plans for new years and if I get tanked or not.
  • 12-28-2012
    hirschmj
    We went sledding at Elk Meadow yesterday - trails look to be in primo condition for a snowy mountain bike ride :thumbsup:
  • 12-28-2012
    PBR me!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hirschmj View Post
    We went sledding at Elk Meadow yesterday - trails look to be in primo condition for a snowy mountain bike ride :thumbsup:

    This ^ is pbr approved ! :thumbsup:

    I'll be slowly riding with bruised ribs - don't even ask.....doh!
  • 12-28-2012
    scar
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PBR me!
    I'll be slowly riding with bruised ribs - don't even ask.....doh!

    Met her father , huh? :D




    ****
  • 12-29-2012
    canyonrat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Meh.

    Wow, I just found proof that this "Skared" guy does exist:
    Bacon Baby - YouTube
  • 12-30-2012
    calzonical
    1 Attachment(s)
    Elk Meadow trail conditions 12/30/2012 - Packed PowPow and Snirt!

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  • 12-30-2012
    PBR me!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Elk Meadow trail conditions 12/30/2012 - Packed PowPow and Snirt!

    Attachment 749208

    Thanks cal for the update!!

    couple of us gonna pre ride tomorrow calling for snow! trails look good!
  • 12-30-2012
    lubes17319
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Elk Meadow trail conditions 12/30/2012 - Packed PowPow and Snirt!

    Cal's on top of it, nice!
    :thumbsup:
  • 12-30-2012
    yxan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    Thanks cal for the update!!

    couple of us gonna pre ride tomorrow calling for snow! trails look good!

    what time tomorrow?
  • 12-30-2012
    lubes17319
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yxan View Post
    what time tomorrow?

    Meeting at 9am here
  • 12-30-2012
    mountaingoatepics
    Haven't ridden in a month but full beard and belly are in effect. Rented a Bear Grease since my ride is down.

  • 12-30-2012
    hitechredneck
    that thing is a beast!!

    Whats wrong with your ride?
  • 12-30-2012
    ds2199
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    I can either drive from Golden with 2 more bikes and 2 more people, or ride with someone.

    Golden carpool anyone?
    You Apex neighborhood fools got room for an outcast?

    GIANTkiller - did you ever find a ride?

    It appears that I will be able to participate in these shenanigans :)
  • 12-31-2012
    GIANTkiller
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ds2199 View Post
    GIANTkiller - did you ever find a ride?

    It appears that I will be able to participate in these shenanigans :)

    YAHOO!
    Yea - Gonna pool w/MGE.
    Meeting at TREX lot at 9:20.
    I will pick you up at 9:00 or so, or you can pick me up.
    Lemme know which works for you.
    Bringing the lovely lady?
  • 12-31-2012
    ds2199
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    YAHOO!
    Yea - Gonna pool w/MGE.
    Meeting at TREX lot at 9:20.
    I will pick you up at 9:00 or so, or you can pick me up.
    Lemme know which works for you.
    Bringing the lovely lady?

    I can drive. Does MGE have racks to accomdate 3 bikes? I'll be "demo-ing" a Mukluk, not sure how that fits on racks. We can put bikes in the back of my truck.

    Thought about bringing the wife, but I have yet to do much riding on the snow on the tandem and don't want to start the new year off injuring the wife... :eek:
  • 12-31-2012
    goldenboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Haven't ridden in a month but full beard and belly are in effect. Rented a Bear Grease since my ride is down.


    oh, were we supposed to be riding bikes too?

    btw - There's a nice dusting of snow coming down on the trails. There will be some freshies.
  • 12-31-2012
    alshead
    I'll be leaving from the Apex neighborhoods around 9:20 and can pick folks up at the TRex lots also if needed. I should have at least two spots available- hitch rack should take the fatties, too. Lemme know if anyone needs a ride.
  • 12-31-2012
    lubes17319
    Pre-'Beerd Belly Ride' Reconnaissance









    Conditions are a GO!
  • 12-31-2012
    mountaingoatepics
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Pre-'Beerd Belly Ride' Reconnaissance


    Conditions are a GO!

    Yeah baby!
  • 01-01-2013
    Surly Gentleman
    i trust this years ride was as much fun as last years! unfortunately, my beard was willing but the belly, not so much so... damn virus :rolleyes:. happy new year to all :thumbsup:
  • 01-01-2013
    jaycastlerock
    Thank you all that showed today for the opportunity to carry your beer to the top. I had a great hike today. Saw a few deer and even a pine martin. Cool stuff and I needed the fresh air.

    I didn't have a camera today but this is what a martin looks like:


    Not this martin:
  • 01-01-2013
    lubes17319

    Booze...


    Bikes...


    Blue skies...


    Bellies...


    Did I mention booze?
    Thanks for doing the hauling this year, Jay.

    Ride bikes in 2013!
  • 01-01-2013
    ds2199
    Thanks for the ride today!! Great to get out and ride bikes!
  • 01-01-2013
    goldenboy
    2 Attachment(s)
    Sal Getty's krampus bike
    Sno Germy's koolish beard
  • 01-01-2013
    mountaingoatepics
    Such a good time today!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8337041342/" title="P1090510 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8359/8337041342_ab577d60eb_c.jpg" width="800" height="612" alt="P1090510"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8337033658/" title="P1090523 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8211/8337033658_ab01680749_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1090523"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8337032858/" title="P1090525 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8337032858_90c02bec18_c.jpg" width="800" height="540" alt="P1090525"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8337020292/" title="P1090559 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8337020292_97aab69b48_c.jpg" width="800" height="408" alt="P1090559"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8337019540/" title="P1090562 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8337019540_6589e4c46b_c.jpg" width="800" height="488" alt="P1090562"></a>

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  • 01-02-2013
    Funrover
    Right on guys!! Looks like another great year in store!
  • 01-02-2013
    PBR me!
    My pics to follow - hoPefully tonight -

    Awesome time again !! Thanks for everybody coming out !!


    Pm me if you lost a skewer or know who did - I have It
  • 01-02-2013
    squidward
    Great pictures all.Looks like a lot of fun.Happy New Year to all !!


    -Dave
  • 01-02-2013
    WKD-RDR
    thanks for the enabling, my hangover was cured

    photo by Al Shead
  • 01-02-2013
    hirschmj
    Wish I'd charged the camera the night before, I wound up bringing it and it gave up after one photo.

    Awesome shots! Keep 'em coming!
  • 01-02-2013
    alshead
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    Good times
    Great ride, boys (and girl!). Can't imagine a better way to kick of the new year.
  • 01-03-2013
    crd
    Thanks for the motivation PBR! It is always nice to ride bikes with friends, the first day of the year. The whiskey was tasty and the traction was good! :thumbsup:



    Plus, a girl had to represent!

    I had so much fun, I did a solo ride at lunch today...

  • 01-03-2013
    Jaydude
    Looks like a great ride everyone. Thanks for posting pixels...
  • 01-04-2013
    GIANTkiller
    some people never learn (goldenboy - 1st of MGE's pix).
    Don't you remember the last time you tried a stunt like that???
    Think Cent Cone switchback. That wasn't on a fatbike though, so maybe the fatbike saved your bacon this time.
  • 01-04-2013
    PBR me!
    My pics up tonight - IF my computer survives another day! :thumbsup:
  • 01-04-2013
    GIANTkiller
    10 Attachment(s)
    Thread not long enough.
    Must add pic-a-tours.
  • 01-07-2013
    hirschmj
    Where are dem PBR pics?
  • 01-10-2013
    ColoradoClark
    Question: how's the Krampus do in the snow?
  • 01-10-2013
    SkaredShtles
    Meh.
  • 01-11-2013
    ColoradoClark
    How are you liking it for trail riding in general?
  • 01-11-2013
    hirschmj
    Scared is what's wrong with this forum. The Krampus is what's right.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ColoradoClark View Post
    Question: how's the Krampus do in the snow?

    Ignore Scared, I was the fella on the Krampus. They're not available for purchase yet, I was on a prototype that Salvagetti let me demo.

    On snow it's about halfway between a normal bike and a fatbike. If I wavered away from the packed down trails and got into powder things still got real slippery real fast. It was way fun and grippy on the packed stuff though, and I could motor up things that were giving others a hard time from lack of grip.

    On dirt I think it's replaced the Titanium Hardtail 29er as my n+1 bike. The tires had plenty of cush at 9 psi to smooth out rocks and bumps, it still felt very efficient climbing, if heavy, and in the prototype 1x9 setup (39x36 is the granny!) I could stand up on steep sections and hammer big, sloppy, square pedal strokes without the rear tire breaking loose. It handles nice and grips for days.

    The steering geometry felt right, but the bars were very low for me with the short headtube. I always felt too over the front of the bike the way it's set up, and friends who own one that pedaled around the parking lot said it's very similar to Karate Monkey geometry. I'd have to put an embarrassing amount of spacers under the bars or have Surly tweak the geometry from the factory to get the bars level with the seat. Your mileage may vary.

    They're reworking the prototype a bit before it's released to the public, I understand the front cog is going to be changed to 32T, the rear was too flexy for them (it felt fine, but I didn't take it on any sweet jumps), and I hear they're beefing up the sidewalls on the tires, which (I hear) tend to shred and explode easily. It uses normal 29er tubes.

    If it fit me better, $2 grand would be hard to ignore, it'd be the perfect winter commuter when it's too sloppy for road tires and a big-smile-inducing cross country machine. 29er+ is absolutely the right thing to call it, it feels like a normal 29er, but more. It smooths out the trail more, grips more, and carries more momentum. :thumbsup:
  • 01-11-2013
    lubes17319
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hirschmj View Post
    Ignore Scared....

    This is a good rule in general.
  • 01-11-2013
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    This is a good rule in general.

    Ignore me at your PERIL! :D
  • 01-13-2013
    ColoradoClark
    Thanks, hirschmj. I rode a Krampus at the Salvagetti/Surly demo, but there wasn't any snow to try it in at the time. I mostly ride road, but I'm planning on doing more mountain biking. My all-purpose roadie is a Surly LHT with 2" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes - great for commuting and awesome for all of the metro area paths/roads.

    My only mountain bike is an old, heavy Trek 820. I'm considering a Necro or a Krampus and keep leaning back and forth between the two. The Necro Pug would be better for the snow, but I think the Krampus might fill more roles for me, since I'm looking for a bike to handle year-round Colorado mountain biking duty.
  • 01-13-2013
    PBR me!
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    hey maybe i can upload pics again!
  • 01-13-2013
    PBR me!
    and just like that- no more pics

    says security token missing -

    File upload error wtf!!
  • 01-13-2013
    HomegrownMN
    *almost* every tire/wheel size represented here :thumbsup:

  • 01-13-2013
    PBR me!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    *almost* every tire/wheel size represented here :thumbsup:




    all we needed was folds n half! :thumbsup:


    sorry im trying to get my pics uploaded :madman:
  • 01-13-2013
    PBR me!
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  • 01-13-2013
    hirschmj
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ColoradoClark View Post
    Thanks, hirschmj. I rode a Krampus at the Salvagetti/Surly demo, but there wasn't any snow to try it in at the time. I mostly ride road, but I'm planning on doing more mountain biking. My all-purpose roadie is a Surly LHT with 2" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes - great for commuting and awesome for all of the metro area paths/roads.

    My only mountain bike is an old, heavy Trek 820. I'm considering a Necro or a Krampus and keep leaning back and forth between the two. The Necro Pug would be better for the snow, but I think the Krampus might fill more roles for me, since I'm looking for a bike to handle year-round Colorado mountain biking duty.



    Those Schwalbe Marathons don't give a F, you can ride on razorwire all day long and not get flats.

    If I wanted a fatbike as my do everything front range year round mountain bike, it'd be between the Krampus and the Beargrease. That Pugs is way cool but heavy for summer riding, the Beargrease drops like 6-8 pounds off your standard fatbike weight and at 28.5 pounds it really makes all-season riding a reality. The Krampus is 1x10, so keep that in mind.
  • 01-14-2013
    PBR me!
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    well here are a couple more pics
  • 01-15-2013
    PBR me!
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    and the belly shot
    Attachment 753403

    im still rockin a tan
  • 01-16-2013
    FoldsInHalf
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    all we needed was folds n half! :thumbsup:

    Would have loved to have been there for that one--looks like a blast! Maybe next year! Gotta start workin' on both me beeerd and me belly NOW to match some of that largesse though, wow!

    No snow in Austin this year, but here's one of the 20s in action after the Great Texas Blizzard of 2011:



    Snows maybe once a decade here, yet only one other person in the whole damn town showed up to ride the trails that day... I am proud to say, however, that at least it turned out to be a buddy of mine. :thumbsup:

    Cheers,
    Carey