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    And a bit of #49 for the 501st post in this thread!



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    After an epic winter it is time to start riding again in earnest! Today I got out of a spin up to Cottonwood, which with the addition of the new North backbone trail, is a legit 20 mile loop with just under 3000 ft of climbing. It, as always, felt great to be on #49 she just flies!

    Yesterday I got the great news that the Mineral bottom road would be reopening next week! This got me to thinking about spring cycling endeavors, especially a Whiterim hotlap from Mineral bottom going clockwise. I am thinking the weekend of April 30th, May 1st. We would setup camp on Friday April 29th at Mineral bottom, ride the 30th and head out the 1st. If any one feels like joining the Salida crew for a true spring classic let me know and mark your calenders!



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    My new baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    My new baby!
    Brewing?
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Hey PT,

    You are def living the dream and what a beautiful bike you have. That thing is butter. I was curious if you knew a buddy of mine that I lived with out in Avon CO Mike Skellion? Mike and I went down to Salida and rode alot with a buddy of his that lived there a few years back. I cant remember the guys name but he used to ride a titanium Blacksheep and made leather bags for the brooks saddles. He lived right in downtown salida. Super nice guy just cant remember his name. Figured salida is a relatively small town.......

    Also if SSWC is going to be in Salida in '12 then I may be there as well. I will start saving now for that chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    Brewing?
    whiskey and such

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    whiskey and such

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    I'm so glad to see that #49 is out and about again! This forum just isn't the same without regular updates about her adventures

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    whiskey and such

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    Sweet! Looking forward to more picture updates on this awesome thread!
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    First Bear Creek of 2011! Afew down trees and a bit of snow but soooo sweet and a month earlier than normal.







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    I am thinking I may have a shoe problem..



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I am thinking I may have a shoe problem..



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    Maybe, you do. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
    Hell, I could probabley get a nice frame for what you have in shoes there.

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    Okay, I spent wasted too many hours of a windy Sunday reading this entire thread, but I couldn't stop! Great read, awesome bike, fantastic photos.

    The wife and I have been kicking around the idea of leaving the congested mess that is known as Denver behind and moving to Salida. I think we're about 2 years into our 5 year plan, after which I hope to be living the good life as well.

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    More Salida love...

    I had a wedding to go to in Breckenridge last week, so I drove down to Salida with #51, my dog and a old friend from the military. As usual, my camera (phone) hardly left my pocket; but I liked it enough to be planning my next trip already. We went exploring in the hills above town and bumped into Mark riding his Don bike... It was cool to see a McClung besides my own!

    Here's my dog enjoying some of the local scenery and a view back into town from across the Arkansas River:






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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    I had a wedding to go to in Breckenridge last week, so I drove down to Salida with #51, my dog and a old friend from the military. As usual, my camera (phone) hardly left my pocket; but I liked it enough to be planning my next trip already. We went exploring in the hills above town and bumped into Mark riding his Don bike... It was cool to see a McClung besides my own!

    Here's my dog enjoying some of the local scenery and a view back into town from across the Arkansas River:
    Sorry we didn't get to ride next time though, you must of had a few powder days in Breck as well?
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    No worries P.T. It was cool just getting a feel for the town, and area. It was a bonus to see a Don bike too. Breck' got dumped on hard the day before I drove down to Denver. They closed I-70. I just did some snow shoeing, then ordered room service for another day!

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    I'm super stoked I just got my spot in the Gunnison Growler! I signed up for two laps should be fun???? or something....

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    Are you guys running tubeless with those Open Pro rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up
    Are you guys running tubeless with those Open Pro rims?
    I have been with some mixed results, much better with stans than caffelatex. The bead on the saguaros seems to seat well although I do seem to burp air on occasion.

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    Thanks pt, does the heat generated from the rim brake have any effect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up
    Are you guys running tubeless with those Open Pro rims?
    I ran caffelatex with my open pros until two burps led to two crashes on the same section of rocky singletrack. I built a new wheelset using Stan's rims and sealant, and never looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up
    Thanks pt, does the heat generated from the rim brake have any effect?
    I am not sure but will be paying attention to that from now on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    and just the right amount of tails! Heck maybe if I live right I'll get mentioned on my favorite blog http://drunkcyclist.com/

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    ps I just noticed this thing is now over 50,000 views! Holy crap!
    W0W was re-reading this thread and had missed that link somehow...sweet! That takes me back to bmx days. Nice site.



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    Holy crap looks like a killer ride!
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Just back from a quick spin around the White Rim with 10 of my homies from Salida! The weather was crisp but sunny and fairly calm plus the road is in amazing shape with very little sand!

    Enjoying the first bit of sun and trying to thaw some water bottles...



    Topping off at the water stash before dropping down Shaffer.



    Finding the bottom of Shaffer.



    Musselman Arch...



    Probably my favorite spot on the ride.





    Half way!





    #49 deep in the desert.



    Loni tough as nails...



    One more photo then it was all eyes down and hammer for a beer...



    We were out for about 12 hours with 9 hours of ride time 2 broken spokes and one flat between 10 of us, not bad at all!

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    Beautiful day in the valley and a new loop I have never done!!



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    Humm Gunnison Growler preview today, all I can say is ouch and the hard part was still closed. Yea I would say I am a bit afraid...

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    Well winter is hanging tough around Salida lately but the riding has been pretty good if you can get out of the wind!





    Worst case scenario you wind up with a cold beer and sushi...



    with your homies..



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    Good stoke
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    Dang I miss living out in CO. MD is nothing like that (where I live anyway)!

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    Hey 1speed...I feel you. I used to live in colorado for eight years and moved to the Northern VA area for work about 5 years ago. Miss the scenery...but some good riding around Gambrill here and GW to the south. not as good as CO but still pretty fun.

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    I normally ride the Seneca Trail or Schaeffer since they are both local to me. Been up to the Water Shed in Frederick once but my buddies bike had a mechanical and total miles clocked was on 1.3 miles that day! Riding a SS in some of these places is not much fun though and more like hiking at times! But my plan is to hit alot more places this summer.

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    I think you would enjoy GW on the singlespeed. Check it out if you have never ridden down there. Sick ridge riding and phenomenal singletrack

    Sorry to highjack...back to the colorado goodness with the McClung

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    Quote Originally Posted by srappenel
    I think you would enjoy GW on the singlespeed. Check it out if you have never ridden down there. Sick ridge riding and phenomenal singletrack

    Sorry to highjack...back to the colorado goodness with the McClung
    This is great stuff I need to figure out how to get #49 out for a tour of all the places I have heard about through this thread!

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    Just put the 32x21 back on for the Gunnison Growler http://gunnisontrails.com/?page_id=182 And am hoping that will help me start off slow and taper... I am looking forward to an icy beer before the second lap!

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    Where's the summer of 2011 adventures of PT and #49?

    Could he be out riding?

    Out drinking??

    Out rafting???

    Or, is he in in jail with out internet access........

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    Quote Originally Posted by tundra277 View Post
    Where's the summer of 2011 adventures of PT and #49?

    Could he be out riding?

    Out drinking??

    Out rafting???

    Or, is he in in jail with out internet access........
    Ha I would say all of the above here is a quick run down plus a few pictures of what might be the new McClung frame with disc brakes...

    I did go race the Gunnison Growler it was going really well with a respectable 3:30 first lap. I felt real good heading out for my second lap but broke the master and half link on my chain so I decided to go have a beer.

    The next week I got out for some skiing on Independence pass... So good!





    It has been pretty hot in the valley with to much snow in the alpine so lots of road riding has been going on including a preview of the pro race later this summer over Cottonwood pass, still a LOT of snow up there!



    The gravel and 12,000 feet should definitely challenge the pro peleton..



    And of course since its June in Salida I had to enjoy a bit of FIBArk!







    Yesterday I rode Silver Creek and the Rainbow via Marshal pass the high snow is starting to melt out but I am thinking snow shoes for the fourth of July ride...

    Ohhh and that bike.....









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    Wow, I really like this thread, thank's for sharing the great photos and stories. I also really like the look of that new bike. Is that an EBB handling the chain tensioning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveyD View Post
    Wow, I really like this thread, thank's for sharing the great photos and stories. I also really like the look of that new bike. Is that an EBB handling the chain tensioning?
    EBB, I got to ride it a bit the other day very nice, same tight responsive feel as the classic frame!

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    thats a pretty interesting chainstay bb interface....? sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn View Post
    thats a pretty interesting chainstay bb interface....? sweet!
    I was looking at that too! Very innovative way to keep BB area stiffness allowing wide tires and short chainstays.

    That said, I still like the retro look of the classic bike more, V brakes and double crown fork. Be still my heart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post

    That said, I still like the retro look of the classic bike more, V brakes and double crown fork. Be still my heart!
    I totally agree, but it is so cool to see his solutions to some fairly complex problems!

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    Lots of big guns rolling into town for the Fourth ride! could be an epic with large amount of snow left on the pass I will hopefully get some photos up Tuesday or so! See ya'll at 4:15 on Monday morning at Don's house for paincakes with suffer sauce!!







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    Had a great fourth ride yesterday, felt great right up until I got on the pavement for the last few miles to town. All the sudden my front end went all wanky, I looked down and well, it is still making me cry....



    Not a lot of cheer today,
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    NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood View Post
    Had a great fourth ride yesterday, felt great right up until I got on the pavement for the last few miles to town. All the sudden my front end went all wanky, I looked down and well, it is still making me cry....



    Not a lot of cheer today,
    P.T.
    All good things must come to an end. You'll have a new one soon I bet. Just did the same thing with one of my bikes. It's better than ever now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood View Post
    Had a great fourth ride yesterday, felt great right up until I got on the pavement for the last few miles to town. All the sudden my front end went all wanky, I looked down and well, it is still making me cry....

    Not a lot of cheer today,
    P.T.
    That sucks. Drown that frown in some Ranger tonight.

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    Just dropped #49 off at Dr. McClungs office he's going to go all Steve Austin on her and make her (humm maybe that should be Jamie Sommers) better, stronger and faster than before. Looks like I'm riding road and cross until I leave for the Grand Canyon at the end of the month but #49 should be back in time for the US Pro Challenge in August.

    A bit more Cheer,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood View Post
    Had a great fourth ride yesterday, felt great right up until I got on the pavement for the last few miles to town. All the sudden my front end went all wanky, I looked down and well, it is still making me cry....



    Not a lot of cheer today,
    P.T.
    Yikes! Glad it wasn't worse and you're OK! Hope she gets fixed soon.

    TCN

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