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    Dupont

    Figured I would share this pic. This is from one of our many trips into Dupont. We got to the top and since we are fat and out of shape, we had to take a breather.

    KHS in Dupont
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatNoob
    Figured I would share this pic. This is from one of our many trips into Dupont. We got to the top and since we are fat and out of shape, we had to take a breather.

    KHS in Dupont
    Question is... Did you clean the climb to get there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsr4000
    Question is... Did you clean the climb to get there?
    LOL... No!

    My core is not YET up to the challenge of keeping my fat arse balanced under those conditions. So many times I had to stop and hik-a-bike over sections because I did not have the strength to balance myself.
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    Keep riding and you will get there!!!

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    How do you like that 650b KHS?
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    You should really try to keep the bikes on the trail. It's really delicate stuff up there and erosion has been expansive over the last five years. Those who don't know, know now. Stay on the rock. Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    How do you like that 650b KHS?
    I love it... I don't have enough experience with 'modern' mountain bikes to compare it to. But it works great for me!



    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF
    You should really try to keep the bikes on the trail. It's really delicate stuff up there and erosion has been expansive over the last five years. Those who don't know, know now. Stay on the rock. Please.
    Good to know!
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    Was surprised it took so long for someone to mention the moss. I resisted, because I would have felt obligated to add to the Headset Point Count.

    "Stay off the crust!"

    Old Woody quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    Was surprised it took so long for someone to mention the moss. I resisted, because I would have felt obligated to add to the Headset Point Count.

    "Stay off the crust!"

    Old Woody quote.
    I got a new headset on baby Jesus' birthday. What I need now is a 105 brakeset for my commuter. Thanks for everybody's help!

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    Ok, Now I am lost.

    "Point Count"?

    "105 brake set for commuter count: 1.08"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    Was surprised it took so long for someone to mention the moss. I resisted, because I would have felt obligated to add to the Headset Point Count.

    "Stay off the crust!"

    Old Woody quote.
    I noticed it too as it was the first thing I was reprimanded about when I started riding in the area, but I didn't want to be "that guy". The moss is sacred, thou shalt not desecrate the moss.

    I have a Chris King headset that's 12yrs old and has been on three bikes now. Do I get a time bonus for that?
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    Aren't there signs that mention staying off the moss? I can't remember if there is or I just read it somewhere. Not blaming the OP either, he obviously didn't know. There should be signs if not bc I am thinking a lot of that moss gets ridden and walked on.
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    There are some signs but there are not a lot of them and there not exactly placed well.

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    Signs don't work nearly as well as a bit of peer pressure, as demonstrated within this thread. The DSF mountain biking page (see http://www.dupontforest.com/mtb.asp ), under 'MTB Rules and Etiquette', does request that we avoid the moss...
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    Looks Familiar....

    Great View,,,,rock face has amazing traction - esp. on a SS....
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