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    Buckwallow Cycling Centre [o]

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    Buckwallow Cycling Centre [o]

    Awesome spot, we were there 2 weeks ago. Great bike too, I ride a 2010 RMB Slayer SXC

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    Great pictures as always! Thanks for sharing.
    Heading back up there in a couple weeks.
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    That's a good dog...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    That's a good dog...
    Ya...he's a sweetheart!!

    ...always goes well off into the bushes to poop too
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    Great pictures as always! Thanks for sharing.
    Heading back up there in a couple weeks.
    Mike's trails just keep getting better & better!
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    Awesome pics BCD! i like the scenery.

    Singlesprocket rode Buckwallow a few times but I have never been there.

    Maybe one of these days
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    Nice pics and yes, good dog!
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    That is awesome...as always. Beautiful pup...he sure was grinning!!

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    How does the fat bike ride there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Awesome pics BCD! i like the scenery.

    Singlesprocket rode Buckwallow a few times but I have never been there.

    Maybe one of these days
    I suggest a nice weekend late Aug early Sep and do Buckwallow and The Torrance Barrens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    How does the fat bike ride there?
    Like this...


    I know several riders who have switched totally over to fatbikes for year round riding and sold all their other bikes. I ride mine at least once a week but not necessarily always at Buck. Surprise is I can climb knarly steep stuff at Buck consistently on my 38-40lb Pugs that I don't always make with my 25lb Altitude just because the traction with the fat tire is SO good! Personally I find it's a great ride...provided I'm not trying to be fast on it. Some guys can be fast on a fatbike but I guess I'm too old
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    your posts are always spectacular
    love your dog too
    have to try torrance barrens someday also
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    Nice pics, haven't been yet, the rocks look gnarly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Nice pics, haven't been yet, the rocks look gnarly.
    Thanks guys! There's all levels of riding at Buck, Mike has over 30K of trail now. Most of my pics are of 1-3 hoof trails, that's what Bonnie will comfortably ride plus all the double track (some of which is quite technical actually). I ride the 4 hoofs and occasionally some of the 5 hoofers but I haven't been on DoDropIn or Weasel for years now. That's Donnie on DoDropIn on the fatbike above. Just sayin'...lots of variety for whatever you like. Rocks do equal great traction!
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    Nice pics as usual.

    I see you've scooped up a new Subaru. How does it drive? A lot of reviewers seem to be asking for more power.
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    Hi BCD.

    Blue escorted us through the Barrens last year. I think he knows the trails better than BCD. I don't think he missed a patch of water to go into. I am really itching to get up there again. I have a cottage booked about 15-20 minutes for a week the first week of August and plan a couple of rides. The Barrens/Buck combo ride makes for an awesome day of riding and is highly recommended for all who have not been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Nice pics as usual.

    I see you've scooped up a new Subaru. How does it drive? A lot of reviewers seem to be asking for more power.
    Ya lesson #1 is ignore reviewers. Reality is Subaru was chasing fuel economy with this vehicle but has maintained the same performance stats as the previous 2.5L Impreza vehicles, except for WRX of course. So nothing spectacular but certainly adequate. Coming from a WRX, I certainly notice a huge difference in pedal to the metal acceleration. Like most vehicles in this class the Crosstrek makes a lot of noise under heavy acceleration but doesn't do all that much...whereas a WRX gets down and moves out. Considered getting another, but WRX calls up premium fuel which is ~$0.15/L over regular these days. Also was pulled over winter before last for being more than 50K over the speed limit, threatened with car impound for a week plus minimum $5000 fine. I was not charged ( I think because officer didn't have me on radar but was clocking me against his speedometer...which won't stand up in court. I decided then and there that since I cannot resist "playing" in a WRX that I best not buy another LOL!
    The Crosstrek drives nice, very refined compared to a 2002 WRX which was purposely rough around the edges and drove much like a sports car! I did get the manual tranny Crosstrek of course but I will always miss that old WRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Ya lesson #1 is ignore reviewers. Reality is Subaru was chasing fuel economy with this vehicle but has maintained the same performance stats as the previous 2.5L Impreza vehicles, except for WRX of course. So nothing spectacular but certainly adequate. Coming from a WRX, I certainly notice a huge difference in pedal to the metal acceleration. Like most vehicles in this class the Crosstrek makes a lot of noise under heavy acceleration but doesn't do all that much...whereas a WRX gets down and moves out. Considered getting another, but WRX calls up premium fuel which is ~$0.15/L over regular these days. Also was pulled over winter before last for being more than 50K over the speed limit, threatened with car impound for a week plus minimum $5000 fine. I was not charged ( I think because officer didn't have me on radar but was clocking me against his speedometer...which won't stand up in court. I decided then and there that since I cannot resist "playing" in a WRX that I best not buy another LOL!
    The Crosstrek drives nice, very refined compared to a 2002 WRX which was purposely rough around the edges and drove much like a sports car! I did get the manual tranny Crosstrek of course but I will always miss that old WRX
    Cool. I was curious. They are decent looking cars that seem to offer a good balance of efficiency and utility.

    I think you should have got an orange one though. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Cool. I was curious. They are decent looking cars that seem to offer a good balance of efficiency and utility.

    I think you should have got an orange one though. LOL
    I will keep a vehicle that I like 10-12yrs and I don't think I could like orange for that long. I really like this DGM colour as it matches well with the cladding and wheels. Doesn't show in the pics but close up the cladding is not flat colour but actually quite nice with a carbon fibre like pattern. Second choice was silver but I have had a few of those now so wanted a change too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    Hi BCD.

    Blue escorted us through the Barrens last year. I think he knows the trails better than BCD. I don't think he missed a patch of water to go into. I am really itching to get up there again. I have a cottage booked about 15-20 minutes for a week the first week of August and plan a couple of rides. The Barrens/Buck combo ride makes for an awesome day of riding and is highly recommended for all who have not been.
    Call or txt me when you are up and we can do some rides!
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    Back when we were minivanning it, our family had a 2004 Chev Venture with a 3.4L 185 hp engine. It had excellent fuel consumption for a family vehicle. When that lease was up, in 2008, I purchased the Venture's successor, the Uplander, assuming it would be a fuel miser. WRONG! The Uplander had a 3.9L engine with 245 hp and was a fuel economy disaster.

    Personally, I thought 185 hp plenty for a family van and have no idea why GM upsized an engine when N. America's economy was shrinking?

    I understand the attraction to hp, but at the expense of fuel economy, not so much. Now, I drive a 2.5L Golf wagon and really enjoy her fuel efficiency compared to the V6 chevy's.

    BCD, excellent post. I sound like a broken record saying it, but you post awesome stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    Back when we were minivanning it, our family had a 2004 Chev Venture with a 3.4L 185 hp engine. It had excellent fuel consumption for a family vehicle.
    My family has a 2004 Montana short wheel base. I like it. When it is unloaded, it accelerates like crazy if you put the pedal down, and delivers decent economy if you drive sensibly. And well, it's a van, so you can put bikes in it, sleep in it, and haul all kinds of stuff or people.

    I almost tried to make it mine (it was originally my grandpa's), but decided I was too young to own a minivan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Call or txt me when you are up and we can do some rides!
    Will do for sure. I was planning on giving you a heads up when I had my riding plans firmed up a bit. I plan on two rides for sure while up there. There was another place you mentioned that sounded quite nice. Can't remember the name, but you posted some pics once. Love to explore some new stuff. Like the new vehicle as well. You still let Blue get in there all wet? I don't think you have a choice in that.
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    I am volunteering you to put together a group ride like the Puppy Pedal for us down here. It would be an awesome way to meet some of the MTBR crowd in that setting. Something to think about.
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