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    Share your LATEST SS ride...Pics and words

    Just thought I'd start a new thread to share our SS rides.

    Today mine was just a quick 10 miler after a week on the road for work. I ride 1.5 miles on desert roads from my house right into the Sonoran Preserve in N. Scottsdale. It's not crazy technical or major climbing, but miles and miles of single track on loose over hard crushed granite and sand. Just a lot of FUN on a SS.

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    Early morning ride around local trails. Was pretty wet and fell off on a log.

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    East Lake to Bend

    Rode from East Lake to Bend ~40 miles. The family dropped me off at East Lake and I got a proper start at sea level (6400 ft).

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    Another view of the lake from the rim.



    From here I climbed a bit higher to the Swamp Wells trail and descended the opposite side and down the mountain towards Bend. No more pictures as I focused on getting home before dark.

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    Latest SS ride
    Did my first SS MTB race today
    Fire on The Rim in Pine, AZ
    15 mile SS open.

    15 miles 2400 feet climbing
    Took 2nd place.
    Had a blast.

    Sorry Np pics pic of the actual ride (yet)
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    I like the idea of this thread.



    Picture was taken at a less dramatic spot in the woods during a 62k ride after 2 weeks without riding. Was fun. Next time I will take a few shots of the more exciting parts of the trails.

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    Reviving the LBS "SS Tuesdays" now that the hottest part of the summer is behind us First real ride on my Gnarvester, now that it is set up SS.

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    Did just shy of 25 miles today, mainly country roads to build up a map missing the main roads out.

    Weather looked trouble for the first 10 then the sun put an appearance in.





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    CX ride last night on some local gravel.

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    Lockhart Basin out & back in Moab. From Horrah pass to hwy 211 & return.

    It was like white rim's evil twin brother. Kicked my ass. 95 degree day, ~98 miles, lots of sand and a fair amount of HAB. Looked like I had enough water at halfway point.....then quickly ran out with 30 miles left and no one around. Definitely suffered from pretty severe heat exhaustion/dehydration for the last hour, feeling nauseous/faint, exerting any energy pedaling uphill made me feel like I was gonna pass out so I walked a lot. Got back to the truck and my head felt like it was swelling up, still not sure what that meant....but I don't think it's good.

    would not recommend that shitty trail, ever.
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    Just took the geared bike out for a ride today. My legs are much more knackered than if I was on the SS. Far less coasting.
    90% pedaling vs 60-70% on the single speed.
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    Been on a road trip for a week and did 3 days of riding in Aspen, CO at 8000', then 2 days in Moab, UT at 5000'. Missed my SS, so got out for a quick 13 miler this morn on the plus tires. Kind of nice to be back down at 2400'

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit View Post
    Lockhart Basin out & back in Moab. From Horrah pass to hwy 211 & return.

    It was like white rim's evil twin brother. Kicked my ass. 95 degree day, ~98 miles, lots of sand and a fair amount of HAB. Looked like I had enough water at halfway point.....then quickly ran out with 30 miles left and no one around. Definitely suffered from pretty severe heat exhaustion/dehydration for the last hour, feeling nauseous/faint, exerting any energy pedaling uphill made me feel like I was gonna pass out so I walked a lot. Got back to the truck and my head felt like it was swelling up, still not sure what that meant....but I don't think it's good.

    would not recommend that shitty trail, ever.
    Dude, that's BRUTAL!
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    I'll play. This Sunday I came into this section where 2 trails join together a little bit on the hot side and had to bail before I made friends with the stumps and logs. I leaned right, but the bike wanted to go straight.
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    Not my latest ride, but the last one I took a a picture
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    Had me time today, so I made the 80 mile drive to White Clay, Delaware
    to get a good single speed ride in


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    yup made it through
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    25km and 719m in 1:47hr

    Wrong choice of front end though. Squish was needed...


    29" wheels would have been nice too.

    I like the Giant Contact AL bar ends. Flat top, good length, nice thumb groove on the end. The shape fits well seated and standing.

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    No pics, because dark, but last night I did a Super Moon Eclipse ride. Eerie as it kept getting darker and darker....

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    Took these in August 2007..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankofdad View Post
    Had me time today, so I made the 80 mile drive to White Clay, Delaware
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    What is MTBing in Delaware like? I have family in Lewes but I remember it being so flat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awshucks View Post
    What is MTBing in Delaware like? I have family in Lewes but I remember it being so flat!
    White clay is rolly, smooth and FAST. Great riding. Its a couple hrs north of Lewes, near the PA border.

    I took my SS out for the first time since a 45 mile race the last weekend of August thanks to a crazy schedule in September. It was my first ever ride with a suspension fork, and also the first ride since going tubeless 4 years ago that I had to put a tube in. Clearly suspension is for the birds



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    Awshucks, White Clay is not flat, it has hills but no major climbs, the park has 3 sections and all are a blast to ride, you should make it a point to ride it. Youtube has lots of videos to give you a good feel of the trails.

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    My latest was my 6th in a row VT50 on Sunday. 25th out of 27 singlespeeders and the second oldest at 53. Beat my best time by 25 minutes. Gorgeous day in VT. Only picture I took was just about to pull out of the parking lot afterwards.Share your LATEST SS ride...Pics and words-vt50-2015-medal.jpg

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    Latest SS ride is over 2 weeks ago due to problems/concerns with my fork.

    I did a ride around Mt. Bachelor from my house in Bend only to rip a sidewall on the lava at mile ~65 so that last 15 miles were on pavement. Went back a day later to complete the weekend with about 130 miles/13,000 feet.

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    Just another SS Tuesday from LBS. Just a chunky 14 miler with 1k in climbing. Sunday, I did a 21 mile 1400 ft climbing SS ride, but no pics with an average speed of 10.6 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by economatic View Post
    Latest SS ride is over 2 weeks ago due to problems/concerns with my fork.

    I did a ride around Mt. Bachelor from my house in Bend only to rip a sidewall on the lava at mile ~65 so that last 15 miles were on pavement. Went back a day later to complete the weekend with about 130 miles/13,000 feet.

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    DAMN!!! I feel so insufficient after reading that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Just another SS Tuesday from LBS. Just a chunky 14 miler with 1k in climbing. Sunday, I did a 21 mile 1400 ft climbing SS ride, but no pics with an average speed of 10.6 mph.
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    From this morning, riding my Unit at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA.
    Beautiful park and extensive trail system but I think "Bonelli" must translate as "brutal" in rigid ss lingo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    DAMN!!! I feel so insufficient after reading that...
    That was about the time I got in trouble with my special lady friend for all the riding I was doing. She asked "Don't you want to do anything but ride your bike?" I don't understand the question.

    But seriously, most of the trails are very SS friendly so it wasn't that bad. There's only one climb where I had to walk the bike for an extended distance and everything else was manageable.

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    My SS ride, on its way to a second place in an 8 hour solo race, last weekend.
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    A Monday Not Planned Ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattNorv View Post
    What gearing are you running?

    Great rides by the way!
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    First 6hr Solo last weekend

    Condition were crap though.

    Starting out


    Midway (and after washing the bike and myself off once)


    Aftermath after getting hosed off again
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    Hey me too!!!

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    3rd Place in Solo 6 Hour Singlespeed class

    What a nasty day. But still fun. Two wheel drifting almost all day on the Ikons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusracer View Post
    Hey me too!!!

    3rd Place in Solo 6 Hour Singlespeed class

    What a nasty day. But still fun. Two wheel drifting almost all day on the Ikons.
    Nice work man!!! It was nasty, but still fun at times too. I got 5th.

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    SS race in Texas. First time on the trail and was over geared, but still had fun.

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    Needed to post this to remind myself the nasty, wet weather doesn't last forever.

    40 mile ride on mostly flat terrain.
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    Here is a couple pics from my ride earlier this morning.

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    I've had this frame sitting in my closet for 5 months, finally got it built up.

    Chainline is a couple mm off, gearing is a bit short and its more like an "almost-magic" gear but its good enough to test if the frame is too noodly. It doesn't seem to be, I'll probably order an eccentric axle for the rear hub this week

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    Went for a gentle ride with my daughter yesterday, making the most of the warm day. Comparatively flat around really but pretty rolling. Did about 10 miles or so which was enough for her for now. Few stops to enjoy the countryside and look at stuff. Lots of track round here although most are technically footpaths. Not many people on them generally, head out a bit and can ride for hours without seeing anyone walking. Generally they're like this or more overgrown, this one is quite well used. Ideal SS country!




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    Another failed attempt at an 80ish mile ride around a volcano. 3 weeks ago I ripped the sidewall on the rear tire, yesterday the braking surface on one of the front pads fell off. Thanks Shimano.

    Still was a great ride with 45 trail miles and 20 on the pavement. And I rode with a pro road racer for a bit...until he destroyed me on a climb.

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    ^ That's some rock garden!

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    I had all the intentions of getting up before the sun and heading out to get a long ride in. Really wanted to avoid the warm temps. However when the alarm went off, I realized I had only got about 3.5 hours of sleep, and I know from previous experience that this was not gonna be a good thing.

    So I slept in and took off right at sunrise. Bit different than usual...biggest difference is the number of people out once the sun comes up.

    Rolled out and enjoyed the cool temps. At one point, I almost thought I should turn back and grab my arm warmers. Nah....it's supposed to warm to the mid/high 80's later...and I don't wanna have to carry them all day.

    Cruised through the lower road in Oaks and out so Santiago Canyon. Lots of road riders out. Just took it easy. Dropping down Dump Hill to Irvine Lake as really brisk.

    Same thing when i got to Blackstar...so many cars, and a couple of big groups of riders getting ready to head out. Rolled on and passed lots of hikers. Caught and passed some other groups of riders on the way up. Still just cruising....wasn't feeling great. Made it up to Beeks' and it was warming up already. Started to 2nd guess heading out to Eagle Rd.


    Kept on going, up to the Doplar Ball and looked up to see what was ahead of me.....Main Divide gains 1000' in about 2.5 miles


    Temps were still warming up, and I was a bit worried that it may get really toasty out there.


    Dropped down to Pleasants Peak....thought about doing extra credit and bagging the peak...maybe next time.


    First time I had been past Pleasants Peak since VQ last year. Main Divide was in better shape than I expected. Lots of new barriers have been put up at all the short cuts/up and overs/ cut acrosses. Kinda sucks...cause there is one that I usually used. Oh, well.

    Continued on.....


    About 6.5 miles or so across Main Divide, you finally get to Eagle Rd. Was curious as to whether or not there was a Forest Closure sign up there. Seems as thought the FS is preparing to put gates up....there was some brushing being done just before Eagle Rd. Once I stopped, you could hear in the distance the sound of chainsaws going. Someone was doing some work out there.

    To answer the question, yes there is a sign posted....


    Before dropping down, could see a motorcycle coming across Main Divide in the closure area.....dumbass.


    This would be only the second time I have descended Eagle Rd. Remembered it was a ways down and mostly an abandoned fire road that has grown back to singletrack....similar to STT or the upper sections of Harding.


    Heading down, it was definitely getting warmer. I also knew that there was a bypass to look for since the actual road dead ends into private property. Missed it and pedal back up a little bit to get to it. Got on the bypass and took the wrong line....ended up at the top of a very steep, very loose chute. Since I was solo, and the Ardent Race on the SS is pretty worn out, I chose to walk it.

    A few miles of road riding gets me back to the trailhead at Skyline Dr. Quick stop for a water refill...it was 10:30 and it was pretty toasty. Not the way I wanted to climb Skyline. Started pedaling up, and to my surprise, it was kinda quiet....odd...Skyline in like Whiting/Aliso, there is always a million people out there. Maybe they were smart and avoided the heat. A little ways up the breeze began to blow....sweet relief. Actually felt pretty good heading up. About 45 mins later I reached the top. Decision time....bail and head down Blackstar, or continue right and head out to Sierra Peak as planned.....what do you think???



    So I chose to stay on the intended route....made the right turn and started the undulating road out to Sierra Peak. Nice and breezy out there...temps were actually pretty cool. Still haven't seen anyone else. Made it up to the Heli-pad as extra credit. Out there all by myself......until, the second I whip it out to take a leak...another rider comes rolling up....on cue.



    Got out to Sierra Peak, sent my wife a text to let here know I was running behind and where I was, then I was off and down Coal Cyn. I had done this 2 weeks ago, but it was at night. The ruts were a bit different in the sunlight....only had 1 "Oh Sh!t" moment. Otherwise, made it down without incident.

    A bit of pavement on SART, then the bike path to Weir Cyn. Made my normal stop at Circle K for a snack....didn't need it, but I like to treat myself on these long rides. Refilled the bottles and began the climb back to Weir Cyn. Thunder Mtn Trail needs some TLC...but at least there was a breeze and shade. Crested over the top and dropped into Weir Cyn. Looking at the elevation stats, I knew I was gonna have to do some more extra credit to meet the goal....so i did an extra lap around Weir Cyn before going back up into Oaks. Started climbing up Deer Trail...once again, the park was dead...no traffic. Didn't stop at the top, just rolled through and down Barham Ridge. Still needed some extra credit, so dropped down the technical side of Goat, then clmbed back up. Down Chutes....no traffic.

    Quick stop in Irvine Park for water, then a quick loop around Horseshoe Loop. Down Santiago Creek Trail down the Dam Hill and headed home. Of course back on Santiago Creek Bike Path was a headwind....typical. Made it home....much later than planned....oooops.

    Otherwise a good day on the bike.

    Ended up with 79 miles / 10625' accent

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    ^ now that's how you write a ride report, the bar has been set. Nice one mtnbikej

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    That is so impressive I had to give you kudos.

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    ^ now that's how you write a ride report, the bar has been set. Nice one mtnbikej
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    That is so impressive I had to give you kudos.


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    Good to be back

    After a long road hiatus, I decided to build this old Klein rascal. In Mid Michigan we have flat trail riding with the occasional whoop and mound. My first ride was a tight wooded trail. There is an old tailings pile from the coal mining days. I quickly realized I wasn't geared to climb it. Anyways.... hear are a few photos.









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    Quote Originally Posted by economatic View Post
    That was about the time I got in trouble with my special lady friend for all the riding I was doing. She asked "Don't you want to do anything but ride your bike?" I don't understand the question.

    But seriously, most of the trails are very SS friendly so it wasn't that bad. There's only one climb where I had to walk the bike for an extended distance and everything else was manageable.
    My wife once said to me, "All you want to do is ride your bike and have sex!" well... yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by economatic View Post
    Another failed attempt at an 80ish mile ride around a volcano. 3 weeks ago I ripped the sidewall on the rear tire, yesterday the braking surface on one of the front pads fell off. Thanks Shimano.

    Still was a great ride with 45 trail miles and 20 on the pavement. And I rode with a pro road racer for a bit...until he destroyed me on a climb.
    I refused to accept defeat so I had to attempt this ride one more time. Result! I set out at sunrise with the weather forecast looking questionable towards the end of the day. Breezy and sunny in the morning turning to 40+ mph wind gusts and possible rain in the afternoon. Windy it was! At times it was snowing pine needles, I got sandblasted with dirt, and over 2 dozen trees were down. I also pedaled through a couple minor rain showers.

    Overall, a great day on the bike. Around mile 65 I was still having a blast and decided to add a few extra miles. Total distance was over 90 miles with 9k feet of climbing. I don't have the exact stats because at mile 78 my Garmin 800 reset (...as usual).

    Obligatory picture. Lava Lake around mile 45.
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