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    All Comer's Meet VII -- Sun., Jan 16, 2011

    Announcing.............

    ALL COMER'S MEET VII
    Sunday, January 16, 2011
    9:45am at "The Pile"
    Whypass Trail Network near Lorane, OR
    Hosted by The Disciples of Dirt
    Everyone is welcome

    This is an all-abilities fun ride day
    Not a race
    Bring a post-ride snack... bring enough to share , even better
    Bring a camp chair for sitting around the post-ride bonfire
    Ninkasi Brewing Co. on board as sponsor

    MUD on hand! Bring fenders or pay the price
    Got a pop-up? Bring it please
    And firewood if you can
    Please & thank you
    DOD branding irons... yes

    Need directions? E-me at daveysprockett AT gmail DOT com
    Put "ACM7" in the subject line lest I delete as spam
    Important: by tacit agreement with the land manager,
    do NOT post directions to this event on public bulletin boards.
    Feel free to invite friends, tho.

    Questions? Post here or e-me.

    --sParty aka Davey Sprockett, King of the Wild Front Tire
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    Yeah! Was out there today. Trails are in the best shape they've ever been. Great that this year's trailwork focus is improving the existing trails rather than expanding the network. It has really paid off...and still one more work session to go before the big event!

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    I'll be there as usual. I haven't missed 1 yet.
    As Albee said, there has been a ton of trailwork out at Whypass this winter, and still more to come prior to ACM. Come out and check out the trails, enjoy some winter fun and meet some new friends!
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    Are the trails at Whypass CX bike worthy? My MTB frame is heading in for repair......All I have built up at this time is my CX bike. Would love to come over the play in the woods with you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Are the trails at Whypass CX bike worthy? My MTB frame is heading in for repair......All I have built up at this time is my CX bike. Would love to come over the play in the woods with you guys.
    Sorry Jason but personally I wouldn't do it. Our mud is epic this time of year and I don't think you'll be happy without flotation tires. That said, there have been cross bikes at ACM in prior years... and those guys didn't complain... so maybe I should shut my mealy mouth and let you do as your heart leads you.

    In any case I hope you'll find a way to join us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Are the trails at Whypass CX bike worthy? My MTB frame is heading in for repair......All I have built up at this time is my CX bike. Would love to come over the play in the woods with you guys.
    The 'cross bike will work. Gear it as low as you can. The tire width is not that big a deal. I have run 26x1.5 mud tires and had a great time. The roots are more of a concern than the mud for skinny tires.

    Just watch your line, but you already know that.
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    Thanks guys. I might get the old Fat Chance up and running by ACM but not sure. Maybe I can demo something from a local shop as well. If nothing else I will bring the CX bike, drink beer and eat chocolate chip cookies.

    You are bring cookies right ImaKlyde?

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    yep

    i for one will be there, not with bells on, but rocking my ss redline monocog... the choice of all the cool kids who ride whypass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Thanks guys. I might get the old Fat Chance up and running by ACM but not sure. Maybe I can demo something from a local shop as well. If nothing else I will bring the CX bike, drink beer and eat chocolate chip cookies.

    You are bring cookies right ImaKlyde?
    There was a guy riding a cross bike at Whypass yesterday without any complaints. He had skinny tires, but they were knobby.

    If you've been racing CX this fall, Whypass should be a piece of cake.
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    I'd like to make it, but damn...You guys hold ACM in the middle of prime ski season.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan
    I'd like to make it, but damn...You guys hold ACM in the middle of prime ski season.
    So bring your skis (but ride your bike).

    At least you did not say the NFL playoffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan
    I'd like to make it, but damn...You guys hold ACM in the middle of prime ski season.
    Everybody's priorities are different. Do whatever you wanna do and don't worry about FOMO*.

    At least you're not whimpering about riding a hardtail.

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    *FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    So bring your skis (but ride your bike).

    At least you did not say the NFL playoffs.
    I've actually ridden with skis strapped to the top tube, it isn't all that fun.

    Anybody know who is playing in the NFL playoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Everybody's priorities are different. Do whatever you wanna do and don't worry about FOMO*.

    At least you're not whimpering about riding a hardtail.

    --sParty

    *FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out
    I'll be there if the weather in the mountains is less fun that the weather in the valley...And riding my SS rigid 29er that I love by the way.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan
    ...
    Anybody know who is playing in the NFL playoffs?
    ...
    Jaybo does.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan
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    I'll be there if the weather in the mountains is less fun that the weather in the valley...And riding my SS rigid 29er that I love by the way.
    Hoping for rain... see you on the 16th.

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    I really really reaaaallllllyyy love powder....had a fabulous powder day last Sunday!! But if it comes down to powder vs. ACM............ACM wins easy. Regular old day on my bike in the woods....powder wins. ACM is that special.
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    I ride my CX bike out there a fair amount, no problems, SS geared 40x20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Coonskins
    I ride my CX bike out there a fair amount, no problems, SS geared 40x20.
    General!! Nice to hear from you. Long time no see. Will you be joining in the fun of ACM?

    Thanks for the input, BTW. I'm hoping to make it over myself.

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    Ba k on the bike, so planning to be there, but I fly back from the UK on the day before, so as long as there are no delays I will make it.
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    Maybe baby.

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED

    You are bring cookies right ImaKlyde?
    That's prime baby birthing time for Rancho del Brocko so...time and The Spawn will tell.

    Brock...

    PS: Really, of course I'll *have* fresh baked chocolate chip cookies that day, but may not be able to deliver them.
    PPS: of course I live less than 20 miles from WhipeAss so...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    So bring your skis (but ride your bike).

    At least you did not say the NFL playoffs.
    ok then i will say it! football is life the rest is just details! you guys never pay attention to football when you schedule stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaewannabe
    ok then i will say it! football is life the rest is just details! you guys never pay attention to football when you schedule stuff.
    For very good reason. We would rather do it than watch it. If all ball and stick games disappeared tomorrow, I would never notice.
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    yep

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    For very good reason. We would rather do it than watch it. If all ball and stick games disappeared tomorrow, I would never notice.

    i have to whole heartedly agree with shig on this...however, dvr and redzone are always a plus for those of us who are addicted to our weekly grid-iron drama.

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    I will be there this year and I'm going to bring the " Merc" branding iron! And riding my big full sus bike with the biggest tires I have and fat fenders!
    Cheers

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    What happened to the Vulture??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayorofoakridge
    I will be there this year and I'm going to bring the " Merc" branding iron! And riding my big full sus bike with the biggest tires I have and fat fenders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfight
    i have to whole heartedly agree with shig on this...however, dvr and redzone are always a plus for those of us who are addicted to our weekly grid-iron drama.
    Exactly Fred. You can have your cake and eat it too!
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    Hey Anybody / Everybody... if you need directions, e-me right away. Internet is down at my house so I can only send them from work. I have Friday and Saturday off, so Thursday is the final day I'll be able to email directions. Thanks.

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    How hard would you classify this ride? I have been off the bike for a few months so not in top shape

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    This is a large group ride that is alot of fun, they will divide everyone into groups by abilities and if one does get tired earlier than the rest of the group, there are lots of places to jump back on the road and ride down to the pile and enjoy the fire while waiting for the ride to end.

    It will be muddy so bring your fenders and mud tires

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    Going to have to miss another ACM. To many pokers in the fire to be out of touch over the weekend. Have fun everyone. Hope to see you all in Oakridge early spring.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    How hard would you classify this ride? I have been off the bike for a few months so not in top shape
    Don't worry about it. Just come out and have fun with us!

    There will be a bunch of different groups, divided into approx 10 riders per group based on expected pace and skill. The total ride distance is 10-20 miles depending on which group you ride with. There is plenty of gentle up and downs at Whypass helping make it popular with singlespeeders and most climbs are pretty short.

    There will be several "slow" groups, and the pace for all the groups is intended to be a social ride with many regroups. There will be a lead and sweep rider who know the trails for each group.The whole purpose of ACM is to drag out of shape bikers off the couch and into the woods in the middle of winter, so there will be many folks at base fitness level, myself included.

    I hope you can join us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Going to have to miss another ACM. To many pokers in the fire to be out of touch over the weekend. Have fun everyone. Hope to see you all in Oakridge early spring.

    Cheers,
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    I will drink your beer for you, BFE.

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    The Vulture passed away after the July 09 Cream puff Sasquatch It got a little work hardened and started cracking up. I'll get a 29er or a 69er or something before the summer See ya Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayorofoakridge
    The Vulture passed away after the July 09 Cream puff Sasquatch It got a little work hardened and started cracking up. I'll get a 29er or a 69er or something before the summer See ya Sunday!
    And to be clear, you are talking about your old bike frame, not the guy that built it.
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    The " Vulture" as in Bike builder is work hardened and cracking up but he is more flexible and able to handle more than my Vulture bike frame.

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