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    its not over yet

    the season keeps going
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    and today at everyones favorite place
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    and the 2nd last one is still mono cliffs with Crash&bern
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    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

    I finally got back on my MTB this weekend. Absolutely fantastic November weather. It was pretty windy, so being in the woods was ideal.
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    You ride with jeans on

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    You ride with jeans on
    They could be Hincapie.com: Men's Casual Clothes

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    November's been very kind to us so far and the forecast looks like it's going to finish off nicely too after we get through another mid-week cold patch.

    I got out yesterday for 3 1/2 hours on the cross bike and had a blast. What more could you ask for in November?

    Thanks for posting, that looks like a beautiful place to ride.

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    I recognise all those landmarks. Were there many hikers out?

    We rode Saturday and Sunday on local trails and also had a blast

    Huge oak trail blocked the trail so there is only one way and thats up and over. Will make a killer trail feature


    We returned to an old overgrown trail


    Singlesprocket scoping possibilities

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    nice pics
    did he do one big bunny hop to get up there?
    looks like the weather's going to hold up most of the week

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    Nice pics. At least Crash & Bern wasn't wearing his Daisy Dukes.

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    He said that he would have but you won't give them back.
    don't know what thats all about and I don't want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    looks like the weather's going to hold up most of the week
    I sure hope it does. I work for an American company and with Thanksgiving coming for them this week, it's like a mini-holiday for me so I *might* make a little time for some morning rides later in the week.
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    great pics... and a great ride yesterday.. we are lucky we can still be riding in the middle of november...
    hopefully a lot more trial ridding still to come....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I recognise all those landmarks. Were there many hikers out?

    We rode Saturday and Sunday on local trails and also had a blast

    Huge oak trail blocked the trail so there is only one way and thats up and over. Will make a killer trail feature
    Nice find! Is it near your local trail there? Some of those little branch look threatening if you fell though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    You ride with jeans on
    Haven't we all moved a bit past that yet?

    Ride what you want, wear what you want. To each their own so long as they're enjoying what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Haven't we all moved a bit past that yet?

    Ride what you want, wear what you want. To each their own so long as they're enjoying what they're doing.
    Anything is better then Sausage Suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Anything is better then Sausage Suit.
    Function trumps all. For many of my rides, it's full spandex FTW. End of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Haven't we all moved a bit past that yet?

    Ride what you want, wear what you want. To each their own so long as they're enjoying what they're doing.
    Amen

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    Had a blast in Durham Forest...

    I was invited for a group ride yesterday and even after a month without riding I couldn't say no....
    Had my a$$ kicked, and I had to bail after 25k to make sure I can get back to the car....
    The conditions were perfect, nice and tacky, good times.

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    Yep , that's me wearing jeans !!
    Just be happy it was cold out that day , and I was wearing pants at all : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    nice pics
    did he do one big bunny hop to get up there?
    looks like the weather's going to hold up most of the week
    The only spot to get up was about 5 ft off the ground, plus there were branches sticking out except for along the trunk surface... made a perfecyly natural log ride..
    Singlesprocket started at one end and rolled to the other end. It was do or die

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Nice find! Is it near your local trail there? Some of those little branch look threatening if you fell though.
    We plan to go back and a clean of the branches is a possibility. It was a fun weekend and hope for some more great weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We plan to go back and a clean of the branches is a possibility. It was a fun weekend and hope for some more great weather
    Considering it's oak it might take a while to make progress... nice firewood though

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The only spot to get up was about 5 ft off the ground, plus there were branches sticking out except for along the trunk surface... made a perfecyly natural log ride..
    Singlesprocket started at one end and rolled to the other end. It was do or die
    That's exactly the sort of thing I wouldn't attempt (at least the first time) in clipless pedals.

    Would be really cool to see that turned into a finished feature!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I sure hope it does. I work for an American company and with Thanksgiving coming for them this week, it's like a mini-holiday for me so I *might* make a little time for some morning rides later in the week.
    Well, I didn't quite get out at the crack of dawn but I did manage to squeeze in a couple hours over lunch.

    It was my first MTB ride since the Fall 8 (actually had to cut off my number plate before I got going) and my third ride since the boy arrived. My destination was all the new singletrack at Christie Lake. Did I have fun?

    I'll let these pics do the talking.

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    Happy (Amercian) Thanksgiving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I'll let these pics do the talking.
    First ride on the new wheel set?
    Way to break 'em in in the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    First ride on the new wheel set?
    Actually, they've been on there since the Hamilton Endurance Ride. So far, so good although the rear needed a little truing when one of those spokes got loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    First ride on the new wheel set?
    The shiny new Crank Brothers wheels in the monster household that you may be thinking of belong to Nerdgirl iirc.
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    Got off work at 4pm today so decided to bring my light so I could have a bit of fun on a demo Norco Revolver the rep just dropped off for me (thanks Nat!) afterward. My light had conked out the last time I used it after an hour so I made sure it was charged fully. Figured it would be a pretty good opportunity to see how long the battery would actually still run (it's about 5 years old). Got about 6 seconds out of it before it died.

    Since I had already positioned myself in the Don Valley and was planning on riding the trails home anyway, I decided "screw it" and hit some dirt with my underwhelming Knog frogs lighting the way. The combination of a new-to-me bike, mostly-darkness, and unpredictably slick trails made for an interesting experience. The Slant 6 tires were not doing the bike any favours. But I managed to hack through Taylor Creek and the ridge out to the top of Bayview where I decided an exit was prudent.

    Hoping that it's still not over until after this weekend so I can switch out the tires and really give the bike the thrashing it deserves. And contemplating exactly how much dough I want to drop on my next light. (unless anybody has L&M Arc HID spares they want to sell me cheap)

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    I decided "screw it" and hit some dirt with my underwhelming Knog frogs lighting the way.
    Ha, I rode home at 5:30 today with a Frog as my only headlight, as I did not realize I would be returning after dark. I was on lit streets though. I tend to always keep Frogs on my commuter bike just in case. Great product IMO, but certainly not suitable for trail illumination.

    The revolver looks like a pretty sweet ride too. It's not cheap if you want the fancy one though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Got the OK to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    The shiny new Crank Brothers wheels in the monster household that you may be thinking of belong to Nerdgirl iirc.
    And I've been nagging Mr. Monster to get them on my bike since before the boy. Got the OK to ride - maybe on Sunday? *cough*hint*cough*

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    So I was playing the martyr and working through lunch when Mrs. Monster and the boy came back from Domestique and they practically pushed me out the door and onto my bike. "It's WAY too nice to stay inside all day. GET OUT!!!"

    What a beautiful day! Wowee! And I had a fantastic ride too! The only minor interruption came when I took a matching chunk out of my other elbow after a rather awesome two-wheel drift into a leafy hairpin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    And I've been nagging Mr. Monster to get them on my bike since before the boy. Got the OK to ride - maybe on Sunday? *cough*hint*cough*
    Nagging... the most effective method known to man to make nothing happen.


    Joely can confirm this. The more she bugs me about doing something the less I do. The less she bugs me about it the more I get done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    So I was playing the martyr and working through lunch when Mrs. Monster and the boy came back from Domestique and they practically pushed me out the door and onto my bike. "It's WAY too nice to stay inside all day. GET OUT!!!"
    While some will go on about balance. It's really more about the mental health aspect. It's easy at time to get all warapped up in gotta get work done, do this, do the right thing and so on. The last month has been like that for me.

    One thing I learned is take advantage of every oppurtunity... if all you can do is ride up and down the hill once go for it. Though it is easier for the first couple of years when all the baby wants is mommy.

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    So, just as a follow up, I made the effort to leave the 20 minutes early this morning required to turn my road commute into a mtb ride so that I could properly test out the above (post) mentioned bike. The weather was again beautiful and pushing double-digits even at 9am. At somewhere around the halfway point of the ride I saw a small log across the middle of a leaf-covered rock garden. "Great opportunity to really test out the suspension!" was the thought going through my head as I bombed through the section as recklessly as possible. About 50 meters down the trail I realized my front tire was going flat. I stopped, quickly de-Maxled the wheel and fully deflated the tire so that I could yank the tube out. While I was pulling off the bead, I noticed that I could still hear a hissing noise. Sure enough, it was coming from the rear wheel. My next move was calling my boss and telling him I would not be on time. After that, I contemplated the grave error I had made 40 minutes earlier when I hadn't put any more air in my tires because I didn't want to be late. Then I got to work double patching the pinched front tube while getting a crash course on the 142x12 rear axle. So I did manage to ride out to work, but had to cut some trail and it was a generally unenjoyable experience. So in the spirit of this thread: come rain, sleet or snow (knock on wood) - Norco Revolver demo, this ain't over!

    PS moral of the story always carry a patch kit as well as tube(s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post

    PS moral of the story always carry a patch kit as well as tube(s)
    We only need one practioner of the L Dyson methodolgy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawz View Post
    he wouldn't spend that much.....he's dutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    he wouldn't spend that much.....he's dutch
    I'm going to buy 2 orange soccer jerseys to wear biking. !!
    One for me & one for you : )

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    it may be over looking at the weather forcast
    unless i turn my old fire mountain into a winter bike.
    this may just work out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    And I've been nagging Mr. Monster to get them on my bike since before the boy. Got the OK to ride - maybe on Sunday? *cough*hint*cough*
    An angel wins her wings (rainy days aren't *all* bad)...



    A little lube for you and a little lube for me...



    We had family in town this weekend so riding (and building) was out BUT I did get to take my nieces for a great hike in the woods along the Christie Lake trails. The gnomes had been out earlier in the day raking the second half of the Black loop. Should be open before the snow flies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    An angel wins her wings (rainy days aren't *all* bad)...
    w00t! Hopefully I can get out before the salt hits the road...

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    The season never ends : )

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    BERR ! I SEE IT....I love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    An angel wins her wings (rainy days aren't *all* bad)...



    A little lube for you and a little lube for me...



    We had family in town this weekend so riding (and building) was out BUT I did get to take my nieces for a great hike in the woods along the Christie Lake trails. The gnomes had been out earlier in the day raking the second half of the Black loop. Should be open before the snow flies!
    NICE....750ml bottle of micro beer....good for you!

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    No good

    blizzard in Scarborough right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    blizzard in Scarborough right now.

    Only counts if it sticks for more then a day.

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    Bah, I took one look at the snow, ran upstairs to throw on my Winter finery and got out for a most excellent ride. I just love riding in a good storm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Bah, I took one look at the snow, ran upstairs to throw on my Winter finery and got out for a most excellent ride. I just love riding in a good storm!
    Okay.. now your doing better on the Jens scale.

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    Our 30cm dump from last week is almost gone and they're forecasting a bunch of rain and double digits tonight and tomorrow, so it looks like I'll get a bit more dirt riding in this season!

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    I, like Garage Monster, tuffed it out today. November Grand Total ~ 150k, which is a good month for me anytime. Thus, excellent November. As my birthday is just before Christmas, tomorrow kicks off Edcember in our house!!!!

    Notable, was the temperature today. I froze! Even with 2 legs and chest embrocated I was cold. I even had on fall gloves. Time for the winter shoes and clothes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    Notable, was the temperature today. I froze! Even with 2 legs and chest embrocated I was cold. I even had on fall gloves. Time for the winter shoes and clothes....
    Because the snow was melting as soon as it hit the ground, I opted for the neoprene paddling gloves and winter riding shoes (along with a completely waterproof outer layer). Fairly toasty even with the pit-zips wide open.
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    Trail Trash, where were you last night...
    perfect snow conditions, lots of traction!!!!
    a good amount of snow... i'll try and get a picture up here soon..
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