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    Well, I rode today! Not one of my mountain bikes, but my gravel bike. Hard to believe that 1 week ago, I was about to have a chest tube put in to deal with a pneumothorax and the partially collapsed lung I had!

    Felt pretty good to get out. I can still feel things moving around in the sternum area, so I know I'm not ready for mountain biking on the North Shore, but tomorrow I might take a light spin on some local trails that have zero features and are flat. If not tomorrow, then Monday. My heart rate seemed a bit higher today than I would have expected, but nothing too bad. I get my last exam on Monday. I'm also going to see a thoracic surgeon when my knee guy refers me (to deal with my right clavicle).

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    Cross posted, but still...y'all. I take full credit for this dumbassery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Cross posted, but still...y'all. I take full credit for this dumbassery.
    So... what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    So... what happened?
    Gross negligence. Didn't realize the bolts were coming loose. I heard what sounded like a rock flying off, started mashing upslope and the chainring bent. Nothing too dramatic, got a nice 4 mile walk o' shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Well, I rode today! Not one of my mountain bikes, but my gravel bike. Hard to believe that 1 week ago, I was about to have a chest tube put in to deal with a pneumothorax and the partially collapsed lung I had!

    Felt pretty good to get out. I can still feel things moving around in the sternum area, so I know I'm not ready for mountain biking on the North Shore, but tomorrow I might take a light spin on some local trails that have zero features and are flat. If not tomorrow, then Monday. My heart rate seemed a bit higher today than I would have expected, but nothing too bad. I get my last exam on Monday. I'm also going to see a thoracic surgeon when my knee guy refers me (to deal with my right clavicle).

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    Wow! I thought you'd be out much longer. Welcome back my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Gross negligence. Didn't realize the bolts were coming loose. I heard what sounded like a rock flying off, started mashing upslope and the chainring bent. Nothing too dramatic, got a nice 4 mile walk o' shame.
    So... I think I'd better do some preventative maintenance... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Wow! I thought you'd be out much longer. Welcome back my friend!
    Thanks! It's not mountain biking, but at least it's biking! I'm very grateful I have a road bike to ride!

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    Before I can say speedy recovery... welcome back bjeast! Love your dedication!

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    We ended a busy week with a evening ride along the Humber River on Friday. The trail ended at this grassy area. I'm glad I put on some DEET before the ride. Ticks are still active

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We ended a busy week with a evening ride along the Humber River on Friday. The trail ended at this grassy area. I'm glad I put on some DEET before the ride. Ticks are still active

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    How you ride up there without getting lyme disease is totally amazing! True for all the folks out east. Wow! We have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (which is carried by ticks) but it is rather rare. No lyme out here, thank the gods!

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    Spanked out a nice 20 miler. Great weather and awesome ride.


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    Yes, very short, didn't Strava it, but productive.

    She quickly got the hang of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    So... I haven't posted for a while. Rode last Saturday at Seymour, then Tuesday at Seymour again, then Fromme on Wednesday. Saturday the youngest went with me, and a buddy accompanied us and gave lessons. The kid (18) did very well. Even rode some skinnies (close the ground).

    Monday was a short road/gravel ride. Nothing worth reporting...

    Then Tuesday was an evening ride. Fun, though a bit wet, but my buddy and I had a good time.

    Then came Wednesday. I hit a slab/rock I've ridden quite a few times. For some reason, I used too much brake (as in I shouldn't have used any), the front wheel washed out, and well, the wheel didn't fare too well. I landed hard on my right side and bruised but didn't break (that I know) any ribs. I'm sore, but planning to ride on Sunday. The wheel was tacoed, but we managed to straighten it out enough so I could finish the ride.

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    How do you spell "dumb mistake?" That wheel had gone sideways long before it hit that rock....
    Sorry I’m a little late to the party. I’m just now seeing this and your other crash. Hope you’re healing up and good to see you got a ride in. That bottom pic is poster worthy. Great pic and stay on the road to recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Sorry I’m a little late to the party. I’m just now seeing this and your other crash. Hope you’re healing up and good to see you got a ride in. That bottom pic is poster worthy. Great pic and stay on the road to recovery
    Thanks! That last pic would definitely a pic of what not to do! :-)

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    And, a short ride today, but it felt good to get out among the trees of Pacific Spirit Park again, even if it wasn't the North Shore.

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    Glad your back on the bike already bjeast!


    Back out on some fun local trails today. Weather was beautiful and trails were in great shape!

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    A fun little boarwalk to small rock roll followed by another one right after it. Like a little roller coster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mckinley View Post
    Glad your back on the bike already bjeast!


    Back out on some fun local trails today. Weather was beautiful and trails were in great shape!

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    A fun little boarwalk to small rock roll followed by another one right after it. Like a little roller coster.

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    After ride treat!
    Thanks! And that looks like a really fun trail! You have some great trails on the Island!

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    Spanked out a 16 miler with 3950 feet in elevation gain burning 1575 calories along the way. What a day! Sadly, no photos, just riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
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    Wow...good job, Bjeast! Glad you’re back out.

    No rides here since we’re both sick. Looks like everyone else had good rides though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    How you ride up there without getting lyme disease is totally amazing! True for all the folks out east. Wow! We have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (which is carried by ticks) but it is rather rare. No lyme out here, thank the gods!

    (You are the very definition of 'supportive.' I admire how generous of spirit you are. Well done!)
    Some areas are worse than others and it's a long season. My hubby and I don't take any chances; there are riders that have admitted to finding ticks. We've been lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Yes, very short, didn't Strava it, but productive.

    She quickly got the hang of it.
    So cute! She looks very happy!
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    We went for a nice and easy spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    Spanked out a 16 miler with 3950 feet in elevation gain burning 1575 calories along the way. What a day! Sadly, no photos, just riding.
    Wow. Serious climbing. 16 miles here in eastern MA would get you 1000 feet on a good day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We went for a nice and easy spin

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    Dat’s what I’m talking about! Great fall colors and having a blast!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ravewoofer View Post
    Wow. Serious climbing. 16 miles here in eastern MA would get you 1000 feet on a good day.


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    Living in the intermountain west--northern New Mexico specifically--means lots and lots of big hills. I live at 7,000 feet and am surrounded by 12 to 13,0000 mountain peaks. Just a 3 hour drive north is Crested Butte, Salida, Monarch Crest, Telluride. But they are all super popular with loads and loads of people on those trails while our stuff is quiet and remote. I live in a very special place to be sure, especially as a mountain biker and skier (Taos ski valley is an hour from the house).

    Massachusetts is a fine place. There are just too many people back there for me. You guys do have some good riding in the north western part of the state.

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    glad to see everyone out, and bjeast back so quick...

    waiting for fall to actually happen here in Ohio to kill off all of the bugs, and get me excited about riding!!! I can't find the motivation to ride in 99% humidity and 90+ degree heat...plus my doc says I am not allowed to in that kind of heat anyways...no problem following those orders

    hope to get some miles this weekend...temps in the mid 60's, and no humidity coming up!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    So cute! She looks very happy!
    Thank you CL!

    Bjeast, man that was quick great to hear that!
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    Short on ride time so I've been riding to places that my family drives to. Fortunately, there are little bits of singletrack on the way to almost everywhere (esp. if you take the scenic route ).
    So I've been getting my fix.

    Also found a new park where the trails are nice (albeit short) and the "No Bikes" signs are conspicuously absent. It will be a great venue for some newb fatbiking once the snow starts piling up.

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    I didn't ride today .. BUT!!! I did ride this past weekend at Angle Fire!!!

    I call this one, "Fall in Angel Fire"
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    I didn't ride today .. BUT!!! I did ride this past weekend at Angle Fire!!!

    I call this one, "Fall in Angel Fire"
    I needed this pic after today's tropical misery...more for tomorrow as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Short on ride time so I've been riding to places that my family drives to. Fortunately, there are little bits of singletrack on the way to almost everywhere (esp. if you take the scenic route ).
    So I've been getting my fix.

    Also found a new park where the trails are nice (albeit short) and the "No Bikes" signs are conspicuously absent. It will be a great venue for some newb fatbiking once the snow starts piling up.

    -F
    So another ride wedged into the schedule Monday, but this was sorta the opposite: I went to a "secret" trail and discovered that it had been paved over with a MUP. (!!!)

    It was just about brand new, too. But I managed to get oriented despite the changes, and found my way around one of the many split-rail fences along the path to find a smidge of forgotten singletrack remained. So I got my fix.



    This morning it was trail duties as usual. I coulda rode all day as nice as it was.

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    Cool pics! I've never actually done a night ride, but it does look fun!

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    Yeah, time is at a premium with a puppy but had to get out for a morning spin. I did beat my loop's time by 6minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Short on ride time so I've been riding to places that my family drives to. Fortunately, there are little bits of singletrack on the way to almost everywhere (esp. if you take the scenic route ).
    So I've been getting my fix.

    Also found a new park where the trails are nice (albeit short) and the "No Bikes" signs are conspicuously absent. It will be a great venue for some newb fatbiking once the snow starts piling up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    So another ride wedged into the schedule Monday, but this was sorta the opposite: I went to a "secret" trail and discovered that it had been paved over with a MUP. (!!!)

    It was just about brand new, too. But I managed to get oriented despite the changes, and found my way around one of the many split-rail fences along the path to find a smidge of forgotten singletrack remained. So I got my fix.



    This morning it was trail duties as usual. I coulda rode all day as nice as it was.

    -F
    So, this is turning into a pretty good week of riding!

    My plan was to hit Ray's Indoor yesterday as it was the season opener open house, but it was so nice outside I hit the Thorn MTB Trail before sunset, THEN went to Ray's.

    The Thorn is known for its many roots, but this spot is fast and smooth. And because of the circular layout of this segment I often find myself chasing deer from one side of the giant circle allllllll the way around to the other.
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    No pix from Rays, but suffice it to say that place is really amazing, with a few route changes and updates for the 2019-2020 season. AND Ray himself was there to greet visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    So, this is turning into a pretty good week of riding!

    My plan was to hit Ray's Indoor yesterday as it was the season opener open house, but it was so nice outside I hit the Thorn MTB Trail before sunset, THEN went to Ray's.

    The Thorn is known for its many roots, but this spot is fast and smooth. And because of the circular layout of this segment I often find myself chasing deer from one side of the giant circle allllllll the way around to the other.
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    No pix from Rays, but suffice it to say that place is really amazing, with a few route changes and updates for the 2019-2020 season. AND Ray himself was there to greet visitors.

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    those mushrooms are creepy!!! The wheels look cool...where did you get those?

    Fall is definitely here now...can't wait to get out this weekend. I need to get up to Ray's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    those mushrooms are creepy!!! The wheels look cool...where did you get those?

    Fall is definitely here now...can't wait to get out this weekend. I need to get up to Ray's...
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    Those mushrooms looked like they were in the process of exploding in super slow motion. They were growing on the logs of an alt line stunt. I rode [floated] right over them - missing them - then went back for the pic.

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    Pre-ride check, it amazes me where tubeless sealant will seep from. did you ride today?-img_20191005_113145.jpg

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    Tried my hand at cross racing today.

    Not bad, wasn't shot down in flames, maybe top 5, have to wait and see. I decided to be a problem child and use one of my fatbikes...




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    Rained this week, but today was nice so back out on the trails. Checked out some new trails, then hit some of the old favorites.

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    Celebrated my birthday Saturday with a ride and some friends.

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    ^^^Happy Birthday! My B-day is in February and I generally make a ski day of it. Good that you got a ride in for yours.

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    Classic New Mexico ride today. Rancho Viejo loop! Up REM to RV to Borrego and back around to REM for one of the most technical drops in all of NM. Some of that lower REM is super high consequence (as in if you fall, you will get badly hurt or worse). I should have taken a few photos of the aspens. It was glorious up there today.

    13.86 miles with 3166 of vertical climbing. Burned 1324 calories. (Data tracked using Cyclemeter app. One of my friends used his Strava and it said 14.92 miles with 3772 vertical. Interesting differences.) Nice workout. Not too intense, but a good burn.

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    Posted this in the wrong forum, but... after a stationary bike ride earlier in the week, I got out on the road bike again for about a 43 km road ride yesterday. Rode from the house to a place in Vancouver called Iona beach. From there I rode out on a jetty a few kilometres. As I was there, I realized that just two weeks ago I was about to be diagnosed with my partially collapsed lung. I still can't mountain bike because my sternum is too unstable, but it sure does feel good to get out on a bike!

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    Took a ride on a new trail for me today. Was 70 degrees and perfect.




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    We’re slowly getting over our colds and we were able to do a short ride today. It was great to be out on the trails and we’re planning to ride again tomorrow
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    Yesterday we rode around Jackson Demonstration State Forest for a couple of hours. Today we’re heading out on some other trails...no shortage of places to ride around Fort Bragg/Mendocino.

    After the ride yesterday we got some delicious food and beers at one of the local breweries, then we took our pooch to the beach. Not a bad day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Bromy View Post
    Yesterday we rode around Jackson Demonstration State Forest for a couple of hours. Today we’re heading out on some other trails...no shortage of places to ride around Fort Bragg/Mendocino.

    After the ride yesterday we got some delicious food and beers at one of the local breweries, then we took our pooch to the beach. Not a bad day


    Great pics, cool trees and yummy beer, very nice!

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    Thanks, McKinley. We had a great day yesterday, today was pretty awesome too.

    We went back into Jackson Demo, but to a different spot today. We didn’t see anyone on the trails...think we had to whole place to ourselves. We were glad to see that one of the trails that was closed for logging last year is open again. Gonna be a few years before the forest around the trail starts to recover...can’t wait. In a couple of days we’ll move into the Mendo Woodlands for some rides.
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    We did a ride this evening. Days are shorter but rides are still colorful

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    ^ DJ I'll have to keep that in mind

    Thanks jcd46 ! The colours are peaking and the sun was just setting. We were running out of daylight

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    Where the proverbial "rubber" meets the proverbial "road."

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    These tires are total boat anchors but they certainly grip like nothing else!

    Atalaya trail...loose, chunky, and STEEP!

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    I did yesterday, it was fun to be out, rode a place I haven't been in a bit. It's really nice but a bit sad to see most of the stables abandoned and the sad true that some developer is going to build a freaking mall here at some point.
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    Yep, I’m in Northern Colorado as well. You forgot to mention the 50° temperature drop in 6 hours. It was 80° yesterday and by 10pm it was 30°.

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    We went out into the Mendocino woodlands yesterday and did a great loop that a local told us about. We’d ridden all of these trails before, but never put this route together on our own. The trails out there have a really great backwoods feel to them. Tons of climbing and super steep terrain too
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    Today we only rode a few miles since we decided to help a local club with a trail day. We’re up here so frequently that we’re actually members, so we pitched in today.

    We gathered at the trail head in the morning, ate delicious pastries and drank coffee before pedaling into the work site. We moved rocks all day to shore up a corner that probably would have collapsed when winter hits. Looks like it’ll drain well now too. Super tired...
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    Wasn't feeling good all day but since I only get the time to ride on the weekends, I was going to go regardless. Took it easy and a bit short (only little over 4 miles) and checked out trails that I hadn't seen yet. There's more out there that I have yet to explore.

    Took these two shots. Working with RAW format, you can really save an otherwise, crappy looking shot (see before and after comparison)

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    Nice. What bike is this?

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    Yesterday we rode around Jackson Demonstration State Forest for a couple of hours.

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    That’s my wife’s new Why Supple 7. I originally wanted to get one, but she beat me to it.

    Our bars barely fit between those redwoods. The bark was busted up from the recent Caspar Classic race coming through here.
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    We did our annual fall colors ride this weekend.

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    We did a local ride and did our civic duty and voted. Bad moon a rising too... awwwooo!

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    Made two trips out today, with the intent to do the same loop and improve time and line knowledge, not that there is one. Blew out a plug out of the rear on the second trip, so time was not improved.

    Pics do not give the chunkiness and grade justice.

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    I rode 15 miles this weekend on my new Recluse frame. My SRAM AXS shifted perfectly without any problems. Switching out wheels and the frame lost a total in 4 pounds of weight and I noticed the difference immediately. Pedaling was way easier going from a 34 pound bike to 30 pounds. I also noticed that my heart rate dropped a lot too. Maybe this new bike build is good for my health






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    Cyclemeter vs Strava--Your mileage may vary!

    Using the exact same device (iPhone 7+) with both apps open at the same time, I am getting some fairly significant differences in over all mileage and vertical feet climbed. If my GPS signal is coming from the same device at the exact same time on the exact same trails, why would the Strava be about 14% more? Seems strange, but perhaps this is something written into the code of either Strava or Cyclemeter for some unknown reason. Anyone else notice this discrepancy between these two apps? Which one do you feel is more accurate?

    Here is what happened:

    Stava recorded 23.81 mi, 3981 elevation gain with a moving time of 3:42.08 while averaging 6.4mph and 1803 calories burned.

    Cyclemeter recorded 22.37 mi, 3501 feet climbed with a moving time of 4:01.07 while averaging 5.57 mph and 1839 calories burned.

    My stats are the same in both apps.

    Seems very strange indeed.

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    It's great to see everyone's pics! I CANNOT WAIT to get back on a mountain bike! I did ride my Slash around the backyard a few days ago, but that doesn't count. However, I am road riding , which is better than nothing.

    Friday I went out with my youngest for a short 35 minute ride, yesterday I hit the spin bike, and today we pedaled to a local farm to table restaurant called "Fable," for a delicious meal! I'm also getting back to my core workouts, which has been good, despite my sternum not being quite right. My goal is to get back on one of my mountain bikes next weekend!

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    Got out for a quick ride at one of my favorite trail areas. XC trails with lots of narrow singletrack with plenty of rocks and roots.

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    Looks great McKinley! If it was as nice on the island as it was here in Vancouver, you had a fantastic day for a ride!

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    We did a 19 mile ride yesterday with 3059’ elevation gain. We wanted to finally ride the trail that we worked on since we’d only ridden the top half that one time. It was a super fun 5 mile descent that we definitely enjoyed. The folks in the club gave us a great loop to try that incorporated that trail and a few others that we could just add onto one of our favorite rides. We loved the new stuff and we had a blast. Heading out again today
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    Great pics! Looks (and sounds) like some a great ride. I really can't wait to get out on my mountain bikes again! This weekend, rain or shine (unless it's a deluge - I draw the line there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    It's great to see everyone's pics! I CANNOT WAIT to get back on a mountain bike! I did ride my Slash around the backyard a few days ago, but that doesn't count. However, I am road riding , which is better than nothing.

    Friday I went out with my youngest for a short 35 minute ride, yesterday I hit the spin bike, and today we pedaled to a local farm to table restaurant called "Fable," for a delicious meal! I'm also getting back to my core workouts, which has been good, despite my sternum not being quite right. My goal is to get back on one of my mountain bikes next weekend!
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    I must be getting better with my climbing ability. Two rides in a row now that I haven't had hikers yell at me from behind, "Coming around on your left"

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    After 6 weeks of very few rides with no more than 2 consecutive days riding, I finally have found some motivation again and have been able to string 6 consecutive days of riding together. Here are a few shots from the past week.

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    I went for a quicky yesterday: 11 miles with 2300 vertical feet of climbing in 1:38 min. I did stop on the final climb back out to the trailhead when I encountered some unyielding cows in the middle of the trail. Only when I got back on the bike and rode directly into their group did they disperse. Haha! Moooove out of the way!!

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    Yesterday was the last ride of our trip. I always posted a day late out there since we’re busy vacationers and the WiFi isn’t great. The trip was pretty great though. Can’t wait to get back
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    Looks like you guys had a great trip! Those are some nice trails!

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    I rode yesterday on some fresh homemade singletrack. I have always wanted to make a network of trails on my property, but the fear of ticks kept me on existing trails this summer.
    I have two work in progress trails so far; one is steep, flowy and loamy, and the other is rocky, narrow, and technical.

    There is nothing more satisfying than riding trails you built yourself.
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    From yesterday's ride. Today's hasn't happened...yet

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    Must be doing something wrong, got a hole in the brand new rear Maxxis. When the sealant isn't spewing out, there's still an audible seeping of air when you put your finger on the hole. It's not a large hole, I think it was from a corner of a sharp rock.

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    Life got in the way of the normal BIG Sunday ride. (I got to play plumber by replacing our 50 gallon hot water heater)

    Some friends went up to southern Colorado (near Wolf Creek) for a weekend of riding. Unfortunately I had other things to do which prevented me from joining them (before our hot water heater gave up the ghost). But the Wolf Creek cam showed it to be sort of cold up there so I am not sure if I just dodged the cold bullet! Haha!

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    After playing plumber I got in a little high altitude attitude adjustment. Nice down here. Sort of chilly up high, but nice day for a spin. (Especially after wrestling two 150+ pound hot water heaters around (one down to the basement and one up from it).

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    We did a caturday evening ride on some local trails. We had a nice colourful and dry weekend


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF777 View Post
    Must be doing something wrong, got a hole in the brand new rear Maxxis. When the sealant isn't spewing out, there's still an audible seeping of air when you put your finger on the hole. It's not a large hole, I think it was from a corner of a sharp rock.

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    Ah, the requisite wheelie pic! Like those fall colours!

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    Well, as you all know, I've been itching to get back on a mountain bike after the whole partially-collapsed lung thing.

    So four weeks ago I was laying in the hospital with a tube in my chest to deal with the pneumothorax, already looking forward to riding again (despite my doctor thinking I was nuts). I thought I would yesterday, but my daughter had other plans for me in the morning, so I just got on the road bike for a short spin yesterday. And... today I was going. I wanted to go so badly it would have taken a major deluge to stop me. Fortunately, a buddy went with me, so it was back to Squamish today!

    We stuck to easy-ish trails, and despite the wet, it felt so great to be back out there! I'm not sure when I'll get my head completely back in the game, and there are some things I've done that I likely won't do again, but that's okay! It was a bit of bad luck (and bad riding) that led to such a severe injury, but that's life. I did wear chest protection this time and I'm just happy to be riding again!

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    A little wet on the way to Squamish...

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    But for the first couple of loops, it wasn't that bad!

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    My girl and I hit the western part of NC for my bday for a long weekend.

    I'm nursing several soft tissue injuries but still was able to let it rip at times.


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    Still dry and dusty here, highs in the upper 80's to lower 90's

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    Still dry and dusty here, highs in the upper 80's to lower 90's

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    I'm just happy to be riding again!
    And we're happy you're riding again as well! Amazing how fast you've come back.
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    Dawn patrol this morning checking for downed trees from yesterday's windstorm to report to the trail crew. It felt good to clean a climb I haven't cleaned on that bike in almost 11 months. Trying to re-learn how to dress for temperatures in the 30's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    And we're happy you're riding again as well! Amazing how fast you've come back.
    Thanks - it was a long month off the mountain bikes, but I've already informed my daughter that this Saturday I'm mountain biking. Possibly also Sunday. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Trying to re-learn how to dress for temperatures in the 30’s.

    One of the most important things I have found regarding dressing to ride in the cold is layers and ventilation.

    Anything that keeps you adequately warm standing still will make you sweat excessively when pedaling, which will make you too cold descending or standing still. So you need to be able to add and remove layers. You also need to be able to ventilate your outer layers to adjust to what you are doing. I find that if I dress such that I am comfortable pedaling on flat ground at an easy pace with the outer layer about 3/4 zipped I am perfect. I can unzip more and partially unzip the next layer for climbs, zip everything up for descents, and then I have either a space blanket or another layer in my pack. The former if I don’t plan on long stops and need something for emergencies, the latter if I do plan on long stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
    One of the most important things I have found regarding dressing to ride in the cold is layers and ventilation.

    Anything that keeps you adequately warm standing still will make you sweat excessively when pedaling, which will make you too cold descending or standing still. So you need to be able to add and remove layers. You also need to be able to ventilate your outer layers to adjust to what you are doing. I find that if I dress such that I am comfortable pedaling on flat ground at an easy pace with the outer layer about 3/4 zipped I am perfect. I can unzip more and partially unzip the next layer for climbs, zip everything up for descents, and then I have either a space blanket or another layer in my pack. The former if I don’t plan on long stops and need something for emergencies, the latter if I do plan on long stops.
    yep....simple layers for me. My winter rides are usually between 2-3 hours.

    here in the midwest, I ride in the winter with my base layer, a normal t shirt, and my old Novara rain coat on...this keeps me comfy down to 10*F. Legs are base layer and camo shorts. Usually have a balaclava on around my neck and under my helmet. This is also what I use for when it is snowing or sleeting.

    I basically take what I ride with in the summer and add stuff underneath it for warmth. The rain coat gives wind and water protection

    I love the cold, so it takes a lot to get me "really cold".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Trying to re-learn how to dress for temperatures in the 30's.
    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
    One of the most important things I have found regarding dressing to ride in the cold is layers and ventilation.

    Anything that keeps you adequately warm standing still will make you sweat excessively when pedaling, which will make you too cold descending or standing still. So you need to be able to add and remove layers. You also need to be able to ventilate your outer layers to adjust to what you are doing. I find that if I dress such that I am comfortable pedaling on flat ground at an easy pace with the outer layer about 3/4 zipped I am perfect. I can unzip more and partially unzip the next layer for climbs, zip everything up for descents, and then I have either a space blanket or another layer in my pack. The former if I don’t plan on long stops and need something for emergencies, the latter if I do plan on long stops.
    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    yep....simple layers for me. My winter rides are usually between 2-3 hours.

    here in the midwest, I ride in the winter with my base layer, a normal t shirt, and my old Novara rain coat on...this keeps me comfy down to 10*F. Legs are base layer and camo shorts. Usually have a balaclava on around my neck and under my helmet. This is also what I use for when it is snowing or sleeting.

    I basically take what I ride with in the summer and add stuff underneath it for warmth. The rain coat gives wind and water protection

    I love the cold, so it takes a lot to get me "really cold".
    Thanks guys. I have been mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing in cold temps down to -10F for 35+ years, so have my clothing systems pretty dialed. This re-learning is actually just the seasonal re-calibration of my body to the temps and trying to remember what clothing pieces worked best for the temps this same time last year.

    This particular ride starts in a cold valley and has a big climb (1700' in 3.5 miles) up into an area that is usually warmer than the valley by 10-15F, so we warm up pretty quickly. The 7-ish mile descent can be pretty chilly though, especially if the sun isn't up yet.

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    One of my favorite back country rides starts at 9,300 feet (2834m) and ends at 2,500 feet (762m). Typically ridden in spring and fall, it is usually in the 30’s or 40’s F (-1 to 9 C) at the top first thing in the morning, and in the 80’s or 90’s F (27 to 37 C) at the bottom mid day. Dressing for that us always a challenge.

    To make matters worse, there is a 2000 ft (610m) climb in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
    One of my favorite back country rides starts at 9,300 feet (2834m) and ends at 2,500 feet (762m). Typically ridden in spring and fall, it is usually in the 30’s or 40’s F (-1 to 9 C) at the top first thing in the morning, and in the 80’s or 90’s F (27 to 37 C) at the bottom mid day. Dressing for that us always a challenge.

    To make matters worse, there is a 2000 ft (610m) climb in the middle
    Sounds like many of my trips down Porcupine Rim: cold at the LaSal Mountain Road above Jimmy Keen, but with a very toasty ride back into town at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Thanks guys. I have been mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing in cold temps down to -10F for 35+ years, so have my clothing systems pretty dialed. This re-learning is actually just the seasonal re-calibration of my body to the temps and trying to remember what clothing pieces worked best for the temps this same time last year.

    This particular ride starts in a cold valley and has a big climb (1700' in 3.5 miles) up into an area that is usually warmer than the valley by 10-15F, so we warm up pretty quickly. The 7-ish mile descent can be pretty chilly though, especially if the sun isn't up yet.
    Yep, not that cold where I am but what I need to wear does differ between mountain biking, road biking and trail running. Road biking is the most difficult for me to get right, more out in the open and moving at faster speeds.
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    Had a ride today in the Delta Watershed here in the BC lower mainland. A buddy texted to see if I had time - which I didn't - so I went! :-) A bit wet, but still fun!

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    Still nursing some injuries but got out for a chill ride w/my girl ...

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    Halloween must be getting close.

    I guess these just grow on the side of the trail this time of year?
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    And in keeping with the Halloween theme, I saw this guy crossing the trail.
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    Love the pics, everyone! Love that dawn image, in particular, though all the pictures are great. 👍

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    Yep, 16.5 miles beat the rain.

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    After my midweek ride, I got out again today. My buddy wanted to go back to Squamish. Three of us rode a new trail called Pamplemousse, which was great. Then we went back to an old favourite called “Leave of Absence.” Its mostly a fairly easy trail, with a few challenging but very doable features. There’s this one rock roll I enjoy, but I hadn’t been back to since the pneumothorax five weeks ago in Squamish.

    I was rather nervous. In fact I was inordinately nervous, since I’ve done this roll quite a few times. But I guess the injury was in my head. Anyhow, I managed it with no problems, though the adrenalin was really flowing! Anyhow it was a beautiful day and, as always, great to get out on the bike!

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    rode with the wife today... a bit of waiting for her to catch up.. a bit of worry because the wife actually crashed pretty hard last time we rode... I was trying to pick "safer" things to ride...

    8miles~ good fun.. no crashes good stuff.. we have nice bikes and are lucky to have

    that.. my wife's bike is a bit nicer than mine...I ride a Trance adv 2 and my wife has a Liv live intregue advance 0 honestly not much to complain about bike wise here..

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    Glad you’re back out there, Bjeast and happy to hear your wife had a good ride, atarione. My wife’s recovered from her crash well and she’s even done with physical therapy after this week. We’re planning to ride tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Bromy View Post
    Glad you’re back out there, Bjeast and happy to hear your wife had a good ride, atarione. My wife’s recovered from her crash well and she’s even done with physical therapy after this week. We’re planning to ride tomorrow
    Thanks! And it's great that your wife has finished with physio, at least in terms of needing to go regularly (are we ever really finished with physio?)!

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    ^^^Good to hear you're back out again, bjeast.

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    Sometimes its good to get the order different. 2470 vertical gave me an amazing 5462 foot drop all on single track! Storm rolling in tomorrow so this might have been the last high mountain ride of the year.

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    Sometimes its good to get the order different. 2470 vertical gave me an amazing 5462 foot drop all on single track! Storm rolling in tomorrow so this might have been the last high mountain ride of the year.

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    If that's the last "high" ride you get this year, it was worth it. That's a great view!

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    We cruised up the hill to ride Skeggs today. The wind up there was crazy strong. There were multiple trees down across the trails and we were almost hit by a sizable branch at one point. Loads of dust and pollen in the air so we’re both coughing a bit, but we felt great and had a super fun ride. Thankfully our power was never shut off, but many of our neighbors will be sitting in the dark tonight. We need rain big time
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    More riding, less pics for me. Not sure what the hell is happening there, I'm usually snapping more than I need to.

    Here's one of my son before hitting a rocky black diamond trail for his first time, that he's worked up in his mind and super scary. It turned out super fun.... as I knew it would.

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    Late day ride on Saturday. Singlesprocket is rehabbing from a knee injury... no wheelies for now


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    So many great ride stories and pics, it's awesome!

    bjeast, Nice to see your already back hitting the trails and back to Squamish, such good trails there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Late day ride on Saturday. Singlesprocket is rehabbing from a knee injury... no wheelies for now


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    Healing vibes his way for sure!!!
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    Not too many 20 degree days left (that's like 70 in Freedom Units)... Since my MTB isn't working, and my klunker/cruiser is in pieces, I took the Diamondback 24" BMX out. No pictures, because it isn't a mountain bike, just a warning: watch for fallen leaves! They are SLIIIIICK!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    Not too many 20 degree days left (that's like 70 in Freedom Units)... Since my MTB isn't working, and my klunker/cruiser is in pieces, I took the Diamondback 24" BMX out. No pictures, because it isn't a mountain bike, just a warning: watch for fallen leaves! They are SLIIIIICK!!
    oh yeah...for the next month or 2 our trails become fallen leaf chutes in some places!! Brakes are sort of pointless sometimes in these conditions
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    Yesterday, late afternoon. Leaves everywhere. No one out because the skies were sketch, and the trails were a bit wet.

    I dig conditions like this.

    Mind was in the game. Bandit trail has lots of roots and rocks, some creek crossings, and I was able to slide with the slickness of the situation. I even rolled the big, wet log below. Good times, Wook!

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    Sounds like it was a great ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Sounds like it was a great ride!
    Sweet ride, indeed...

    A couple months back I started to not wear gloves, and recently, I started not wearing pads on my local trails. As a result, I've noticed my mental and physical game is more focused without pads.

    Now, this was my first ride w/o pads in the wet, and I was riding (some sections) like I normally do when it's dry. So, when I finished this ride without any crashes or close-calls, I felt pretty damn stoked. Bike control was pretty solid.

    I know you've been riding since your injury, how's your chest doing these days after all the riding? All good? Also, have you hit Sourkraut in Squamish?
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    Folsom Rodeocross & Heckle Halloweenie

    Rode by the Old Subaru and over a Rattlesnake on our way to Heckle Halloween-ie

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    It rained all day Trails to wet so we did an urban ride

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    Good ride today, again solo. Went for some extra miles (for me) which means more climbing, and my legs are feeling it now.

    There's always tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchips View Post
    Sweet ride, indeed...

    A couple months back I started to not wear gloves, and recently, I started not wearing pads on my local trails. As a result, I've noticed my mental and physical game is more focused without pads.

    Now, this was my first ride w/o pads in the wet, and I was riding (some sections) like I normally do when it's dry. So, when I finished this ride without any crashes or close-calls, I felt pretty damn stoked. Bike control was pretty solid.

    I know you've been riding since your injury, how's your chest doing these days after all the riding? All good? Also, have you hit Sourkraut in Squamish?
    Oh man, I'd be too nervous to ride without pads. Thanks for asking about the riding! It's going okay, though I'm still pretty tentative! Was at Fromme today, and Squamish tomorrow. I'm a little worried about hard crashes right now. I'll have to ask my buddy about that trail tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!

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    Ebikes are a joke!

    Today our regular Sunday group ride met up with two Ebike riders. The ride was technical with lots of steep sustained single track climbing as well as short super steep punchy loose climbs. Supposedly this is the stuff for which were made. I just looked up the the technical specs on the motors in these Specialized motorcycles. They make 250W of "nominal" power. One of the riders said he had a difficult time keeping up with us on his "motorcycle." My Strava estimated my average power output at 118W. We weren't trying to haul ass either. I was well below my fast times. One of the Ebike riders bailed and the other, stronger rider continued on with us. He was able to do some impressive little climbs, but he had 250W of possible extra power too. He freely admitted that if was on his regular, non-power assist bike he would have been smoked. He asked if riding would make him stronger and we all laughed. "Only if you ride a regular bike!"

    13.61 miles with 2562 vertical feet of climbing and 1060 calories burnt in 2:09 of ride time.

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    13.61 miles with 2562 vertical feet of climbing and 1060 calories burnt in 2:09 of ride time.
    For you? Calorie count sounds low. Or is that on the ebike?
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    We did a local ride today. Temp was 4C (I needed to layer up )

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    For you? Calorie count sounds low. Or is that on the ebike?
    I don’t ride an ebike (and won’t!). The calorie count was mine. It did seem a little low to me as well. If I really wanted to know my real numbers I could use my heart rate monitor and my power meter cranks but those days are behind me. Haha! Just like those dudes were on their ebikes!

    Guess what really bums me out is that all of our town trails and higher mountain trails are off limits to motorized vehicles and yet these two guys (who know) were on them with their ebikes (which are classified as motorized vehicles). What do you do when you know the people violating the law?

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    Good to hear you’re back on the trails bjeast

    The wife and I and another couple we ride with a lot got a good ride in ystrdy. Perfect bluebird sky with great views


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We did a local ride today. Temp was 4C (I needed to layer up )

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    Well, it was quite a weekend! On Saturday morning a buddy and I went for a nice ride on Mt. Fromme. It was a beautiful morning, and the trails were in great shape. We ended running into (not literally) a couple of people from our riding club. We all had a fun ride.


    Saturday at Fromme...

    On Sunday it was back to Squamish and it was exactly the ride I was hoping for before the rain hits later this week! The weather was gorgeous, the trails were fantastic and the four of us had a great ride! And bonus, another ride at Squamish without a subsequent trip an ER! :-)

    I do love riding up there! We rode Leave of Absence, then Pamplemousse, climbed Fifty Shades and Fifty Shades more and rode Entrails, Boney Elbows, and finished with the easy but fun Roller Coaster. It was one of those perfect fall days. Despite the morning frost, by noon the slabs were super grippy (at least, the ones we rode).


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    My buddy on the same slab near the beginning


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    My friend finished the first berm on Pamplemousse!

    It was definitely one of the best fall rides I've ever had. I felt pretty good on the bike, no crashes, and even though the ribs and lung still crossed my mind, I tried to stay within my limits and had a great weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
    I don’t ride an ebike (and won’t!).
    lol, I wasn't implying that! I thought maybe the ebiker had given you his calorie count for his workout as I would have expected your count to be higher with that amount of climbing.
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    Beautiful shots of Squamish there Bjeast! Gotta ride up there someday

    After work loop got dark pretty fast tonight. Saw 8 or 9 deer on the trails tonight too. I’ve been seeing more deer than normal at waterdog recently. I guess that’s why people have been spotting more mountain lions in the area this year.

    Thankfully I didn’t see any cats, but did get spooked once when I caught some critter’s eye shine in my periphery. Always takes a couple of rides to get used to riding in the dark again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    On Sunday it was back to Squamish and it was exactly the ride I was hoping for before the rain hits later this week! The weather was gorgeous, the trails were fantastic and the four of us had a great ride! And bonus, another ride at Squamish without a subsequent trip an ER! :-)

    I do love riding up there! We rode Leave of Absence, then Pamplemousse, climbed Fifty Shades and Fifty Shades more and rode Entrails, Boney Elbows, and finished with the easy but fun Roller Coaster. It was one of those perfect fall days. Despite the morning frost, by noon the slabs were super grippy (at least, the ones we rode).

    It was definitely one of the best fall rides I've ever had. I felt pretty good on the bike, no crashes, and even though the ribs and lung still crossed my mind, I tried to stay within my limits and had a great weekend!
    Nice - good times!! ... and no trips to the ER, even better!

    I miss Squamish. Went in 2018 for first time, looking to get back next year. Maybe we can hook-up? I rode SoT, Cakewalk, LoA, and some others. My girl and I walked up Intestinal Fortitude and Larvicide from the slab endings. Just wow! You ever roll these? One day I want to be able to hit that finishing slab on IF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchips View Post
    Nice - good times!! ... and no trips to the ER, even better!

    I miss Squamish. Went in 2018 for first time, looking to get back next year. Maybe we can hook-up? I rode SoT, Cakewalk, LoA, and some others. My girl and I walked up Intestinal Fortitude and Larvicide from the slab endings. Just wow! You ever roll these? One day I want to be able to hit that finishing slab on IF.

    Btw, did you guys look for Sourkraut?
    We did find it, I think. If it's what we thought it was, there is zero chance I'd ever ride it. It is one scary looking slab..... But yeah, once the weather gets better, we could ride. My rides are pretty chill. I'm never the first down, and often like to stop to take pics.... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Bromy View Post
    Beautiful shots of Squamish there Bjeast! Gotta ride up there someday

    After work loop got dark pretty fast tonight. Saw 8 or 9 deer on the trails tonight too. I’ve been seeing more deer than normal at waterdog recently. I guess that’s why people have been spotting more mountain lions in the area this year.

    Thankfully I didn’t see any cats, but did get spooked once when I caught some critter’s eye shine in my periphery. Always takes a couple of rides to get used to riding in the dark again.
    Thanks Ol Bromy. Okay, I gotta get me some lights! Everyone seems to be doing it and it looks pretty cool, if not a little freaky!

    And yes, if you two ever make it out here, we'll get you out on the trails. I have to admit that Squamish is my new favourite place to ride, even though I'll always love Fromme (and then Seymour)

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    Got in 15 miles after work and caught the sunset
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    It rained all day Trails to wet so we did an urban ride

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    ^^^Stole this pic.

    Finally hit West Branch SP for the 1st time in probly 10 yrs. The guys went hard out of the gate so I was getting wrung out pretty good, but I found my legs and my rhythm and made a good ride out of it. Leaf-covered trails with hidden rocks and sticks everywhere made it really fun and interesting. Even had a few dabs in some of the slicker leaf-over-moss-over-rock spots. ...but just a few.

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    Very nice pic. Just beautiful!

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    Got a sunburst shot on this evening's ride
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    Another colorful sunset
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29er4ever View Post
    Got a sunburst shot on this evening's ride
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    Shortish ride back on Mt. Fromme today. Rode some easy trails - dirt was great, wood was grippy, and the rocks were dry!





    Also, proof that I can wear clothing with actual colors!

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    Very nice shots as always 29er4ever and I almost didn’t recognize Bjeast with the colorful socks!

    Couldn’t ride today because our air quality sucks. Had a really good ride on Wednesday night though. Hope the air clears a bit in the next couple of days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Bromy View Post
    Very nice shots as always 29er4ever and I almost didn’t recognize Bjeast with the colorful socks!

    Couldn’t ride today because our air quality sucks. Had a really good ride on Wednesday night though. Hope the air clears a bit in the next couple of days
    Sorry to hear about the air quality. Hope it clears up soon....

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    Awesome stories and ride pics everyone!

    We were too late for sunset pics (days are shorter and we're chasing the sun)
    But we charged up the lights in the morning and got out for a ride. On the way back from the local trails, we found a little patch of snow left over from our snowfall this week. We're expecting a big dump of snow again on Monday... and so it begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Awesome stories and ride pics everyone!

    We were too late for sunset pics (days are shorter and we're chasing the sun)
    But we charged up the lights in the morning and got out for a ride. On the way back from the local trails, we found a little patch of snow left over from our snowfall this week. We're expecting a big dump of snow again on Monday... and so it begins

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    ...can't wait for that snow dump down here...though we will probably get less than you

    I FINALLY got out - for the first time in 2 months (thanks to marching band season) and the official trails here are in awesome shape...first time I have been on these in a while as well do to closures for water


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    Epic ride today and Strava lost it! (Of course it is possible that I mistakenly deleted it.)

    26 miles and 5,000 vertical feet of climbing. A nice fast group of 8 went from Glorieta up to the top of Glorieta Baldy, down to the labyrinth of trails near Shaggy Peak and up and out Secret Agent for the drop back into Santa Fe. Its a classic! Too bad I lost the data. I rode well and it would have been one for my records. So it goes...

    In the meantime, here is something to look at.

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    Was able to take the dog out for the first time since April. He's getting to old to go during the Texas heat. He had a great time!
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    Haven't ridden for a few weeks. Work, time change, weather has made for zero motivation, but managed to get out today and had a really fun ride, and the sun even came out! Was a good day on the trails

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    Some nice weather.

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    A little slick but still fun.

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    Looks a great day out there McKinley. We had a great day in Squamish. A lot of climbing (by my standards), some fun downhills, and great weather!


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    Got in a nice little ride after work yesterday...

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    Got back up to Fromme today! Had a nice ride before the rain with a buddy. Gave the Slash the day off and rode my Fuel.

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