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    A ChriSStmaSS Story

    1SPD had another post about riding on Christmas Day and it got me to thinking.... Here in Colorado, it was in the mid-50's on XMas. I don't really celebrate the holiday, but I celebrated the weather by getting out for a snowshoe in the mountains in the morning with the family, and a quick romp on the SS in the afternoon. Thought I'd put it out there- anyone else get out for a ride on ChriSStmaSS? Tell us your story...
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    Too much family stuff going on for a ride. I am jealous, though.

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    You know, I had the option to get out and ride as we decided we weren't heading up the road until a little later but I figured I would give my legs a rest.

    Going out today when I leave the office in a few minutes though. Wish I could say it was in the 50's here but those days are gone. It will probably be closer to 30 degrees when I get out this afternoon.

    Looks beautiful out there though! Nice Vassago!

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    Green Mountain, at around 4:30 pm. Nice.

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    Me and Soars rode Christmas

    My ex and daughter were with the ex's family all in L.A. We have dogs and expensive fish so I stay here and take care of the critters. Works out pretty good .... eh ? So far rode 23rd , 24th, 25th, 27th 28th took today off but riding tamale and prolly Sat. and Sunday. My pool at the senior center is closed this week so it's ride city this week. Rode Sierra Azul in Los Gatos ca.
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    As a matter of fact, I received the best present of all- I got to ride my SS around part of the world famous Fullerton loop on Crisstmass morning.

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    I had an awesome chirSStmaSS... built an A9C up on the 24th and drove him to the Syllamo Trails in Arkansas on the 25th for the maiden voyage. I'm loving the Niner fork & super-stiff frame- going out for more this weekend!

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    Gorgeous

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I had an awesome chirSStmaSS... built an A9C up on the 24th and drove him to the Syllamo Trails in Arkansas on the 25th for the maiden voyage. I'm loving the Niner fork & super-stiff frame- going out for more this weekend!

    A gorgeous bike and a gorgeous trail...

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    looks like fun

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    bad news = 1 hour on rollers in the garage/good news = it was the most peaceful hour of the day.

    Great looking Vassago and Niner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I had an awesome chirSStmaSS... built an A9C up on the 24th and drove him to the Syllamo Trails in Arkansas on the 25th for the maiden voyage. I'm loving the Niner fork & super-stiff frame- going out for more this weekend!

    Tell me you went down, or up ! those rocky steps on that gorgeous machine !
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    I was going up when I took this... hopefully this weekend I'll have the nerve to go down. I've done it w/a suspension fork. Still getting used to the rigid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I was going up when I took this... hopefully this weekend I'll have the nerve to go down. I've done it w/a suspension fork. Still getting used to the rigid!
    No worries, i'm still getting used to the rigid too ! I recently upgraded to a rigid fork. My setup is all steel...truth is, my experience has been outrageous ! My SS now feels like a unified machine !!!
    This is my posting describing my first experience http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=673986

    Once you go down those steps you will discover something that i didn't expect on rigid downhills with big steps. I won't tell you though...!...but is truly a unique characteristic of rigid riding

    A hint....slow, hips back.

    Enjoy ! .... tell me how it went ....
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    That's awesome- I'd much rather ride those steps down than up .

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    I won't say it's impossible, but I've never heard of anyone riding up! They punctuate the end of some intermittently steep/rocky hike-a-bike, so not only are they, well, stairs, but you'd also be redlined/gassed when you rode up to the base of them. I'd love to see someone try, though!
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    Gollum's ladder

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I won't say it's impossible, but I've never heard of anyone riding up! They punctuate the end of some intermittently steep/rocky hike-a-bike, so not only are they, well, stairs, but you'd also be redlined/gassed when you rode up to the base of them. I'd love to see someone try, though!
    Danny can do it and incorporate the walls a bit maybe also? http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=667181
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    Andrea138 - that bike is bad a$$!! No riding for me much the last 3 weeks as I had some sort of bug that's been going around and couldn't shake it. Back on it this week!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by balance_fit
    Tell me you went down, or up ! those rocky steps on that gorgeous machine !

    Here is a little clip that I found. You would have to be a real beast to ride up that!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0lt9g5I4jk

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