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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Ummm, well..., no.

    But I can picture you all cuddly/cozy in your burrito style blanket body wrap.

    Post a pic of the new tread!
    I will tomorrow. Later tomorrow, not in ten minutes.

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    Lovin' this thread...cool to see everyone's local terrain. Here is some from Huntsville, Alabama - (Monte Sano)...nice little endo @ about the1 minute mark.

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    ^ Interesting POV camera angle. ^

    Recorded wipe outs are the bomb! Thanks for posting yours. I wish I would have had my camera mounted and recording when I went off the trail and tumbled 150 feet down a super steep mountain side last November. That woulda been epic to watch.

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    Dam...glad yer OK after that. I average 1 wreck about every 1.3 hours of riding...some worse than others.

    Just got back on the bike after being off all summer with a broken clavicle.
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    Here's the same trail, but I made it to the bottom this time....

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    ^ Cool! ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy View Post
    Ouch! That's why I only own cheap SRAM X7. Ironically, knock on wood, I've never broken a derailleur or hanger yet.
    And you won't unless you ever start running XO or XTR stuff. You familiar with a legislator goes buy the name of Murphy?
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    Guess I need to buy a camera.

    Wait, no, I haven't been on my MTB in like 2 years, and rail trail rides just aren't that exciting terrain-wise unless you're interested in crop tours.... Though I have had several almost "run-ins" with the local wildlife this summer.

    However it is neat to see the varied terrains people are riding. Some I wouldn't hesitate to fly through on my cross bike and others I'd be all freaked out even on a full suspenion tank.

    This thread has ALMOST made me want to buy a new MTB next spring.
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    Nice job netwurker. Just out of my curiosity, is that fork a Lyrik?

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    So I need a new front der. Not sure how it happened, but the cage on mine broke. Could have happened anytime between my first half-drunk night ride a couple of weeks ago, til I was loading the bike to go on last weekend's sh!tfaced night ride. It still shifts, but its sloppy, and even though I spend most of my time in the middle ring it clatters when i go high or low on the rear. Im thinkin SLX should do me fine, just need to start price shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Anyone decorating their bike for the holiday season? I just received my order for a short strand of 10 LED lit icicles powered by 2 AA batteries! I'll probably wrap it around the rails of my saddle and string the rest on down the seat post.
    Not my mtb, but one of my around-town bikes. MTB would be pointless, as nobody would see it on my daytime trail rides. I'd also be concerned about the wiring for the lights getting caught on branches.

    I just bought another solar and rechargeable battery powered set of multi-colored LEDs, plus a 4-AA battery powered set of color changing iced balls (), so now I'm all ready for the annual NightBright BikeParade in December.

    I already have a set of deep blue solar/battery lights running around the top of the rear basket on one of my around-town trikes. People love those lights, and they were only $9.99 at Target a couple days before Christmas last year.

    I also have my non-traditional bike flasher colors that I put in some formerly green or white lights recently-pink, purple, turquoise, and blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Climbing, I tend to be toward the back of the pack, descending definitely well into the front.
    That would be me! I almost always suck on the leaderboards for climbs, but I do much better on steep descents (must be the MTB part of me ). I'm only 150 lbs, but that's 20-30 pounds more than I should weigh at 5' 4".

    I have two QOMs on steep, rough, windy road descents. The only climbing QOMs I have are on roads and trails that very few women have ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Nice job netwurker. Just out of my curiosity, is that fork a Lyrik?
    Yes, with the DH damper...it's awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    That would be me! I almost always suck on the leaderboards for climbs, but I do much better on steep descents (must be the MTB part of me ). I'm only 150 lbs, but that's 20-30 pounds more than I should weigh at 5' 4".
    You're 163cm ? Someone's pretty petite
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    You're 163cm ? Someone's pretty petite
    Actually, 5' 4" is average height for a female. Now if I could just get down to climbing weight!

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    hmm well third times a charm right? gonna give a night ride a go tonight, but this time i am gonna be on a familiar trail, and NOT gonna be wasted.

    why do i feel like i already posted this? lol (yes, i am sober right now...haha)
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    Friday night shitshow tonight! we'll have to trade stories Terry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    Actually, 5' 4" is average height for a female. Now if I could just get down to climbing weight!
    Hmm, now that you said it ( and i verified ) you're are quite correct which implies that i like surrounded by tall women
    Now i'm ashamed that i'm almost 10cm taller than you and yet weight less, gotta put some weight in these bones
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    haha i have a trail work day tomorrow followed by a closing shift at work... dont think im gonna get wrecked, and wreck (again.) one never knows though...i was planning a chill solo ride, but a couple of guys know about it so i may have unexpected company- the same company that i was with last weekend when things went south in a hurry.

    i tried to tell them i dont drink whiskey for a reason...but they didnt listen and insisted. some things can never be unseen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    Now i'm ashamed that i'm almost 10cm taller than you and yet weight less, gotta put some weight in these bones
    You've got a climber's build . If you're healthy and you're not losing muscle, I wouldn't change a thing. You're probably pretty good on the uphills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    Friday night shitshow tonight! we'll have to trade stories Terry!
    Save some energy for tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    hmm well third times a charm right? gonna give a night ride a go tonight, but this time i am gonna be on a familiar trail, and NOT gonna be wasted.

    why do i feel like i already posted this? lol (yes, i am sober right now...haha)
    You already replaced your broken FD???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    Friday night shitshow tonight! we'll have to trade stories Terry!
    Please post pics and narrate....

    EDIT: Actually, no. Record with your vid cam, whatever you're doing, wherever you are. Vid clips don't necessarily have to be from on a bike do they???

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    You've got a climber's build . If you're healthy and you're not losing muscle, I wouldn't change a thing. You're probably pretty good on the uphills.
    Is that your polite way of calling me a skinny ass ?

    Nah i really have to put some weight, i'm currently @62kg ( ~137lbs for you yanks ) for 172cm ( ~5'8'' ), so not much meat in these bones ! My current goal ( for 2013 that is ) is to build up at least 15lbs more, muscle of course and no body fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    Nah i really have to put some weight, i'm currently @62kg ( ~137lbs for you yanks ) for 172cm ( ~5'8'' ), so not much meat in these bones ! My current goal ( for 2013 that is ) is to build up at least 15lbs more, muscle of course and no body fat.
    Body fat is underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Please post pics and narrate....

    EDIT: Actually, no. Record with your vid cam, whatever you're doing, wherever you are. Vid clips don't necessarily have to be from on a bike do they???
    i plan to not get nearly as bad last time. i was hurtin pretty bad, and i have a decent sized ride tomorrow morning.
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    Agreed, no need to get obliterated...just "happy". You'll remember to record or snap pics that way, too.

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    Platypus for the win. I love their stuff.

    I'm the same height as you FreightTrain. I weigh 130lbs (~60kg) and I hunk like two or three pounds of that is hair.
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    I am surprised to see this completely OC thread for the OC forum going totally OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I hunk like two or three pounds of that is hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    I am surprised to see this completely OC thread for the OC forum going totally OC.
    Stranger things haven't happened here before...

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    ****. I never catch those. My phone always changes think to hunk when I type too fast. Lame phone is lame.

    I'm planning on riding tommorow. I'll take pictures now that I can post the damn things. Prepare for trail picture inundation. To get this back on singletrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    ****. I never catch those. My phone always changes think to hunk when I type too fast. Lame phone is lame.

    I'm planning on riding tommorow. I'll take pictures now that I can post the damn things. Prepare for trail picture inundation. To get this back on singletrack.
    Looking forward to it!

    I'm riding with OO7 and maybe PerfectZero and maybe JimN on Sunday. I will record some ST footage and post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Looking forward to it!

    I'm riding with OO7 and maybe PerfectZero and maybe JimN on Sunday. I will record some ST footage and post it here.
    I am riding with Nicole tomorrow. Wish her luck.

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    i wish YOU luck. you'll probably have to be standing with awkward strangers waiting for me to catch up. there will be another forum member there though
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    hawg- i did not replace the front der yet. it still works, but lets just say its not reliable enough to race with, or go on an epic ride with. now, that said- i got a really freakin sweet deal from the lbs on the light i demoed from them last weekend on the drunkfest ride...so sweet of a deal, that i bought a new XT front der from them tonight as well. Basically, I got the front der for 20 bucks, after the fat discount i got on the light. havent installed it yet but i think im gonna do that after I have some dinner.



    the light is pretty kickass, although i really would like a lot more than 650 lumens. I've used it on the bars, and on the helmet, and honestly I want one on each. My eyes aint the greatest as it is, and at night I have some depth perception issues, so the extra light would really be a big help- especially while im getting a feel for the night riding thing.

    The derailleur, well... like I said I got such a sweet deal on the package, I couldnt turn it down. I wanted to just get an SLX, but they would have had to order it, and then I wouldnt have gotten the deal I did.

    And I actually had a really good ride, being sober and all no major issues, aside from my rear tire burping on me yet again. better than the front tire anyhow since THAT caused a painful otb. dunno wtf is up with my tires and wheels combo but for both of them being true UST (Mavic 819s with Maxxis Ignitors), i am having no end of bead popping issues. literally every single time ive ridden them since going tubeless, one or the other tire will pop a bead and burp or go completely flat on me no matter how high or low the pressure is. i had 35 in the rear and 38 in the front tonight- yeah i know its a ton of air, and yeah it rode hard as hell, but i am trying desperately to find a pressure range that will actually keep the fvckin tire seated and not blow off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i wish YOU luck. you'll probably have to be standing with awkward strangers waiting for me to catch up. there will be another forum member there though
    Uh oh, there will be witnesses. You will be fine, I am going to be the slug of the day.

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    Great deal Terry!

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    Riding with Nicole...What a perk!

    Especially after watching her videos - girl ain't afraid to tackle the sketch-n-gnar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    hawg- i did not replace the front der yet. it still works, but lets just say its not reliable enough to race with, or go on an epic ride with. now, that said- i got a really freakin sweet deal from the lbs on the light i demoed from them last weekend on the drunkfest ride...so sweet of a deal, that i bought a new XT front der from them tonight as well. Basically, I got the front der for 20 bucks, after the fat discount i got on the light. havent installed it yet but i think im gonna do that after I have some dinner.



    the light is pretty kickass, although i really would like a lot more than 650 lumens. I've used it on the bars, and on the helmet, and honestly I want one on each. My eyes aint the greatest as it is, and at night I have some depth perception issues, so the extra light would really be a big help- especially while im getting a feel for the night riding thing.

    The derailleur, well... like I said I got such a sweet deal on the package, I couldnt turn it down. I wanted to just get an SLX, but they would have had to order it, and then I wouldnt have gotten the deal I did.

    And I actually had a really good ride, being sober and all no major issues, aside from my rear tire burping on me yet again. better than the front tire anyhow since THAT caused a painful otb. dunno wtf is up with my tires and wheels combo but for both of them being true UST (Mavic 819s with Maxxis Ignitors), i am having no end of bead popping issues. literally every single time ive ridden them since going tubeless, one or the other tire will pop a bead and burp or go completely flat on me no matter how high or low the pressure is. i had 35 in the rear and 38 in the front tonight- yeah i know its a ton of air, and yeah it rode hard as hell, but i am trying desperately to find a pressure range that will actually keep the fvckin tire seated and not blow off.
    If memory serves, you're kind of a tall fellow? What tire pressures have you tried with failing results in the past so far?

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    Sweet deal BT. I would post those pics of my tires ambassadorhawg but they aren't installed. Also my LBS has a sale on a Tarmac Elite Mid-Compact 2012 for 1700 out the door. Just can't get over the ghey color scheme and how many times it says Specialized on it. Which totals eight.

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    Nice light big t. I find my 600 NiteRider adequate for most rides, but always thought a helmet light would be a nice supplement. I have also a MiNewt cordless, very similar in weight and size to your 650, and I find it a bit too heavy for my liking for a helmet light. My new Ayups are extremely light and helmet friendly, but I find that the spot really washes out trail detail. When I get my NR back from being repaired, I may go back to that for my bars and try my flood Ayup on my helmet.

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    Thanks man. It's a really good light and a lot of people used it solo the past 2 weekends, but I am thinking another one of those would do me a solid.

    As far as derailleurs go, this...



    Became this...



    Had to do almost no limit adjustment to get it dialed. Not really a fan of the dual-pull setup, since I have a top pull setup and for it to work with the 771 derailleur, my cable is swung out to the side. I'm sure it'll be fine, just gonna take some getting used to.

    For the record, and im sure this is no secret- a Leatherman sucks the fat veiny one for cutting cable.

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    How do you like them AKA cranks BT? I like mine quite a bit.

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    man, they are super light (compared to the stock boat anchor I had) and really stiff, plus they shift so much smoother too. no question it was a major performance increase. im glad i took your recommendation

    now i just gotta get off my ass and put the bash i was gifted, on it. i just cant for the life of me find the time to actually do it. shoulda done it when i did the front der tonight, but i didnt have the energy to pull the crank off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    If memory serves, you're kind of a tall fellow? What tire pressures have you tried with failing results in the past so far?
    im 6-4, and i hover between 230-235 naked. I started running them in the 20s but I could feel the sidewalls flexing so bad it was nervewracking...then the rear blew on me and thats when I jumped back into the 30s. been going up a few pounds at a time and still no luck keeping the bead seated. these are the only tires i have run tubeless on these wheels; the guy i got the wheels from is an inch taller and about 30 pounds heavier than me, and he ran nevegals without issue (according to him.) my nevegals aren't UST though, and i dont wanna get rim strips just for the experiment.
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    BT, please tell me that you are going to pull that decal off the cage of your new and now mounted XT FD? It's really driving my inner OCD crazy!!!

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    hahahaha oh man i know all about that ocd demon...yeah im sure itll come off tomorrow pre-ride, but i aint going out and yanking it off now. i honestly forgot about it, couldnt see it in the dark once i got done putzing around. and it was annoying the sh!t out of me as i was riding around up and down the street, running through all the gears. sounded like a very muted playing card in the spokes, and at the time it was pissing me off so bad i wished i had light and my pliers to grab it right there on the street.

    OOOOOOORRRRRRR.... I could leave it and see how long it lasts- til someone elses ocd goes batsh!t and they pull it off, or til it just wears itself off in the dirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    hahahaha oh man i know all about that ocd demon...yeah im sure itll come off tomorrow pre-ride, but i aint going out and yanking it off now. i honestly forgot about it, couldnt see it in the dark once i got done putzing around. and it was annoying the sh!t out of me as i was riding around up and down the street, running through all the gears. sounded like a very muted playing card in the spokes, and at the time it was pissing me off so bad i wished i had light and my pliers to grab it right there on the street.

    OOOOOOORRRRRRR.... I could leave it and see how long it lasts- til someone elses ocd goes batsh!t and they pull it off, or til it just wears itself off in the dirt
    Dammit! I can't reach that far from here...

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    hey sti, good luck on your ride with nicole today im about to get rollin outta here for a trail work day followed by a group ride- but it appears to have rained overnight, so hard telling what shape the trail is going to be in. supposed to be in the 60s and sunny today... but i aint seein either of those right now.

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    I hope Stihacka had a good time. i wish i had my camera this time, he did a few (unintentional) spectacular moves in the form of falling off a bridge, and hitting a tree. i was sorry for him, but it looked cool!

    It figures, we were riding with serious racerbois who made us earn our next three meals. it's a climby place for sure.
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    I have little to add to Nicole's exhausting ride report. It was a very nice day to get airborne but I still do not understand who dragged that bridge from underneath my front wheel!

    A short video of the racing queen might follow soon.

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    My trail work day was pretty stellar. We had a really nice turnout of people, and despite the overnight rain the work wasnt too muddy or sloppy. I just uploaded a video that you guys just gota see but its being processed by youtube; dunno when it'll be ready, but this was the biggest WTF I have seen in my short mtb/trailbuilding career. Lets just say that the park commissioner has too much time and money, and got really creative with a bobcat (the mini-excavator kind).

    The post-work ride, however, sucked donkey schlong. Trails themselves were really sloppy here, and every uphill was a blanket of wet leaves covering a trailbed of thick peanut butter- I had to stop several times to clear the mud and leaves from everything. Hills that I normally spin right up, I had to walk. Only did half a loop before I (and everyone else) said fvck it.
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    i'm sorry T. were you guys affected by that Noreaster? we were, but it melted and dried up super quick. trails were perfect
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    Nah this is all leftovers from Sandy, believe it or not. The little bit of rain we got overnight had little to no effect at all. It's new trail, barely a year old, and with the extraordinarily dry summer we had, it made for great riding all summer- but the trail never got experience the wet, nor find ways to shed the excess. We are now finding where all the unknown drainages are, and armoring is already in the plans (as well as some re-benching), but til we can get to it we are just going to have to suck it up and get muddy, or ride elsewhere (my choice.)
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    Here's the link to the contraption that's supposed to rough cut single track. In the time it takes this thing to chop 20 feet of trail, 3 or 4 guys with hand tools can clear, bench and finish the same amount.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9v2...e_gdata_player

    Not sure what to make of it... Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    Here's the link to the contraption that's supposed to rough cut single track. In the time it takes this thing to chop 20 feet of trail, 3 or 4 guys with hand tools can clear, bench and finish the same amount.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9v2...e_gdata_player

    Not sure what to make of it... Lol

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    Looks like somebody had too much time on their hands and constructed a contraption with no user manual included.

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    Today. i hope the few forum members who happen to be in it dont mind, but hey Stihacka got to be an NHer for the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    Today. i hope the few forum members who happen to be in it dont mind, but hey Stihacka got to be an NHer for the day!

    Are you all riding where there is active hunting?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    yes. we even passed one, and he wasnt happy, but come on, it was the middle of hte afternoon in a very popular mtb area.
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    Are you all riding where there is active hunting?
    Yep. Met a few guys with bows and one with a rifle or shotgun. We blasted past him and he looked pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Yep. Met a few guys with bows and one with a rifle or shotgun. We blasted past him and he looked pissed.
    I hate passing through those areas, specially since - at least here - most shooters are arseholes. Some of them even find it funny shooting near our general direction, one time i was riding solo and one of them decided it would be funny to shoot over my head.

    Fortunately i saw where it came from and decided to wait near their car since i came by car to the trail myself and i've seen them before in the area, he was a bit surprised i was there waiting and proceeded to tell him "see that gear on my car ? next time lets see if you think it's funny to see a 9mm round flying over your head ....". ( I have a sports shooting licence and was heading to the range after the ride so i had the gear in my car trunk ).

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    yes. we even passed one, and he wasnt happy, but come on, it was the middle of hte afternoon in a very popular mtb area.
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    Yep. Met a few guys with bows and one with a rifle or shotgun. We blasted past him and he looked pissed.
    why is the DFG issuing permits for these areas??
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Many places around here are popular with hunting and MTB. but the trails are getting more popular with hikers and bikers. i understand the hunters are "allowed" but i dont see why they'd even bother. Not only that, but there are housing developments pretty close by. this particular hunter we passed was within a few hundred yards of a neighborhood
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    why is the DFG issuing permits for these areas??
    I beg your pardon? In New Hampshire, it's called the NHFGD (New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    I beg your pardon? In New Hampshire, it's called the NHFGD (New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept).

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    After today's tree clipfest I came to the conclusion that my wide handlebar experiment has failed. One of Nicole's best moments of entertainment was me high speed clipping a young tree with the tip of my bar and instant front wheel washout followed by a precisely executed bail + tuck'n'roll and landing ten feet from bike unscathed. I am quite good at bailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    .. I am quite good at bailing.
    I need to bring you along for when I go fishing in my rickety canoe!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    it was a lot of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    I need to bring you along for when I go fishing in my rickety canoe!
    for highdelll:

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    did a little bit of landscaping on the hisenda





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    it's coming, still a bit of shaping to be done by hand...



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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    Here's the link to the contraption that's supposed to rough cut single track. In the time it takes this thing to chop 20 feet of trail, 3 or 4 guys with hand tools can clear, bench and finish the same amount.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9v2...e_gdata_player

    Not sure what to make of it... Lol

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    One of the nicest days of the year and I'm the only one to show up for the weekly Sunday group ride so far. We're supposed to roll out in ten minutes. I've already got 20mi in and when I leave here at two to ride I'll do six or so more trail and then the ride to the restaurant and then the 12mi home. I'll post pictures when I get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    One of the nicest days of the year and I'm the only one to show up for the weekly Sunday group ride so far. We're supposed to roll out in ten minutes. I've already got 20mi in and when I leave here at two to ride I'll do six or so more trail and then the ride to the restaurant and then the 12mi home. I'll post pictures when I get home.
    Since the time changed, they all went an hour earlier - and just didn't tell you
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    @ninja- I think that is the effect they were hoping for, but in reality it really doesnt work all that well at all. best case scenario would be on relatively flat ground with minimal rocks and roots in the way, in dry conditions- absolutely none of which are in play around here, especially now (during trail-building season.) I heard that the park commissioner got the idea for that from some trailbuilders out west, but nevertheless the terrain is vastly different in the woods of the midwest.
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    The things you see when you don't have a bike...

    So my lady invites me to Niagara Falls for the weekend.
    I can't take my bike because her husband needs the van.

    I'm walking around Niagara Falls and I see this.
    The &quot;all about bikes only thread&quot; in the &quot;no bike discussion&quot; forum page-crashed1.jpg

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    Then I see this.

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    Hmmm......
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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    @ninja- I think that is the effect they were hoping for, but in reality it really doesnt work all that well at all. best case scenario would be on relatively flat ground with minimal rocks and roots in the way, in dry conditions- absolutely none of which are in play around here, especially now (during trail-building season.) I heard that the park commissioner got the idea for that from some trailbuilders out west, but nevertheless the terrain is vastly different in the woods of the midwest.
    You were right, if the 4 guys standing around the machine grabbed a McLeod, they'd get a lot more done.
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    And so, on the (likely) last stellar riding day of the year, I have to go to work...when the crew is out riding at one of my favorite trails. I did get out and get a lap in, but didnt have time to squeeze a second lap because I had to get home and get ready to go to work. Cookout, beveraging, good times with the gang- all shot in the nuts because of work tonight. Its the one trail in the area that has suffered the least, and recovered the best, from Sandy.

    And to top it off, with all the people that made it out to ride today, I barely saw anyone at all out on the trail. I suppose that speaks to how much better shape I am in after a full season of riding, in that I didnt get passed once- a stellar achievement in my book- but at the same time it kinda sucked because I had an epic dismount on a new bermed downhill section, completely over the bars and a total flip with a landing on my back... and no one was around to witness it. These things happen regularly to me when I pin it in the fun stuff, but there is almost always at least one witness to the carnage. Not today, I am sad to say.

    Nevertheless with temps pushing 70, I couldnt have asked for a better day to ride. And wonder of wonders, I didnt flat- and I even dropped the air pressure in both front and rear. I should go buy a lottery ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    You were right, if the 4 guys standing around the machine grabbed a McLeod, they'd get a lot more done.
    That was the contraption's maiden voyage so understandably there was a bit of rubbernecking to be had, but for the most part everyone did their fair share of handwork. I know I did, and there were a group of guys that were doing nothing but hauling stone to make a couple of features. Most of us took a break to watch the show with the bobcat contraption though. But yeah, my little group of 5 blasted out a hell of a lot more trail than that thing managed to in a hell of a lot less time. Kinda brought to mind the old John Henry story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    So my lady invites me to Niagara Falls for the weekend.
    I can't take my bike because her husband needs the van.
    Wait ... what ?!
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    How are we getting mid day spam? Fvcking Russian bastages.

    Sent from somewhere not sitting on my ass in front of the computer.
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    Mid day ? Around here is almost end day. Plus those Ruskies don't sleep, they just drink vodka and eat caviar all day.
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    Here is some more spam for ya a.k.a. the trail fury caught in the act!

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    ^^^ I knew it was you speaking because of your accent
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    ^^^ I knew it was you speaking because of your accent
    Everyone loves my accent.... except for me!

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    Yes, Sti has a very fun accent. and i do mean "fun" not funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Everyone loves my accent.... except for me!
    I just found it funny because you sounded exactly like some fellas I met and chatted when I went to a shooting competition in Vrchbela two years ago. Your accent while speaking English is the same as theirs
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    I just found it funny because you sounded exactly like some fellas I met and chatted when I went to a shooting competition in Vrchbela two years ago. Your accent while speaking English is the same as theirs
    You mean Vrchlabi? Yeah, accent is a biatch. I know a fellow Czech who lives next door since 1968 and his accent is as heavy as mine.

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    it's actually kind of dreamy. (not trying to be a creep here, i say that in the most platonic way possible )
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    Wait ... what ?!
    What? Niagara Falls... it's in the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The Niagara River is the border between New York State, USA and Ontario, Canada.

    The girlfriend's husband thing? That's a very long story. He's a heck of a nice guy. He rode his motorcycle 20 miles to work in the rain for a week so I could use his car to get to work.
    She still lives with him. It's her house too.
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    Heh, that was a good one Nicole, I owe you one now!

    It was a fun ride and Nic shreds it on her 29er (I could not believe they can make them 29ers so tiny). There was a guy on a single speed rigid Karate Monkey there who stole the show though.

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    many were too tough to admit it, but i think most of us were havin a rough time. especially the SSer with drop bars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    What? Niagara Falls... it's in the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The Niagara River is the border between New York State, USA and Ontario, Canada.
    An advice for all strangers who would want to come visit Niagara Falls: Don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    You mean Vrchlabi? Yeah, accent is a biatch. I know a fellow Czech who lives next door since 1968 and his accent is as heavy as mine.
    I knew it by that name, Vrchbela Map | Czech Republic Google Satellite Maps, it took a couple hours drive to get there from Prague, never seen so many Skodas in my life

    Sweet ass woods there, we got lost in them one night and it was the blackest forest I've been to even though it was full moon that night, fortunately I had my phone with me and was smart enough to save the starting point in the GPS.
    One afternoon and I found dozens of old mortar shells, hundreds of old gas masks, spent rifle shells, tanks tracks...

    Yeah Trail Ninja, and that gf husband deal was a bit confusing tbh.
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    Today had to be one of those rare, almost perfect rides; even with an OTB, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the beginning.

    I woke up this morning at 07:19 for no good reason, farted around on the Internet for a bit and decided to make some food. I was trying to waste time because the group ride I was to participate in didn't start until 14:00 and even though I was going to get some solo miles in, if I left too early I would have been spent before the ride so I was dragging ass even though I was itching to get on the bike. Made some asparagus and got ready to ride. Still was to early so I wen to the coffee shop and had a bagel and coffee. Close enough so I headed out. This picture is from the closes trail to me at a mere 7mi from my house. Even bough you can't quite tell, where the high color and washed out color line is, that's a drop off of like 20+ feet.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtgrub/8177271628/" title="Untitled by Dirtgrub, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8177271628_0e8214061c.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="Untitled"></a>
    This trail is never ridden by anyone but me so it's hard to find the trail sometimes if I don't ride it for a week or two. I lost the trail a few times but knew the general area of where it should be so I crashed through the underbrush and made my own trail when I couldn't find it. Did a bunch of impromptu log-overs and little jumps. All told I think I got about 7-8mi out of the trail then it was on to the trail in this picture:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtgrub/8177243293/" title="Untitled by Dirtgrub, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8177243293_9cee64168e.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="Untitled"></a>
    This trail is a connector trail and is only a mile long running beside a major highway. It's fun and has a lot of tough technical, sustained climbs. I used to hate it but the more I ride it and get familiar with it, the more I like it. I don't even really consider it a trail though, just a fun cut through the Woods to get to the other trails. After this trail I arrived at the meet-up spot and realized I was an hour early; thought about it and decided instead of two beers I was going to get a quick ride in on a close by trail. Where the OTB happened. I was feeling awesome and there's a fast downhill section that is one of the few without a tight turn at the bottom, but there's a jump. I was feeling great at this point, not even close to being winded and it felt right so I hit the jump. I then proceeded to not pull enough on the bars as I didn't think I would need to launch that high, nose dive. I tumbled spectacularly. but came out none worse for the wear, despite the jarring my noggin took and the cuts my elbow sustained. I skipped a large portion of the trail so I could get back to the meetip spot on time. Only did about 3-4mi on this go 'round. Which leads to this picture:

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    This is on a section of the jump trail I had skipped on the first lap. It's one of my favorite features. You come from the far side and end on the skinny part. This trail is about 6-7mi long when you do all of it. On the group ride one group went a different way to a different trail. Me and one other person rode this trail. I had originally planned on heading back to he meet spot after doing this one but, when we dumped out at the road that has the other area trails, I felt I could do the "kiddie trail". That's what I call the only sanctioned trail in the are since it's buff and not much elevation gain/loss. Even the "hard" parts are bart more than intermediate. We rode the whole outside loop counterclockwise which netted us 9mi or so. Then, back to the restaurant for buffet and beer. Since the post ride buffet was pork something or other, I ordered a veggie burger. I still felt like I could have done another 6-8mi of trail but needed to save something to get home.

    After food, beer and ******** session, I rode the 11mi home where I showered and prepared dinner which is currently simmering on the stove. I never really considered myself an endurance cyclist, just someone who enjoyed long ass rides, after today's amazing ride and the fact I could, right now, go for another ride I am happy to consider myself in that group that are endurance cyclists. All told, I am somewhere around +/-44mi.
    Last edited by monzie; 11-11-2012 at 07:08 PM.
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