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    I just did it.

    Following my Sunday Morning Pill post, I was feeling a little antsy about not getting out for a week. Especially, when I have a bike in my travel office. I set a deadline yesterday afternoon that I would get out while the sun was still above the ocean. I did just that! A short ride, but a ride none-the-less at Whiting Ranch. Just a short drive down one road from the office and ready to go.

    It was a beautiful night, cool, slight breeze, and dry trails. Lot's of friendly people who were quite puzzled by my singlespeed.

    "Where's your gears?"

    I have three.

    "I only see one."

    Three. Sitting, standing, and pushing.

    "Oh, I get it. What about suspension?"

    Why?

    "Well, the trail is kind of bumpy."

    I have suspension front and rear. See my arms? That's front. See my butt? That's rear.

    I guess it's not the norm around here, but I kept up with the rest of the squishy crowd for the short ride.
















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    Sweet ride! Looks like some nice riding too
    SWING YOUR LEG OVER IT AND PEDAL

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    There you go. Working both time zones.
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Aloha, more passion post! Love it! Where's the gears? Where's the suspension?

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    Always a good time to ride! Thanks for the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    Especially, when I have a bike in my travel office.
    A true rider.

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    Fun story! and nice pics... the Kona looks like an ideal bike for the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ........... the Kona looks like an ideal bike for the trails.
    It's not the ride, it's the smiles. Or was it? "It's not the number of miles, it's the number of smiles...."

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    Looks great, the bike and the trails. I'm really wanting to try a Kona. I was ready to pull the trigger on a Honzo but my rear hub won't work with the frame.

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    I learned to MTB on a rigid and I think everyone should, makes you such a better rider. After 20 some odd years I like having front sus to help my shoulders and neck with the beating they constantly take with this sport and trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    "Oh, I get it. What about suspension?"

    Why?

    "Well, the trail is kind of bumpy."


    ????? That trail would be a smooth ride on a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Looks great, the bike and the trails. I'm really wanting to try a Kona. I was ready to pull the trigger on a Honzo but my rear hub won't work with the frame.
    there is a 135mm dropout available for the honzo.

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    Just last week I was wishing I had a travel office bike. My problem is that I don't go to any one destination repeatedly when I travel. I did try renting a bike but no shop offered rental bikes nor could point me anywhere that might . Need more bike rental places!!

    Very nice post though, I am jealous of you having a bike on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slee_Stack View Post
    Just last week I was wishing I had a travel office bike. My problem is that I don't go to any one destination repeatedly when I travel. I did try renting a bike but no shop offered rental bikes nor could point me anywhere that might . Need more bike rental places!!

    Very nice post though, I am jealous of you having a bike on the road.
    Thanks. I used to bring my bike in a Trico case. I am a Frontier Summit member, so my bike flies for free. I just got tired of the TSA ripping it apart and losing pieces, plus the time to put it together and take it apart.

    Rentals are tough to find and you never know what condition it will be in. Pick the place you visit the most and keep a bike there. I travel between Henderson, NV and Irvine, CA. I am in Irvine 75% more, so that's where the bike goes. Occasionally, I drive to Henderson from Irvine and take the bike with me.

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    Nice post, nice ride, nice trails.

    It amazes me that there are people who call themselves mountain bikers who are still perplexed by the idea of a rigid single speed. Based on your photos, suspension is about as necesary there as a tuxedo at Walmart.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes View Post
    Nice post, nice ride, nice trails.

    It amazes me that there are people who call themselves mountain bikers who are still perplexed by the idea of a rigid single speed. Based on your photos, suspension is about as necesary there as a tuxedo at Walmart.
    I have been to Walmart, there should be a dress code for patrons.
    AS for rigid I get it, if you like to hammer your shoulder and neck have at it, but SS is to limiting for me to even try on trails. I pass all kinds of SS riders on the uphills around here, I hate to walk my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post

    "Where's your gears?"

    I have three.

    "I only see one."

    Three. Sitting, standing, and pushing.
    ^ gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahza29er View Post
    SS is to limiting for me to even try on trails. I pass all kinds of SS riders on the uphills around here, I hate to walk my bike.
    I have no desire to SS either, but its not just the uphills where i would bemoan my lack of gearing.

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    While I don't own one, I can appreciate it. I love how clean SS bikes are -

    My first bike was rigid (albeit geared) and I get out on our local trails every once in a while on my cx bike... I always get a kick out of how the fully rigid climbs and corners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahza29er View Post
    I have been to Walmart, there should be a dress code for patrons.
    AS for rigid I get it, if you like to hammer your shoulder and neck have at it, but SS is to limiting for me to even try on trails. I pass all kinds of SS riders on the uphills around here, I hate to walk my bike.
    You just have to be loose with your muscles. It's not too bad once you figure that out.

    As for uphill, I actually pass more riders than pass me. I only have one gear and it's higher than granny. So if I am moving, I am generally faster up the hill, to a point. I flop at about an 8% grade.

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