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    Hawg's All About Bikes Thread, Vol. 4

    It's time to refresh again. Thanks for everyone's contributions to the first three volumes!

    And to get us started, here's another section of the trail from the ride in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

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    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


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    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

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    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


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    Action shots On the way

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    Smells yummy fresh in here

    Hawg-nice trail!

    Fuglio - cool bike build.


    This new volume already looks promising.
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    How many downed trees at SART this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    How many downed trees at SART this year?
    There was a lot of them this Spring/Summer when I was there last but all of them have been cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

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    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg"/></a>


    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1103130839.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1103130839.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1103130839.jpg"/></a>


    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg"/></a>

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    Action shots On the way
    Fug, was it the HT frame that went bye-bye? I recall your saying that riding a HT is where it's at, now you've got this mountain taming beast that has more travel/clearance then a monster truck. That thing wants to party!!!

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    Great vid, great build. I'm jealous & wish I could ride. I'm definitely stopping by for a tour of SART Hawg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Fug, was it the HT frame that went bye-bye? I recall your saying that riding a HT is where it's at, now you've got this mountain taming beast that has more travel/clearance then a monster truck. That thing wants to party!!!
    the cracked frame was ful susspension. I rode it for a wile with steel splints but i could only run a 1.9 rear tire at 90 psi.. plus i was pushing my luck with the gehtto rigged fix. The hard tail will be back in action but i needed the drive train off it and i never did any big 10'+ drops on it but it is very capable i love the hard tail but im not a good enough rider to do everything on it... Plus the 40lb bike makes you a stronger XC rider. got a 29er SS set up ready for next race season

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    In early on volume 4 with nothing to report but complements.
    Hawg I couldn't get your video to play.
    Fug, That's a nice build you did and +1 to Jhazard for giving you the frame. That's a serious beast of a bike. Dare I ask what it weighs. I know it's illegal to weigh a DH bike but maybe if you get someone to distract the DH crowd long enough that you could sneak a weigh in.
    Nice ride!
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    In early on volume 4 with nothing to report but complements.
    Hawg I couldn't get your video to play.
    Fug, That's a nice build you did and +1 to Jhazard for giving you the frame. That's a serious beast of a bike. Dare I ask what it weighs. I know it's illegal to weigh a DH bike but maybe if you got someone to distract the DH crowd you could sneak a weigh in.
    Nice ride!
    Go to pinkbike and look for "Ambassadorhawg" in the video section. Maybe you can watch them directly from the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Go to pinkbike and look for "Ambassadorhawg" in the video section. Maybe you can watch them directly from the website?
    I did and it wouldn't play. I haven't logged in to PB for so long it won't let me in.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    I just went to Fug's pinkbike page and watched some of his videos. They scare me...

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    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6Xhi1VwCkxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    I'm focused only on a sighting the other type of lion.

    And we saw some, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1101132026c.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1101132026c.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1101132026c.jpg"/></a>


    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg"/></a>


    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1103130839.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1103130839.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1103130839.jpg"/></a>


    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg"/></a>

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    Action shots On the way
    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
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    haha nice!
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    i like the single crown for riding tech. I was thinking about doing the flood gate mod but decided to quit while i was ahead. My old for was a manatue travis so its so much better already and doesn't leave me wanting more. Im sort of a mechanical hack so i dont wanna go down that rabbit hole.

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    So I responded to a local request in my regional forum.....

    http://forums.mtbr.com/southeast-ga-...al-883055.html

    Met up with Paul today and we rode a couple of trails. I think he had a blast. And I may have gained a new riding partner here in Huntsville.

    Made him a vid so he can show his brother him riding in the mountains. (They're from Florida)

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78479253?color=ffffff" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78479253">Nov-3</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Good on you net!

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    So I responded to a local request in my regional forum.....

    http://forums.mtbr.com/southeast-ga-...al-883055.html

    Met up with Paul today and we rode a couple of trails. I think he had a blast. And I may have gained a new riding partner here in Huntsville.

    Made him a vid so he can show his brother him riding in the mountains. (They're from Florida)

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78479253?color=ffffff" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78479253">Nov-3</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Good Deed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    i like the single crown for riding tech. I was thinking about doing the flood gate mod but decided to quit while i was ahead. My old for was a manatue travis so its so much better already and doesn't leave me wanting more. Im sort of a mechanical hack so i dont wanna go down that rabbit hole.
    My wife still likes single crown to double, she feels she can control the bike better. I just love the stiffness of a direct mount stem.

    Taking out the lock out value is so easy, I think a 22mm socket and one snap ring, the check value falls out. 2-5 mins max if your hangover stoned and got lemon juice in your eyes. I really helps with small bump chatter
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    i would do dual crown if i had a dedacated down hill bike id like to find a nice manitou durado then i could save it for a future 29er build ive been thinking about

    shit ill do it. But ill wait till the urge to buy something hits me and ill do this instead...... you live in Phoenix right vice? there's a February trip im doing might see you out there?

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    Congratulations, Hawg! Volume 4 is off to a stunning start, with your and Netwurker's video, and Fuglio's bike build posts! Great stuff!

    Oh, and net's 'editing' contribution to your video was also most excellent!

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    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    I'd heard that those Wolf chainrings make a chainguide unnecessary. Maybe not in the case of this much rear wheel travel? I'm thinking, on days when I feel strong, of converting my old but still like-new Ellsworth Joker to a 1X10 setup, with a Wolf-tooth chainring. 7" of rear wheel travel . I consider it to be a trailbike, although when I got it, it was thought of by everybody else as a 'freeride sled'. I like that part....when I suck on any particular long, tedious climb, it is my go-to excuse!

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    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
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    No dirt for me today. I had to slip off to work this morning, so I bike commuted. Nothing too special except I got to spin the pedals out on one particular stretch reaching speeds upwards of 30 mph on flat ground I couldn't hold that and was soon down to my normal turtle's pace. The wind outside at the moment is brutal. You can hear the house shaking. I thought to myself I wonder if this is winter blowing in. I check NOAA and we have hazardous weather outlook
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    THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA.

    .DAY ONE...TONIGHT

    WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST TONIGHT...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
    COMMON. THE STRONG WINDS COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE
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    .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

    LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH 1/2 TO 1 INCH
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    Well, I got off the couch, and did some sort of ride today, maybe 12 or so miles. Today, I did something stupid on the bike. It's been so long since I've been on a bike pedaling that I forgot to unclip when stopping, and when I realized my mistake, I'd not paid attention to unclipping the foot on the downhill side. Hence there was nothing but air for my right foot to touch for support. So you know the rest of that story. Oh and BTW, I am darn lucky with today.... it was in the really lumpy rocky single track section going to the M.A.S.H. TV set site in Malibu Creek State Park.



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    I was here at 8:38 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3rd.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Randy, we need to see the bloody parts.

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    So Randy the M.A.S.H set is still there?
    Alright so I got a short 5 miler in on Saturday. It wasn't for me but more to get my dog out. The place I normally take him is not rideable since the floods here in Colorado. So I've been trying different areas and stumbled on a great dog friendly trails system only 2 miles from my house. It also has flood damage but nothing we couldn't avoid. But what's great is because of the flooding it has been posted as closed since the floods. I went in anyway and rode 5 milrs around a couple huge ponds almost lake size. Nobody out there gteat flowing trails that circled the ponds. Quite a bit of wildlife. I saw a Beaver, several hawks a deer and several flocks of geese and ducks. The important part was the dog had fun and he did. I took very few photos but what I did get may surprise some of you. Especially the Fat Bike crowd. But your going to have to wait until I download them this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
    Yup, you are . . . the vid's (although good) definitely don't capture the total spirit of that trail. It's a challenging and demanding trail to say the least, and its pretty remote, which is a rarity in SoCal. It's got some tech, some SERIOUS exposure and its FAST. Its one of those trails that you've got to ride to experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Randy, we need to see the bloody parts.
    As I said, I was lucky. Just a scuffed up elbow with a little bit of a strawberry patch of skin for blood. For once, I kind of tucked and rolled out, until I came to a stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So Randy the M.A.S.H set is still there?
    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    As I said, I was lucky. Just a scuffed up elbow with a little bit of a strawberry patch of skin for blood. For once, I kind of tucked and rolled out, until I came to a stop
    Perfect, it was strawberry season for you. Post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
    excitement or mountain lions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Should have kept on going and climbed up Bulldog down Backbone and done the big loop. About 23 or 24 miles, as I recall, from San Juan di Bautista park.

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    Dang. I didn't get to ride this whole weekend! WHAT?!! that's just crazy talk.

    I had daddy duties and the rain was relentless. So instead I decided to make a countertop in the master bathroom. My wife has been telling me that there isn't enough counter space for all of her "stuff".We have a double sink countertop and the sinks do take up a lot of space. I started my project early Saturday morning and by this afternoon I was just about finished.

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    I actually did do a little bit of riding this late afternoon with my kids around the neighborhood. I was so proud of my daughter cause I think she finally figured out how to really ride her Strider. She is actually faster than my son now. Before today she was just walking with the bike between her legs. Now she is letting the saddle carry her weight and running with the bike! She was so happy and proud, that it made me happy and proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Dang. I didn't get to ride this whole weekend! WHAT?!! that's just crazy talk.

    I had daddy duties and the rain was relentless. So instead I decided to make a countertop in the master bathroom. My wife has been telling me that there isn't enough counter space for all of her "stuff".We have a double sink countertop and the sinks do take up a lot of space. I started my project early Saturday morning and by this afternoon I was just about finished.

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    I actually did do a little bit of riding this late
    afternoon with my kids around the neighborhood.
    I was so proud of my daughter cause I think she
    finally figured out how to really ride her Strider.
    She is actually faster than my son now. Before
    today she was just walking with the bike between
    her legs. Now she is let
    ting the saddle carry her weight and running with
    the bike! She was so happy and proud, that it
    made me happy and proud.
    Great father and kid time.
    As far as the country top I'm slightly confused. To make more room you did away with the two sinks.
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    yes. I got rid of the two sinks. We want to save the earth by using less water. We now brush her teeth with our own spit and rinse in the toilet. We don't floss anymore....we just FLUSH!






    yea....I know....bad joke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    yes. I got rid of the two sinks. We want to save the earth by using less water. We now brush her teeth with our own spit and rinse in the toilet. We don't floss anymore....we just FLUSH!






    yea....I know....bad joke.


    Well on the plus side you made your wife happy and gave her more counter space. Now all you have to deal with her breath, and her yours.

    I know bad joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'd heard that those Wolf chainrings make a chainguide unnecessary. Maybe not in the case of this much rear wheel travel? I'm thinking, on days when I feel strong, of converting my old but still like-new Ellsworth Joker to a 1X10 setup, with a Wolf-tooth chainring. 7" of rear wheel travel . I consider it to be a trailbike, although when I got it, it was thought of by everybody else as a 'freeride sled'. I like that part....when I suck on any particular long, tedious climb, it is my go-to excuse!
    Not necessarily. They work really well with a clutch derailleur for the most part, but I'm finding I need at least an upper guide too. I was riding with my brother yesterday (sorry, no photos or vid) and we both have Wolftooth rings, and we both dropped chains. To be fair he had exactly the same problem with a broken clutch that my XT suffered but as soon as I commented on how well my new Zee was working I also dropped the chain... on the approach to a section of sizeable gap jumps. I managed to clear the first with my chain hanging on the pedal. Time to buy a guide.

    In other news, my carbon Havens paid for themselves yesterday when I cased a gap onto a hunk of 2x4. I was riding too close to Sam on the almost blind approach to a fairly decent step down gap when he brake checked. I then slowed too much and cased it hard on the square wooden edge of the landing ramp. I'm sure that would have been a wheel breaker on my old set of Crests, but the Havens just shrugged it off and I kept on going.
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well on the plus side you made your wife happy and gave her more counter space. Now all you have to deal with her breath, and her yours.

    I know bad joke.

    Well even with running water, my morning breath can kill.
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    Wemen and space !!!

    Nice pics with the M.A.S.H. truck. If that was here, some idiots with spray cans would have wrote their names all over it.... its a funny thing about Oz, it doesn't matter how rural things are, if there is something man made that has been abandoned, there's names painted all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Wemen and space !!!
    Hey, you know why NASA never sent any women astronauts to the moon during the Apollo program of the sixties and early seventies, right?

    Cuz all the top NASA executives just assumed the moon didn't need to be cleaned.
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    I like this still from the Contour cam from last weekend.....Jett's tongue is out there.
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    ^Nice!^

    Why are the first few sips of a morning coffee so damned good?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Perfect, it was strawberry season for you. Post pics.

    Somehow, selfies of a tiny owwie on the end of my elbow is not gonna make my honey do list, Hawg... Sorry.

    One of the last times I rode that trail, someone did some trail work and a trim job on a root that ran parallel and at the edge of the trail, such that it left a stob sticking out like the start of a guard rail on a freeway. My front tire found that stob, and I did a very smooth OTB that transformed into a belly flop landing on the rockiest hardest lumpiest mattress ever near the bottom of a very lumpy rocky creek bed bottom. Somewhere, I have pictures of me in the color purple. For about 2 weeks, I nicknamed myself "The Purple Throbber."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^Nice!^

    Why are the first few sips of a morning coffee so damned good?!
    Because the morning view at Starbucks awakens your primal instincts with wimmenz abounding? Or you like the look of wifey first thing in the morning, in the kitchen, in only a nightgown? I dunno Hawg, why? Or is it you like your coffee like you like your women, with nice tan lines, and fresh cream on top?

    That's a pretty deep thought, Hawg, with some deep answers for so early on a Monday morning, so early in the workweek. Gotta go get my second cup of French Roast now and think about it some more.

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    Some random chunkorz. This is G-town in the summer (Vice has been here). i dont have my video editor software at the moment, so there is a minute or two of resting dialogue in the middle. Anyhoo, this ride was full of forumers. Stihacka, JoeItall, Prophet, and Pedalphile. most of them dont post anymore, but eh!

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    ^Oh, some of them still post-o-plenty. They just live on a different planet now-a-days.

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    indeed. but i sure do ride with some hot hunks, right? dont act like you werent a'lookin.
    that was a 90+ degree humid day. lots of shirtlessness. Sti nearly died on that trip. we got dragged up some brutal trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    indeed. but i sure do ride with some hot hunks, right? dont act like you werent a'lookin.
    that was a 90+ degree humid day. lots of shirtlessness. Sti nearly died on that trip. we got dragged up some brutal trails.
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    Did u crash that day,...looking at the shirtless hunks?

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    i was fallin all over the place that day. i think i even posted a vid. it wasnt because of the view though, it was the trail he picked which was totally retarded!
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    Wow Hawg 3 pages in a day, at this rate volume 5 is just around the corner.
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    Hay guys, good read so far. Thanks for the pics and vid. I'm two weeks in on my broken ribs, no rides no work I went for a walk yesterday,I'm staring to go a little loopy. The vid help so keep them coming please.

    My Trek Farley came in, its built up and sitting at the bike shop, but I'm starting to think I should get the Spec Fat Boy instead. I think the Trek will be just as good or better on the trail but I will be only riding it on snow and some sand at the beach. The Fat Boy looks like it can hold a much bigger tire.

    So what do you think? Hayyal can you fit a bigger tire in the Farley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Hay guys, good read so far. Thanks for the pics and vid. I'm two weeks in on my broken ribs, no rides no work I went for a walk yesterday,I'm staring to go a little loopy. The vid help so keep them coming please.

    My Trek Farley came in, its built up and sitting at the bike shop, but I'm starting to think I should get the Spec Fat Boy instead. I think the Trek will be just as good or better on the trail but I will be only riding it on snow and some sand at the beach. The Fat Boy looks like it can hold a much bigger tire.

    So what do you think? Hayyal can you fit a bigger tire in the Farley?

    There was a lot of tire talk over in the fatbike land. A couple of us posted some pictures -
    Trek Farley initial impressions review

    I think as along as you are in the 3.8 range of real width you'll be okay. I'm not worried about it here as the trails get ridden in and compacted. If the snow is fresh and fluffy, I'll go skiing for that day.

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    so i met Settertude for about 2 minutes. he gave me hot chocolate before my ride. Yeah! i still should have checked the weather though. i was dressed for 40's weather....and it dropped down in the 20s. it hurt.
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    random pic-
    my ride banished and sent off in shame (as usual) to the file room after failed manuals in the hallway this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    so i met Settertude for about 2 minutes. he gave me hot chocolate before my ride.
    He was out of candy?
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    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
    What kind of candy would you like. I've got hard candy and some chocolate. Or some ice cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
    There's plenty in the van. And puppies, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    There's plenty in the van. And puppies, too!
    Ha,ha Nicole was Settertude driving a van?
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    Yo Dell-Boy.... Batty loves the Fatty !
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    There was a mtn lion struck and killed on a local freeway here.

    That's one down and it's got make Net Wurker feel a little better about my safety here.

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    I went out on that 74 mile road bike ride. It wasn't the best ride of the year for me. As you guys know, I haven't been on the bike very much, it was very windy, I lost the food out of my front jacket pocket, and there were no stores for food and water. At mile 60 my muscles started to tighten up a lot, I was losing energy, and I was in some pain from those muscles. I stretched, took off again, and it felt better. Then it would tighten up again. I called it a day at mile 65, and the g/f picked me up. First time that's ever happened. I could've limped in, but there was no point. She was only a few miles away.

    I did do a 14 mile ride on the mtb last night. It was fun getting out on the mtb again. It is suppose to start raining again though. I'll be playing more basketball.
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    Just out ridin around this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    There was a mtn lion struck and killed on a local freeway here.

    That's one down and it's got make Net Wurker feel a little better about my safety here.
    Hawg, I'm never REALLY worried. When it comes down to it, I think you could take a mountain lion, unless it was on steroids.
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    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?
    While n+1 is the right number for bikes, n-1 is best for pain medications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?
    two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
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    Is that the track that's butted up against the mountain on the South side of Goodyear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, I'm never REALLY worried. When it comes down to it, I think you could take a mountain lion, unless it was on steroids.
    I'm pretty sure I could take one with my pocket knife, but I can't seem to find one to challenge!

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    Offering Cougarettes candy from a Shaggin Wagen. I should have thought of it first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'm pretty sure I could take one with my pocket knife, but I can't seem to find one to challenge!
    Local motel lounge, 10:00 pm to closing would be prime hunting grounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is that the track that's butted up against the mountain on the South side of Goodyear?



    Yep, sure is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, sure is.
    I've fished the quarry pits across the hwy and the Gila River a bunch around there.

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    I did a numb skull move today after work thinking there would be enough daylight to squeeze in a quickie 11 mile workout ride. Nope, it was sunset before I even got to the top of the hill, at about half way through my ride. Oops, no lights either. Blasted down the steep fire road riding totally on memory and Braille. Scary but I think I actually went down faster than usual. Partly because I figured if I was gonna crash, then I was gonna crash, and also because of mountain lions that were surely lurking in the overhangs I was passing underneath.

    I really hate "Falling back" with the time setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I've fished the quarry pits across the hwy and the Gila River a bunch around there.



    I used to long ago. You can't eat any fish taken out of the river though, one of the most contaminated rivers in America sadly.

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    I took the fatty out for a ride in the dark tonight. I came to some interesting conclusions

    1. Countersteering is possible and fun on a fat bike. I've never noticed a pronounced ability to countersteer a bike before. The fatty does it with ease.

    2. Only weirdos ride at night (I'm not excluding myself). During my ride, I ran across two other cyclists. One was dressed like a cyclist and zipped on by. The other was a very old many dressed in a huge coat, no lights, no reflectors. Nobody else was seen for the hour I was out.

    3. My iphone sucks in the cold. If you look at it, it reboots due to the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I used to long ago. You can't eat any fish taken out of the river though, one of the most contaminated rivers in America sadly.
    I'm a catch and release guy in freshwater fishing any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I did a numb skull move today after work thinking there would be enough daylight to squeeze in a quickie 11 mile workout ride. Nope, it was sunset before I even got to the top of the hill, at about half way through my ride. Oops, no lights either. Blasted down the steep fire road riding totally on memory and Braille. Scary but I think I actually went down faster than usual. Partly because I figured if I was gonna crash, then I was gonna crash, and also because of mountain lions that were surely lurking in the overhangs I was passing underneath.

    I really hate "Falling back" with the time setting.

    Time change is the stupidest thing ever invented. Grew up in Arizona so never had to do it, that seemed normal. Now in Nevada I have to change my clocks. Makes no sense to me... I'm sure it had some relevance and served a purpose back in the day, now it's just dumb. But I think a lot of things are dumb, so don't listen to me.
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    The Kona WO is fat and makes instant fat smiles.
    Black 'n Blue is now sporting Surly Nates and Ergon handles.
    Blue anodized bling bolts on the way.
    Can't wait to dig in with the Nates over the weekend.
    Come on snow!!!
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    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....
    Yo Hawg! How about finding some float up in the canyons. And I hear the acoustics are far out too.
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    I found some ancient ruins on a new trail I was on today.

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    B&F, you gotta get you a video camera for recording your rides!

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    I wouldn't know how to work a video camera.

    Actually my team partner has a GoPro, maybe I can borrow it. I think it still has my SD card in it anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    B&F, you gotta get you a video camera for recording your rides!
    I spent all my money on the bike... barely have enough left over for water to take on my rides.
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    Twister. Fat hangs in the corners and leaves matter not.
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    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are our riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's also.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Exactly--that and working on bling perfection so the winter pics will be inspiring to you wanna bees wishing you had a NE style winter and single track.
    Final bling (for now) out for delivery today. Blue anodized bolts for all the attachment bosses!
    Pictures to follow of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are our riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's also.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Global Fat-Bike Day ? December 7th, 2013 | FAT-BIKE.COM
    Gotta put something together for this!
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    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are out riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's fly also. I got up in to Laramie Wyoming yesterday work related. And drove by an outdoor sport adventure store. I think it was a mom and pop store specializing in all outdoor mountain sports. But as I zipped by at night I could see various iyems like kayaks and canoes and and unmistakable for any other type of bike but a fat bike in the front window.

    I didn't have time to stop and I'm not sure if
    everything was new or used. But you two guys
    popped in my head. I also saw a college kid
    cruising around campus on one up there. They're
    getting to be a pretty common sight around here.
    Which would make sense because if I'm not mistaken the Fat Bike was first introduced by a guy in Boulder Colorado.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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