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    Weekend Report: Blasphemy!

    My first ride of the weekend, full on SS. The rest, rigid 29er with gears, just because. It is wrong in so many ways.

    Great weekend, though snow killed my elevation goals.

    What did everyone else do?
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    it always looks for beautiful there, green

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    Nice, but you might check your map again, unless you managed to ride from Brice to Larison in one epic ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler
    Nice, but you might check your map again, unless you managed to ride from Brice to Larison in one epic ride!
    I can't have Brice Creek photos and a Larison Creek map in one set?!

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    Man, my schedule sucked and I only got out once for about 8 miles due to some tubeless problems. The rear kept losing air so I cut the ride short as I was out of CO2 and headed home to tear the tire off. Found that the sealant (Stans) had basically coagulated into a little rubber ball. I cleaned out the moisutre in the tire and added more sealant and all is good though I have not been back on the bike since Saturday and now it is raining again. On a good note the local group/club that I ride with is in the process of building a pump track at the same park area where my daughter has soccer practice 3 nights a week!!!!

    Nice pic Ubarth. Love the water fall.

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    Finally warming up to the trendy wheels, I see.

    No ride for me over the weekend. Got 8" of snow (!) on Fri/Sat.

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    You know, of all the stuff I heard about tubeless, I never heard of this one happening. But I am still quite happy with my decision to go tubeless and plan on switching over to Slime Pro the next time I pull the wheels off to deal with a sealant issue.

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    Went to UMass to get my bike all muddy.



    Sunday got sunburned but it was oh so worth it.




    Left the spinny gear on my bike and went for a little recovery ride
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    EEoooohhh, you drink out of those? Those are the days that I haul the camelbak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    EEoooohhh, you drink out of those? Those are the days that I haul the camelbak.
    Don't race with a Camelbak.
    Rinse and spit when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    Sunday got sunburned but it was oh so worth it.
    I like the kid photo.

    What sort of tires were you rolling? Didn't look like great mud tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Finally warming up to the trendy wheels, I see. .
    ****ing traitor.

    I'm hoping for some elaboration on the blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Finally warming up to the trendy wheels, I see.

    No ride for me over the weekend. Got 8" of snow (!) on Fri/Sat.
    It was an interesting compare and contrast ride... but 26" works better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum
    ****ing traitor.

    I'm hoping for some elaboration on the blasphemy.
    About riding on the 29er? Meh? There is a really informative and unbiased thread about the difference between wheel sizes on the 29er forum. If you miss it today, they have a new one scheduled every other day from now until eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I like the kid photo.
    I like the kid.

    Quote Originally Posted by unmarth
    What sort of tires were you rolling? Didn't look like great mud tires.
    Crossmark (r), Ignitor (f).
    Overall the course wasn't too muddy, but there were off-camber descents with mud pits like this one:


    pictured on Alby's blog that you had to ride thru.

    On a real muddy course here in New England Ignitors F&R, or maybe a Nevegal or an Ardent up front.

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    won my first race this weekend!
    it was hot, dry, and dusty as all hell. our weather is long periods of drought punctuated by flash flooding.
    Last edited by meltingfeather; 05-03-2011 at 06:31 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    won my first race this weekend!

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    Man, I can't believe I just tried to scroll on the map in the OPs post... What a sad day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    won my first race this weekend!
    it was hot, dry, and dusty as all hell. our weather is long periods of drought punctuated by flash flooding.
    {way cool pic}
    MF, way to freakin' GO! That totally roolz! Man, you look stylie & fit in the pic... that's some red hot kit right there.

    However, I still think you should have a propeller atop your helmet. I'm serious. You've got a God-given talent, and I believe there's branding potential. Take it from someone in marketing, a very squishy field, but I knows my stuff.

    --sParty

    P.S. Umarth & I are going riding together in half an hour. As you can see, our weather hasn't allowed us to train for more than 15 minutes at a time so far this year. But tonight... we begin, aimin' ta ketch ya! Again, way to go. A win is so dang cool, and even better aboard an SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    MF, way to freakin' GO! That totally roolz! Man, you look stylie & fit in the pic... that's some red hot kit right there.

    However, I still think you should have a propeller atop your helmet. I'm serious. You've got a God-given talent, and I believe there's branding potential. Take it from someone in marketing, a very squishy field, but I knows my stuff.

    --sParty

    P.S. Umarth & I are going riding together in half an hour. As you can see, our weather hasn't allowed us to train for more than 15 minutes at a time so far this year. But tonight... we begin, aimin' ta ketch ya! Again, way to go. A win is so dang cool, and even better aboard an SS.
    thanks, sparty... i think
    propellers are for dorks
    first sprint finish as well... edged him by half a wheel length... FTW!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    UMarth, what software are you using for that map and elevation profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjphillips
    UMarth, what software are you using for that map and elevation profile?
    Google earth....
    try this link...

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=google+earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by diabolicaldan
    Google earth....
    try this link...

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=google+earth
    Boom shakalaka! My Garmin Training Center software sorta blows and Google Earth is doing ok, though I need to **** around with some aspects still.

    PS- sParty Hardy just whooped my ass on our inaugural ride. And I'm half his age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    PS- sParty Hardy just whooped my ass on our inaugural ride. And I'm half his age.
    It's gotta be the big wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    It's gotta be the big wheels
    For the record, we both rode wagon wheels, and nobody kicked anybody's a$$. In fact we were both humbled by a beautiful but rather brutal ride.

    It was harder than it looks, honest. Hence the low average speed (this was a road ride.) Oh, and again for the record, no singlespeeds were used to brutalize the participants.

    --sParty
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    The rear kept losing air so I cut the ride short as I was out of CO2 and headed home to tear the tire off. Found that the sealant (Stans) had basically coagulated into a little rubber ball. I cleaned out the moisutre in the tire and added more sealant and all is good though I have not been back on the bike since Saturday and now it is raining
    It's the COČ that causes Stan's to coagulate - if I need to use COČ to seat a new tyre I always do this with no sealant added then deflate the tyre (hoping that the beads stay seated) and add the sealant. Then I re-inflate with a track pump.

    On the only occasion that I had to use a COČ cartridge out on the trail (after burping a load of air) I had exactly the same problem that you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Hence the low average speed (this was a road ride.) Oh, and again for the record, no singlespeeds were used to brutalize the participants.

    --sParty
    So SS, not fixed? My first road ride of the season was two weeks ago and made me feel inadequate. 32 miles and only ~2,000 ft. climb.

    EDIT: I'm stupid. I read it wrong. You guys were on your gearies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    So SS, not fixed? My first road ride of the season was two weeks ago and made me feel inadequate. 32 miles and only ~2,000 ft. climb.
    Ours was about 80% pavement with a few brutal miles of gravel logging road up near the 3000' level in the Coburg Hills. There are a few wicked steep pitched up there. I never walked... but that's about the best I can say.

    I've got a 7500' gain mountain bike race coming up in less than three weeks. Beyond this, the Cascade Cream Puff 100 Mile race looms on July 10. I've got a long way to go.

    Umarth is my inspiration. More his age than his ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Umarth is my inspiration. More his age than his ability.

    --sParty
    I had a low of 34x32 with 700x45, Sparty had something harder. At first I thought I should stay in his ballpark, but I needed all I could use. It isn't the first time someone twice my age made me look bad, it just hasn't happened since I was four.

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    Punched out the White Rim but skipped the Mineral Bottom climb.




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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    Punched out the White Rim but skipped the Mineral Bottom climb.


    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/elscorchouno/5689062156/" title="Shafer by El Scorcho2, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5689062156_ccae4241f0.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Shafer"></a>
    Yeah, that must have sucked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    Punched out the White Rim but skipped the Mineral Bottom climb.



    Nice! There's only 5217' gain in that ride? Wow, thought there'd be more.

    Come out west and give Quadzilla a shot. 78 miles, over 16,000' gain. 70% singletrack. Took me 12:05. I hoped to break 12 hours but didn't quite make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get left
    That looks ****ing rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    The rear kept losing air so I cut the ride short as I was out of CO2 and headed home to tear the tire off. Found that the sealant (Stans) had basically coagulated into a little rubber ball.
    I don't run tubeless myself, but I've heard of that happening when inflating using CO2. I think it's something about it being too cold and flash freezing the sealant.

    On a related note, I <3 my tubes.

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    Sorry guys, I misled you. That first pic was of the Shafer switchbacks where I dropped in. The road itself is worth seeing and views are ridiculous the whole day.

    This is Mineral Bottom.


    Sparty- thinking about Quadzilla makes me want to hurl.

    I did a blahg post about the ride including a video that I am not in love with. My Contour HD camera may be going up for sale soon. Click my sig if you must see it.

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    Should I, or should I not? You are not a really adept motivator....

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