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    High Jinx and Cheezy Pleezerz (vid)

    From yesterday's ride out at the 50 year trail with Sundog, Jose and Cesar.





    Not in the vid, but I finally rode the two spine lines that I've passed on for.. years? A whole pile of new (to me) stuff, too. A good day.







    Check the crested Saguaro in the background


    Thanks for the tour, as usual, Louis.
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    That was some fun riding and sessioning.


    Thanks for the crunchy video and pics!

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    Nice video, especially when Louis was doing the filming.

    I need to get a bigger bike and some huevos some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    Thanks for the crunchy video and pics!
    Crunchy? Now that you mention it, I think the aspect ratio got messed up somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Nice video, especially when Louis was doing the filming.
    It's a well known 90* Hollywood technique.

    I need to get a bigger bike and some huevos some day.
    The Behemoth frame is waiting for you... (ditch the SS... ditch the SS...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Crunchy? Now that you mention it, I think the aspect ratio got messed up somehow.
    Crunchy in a sonic way if I must say so. Kind of cool, the wind the dirt crunching, the guttural gasp at the bottom of the steep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    Crunchy in a sonic way if I must say so. Kind of cool, the wind the dirt crunching, the guttural gasp at the bottom of the steep.
    Fun little video... but if I were rolling/launching all those crunchy moves there'd be a whole lot more self-congratulatory whooping and hollering!

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    Nice set of skills. Skills I wish I had.

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    Hey Chad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    The Behemoth frame is waiting for you... (ditch the SS... ditch the SS...)

    Watch Scott roll that steep while paying attention to his back wheel. That's some serious brake jack my friend.

    That looks like almost a foot of unintentional nose wheelie. Thats prolly why Scott grunts at the bottom.

    It's gott be the faux bar. Look at Jose rolling it on a horst.

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    A stretch?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    Watch Scott roll that steep while paying attention to his back wheel. That's some serious brake jack my friend.

    That looks like almost a foot of unintentional nose wheelie. Thats prolly why Scott grunts at the bottom.

    It's gott be the faux bar. Look at Jose rolling it on a horst.
    Couldn't possibly be (my lack of) skills related, or that Jose took the line that goes straight into the cholla...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Couldn't possibly be (my lack of) skills related, or that Jose took the line that goes straight into the cholla...
    After watching both in full res I'm entirely certain I just didn't have my weight back far enough, which is a common mistake of mine. Jose is WAY further back, and appropriately so with the little mini ledge that's in the middle of that steep. Can't read it as 'brake jack' at all, but thanks for pointing it out. Good to learn. Need to drop my saddle more, methinks.

    Can you ride tomorrow PM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    After watching both in full res I'm entirely certain I just didn't have my weight back far enough, which is a common mistake of mine. Jose is WAY further back, and appropriately so with the little mini ledge that's in the middle of that steep. Can't read it as 'brake jack' at all, but thanks for pointing it out. Good to learn. Need to drop my saddle more, methinks.

    Can you ride tomorrow PM?
    Come on out, if 3PM is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Need to drop my saddle more, methinks.
    You need a drop seat post! I could not live without the Speedball on my Behemoth. Not sure what size seat tube you have on your 'moth but a Gravity Dropper or the like would be a great addition for all the up-down riding that we have here in AZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    Come on out, if 3PM is good.
    Yup. I'll be out there an hour or so before that, but will do a midgate / cheezy loop or something while you're heading home. I'll have my cell and will give you a buzz. Probably meet at the spot you met Nate and crew on Sunday, 3ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    You need a drop seat post! I could not live without the Speedball on my Behemoth. Not sure what size seat tube you have on your 'moth but a Gravity Dropper or the like would be a great addition for all the up-down riding that we have here in AZ.
    I think you are right. Mine is 27.2 so I think Gravity Dropper is my only option right now.

    When I rode Mike's Lunchbox I quickly saw the benefit of the Speedball out on these trails. Sundog and crew don't seem to need this particular 'crutch', but I think they just keep their saddles low and suffer on the climbs.

    I think your Behemoth wants to ride this stuff...
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    I gotta get out there with you guys next time im down in the Tus. . .

    Whats the white bike? Corsair? I thought it was the new SX for a second, but don't think so.

    Looks like a lot of fun. Where abouts in the OP is 50 year, etc.?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    I think you are right. Mine is 27.2 so I think Gravity Dropper is my only option right now.
    The GD will be fine despite Mike's misgivings. I greatly prefer them to his POS Speedball. Get the 4" drop.

    Is that the med short CS Moth Mike tried to sell me a month or so ago? How you liking it compared to your old Moth?

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    More Cheeziness

    Louis and I rolled again yesterday. More new stuff for me, and plenty of practice on steeps. I rolled the 'unintentional nose wheelie' one again and managed to keep the rear tire on the ground and make the turn. Making the transition from steep up to steep down in 0.25 seconds is what caused my failure to get behind the saddle last time.

    Stay with the vid for some bloopers and false starts at the end. There's some good clips in here.





    Light was too good to not shoot a couple stills...













    Unfortunately I'm going to be out of the freeridin' biz for a week or so while I get a new wheel laced:

    Hello, Mike?







    I've more than got my money's worth outta that rim, so I'm not too shocked.

    Time to morph back to endurance rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash
    I gotta get out there with you guys next time im down in the Tus. . .

    Looks like a lot of fun. Where abouts in the OP is 50 year, etc.?
    50 year is by the town of Catalina, north of Tucson (off Oracle Road).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    The GD will be fine despite Mike's misgivings. I greatly prefer them to his POS Speedball. Get the 4" drop.
    The only misgiving he cited was getting slammed by it shooting back up. Any comment on that?

    Is that the med short CS Moth Mike tried to sell me a month or so ago? How you liking it compared to your old Moth?
    That's it. Well, the frame anyway.







    As you can tell in the vids, short stays are overrated.

    Enel, your Lenz bikes want to ride this stuff, too. I can hear them crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    The only misgiving he cited was getting slammed by it shooting back up. Any comment on that?.
    It's not an issue, but I have hugemongous long legs. When I have gotten a kick in the pants so to speak, it has not hurt one bit. Of course if your balls are a big as MC's I can see the problem.

    As far as them breaking: I have a 220+ lb buddy up here who has been on them since the beginning. A Beta tester if you will. He kept breaking about one a year and they would tweak the design a bit each time. He's been on his current one for three years, so I feel pretty comfortable recommending them to lightweights like you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    That's it. Well, the frame anyway..
    I almost bought it (great deal), but the green turned me off. In retrospect, it looks pretty nice in that photo.


    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Enel, your Lenz bikes want to ride this stuff, too. I can hear them crying.
    You are 100% correct. I need to get down to Tuxson. Lived here seven years, and have not yet sampled what looks like a lot of wonderful riding.


    What rim did you roast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    50 year is by the town of Catalina, north of Tucson (off Oracle Road).
    I have no excuses... It's probably only an hour's drive from my house in Ahwatukee on the south side of South Mountain. You all call it some weekend and I'll grab a posse and come play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I almost bought it (great deal), but the green turned me off. In retrospect, it looks pretty nice in that photo.
    It's grown on me, too. Didn't care much for it when contemplating it, but also didn't care much about color in general. Now I dig it.

    You are 100% correct. I need to get down to Tuxson. Lived here seven years, and have not yet sampled what looks like a lot of wonderful riding.
    Yep, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    Thanks for the GD info. I bet I'll end up with one sooner or later.

    What rim did you roast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    I have no excuses... It's probably only an hour's drive from my house in Ahwatukee on the south side of South Mountain. You all call it some weekend and I'll grab a posse and come play!
    Sounds bueno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Stay with the vid for some bloopers and false starts at the end. There's some good clips in here.
    That rocked, that being the bloopers and false starts.


    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    I've more than got my money's worth outta that rim, so I'm not too shocked.
    About 1:20 you can hear it go.


    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Time to morph back to endurance rider.
    Up for some longer xc-ish Golder Goodness on Thursday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    I have no excuses... It's probably only an hour's drive from my house in Ahwatukee on the south side of South Mountain. You all call it some weekend and I'll grab a posse and come play!
    No skewzies. You all pick a weekend date with a 9Amish start time and we could manage a fun group ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    About 1:20 you can hear it go.
    Yup. Can't believe that little drop killed it, no matter how poorly I may have hit it. Must have been ready to pop.

    Up for some longer xc-ish Golder Goodness on Thursday?
    Do you have a bike that weighs less than 40lbs? I kind of hate to ride my little bike out there because I feel like such a coward. Oh, wait, maybe I *am* a coward.

    What kind of route would you propose? If there's sumpin' to see, I could be up for it.
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    At 1:00 it looks kind of like my rear tire burped. What does HD SSM analysis indicate?


    I'll ride my 5 Spot.

    Perhaps Cherry Tank?

    Paging Mr. Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    At 1:00 it looks kind of like my rear tire burped. What does HD SSM analysis indicate?

    Perhaps Cherry Tank?
    SSM indicates possible burpage, hard to say, though. Tire looks like it has a wobble in it, could be nothing though. Doesn't sound as loud as I remember it being.

    I'll call you if I'm in for riding (3 again, I assume). I have to go to the dentist again, so we'll see how it goes this time.
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