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    Hawg's All About Bikes Thread, Vol. 4

    It's time to refresh again. Thanks for everyone's contributions to the first three volumes!

    And to get us started, here's another section of the trail from the ride in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

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    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


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    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

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    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


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    Action shots On the way

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    Smells yummy fresh in here

    Hawg-nice trail!

    Fuglio - cool bike build.


    This new volume already looks promising.
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    How many downed trees at SART this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    How many downed trees at SART this year?
    There was a lot of them this Spring/Summer when I was there last but all of them have been cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1101132026c.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1101132026c.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1101132026c.jpg"/></a>


    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg"/></a>


    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1103130839.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1103130839.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1103130839.jpg"/></a>


    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg"/></a>

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    Action shots On the way
    Fug, was it the HT frame that went bye-bye? I recall your saying that riding a HT is where it's at, now you've got this mountain taming beast that has more travel/clearance then a monster truck. That thing wants to party!!!

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    Great vid, great build. I'm jealous & wish I could ride. I'm definitely stopping by for a tour of SART Hawg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Fug, was it the HT frame that went bye-bye? I recall your saying that riding a HT is where it's at, now you've got this mountain taming beast that has more travel/clearance then a monster truck. That thing wants to party!!!
    the cracked frame was ful susspension. I rode it for a wile with steel splints but i could only run a 1.9 rear tire at 90 psi.. plus i was pushing my luck with the gehtto rigged fix. The hard tail will be back in action but i needed the drive train off it and i never did any big 10'+ drops on it but it is very capable i love the hard tail but im not a good enough rider to do everything on it... Plus the 40lb bike makes you a stronger XC rider. got a 29er SS set up ready for next race season

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    In early on volume 4 with nothing to report but complements.
    Hawg I couldn't get your video to play.
    Fug, That's a nice build you did and +1 to Jhazard for giving you the frame. That's a serious beast of a bike. Dare I ask what it weighs. I know it's illegal to weigh a DH bike but maybe if you get someone to distract the DH crowd long enough that you could sneak a weigh in.
    Nice ride!
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    In early on volume 4 with nothing to report but complements.
    Hawg I couldn't get your video to play.
    Fug, That's a nice build you did and +1 to Jhazard for giving you the frame. That's a serious beast of a bike. Dare I ask what it weighs. I know it's illegal to weigh a DH bike but maybe if you got someone to distract the DH crowd you could sneak a weigh in.
    Nice ride!
    Go to pinkbike and look for "Ambassadorhawg" in the video section. Maybe you can watch them directly from the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Go to pinkbike and look for "Ambassadorhawg" in the video section. Maybe you can watch them directly from the website?
    I did and it wouldn't play. I haven't logged in to PB for so long it won't let me in.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I just went to Fug's pinkbike page and watched some of his videos. They scare me...

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    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6Xhi1VwCkxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    I'm focused only on a sighting the other type of lion.

    And we saw some, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    So I just Built a new bike! I believe it is the long sought after holy grail of mountain bikes. The proverbial quiver killer.


    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka.
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0d06b6a4-8d78-4fc5-80ce-c30855c226a7.jpg"/></a>



    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9ef8f84b-3133-4dfa-b13f-a6607d2c328b.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1101132026c.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1101132026c.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1101132026c.jpg"/></a>


    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo ed4333fc-7338-459e-95e9-dadd6a1e6f18.jpg"/></a>


    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1102131055a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1102131055a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1102131055a.jpg"/></a>


    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/1103130839.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/1103130839.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 1103130839.jpg"/></a>


    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


    <a href="https://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo c094939f-c344-480f-a178-f3ea9fb0f9c1.jpg"/></a>

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    Action shots On the way
    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know what scares me, Hawg. You ride right by a mountain lion and don't even think twice about it. Here's 2:32 again in case you just flat out missed it on your ride.
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    haha nice!
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    i like the single crown for riding tech. I was thinking about doing the flood gate mod but decided to quit while i was ahead. My old for was a manatue travis so its so much better already and doesn't leave me wanting more. Im sort of a mechanical hack so i dont wanna go down that rabbit hole.

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    So I responded to a local request in my regional forum.....

    http://forums.mtbr.com/southeast-ga-...al-883055.html

    Met up with Paul today and we rode a couple of trails. I think he had a blast. And I may have gained a new riding partner here in Huntsville.

    Made him a vid so he can show his brother him riding in the mountains. (They're from Florida)

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78479253?color=ffffff" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78479253">Nov-3</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    So I responded to a local request in my regional forum.....

    http://forums.mtbr.com/southeast-ga-...al-883055.html

    Met up with Paul today and we rode a couple of trails. I think he had a blast. And I may have gained a new riding partner here in Huntsville.

    Made him a vid so he can show his brother him riding in the mountains. (They're from Florida)

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78479253?color=ffffff" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78479253">Nov-3</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Good Deed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    i like the single crown for riding tech. I was thinking about doing the flood gate mod but decided to quit while i was ahead. My old for was a manatue travis so its so much better already and doesn't leave me wanting more. Im sort of a mechanical hack so i dont wanna go down that rabbit hole.
    My wife still likes single crown to double, she feels she can control the bike better. I just love the stiffness of a direct mount stem.

    Taking out the lock out value is so easy, I think a 22mm socket and one snap ring, the check value falls out. 2-5 mins max if your hangover stoned and got lemon juice in your eyes. I really helps with small bump chatter
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    i would do dual crown if i had a dedacated down hill bike id like to find a nice manitou durado then i could save it for a future 29er build ive been thinking about

    shit ill do it. But ill wait till the urge to buy something hits me and ill do this instead...... you live in Phoenix right vice? there's a February trip im doing might see you out there?

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    Congratulations, Hawg! Volume 4 is off to a stunning start, with your and Netwurker's video, and Fuglio's bike build posts! Great stuff!

    Oh, and net's 'editing' contribution to your video was also most excellent!

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    Hay fug nice bike, looks kind of wimpy though, guess it will be good for XC. Haha just kidding. My wife had a DMR guide and ripped off the bottom pulley, on a supper rocky trail she will throw her chain.

    your right about the totem its a great fork. funny how some thing so beefy looking can be pretty light. I was all about the totem on my gravity bikes till I got a few Boxxer WC, it has high/low damp high/low rebound and the best hydro bottom out. It feels bottomless.

    Did you do the mod to the compresstion, take out the lock out value under the high/low nobs? It is a must!
    I'd heard that those Wolf chainrings make a chainguide unnecessary. Maybe not in the case of this much rear wheel travel? I'm thinking, on days when I feel strong, of converting my old but still like-new Ellsworth Joker to a 1X10 setup, with a Wolf-tooth chainring. 7" of rear wheel travel . I consider it to be a trailbike, although when I got it, it was thought of by everybody else as a 'freeride sled'. I like that part....when I suck on any particular long, tedious climb, it is my go-to excuse!

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    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
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    No dirt for me today. I had to slip off to work this morning, so I bike commuted. Nothing too special except I got to spin the pedals out on one particular stretch reaching speeds upwards of 30 mph on flat ground I couldn't hold that and was soon down to my normal turtle's pace. The wind outside at the moment is brutal. You can hear the house shaking. I thought to myself I wonder if this is winter blowing in. I check NOAA and we have hazardous weather outlook
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    THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA.

    .DAY ONE...TONIGHT

    WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST TONIGHT...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
    COMMON. THE STRONG WINDS COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE
    VEHICLES ON EAST-WEST ROADS.

    .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

    LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH 1/2 TO 1 INCH
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    Well, I got off the couch, and did some sort of ride today, maybe 12 or so miles. Today, I did something stupid on the bike. It's been so long since I've been on a bike pedaling that I forgot to unclip when stopping, and when I realized my mistake, I'd not paid attention to unclipping the foot on the downhill side. Hence there was nothing but air for my right foot to touch for support. So you know the rest of that story. Oh and BTW, I am darn lucky with today.... it was in the really lumpy rocky single track section going to the M.A.S.H. TV set site in Malibu Creek State Park.



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    I was here at 8:38 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3rd.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Randy, we need to see the bloody parts.

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    So Randy the M.A.S.H set is still there?
    Alright so I got a short 5 miler in on Saturday. It wasn't for me but more to get my dog out. The place I normally take him is not rideable since the floods here in Colorado. So I've been trying different areas and stumbled on a great dog friendly trails system only 2 miles from my house. It also has flood damage but nothing we couldn't avoid. But what's great is because of the flooding it has been posted as closed since the floods. I went in anyway and rode 5 milrs around a couple huge ponds almost lake size. Nobody out there gteat flowing trails that circled the ponds. Quite a bit of wildlife. I saw a Beaver, several hawks a deer and several flocks of geese and ducks. The important part was the dog had fun and he did. I took very few photos but what I did get may surprise some of you. Especially the Fat Bike crowd. But your going to have to wait until I download them this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
    Yup, you are . . . the vid's (although good) definitely don't capture the total spirit of that trail. It's a challenging and demanding trail to say the least, and its pretty remote, which is a rarity in SoCal. It's got some tech, some SERIOUS exposure and its FAST. Its one of those trails that you've got to ride to experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Randy, we need to see the bloody parts.
    As I said, I was lucky. Just a scuffed up elbow with a little bit of a strawberry patch of skin for blood. For once, I kind of tucked and rolled out, until I came to a stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So Randy the M.A.S.H set is still there?
    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    As I said, I was lucky. Just a scuffed up elbow with a little bit of a strawberry patch of skin for blood. For once, I kind of tucked and rolled out, until I came to a stop
    Perfect, it was strawberry season for you. Post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I'm missing something...yawn on the trail in the Hawg vid.
    excitement or mountain lions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Yup, though there's not a whole lot left and the trails weren't really all that exciting compared to some other nearby options. My first ride in SoCal was out to the same site:
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    Should have kept on going and climbed up Bulldog down Backbone and done the big loop. About 23 or 24 miles, as I recall, from San Juan di Bautista park.

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    Dang. I didn't get to ride this whole weekend! WHAT?!! that's just crazy talk.

    I had daddy duties and the rain was relentless. So instead I decided to make a countertop in the master bathroom. My wife has been telling me that there isn't enough counter space for all of her "stuff".We have a double sink countertop and the sinks do take up a lot of space. I started my project early Saturday morning and by this afternoon I was just about finished.

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    I actually did do a little bit of riding this late afternoon with my kids around the neighborhood. I was so proud of my daughter cause I think she finally figured out how to really ride her Strider. She is actually faster than my son now. Before today she was just walking with the bike between her legs. Now she is letting the saddle carry her weight and running with the bike! She was so happy and proud, that it made me happy and proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Dang. I didn't get to ride this whole weekend! WHAT?!! that's just crazy talk.

    I had daddy duties and the rain was relentless. So instead I decided to make a countertop in the master bathroom. My wife has been telling me that there isn't enough counter space for all of her "stuff".We have a double sink countertop and the sinks do take up a lot of space. I started my project early Saturday morning and by this afternoon I was just about finished.

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    I actually did do a little bit of riding this late
    afternoon with my kids around the neighborhood.
    I was so proud of my daughter cause I think she
    finally figured out how to really ride her Strider.
    She is actually faster than my son now. Before
    today she was just walking with the bike between
    her legs. Now she is let
    ting the saddle carry her weight and running with
    the bike! She was so happy and proud, that it
    made me happy and proud.
    Great father and kid time.
    As far as the country top I'm slightly confused. To make more room you did away with the two sinks.
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    yes. I got rid of the two sinks. We want to save the earth by using less water. We now brush her teeth with our own spit and rinse in the toilet. We don't floss anymore....we just FLUSH!






    yea....I know....bad joke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    yes. I got rid of the two sinks. We want to save the earth by using less water. We now brush her teeth with our own spit and rinse in the toilet. We don't floss anymore....we just FLUSH!






    yea....I know....bad joke.


    Well on the plus side you made your wife happy and gave her more counter space. Now all you have to deal with her breath, and her yours.

    I know bad joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'd heard that those Wolf chainrings make a chainguide unnecessary. Maybe not in the case of this much rear wheel travel? I'm thinking, on days when I feel strong, of converting my old but still like-new Ellsworth Joker to a 1X10 setup, with a Wolf-tooth chainring. 7" of rear wheel travel . I consider it to be a trailbike, although when I got it, it was thought of by everybody else as a 'freeride sled'. I like that part....when I suck on any particular long, tedious climb, it is my go-to excuse!
    Not necessarily. They work really well with a clutch derailleur for the most part, but I'm finding I need at least an upper guide too. I was riding with my brother yesterday (sorry, no photos or vid) and we both have Wolftooth rings, and we both dropped chains. To be fair he had exactly the same problem with a broken clutch that my XT suffered but as soon as I commented on how well my new Zee was working I also dropped the chain... on the approach to a section of sizeable gap jumps. I managed to clear the first with my chain hanging on the pedal. Time to buy a guide.

    In other news, my carbon Havens paid for themselves yesterday when I cased a gap onto a hunk of 2x4. I was riding too close to Sam on the almost blind approach to a fairly decent step down gap when he brake checked. I then slowed too much and cased it hard on the square wooden edge of the landing ramp. I'm sure that would have been a wheel breaker on my old set of Crests, but the Havens just shrugged it off and I kept on going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well on the plus side you made your wife happy and gave her more counter space. Now all you have to deal with her breath, and her yours.

    I know bad joke.

    Well even with running water, my morning breath can kill.
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    Wemen and space !!!

    Nice pics with the M.A.S.H. truck. If that was here, some idiots with spray cans would have wrote their names all over it.... its a funny thing about Oz, it doesn't matter how rural things are, if there is something man made that has been abandoned, there's names painted all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Wemen and space !!!
    Hey, you know why NASA never sent any women astronauts to the moon during the Apollo program of the sixties and early seventies, right?

    Cuz all the top NASA executives just assumed the moon didn't need to be cleaned.
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    I like this still from the Contour cam from last weekend.....Jett's tongue is out there.
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    ^Nice!^

    Why are the first few sips of a morning coffee so damned good?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Perfect, it was strawberry season for you. Post pics.

    Somehow, selfies of a tiny owwie on the end of my elbow is not gonna make my honey do list, Hawg... Sorry.

    One of the last times I rode that trail, someone did some trail work and a trim job on a root that ran parallel and at the edge of the trail, such that it left a stob sticking out like the start of a guard rail on a freeway. My front tire found that stob, and I did a very smooth OTB that transformed into a belly flop landing on the rockiest hardest lumpiest mattress ever near the bottom of a very lumpy rocky creek bed bottom. Somewhere, I have pictures of me in the color purple. For about 2 weeks, I nicknamed myself "The Purple Throbber."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^Nice!^

    Why are the first few sips of a morning coffee so damned good?!
    Because the morning view at Starbucks awakens your primal instincts with wimmenz abounding? Or you like the look of wifey first thing in the morning, in the kitchen, in only a nightgown? I dunno Hawg, why? Or is it you like your coffee like you like your women, with nice tan lines, and fresh cream on top?

    That's a pretty deep thought, Hawg, with some deep answers for so early on a Monday morning, so early in the workweek. Gotta go get my second cup of French Roast now and think about it some more.

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    Some random chunkorz. This is G-town in the summer (Vice has been here). i dont have my video editor software at the moment, so there is a minute or two of resting dialogue in the middle. Anyhoo, this ride was full of forumers. Stihacka, JoeItall, Prophet, and Pedalphile. most of them dont post anymore, but eh!

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    ^Oh, some of them still post-o-plenty. They just live on a different planet now-a-days.

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    indeed. but i sure do ride with some hot hunks, right? dont act like you werent a'lookin.
    that was a 90+ degree humid day. lots of shirtlessness. Sti nearly died on that trip. we got dragged up some brutal trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    indeed. but i sure do ride with some hot hunks, right? dont act like you werent a'lookin.
    that was a 90+ degree humid day. lots of shirtlessness. Sti nearly died on that trip. we got dragged up some brutal trails.
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    Did u crash that day,...looking at the shirtless hunks?

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    i was fallin all over the place that day. i think i even posted a vid. it wasnt because of the view though, it was the trail he picked which was totally retarded!
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    Wow Hawg 3 pages in a day, at this rate volume 5 is just around the corner.
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    Hay guys, good read so far. Thanks for the pics and vid. I'm two weeks in on my broken ribs, no rides no work I went for a walk yesterday,I'm staring to go a little loopy. The vid help so keep them coming please.

    My Trek Farley came in, its built up and sitting at the bike shop, but I'm starting to think I should get the Spec Fat Boy instead. I think the Trek will be just as good or better on the trail but I will be only riding it on snow and some sand at the beach. The Fat Boy looks like it can hold a much bigger tire.

    So what do you think? Hayyal can you fit a bigger tire in the Farley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Hay guys, good read so far. Thanks for the pics and vid. I'm two weeks in on my broken ribs, no rides no work I went for a walk yesterday,I'm staring to go a little loopy. The vid help so keep them coming please.

    My Trek Farley came in, its built up and sitting at the bike shop, but I'm starting to think I should get the Spec Fat Boy instead. I think the Trek will be just as good or better on the trail but I will be only riding it on snow and some sand at the beach. The Fat Boy looks like it can hold a much bigger tire.

    So what do you think? Hayyal can you fit a bigger tire in the Farley?

    There was a lot of tire talk over in the fatbike land. A couple of us posted some pictures -
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/tre...-883662-2.html

    I think as along as you are in the 3.8 range of real width you'll be okay. I'm not worried about it here as the trails get ridden in and compacted. If the snow is fresh and fluffy, I'll go skiing for that day.

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    so i met Settertude for about 2 minutes. he gave me hot chocolate before my ride. Yeah! i still should have checked the weather though. i was dressed for 40's weather....and it dropped down in the 20s. it hurt.
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    random pic-
    my ride banished and sent off in shame (as usual) to the file room after failed manuals in the hallway this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    so i met Settertude for about 2 minutes. he gave me hot chocolate before my ride.
    He was out of candy?
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    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
    What kind of candy would you like. I've got hard candy and some chocolate. Or some ice cream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i dont need any more candy!

    wait, yes i do.
    There's plenty in the van. And puppies, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    There's plenty in the van. And puppies, too!
    Ha,ha Nicole was Settertude driving a van?
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    Yo Dell-Boy.... Batty loves the Fatty !
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    There was a mtn lion struck and killed on a local freeway here.

    That's one down and it's got make Net Wurker feel a little better about my safety here.

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    I went out on that 74 mile road bike ride. It wasn't the best ride of the year for me. As you guys know, I haven't been on the bike very much, it was very windy, I lost the food out of my front jacket pocket, and there were no stores for food and water. At mile 60 my muscles started to tighten up a lot, I was losing energy, and I was in some pain from those muscles. I stretched, took off again, and it felt better. Then it would tighten up again. I called it a day at mile 65, and the g/f picked me up. First time that's ever happened. I could've limped in, but there was no point. She was only a few miles away.

    I did do a 14 mile ride on the mtb last night. It was fun getting out on the mtb again. It is suppose to start raining again though. I'll be playing more basketball.

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    Just out ridin around this morning.

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    There was a mtn lion struck and killed on a local freeway here.

    That's one down and it's got make Net Wurker feel a little better about my safety here.
    Hawg, I'm never REALLY worried. When it comes down to it, I think you could take a mountain lion, unless it was on steroids.
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    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?

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    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?
    While n+1 is the right number for bikes, n-1 is best for pain medications.

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    i looped out bad this morning. how many aleve is "too" many?
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    Is that the track that's butted up against the mountain on the South side of Goodyear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, I'm never REALLY worried. When it comes down to it, I think you could take a mountain lion, unless it was on steroids.
    I'm pretty sure I could take one with my pocket knife, but I can't seem to find one to challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'm pretty sure I could take one with my pocket knife, but I can't seem to find one to challenge!
    Local motel lounge, 10:00 pm to closing would be prime hunting grounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is that the track that's butted up against the mountain on the South side of Goodyear?



    Yep, sure is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, sure is.
    I've fished the quarry pits across the hwy and the Gila River a bunch around there.

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    I did a numb skull move today after work thinking there would be enough daylight to squeeze in a quickie 11 mile workout ride. Nope, it was sunset before I even got to the top of the hill, at about half way through my ride. Oops, no lights either. Blasted down the steep fire road riding totally on memory and Braille. Scary but I think I actually went down faster than usual. Partly because I figured if I was gonna crash, then I was gonna crash, and also because of mountain lions that were surely lurking in the overhangs I was passing underneath.

    I really hate "Falling back" with the time setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I've fished the quarry pits across the hwy and the Gila River a bunch around there.



    I used to long ago. You can't eat any fish taken out of the river though, one of the most contaminated rivers in America sadly.

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    I took the fatty out for a ride in the dark tonight. I came to some interesting conclusions

    1. Countersteering is possible and fun on a fat bike. I've never noticed a pronounced ability to countersteer a bike before. The fatty does it with ease.

    2. Only weirdos ride at night (I'm not excluding myself). During my ride, I ran across two other cyclists. One was dressed like a cyclist and zipped on by. The other was a very old many dressed in a huge coat, no lights, no reflectors. Nobody else was seen for the hour I was out.

    3. My iphone sucks in the cold. If you look at it, it reboots due to the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I used to long ago. You can't eat any fish taken out of the river though, one of the most contaminated rivers in America sadly.
    I'm a catch and release guy in freshwater fishing any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I did a numb skull move today after work thinking there would be enough daylight to squeeze in a quickie 11 mile workout ride. Nope, it was sunset before I even got to the top of the hill, at about half way through my ride. Oops, no lights either. Blasted down the steep fire road riding totally on memory and Braille. Scary but I think I actually went down faster than usual. Partly because I figured if I was gonna crash, then I was gonna crash, and also because of mountain lions that were surely lurking in the overhangs I was passing underneath.

    I really hate "Falling back" with the time setting.

    Time change is the stupidest thing ever invented. Grew up in Arizona so never had to do it, that seemed normal. Now in Nevada I have to change my clocks. Makes no sense to me... I'm sure it had some relevance and served a purpose back in the day, now it's just dumb. But I think a lot of things are dumb, so don't listen to me.
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    The Kona WO is fat and makes instant fat smiles.
    Black 'n Blue is now sporting Surly Nates and Ergon handles.
    Blue anodized bling bolts on the way.
    Can't wait to dig in with the Nates over the weekend.
    Come on snow!!!
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    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^That thing is BADASS Dog! I'm diggin' it big time. I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....
    Yo Hawg! How about finding some float up in the canyons. And I hear the acoustics are far out too.
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    I found some ancient ruins on a new trail I was on today.

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    I wouldn't know how to work a video camera.

    Actually my team partner has a GoPro, maybe I can borrow it. I think it still has my SD card in it anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    B&F, you gotta get you a video camera for recording your rides!
    I spent all my money on the bike... barely have enough left over for water to take on my rides.
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    Twister. Fat hangs in the corners and leaves matter not.
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    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are our riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's also.
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    Exactly--that and working on bling perfection so the winter pics will be inspiring to you wanna bees wishing you had a NE style winter and single track.
    Final bling (for now) out for delivery today. Blue anodized bolts for all the attachment bosses!
    Pictures to follow of course.
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    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are our riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's also.
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    Gotta put something together for this!
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    This cracks me up how Settertude and Heyyall have their new sweet fat bikes and are out riding the leaf blown trails jonsen for some snow.

    Of course I don't blame you guys I'd be out getting used to those bikes before the big snow's fly also. I got up in to Laramie Wyoming yesterday work related. And drove by an outdoor sport adventure store. I think it was a mom and pop store specializing in all outdoor mountain sports. But as I zipped by at night I could see various iyems like kayaks and canoes and and unmistakable for any other type of bike but a fat bike in the front window.

    I didn't have time to stop and I'm not sure if
    everything was new or used. But you two guys
    popped in my head. I also saw a college kid
    cruising around campus on one up there. They're
    getting to be a pretty common sight around here.
    Which would make sense because if I'm not mistaken the Fat Bike was first introduced by a guy in Boulder Colorado.
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    I think they originated in Scandinavia somewhere.
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    I think they originated in Scandinavia somewhere.
    Well apparently we're both wrong. A simple Google search tells me it was a guy out of Fairbanks Alaska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ...I sorta wish we had sh!tty Winters here or lots of deep sand to justify owning one. Otherwise I'd look like a yuppy, trend setter, valley dude....
    Does that make me a yuppy, trend setter, (central) valley dude!?

    I'd argue that's a positive thing for anyone over 40. Therefore, you should get a fatbike. It's great for cougar hunting too


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    Does that make me a yuppy, trend setter, (central) valley dude!?

    I'd argue that's a positive thing for anyone over 40. Therefore, you should get a fatbike. It's great for cougar hunting too
    No offense Katz. You just gotta watch it down here in So Cal. Things are done differently and if the general population doesn't agree with your choice, they hunt you down in the middle of the night, drag you away kicking and screaming, draw and quarter you, and hang the parts at the four corners of the County from which you once lived in as a warning to others.

    They aren't that critical up in the CV, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Exactly--that and working on bling perfection so the winter pics will be inspiring to you wanna bees wishing you had a NE style winter and single track.
    Final bling (for now) out for delivery today. Blue anodized bolts for all the attachment bosses!
    Pictures to follow of course.
    :-)
    Oh sure just flaunt away without hesitation or thought for us mere non fat bike mortals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    No offense Katz.
    None taken

    An acquaintance in LA area disappeared a while ago. Maybe he bought himself a fatbike.

    "Big" towns in CV are getting almost as bad, given CV is sandwiched between LA basin and Sacramento. It's a matter of time us small town folks start feeling the heat. So I'm in the process of getting a 38-acre property in AZ desert and building an underground bunker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    None taken

    An acquaintance in LA area disappeared a while ago. Maybe he bought himself a fatbike.

    "Big" towns in CV are getting almost as bad, given CV is sandwiched between LA basin and Sacramento. It's a matter of time us small town folks start feeling the heat. So I'm in the process of getting a 38-acre property in AZ desert and building an underground bunker.
    Think of the bunker parties one could have!!!!

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    Meh, it's a spin off from Fat Burger. Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg
    Think of the bunker parties one could have!!!!
    ^And y'all are invited BYOFB (Bring yer own fat bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Exactly--that and working on bling perfection so the winter pics will be inspiring to you wanna bees wishing you had a NE style winter and single track.
    Final bling (for now) out for delivery today. Blue anodized bolts for all the attachment bosses!
    Pictures to follow of course.
    :-)
    That does it! I'm sick of SoCal! I gotta move someplace where there's always mud and leaves, and bugs, and freezing temps and snow, too!
    No...wait a minute. I'll just stay here for now, until the same-o same-o gets as old as I am. Then I'll move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    None taken

    An acquaintance in LA area disappeared a while ago. Maybe he bought himself a fatbike.

    "Big" towns in CV are getting almost as bad, given CV is sandwiched between LA basin and Sacramento. It's a matter of time us small town folks start feeling the heat. So I'm in the process of getting a 38-acre property in AZ desert and building an underground bunker.
    An old buddy of mine did just that somewhere just east of Tucson. Got himself quite a compound there. He never did invite me out for a visit.

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    I think they originated in Scandinavia somewhere.
    I think they did too . . .

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    If I could--I'd give you more rep for that.
    Unlike a red cape, which won't make you super, a fat bike will raise your rep to a higher level of mediocrity approaching trans-mortal.

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    Oh sure just flaunt away without hesitation or thought for us mere non fat bike mortals.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    An old buddy of mine did just that somewhere just east of Tucson. Got himself quite a compound there. He never did invite me out for a visit.
    That doesn't sound like a very good buddy I'm sure he has his reasons.

    I don't think I'll do the bunker thing (maybe I'll do a small underground storage), but I am moving to AZ for real. My work truck (Kenworth) is going to be illegal to operate in CA come Jan 1st. It's cheaper for me to move than upgrading the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
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    I got a morning "oak" looking at the picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    An acquaintance in LA area disappeared a while ago. Maybe he bought himself a fatbike.
    Or he was riding a 29er with tires wider than 2.1.

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    Speaking of Cali, guys, I spent a very long 2 days tooling up for a new contract machining fire hose nozzles for the state of California. 30 hours at work between Thursday and Friday.

    I WILL be shredding me some chunk this afternoon. No fatbike, sorry, but I do have a 2.5 on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I WILL be shredding me some chunk this afternoon. No fatbike, sorry, but I do have a 2.5 on the front.
    About time!

    I'll bring the fat bike next time I come to PHX so you can sample it post-ride, or take it out on DC. Just don't crack your foot next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    About time!

    I'll bring the fat bike next time I come to PHX so you can sample it post-ride, or take it out on DC. Just don't crack your foot next time
    Still bummed that I got knocked out of commission during your visit, looking forward to a redo. I owe Hawg a good time, too.

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    ^Meh, no big deal. Sheet happens. I'm glad you were still able to ride out. I'll be mere 3 hours away from PHX once I relocate - we'll be able to do a redo and then some.

    When is Mr. Hawg coming down? I may tag along on a short ride if my schedule coincides.

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    I was trying to choose one that I would throw out that hot tub but I couldn't decide, similar to my vacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    ^Meh, no big deal. Sheet happens. I'm glad you were still able to ride out. I'll be mere 3 hours away from PHX once I relocate - we'll be able to do a redo and then some.

    When is Mr. Hawg coming down? I may tag along on a short ride if my schedule coincides.
    It was supposed to be right about now, but I've been so darn busy with work that we postponed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I was trying to choose one that I would throw out that hot tub but I couldn't decide, similar to my vacation.
    Middle one would be the first one out. Second from right looks like a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Middle one would be the first one out. Second from right looks like a keeper.
    Yeah I think second from right would have a ticket to stay. The rest I'd have to throw a dart to determine length of time in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Middle one would be the first one out. Second from right looks like a keeper.
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah I think second from right would have a ticket to stay. The rest I'd have to throw a dart to determine length of time in.
    You guys are too picky. Haven't you heard of the latest invention called brown paper bags? Send whichever you don't want my way - I got a hot tub big enough for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    You guys are too picky. Haven't you heard of the latest invention called brown paper bags? Send whichever you don't want my way - I got a hot tub big enough for all.
    Problem is how long until the soggy paper bags wear thin.
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    ^That's alright. I got a lot of paper bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    ^That's alright. I got a lot of paper bags
    Who's kidding who, that bunch above you could get by with just dimming the light's and save on the paper bag's.
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    ^less paper bags, reduced electricity usage. Win-win!

    In reality, they'll probably put a paper bag on my head before they let me in the tub LOL.

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    ^less paper bags, reduced electricity usage. Win-win!

    In reality, they'll probably put a paper bag on my head before they let me in the tub LOL.
    It would be a "go green" party to be remembered.
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    I was trying to choose one that I would throw out that hot tub but I couldn't decide, similar to my vacation.
    You and Setter are going about it all wrong. It's true, there isn't any one in the group that stands out. Only having ALL OF THEM AT ONCE would be the logical choice. You see that Setter?

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    I was trying to choose one that I would throw out that hot tub but I couldn't decide, similar to my vacation.
    Thing that bums me about that pic is those identical bathing suits. They look like cheerleaders or something.
    IMO, they would all look much better without them. But I guess that ain't gonna happen on emptybeer!

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    You're from Vegas area, correct? Which trail is this? Looks like a nice place to ride.[/QUOTE]

    This is a single track off shoot of the Amargosa trail in Henderson. That main trail is like a fire road that goes from Horizon Ridge to the back side of Anthem. But the single track is pretty techy and fun.
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    ^Cool, thanks! I'll be exploring the area once I move to Kingman. Show me around sometime, and I'll buy you beer and lunch

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    ^Cool, thanks! I'll be exploring the area once I move to Kingman. Show me around sometime, and I'll buy you beer and lunch
    Kingman? Why Kingman?

    Well if it is Kingman, I got a nice trail system to show you in Havasu. That's closer than Vegas for sure. I also hear there is some good stuff between Kingman and Laughlin. I'd be interested hitting that stuff , myself.

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    Kingman? Why Kingman?

    Well if it is Kingman, I got a nice trail system to show you in Havasu. That's closer than Vegas for sure. I also hear there is some good stuff between Kingman and Laughlin. I'd be interested hitting that stuff , myself.
    Isn't the Mustang Ranch in Laughlin?? Shred a little "gnar", perhaps??

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    Isn't the Mustang Ranch in Laughlin?? Shred a little "gnar", perhaps??
    No, that's way North off the HWY 395 I believe. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County. Ya gotta got over to Pahrump-a-bump-bump (Nye County) to get to a whore house in Southern NV as far as I've heard.

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    Why Kingman...

    1: I love Mojave and Sonora desert

    2: If I were retired and had $10 mil+, I'd move to Yucca Valley or 29 palms. But at this point, staying in CA is not an option.

    3: Everytime I drive through Kingman in winter, it's 80-degrees. Not many place where I can sit on the deck of my trailer and eat hamburger while drenching myself the sun in January.

    4: OTOH, it gets up to 115 in summer, but honestly, it gets that high in CV regularly, and it's much drier in Kingman.

    5: Land is cheap (I am actually buying a 38-acre property), and I like having big land.

    6: Despite huge acreage, yard work is minimal. Desert shrubs are pretty much self-maintaining, and it smells good after rain.

    7: Property tax is dirt cheap. Gas is cheap.

    8: Big enough town to be convenient, small enough not to have bad traffic

    9: Not too far from my buddy who lives in Prescott Valley

    10: The trucking carrier I'm contracted to have a few customers nearby

    11: Being a Constitutional libertarian, I generally prefer Arizonans' politics over Californians'


    As far as bike riding is concerned, there's a nice trail system along US-93 just north of I-40 (Monolith garden/Cook Canyon loop). It's an approximately 10-mile long, XC-type trail with some chunks. I've ridden it on my SS dirt jumper a couple of times. Perfect for a quickie ride, and the place I'm buying is 15 minutes away.

    I remember watching your vids riding in Sarah park. That looks like a nice trail. Let me know when you are coming to Havasu. We can go riding if I happen to be at home.

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    Isn't the Mustang Ranch in Laughlin?? Shred a little "gnar", perhaps??
    That's at Exit 28 on I-80 in NV. Reno area was a serious contender for that reason


    Here's a pic of the backyard, looking west. Sunset is absolutely gorgeous. Jeep isn't mine.

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    Yup, the Monolith trail spot is the one I was thinking of.

    At least Kingman (since it's higher up) doesn't reach into the 120s for weeks in the Summer like nearby Havasu does.

    After my parents bought the Havasu house, they were looking for a higher elevation Summer home off hwy 147 (South of Kingman) in that mountain resort/development area, but it never materialized.

    I may have mentioned this before but my Grandfather built a house on Yucca Mesa (hwy 247) in the mid 1950s. We went up there for family get togethers since I was a toddler in the early 70s. So many great memories there. My Cousin eventually bought it to keep it in the family and in 2003, he and I restored/upgraded it. We continue to have great times there to this day and it's a great feeling to see the next generation enjoying it, too. Sitting in a chair in the morning outside watching the desert wake up while sipping on coffee is priceless to me.

    In fact, I will be headed up there on Thursday for the weekend. Sadly, there is almost no mtn biking to be done there. Ya gotta go down to to the Coachella Valley, which I have yet to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yup, the Monolith trail spot is the one I was thinking of.

    At least Kingman (since it's higher up) doesn't reach into the 120s for weeks in the Summer like nearby Havasu does.

    After my parents bought the Havasu house, they were looking for a higher elevation Summer home off hwy 147 (South of Kingman) in that mountain resort/development area, but it never materialized.

    I may have mentioned this before but my Grandfather built a house on Yucca Mesa (hwy 247) in the mid 1950s. We went up there for family get togethers since I was a toddler in the early 70s. So many great memories there. My Cousin eventually bought it to keep it in the family and in 2003, he and I restored/upgraded it. We continue
    to have great times there to this day and it's a
    great feeling to see the next generation enjoying it,
    too. Sitting in a chair in the morning outside watching the desert wake up while sipping on
    coffee is priceless to me.

    In fact, I will be headed up there on Thursday for the weekend. Sadly, there is almost no mtn biking
    to be done there. Ya gotta go down to to the
    Coachella Valley, which I have yet to do.
    Sounds likea great place Hawg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yup, the Monolith trail spot is the one I was thinking of.
    I think you'll enjoy that trail, though there's not much climbing. I could (I'll emphasize again, I, me, this out of shape trucker) climb most of uphills on my SS with 2:1 gearing. But there's some cool rock formations along the way, and the view from the top of mesa is nice. Not really techy, but some chunks thrown in to make things interesting.

    I got some vids on my Piinkbike account. I've mistakenly called it Cook Canyon. Since we haven't talked about bikes in a while, here's one.

    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='https://www.pinkbike.com/v/303351/' /><embed src='https://www.pinkbike.com/v/303351/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href='https://www.pinkbike.com/video/303351/'>Cook canyon</a> on <a href='https://www.pinkbike.com'>Pinkbike</a></p>

    And a pic from the top



    At least Kingman (since it's higher up) doesn't reach into the 120s for weeks in the Summer like nearby Havasu does.
    I've seen 120 in Yucca and my place is south of that big climb on I-40 just before Kingman, so I wouldn't be surprised if it gets up that high occasionally. But when it does, humidity should be in the single digit. In CV, we still get 25% humidity when it's 110, so it's an improvement as far as I'm concerned. As long as it's dry, I'm good if I stay in the shade with a glass of margarita

    After my parents bought the Havasu house, they were looking for a higher elevation Summer home off hwy 147 (South of Kingman) in that mountain resort/development area, but it never materialized.

    I may have mentioned this before but my Grandfather built a house on Yucca Mesa (hwy 247) in the mid 1950s. We went up there for family get togethers since I was a toddler in the early 70s. So many great memories there. My Cousin eventually bought it to keep it in the family and in 2003, he and I restored/upgraded it. We continue to have great times there to this day and it's a great feeling to see the next generation enjoying it, too. Sitting in a chair in the morning outside watching the desert wake up while sipping on coffee is priceless to me.

    In fact, I will be headed up there on Thursday for the weekend. Sadly, there is almost no mtn biking to be done there. Ya gotta go down to to the Coachella Valley, which I have yet to do.
    Sounds very nice. I must say I'm a little jealous! Love that area.

    I too enjoy dawn, dusk, and night in the desert immensely. One bummer about my place is there's a power plant or something a couple of miles away, so there's always some bright lights on. Not terribly good for enjoying stars and moonlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    my place is south of that big climb on I-40 just before Kingman, so I wouldn't be surprised if it gets up that high occasionally.
    So, how far off I40 is your place? I've seen some "ranches" scattered along the way on/near I40 as you are headed up toward Kingman. Is yours mixed in with those?

    I haven't been through Kingman in years. Has it grown any in recent times or do you still gotta go to Havasu for some things? You know, Havasu has developed the Northern reaches of it's area commercially specifically to attract out laying areas such as Kingman. In fact, it's really a bummer how much that place has grown. Traffic lights all over the place and traffic jams all over the place to boot.

    Oh, and thanks for the video!!!

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    About 7-mile drive from right where old Rte 66 intersects with I-40 south of the town. It's about 2~3 miles if you were to draw a straight line perpendicular to the highway, so I guess it's one of those "ranches" you're referring to.

    Downtown area still has that old town feeling, but it's quite developed on northern part of the town. There's Wally World Supercenter, Safeway (I love their sandwiches), Papa Murphy's pizza, In-n-Out, etc, etc. Looking at the aerial view on Google map, it's probably not too far behind from Lake Havasu City in size.

    The only inconvenience for me would be chasing tools and hardware. There's no Harbor Freight Tools. Sears is kinda small, so I'd imagine Craftsman tool selection is limited. I haven't checked out small local hardware stores in the town yet - hopefully they have a decent nuts-and-bolts selection.

    Also I haven't checked out donut shops in town. I am addicted to good french crullers, and many small donut shops don't make them. There's a Dunkin Donuts inside Petro truck stop at exit 66, but 30 miles one way is a long way to go just for donuts.
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    A good donut shop is a must have in any town, big or small! Aside from hot, fresh donuts in the morning with a fresh cup of Jo, the scenery in some of them can be quite nice.

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    The scenery you speak of is probably a SoCal thing, though. Not so much in CV for sure. I'll find out what it's like at donut shops in Kingman and I'll report back.

    I did spot a few nice-looking cougars roaming around Safeway. I sure wouldn't mind getting attacked by one of those

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    Kingman donut shop hotties. Hmmm. I sense a new thread coming up.

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    Well, I certainly hope "hotties" will be worthy of starting a thread.

    Did you go riding yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Did you go riding yesterday?
    Yes I did, thank you very much!! 6.6 miles, 1hr 6 min moving time, 900 ft of climbing. Man did it hurt, lots of non moving time, I was out for about 2 hours. I'm kinda sore all over this morning, but it's a good kind of sore. Reminds me of how out of balance my life has been lately. I spent 20 years exercising regularly and staying very fit. The only thing I fit now is 4" larger waist size pants. Effn ice cream!!!

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    Katz, how often/when are you out in the Kingman area next? We will be in Havasu from Thanksgiving through that weekend. I plan to hit Sara Park (or??) at least once.

    I did a local ride this morning. Man, do early rides hurt. It was 50 degrees out when I left. Burrr! I didn't eat any breakfast so I bonked hard about half way through the climb and stopped to take in the views of the beautiful Crescenta Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Katz, how often/when are you out in the Kingman area next? We will be in Havasu from Thanksgiving through that weekend. I plan to hit Sara Park (or??) at least once.

    I did a local ride this morning. Man, do early rides hurt. It was 50 degrees out when I left. Burrr! I didn't eat any breakfast so I bonked hard about half way through the climb and stopped to take in the views of the beautiful Crescenta Valley.
    Let me know where you are riding. Havasu isn't that far a drive. Or can meet in Kingman to check out their trails. Maybe. I'm always up for new trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Yes I did, thank you very much!! 6.6 miles, 1hr 6 min moving time, 900 ft of climbing. Man did it hurt, lots of non moving time, I was out for about 2 hours. I'm kinda sore all over this morning, but it's a good kind of sore. Reminds me of how out of balance my life has been lately. I spent 20 years exercising regularly and staying very fit. The only thing I fit now is 4" larger waist size pants. Effn ice cream!!!
    Good to hear you were able to get out. 6.6 miles in an hour with 900-ft ascent sounds pretty darn good to me actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Katz, how often/when are you out in the Kingman area next? We will be in Havasu from Thanksgiving through that weekend. I plan to hit Sara Park (or??) at least once.

    I did a local ride this morning. Man, do early rides hurt. It was 50 degrees out when I left. Burrr! I didn't eat any breakfast so I bonked hard about half way through the climb and stopped to take in the views of the beautiful Crescenta Valley.
    Well, I'm not sure yet when I'll be there next time. I will be in Yucca tomorrow to pick up a load of plastic pipes, but that's moot.

    I'm supposed to go over there to sign paperwork when the title company receives the loan document, which is currently held up by appraisal and septic system inspection. The original proposed closing date of escrow was at the end of this month but I have a feeling it will get delayed some. So realistically, I wont be able to start moving in until mid-December.

    But if the aforementioned paper signing takes place around Thanksgiving, I can stick around for a couple days and I'll go ride with you. I'll let you know as soon as I know.

    Once I move in, I'll be in Kingman probably 2~3 weeks every other month or so. I usually work 4~5 weeks and come home and screw around for a couple weeks. I'm sure we'll be able to meet up sometime next year if Thanksgiving doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Let me know where you are riding. Havasu isn't that far a drive. Or can meet in Kingman to check out their trails. Maybe. I'm always up for new trails.
    Sweeet! Will do. You'll love Sara Park!!!

    AND...


    Cool Katz, looking forward to it!

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    For showed up for the first regular Sunday morning Fat ride.
    Good time social ride.
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    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Good time social ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Sweeet! Will do. You'll love Sara Park!!!

    AND...


    Cool Katz, looking forward to it!
    Me too.

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    For showed up for the first regular Sunday morning Fat ride.
    Good time social ride.
    How do you like Nates?

    What's with the guy in a T-shirt? The rest of you are dressed like it's 30 degrees outside.

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    When I saw the picture my first thought was that the other the guys were overdressed
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    Great picture Dog!!!

    What a bunch of phatties!

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    Let me know where you are riding. Havasu isn't that far a drive. Or can meet in Kingman to check out their trails. Maybe. I'm always up for new trails.
    I'm glad you are open to traveling. But hey, you're a basser and that what we bassers do.

    Now, convince 007 to come along too even if you have to drag him by the short hairs.

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    Ooops, I forgot to mention that it's sale time at Trucker Co.!!!
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    After a weekend of camping and hiking, I was eager to get back on the bike. I took the fatty out around the neighborhood. There is a "cliff" that I like to ride down, but I haven't been able to climb back up the hill. My 29er would get to the steepest point and I would spin out. I zipped down it on the fatty and had the urge to turn back and see if I could climb it. All I can say is wow. I shifted into the granny gear and started up. I got to the steepest part and kept at it. To my surprise, I simply cruised right past the rocky stuff that foiled me in the past. The front wheel very light and I drifted off the trail a bit and ended in loose rock and weeds. I kept at it and low and behold I popped up on the top as if nothing had happened. Here is a grade reading from the climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    When I saw the picture my first thought was that the other the guys were overdressed
    That explains why people were staring at me like I was a refugee from Area 51 when I had my P-coat on in 45-degree weather in northern Illinoiz a couple weeks ago

    51% grade is like 27 degrees? Nice! Hope you and kids had good time camping and hiking.

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    Love the Nates! The guy in the T-shirt had taken off his sweatshirt.
    It was 40 degrees and we has just come out of the trails.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    We had fun. The others are half my age! Damn that felt good!

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    What a bunch of phatties!
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    That explains why people were staring at me like I was a refugee from Area 51 when I had my P-coat on in 45-degree weather in northern Illinoiz a couple weeks ago

    51% grade is like 27 degrees? Nice! Hope you and kids had good time camping and hiking.
    We had a great weekend. The wind was crazy though. 30mph sustained for the better part of Saturday. Even though the temperature was in the low 30s, it felt much, much colder. We woke up this morning to no wind . People threw off their coats, gloves and were dropping layers like mad. We were basking in the early morning sun and all felt refreshed and alive. It was a balmy 33F


    As for the angle, yeah, somewhere around 27% would be right. I think there were places it was much steeper, but it didn't register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    We had a great weekend. The wind was crazy though. 30mph sustained for the better part of Saturday. Even though the temperature was in the low 30s, it felt much, much colder. We woke up this morning to no wind . People threw off their coats, gloves and were dropping layers like mad. We were basking in the early morning sun and all felt refreshed and alive. It was a balmy 33F


    As for the angle, yeah, somewhere around 27% would be right. I think there were places it was much steeper, but it didn't register.
    In the high desert, there is ever present wind. It's like a wind tunnel through there. We don't even pay attention to it anymore because it's a given. Calm is 5-10mph. Breezy is 15-20mph. Commonly, we see 30-60 mph, though. When it's like that, you simply improvise by either staying inside to drink your beer, or go outside to the protected side of the building to drink your beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    how far is .00075ths of a mile??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    how far is .00075ths of a mile??
    It's short

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    how far is .00075ths of a mile??
    .00225 mi is 11.88 ft, 3 bike lengths, Katz could bunny hop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Love the Nates! The guy in the T-shirt had taken off his sweatshirt.
    It was 40 degrees and we has just come out of the trails.
    Setter you and your crew be looking styling. Feel's great riding with younger guys and holding your own. Looks like you had a great time.


    Heyyall congrats on your small hill climb accomplishment on the PHATTY.

    My area had perfect 65 temps calm still all weekend. What an ideal riding weekend right. Not my luck, about mid day Friday I felt a sore throat coming on. All weekend I felt like crap, so no riding for me.
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    ha, I'm glad you guys could work out the distance conversion.

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    For anyone who hasn't attempted 27 degrees, it's STEEP, even on asphalt or concrete. It's laying forward on your bars, saddle nose snuggled in your taint steep. It's a blend of pleasure, and self inflicted sexual humiliation climbing a hill like that.

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    We had fun. The others are half my age! Damn that felt good!
    Awesome. Good to hear you like the tires. I've been thinking about picking one up when I got some extra cash. Don't forget to post the pic of the bike with bling-tastic blue ano bolts.

    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    We had a great weekend. The wind was crazy though. 30mph sustained for the better part of Saturday. Even though the temperature was in the low 30s, it felt much, much colder. We woke up this morning to no wind . People threw off their coats, gloves and were dropping layers like mad. We were basking in the early morning sun and all felt refreshed and alive. It was a balmy 33F
    LOL. Reminds me of my college days in Ellensburg, WA, which is located in desert part of WA. It's one of those places where it gets to 100 in summer and -15 in winter. Towards the end of winter, it warms up to 30 degrees or so, and you see people driving around with windows rolled down


    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    .00225 mi is 11.88 ft, 3 bike lengths, Katz could bunny hop it.
    11.82 feet is good, but 11.88? I dunno, that's pushing it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    For anyone who hasn't attempted 27 degrees, it's STEEP, even on asphalt or concrete. It's laying forward on your bars, saddle nose snuggled in your taint steep. It's a blend of pleasure, and self inflicted sexual humiliation climbing a hill like that.
    That about sums it up. A slight sneeze could cause you to wheelie yourself into a nasty roll backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    That about sums it up. A slight sneeze could cause you to wheelie yourself into a nasty roll backwards.
    No way to stand, get tucked in low, full granny, and just grind. At 1/2 walking speed. Quads on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    No way to stand, get tucked in low, full granny, and just grind. At 1/2 walking speed. Quads on fire.

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    shit-eating grin of determination on your face...

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    How many people are actually out there doing what we do. Almost none. We are the elite, in our every day normal persons, out there pushing our selves to the limit, for a twisted sense of enjoyment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    No way to stand, get tucked in low, full granny, and just grind. At 1/2 walking speed. Quads on fire.

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    All in all a pretty damn good time. Especially after you accomplished cleaning it.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Let me know where you are riding. Havasu isn't that far a drive. Or can meet in Kingman to check out their trails. Maybe. I'm always up for new trails.
    The MeetUp group is heading to Kingman (or just recently went) . . . they've just formed an IMBA chapter down there, and the gang from SNMBA went down to congratulate them.

    I'd be up for a road trip . . . gonna be a couple weeks though before I'll be riding again. The bike is in pieces at the moment (literally).
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Re: Hawg's All About Bikes Thread, Vol. 4

    Stayed in Phoenix area last night. Picking up the boat in Tucson today. Went and rode around San Tan Park for about 9miles this morning. Here's a pic. More saguaro cactus than at Bootleg.



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    Most of the trails are very beginner, and really smooth. But still a nice ride and good to get my pedal on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Most of the trails are very beginner, and really smooth. But still a nice ride and good to get my pedal on.

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    Plus you've got the occasional obstacle's to avoid like rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas, healamonster poisonous lizard's, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes. kinda turns a beginner trail into an advanced level of fear trail. And the fear of falling off the side of a trail directly into a cactus.
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    Sounds great!

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Plus you've got the occasional obstacle's to avoid like rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas, healamonster poisonous lizard's, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes. kinda turns a beginner trail into an advanced level of fear trail. And the fear of falling off the side of a trail directly into a cactus.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Sounds great!
    Sure beats the occasional maple leaf slide out that your used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sure beats the occasional maple leaf slide out that your used to.
    And wet mossy off camber ledge (the granite state), roots, rocks, bears and coyotes.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    And wet mossy off camber ledge (the granite state), roots, rocks, bears and coyotes.
    And occasional pissed off Moose charge.
    Or hornets nest falling out of the tree's.
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    A month or so ago I got stung over twenty times by ground wasps.
    Miserable. Still have scabs.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    A month or so ago I got stung over twenty times by ground wasps.
    Miserable. Still have scabs.
    Yep I remember as a kid in upstate N.Y. Wood's. Many times running into ground wasps or hornets nests. The hornets nests that are cone shaped and can be as big as 2' tall and a foot in diameter. The kind they use frequently in cartoons. Yes for all those that thought that was fake, they do exist like that. We used to throw rocks up into the tree and try to knock it down. Wrong move they are full of White Faced Hornets that will chase to you up to a hundred feet from the nest. I was stung numerous times because of this stupid move.

    My uncle had a cottage on Honeoye Lake and every year there would be a huge cone shaped nest in the same large tree. He would blow it out of the tree with a shotgun and then pour gas on it and burn it. Good times for a 13 year old boy to watch. Many a sting there as well. The east coast has way more hornets, wasps, and bees to worry about compared to western states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Plus you've got the occasional obstacle's to avoid like rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas, healamonster poisonous lizard's, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes. kinda turns a beginner trail into an advanced level of fear trail. And the fear of falling off the side of a trail directly into a cactus.
    Well since you put it that way DJ, I guess it was more of an intermediate/ expert ride. Since I didn't die, or get eaten by anything on the trail... I did good!
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    I dont have a bike.... But this year, Thanksgiving day is Also ! my Birthday. I want to thank you all for celebrating it, in advance..... Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    I dont have a bike.... But this year, Thanksgiving day is Also ! my Birthday. I want to thank you all for celebrating it, in advance..... Thank you.
    You must be hungry. You cross posted your turkey fetish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    You must be hungry. You cross posted your turkey fetish.
    Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg...

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    I've got a HUGE announcement to make Fishbuckets birthday is on T- day. Please don't be shy in spreading the word and gifts aren't going to be frowned upon.
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    Hawg's All About Bikes Thread, Vol. 4

    We still have a bit (~1")of snow on the ground. I'm looking forward to a bit of snow biking after work. The only down side is that the wind chill is going to be about 5f around 5:30. I guess I will need pants and gloves on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    We still have a bit (~1")of snow on the ground. I'm looking forward to a bit of snow biking after work. The only down side is that the wind chill is going to be about 5f around 5:30. I guess I will need pants and gloves on.
    You mean to tell me those fat bikes come with heaters.
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    Hawg's All About Bikes Thread, Vol. 4

    I'm sure heated grips will be all the rage at interbike next year.
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    See, we get beautiful sunsets in stinky 'ol So Cal, too!!!

    What does this pic have to do with this thread??? Well, see the top of the mountain in the pic? I often rest and take in the views from up there at 3000' before speeding recklessly back down to the bottom at 1300' where I rejoin the rat race.
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    Beautiful Hawg.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Thanks guys!!!!

    Now back to even better things....

    Fried chicken, who doesn't love fried chicken?! How can you go wrong with fried chicken?

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