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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Here it is, the next chapter in Off Camber's bike threads. Carry on, please.
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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    I took the Farley out for a little spin last night. I'm still tired from Saturday's ride, so this was just a spin with Mrs Heyyall

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    was just getting comfy in vol 5

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    53119, I get complaints from time to time from some members who can no longer access this thread on their device after it grows too large. So, I periodically start a new one.

    Generally speaking, at around page 125-150 those members start having a bit of trouble opening up the thread. Of course, I let them suffer a little while until we reach page 200 before I start a new thread.

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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    53119, I get complaints from time to time from some members who can no longer access this thread on their device after it grows too large. So, I periodically start a new one.

    Generally speaking, at around page 125-150 those members start having a bit of trouble opening up the thread. Of course, I let them suffer a little while until we reach page 200 before I start a new thread.
    And all this time I thought it was you regular hormonal cycle. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    And all this time I thought it was you regular hormonal cycle. Interesting.
    Well of course it is but we ladies don't talk of such things out in the open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    53119, I get complaints from time to time from some members who can no longer access this thread on their device after it grows too large. So, I periodically start a new one.

    Generally speaking, at around page 125-150 those members start having a bit of trouble opening up the thread. Of course, I let them suffer a little while until we reach page 200 before I start a new thread.
    ..always somebody who can't handle it when it grows too large..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Whores only moan when you conveniently forget to pay them.
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    Some riding footage from last week. Minimalist editing. No music.

    Maybe some DJ influenced cinematography at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Some riding footage from last week. Minimalist editing. No music.

    Maybe some DJ influenced cinematography at the end.

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

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    Hey Net, does Jett has a white butt?! That's trippy, man.

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    nice racks in that edit, netwurker! love my 1Up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Hey Net, does Jett has a white butt?! That's trippy, man.
    Light tan.

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    Alright, I'm IN!

    Great end to Vol. 5, BTW...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Alright, I'm IN!

    Great end to Vol. 5, BTW...
    Apparently, a handful of members will not let it die because each of them wants to have "the last word"...


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    Re: OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Well, I guess I can check in.
    I spent the weekend taking a motorcycle trip to hang out with some friends who go to college several hours away.

    its a beautiful ride with some fantastic twisties


    I got to ride around on the bike that I sold him a few years ago. Kinda made me miss it.


    As has been mentioned before, I have an obsession with climbing on things that I probably shouldn't. This friend is my go to for urban climbing and exploring, so we wanted to do something of that while I was out. I also like trains, so we decided to go check out a nearby train tunnel.

    Of course we had to stop and goof off on the way there. I took this picture of him on the light tower from the top an identical one across the tracks.
    sure is beautiful this time of year.
    abandoned building along the tracks

    The mouth of the tunnel

    The tunnel is 5 miles long and on an active railway, so we knew we couldn't go all the way through. We went probably a half mile in before turning around to go check out a nearby cave

    Also found a broken coupler. Super heavy chunk of iron.
    their are also a lot of old bridges that are fun to climb on

    we also managed to get onto the roof of the new science building.


    On my way home, I went up to the top of the mountain that the train goes through. I had heard that there was a ventilation shaft halfway through with a giant air pump to help deal with the exhaust fumes. I did manage to find it.

    Overall, fantastic weekend. No hardcore mountain biking, but a break is ok once in a while.
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    I enjoyed your minimalist video, net wurker. Of course I've always preferred hearing what's really going on instead of music, or music mixed with what's going on like a movie. When ALL the original audio is removed I feel like part of the story is missing.

    Nice pics, dirtdawg

    Since I was the last one to post ride reports in the old thread, some people may miss it. You can see it here, here, and here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I enjoyed your minimalist video, net wurker. Of course I've always preferred hearing what's really going on instead of music, or music mixed with what's going on like a movie. When ALL the original audio is removed I feel like part of the story is missing.

    Nice pics, dirtdawg

    Since I was the last one to post ride reports in the old thread, some people may miss it. You can see it here, here, and here.
    We enjoyed it thoroughly. Please keep up the good work, Freighty!

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    Nice net.
    Looks like a cool trip DD!
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    From vol. 5:

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    4" fork on my SS worked well for me, I ran just a basic Fox RL, open bath with no bells or whistles.
    I think I'm going to hold off on changing anything on the SS, since I've already called it "done". I will keep an eye out for an extremely good deal, if one should come up.

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    DD sweet photos and it's nice to have a relaxing weekend for a change.

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    You and Opti are continuing volume 5 thread talk in here. That's too much work for us common folk.

    Jumping from one thread to another that is.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    volume 5, volume 6, same thing, both start start with a b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    DD sweet photos and it's nice to have a relaxing weekend for a change.

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    You and Opti are continuing volume 5 thread talk in here. That's too much work for us common folk.

    Jumping from one thread to another that is.
    DJ, I'm a little slow, sometimes I need to think a while before I reply.

    Yeah, dirtdawg, cool pics and trip!

    Net, good show!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    volume 5, volume 6, same thing, both start start with a b.
    Yes but anyone posting in volume 5 now ends up on Hawgs sh!t list. It's a good time though.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Thanks guys! Im glad that others appreciate my pictures, bike related or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yes but anyone posting in volume 5 now ends up on Hawgs sh!t list. It's a good time though.

    Hawg is a pretty nice guy, being on his sh!t list still is the equivalent of being on anybody else's acquaintance in passing list.

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    Got in a short after work road spin, found a few hills, only 5 miles and 144 ft in 33 minutes. The first two short hills were 100% effort, the third was 100% up until my legs decided "Nope." Made a good Strava showing though.

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    What kind of idiots would be posting in Vol. 5 still!?!?


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    Some super speed on the road there Opti!
    Makes me want a carbon hardtail that is crazy light and super fast.
    Of course I could just get bigger better legs, but I think the carbon hardtail would be faster and cheaper to get a hold of...

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    Wooohooo! My first ride report of the new thread!!!

    10.75 miles
    846 calories
    668' elevation gain
    46:36 ride time

    ...rollin' on pavement.

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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Opti - great work out there.

    Roadiehawg, your calorie estimate must be off. Time for a powermeter has arrived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Roadiehawg, your calorie estimate must be off. Time for a powermeter has arrived.
    Whaaaaa? What's wrong with the calorie estimate?

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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Dirtdawg, looks like a lot of fun. Were you channeling stand by me as you explored?
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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Whaaaaa? What's wrong with the calorie estimate?
    It is about twice as high as it should be. You might have to try a HR strap or some alternative sites (I won't say it, but you know of one) if you are really counting calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Dirtdawg, looks like a lot of fun. Were you channeling stand by me as you explored?
    Wow, heyyall is on edge tonight. Looks like a sure case of lack-of-riding-idus to me. Take 3 shots of Nyquil and call me in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It is about twice as high as it should be. You might have to try a HR strap or some alternative sites (I won't say it, but you know of one) if you are really counting calories.
    Well, the darn thing is on the fritz, that's for sure. I wasn't able to turn it on for some time then all of a sudden it started again.

    One thing I can say with utmost confidence is that the smog is thicker here than it is where you live. That has to account for heavier breathing, and therefore, a higher calorie burn per mile???

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    Wow, heyyall is on edge tonight. Looks like a sure case of lack-of-riding-idus to me. Take 3 shots of Nyquil and call me in the morning.
    Anytime I've ever been near railroad tracks, I think of that movie's bridge crossing scene.

    But yes, I need sleep. 16hr work day today and another 7am start tomorrow.
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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, the darn thing is on the fritz, that's for sure. I wasn't able to turn it on for some time then all of a sudden it started again.

    One thing I can say with utmost confidence is that the smog is thicker here than it is where you live. That has to account for heavier breathing, and therefore, a higher calorie burn per mile???
    I think you are onto something with the smog factor. The road is also hot and is likely tacky too. It would be like biking with a layer of glue on the road. You could come here and it would be as slick as ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I think you are onto something with the smog factor. The road is also hot and is likely tacky too. It would be like biking with a layer of glue on the road. You could come here and it would be as slick as ice.
    BUT,... I would only burn half the calories. You wanna see me blow up like Honey Boo-boo's Mom or something? So in the end, smog is not such a bad thing after all.

    On the other hand, I do feel somewhat defeated after you shot me down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Hawg is a pretty nice guy, being on his sh!t list still is the equivalent of being on anybody else's acquaintance in passing list.
    True!

    Nice vid Opti but be careful trying to rush getting in shape. Pace yourself so you don't injure your innards.
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    A little super exciting road thingie hill climb, 4% @ 16mph.


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    Yes Opti!!! Ride that road thingy every day (or night) after work even if only for 10 or 15 mins.

    Ya gonna take net up to the Helicopter pad and then down the steep drop from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yes Opti!!! Ride that road thingy every day (or night) after work even if only for 10 or 15 mins.

    Ya gonna take net up to the Helicopter pad and then down the steep drop from there?
    Good idea. He wants to do some National, so I'll take him and Katz up there Friday, I owe Katz a reride anyway as I fractured my foot the last time we were up there. Then the weekend festivities. We'll see how he feels Monday, maybe some more National. I should take him down Mormon, send him home with a permanent pucker twitch.

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    This one darn near kicked my ass.

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    That second hill reminds me of some of the El Dorado Hills climbs around here, Optimus. I'd love to see that with the DashWare Garmin data overlay Speaking of DashWare, here's Matthew climbing the steep Spring Garden Road climb from the 9-13 65 mile, 7,156' road sufferfest I posted the Strava data from on the last page of Volume 5. He's a faster climber than me, so it's more fun to watch him climb. Especially since he does a better job of keeping his head still. The harder I'm riding, the more I move my head around for some reason.

    This hill tops out at over 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    That second hill reminds me of some of the El Dorado Hills climbs around here, Optimus. I'd love to see that with the DashWare Garmin data overlay
    I was doing out of the saddle mashes, until my quads decided that they weren't going to play along anymore. Time, distance, and ft climbed really weren't much, but I spun back home thoroughly whooped. I spent 1 1/2 years =/- getting out of shape, it's going to take me a while to gain it back. Assuming of course my new schedule/workload leaves me the time and energy. But I do have every intention of regaining my former condition. I've got a lot ice cream muscle to work off.

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    I enjoyed watching the latest vol 6 videos everybody.

    net - Looks like the family had a nice little ride out on the trail. DJ's spirit lives down south I see. At least there were no creepy ghosts hangin' around.

    Opti - The morning AZ riding looked great. The camera can really lie on hill grade but I knew you were on a decent hill because all the houses were on terraces. I even saw a cougar sighting - it was all good.

    Freighty - More hilly inspiration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Don't you guys make me get one of those skinny tire thingys.
    I'm taking mine out for a spin again this evening. I think I'm gonna bring the recorder, too.

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    I want to see video of one of your steep road climbs, Hawg

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I want to see video of one of your steep road climbs, Hawg
    Lemme think of one nearby tonight to do.

    One of these days, I'm gonna attempt to clean Fargo Street.

    Map ? Google Sightseeing

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    ^^ That reminds me of Sapra St. in Thousand Oaks, probably not as steep as Fargo, tho. I had a friend that lived at the top and there was no way we could make it. I'd be interested in trying again with gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm taking mine out for a spin again this evening. I think I'm gonna bring the recorder, too.
    Cool. I'm kinda curious as to what your pavement rides look like in your neck of the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Cool. I'm kinda curious as to what your pavement rides look like in your neck of the woods.
    If he's riding on pavement how could it be a part of the woods called a neck.



    Hawg change the title of this thread to: OCC Bike thread VOL 6 with mass amount of asphalt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    If he's riding on pavement how could it be a part of the woods called a neck.



    Hawg change the title of this thread to: OCC Bike thread VOL 6 with mass amount of asphalt.
    That's solid OC logic DJ. Let's go with his neck of the burbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    That's solid OC logic DJ. Let's go with his neck of the burbs.
    Hold on for a minute I'm ordering up a skinny tired thingamajig. I doubt it's going to happen though I'm a bit frustrated waiting on hold as I place my order. I'll probably just hang up in a minute in frustration.
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    With skid marks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Cool. I'm kinda curious as to what your pavement rides look like in your neck of the woods.
    Once I get away from the traffic its actually quite serene. I'm rolling through oak tree groves on a twisty-turny network of narrow roads that are partially lined with 5-10 million dollar houses. Many a celebrity lives there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Lemme think of one nearby tonight to do.

    One of these days, I'm gonna attempt to clean Fargo Street.

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    That looks like fun. If I hear of you wussing out by zig-zagging up the grade, I'll be disappointed. I'm impressed with the number of people riding the hill that day. Was it some type of bike event?

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    I'm still on hold.
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    It's 7:17 here and it is too dark to ride without lights. My light isn't really charged Option 1 - ride the trainer, Option 2 - just go around the block over and over until the battery dies, Option 3 - eat a bowl of ice cream and plan better next time .... thinking, thinking, thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It's 7:17 here and it is too dark to ride without lights. My light isn't really charged Option 1 - ride the trainer, Option 2 - just go around the block over and over until the battery dies, Option 3 - eat a bowl of ice cream and plan better next time .... thinking, thinking, thinking.
    I vote option 2
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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I vote option 2
    I'm working on a modified option. Take a flashlight back up and go for broke. I'm taking the fatty on pavement just to keep the spirit and intention of roadiehawg's v6 alive and well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm working on a modified option. Take a flashlight back up and go for broke. I'm taking the fatty on pavement just to keep the spirit and intention of roadiehawg's v6 alive and well.
    Now that's the spirit and solution I think most of us were hoping for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Once I get away from the traffic its actually quite serene. I'm rolling through oak tree groves on a twisty-turny network of narrow roads that are partially lined with 5-10 million dollar houses. Many a celebrity lives there.
    Sounds like a nice 'hood, definitely not the mean streets of LA. If you happen to see Jennifer Aniston zooming by in her Maserati tell her "hi" for me.
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    Jett says "option 2"

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    Don't know. I do see some attraction to option 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Jett says "option 2"
    Haha, nice! I also say option 2, but follow it up with option 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Jett says "option 2"

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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    I'm back in the land of light and electricity. ~10 miles in a bit over 50 mins on the Farley.

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    ^^ I like!!

    Lol, I just got an idea: Maybe we should bomb the new So3 thread with random bike porn

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    Nice ice cream heyyall. For the moral support, I just knocked back a 2.17 oz bag of wild berry skittles for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I'm back in the land of light and electricity. ~10 miles in a bit over 50 mins on the Farley.

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    Time for ice cream.
    One of the best ride reports I've seen in awhile. Yummy
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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

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    One of the best ride reports I've seen in awhile. Yummy
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Some claim I'm terse. They are wrong.
    Lol, if terse is wrong then don't be right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Lol, if terse is wrong then don't be right.
    Agree.

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    Here's some footage of my typical pavement ride. Tonight's ride was just shy of 10 miles.

    The hill I climb in this video features a 9%-12% grade.
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    Saw some horse on the road this time!
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    A stroll through Old Town Montrose...
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    Ice cream is bad enough, but with NUTS??? WTF.

    Bike Thread, so here's a bike report.

    Took my bike to the shop to get the rear shock sent in for leaky oil repair. So had to ride over in Cottonwood before I dropped it off. 11.8 miles, 1379 climbing, 1:38 moving.

    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Up Dead Escalator, down the Smile near Blue Diamond | Times and Records | Strava

    I rode the Dead Horse Loop that I rode with Hawg and 008 and PZero a while back. One of the local guys had gone out to offer up some trail TLC, so I wanted to see what he did. MAN! Did he fix up that ride a ton! There were some crazy washed out areas and he cleaned them all up. Re routed some lines and filled in a ton of dirt. Cleaned off Satan's Escalator and made some new drain routes along that climb too. I thanked him from everyone, because he did a great job out there.

    And since it was only 85 degrees when I got back to the truck, I even scored a couple PR's on the ride down. gained 45 seconds on a 2.3 mile down section of trail called the 3 Mile Smile. Pretty fast, but some good tech and rocks along the way. Hands vibrating a lot at the end of that one! And breathed hard on the next section down for another high score. The cooler weather makes motors run better!

    This is a pic from when the group rode Dead Horse

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    These are from today

    Basically same spot, but you can see he re routed out of the washed area
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    different angle of re route area. You can see all the dirt he added in too
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    And then, The pins on my pedals are really loving my 5Tens! May need a new pair for Chirstmas!!

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    Hawg, my heart ached just watching you climb that hill. Don't put me thru that ever again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Hawg, my heart ached just watching you climb that hill. Don't put me thru that ever again!
    You're gonna love it here when we meet to ride together.

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    and I'll be all...

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    Cool street vids, Hawg. Your camera seems to be working OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Cool street vids, Hawg. Your camera seems to be working OK.
    Thanks net, it works OK as long as it's not rolling over rocky chatter. But I really do need to invest in something new and improved.

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    Hawg, that's a nice little tour of the County foothills. Were those horseys far from home? They seemed out of place there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Hawg, that's a nice little tour of the County foothills. Were those horseys far from home? They seemed out of place there.
    That area is horse country. There are designated horse trails winding through the hills there that I would LOVE to roll down.

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    Nice ride Hawg. I assume that is all nearish to where you live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Nice ride Hawg. I assume that is all nearish to where you live?
    Yes, just about 10+ minutes worth of pedaling away from my cave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yes, just about 10+ minutes worth of pedaling away from my cave.
    Very nice.

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    Ya know, B&F, if you'd quit dragging your feet like a little girl when you're trying to stop your shoes would hold up a whole lot better.

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    Re: OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

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    Ya know, B&F, if you'd quit dragging your feet like a little girl when you're trying to stop your shoes would hold up a whole lot better.
    Sometimes I get skeer'd...
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    Cool places to ride, Hawg! I'd go ride those streets.

    Good to see the trails getting repaired, B&F. Damn those 5-10s got ate up! Didn't you start off with Tevas? Mine are holding up great.

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    Hawg nice vids
    Thanks for bringing me back to So. Cal.

    B&F those are some great photos. I really enjoyed seeing some dirt it's been awhile.

    BTW I'm still on hold with this skinny tire thingamajig purchase. I swear I'm hanging the phone up soon.
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    Thanks for that Korn! Looks like they may be moving away from single pivots.

    BTW, the only color they had for a large 26" Covert was green. Lime green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That area is horse country. There are designated horse trails winding through the hills there that I would LOVE to roll down.
    Then roll 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Thanks for that Korn! Looks like they may be moving away from single pivots.

    BTW, the only color they had for a large 26" Covert was green. Lime green.
    You don't like lime green?
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Thanks for that Korn! Looks like they may be moving away from single pivots.

    BTW, the only color they had for a large 26" Covert was green. Lime green.
    Killer color go for it. That color has always been at the top of my list.
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    I don't mind lime green. I really wanted the gun metal grey.
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    Also, I'm getting a FOX RC-4 shock instead of an air shock. Wish My Elka could come over to this frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I don't mind lime green. I really wanted the gun metal grey.
    No way brother that lime green is SiCk. And I'm not referring to the flu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Also, I'm getting a FOX RC-4 shock instead of an air shock. Wish My Elka could come over to this frame.
    Elka / what fork is that?
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    Elka stage 5 shock. The Lyric fork is going over to the new frame.

    Here's how mine will look, via photoshop and a new shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Elka stage 5 shock. The Lyric fork is going over to the new frame.

    Here's how mine will look, via photoshop and a new shock.
    Very cool!
    So what's the run down on the warranty claim. Did they hook you up entirely with nothing out of pocket.
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    Oh no, nothing like that. I got about 45% off retail for a new frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Oh no, nothing like that. I got about 45% off retail for a new frame.
    Yeah I figured they would have done something like that. What happened to the quote "lifetime warranty" on frame replacement.
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    Re: OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

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    Cool places to ride, Hawg! I'd go ride those streets.

    Good to see the trails getting repaired, B&F. Damn those 5-10s got ate up! Didn't you start off with Tevas? Mine are holding up great.

    A little vid for net:

    GiddyUp Bikes Press Release from Transition Bikes on Vimeo.
    Yeah, I still have the Teva's. They used to hurt my feet, and they would come off the pedals in fast rocky descents. The 5-10's stick like glue. It's pretty crazy the difference.
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    Re: OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No way brother that lime green is SiCk. And I'm not referring to the flu.
    That new frame looks mean, net. Can't wait to see it built up.
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    Elka stage 5 shock. The Lyric fork is going over to the new frame.

    Here's how mine will look, via photoshop and a new shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah I figured they would have done something like that. What happened to the quote "lifetime warranty" on frame replacement.
    It was 2 year warranty, life time crash replacement warranty. Crash replacement just means "bro deal".
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    Net - that's going to be a nice build. Can't wait to see the build up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    It was 2 year warranty, life time crash replacement warranty. Crash replacement just means "bro deal".
    Exactly! All the companies have a way around their said warranties. In any case I think you're still getting a great deal with a good percentage off. Looking forward to the final build with some good video footage of Jet chasing a green streak through the woods.
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    You know what bike has really piqued my interest lately?

    Salsa Bucksaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Elka stage 5 shock. The Lyric fork is going over to the new frame.

    Here's how mine will look, via photoshop and a new shock.
    Is that a 170mm Lyrik? That will make for one big-hit bike!

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    Yes it is...with the nice DH damper, too!

    Yeah, my Covert was a 2010. In 2013, they added an inch of travel to the rear. That's why my shock can't transfer over, the newer ones are an inch longer.
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    The 4 bar suspension design is gonna behave much better than the single pivot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    The 4 bar suspension design is gonna behave much better than the single pivot.
    Yep!
    Better in all situations.
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    Yeah, I'm really starting to get to like the VPP on this Santa Cruz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, I'm really starting to get to like the VPP on this Santa Cruz.
    What model year is that green frame?

    I'm asking because I don't see that color on the 2014 Transition website. Special edition color maybe?

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    It's a 2014. They had grey, orange and green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    It's a 2014. They had grey, orange and green.

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    It's kinda like your Kona, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    It's kinda like your Kona, eh?
    as in green, YES.

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    Yeah, I meant the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, I meant the color.
    Yours is a hot and flashy green. Mine is a subtle anodized lime green. But GREEN, nonetheless.

    Green makes you faster because it's the international color sign for "GOOOOOO!!!"

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    Pretty sure DJ will tell you that red is the color of fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Pretty sure DJ will tell you that red is the color of fast.
    Oh, I've got that covered. See, I own a red bike also. The green one is faster.

    But you're right, and my saying this is gonna chap DJ's ass!

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    Green will make ya horny as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Green will make ya horny as well.
    It's also how you look when you're seasick.

    I's also what you're called when you are doing something that you are not experienced at.

    It's also the color of a Leprechaun.

    It's also a term used to reference to "going natural".

    The Riddler is green.

    The Green Flash is green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    It's also how you look when you're seasick.

    I's also what you're called when you are doing something that you are not experienced at.

    It's also the color of a Leprechaun.

    It's also a term used to reference to "going natural".

    The Riddler is green.

    The Green Flash is green.
    Versatile color that green is. I'm going to go review So 2 now.

    Btw, I could never go on one of those off shore fishing excursions that you go on. I get green as hell out there. I'm definitely a freaking landlubber.
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    Who is the green flash?
    Is it green arrow?
    Or green lantern?

    Now I want a green bike. Mine is more chartreuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    Who is the green flash?
    Is it green arrow?
    Or green lantern?

    Now I want a green bike. Mine is more chartreuse.
    Oh, you're thinking of the super hero.

    No-no-no.

    I was talking about Hawg blasting by on the green Kona. It's really something to see if you haven't yet.

    It's Hawg... Hawg is the "Green Flash".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, you're thinking of the super hero.

    No-no-no.

    I was talking about Hawg blasting by on the green Kona. It's really something to see if you haven't yet.

    It's Hawg... Hawg is the "Green Flash".
    I need to see this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Pretty sure DJ will tell you that red is the color of fast.



    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, I've got that covered. See, I own a red bike also. The green one is faster.

    But you're right, and my saying this is gonna chap DJ's ass!
    Alrighty then!!
    We all know this color controversy has been beat
    to death. The outcome of every one of the tests has always came back as red being the fastest
    color. Although lime green has in recent years
    given it a good go red has still got the leading
    times. Other shades of green have been chasing
    lime for years. So close but still so far away.
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    Alrighty then!!
    We all know this color controversy has been beat
    to death. The outcome of every one of the tests has always came back as red being the fastest
    color. Although lime green has in recent years
    given it a good go red has still got the leading
    times. Other shades of green have been chasing
    lime for years. So close but still so far away.
    Then it's settled. You will be ordering/purchasing a skinnie tire roadie thing-a-ma-jig in a nice shade of green. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Then it's settled. You will be ordering/purchasing a skinnie tire roadie thing-a-ma-jig in a nice shade of green. Congrats!
    Confusion sets in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Confusion sets in.
    Wait until you get over to the Tiberius thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Confusion sets in.
    Before the doctor....can even close the door.
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    nice covert. i had my '08 a long time and ran it with a ccdb coil. it increased grip 100%! i think their sp leverage curve works better with coils. the new '15 giddyup fsr models look great too. great company to work with.

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    Thanks. I hope I like the FOX shock as much as I did the Elka.

    Elka is a GREAT suspension company that hardly anyone into mountain bikes has ever heard of. But, they have been making suspension for off-road vehicles for many years, and they know how to build a good shock. Only in the last few years did they start to make mountain bike shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Thanks. I hope I like the FOX shock as much as I did the Elka.

    Elka is a GREAT suspension company that hardly anyone into mountain bikes has ever heard of. But, they have been making suspension for off-road vehicles for many years, and they know how to build a good shock. Only in the last few years did they start to make mountain bike shocks.

    have you ever ridden on an avy shock? they are butter!

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    Have not.

    BTW, looks like Elka sold off their mountain bike division to MRP. MRP is calling it the Raze 2CR. Same shock, it looks like to me, with new graphics...hope the quality doesn't fall off now.

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    yeah, i had heard that about mrp aquiring. my buddy loves his elka. great shock that nobody hears about. if you get a chance to ride an avalanche definitely try one. getting one as an extra option for more gravity oriented trips. he does great tunes and cartridge kits as well. enjoy your new toy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Wait until you get over to the Tiberius thread.
    I just came back from there and my heads still spinning.

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    Thanks. I hope I like the FOX shock as much as I did the Elka.

    Elka is a GREAT suspension company that hardly anyone into mountain bikes has ever heard of. But, they have been making suspension for off-road vehicles for many years, and they know how to build a good shock. Only in the last few years did they start to make mountain bike shocks.
    Yeah when you first mentioned that name for a minute there I thought you were referring to an Elk sighting. Like the one I just had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I just came back from there and my heads still spinning.
    Give it time. Baby steps.
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    Give it time. Baby steps.
    lol

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    lol
    I think it may be illegal to laugh out loud in lower case.
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    I think it may be illegal to laugh out loud in lower case.
    Is it more like a snicker out loud when written in lower case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Is it more like a snicker out loud when written in lower case?
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    3rd ride since Sunday, woohoo, short but some nice climbing, on my Prime yet and setting PR's. 2.6 miles, 339 ft, 31 minutes. Anybody who has been on East Loop with me, you wouldn't recognize much of it now since the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    3rd ride since Sunday, woohoo, short but some nice climbing, on my Prime yet and setting PR's. 2.6 miles, 339 ft, 31 minutes. Anybody who has been on East Loop with me, you wouldn't recognize much of it now since the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    3rd ride since Sunday, woohoo, short but some nice climbing, on my Prime yet and setting PR's. 2.6 miles, 339 ft, 31 minutes. Anybody who has been on East Loop with me, you wouldn't recognize much of it now since the rain.

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    Whoa, this seems to be as much riding as you've done in awhile. Well done.
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    Felt good tonight. Even though I wasn't out long, I could feel a bit of strength in my legs. Supposed to rain heavy here again on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Felt good tonight. Even though I wasn't out long, I could feel a bit of strength in my legs. Supposed to rain heavy here again on Saturday.
    Saturday? That gives you one more evening to ride again before the rain arrives.

    BTW, hows work this week?

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    OCC Bike Thread: VOL. 6

    More rain? That's crazy right? Haven't you had a century's worth of rain in a year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    BTW, hows work this week?
    Very busy, lots and lots to learn. Trying to quote a couple of big pipe assembly jobs, way different than quoting a typical machining job. The guys on the floor are extremely relaxed, they have not been held to a performance standard. I've been out there quite a bit subtly kicking their asses a little to get some things moving, don't want to piss them all off and have a mutiny, but I need to ship parts. All in all it has been good, still a bit over whelming though. Even though I have been putting in as many hours as I always do, I feel much better. Most of my upset stomach issues have cleared up, only 1 headache in two weeks, and I have enough energy and enthusiasm to have ridden 3 times this week. It's going to take me a while though to learn and to get comfortable with everything that I need to be knowledgeable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    More rain? That's crazy right? Haven't you had a century's worth of rain in a year?
    Yes we have. It's supposed to start tomorrow night and be extremely heavy Saturday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Very busy, lots and lots to learn. Trying to quote a couple of big pipe assembly jobs, way different than quoting a typical machining job. The guys on the floor are extremely relaxed, they have not been held to a performance standard. I've been out there quite a bit subtly kicking their asses a little to get some things moving, don't want to piss them all off and have a mutiny, but I need to ship parts. All in all it has been good, still a bit over whelming though. Even though I have been putting in as many hours as I always do, I feel much better. Most of my upset stomach issues have cleared up, only 1 headache in two weeks, and I have enough energy and enthusiasm to have ridden 3 times this week. It's going to take me a while though to learn and to get comfortable with everything that I need to be knowledgeable of.
    Sounds like you are on the right track.
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    ^^Agree with this sentiment. You sound much happier right now Opti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Yes we have. It's supposed to start tomorrow night and be extremely heavy Saturday afternoon.
    Here in SoCal, we need to reincarnate Charles Hatfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Here in SoCal, we need to reincarnate Charles Hatfield.
    He was mentioned on here a while back, very interesting story.

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    Opti, sounds like your recent transition of employers is going to work out for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
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    Hopefully your upcoming Transition will also work out for the best!
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    in case anyone gets bored with football sunday, this is happening

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc_251KfdP8

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    in case anyone gets bored with football sunday, this is happening

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    How/why did that bike get so much damage from the crash?

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    Looked to me like he just took out the wheel set. I didn't see any frame damage.

    He overshot the landing ramp by a few feet. If he would have hit the transition, with parallel wheels, he would have been golden.
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    i told him to speed check the lip but.... can't tell if that wind marker was flapping
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    my friends are out there today to watch qualis. hope everyone just walks off like mcgarry did on this one!

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    landing chart
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    i couldnt sack up to guinea that in my dreams. well, casing it is definitely not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
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    Is it possible to expand that chart to include any number (you can think of, such as inverted or while being attacked by a mountain lion,...) of other ways NOT to land? Illustrations included, of course? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    He was mentioned on here a while back, very interesting story.
    It was likely me who mentioned him. Quite a moment in San Diego history.

    Also, a good preview of the M.O. for the San Diego authorities towards virtually everything/everyone they would deal with in the future. Cronies excepted, of course.

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    I was hoping to learn how to fly on my bike like that...but I keep crashing so I think I'm "grounded" ...keeping my tires down hurts alot less!! Drops, hops, slides all good..just no more flying :-(

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    Everytime I launch I "drift" sideways and "land" all sketchy...sometimes I get a smooth one but I'm no flyer :-(
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    Burt, quit trying to catch air in your living room!
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    lol but the wife went "shopping" so I bring my bike inside when she is gone!! LOL
    Tried to get her to stay the night at a hotel but she won't leave us alone :-P
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    You may have just invented a new portion to the sport:

    Tandem jumping!

    A pretty ballerina girl hangs on to the rider from behind. She displays beautifully formed acrobatic displays while the two of you fly through the air. Oh, boy this excites me!

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    Just ordered a new press fit Shimano BB92 bearing kit for my fow-too-nyn. As soon as it arrives at my LBS (next week) I will drop my bike off for some lovin'.

    One of the bearings hangs up momentarily when the direction is switched.

    I shopped around and found a wide swing in price quotes. I went with the LBS who I have purchased 4 bikes from because (1), I trust them, and (2), their price was in the middle somewhere.

    One shop wanted to charge me $100 labor!!!!

    I will have it done (parts, uncle Sam, and labor) for just under $100 from my LBS.
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    This month's National Geographic arrived?
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    This month's National Geographic arrived?
    The headlines are that Jimmy is officially out as editor at MBA and Mike Wirth is in.

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    You don't like to work on your own junk Hawg?
    I love to fondle my junk..errrr bike :-)

    Spend the labor money on tools, youtube it and your good to go!!

    I know wrenching isn't for everyone but I love it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    You don't like to work on your own junk Hawg?
    I love to fondle my junk..errrr bike :-)

    Spend the labor money on tools, youtube it and your good to go!!

    I know wrenching isn't for everyone but I love it..
    I can do most anything that does not require a press.

    Besides, I do not have a garage or an extra room or a work shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Just ordered a new press fit Shimano BB92 bearing kit for my fow-too-nyn. As soon as it arrives at my LBS (next week) I will drop my bike off for some lovin'.

    One of the bearings hangs up momentarily when the direct is switched.

    I shopped around and found a wide swing in price quotes. I went with the LBS who I have purchased 4 bikes from because (1), I trust them, and (2), their price was in the middle somewhere.

    One shop wanted to charge me $100 labor!!!!

    I will have it done (parts, uncle Sam, and labor) for just under $100 from my LBS.
    Could you explain this.
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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 Burt4x4 View Post
    lol but the wife went "shopping" so I bring my bike inside when she is gone!! LOL
    Tried to get her to stay the night at a hotel but she won't leave us alone :-P
    So your trying to turn her out.
    And she won't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Could you explain this.
    direction not direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    direction not direct
    Oh! Thank you I understand now. So when you pedal backwards you feel it hanging up for a second.
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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
    Oh! Thank you I understand now. So when you pedal backwards you feel it hanging up for a second.
    It's so light that I cannot detect it through my feet but I recently pulled the crank set off to replace the chain rings and when I spun the bearings with my hands, it was very obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    It's so light that I cannot detect it through my feet but I recently pulled the crank set off to replace the chain rings and when I spun the bearings with my hands, it was very obvious.
    Hmmmmm makes me wonder how mine are now.
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    Some more recent discouragement for San Diego riders.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/california-so...es-932942.html

    This is an area that is basically in the middle of the city. This park borders the San Diego zoo with numerous canyons weaving in between urban city life and beautiful canyon wilds. Who would this bother?

    City kids that never see the outskirts of SD ride these trails and pump tracks. It's a Mecca of underground trail systems that nobody but a few no exist. Multiple freeways go over and by these trails without detection the undergrowth of exotic vegetation is so thick none of the trails can be seen from the freeways. IMO what a shame for SD to lose such a gem of a place for city kids to enjoy the sport of BMX and mtbing.
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    Hi guys. Um not sure you remember me but i once posted here many many moons ago. How the hell have you all been? I have lurked around a few times time summer, but sadly not posted ;(

    My wife and I are closing on a house this Monday, I planned on stoping by after a few weeks cleaning up the place and working on it, and giving a good summer report. But I got a text from some "Lord Hawg telling" me I better show face or he would not be happy. And No One wants to see him unhappy!

    I'm just laying in bed on the coast of maine listening to lobster boat drive by and figured id stop by. The leaves are starting to change colors up here, we have had a few nights of frost back home. But today is going to be in the high 70s low80s so maybe this will be my dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

    I miss you guys,❤️❤️❤️
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Thanks for dropping by VG. We miss you too.

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    VG trust me you've been missed brother.
    I've thought of you from time to time and have meant to drop a p.m. inquiring on how you are doing. Glad to hear your doing good and you and the wifey are moving into some new digs. Don't be a stranger you don't have to be an every day regular like a lot if us but a check in more frequently would be great. Cheers!
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