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    awesome ride on the humber tonight



    good ride out tonight... not for teacups, was a bit of a crumpet slog...
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    I'm hoping it cools down a bit for the weekend... Makin ruts is no fun...

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    Yeah, trails are gonna get messed up in the next 24hr. This winter is sucking.

    Anyways, nice bike... smokin'(apparently)

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    depends where you ride, pick a trail that has a lot of ice. the sad part with the warm weather the atv's have been out already. where they churned through it is impassable...
    going to have to repair all the mudholes they make.
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    I haven't seen evidence of ATVs yet, but I did see dirt bike tracks last weekend. The rider wasn't generous with the throttle though, so there wasn't any damage.

    Weekend is looking good. Saturday might still be a little soft, but Sunday should be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    I haven't seen evidence of ATVs yet, but I did see dirt bike tracks last weekend. The rider wasn't generous with the throttle though, so there wasn't any damage.

    Weekend is looking good. Saturday might still be a little soft, but Sunday should be great.
    The MUPs around here are an unusually big mess for this time of year. Deep foot prints and tire tracks in a lot of spots. Can't blame people for getting bored of staying inside all winter I guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    The MUPs around here are an unusually big mess for this time of year. Deep foot prints and tire tracks in a lot of spots. Can't blame people for getting bored of staying inside all winter I guess...
    Same thing in my area, there's deep footprints everywhere from hikers & dogwalkers and some nasty ruts from 'cross bikes. But it gets better, a sizable herd of deer went through one of the trails in the mud and tore the crap out of it. That section of trail is literally a sea of overlapping 2"-4" deep hoof prints, fixing it up is not going to be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post


    good ride out tonight... not for teacups, was a bit of a crumpet slog...
    How rude of me, I never bothered to ask how you liked the new bike. You a 29er convert yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    How rude of me, I never bothered to ask how you liked the new bike. You a 29er convert yet?
    i think it's not so much that it is a 29er but more so it's setup...

    that being said i do notice some advantages so far.

    -on the flats it's fast, very fast...
    -cut through/roll snow, soft ground, forest litter well
    -getting up and over stuff not a huge diff (to early to say)
    -climbing seems easier
    -no problem riding tech/tight/slow features, wheelie drops ok
    -i can see that this would work well in a hard tail concept, rigid no
    -just the right amount of rear suspension
    -140mm fork is awesome
    -have to wait until the trails dry out to test on bigger drops/jumps
    -wish they made a bigger studded tire for a 29er
    -can't wait to try it in three stages/kolapore uplands
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    -can't wait to try it in three stages/kolapore uplands
    Oh, it'll rock there. As is the nature of the Misfit Anti-Race, about 90% of us are up there on 29ers and it's a real treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    depends where you ride, pick a trail that has a lot of ice. the sad part with the warm weather the atv's have been out already. where they churned through it is impassable...
    going to have to repair all the mudholes they make.
    Yeah, that is true.. a few spots have icy paths and no snow nearby! I've seen some quadt*** damage already... apparently doing donuts around a tree in the mud is what passes for fun.

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    yup, we always spring ride up there before the bugs get to bad, then in the fall... been doing it for about 15 years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    yup, we always spring ride up there before the bugs get to bad, then in the fall... been doing it for about 15 years...
    The one downside is it can get pretty boggy in the spring and fall... At Kolapore that is.

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    yeah that is true, though not to bad, lately it has surprised me how fast the snow melts and things dry up. april in the spring, until the end of nov/dec. this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    yeah that is true, though not to bad, lately it has surprised me how fast the snow melts and things dry up. april in the spring, until the end of nov/dec. this year
    Likely due to climate change... significant drop in precipitation(minus the extreme events).

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