• 12-28-2012
    rynoman03
    Maybe.

    What's it take to cut the steerer?
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
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    New Fork Installed and I rode it this morning 3 miles or so. Thanks Expo!

    I think it looks pretty good!
  • 12-30-2012
    slakjak
    That is a nice looking ride ryno, ya'll did a great job on that.

    Got the new shifter put on and sorted out the other battle damage on the SJ, it's ready to go. I guess I'm waiting for some weather now. Had the chance to get all the bikes gone over and ready to go. It's too early for spring fever but I think I got a touch of it.
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
    Thanks! I really, really, like it! Expo says i'll probably be itching for a 29'r by May or June. I dunno about that I really like this bike!

    Spring Fever...You and me both! I just wanna go ride! The weather's not cooperating. Co-worker of mine said his wife walked their dog at Dornwood today and he got all sorts of muddy.

    They're predicting snow tonight and tomorrow. Enough of that we got our white stuff for the year! :p

    PS: Glad you got your SJ all fixed back up!
  • 12-30-2012
    motoolfan
    Bike looks great! By the looks of it, you may be able to go to 650b ??
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
    It is upgrade-able to 650b but if i'm gonna spend that money i'll just upgrade to a 29'er. 650b rims aren't as easily found used I don't think.
  • 12-30-2012
    expostdelirium
    Jak, glad to see others are being productive while we're iced-in. I know a lot of guys are riding, but I've been under the weather, so none for me.

    Ryno, you know a guy that can likely find you some 650 wheels, but then you gotta find rubber/tubes ('less you go tubeless), and then you're stuffing things in there. After I get my next carbon wheelset, we'll go ride The 'Wood, and you can ride my carbon 29er, then we'll see how "happy" you are. Actually, I like the looks of your bike, and it's tempting for me not to build one like it.

    Folks, I've been telling Ryno to keep it (his money) in his pants (pocket), and wait to upgrade. Please do not feed the animals. He's got the bug.

    It's odd how easily "spring fever" will creep up when we've been able to ride the last 10 months. Around here, in the last 2-3 years, there've only been about 4 months that it's been difficult to ride due to cold weather. We've been been blessed w/ nice, nice weather. Once I start feeling well enough to ride I won't be on the trail, but I'll be hitting the Landon every chance I get. If it snows I'm going out for a bit, I don't care how I feel. I've don't have to work until Friday.
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
    Ya plus if I spend anymore money my wife will have my arse on a silver platter lol.

    Thanks for the compliments on the bike guys! Expo has really helped me to make her nice! She's been around the block a few times but she's got alot of new age stuff riding on that frame.
  • 12-30-2012
    slakjak
    You are certainly right Expo. Last few winters have been so kind that it has probably spoiled me. Been getting out as much as someone in Florida. How I forget shoveling 9 inches of snow Christmas time 4 or 5 years ago so easily. Hope you feel better soon.

    Yep ryno, I was afraid things would get muddy with this stuff thawing and refreezing so much, and now more on the way. LRT wasn't muddy last time out, but it was sure soft. Last time, the daughter and I ran the mansion trails, they were pretty soft too. Made the pea gravel easy to deal with. I guess the civilized trails will have to do until mother nature is ready for knobbys again.

    I guess I will take the tree down tomorrow and try to think of something I need from Menard's that will fit in the 20% off bag that came in the paper today.
  • 12-30-2012
    rynoman03
    Oh I'm sure you'll find something you need there. I always seem to.
  • 12-31-2012
    rynoman03
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    Rode Dornwood with Expo this morning for a decent little 1hr20min ride.

    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Dornwood in the snow w/ Expo near Topeka | Times and Records | Strava

    It was pretty fun to ride in the snow.

    Here's a few pics of my bike in the snow on the trails.
  • 01-01-2013
    MajorMavrick
    Happy New Year everyone, hope your year is injury free.

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  • 01-01-2013
    rynoman03
    x2 on the Happy New Year! Hopefully this snow will take a hike soon so we can get some more riding in.
  • 01-01-2013
    rynoman03
    Quick question... Is there any trails with some Dirt Jumps around. I haven't attempted any of that jazz in years. Since I was a kid riding a Rigid frame MTB. I don't want BMX stuff just enough to get a little air. Most of the stuff around I've rode so far has been with alot of switchbacks and drops through wooded areas w/ rooty - rocky climbs and descents.
  • 01-01-2013
    slakjak
    Mansion trails has a practice area off the back of the red trail close to where it comes out at the road to the boat ramp at the state park. North of the red trail, 2 entrances. Mostly bmx stuff but a couple of jumps with some room to get some speed up.

    Also some trials stuff with logs and stumps.

    There used to be a wooden bridge made out of pallets off one of the jumps with the idea of taking the jump and landing on the bridge. Someone took the bridge out. They probably saved my life.
  • 01-01-2013
    slakjak
    And a Happy New Year to you Major!
  • 01-01-2013
    expostdelirium
    There used to be a little bmx track/trail through the woods just East of Dillon's in Brookwood. Just on the East side of the creek. I can tell you how to get there. You are just a few block from there anyway. That trail got pretty extensive back in the day, and it has been there forever. Might be bigger but it might be smaller these days. Go check it out.

    Slakjak, that guy explained better how to past 89th. I have walked part of that (before the trail came through for bikes). They must've fixed the old railroad bridge up because it used to be sketchy to even walk over it. If the trails are squishy that would be a good place to ride (I mean the Landon, not necessarily clear out there).

    If you get to the trails before they thaw every day you should be able to ride plenty. I just can't stand the cold well enough to do it. Ryno's sched is perfect for that sort of riding sched.
  • 01-01-2013
    rynoman03
    Ya. I loved riding this fall before work every day. One day I even met up with Jack by accident.

    I'll have to check out east side of that creek I know there is the Heartland BMX between Gage and Fairlawn on the shunga trail. Maybe i'll go mess around there too. Last time I rode by there it was all roped off.
  • 01-02-2013
    slakjak
    I think I will be happy with Landon going to 89th until more work is done past there. It was hard riding from 89th on to Shawnee Heights. They seemed to have done the bridge work and now working on the trails. Maybe some day we will be able to ride the old Missouri Pacific line to Ottawa. I figure for a good long ride I will ride to 89th and ride east on 89th to Clinton Lake. I don't wish to take on Puke Hill again in the near future.

    Was going to get back to my normal schedule next week when all of a sudden, the wife gets a jury duty summons so I might have the grandkids all next week, won't know until Sunday night. I still want to get to Perry.

    Got my daughter a Garmin FR410 for Christmas and she is itching to put some miles on it so we are going out tonight to run Shunga. Haven't done any outside running or biking in a couple of weeks, so if you see a cross with flowers on it at the side of the trail, that's me.

    Going to do everything in my power to be out at the Governor's place Sunday a.m. before things thaw out.
  • 01-02-2013
    rynoman03
    I'm gonna try to ride tomorrow I think. Not sure where yet.
  • 01-05-2013
    rynoman03
    Anyone riding today?

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  • 01-05-2013
    slakjak
    Rode home this morning from the station in that snow flurry attack on a mis-shifting Schwinn.

    If anyone does get out on anything dirt, let me know how it is. Want to hit a trail tomorrow.
  • 01-05-2013
    rynoman03
    I almost hit the Gov's today. I think I'm comming down with something so the wife talked me into Shunga. Paved trails were soupy in the trees dirt trails looked pretty saturated too. I got my bike muddy enough on the paved stuff. I fought a squeaking dragging front rotor the whole ride too. I feel worse now than when I left. Good luck on the dirt. Maybe you can ride it in the morning when it's still frozen.

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  • 01-05-2013
    slakjak
    I'm thinking things may be soggy too. Maybe I will hit Shunga or Landon tomorrow morning and decide about Monday after the wife finds out if she has to go in for jury duty or not. Ran Shunga Wednesday night and Friday Morning and it was touchy in quite a few places.

    Hope you get feeling better. Everyone seems to be coming down with something.
  • 01-06-2013
    rynoman03
    Ya I rode 9 miles yesterday on the Shunga / Landon. I haven't ran since Nov. I need to start doing that again.

    Last night was miserable. Hot/Cold/Hot and all the other stuff that comes with having the flu.

    I took today off. Still kinda under the weather. Hopefully I can return to work tomorrow.