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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    22 miles and 2000' of climbing on my tall bike today...

    Nice! I saw some guy in rural Missouri walking one like that up a fire road to ride it down. I'm like dude you're missing the best part. Hippie looking dude with other stoned looking friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Jack, you aren't gonna need a bike lift for "The Wrongest".
    It should hang on the wall with my other bikes well enough actually, I'm setting up the hooks high enough that I'll have storage space under the bikes along the wall, but the wheelbase is kinda long on The Wrongest so I won't have space under it, but if I just put it on the end that will work out fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    That tall bike is sweet. I want one.
    Everybody should have one! Its a genuinely fun bike to ride!

    I wish they weren't so labor intensive or I would make them and sell them.


    I did hit 43 MPH on it today, but I have been 52 MPH on it before, this summer I think I can hit 60 down a local steep mountain pass, I do have a 54 tooth ring up front, and a 22 tooth ring up front as well, I've got like an 800% gear spread! Road bike cassette is 11/30.

    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Nice! I saw some guy in rural Missouri walking one like that up a fire road to ride it down. I'm like dude you're missing the best part. Hippie looking dude with other stoned looking friends.
    The tall bike will likely always be squarely in the wheelhouse of stoners and miscreants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    "The Wrongest".
    I did name it that on my strava profile!

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    I don't think I have those designs I did for The Wrongest, there was one in the Iron Maiden font and one with the Powell Peralta font. I was just starting out in Ps and I wasn't saving images. I can make more if you're interested. I did a graphic for Optimus and had Sticker Mule make like 10 for $9 sample pack. They were kinda small, but I'm sure there's places that'll do a small batch of bigger stickers for reasonable prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I don't think I have those designs I did for The Wrongest, there was one in the Iron Maiden font and one with the Powell Peralta font. I was just starting out in Ps and I wasn't saving images. I can make more if you're interested. I did a graphic for Optimus and had Sticker Mule make like 10 for $9 sample pack. They were kinda small, but I'm sure there's places that'll do a small batch of bigger stickers for reasonable prices.
    The Maiden font was great! I think a smaller size would do well on the lower horizontal tube, or, maybe vertical text on the seat tube?

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    That one is groovy!

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    I'm a bit behind on this thread right now, but after a couple of weeks laziness I finally took the hardtail to work again this morning. Rotorua is in full autumn (fall) mode, and there was plenty of mist over the town. By the time I got to work most of it had lifted, but I did whip over to the lake to take this shot.... just for y'all.

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    And we appreciate it US. Nice shot to take us through a work day.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I guess nobody noticed the deer in this photo so Ill do a re-post.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    DJ, look! There's a deer in the background of your seat pic.
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    Next build project...part of the big annual "build off"....

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    Some of you have tip-toed around the idea of doing a cruiser build. This is the perfect opportunity. Just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    DJ, look! There's a deer in the background of your seat pic.
    So weird some of the stuff you notice once you get the film developed.
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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 MOJO K View Post
    Next build project...part of the big annual "build off"....

    Bullwinkle | Rat Rod Bikes

    Some of you have tip-toed around the idea of doing a cruiser build. This is the perfect opportunity. Just sayin'
    Looks interesting, Ill delve in deeper a bit later and check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    I'm a bit behind on this thread right now, but after a couple of weeks laziness I finally took the hardtail to work again this morning. Rotorua is in full autumn (fall) mode, and there was plenty of mist over the town. By the time I got to work most of it had lifted, but I did whip over to the lake to take this shot.... just for y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post

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    There is something always so relaxing about being near water. Is the hospital to your right in that pic?


    A question to the knowledge bank re chain length for a hardtail running 1 x 11. I'm about to convert the On-one to 1 x 11 and I got a 32 and also a 30 tooth chainring, I also have a 34 on the boys bike if I am not happy with the 32. Rear will be an 11 - 46. When I set u chain length if I set it with the 32 on front will I be able to run the 30 and the 34 without adding / removing links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    A question to the knowledge bank re chain length for a hardtail running 1 x 11. I'm about to convert the On-one to 1 x 11 and I got a 32 and also a 30 tooth chainring, I also have a 34 on the boys bike if I am not happy with the 32. Rear will be an 11 - 46. When I set u chain length if I set it with the 32 on front will I be able to run the 30 and the 34 without adding / removing links?
    Maybe. Just depends on where the derailleur cage is when at full extension.

    I think you'll be fine going to the 34, I'm actually thinking it may be more of a problem on the 11t cog with the 30t chainring, I'm worried the chain will be too slack and rub the cage.

    If you set it up just right I think you'll be able to run any of those chainrings but you may need to tweak the B screw.
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    Thanks onespeed.

    Maybe I just need to set myself time for me and just get the change done, testing the 34 first for frame clearance and if it clears then check chain length. Swap to 32 and check chain length again. I can see it being one to two links difference at the most. I'm not sure I'll really ever use the 30 on a normal use basis.

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    Agreed, 30t ring is pretty small with a 46t granny gear, depending of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Agreed, 30t ring is pretty small with a 46t granny gear, depending of course.
    Not here, it's not. This is the land of 200'+ average gain per mile, for miles. Some of the nasty stuff I goat my way up has sections of 400' per mile gain. This is the land of 28 and 30 tooth chain rings for us mortals. The immortals roll on 32 and even 34 tooth chain rings. My FEX has the Sram Eagle drivetrain with a 50 tooth granny. I don't use it much but it's nice to have as a "rescue" gear. I'm rolling a 30 tooth up front. Most of my sustained climbs are done in 30/36 and 30/42 with the latter of these two combos getting the most use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    There is something always so relaxing about being near water. Is the hospital to your right in that pic?
    Not quite. Probably directly behind me I reckon. I rode straight up Fenton Street to the Lake Front and onto the lakefront path. Then I looked over to the right toward Sulphur Point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Not quite. Probably directly behind me I reckon. I rode straight up Fenton Street to the Lake Front and onto the lakefront path. Then I looked over to the right toward Sulphur Point.
    Exactly where I thought you were but when I looked in Google Earth I saw a building with QE Health on it which I presumed was the hospital, I know see that it is a Health Clinic and Wellness Spa and the hospital is to the left of it on the other side of the Novotel.

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    Emu, I like your style. I thought I was the only one who got a thrill out of seeing someone post up an area that I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Emu, I like your style. I thought I was the only one who got a thrill out of seeing someone post up an area that I know.
    I don't know it too well but I did ride down and around that path and then had coffee at a little cafe on the water front about 100m behind where that pic is, just past the flying boats, and I initially thought it was the same spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Emu, I like your style. I thought I was the only one who got a thrill out of seeing someone post up an area that I know.
    I think just about everyone likes to see other people post pictures of places they know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I think just about everyone likes to see other people post pictures of places they know.
    Maybe, but I really geek out about it. To the point where, after I lost about it I feel well, like a geek.
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    I rode my MTB yesterday, it had the DIY foam inserts in the tires. I ran 20 PSI up front and 22 in the rear. I'll run less pressure next time I ride. The trails I rode were flatish and there was snow and mud and dry dirt and dusty dirt, and they aren't particularly high on my list of trails I like to ride anyway. This was not really a test of the foam inserts.... 10 miles and 1200' of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    I rode my MTB yesterday, it had the DIY foam inserts in the tires. I ran 20 PSI up front and 22 in the rear. I'll run less pressure next time I ride. The trails I rode were flatish and there was snow and mud and dry dirt and dusty dirt, and they aren't particularly high on my list of trails I like to ride anyway. This was not really a test of the foam inserts.... 10 miles and 1200' of climbing.
    I rode mtb two days ago. I rode tubed tires at 30lbs. [which by the way I have found to be the sweet spot lately] I pinch flatted 0% of the time. I rode mostly flow with some tech. but I imagine Ill ride more gnar in the near future with this technology advanced combo. 8 miles and unknown vert. climbing.

    Im in The Who gives a shit group by the way.
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    ^^No tengo idea de lo que eso significa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    I'll run less pressure next time I ride.
    Where are you going in California next?

    Speaking of being excited when you see pics of places you know or whatever, I lived all around Cheeseboro for about 30 years, was born in Simi and the last place I lived there was about a mile away from the southern trailhead.
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    Should I huck it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Where are you going in California next?
    Road ride in the Owen's river valley, then down to Los Angeles for a few days then up to the bay area for a bit then Quincy again for a bit then back to Idaho.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Speaking of being excited when you see pics of places you know or whatever, I lived all around Cheeseboro for about 30 years, was born in Simi...
    My now ex-wife grew up there too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Should I huck it?
    Looks like it's only possible with a 34t chainring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Looks like it's only possible with a 34t chainring.
    With a 36t you could ride it like a boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Road ride in the Owen's river valley, then down to Los Angeles for a few days then up to the bay area for a bit then Quincy again for a bit then back to Idaho

    Where do you live now?
    Nice, sounds like a lot of fun! I used to love the drive from SLT down the 395 to LA. I like the bay area too, as long as it's not SF, too crowded for my tastes.

    I'm out in the middle of nowhere, Wichita Kansas! I gotta go out to California at least twice a year or I'd go insane. I have to be recovering from or preparing for a trip out there at all times. My friends keep begging me to move back since they have so much work, but I've actually got it pretty good out here right now work wise, just sucks for riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    With a 36t you could ride it like a boss!
    Makes me feel all wimpy with my lil' 30 tooth.
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    I see a line on the right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I see a line on the right!
    Send it up the middle. Hang on tight it's a wild ride.
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    I had my first race tonight. It rained for about 6 hours today and if I'm honest I thought about not even going after doing so much maintenance on the Hei Hei, I just didn't want to run it through the mud for 2 hours.

    The rain quit 2 hours before the start. Turns out it wasn't too bad, pretty slippery but no sloppy mud that kills bearing and brake pads.

    Hammered pretty hard, chased down and passed the two spandex clad grape smugglers in front of me on the last lap, still felt strong. All in all it was a great night. I wasn't expecting great things from my fitness as I just haven't been able to get a lot of time on the bike but I finished way better than expected.

    Looking forward to going back next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I see a line on the right!
    That's what my friend thought when he saw the pic. Trust me, there is no way to drop in and come out (alive and undamaged). But, you could build a ramp on the left side of the deep gap and clean it with a bit of speed. I'd say that the gap there is about 8 feet wide and about 16-18 feet deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I'm out in the middle of nowhere, Wichita Kansas! I gotta go out to California at least twice a year or I'd go insane. I have to be recovering from or preparing for a trip out there at all times. My friends keep begging me to move back since they have so much work, but I've actually got it pretty good out here right now work wise, just sucks for riding.
    You ever make your way to Arkansas? Plenty of good riding on the western half of the state. Kansas is a funky state and everyone I've met who grew I there is weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I had my first race tonight. It rained for about 6 hours today and if I'm honest I thought about not even going after doing so much maintenance on the Hei Hei, I just didn't want to run it through the mud for 2 hours.

    The rain quit 2 hours before the start. Turns out it wasn't too bad, pretty slippery but no sloppy mud that kills bearing and brake pads.

    Hammered pretty hard, chased down and passed the two spandex clad grape smugglers in front of me on the last lap, still felt strong. All in all it was a great night. I wasn't expecting great things from my fitness as I just haven't been able to get a lot of time on the bike but I finished way better than expected.

    Looking forward to going back next week.
    Glad you had fun and surprised yourself. It's always a good feeling to pull off something you didn't think you would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    I'd say that the gap there is about 8 feet wide and about 16-18 feet deep.
    Oh damn, that picture is deceiving. It's looks smaller than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    You ever make your way to Arkansas?
    Been as far as the Ozarks in Missouri where my aunt and unkle + cousins live I think. And now that I look it's right there by Branson (which I've heard friends out here talk about vacationing at, and of course here in the forums), so I'll have to try and see them and check it out, perhaps on my way out east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Oh damn, that picture is deceiving. It's looks smaller than that.
    Thats what she said, to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Been as far as the Ozarks in Missouri where my aunt and unkle + cousins live I think. And now that I look it's right there by Branson (which I've heard friends out here talk about vacationing at, and of course here in the forums), so I'll have to try and see them and check it out, perhaps on my way out east.
    Unfortunately the Branson area is a bit of a lull for good riding. However Fayetteville and Eureka Springs have good trails. If you go further south into the Ouachita Mts. you'll get a whole different thing going, and they have some pretty long adventurous trails.

    Of course if you're ever passing through St. Louis there are some good trails around here, and a little further south. I think the only IMBA epic trail in Missouri is the Berryman trail, a 34ish mile loop. I've done part of it, and some parts are pretty serious, or seemed that way. It's about an hour and a half from me, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Unfortunately the Branson area is a bit of a lull for good riding. However Fayetteville and Eureka Springs have good trails. If you go further south into the Ouachita Mts. you'll get a whole different thing going, and they have some pretty long adventurous trails.

    Of course if you're ever passing through St. Louis there are some good trails around here, and a little further south. I think the only IMBA epic trail in Missouri is the Berryman trail, a 34ish mile loop. I've done part of it, and some parts are pretty serious, or seemed that way. It's about an hour and a half from me, I suppose.

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    I'll have to do some 'splorin for sure!

    When is it not humid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I'll have to do some 'splorin for sure!

    When is it not humid?

    lol!
    Winter. It's been pretty humid already this year. I mean...you get used to it. The ticks and chiggers are worse than the humidity.

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    The answer is always yes.
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    The answer is always yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I had my first race tonight. It rained for about 6 hours today and if I'm honest I thought about not even going after doing so much maintenance on the Hei Hei, I just didn't want to run it through the mud for 2 hours.

    The rain quit 2 hours before the start. Turns out it wasn't too bad, pretty slippery but no sloppy mud that kills bearing and brake pads.

    Hammered pretty hard, chased down and passed the two spandex clad grape smugglers in front of me on the last lap, still felt strong. All in all it was a great night. I wasn't expecting great things from my fitness as I just haven't been able to get a lot of time on the bike but I finished way better than expected.

    Looking forward to going back next week.
    Awesome onespeed. Its nice whe. Youre pleasantly surprised by your fitness? Big event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I'll have to do some 'splorin for sure!

    When is it not humid?

    lol!
    I like riding in the fall too. Early october is great and around the 15th you could see the leaves change.

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    I'll have to do some 'splorin for sure!

    When is it not humid?

    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I had my first race tonight. It rained for about 6 hours today and if I'm honest I thought about not even going after doing so much maintenance on the Hei Hei, I just didn't want to run it through the mud for 2 hours.

    The rain quit 2 hours before the start. Turns out it wasn't too bad, pretty slippery but no sloppy mud that kills bearing and brake pads.

    Hammered pretty hard, chased down and passed the two spandex clad grape smugglers in front of me on the last lap, still felt strong. All in all it was a great night. I wasn't expecting great things from my fitness as I just haven't been able to get a lot of time on the bike but I finished way better than expected.

    Looking forward to going back next week.
    Sounds like a rewarding outing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Next build project...part of the big annual "build off"....

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    Some of you have tip-toed around the idea of doing a cruiser build. This is the perfect opportunity. Just sayin'
    Looks like it could get interesting. Keep us updated, love the bars by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    That's what my friend thought when he saw the pic. Trust me, there is no way to drop in and come out (alive and undamaged). But, you could build a ramp on the left side of the deep gap and clean it with a bit of speed. I'd say that the gap there is about 8 feet wide and about 16-18 feet deep.
    So what exactly are we looking at here Hawg? Is that The San Andreas Fault line intersecting your trail?

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    So what exactly are we looking at here Hawg? Is that The San Andreas Fault line intersecting your trail?

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    It's a major washout. The largest I have ever seen on that range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I had my first race tonight. It rained for about 6 hours today and if I'm honest I thought about not even going after doing so much maintenance on the Hei Hei, I just didn't want to run it through the mud for 2 hours.

    The rain quit 2 hours before the start. Turns out it wasn't too bad, pretty slippery but no sloppy mud that kills bearing and brake pads.

    Hammered pretty hard, chased down and passed the two spandex clad grape smugglers in front of me on the last lap, still felt strong. All in all it was a great night. I wasn't expecting great things from my fitness as I just haven't been able to get a lot of time on the bike but I finished way better than expected.

    Looking forward to going back next week.
    Cool. Maybe next week try changing gears during the race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Cool. Maybe next week try changing gears during the race?
    No way, too much thinking involved. Set your gear before the race and all you have do is pedal.
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    I think it would be a smart move for eMpTyBeeR to start up a Downcountry forum page immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgzilla View Post
    i think it would be a smart move for emptybeer to start down a downcountry forum page immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    I think it would be a smart move for eMpTyBeeR to nuke all Downcountry forum pages immediately. From orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    It's a major washout. The largest I have ever seen on that range.
    I must say the 25 years that I lived in SoCal I have never seen wash outs as bad anywhere else.
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    I must say the 25 years that I lived in SoCal I have never seen wash outs as bad anywhere else.
    Our ground is all cracked up and fragile due to the multitude of earthquake faults all over the place. It fails easily. Just add running water and watch it wash away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Our ground is all cracked up and fragile due to the multitude of earthquake faults all over the place. It fails easily. Just add running water and watch it wash away.
    This infomercial has convinced me to start farming water intensive crops in SoCal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    This infomercial has convinced me to start farming water intensive crops in SoCal.

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    Just don't be around here when the "big one" strikes, unless you'd like to experience liquefaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Our ground is all cracked up and fragile due to the multitude of earthquake faults all over the place. It fails easily. Just add running water and watch it wash away.
    I hiked sections of the PCT that cross over the San Andreas fault, one near Cajon Pass on the I-15 and another just before the trail drops from the Angeles NF into the Mojave desert. There are some fantastic geological features in those areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    How is that shoulder recovery going mate?
    Yeah nah, it's ok. It is a bit annoying some days. Colder weather and children hitting it can make it hurt a bit.... not the bone where the break was, just the huge incision. I have a full range of motion, so that is good, and it feels strong, so I don't have any issues with weight baring. I did realise the other day that my standard method of shifting grandfather clock cases by picking up the bottom with my right hand and leaning the case on my left shoulder is going to have to change. Youch.
    The good news is it doesn't affect my riding. I was a bit conscious of it for a few rides when I got back on my trail bike, but I don't even think about it now... I just ride the same as normal.

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    FYI you can all congratulate me on finally figuring out how to post photos not upside down. I rotated that one every which way in photos and it would only post upside down or on its side. Buggered if I know why. Eventually I copied it to the desktop and imported it from there. Bingo.... finally.
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    Cool scar man, glad to hear the recovery is going well. My scar was tender for more than a year but eventually faded.

    I do the same procedure with my pictures, never had a problem. Plus it allows me to shrink the file size (resolution) which makes for faster uploads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    FYI you can all congratulate me on finally figuring out how to post photos not upside down. I rotated that one every which way in photos and it would only post upside down or on its side. Buggered if I know why. Eventually I copied it to the desktop and imported it from there. Bingo.... finally.
    I would never have held that against you since you are way down there on the underside of our world where everything seems upside down to us up here on the upper side.
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    I just post my pictures all normal like and they're not upside down. Gives merit to the down under theory.

    Did a cool city ride last night. Met some dudes and we rode mountain bikes through the parks, using unpaved trails that are actually closed to bikes, but nobody walks them at night. Also rode some stair cases, etc, but chickened out on a really long stair case and a chunky decorative rock feature around a little creek. Perfect ride for the single speed. Did about 17.5 miles in total. I'm ready for it to stop raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Did about 17.5 miles in total. I'm ready for it to stop raining.
    Yup! Raining here 5 of the next 6 days. Wet start this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Yup! Raining here 5 of the next 6 days. Wet start this season.
    Pretty much. You have to get it when and where you can.

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    US, good to hear it healed up without much interference with daily activities. When I broke my collarbone / sternum / ribs with my flying W snow skiing crash. I was the same way with my riding. Always cautious with the injuries in the back of my mind. That luckily faded with each passing ride. Just in time for my next big incident 6 months later. Launching a Harley off a cliff and cracking / chipping two vertebrae in my neck. The cautious riding from that took awhile to get over.

    Oh, and its been rainy here for a couple of days. Its over with now and going up to 57F. today with 80 temps a couple days later.
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    The Maiden font was great!
    I did save it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    I got out on the steel bike today. A few light sun-sprinkles made for humid conditions but I had a blast in the hero dirt. Always remember: Steel is real
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    Went to the "Trails & Dales" day event at Oskar Blues. Heavy rain early closed the shuttles and demo rides were on-site only. Could have gone out on some of the rockier trails in the afternoon if I'd wanted, but I was drinking beer and hanging out, so didn't bother.

    Seth from Seth's Bike Hacks was there running a "foot down" challenge for donations to the mtb club. Was thinking I'd give it a go, but damn, he runs it kinda violent. Lots of hops and spins and serious attempts at intimidation. The kids I do it with are pretty ruthless, too, but they don't make the big, sudden moves.

    Bobo of the "Bikin' with Bobo" Youtube channel was hanging out there, too. He's a character, for sure, talking about how Seth has actual skills and teaches people stuff, but he just likes to party. I was talking to one of the other vendors, who was talking about a hilarious interaction she had with Bobo, who was throwing out the "Youtube Celebrity" thing and the number of followers he and Seth have. She was throwing him some SERIOUS shade, pretending to be more clueless about the whole thing than she really was. Pretty sure he was trying to hit on her, and she was unimpressed. lol

    Chatted up a few people I know who were hanging out over there, too. Got my Pedalhead measured for some bikepacking bags from Rockgeist.

    No real riding, but it was a good time. Oskar Blues was selling a fundraiser beer for the local club, too. I'm sure the club raised a good bit of money. They've got a good number of trail rehab projects on tap and I heard about some totally new stuff in the pipeline, too.

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    Didn't I post in here last night about my ride? I know I posted in the bird thread but I also posted something here as well. Now it's gone, or did I forget to submit it?!
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    So, finally made some me time.

    Removed the old 3 x 9 set up and replaced it with xt 1 x 11. Of course despite the fact that "I know what I am doing, and enjoy working on bikes, nothing ever goes as planned and I find myself getting more and more frustrated as time goes on. The crank spindle measured 122mm instead of the 115 it was replacing so I thought I might need to run extra spacers, throwing out the chain line but at least I would be able to ride until I got something else sorted. BB installed with extra spacers, crank inserted, wtf, it's too short? Don't know by what black magic but the crank that is 7mm longer than the one it is replacing actually works with the same spacer set up. Crank out, BB off, remove spacers, start again. Without the spacers I end up with a 50mm chain line, about as good as I could expect converting an 8 year old frame to 1 x 11.

    Go to install the new cables, hoping to re-use the old aligator mini i-link, nope that's not going to work as somehow there has been a small hole worn in part of the "exposed" liner tube and this collapses, shortening the housing, when under compression. Damn, Saturday night, bugger all open until Monday. Pinched a bit of time today, mothers day, to do a work around until I can source some new liner, or a new kit.

    Test ride the new set up tomorrow, fingers crossed I don't have any issues.

    Still to do, rebuild my pre 2009 ti eggbeaters when the kit for that arrives, thanks to James at Crank Brothers for getting that sorted even though they no longer "list" the kits for sale. Replace the head set and service the forks.

    I need to start riding again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Didn't I post in here last night about my ride? I know I posted in the bird thread but I also posted something here as well. Now it's gone, or did I forget to submit it?!
    Are you asking us, or yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    So, finally made some me time.

    Removed the old 3 x 9 set up and replaced it with xt 1 x 11. Of course despite the fact that "I know what I am doing, and enjoy working on bikes, nothing ever goes as planned and I find myself getting more and more frustrated as time goes on. The crank spindle measured 122mm instead of the 115 it was replacing so I thought I might need to run extra spacers, throwing out the chain line but at least I would be able to ride until I got something else sorted. BB installed with extra spacers, crank inserted, wtf, it's too short? Don't know by what black magic but the crank that is 7mm longer than the one it is replacing actually works with the same spacer set up. Crank out, BB off, remove spacers, start again. Without the spacers I end up with a 50mm chain line, about as good as I could expect converting an 8 year old frame to 1 x 11.

    Go to install the new cables, hoping to re-use the old aligator mini i-link, nope that's not going to work as somehow there has been a small hole worn in part of the "exposed" liner tube and this collapses, shortening the housing, when under compression. Damn, Saturday night, bugger all open until Monday. Pinched a bit of time today, mothers day, to do a work around until I can source some new liner, or a new kit.

    Test ride the new set up tomorrow, fingers crossed I don't have any issues.

    Still to do, rebuild my pre 2009 ti eggbeaters when the kit for that arrives, thanks to James at Crank Brothers for getting that sorted even though they no longer "list" the kits for sale. Replace the head set and service the forks.

    I need to start riding again.
    Agreed, it never goes as planned. I do enjoy working on my bikes, but not as much when it's nice outside or your doing emergency repairs. Upgrades are more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Still to do, rebuild my pre 2009 ti eggbeaters when the kit for that arrives, thanks to James at Crank Brothers for getting that sorted even though they no longer "list" the kits for sale.
    That could be interesting if I ever need to rebuild my 1st gen Candy SL pedals from 2005-ish. They're still on original hardware. No rebuilds have been necessary, honestly.

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    Happy belated Birthday! Net.

    Yesterday Net turned 57 I believe. 🎉
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    Last year I thought this little pile of rocks required trials moves to make it up and over, and on the way to the trail I thought maybe I'd be able to clean it by the end of the season. It only took me a couple tries the first day back on the trail. I nearly made it on the second attempt, cleaned it on the fourth. Went out there to get my season pass, and it's already feeling pretty humid, maybe it's global warming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Went out there to get my season pass, and it's already feeling pretty humid, maybe it's global warming?
    Global moister?
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    I love a good rock pile. In fact that's the cause of the pain in my ankle right now, smashed it last week.

    We have a loop called Rock Ring. Big piles of off kilter rocks. It's always challenging and I rarely make it through cleanly. Keeps it fun. It's good practice and I'm getting better as time goes on.

    The best thing I've found for battling rock gardens is a 3" Minion tire on a 29" wheel. Just keep pedaling, it will all be OK. Hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Global moister?
    Perhaps. My chamois was moister than ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I love a good rock pile. In fact that's the cause of the pain in my ankle right now, smashed it last week.

    We have a loop called Rock Ring. Big piles of off kilter rocks. It's always challenging and I rarely make it through cleanly. Keeps it fun. It's good practice and I'm getting better as time goes on.

    The best thing I've found for battling rock gardens is a 3" Minion tire on a 29" wheel. Just keep pedaling, it will all be OK. Hilarious.
    Yeah, I had a good dose of rock piles out in LV, they're as fun as any other trail feature if not moar funner! I think the practice I got out there has really improved my riding.

    2.8" DHF on a 26" rim isn't too bad either!

    *Oh yeah, recieved my 2nd 16 SQLabs bar today, no moar sharing one between two bikes!
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    lol, nice!
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    I would probably die there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Happy belated Birthday! Net.

    Yesterday Net turned 57 I believe. 🎉
    I think he's 68.

    How ever old you are Net, HBB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I would probably die there.

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    You can't see it, but at the top where it goes towards that tree there's some adult-head-sized rocks, so when you've made it up the pile you still need to keep trucking. That's where I was dabbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    You can't see it, but at the top where it goes towards that tree there's some adult-head-sized rocks, so when you've made it up the pile you still need to keep trucking. That's where I was dabbing.
    Good I could die twice.

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    dang

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    lol!
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    My local trails are bereft of tech. When I travel to ride I really enjoy rocky slow speed chunk. My uncle lives in Grand Junction and the Moore Fun trail near Loma is my go to crash course in tech when Im there.
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    Missed this the other day.

    Yeah, turned 57 on Saturday.
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    Korn, way to tackle your trail demons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Missed this the other day.

    Yeah, turned 57 on Saturday.
    First sign of aging is skimming. Hell, look at me.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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