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    Mayan shjt was for realz for the spider...poor guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Mayan shjt was for realz for the spider...poor guy.
    Ohhhh, poor spidey-widey

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    You need to get out to I-5 and help with the sluht clean-up
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    oh i've had pet spiders before in my window. they even had names, Linda and Chelsea.

    Then my mom vaccumed them up that evil b|itch harpy!
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    You are full of surprises Nicole. A girl having pet spiders? That is a new one for me.

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    i was very young. somewhere along the way, i grew a nightmarish fear of them

    i still respect them though. Gross disgusting nightmarish fear....but respect.
    kind of how i feel about monzie.

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    Waiting for the dark.Attachment 746905

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
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    lol

    Move to MN, it's dark here already.

    You remind me of these fellows


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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
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    Marp, fvcks given at that point in time. 0

    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    lol

    Move to MN, it's dark here already.

    You remind me of these fellows


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    ^^ haha, and this is the field where Marpilli grows his fvcks, right Hutch?

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    Texas, land of the not giving fvcks.

    Marp you're going to miss out on neggarepageton going on tonight......

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
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    Are you going to patrol Area 51?

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    Marp visits....

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    What tires work best on the Moon?

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    ^^ My money is on Specialized Ground Control S-Works... as soon as Hutch posts my request, you can ask marps.

    ...Hey Hutch, you forgot to post a pic of marps on Mars...the new frontier...

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    Finally, "Back by popular demand".

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    it's a nar gar

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    I cannot help it but Marp looks kind of sad in the pic...

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    I'm too busy farting around in that rep thread and I nearly missed photoshop fun. Now where did I leave that laptop???
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i was very young. somewhere along the way, i grew a nightmarish fear of them
    A lot stuff can happen over the course of two months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    A lot stuff can happen over the course of two months.
    Haaa! You just buried her! She's gonna huck all over you this weekend on the trails!

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    I see way Marp wanted to get this light built. He needed it to visit shady establishments.
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    freighttrain, I'm glad that Matthew is alright, more or less. I went otb a few years back and busted my lowest rib on my left side, right in back where it comes out of my spine, hurt like hell for a couple of weeks, then was just sore for a couple more. Not much that you can do about bad ribs, except baby them.

    You be careful out there, too.

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    yeah yeah Sti, i'm gonna bunnyhop over your crashed carcass.....oh wait, i suck at bunny hopping. this is gonna hurt Ptr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    freighttrain, I'm glad that Matthew is alright, more or less. I went otb a few years back and busted my lowest rib on my left side, right in back where it comes out of my spine, hurt like hell for a couple of weeks, then was just sore for a couple more. Not much that you can do about bad ribs, except baby them.

    You be careful out there, too.
    Ouch! Yeah, I always follow my instincts when descending. Works pretty well for me. Also, I always descend in the drops when riding a road bike. More control that way.

    Here's a couple Christmas light bike rides from the 19th and 20th combined in one video. The official 'NightBright BikeParade' was canceled due to safety concerns, so a couple smaller rides popped up in its place.

    Most of us had battery-operated Christmas lights decorating our bikes. I was finally able to use the blue/turquoise/pink/purple bike lights I made a few months ago, along with color-changing iced balls ()

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56431409" width="500" height="284" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56431409">Fabulous 40s Christmas lights bike rides December 19 and 20, 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10206236">freighttraininguphill</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    The Hammerin' Wheels has several such rides. Unfortunately, most of them have been rained out this year. I want your climate!

    Last night's ride was led by a 4-passenger, 4-wheel bike. Imagine climbing a hill with this behemoth! Freight train, freight train, freight train!


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    ^ That quad is cool Freighty! How fast can you get something like that going with two sets of strong legs on a level straight away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    ^ That quad is cool Freighty! How fast can you get something like that going with two sets of strong legs on a level straight away?
    I don't know. I was on my fixed gear trike. This was a..

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    ..so I have no idea how fast that bike can go. I didn't get a chance to talk to the riders. Cool around-town ride though!

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    Looks like a whole lot of silly fun, freighttrain. Out here, on New Years Day, the locals have a National Trail ride where they are all costumed up. Also, in the spring, there's a bra ride on Desert Classic Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Also, in the spring, there's a bra ride on Desert Classic Trail.
    I'm all over that! Send me the date. I will be there...as long as I can participate.

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    Have I told you all how much I love you lately? No?

    Seriously, that's good stuff. I'll tape a bunch of flashlights to my helmet and take a photo for you next time.

    By the way, those lights are awesome. The wide bar light with that monster helmet light worked out great.

    Right before sunset...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Looks like a whole lot of silly fun, freighttrain. Out here, on New Years Day, the locals have a National Trail ride where they are all costumed up. Also, in the spring, there's a bra ride on Desert Classic Trail.
    Sounds fun! I don't know if we have any non-traditional mtb rides around here. I'll have to find out

    On the way back from last night's ride I saw a rider with a hardtail Ventana SS 29er that has seen the trails recently, in spite of the conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    lol

    Move to MN, it's dark here already.

    You remind me of these fellows

    It was 65* when I set out and 54* when I got back to the car 90 minutes later. You need to move further south. Instead of shoveling sidewalks you could be riding.

    It does get a tad hot in the summer, though.

    You can call me "Marpill-E"

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    It was 65* when I set out and 54* when I got back to the car 90 minutes later. You need to move further south. Instead of shoveling sidewalks you could be riding.

    It does get a tad hot in the summer, though.

    You can call me "Marpill-E"
    Seems like several of the users need to have Snowbird homes in the Southern half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    It does get a tad hot in the summer, though.
    This.
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    ^ That's a big drop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    ^ That's a big drop!
    X2, scary!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    yeah yeah Sti, i'm gonna bunnyhop over your crashed carcass.....oh wait, i suck at bunny hopping. this is gonna hurt Ptr.
    Nicole. Talkin shjt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Nicole. Talkin shjt.
    According to some ranting she did earlier today, she's gonna be negging sh!t pretty soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    According to some ranting she did earlier today, she's gonna be negging sh!t pretty soon...
    She's such a sweet girl, so polite and gracious, a true pillar of society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    She's such a sweet girl, so polite and gracious, a true pillar of society.
    You must be mistaking her for TrailRider92...

    <font color="white">Hi Nicole!</font>

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    You must be mistaking her for TrailRider92...

    <font color="white">Hi Nicole!</font>
    Been nice knowing you, Sti......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    She's such a sweet girl, so polite and gracious, a true pillar of society.
    Now that is some serious azz kissing. But only Sti knows just how much azz there is to kiss cuz he's been looking up at it a lot in recent times (while laying on the ground after a "crash")

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Now that is some serious azz kissing. But only Sti knows just how much azz there is to kiss cuz he's been looking up at it a lot in recent times (while laying on the ground after a "crash")
    I would not know. I always look into their eyes.

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    ^^ has an "eye" fetish.

    Eyeballs, pink eyes, brown eyes,...Sti looks deeply into them all.

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    ,,,,wholesome, generous, VERY forgiving, nice, very nice,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    ,,,,wholesome, generous, VERY forgiving, nice, very nice,,
    Oh, thank God I don't have to go through this crap with you Opti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Oh, thank God I don't have to go through this crap with you Opti.
    Just protecting my crotch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Just protecting my crotch.
    I've been wearing a cup, a FF, and full body armor all day since she went on her little threatening rampage.

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    I've got some stellar video from my morning ride. Video is being processed...slowly

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    Cool! I'm going for a group ride this morning with what could be as many as several MTBR members! I will record too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I've got some stellar video from my morning ride. Video is being processed...slowly
    I wish I could kick you over two lumbers but I cannot. Will we see some snow? I finished my 1x10 conversion earlier this morning, feels great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Cool! I'm going for a group ride this morning with what could be as many as several MTBR members! I will record too.
    Wow! As many as several membas, any pillars of society among them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Wow! As many as several membas, any pillars of society among them?
    Post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Wow! As many as several membas, any pillars of society among them?
    While I am in no position to call any member a "pillar", I am hoping to meet up with and ride with RandyBoy for the first time today. We've been trying to make a ride happen for a short spell now. I know OO7 and PerfectZero will be there, too and perhaps more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    I wish I could kick you over two lumbers but I cannot. Will we see some snow? I finished my 1x10 conversion earlier this morning, feels great.
    Snow - check (it was about 5 degree when I started)
    A little heavy breathing - check
    Steep climb - check
    Poor camera angle - at times.

    It will be some of my finest work...which isn't saying much

    I had the frame rate set at 48 but iMovie had to down convert it to 24 so it is a bit more choppy than I would like.
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    All you lucky folks who get to ride! I look forward to your videos . Around here, garbage weather all weekend! Started yesterday and won't be over until Monday. Our climate sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It will be some of my finest work...which isn't saying much
    Now you set the bar pretty high - about around the knees level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    All you lucky folks who get to ride! I look forward to your videos . Around here, garbage weather all weekend! Started yesterday and won't be over until Monday. Our climate sucks!
    You are not alone Freighty. We have had some sucky weather lately, today started with rain and will end with rain/snow showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    All you lucky folks who get to ride! I look forward to your videos . Around here, garbage weather all weekend! Started yesterday and won't be over until Monday. Our climate sucks!
    Google maps says 13 hr 41 min drive to Phoenix. Leave now, we'll be able to get in a nice night ride yet today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Now you set the bar pretty high - about around the knees level.
    Your support is amazing. I figured I was barely at the shoe laces.

    I'm bummed a how long it takes to process and upload a 6 min HD movie.
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    ^
    Vimeo takes about an hour.

    Looking forward to the video Heyyall.

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    The video is ready!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tezsqc28jvU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Brrrrr looks cold! Nice vid, what stem/bar is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Brrrrr looks cold! Nice vid, what stem/bar is that?
    That is my largely stock '96 fully rigid Trek Singletrack 930 bike.



    The stem and bar are "System 1" components that were the house brand before the Bontrager take over. The bike has a long top tube and long stem, so I was leaned over more than I anticipated with the camera set up. Mix that in with a down hill ride means the bar is too high on the horizon.

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    Nice vid Heyyall. Thanks for braving the cold. Extra points for bar ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Nice vid Heyyall. Thanks for braving the cold. Extra points for bar ends.
    I second that! Bar ends FTW! I have them on both mountain bikes, my hybrids, and my Bike Friday folding bike.

    Yours must be Bontragers? They have the same curve as the Bontragers I have on my Wahoo.



    I could hear your heartbeat in the video. I've noticed that with videos posted by male cyclists. I can't pick up my heartbeat with the chesty strap though. Got a couple things in the way .

    I couldn't rep you here so I did it on YouTube instead .

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    Nice video, heyyall. I traded Michigan for Arizona about 4 years ago, sometimes I miss the summers a bit, but I DO NOT miss the winters. I give you lots of credit for getting out there and getting it done, it looks cold. The rocks looked a bit treacherous with the snow cover.

    Food for thought only, I'm not suggesting that there's anything wrong with your set-up. You can probably upgrade that headset to threadless. You'd need a new fork of course, but lots of threadless rigids out there for cheap, or shorter travel suspension. It would open up lots of stem/bar possibilities for you. I had a '95 Trek 850 Mt Trak that I did that very modification to, it had 1-1/8 threaded, you may very well too, 1-1/8 threadless will press right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I can't pick up my heartbeat with the chesty strap though. Got a couple things in the way .
    Probably why your camera is pointed higher than heyyalls, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Probably why your camera is pointed higher than heyyalls, too.


    Actually, you can adjust the angle rather easily. I set my camera in upside-down mode and let it hang down so it doesn't get moved out of position easily. I sit on the bike in riding position and make sure the camera is perpendicular to the ground before taking off.

    That could be why I'm not picking up my heartbeat, come to think of it. I think many riders have the camera upright and against their chest.

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    Here was the camera set up I used. I had to stick another piece in to make it angled up a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    That could be why I'm not picking up my heartbeat, come to think of it. I think many riders have the camera upright and against their chest.
    From what I've gathered from other GoPro chesty users, it's hard to get it aimed high enough unless you do mount it up side down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Here was the camera set up I used. I had to stick another piece in to make it angled up a bit more.

    As for bar ends, I think they are profile designs.
    That's similar to mine, only yours is upright and mine's upside down. I use the Battery BacPac, so I use the extension it came with to put the camera far enough in front so it doesn't knock against anything.

    Your heartbeat must be picked up by the big plastic chest plate and transmitted through the mounting hardware to the camera, which means my problem is still "the girls" being in the way.

    I remember Profile from the roadie aerobar trend in 1990. I even had a set of aerobars for a while. I took them off when I realized I didn't need them. Besides, I'm not a triathlete .

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    If any of you want to make some video, the original Contour Roam is on sale at Target for $99.99.

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    That's an awesome deal. Might take that up.

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    I'm back from the fat bike demo at the LBS. I rode a mid-level Salsa Mukluk (Salsa Cycles | Bikes | Mukluk 2). I'll start with the positives--I like the looks of the fat tires and they did do remarkably well on snow. The fit was a very upright and the cockpit was comfortable (the bars were more narrow than I like, though). The bads--the low PSI tires and my fat butt created a steady bounce to the bike. The sales rep did say you have to have a certain speed and a lower cadence helps, so maybe the bounce is part of the learning curve.

    Of course, I took the gopro and grabbed some footage. At 2 minutes in, there is a quick recovery for an off camber slide on the snow. And for the video critiques out there, I managed to nail the camera angle.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MdOVpiwWVUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    While it looks cold, it has warmed up nicely today. It hit a balmy 28 degrees. The video was shot at 2:30 PM. Look how low that sun is in the horizon

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    Burnt orange for the win. Thanks for sending the gale force winds this way bud.

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    Speaking of Burnt Orange, still no delivery from Speedgoat. How long does it take them to source a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm back from the fat bike demo at the LBS. I rode a mid-level Salsa Mukluk (Salsa Cycles | Bikes | Mukluk 2). I'll start with the positives--I like the looks of the fat tires and they did do remarkably well on snow. The fit was a very upright and the cockpit was comfortable (the bars were more narrow than I like, though). The bads--the low PSI tires and my fat butt created a steady bounce to the bike. The sales rep did say you have to have a certain speed and a lower cadence helps, so maybe the bounce is part of the learning curve.

    Of course, I took the gopro and grabbed some footage. At 2 minutes in, there is a quick recovery for an off camber slide on the snow. And for the video critiques out there, I managed to nail the camera angle.

    While it looks cold, it has warmed up nicely today. It hit a balmy 28 degrees. The video was shot at 2:30 PM. Look how low that sun is in the horizon
    You got a from me .

    You know, I've always loved snow. Winter really does suck low-hanging balls if it only rains like it does here. Snow is so fun! Sledding and ice skating were my two favorite winter activities as a child. I always hoped for an ice storm, as you can get some serious downhill speed on ice!

    If I lived in a snowy climate now, I'd have a fatbike for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm back from the fat bike demo at the LBS. I rode a mid-level Salsa Mukluk (Salsa Cycles | Bikes | Mukluk 2). I'll start with the positives--I like the looks of the fat tires and they did do remarkably well on snow. The fit was a very upright and the cockpit was comfortable (the bars were more narrow than I like, though). The bads--the low PSI tires and my fat butt created a steady bounce to the bike. The sales rep did say you have to have a certain speed and a lower cadence helps, so maybe the bounce is part of the learning curve.

    Of course, I took the gopro and grabbed some footage. At 2 minutes in, there is a quick recovery for an off camber slide on the snow. And for the video critiques out there, I managed to nail the camera angle.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MdOVpiwWVUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    While it looks cold, it has warmed up nicely today. It hit a balmy 28 degrees. The video was shot at 2:30 PM. Look how low that sun is in the horizon


    Nicely done,. the upside to the low angle of the sun is that the days just get longer from here on don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Of course, I took the gopro and grabbed some footage. At 2 minutes in, there is a quick recovery for an off camber slide on the snow. And for the video critiques out there, I managed to nail the camera angle.

    The video was shot at 2:30 PM. Look how low that sun is in the horizon
    nice video. perfect camera angle. and i can't believe how low the sun is... and nice recovery from that slide!

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    Right now, sunset is around 4:30ish. By 5, it is very dark. The daylight hours change quickly here. By June, we will be basking in the sun from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm with very comfortable temperatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Speaking of Burnt Orange, still no delivery from Speedgoat. How long does it take them to source a bike?
    maybe they're trying to time it so that the bike arrives on Xmas?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    maybe they're trying to time it so that the bike arrives on Xmas?


    That would be nice!

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    Nice fatty ride and slide, heyyall. You wanna hear something funny? Not funny haha, but funny Optimus is a puss? I almost didn't ride today because it was only 70 with a stiff breeze, and I had a chill that I couldn't seem to shake. I did ride though, 20 miles with over 1700 ft of climbing, in a t-shirt believe it or not, so I'm only 90% puss, ok 95% because I did have a long sleeve jersey in my pack just in case I was cold. I didn't climb particularly well, took my heavy bike, but PR'd 2 chunky downhills, film at 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Speaking of Burnt Orange, still no delivery from Speedgoat. How long does it take them to source a bike?
    It's probably due to the color choice.

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    Nice videos! That snow riding looks like hella fun.
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    We got our ride in while the weather was still nice. It was bluebird skies out until about the last quarter of the ride. Opti would have loved the refreshing 48 degrees at take off time. Actually it wasn't bad at all since there was no breeze.

    19 miles of dirt riding with 2600 feet elevation gain today. I'm uploading videos now but it's the slowest I've ever seen through Contour. Waiting...waiting...waiting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    It's probably due to the color choice.
    Ya, they prolly had the black one ready to go, and then they got your request and said, "he chose the WHAT? we're going to have to make one of those now. i thought it was a good idea for Fred to photoshop that white bike into that peachy orange to make it look like we were offering more colors this year, but i never dreamed someone would ORDER one..."

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    Bill, how goes the new bike for Xmas, still happening?

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    3 vids, kept them short, but the only music is me weezing and gasping for breath. I finally was able to install my 150mm wide LG1+ rear wheel on my Prime, so took it out to beat the crap out of it.

    1st, a quick little down hill, 175 ft in .2 mi, most of it 16-24%, set a PR and moved to page 1 on Strava, 22nd out of 148. Didn't have my crash pads on, oops.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GuvwbDg02jE?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    2nd, a nice little grunt climb, most of it was 20-50%, 91 ft in .1 mi, kicked my asss.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Eqwq6yOycWY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Lastly, another downhill PR, moved from 129th to 44th, you guys have probably seen this trail before, the steep part of it is 8-18%, only 128 ft in .4 mi, hit just over 20 mph though, PR'd going up it too, on a 34 lb full sus of all things, LOL.

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    Opti, nice work. It would be fun to ride stuff like that, but I would just need to travel 600 miles West to see anything close to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Cool! I'm going for a group ride this morning with what could be as many as several MTBR members! I will record too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Opti, nice work. It would be fun to ride stuff like that, but I would just need to travel 600 miles West to see anything close to that.
    Thanks, heyyall. Anytime any OCer can wrangle a little vacation, I would be more than happy to be a tour guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Bill, how goes the new bike for Xmas, still happening?
    Well, I was sposta meet him Thursday PM but he is an IT guy and had an emergency. He went out of town yesterday until after Christmas. So, maybe I will get a Christmas present after Christmas. Turns out he hasn't ridden that bike in 6 months, so maybe he has some room on price... We shall see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    1st, a quick little down hill, 175 ft in .2 mi, most of it 16-24%, set a PR and moved to page 1 on Strava, 22nd out of 148. Didn't have my crash pads on, oops.

    2nd, a nice little grunt climb, most of it was 20-50%, 91 ft in .1 mi, kicked my asss.
    The first one looked smooth and direct, so the PR is no surprise there. Nice ride.

    On the second one, at about 2:53 I thought, ooo, is it just me or is he getting REALLY close to that edge? Eek! And then sure enough, you stopped, and I started breathing again.

    Nice vids!

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    First of a few short clips...

    <iframe width="960" height="540" src="http://contour.com/stories/mild-technical-climb-chesebro-122212/embed?map=false&width=960px&height=540px" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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    Nice one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    First of a few short clips...
    You made that climbing look easy.

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