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    No Mud Monocog in New England (X-post from Passion)

    It finally dried out up here in MA this week (showers tomorrow, of course) so I got in some ride time on the Holyoke Range in Granby and Amherst.


    On the climb up to the Notch Visitors Center
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    No man's land between the Earl's and B-street trail systems
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    Climbing a bit of Technical Trail to get to Viper
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    Huffing it one of the climbs on Viper
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    Some Jaocb's Ladder love for Jesse
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    Spent a few hours out there. The bugs were unbelievable due in part to both the wet weather and a regional bat die off. I got chowed pretty bad repairing 2 flats. I'll take it though, 75degrees and very low humidity in August was a pleasant surprise and a preview of an early fall day.

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    Those trails treated me pretty well this weekend, minus getting lost out there in Earl's maze for an extra hour or so. I just moved here about a year ago and finally found time to ride once the classes went away for the summer. Any other good trails for rigids out in these parts?

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    Robinson SP in Agawam is right up there with Earl's. Tighter and twistier but with less climbing. If you want to go sometime, shoot me a PM, you'll need a guide.


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    For the record, I've often (unintentionally) run very low tire pressures on the stock Monocog rims and in a year and a half of hard riding have never had a flat. If you had two flats on the same ride, you either had a bad day or your pressures are too low.

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    Yeah, I run about 20 in the back and 18 in the front for smoother trails. I neglected to boost the pressure up to 23/20 and nailed a rock hard and pinch flatted the front. I patched that and went to bump up the pressure in the rear and the tube failed at the valve stem.

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