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    A Freak is Born

    So I finally picked up my full rigid SS 29'er that I've been looking for and got it out for a ride yesterday. I picked a park that I knew was about the easiest thing I could ride for my first time out. Of course, I won't name where I rode, since I'd hate to make you laugh too hard.

    The experience was awesome! I am used to riding a full-squish Blur LT, and let me just say that the rigid thing was a helluva change. I marvelled at the traction the big wheels gave and even with tires that are on the crappy side (Exiwolves), I could lean it over and it would track, track, track like nothing I've exerienced. Floating through sand brought me smiles. Standing and mashing up climbs had me wondering if I had a road bike under me. And even with cheap cup-and-cone wheels, it rolled and rolled like nothing.

    During a piece of my ride, "Proud Mary" by CCR came on my iPod. "Big wheel keep on toinin'." That made me smile, alright.

    To sum it up...sheer bliss!

    So freaks, JSD303, miSSionary, Ed, and all the other freaks, maybe this time next year I'll be able to keep up!

    The only thing that sucks about this whole thing is that I'll probably spend hella-bucks on a rigid SS in the near future. Those Blacksheep are lookin' mighty nice.

    Peace out, and let's hope this winter is mild, right?
    Just keep spinning.

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    put the kool-aid down!

    haven't you heard?? rigid 29'er SSs are just a fad...





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    This post is useless without pics!!!!
    Just circles turning circles....

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    3 rides and you'll wonder why you ever owned a suspension.

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    hippies!




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    Crispy critters.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    3 rides and you'll wonder why you ever owned a suspension.

    ...So I can make it to the top without putting a foot down!

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    Here's a crappy pic for ya...

    I wasn't too motivated to get a better pic, since it was 10 degrees out this morning and I was too lazy to put on shoes.


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    Changed seatpost and saddle and already shaved almost 200 grams. Another 400 will come off with better tires.
    Last edited by Yogiwolfman; 11-21-2007 at 08:30 AM.
    Just keep spinning.

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    Silly Beatniks!

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    I kinda want to give that freak-trend a try someday.
    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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