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    AFA Ride Thursday 8/16..

    Planning ahead. 4:30 at the Northgate parking lot...
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    Sounds good, I will be riding from la casa at 3:30, Paul or Shawn??

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    Hmmm...hardtail...

    Tempting. We'll see how the legs feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Sounds good, I will be riding from la casa at 3:30, Paul or Shawn??
    That sounds like a great idea. Ill be there at 3:30. It will be nice to have Rick "the lightning rod" Rroeder there for the ride back home.

    what direction will we be doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoPaul

    what direction will we be doing?
    Away from the lightening

    I say CCW, variety is the spice of life, or something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Planning ahead. 4:30 at the Northgate parking lot...
    4:30 doesn't work for me. Can we do 5:15?

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    Since you are on the Superlite you should just catch us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Since you are on the Superlite you should just catch us...
    Ha Ha. I'll never overcome a 45 minute head start--even with my massive quads...

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    mind if i join in?

    how fast is the ride? Is this a clipless pedal speed run or flats? My 5.5 is pretty light but not superlite.
    PS: Kristian, got those fivetens, very nice!

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    Clipless for sure. Personally, this isn't one of my favorite local rides, but since much of the group is comprised of crossbike crossovers and lung-sadomasochists, they all love it. It has zero technical features. It's wide, loose, and soft in spots... but it does have a lot of flow. The flow and rewarding descents make it worthwhile. A 5.5 would be fine on this trail.
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    thanks

    see u then.
    when was the falcon trail built? i spent a few years at that fine institution but don't remember it.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Clipless for sure. Personally, this isn't one of my favorite local rides, but since much of the group is comprised of crossbike crossovers and lung-sadomasochists, they all love it. It has zero technical features. It's wide, loose, and soft in spots... but it does have a lot of flow. The flow and rewarding descents make it worthwhile. A 5.5 would be fine on this trail.
    If you ride about a foot to the right of the trail it is very technical...
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    5:15 is good with me but we need to keep the breaks to a min so were done by 7:30ish and there's enough daylight to ride home

    muddywings- they rebuilt the trail last year, it was always there but not near as good

    Nickle- if you come out then I will ride my CX bike just for you, I wouldn't say "wide", but I agree on the low tech factor, of course there have been some pretty good crashes(right? ) there so I think with the speed you can carry in sections that adds a bit of technical quality to the trail, technical is not always defined as rocky/chunky or trail features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    ...I agree on the low tech factor, of course there have been some pretty good crashes(right? ) there so I think with the speed you can carry in sections that adds a bit of technical quality to the trail, technical is not always defined as rocky/chunky or trail features.
    That is true. I still have scabs that are healing after what... two weeks? The Falcon Trail is conducive to moving faster on the downhills than all the features allow for. Overshooting unexpected turns can be common (Paul?) and as I proved, jumping the massive water bars can be a little painful when you land on a soft shoulder.

    I suppose if speed classifies a trail as technical, this trail has some fairly long technical sections. I think it just has some fairly long fast sections and leave the technical definition for the terrain type.

    Rick, will you jump the water bars on the crossbike? If so, bring it.
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    Hell yeah, some of them at least, I've done Buckhorn/CJ's and Stratton many times on it, it's like a rigid 29er with slightly steeper angles and wimpy tires, but is a lot of fun on smoother ST, I might bring it out tomm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Hell yeah, some of them at least, I've done Buckhorn/CJ's and Stratton many times on it, it's like a rigid 29er with slightly steeper angles and wimpy tires, but is a lot of fun on smoother ST, I might bring it out tomm.

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    I will be there around 5:15 if the weather permits. I will catch up eventually if you start earlier.

    The best part about the Falcon trail is mid-way you can stop at Burger King.

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    So it looks like 5:15 is the new start time assuming we are not rained out.

    I'll be bringing my ghey rigid 29er cross bike...oh wait, I don't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    So it looks like 5:15 is the new start time assuming we are not rained out.

    I'll be bringing my ghey rigid 29er cross bike...oh wait, I don't have one.
    Great, you change the time after I leave the house (without my bike)...

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    I'm out. Shuttling Amy to get her car serviced.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I heard AFA got 1.5" of rain yesterday! Should be packed and rutted nicely, think I will wuss on the cross bike idea since Nickle won't be there, sooooo, are you making it or no Kman? I would prefer a 4:30 start time if not.

    lag- I was wondering if civilians could eat there, I agree, nothing like a whopper(and beer) after a long hard ride to reenergize the body

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    I heard AFA got 1.5" of rain yesterday! Should be packed and rutted nicely, think I will wuss on the cross bike idea since Nickle won't be there, sooooo, are you making it or no Kman? I would prefer a 4:30 start time if not.

    lag- I was wondering if civilians could eat there, I agree, nothing like a whopper(and beer) after a long hard ride to reenergize the body
    I'm out. Bring your rain gear!

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    4:30 then? or should we keep it 5:15 in case others don't see the thread today? I'm good either way really

    As far as the weather goes, sorry Kman but I'm waiting on the "official"(read Joe 2 hour guarantee) forecast, BTW, is there any lightening gear out there?

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    [ BTW, is there any lightening gear out there?[/QUOTE]

    Relax rroeder, you're on rubber tires. You have nothing to worry about. I say attach a 10 foot aluminum rod to the bike so when lightning does hit you, you can increase your speed by ten fold- Just like Back to the Future.
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    Talked with Paul, 5:15 works better for him so 5:15 it is

    ban'd- thanks for your concern, maybe if I get a lightening bolt at the bottom of Stanley canyon I can beat Paul up the hill.

    Shawn- we are meeting at 4:20 at the RR tracks if you want to ride over with us

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    I'm out. Parental duties..

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    Did you guys ride? I was just got back from Denver and there looked to be serious rain and lightning right on top of the AFA.

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    Here is a recap of our adventure this afternoon:
    • Arrive early hoping to get an early start.
    • Wait for others to arrive via Santa Stinky trail.
    • Get bored and ride up Santa Stinky to meet others.
    • Stop to take wizz and stab leg with yucca in several places.
    • Get bored waiting and go back to car.
    • Notice dark, threatening clouds directly above riding area.
    • Lag and rreoder arrive and collectively we ponder the lightning and thunder.
    • Make 'head up @ss' decision to 'go for it' and hope nothing happens and it blows away.
    • Notice the flag completely lifeless hanging from the flag pole.
    • Clouds continue to form and become increasingly dark
    • Ride past the B-52 and begin to notice raindrops ahead.
    • Foolishly continue to ride Staduim Way to the trailhead where Paul awaits as the raindrops increase.
    • 20 seconds later we reach the trail head and it is raining enough to take cover under a tree.
    • Lightning is crashing all around us and we ponder how close it is coming.
    • We yell for Paul and he splashes his way down the trail to hide under the tree as well.
    • The rain continues to increase as we uselessly pretend to be shelter undet the pine needles above.
    • 10 minutes later we are soaked and begin to talk of heading back to the car.
    • 10 minutes more later we finally begin to move toward the road only to stop under a tree just 20 feet away.
    • Lightning is now all around us and we finally decide to head back toward the parking lot.
    • As soon as we reach the road to head back it begins to hail.
    • As we round the corner to Stadium way Rreoder remembers left his pack back at the first tree and heads back to retreive it.
    • We continue on to the bridge and take shelter below the overpass.
    • Rreoder is gone for what seems forever and it sound like things are blowing up all around us.
    • A lightning bolt strikes so close there is no delay in the thunder and we all jump from under the bridge.
    • Rick, in the meantime, found his pack and correctly stays put hoping the storm clears.
    • We stay under the bridge for at least 30 minutes waiting.
    • Rick shows finally as the rain begins to slow.
    • We wait another 15 minutes and then the rain slows and the lightning stops.
    • We ride back to the parking lot in the rain as our tires spray water on our faces going downhill.
    • Everything pretty much stops as we reach the parking lot.
    It was one of those epic rides...
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    Wow, bummer I missed that one...sounds like fun!

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    That is awesome! Best ride report in months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    That is awesome! Best ride report in months.
    Pssst... Ban'd, it's Friday. Guess what happens on Friday?

    I think you need to start a PM list. Instead of posting the Friday Delight publicly, you PM everyone interested. Then again, with a PM limit of 5, that might take awhile.
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    You forgot-

    -Rick and Paul ride home wet while hoping the rain/lightening cell that they are headed towards diminishes, it doesn't
    -Rick and Paul ride home in the rain but fortunately not too much lightening
    -Rick and Paul's bikes barely shift and are making crunchy noises when they finally get home
    -Rick cleans shorts from shating himself earlier in the lightening storm

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    You have access to the same internet he does and judging by the amount of posting you able to do you must have plenty of time.

    Have you seen the new YouTube clone called PornTube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Pssst... Ban'd, it's Friday. Guess what happens on Friday?

    I think you need to start a PM list. Instead of posting the Friday Delight publicly, you PM everyone interested. Then again, with a PM limit of 5, that might take awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Rreoder is gone for what seems forever and it sound like things are blowing up all around us.
    chuckle.

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    No shiite... This is the best ride report in a long time. Kurt&Rick, I almost sprayed my coffee on my monitor...almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    You have access to the same internet he does and judging by the amount of posting you able to do you must have plenty of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Have you seen the new YouTube clone called PornTube?
    I have. I was unimpressed. There's a lot of less desirable content that needs to be sorted through to find anything worth while.

    kchri, I never though I'd find myself discussing porn library's with you. Politics, socioeconomics, and metabolic activation of aromatic hydrocarbons in purified rat liver nuclei maybe... but not porn library's.
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    Except today is my day off..

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
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    ... Mr. General Manager. Aren't you supposed to be a role model by which your worker bees will measure their own work ethics and standards by?
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    [QUOTE=Nickle]Pssst... Ban'd, it's Friday. Guess what happens on Friday?


    I think she was in a thread last week about guitars or something like that, It's all so vague.
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    Nick is still young and pure Kurt, not a warped dirty old man like us, plus he already has a very hot GF and things are still new and exciting for them(enjoy my man, enjoy!)

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    dont ya love it when...

    you stand up to go up a hill and when you sit down again your chamois squirts cold water up yer crack?

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