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    Good job! lots of questions

    when i go ride the ss i wonder if i am the only one out there doing the things i do....
    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    4: gloves or not..
    5: beer or water after the ride....
    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?

    i guess thats all i can think of for now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    when i go ride the ss i wonder if i am the only one out there doing the things i do....
    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    Both
    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    Yes, and I get off and push, too.
    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    Ridges, and valleys, too.
    4: gloves or not..
    Gloves - always.
    5: beer or water after the ride....
    Neither
    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?
    What people?
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    bell

    when i mean "people" other slower bikers or those dumb hikers on our trails

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    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    Both. Camebak for water, tubes, tools and the cell--just in case. Bottles for cytomax. Short rides I do bottles only,except on the SS because I'm new to it and want to have a spare tube.

    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    I stand as much as possible because i have knee problems and I'm told standing is less stressful on the knees. since I'm not spinning a high cadence on steep climbs I'd think you would have to stand for most climbing. Plus it's easier to use your upper body and torso when you stand.

    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    I'm riding rigid. I like the efficiency and challenge but feel (and probably look) like a bobble head on rocky decents. Went down the fire road from hell yesterday and thought I was goign to lose a filling.

    4: gloves or not..
    I bought extra thick padding rodie gloves because of the rigid fork. Even with a carbon bar I'm getting pain and cramping. I hold the bar too tight.

    5: beer or water after the ride....
    Depends on the time and if I ride with friends. Water in the mornin, beer in the afternoon, a nice sauvignon blanc or a pinot noir in the evening. smack at night? I dunno. I don't have lights yet.

    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?
    I prefer to wisper and then run them over. Are you kidding? The way I climb hikers are yelling at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    when i go ride the ss i wonder if i am the only one out there doing the things i do....
    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles

    Both, camelbak for long rides, bottles for short rides
    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.

    Yes, sometimes i get off and push too.
    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..

    Squishy fork (SID XC), rigid beats me up too bad.
    4: gloves or not..

    Ussually not.

    5: beer or water after the ride....

    Gatorade.

    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?

    i guess thats all i can think of for now.

    What people? I rarely see anybody else on the trails. And when i do it's almost always some person walking their dog, just as i come around a corner or switchback and i almost run them down.

    scott
    hope this helps?

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    1. Camelbak

    2. I stand almost all of the time.

    3. Rigid or travel reduction

    4. Gloves

    5. Beer, but it depends on where I am...

    6. Speak calmly, so as not to arouse their instincts
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    1. Camelbak
    2. Stand, when it get really steep
    3. Front boinger, w/lockout on fork, not bar.
    4. Full finger gloves
    5. No beer for me, thanks
    6. bell? path? no bell, no path, single track, baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    when i go ride the ss i wonder if i am the only one out there doing the things i do....
    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    4: gloves or not..
    5: beer or water after the ride....
    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?

    i guess thats all i can think of for now..

    scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    when i mean "people" other slower bikers or those dumb hikers on our trails
    No. I am courteous to other trail users.
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    1. Deuter Pack or bottles depending on the ride's duration/distance from home

    2. I stand when I have to I guess, never thought about it much.

    3. 100mm on one, 130 on another, I rarely lock em out.

    4. Gloves (full finger, all the time)

    5. Beer whenever possible.

    6. I politely let them know Im passing and that I have no working brakes,
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    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles - NALGENE BOTTLE STUFFED IN POCKET

    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing. - THE WHOLE WAY UP AND SOMETIMES ON FLATS

    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout.. LOCKOUT ON STEM

    4: gloves or not..IF I CAN FIND THEM AND HAVE REMEMBERED TO WASH THE SNOT OFF OF THEM FROM THE LAST RIDE
    5: beer or water after the ride....WATER
    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...? NO BELL. NO PEOPLE. JUST MY DOG. SHE MOVES WHEN I BUMP HER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    4: gloves or not..
    5: beer or water after the ride....
    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?
    1. I don't like the feel of a camelbak, but I'll use one on longer rides. Like over the length of time it'd take me to drink two or three water bottles, or when I'm going to be somewhere really remote and feel like I should carry more stuff.
    2. Yes. Most of the time, in fact.
    3. One bike is ridge, the other has a suspension fork with a lockout. I am thinking of getting a lockout for the Surly fork, to see if it helps my climbing.
    4. Gloves. That match my belt, shoes and purse. Details, dahlink.
    5. Ice cream.
    6. No bell. I usually try to engage people in some sort of conversation as I approach. If they don't respond, I fill in their part of the dialogue too.
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    good questions, but they're pretty much all personal preference...

    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles
    sometimes my ultimate hydration pack, sometimes bottles. depends on whether i'm feeling lucky in the "flat tire" department, as i carry a tube and my patch kit & pump in the hydration pack.

    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing.
    i stand up when it appears it will give an advantange. lately i've been trying to sit for longer periods to work out my hamstrings and glutes ("shake that @ss!")

    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout..
    lockout fork; most of my rides involve "ridge action."

    4: gloves or not..
    always, usually full finger (unless it's wicked hot out, and then i go road riding instead).

    5: beer or water after the ride....
    beer. or gatorade. or a sapphire tonic. or a margarita.

    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...?
    one bike has a bell, the other one doesn't. i usually give hikers a "nice day, eh?" heads-up.
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    you go straigh to the hard stuff, eh?

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    1: both
    2: only stand when I hafta
    3: squish, no lockout (bouncy bouncy) sometimes rigid
    4: gloves or not..when i forget them
    5: lots of water, or any other fluid I can ram into my system, beer later
    6: bell
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    lots of answers

    1: do you use a camelbak or water bottles - water bottles. Unless the ride is more than 2 hours and hot.

    2: do you stand up ALOT when climbing, i think i do to much but i guess its the only way i can do it without getting off and pushing. I do a lot of sitting down until I need that extra bit of momentum to get through a section.

    3: ridge or who has a fork with a handel bar lockout.. No lockout. SPV rocks

    4: gloves or not.. Not usually. WTB grips on flat/riser bars.

    5: beer or water after the ride.... Water, then beer - Stone Pale Ale or IPA

    6: bell ( new belgium bell for me ) or just yell at people on the path...? Sometimes. The bell (incredibell) is off at the moment

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