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    A ride report

    Sort of. I think this might be my first one on here...

    Anyways.

    Yesterday, since no one else could ride, I decided I still wanted to hit some downhill on South Mountain. Since it was Silent Sunday, I decided to ride up the road instead of National to Buena Vista.

    My more pedal friendly Glory is in the shop, so I took Sparkle Pony out. I just installed a new bar, stem and brakes and was itching to try out the new setup.

    Riding up the road was amusing. Lots of roadies, although not quite as many as I expected. Of course, I started around 11, so that could be why. Sparkle Pony only seemed to confuse them.



    I have no idea how long the climb took. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but boy, there were times I wish I had a few more gears.

    Dropped into Geronimo, as I figured it would have the least amount of hikers on it. The new 30" bar setup is a trip, lots of control, but interesting in switchbacks. I like it though.



    Back to the car at Scorpion Gulch, then home for some grub.

    Edit - and just now, looking at the pictures, I lost a lower roller on my chainguide. Awesome. The bolt on my left crankarm decided to back itself out on the climb too...and of course, Profile's use American size wrenches, not metric, so I couldn't tighten it all the way.
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    That bike is just going to continue to lose parts all over the mountain.

    "Hey Look! A Karpiel swingarm!"


    I was on the mountain yesterday, just not on a bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    That bike is just going to continue to lose parts all over the mountain.

    "Hey Look! A Karpiel swingarm!"


    I was on the mountain yesterday, just not on a bicycle.
    I had fun with the roadies.
    Most of them just stared at my bike as they went by, didn't even look at me.

    Saw a group of long boarders coming down, that was pretty sweet.

    Skitched back to my car by grabbing a horse trailer at a stop sign. That was fun. Braaaap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Yesterday, since no one else could ride, .
    Not so.....
    "Its like Church to me, Like Church is, what it is for other people"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingRiot
    Not so.....
    I really wasn't interested in trying to organize anything. I just wanted to ride what I wanted to ride.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    do you still need what you asked for. I got to call the main company to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    do you still need what you asked for. I got to call the main company to get it!
    Really? Man. If its going to be a hassle, don't worry about it.

    Let me know if there are any difficulties. Otherwise, yeah!
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    nice going pedaling that beast up the hill!!!
    I think that is cool, always give props to guys riding big bikes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jperson
    nice going pedaling that beast up the hill!!!
    I think that is cool, always give props to guys riding big bikes up.
    Thanks man!

    I think I'm going to make this a monthly tradition. Anyone is welcome to join!
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    I used to do that all the time when I worked nights. It was better than trying to arrange shuttles and once you get used to pedaling the DH bike up that road you can just whup up on everyone come race day. You planning to make this a Silent Sunday DH thing (I'm guessing that would be the "monthly" part right ?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    I used to do that all the time when I worked nights. It was better than trying to arrange shuttles and once you get used to pedaling the DH bike up that road you can just whup up on everyone come race day. You planning to make this a Silent Sunday DH thing (I'm guessing that would be the "monthly" part right ?)
    I'm used to pedaling my DH rig everywhere. I'm not really crazy about XC bikes, I'd rather pedal the heavier rig.

    This is something I wanted to do for awhile, pedal up on Silent Sunday, I think I'm going to try to make this a monthly thing this year.

    I've never raced...not really my thing...
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    Oh yeah, racing isn't really all it's made out to be. I loved going to the races and hanging with my friends, doing practice runs, etc.. The actual race was the only downer
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