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    Happy Birthday To Me.

    49 years - and 40 of those riding hard. My first bike was a black Schwinn Stingray. God I loved that thing. I guess I never lost the taste for great looking rides. To celebrate, my daughter and I went to Grand Junction to ride. We hit the Lunch Loops on Friday afternoon, Lemon Squeezer to Miramonte, back up the ridge to the Tabeguache Trail and down to the car. Rockslide Pale Ale and burgers for dinner. On Saturday we hit Rustler's, Mary's and Horsethief. I ride slower with her, but my priorities have changed a little - I look around more, and it's fun to teach another person some tricks on riding singletrack or cleaning a ledge. Yesterday I just hammered my local terrain. The Sultan gets better every ride. I am definitely planning to upgrade the fork to the new Reba with the TA. On the descents the 100mm Fox and steep head angle just feel too sketchy compared to the Spot - a little more beef should solve that. Ride on brothers and sisters!
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    way too cool cutty! happy damn b-day buddy. mine was blue and im 3 years behind ya this oct. keep up the stoke.
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    I think you are now too old to ride. Please send me the sultan so I can squeeze out a couple remaining good years on it before I'm too old myself.

    I'll send you some green tea and a certificate for a yoga class as compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdog
    I think you are now too old to ride. Please send me the sultan so I can squeeze out a couple remaining good years on it before I'm too old myself.

    I'll send you some green tea and a certificate for a yoga class as compensation.
    LOL - I think the Sultan is here for the duration - the yoga doesn't work, it's accupuncture and good drugs for me
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    Happy Birthday cutthroat. Great way to spend the big day!

    Not sure what wheels you're running on the Sultan, but I've had really good luck using the DT RWS 9mm axle for stiffening up the front end. Oh yeah, I9 wheels help that a lot too.

    I'm still gonna get the new Reba with the Maxle though.

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    2TNE - It's set up with I9 Enduros with the RWS skewer front and rear, and Rampages with Stan's Flow rims. The wheels and fork are plenty stiff, but the new Reba is the trick. 100mm of travel just doesn't cut it for the terrain I like to ride even on the 29er, and the steeper HT angle just feels scary at times. I've already sent Larry an email to get on the Reba waiting list and ordered the 20mm endcaps from I9. 120mm will make the Sultan ride awesome.
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    Nice choice on the wheels. That's the exact same path I've gone down. And yes, I too am waiting patiently for SRAM to bestow the latest and greatest in 29er fork goodness upon us mortals.

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    Happy Birthday Cutty, you young punk.
    BTW, you of all people should know to treat your elders with respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    BTW, you of all people should know to treat your elders with respect.
    Respect?? You must have me confused with someone else - that happens all the time with Alzheimers patients.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY cutty

    49yrs young hope to rock a Sultan like that when I get there
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    I'll have you know, I've forgotten more than you'll ever know, you young whippersnapper!
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    "When I get old and die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa, not screaming in terror like all the other people in the car."
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    Happy Birthday Cutty.

    I had the same first bike, but mine was Pea Green.

    The color didn't rub off on me though.
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    1971. mine was red. one of my happiest early memories. Happy Birthday!

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    Enjoy this last precious year in the 4x decade. Make it great.

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    Your kid's smile is worth a million bucks!

    Enjoy the last year of your life . . . after 50, it's all uphill, with no granny, except for the one on the porch in the rocking chair.
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    Wow, very cool Cutty! Happy Bday. BTW, I'm hoping to ride free lunch this summer .

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    Hey, happy Bday Cutthroat. Glad to see you're enjoying that Sultan, too!
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