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    Who's Amped?!?!?!

    F- Yeah!!!!

    Who's ready for spring! The last two nice Sundays on the FR brought the stoke back for riding for me (hit up Green Mtn and NTM). This winter, I gots my shock overhauled, took apart my drivetrain for the annual douching, and refilled the Stan's in both tires. Itching to get out and ride after work with the extra daylight upon us. Seeing my bike hang on the wall in the garage all week all clean is killing me.

    Who else is ready to ride? I mean ride a lot. 2 milers, 20 milers, anything will do as long as it's a f-ing alot. Spinning the cranks off road in our beautiful state is about the best thing a man can do to forget about the stresses of life. Clearly with this post, you can tell I need an outlet from the daily grind and the bike is the way.

    Post up your stoke. What are your plans for this season? I'll go with:

    1.Ride 3 times per week off road no matter what.
    2.Kenosha pass to Breck, spend the night with buds, ride back to the truck.
    3.Garage to White Ranch to Golden Gate and back to the garage, kill 12 beers.
    4.Try a single speeder.
    5. Drop my post OFTEN and kill it!


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    Agreed. Have overhauled the suspension and drivetrain on my bike over the winter. Tomorrow is going to be the first real ride since October, sunny and in the 60's . Plans for the season are to ride Moab and New Mexico in August
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    Ready for spring skiing.

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    Who's Amped?!?!?!

    Im cautiously optimistic

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    It'll be hard to let go of this stellar winter when summers never disappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBitey View Post
    Im cautiously optimistic
    no brah! gnarkillit!


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    Got in Commando Run, Kenosha/Georgia down Jefferson, and finally figured out Indian Creek last summer. I'm hoping for an equally good one this summer.

    Going in to work early tomorrow morning so I can bail and get in a spin. Long/short/longhorn, or up Box of Rocks for a GM Summit Loop? Such a rough 1st world problem!
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    Super amped. Heading to Fruita this weekend with a new bike. Gonna shred the knobs off the tires, build a fire, drink beer, and celebrate the change of season with a bunch of rowdy dudes. No chicks, no drama, no internet, and no work.

    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Totally amped, especially after a short break for a knee tune-up...time to have some fun and enjoy the awesome trails Colorado has to offer.

    Back on the trail yesterday for the first time since surgery, and back out again today

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    My commitments.

    3 day self supported Kokopelli Trip end of April
    12 hours of Mesa Verde in May
    The Captain Enduro in June down in Colorado Springs
    Then grab as much alpine and back country time as my schedule will allow.

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    Is "amped" the new "stoked"?

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    apparently
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    calm down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erEverything View Post
    Super amped. Heading to Fruita this weekend with a new bike. Gonna shred the knobs off the tires, build a fire, drink beer, and celebrate the change of season with a bunch of rowdy dudes. No chicks, no drama, no internet, and no work.

    LIKE. No....LOVE!

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    Colorado obviously. Fruita Fat tire fest. Keystone bike park. Angelfire trip. Monarch Crest.
    Heading to Iceland then Switzerland and France for some riding. My stoke is up and cant wait to be a trail **** this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Is "amped" the new "stoked"?
    Hella amped

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Is "amped" the new "stoked"?
    I'm going to combine them to stamped

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    just bought a new 120mm fork for my currently rigid SS. really excited to get it put on and ride!

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    Re: Who's Amped?!?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post

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    Baker, is that one of those "cheap" Chinese carbon frames? If so, which model, and how's it holding up? I'm thinking about picking up one w/ the 12x142 rear axle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmalling View Post
    F- Yeah!!!!

    Who's ready for spring! The last two nice Sundays on the FR brought the stoke back for riding for me (hit up Green Mtn and NTM). This winter, I gots my shock overhauled, took apart my drivetrain for the annual douching, and refilled the Stan's in both tires. Itching to get out and ride after work with the extra daylight upon us. Seeing my bike hang on the wall in the garage all week all clean is killing me.

    Who else is ready to ride? I mean ride a lot. 2 milers, 20 milers, anything will do as long as it's a f-ing alot. Spinning the cranks off road in our beautiful state is about the best thing a man can do to forget about the stresses of life. Clearly with this post, you can tell I need an outlet from the daily grind and the bike is the way.

    Post up your stoke. What are your plans for this season? I'll go with:

    1.Ride 3 times per week off road no matter what.
    2.Kenosha pass to Breck, spend the night with buds, ride back to the truck.
    3.Garage to White Ranch to Golden Gate and back to the garage, kill 12 beers.
    4.Try a single speeder.
    5. Drop my post OFTEN and kill it!
    Careful, caffein can kill....

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    I know I am! The weather has been on and mostly off this March. I have all my bikes dialed in and a new tubeless wheel set on the 05 Kona so I'm pumped,psyched,amped,stoked and all that!! Got my first real ride in last week at the AIr Force Falcon trail. Ready to make a trip to ride some good trials in Fruita and do some resort riding! Probably another Angel Fire trip in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Baker, is that one of those "cheap" Chinese carbon frames? If so, which model, and how's it holding up? I'm thinking about picking up one w/ the 12x142 rear axle...
    Yes, it is a Flyxii FR-something. 29er, regular bottom bracket, 135mm dropout, tapered head tube, internal cable routing. It has been working fine so far. Tore off the rear hanger in some nasty mud, but it is replaceable (thankfully). Seems to have a good ride for being a hardtail. Fits well. Sounds a bit funny (when gravel kicks up and hits the frame, for example).
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    gonna get some new wheels. Either 650b or 27.5
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmalling View Post
    3.Garage to White Ranch to Golden Gate and back to the garage, kill 12 beers.
    Details? How much of that is single track? Is Drew Hill Rd the only connector? Will that be 12 coors lights or 12 different IPAs?

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    Re: Who's Amped?!?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Yes, it is a Flyxii FR-something. 29er, regular bottom bracket, 135mm dropout, tapered head tube, internal cable routing. It has been working fine so far. Tore off the rear hanger in some nasty mud, but it is replaceable (thankfully). Seems to have a good ride for being a hardtail. Fits well. Sounds a bit funny (when gravel kicks up and hits the frame, for example).
    Good to hear these bargain carbon frames works well for around here. Now, just need to figure out if I'd go full rigid or front squishy...
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    gonna get some new wheels. Either 650b or 27.5
    Wait, another new bike? I thought you love your Satorie.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu View Post
    Wait, another new bike? I thought you love your Satorie.
    Who said anything about a bike?
    I thought he was just getting some wheels & trying to decide between either 650b or 27.5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Who said anything about a bike?
    I thought he was just getting some wheels & trying to decide between either 650b or 27.5".
    He's got a 26" and 29". I guess they'd fit on the 29er.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu View Post
    He's got a 26" and 29". I guess they'd fit on the 29er.
    I'm back in love with the carbon 26er (moar jumpy), which is convertible to either 27.5 or 650b.
    Just cant decide which one is best for endurinating whilst amped. I'll keep reading epinions on teh webz
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    I'm back in love with the carbon 26er (moar jumpy), which is convertible to either 27.5 or 650b.
    Just cant decide which one is best for endurinating whilst amped. I'll keep reading epinions on teh webz
    I think you go through bikes faster than Twilson.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu View Post
    I think you go through bikes faster than Twilson.
    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Who said anything about a bike?
    I thought he was just getting some wheels & trying to decide between either 650b or 27.5".
    yur makin this really difficult





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    May I say 'I'm chuffed'?

    I 'traded' in my red bike (w/kiddie wheels) for a black bike (w/kiddie wheels) this year....let the fun begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    May I say 'I'm chuffed'?
    I 'traded' in my red bike (w/kiddie wheels) for a black bike (w/kiddie wheels) this year....let the fun begin.

    they make those in XXXXL ?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    they make those in XXXXL ?
    Just had to add a 420mm post & a 130mm stem....all ready to shuttle NTM now.
    Bar ends are next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Just had to add a 420mm post & a 130mm stem....all ready to shuttle NTM now.
    Bar ends are next.
    I am a bit embarrassed to say but in 2004 I was riding a 120mm stem for a period.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Just had to add a 420mm post &amp; a 130mm stem....all ready to shuttle NTM now.
    Bar ends are next.
    More like.... ALL ready to shuttle Pikes Peak... ABQ... Santa FE... Porc. And all the good lift access sh!t. Congrats Lubes!

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    Love this time of year Bike,hike, snowboard, ski bike all in the same day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmalling View Post
    3.Garage to White Ranch to Golden Gate and back to the garage, kill 12 beers.
    You live in Arvada? Looking for someone to tag along? I'm in west Arvada and up for this sufferfest. WR >> GG >> WR is a goal for the summer as well.

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    All of these mentions of Epic, bucket list rides... sounds like we need to coordinate some MTBR FR weekend rides? It sounds like lots of us collectively (yet independently) did Crest, Kenosha, Fruita, etc... Seems a waste to not meet some new people to ride with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    All of these mentions of Epic, bucket list rides... sounds like we need to coordinate some MTBR FR weekend rides? It sounds like lots of us collectively (yet independently) did Crest, Kenosha, Fruita, etc... Seems a waste to not meet some new people to ride with?
    here here!


    kenosha->breck
    monarch crest
    whole enchilada
    pike's peak

    ^that's the todo list, will post plans when snow melts more

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    kenosha->breck
    monarch crest
    whole enchilada
    pike's peak

    ^that's the todo list, will post plans when snow melts more
    Wow. Did you steal a page from my playbook for the summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    Wow. Did you steal a page from my playbook for the summer?
    hah, great minds...

    pike's peak
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    14 miles, 200' up / 7300' down

    whole enchilada
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    30+ miles, 1700' up / 7000' down

    monarch crest
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    30+ miles, 3000' up / 6000' down

    kenosha to breck
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    30+ miles, 4700' up / 6000' down

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    I never burned out at the end of the season like i usually do. Since the beginning of 2014 I've been the Pueblo 3X, Arizona 2X, ABQ, St. George, UT, Nevada and been riding trails when dry from Lakewood. Yes, Amped...

    Rode Bear Creek Lake Park, Mt. Falco and Lair O'the Bear today (all prime shape).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    More like.... ALL ready to shuttle Pikes Peak... ABQ... Santa FE... Porc. And all the good lift access sh!t. Congrats Lubes!
    Say when to all of the above and I just may want in!! Specially the Shuttle of PP

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    I just got back from some sweet Socal riding, warm temps, dry trails and no stupid wind.

    pdubs- post up when you plan the Pikes peak shuttle I still need to check that off my list, I've done the other rides if you knock all those off that will be quite the season.

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    Quick follow up. I'm "Amped" "Stoked" "Stamped" more than ever. I went 1X10 with XO cranks, Wolfstooth direct mount narrow wide 30t combined with a 42t giant cog. American Classic Wide Lightning wheels. Took 4 lbs of my bike and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

    Rode from Waterton to Buffalo Creek yesterday and on the way back I cleaned the entire rock/boulder strewn waterfall downhill drop sections through the drainage! Been a goal of mine for years but usually too tired and you're way back there if something bad happens.

    My Rumblefish has become the most capable bike now. Also has a Fox 34 Talas (2014) and dropper post. Great combo.
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