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    All About Bikes, Vol. 7

    We've outgrown yet another chapter in the bike threads saga. Great work everyone! Let's continue here...

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    Like a ninja . . . 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Like a ninja . . . 1st.
    Indeed. I tried. I really did. Now, I don't have anything to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Like a ninja . . . 1st.


    Winner, winner, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner!

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    All About Bikes, Vol. 7

    I'm first to post bike porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Indeed. I tried. I really did. Now, I don't have anything to add.
    Sloppy seconds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Indeed. I tried. I really did. Now, I don't have anything to add.
    Well, keep in mind that I am a secret agent, so odds really weren't in your favor. Though I'm sure you'll make far more and better contributions to this thread than I. I mostly just lurk in the shadows

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    Winner, winner, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner!
    Plenty of those 'round these parts too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm first to post bike porn.

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    Oh, yes. The last topic was about fatties. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Plenty of those 'round these parts too!
    Yes, I thought that would be fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, yes. The last topic was about fatties. Carry on.
    Imagine what San Diego would say if we rolled into town
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    I'm gonna hit a spot I the high desert tomorrow that would be perfect for fat biking due to the generous amounts of deep sugar sand. If it's not too terribly sandy, I may drag GS out there next Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
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    2nd guy from the right would be cool.
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    You guys should chill out. Take some weeds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
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    Are you referring to the multi-sock troll? He'd think he'd died and gone to heaven.

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    been out and about...


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    First multi-bike porn pic post.

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    My goddamn Comcast Infinity thingy has been down for the past hour or so. I've been piddling about and now we have a whole new bike thread.

    I was just starting to have problems with 6 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    My goddamn Comcast Infinity thingy has been down for the past hour or so. I've been piddling about and now we have a whole new bike thread.

    I was just starting to have problems with 6 as well.
    Late to the party, but always invited...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Late to the party, but always invited...
    Lol, I'm always the last to know.
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    Hi Judy! BRRRR.

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    give me a shout when you are in Toronto Hawg... open invitation
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    give me a shout when you are in Toronto Hawg... open invitation
    Wow, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    2nd guy from the right would be cool.
    Indeed. That's known as a fat bike that has undergone a gastric bypass surgery. Such a procedure is known to cure diabetes and trail anxiety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Indeed. That's known as a fat bike that has undergone a gastric bypass surgery. Such a procedure is known to cure diabetes and trail anxiety.
    I would have thought just the opposite while trekking through snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I would have thought just the opposite while trekking through snow.
    The trail was packed and hardened with butt freezing temperatures. You could have ridden TGM on the trail that day. Today, not so much. We had our first blizzard!*








    *First to mention weather!

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    Okay....
    First I gotta post this video... because it's kind of funny and he has a nbetter camera angle. Mine was just a bit high.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NF11YsoIxMI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Now mine.
    <iframe width='500' height='281' src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/embed/392732/?colors=C80000' allowfullscreen frameborder='0'></iframe>

    Now for a professional cut:
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SiUdmJvqS_c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    No ride for me tonight, but last night, 21.7 miles, 12.2 mph avg. speed. All on the Joker with platform pedals.

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    Fat bike overdosed, 3 days of a fat bike lunatic to this. A breath of fresh air. Great photos Hawg and Net that fat bike group shot would put the San Diego looney tune fat biker into cardiac arrest. That's all I've got other than thank you the OC crew and cheers to another great riding year and sitting around the campfire [this thread] telling tall tales and great riding experiences.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Okay....
    First I gotta post this video... because it's kind of funny and he has a nbetter camera angle. Mine was just a bit high.

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    Now mine.
    <iframe width='500' height='281' src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/embed/392732/?colors=C80000' allowfullscreen frameborder='0'></iframe>

    Now for a professional cut:
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SiUdmJvqS_c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Good stuff!

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    Perfect timing, yesterday after work I went to a "new" location place called Del Valle Resv. on my way home from work, back roads.
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    Huge network of single track mixed with pathway "roads" horses and hikers and COWSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    Good long hill climbs and lots of speedy down hill...

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    New thread, new bike, new year.
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    ^ It's all new for you.

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    I can't imagine riding around Cacti, Hawg. I would be the first to crash into them.

    Burt, where are you from? Your area looks very similar to mine. Is that VA?
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    New thread, new bike, new year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^ It's all new for you.
    It'll feel like the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Perfect timing, yesterday after work I went to a "new" location place called Del Valle Resv. on my way home from work, back roads.
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    Huge network of single track mixed with pathway "roads" horses and hikers and COWSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    Good long hill climbs and lots of speedy down hill...

    Have a great weekend!!!
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    Burt, if you make that your regular commute then I nominate yours as the best, hands down.
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    A day late and two pages short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    A day late and two pages short.
    And a tad under the weather.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Okay....
    First I gotta post this video... because it's kind of funny and he has a nbetter camera angle. Mine was just a bit high.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NF11YsoIxMI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Now mine.
    <iframe width='500' height='281' src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/embed/392732/?colors=C80000' allowfullscreen frameborder='0'></iframe>

    Now for a professional cut:
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SiUdmJvqS_c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Great trail, US....looks like they made the most out of one of those areas of clear-cut. I like that.

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    Subscribed.. Nothing to add yet. Kind of miss the Napolean fatbike dude's ranting. Been a bit bored without his drama.

    I did try to surf the Mexico thread to see if it has anything interesting but my Spanish is way too rusty for that.

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    I just visited vol. 6 to see what I missed. Katz and B&F, I hope you got some video of your fun out there.

    SS- That tool works great on removing large tree stumps. I normally use a rogue hoe on most stuff and bring out the tool you have for the larger projects. It's heavier to carry, but it sure does work.

    Understater, in the crash it looked like your front tire refused to hook up. You were cruising along and then you were down. I also enjoyed the Hitler vid. I bet you do have some bad crashes there in some blind corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I can't imagine riding around Cacti, Hawg. I would be the first to crash into them.

    Burt, where are you from? Your area looks very similar to mine. Is that VA?
    If you ever make it to Tucson, Rod, you owe it to yourself to go ride a little trail system on the S.E. corner of town called "Fantasy Island". TONS of singletrack weaving between 3' high walls of fine-nbeedled cholla. It's a trip, even for an old cactii hand like myself. I love that trail system. It's perfect on a single speed.

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    Another thread that I will follow and add absolutely nothing to.

    Not a "Fatbiker" but a "Fat" Biker, can I still follow?

    Happy New Years Everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBSURFDAD View Post
    Another thread that I will follow and add absolutely nothing to.

    Not a "Fatbiker" but a "Fat" Biker, can I still follow?

    Happy New Years Everybody.

    HBSURFDAD
    All are welcome here, no matter their girth, wheel size, taste, or warped sense of humor.

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    All About Bikes, Vol. 7

    My weekend campout was canceled so I'm looking at a clear calendar for the weekend. The only issue is my knee is hurting. This has caused my calf to hurt. I think I'll be able to suck it up for a ride or two this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    All are welcome here, no matter their girth, wheel size, taste, or warped sense of humor.

    Right now, I'm going to drag my phat azz to ride before MN tazes us with another icy fart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    New thread, new bike, new year.
    gotta be lovin your new Tr.!

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    The shock spring should be here in a couple of hours...first real ride on it tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    If you ever make it to Tucson, Rod, you owe it to yourself to go ride a little trail system on the S.E. corner of town called "Fantasy Island". TONS of singletrack weaving between 3' high walls of fine-nbeedled cholla. It's a trip, even for an old cactii hand like myself. I love that trail system. It's perfect on a single speed.
    If I ever make it out west, you and everyone else, will know about it. I'll be wanting tips on where to go, what bike to bring, and where to eat. I'm hoping I can hit up San Francisco for work this summer, but I have no idea if I'll be getting on a bike. I sure hope sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    The shock spring should be here in a couple of hours...first real ride on it tomorrow!
    very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I can't imagine riding around Cacti, Hawg. I would be the first to crash into them.

    Burt, where are you from? Your area looks very similar to mine. Is that VA?
    No, it is Livermore, California
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Burt, if you make that your regular commute then I nominate yours as the best, hands down.
    hahaha well I commute in my car. SO the commute it self sucks bigtime!! Then on Thursday I ride after work. I have several spots to choose from.
    But yes, if I do that place every week I will be back in shape in no time :-)
    Lots of slow grind back up to the top...super fast at the start.
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    Re: All About Bikes, Vol. 7

    Today this is VA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Understater, in the crash it looked like your front tire refused to hook up. You were cruising along and then you were down. I also enjoyed the Hitler vid. I bet you do have some bad crashes there in some blind corners.
    That Hitler video was from Australia. All the trails I've posted videos of are one way. No worries about yielding to uphill riders, cause there aren't any.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    That Hitler video was from Australia. All the trails I've posted videos of are one way. No worries about yielding to uphill riders, cause there aren't any.
    Yours is indeed an advanced civilization, US....

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    The shock spring should be here in a couple of hours...first real ride on it tomorrow!
    Boing! Did you get one of those Cane Creek jobbers? If they would have made a damper reduction, not a lockout, on my Cane Creek Coil and oil, I would have kept it on my Niner WFO. Hands down, the smoothest, most butter like rear suspender I have ever had on a mountain bike, but it was heavy and robbed you when climbing with it.

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    It's a FOX shock....a DHX/RC4 coil shock.

    I ordered a heavier spring, as the the stock spring was way too lite for me.
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    Got some new riding shades in the mail today that I bought off of Chainlove.com last week for $25. They came with 3 different lenses including clear for night riding. My Oakleys are too dark for anything but sunny days and they fog up too easily (not riding Oakleys). These Tifosi's have vents in the lenses and on the arms.

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    Understater, very nice videos, use usual. Looks like a real fun ride.

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    Nice shades, Gordon.

    My spring just showed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Got some new riding shades in the mail today that I bought off of Chainlove.com last week for $25. They came with 3 different lenses including clear for night riding. My Oakleys are too dark for anything but sunny days and they fog up too easily (not riding Oakleys). These Tifosi's have vents in the lenses and on the arms.

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    Looks good. Too bad I don't have a nose. Those would be resting on my cheeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Got some new riding shades in the mail today that I bought off of Chainlove.com last week for $25. They came with 3 different lenses including clear for night riding. My Oakleys are too dark for anything but sunny days and they fog up too easily (not riding Oakleys). These Tifosi's have vents in the lenses and on the arms.

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    That looks like a steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Got some new riding shades in the mail today that I bought off of Chainlove.com last week for $25. They came with 3 different lenses including clear for night riding. My Oakleys are too dark for anything but sunny days and they fog up too easily (not riding Oakleys). These Tifosi's have vents in the lenses and on the arms.

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    Sweet! I've got some Rudy Projects that have the same removable lenses. They came with 4 sets of different lenses just like yours. I put the amber ones in and they work with all light conditions. They work great for seeing shadows in the chunk. The smokey lens is too dark for me. And a blue one as well. The clear are for night riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Looks good. Too bad I don't have a nose. Those would be resting on my cheeks.
    Funny you say that, they definitely fit close to my face but I think that's the intent of the design. For $25 I figured what the hell.. They are super light and feel like nothing is there while on so I am curious to see how comfortable they are on the trail. If they don't fog up I'll be stoked since so far they feel comfy to wear.

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    These should work for you, B&F.

    Can you give us a hand, Net??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    These should work for you, B&F.

    Can you give us a hand, Net??

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    I'll also need a source photo with the face at the same angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I'll also need a source photo with the face at the same angle.
    Tried a Google search but didn't have much luck. Who would have ever guessed that there's not many hits for "somewhat short world class Asian fisherman looking from a 45 degree angle".

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    Well, we can always do this:
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    Lucky you couldn't spell my last name because too much stuff comes up when you actually google me! HA HA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Tried a Google search but didn't have much luck. Who would have ever guessed that there's not many hits for "somewhat short world class Asian fisherman looking from a 45 degree angle".

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    Decisions decisions.
    It is -5F now at 8 am. Fatbike group ride is at 10. The temp is expected to be about 4 then. The thought going through my head is that it is supposed to be 12 this afternoon. Should I stay or should I go????
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    I'll pass. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Lucky you couldn't spell my last name because too much stuff comes up when you actually google me! HA HA!
    Ironically, I can, I have, and even with all of your accomplishments not withstanding, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you. The same goes for everybody else here in the OC. If I ever offend anybody, or appear to demeanor anybody, it is purely unintentional and simply the product of an accidentally misguided attempt at wiseassery.

    With that being said,

    Excellent job Net, I knew that we could count on you. Striking resemblance.

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    Well, we can always do this:
    Weather kind of sucks today, looking like rain, and I'm coming off the tail end of a slight bought with the flu. Gotta throw a new DHF on the Prime, then depending on the weather either Jeeping today and mtbing tomorrow, or the other way around.

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    Fat biking won out. I see 5 others that are either fools like me or hardened fat bikers. I seem to have left my sun glasses at home. My fingers are crossed that my eye don't freeze
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    ^ Or maybe eyes crossed - fingers frozen.
    My inner Norwegian says go, but my still frozen toes say wait until the temp hits 20.

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    Fat biking won out. I see 5 others that are either fools like me or hardened fat bikers. I seem to have left my sun glasses at home. My fingers are crossed that my eye don't freeze
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Ironically, I can, I have, and even with all of your accomplishments not withstanding, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you. The same goes for everybody else here in the OC. If I ever offend anybody, or appear to demeanor anybody, it is purely unintentional and simply the product of an accidentally misguided attempt at wiseassery.

    With that being said,

    Excellent job Net, I knew that we could count on you. Striking resemblance.



    Weather kind of sucks today, looking like rain, and I'm coming off the tail end of a slight bought with the flu. Gotta throw a new DHF on the Prime, then depending on the weather either Jeeping today and mtbing tomorrow, or the other way around.
    I love your sense of humor Opti. Nothing you say or do will ever upset me. I'm Asian, I have no feelings. Gloomy here today too. Don't think I'm going to get motivated enough to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Ironically, I can, I have, and even with all of your accomplishments not withstanding, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you. The same goes for everybody else here in the OC. If I ever offend anybody, or appear to demeanor anybody, it is purely unintentional and simply the product of an accidentally misguided attempt at wiseassery.

    With that being said,

    Excellent job Net, I knew that we could count on you. Striking resemblance.



    Weather kind of sucks today, looking like rain, and I'm coming off the tail end of a slight bought with the flu. Gotta throw a new DHF on the Prime, then depending on the weather either Jeeping today and mtbing tomorrow, or the other way around.
    Tire question for you, Opti, or anybody else here that rides chunky stuff.

    How's the Maxxis Minion 2.5 F in kevlar bead and EXO casing? As you know, I'm running an Ardent in 2.4 for my front tire, but the Joker, with it's Lyrik 170mm fork, is asking for wider grippier yet.

    So this will be on the front, with I dunno what on the rear. The front matters most.

    I can pick one up on discount tomorrow. Yea, or Nay?

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    Ray, you will love it for chunk. Also, try the same tire for a rear. I run 2.5 EXO minion DHF front and rear....60a compound on the rear and 3-c compound on the front.

    Love that tire combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Ray, you will love it for chunk. Also, try the same tire for a rear. I run 2.5 EXO minion DHF front and rear....60a compound on the rear and 3-c compound on the front.

    Love that tire combo.
    I like something smaller for the back tire, so the bike will slip on the rear wheel first.......also, I need a fairly tough rubber compound, as so much of mt riding is "urban", and the sticky compounds wear out really fast on pavement.

    But thanks for the front tire-endorsement. The Ardent is good, but I want idiot-proof.
    Anybody else?

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    I love the Minions, almost as much as I love ice cream.

    You're on 26" Ray? 29" 3C DHF's are harder to find, but the EXO is still a dual compound. The 2.5 DHF is in my opinion the best tire that you can have at this point in time, sticky and tough, regardless of the compound. I have been running them on 2 bikes for 2 years now without a single issue. I was rolling a DHR on the rear of my Prime, badass by the way, and a HRII on the rear of my Paradox, less badass and wore out fast. I put a 2.3 DHF on the rear of the Paradox and like it much better than the HRII, for my terrain. Going out sometime today to put a 2.5 DHF on the rear of the Prime. The Minions are a little heavy, they roll good but you'll feel it on the climbs. When you point it into some chunk, especially downhill chunk, you'll forget all about the little extra weight. IMO, buy it. IMO, DHF fr, DHR or DHF rr. DHR is a little more of a paddle. I think there is better dry performance out of a DHF on the rear.

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    While trying to build some motivation been reading about Nicholas II of Russia and the Battle of Tsushima. Good stuff, love history, especially military history. Almost as much as Minion and ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I like something smaller for the back tire
    A 2.3 minion is tiny, about the size of everyone else's 2.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I like something smaller for the back tire, so the bike will slip on the rear wheel first.......also, I need a fairly tough rubber compound, as so much of mt riding is "urban", and the sticky compounds wear out really fast on pavement.

    But thanks for the front tire-endorsement. The Ardent is good, but I want idiot-proof.
    Anybody else?
    The EXO will probably hold up alright. I haven't ridden one in a couple years but I had a real good experience with a WTB werewolf fr and Exiwolf rr. Nowhere near as tough as a Minion though.

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    Got the heavy spring installed, sag set. Heading out at 2:00 for the maiden voyage.

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    Stupid multi-quote. Should be a single shot application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Got the heavy spring installed, sag set. Heading out at 2:00 for the maiden voyage.

    Brilliant idea, using the old spring instead of a dropper post. You may want to start loosening up now though, could be a brutal maiden voyage, those coils look gnar gnar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Brilliant idea, using the old spring instead of a dropper post. You may want to start loosening up now though, could be a brutal maiden voyage, those coils look gnar gnar.
    That's the eject seat. Believe me, there have been a few occasions where the seat launched me over the bars in an endo, and it felt just like that looks.

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/28964529?color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/28964529">Over the bars on Bluffline</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Got the heavy spring installed, sag set. Heading out at 2:00 for the maiden voyage.

    Don't crush any dogs or children with that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    The EXO will probably hold up alright. I haven't ridden one in a couple years but I had a real good experience with a WTB werewolf fr and Exiwolf rr. Nowhere near as tough as a Minion though.
    Thanks, Opti. I'll pick one up. The shop has them in stock, it's in N. county, but I was going up there tomorrow and they are open on Sundays. The weight is not that much more than the weight of the Ardent, at least according to the website numbers, so I'll be fine.
    I doubt that tire will bring the Jokers' weight anywhere near 30 lb.s!

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    Ray, I think I am picking up 2.5 DHF for my RIP9 this weekend to give it a whirl while out in AZ next weekend. Still debating what to put on the rear but I don't think my Nobby Nic will survive AZ even in the EVO snakeskin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    While trying to build some motivation been reading about Nicholas II of Russia and the Battle of Tsushima. Good stuff, love history, especially military history. Almost as much as Minion and ice cream.
    That's interesting. I'm 1/2 "White Russian". My dad and all my Russki uncles are gone now, but when they got together, they told some pretty wild stories.
    My family was in the military service to the Czar for over 600 years. Up to the revolution, they were the Czar's personal Cavalry Guard and Secret Police.

    Their actions were probably a significant contributing factor to the making of the revolution.

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    Prime is 35-36lbs, even with the climbing that I encounter I still choose that heavy rubber. And even considering that I don't ride that much and am out of shape I still choose that heavy rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Ray, I think I am picking up 2.5 DHF for my RIP9 this weekend to give it a whirl while out in AZ next weekend. Still debating what to put on the rear but I don't think my Nobby Nic will survive AZ even in the EVO snakeskin.
    Another DHF, of course. Unless you want the "paddle" of a DHR. As Net said, the 2.3 is a bit skinny.

    With 2.5's f/r that bike will eat everything that you're man enough to steer it into.

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