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    Muddy Burnner-I mean very muddy...

    Hay guys, we here in N.Y. are haveing a nice warm spell, and last night we got about a inch worth of rain, and this got rid of any snow that still remained. So i decided to go for a ride, becasue any other ride that I have done lately, the trails have been covered with snow. But there was one thing. You all know what warm temps and snow melting and rain equal. Mud!!! It was very muddy as you could see on my bike, and I did one lap on the whole trail which is about 7 to 8 miles togeather. So after doing one lap, I wanted to do another lap, so I started to do it and about 2 miles in I started to get major chain stuck, so that is when I said I better pull the plug on this ride so I don't hurt the bike so I did and i reallly wanted to do another lap, but I would rather not hurt the bike and it's components. So all in all it was a good ride, and hopefully the trails will dry out more. Sorry no ride pics, just dirty bike pics. You guys are also welcome to post pics of your muddy turners. Enjoy
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    That's it? That's what my bike looks like after a dry run in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    That's it? That's what my bike looks like after a dry run in the summer.

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    Damm you must have some wet or dusty trails in the summer.
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    I have to agree with JC on this one. I've been on one downhill ride where the wheels just stopped moving there is so much mud built up on the fork, seat stay and chain stay. It takes a lot of mud to stop your wheels on a downhill run. Won't ever forget that ride!

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    This was after a sub freezing night ride, complete with lots of standing water on the trails and stream crossings. Mind you, that is not really mud, but ice with some dirt suspended in it. The derailleurs were locked solid.
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    its still cool that ya got out there despite all the mudding of yer story. pun totally intended.
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    Muddy Buddy

    They look better when they are muddy! I just try to keep the drive train clean during the muddy winter. As for the frame, it always seems like just about the time I need to hose it off, I will ride in really heavy rain that will get it pretty clean.
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    i gotta ask. who does the floors in yer house? my guess is the wife watches and simply shakes her head as you toil away hour after hour. hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    i gotta ask. who does the floors in yer house? my guess is the wife watches and simply shakes her head as you toil away hour after hour. hehe.
    He he. . .Actually, I am usually the one to do the floors. They don't get as dirty as you might think. My girlfriend does not care, it's her blue Santa Cruz in the background. . .and it's almost as muddy as my Burner. She knows the garage is not an option since we had some of out other locked-up bikes stolen out of the garage (with video surveillance even!)

    I don't wrench much because I travel for work. When I am home, I want to ride. . .so I generally take my bikes to the shop for anything beyond a brake pad job -- and I do that in the garage.
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    Keep em coming. Yeah, Iknow how the ice mud is, I think you have me beat. It sucks, and I have to put the bike in the back of my jeep, because I have no bike rack, and when the ice thaws out in the back of the jeep there is usually a muddy wet mess back there. Winter is fun. In the summer at least I have my ranchero's bed to put the dirty bikes in.
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    NZ Mud

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    please clean the dead bird out of yer der before ya post yer next pic. hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    its still cool that ya got out there despite all the mudding of yer story. pun totally intended.
    Thanks, and I am happy now my bike is all clean after a lot of messy work cleaning. It will probaby be back to the state it was in after saturday. Also thank you all for not being wet trail nazi's to all of us in this form who posted a muddy bike pic. Here is a pic of my summer's ride's ride. Only 2 more months before it comes out of storage. Sigh.
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    El Camino

    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    Here is a pic of my summer's ride's ride. Only 2 more months before it comes out of storage. Sigh.

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    Biginners one and all

    Did a race on the Flux a while back and it rained the night before. Route was 50km on sticky clay mud followed by a nice flat finish over a recently mowed grass field. I could have built an entire house with the stuff that came off the bike after the wash.
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    And I felt I had quite a bit of seatpost exposure!


    When I see Kiwirider's pic, it reminds me of the exact thick-paste mud in which I broke a rear der. in the middle of nowhere....slush mud is harmful for transmition but is not so much of a PITA.
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    This was a winter day that I stayed out 10 minutes too late on (I try to avoid bringing the trail home with me). Most of the ride was frozen and cool but a fast defrost happened in the last mile and this was the result...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidder
    Did a race on the Flux a while back and it rained the night before. Route was 50km on sticky clay mud followed by a nice flat finish over a recently mowed grass field. I could have built an entire house with the stuff that came off the bike after the wash.
    Chia Flux?
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    Ya know...it's funny

    We all know our bikes get muddy, and we think it's great that they get muddy. After all, they're mountain bikes, right? I would venture to guess that nobody with a muddy bike is going to fess up that they were probably riding their bikes in conditions that they shouldn't be riding in. I'm by no means pointing a finger, as we've all ridden in conditions that aren't ideal, so please take my comments in the spirit I offer them. We've had quite a debate in another forum regarding riding in conditions detrimental to the trails (i.e muddy trails). If some of the posters from that thread were to see these bikes, my suspicion is that they'd want people drawn and quartered. Is there a happy medium?

    Not looking to hijack the thread, just offering up some food for thought.

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    Well, when my bike comes back muddy, how about the thought that most of the trails are in good condition, while some small, isolated spots that can't be avoided are the ones bearing all the mud?

    How about the service/fireroads while the trails actually have good drainage? Don't think one sided.

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    Point taken

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Well, when my bike comes back muddy, how about the thought that most of the trails are in good condition, while some small, isolated spots that can't be avoided are the ones bearing all the mud?

    How about the service/fireroads while the trails actually have good drainage? Don't think one sided.
    And again, not looking to do anything but give food for thought.

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    And I did just the same for you.

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    Here's my mud shot

    from Snowshoe resort in WV. The rain had stopped and the runs opened back up so out we went.


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    No muddy pics, sorry, it hasn't snowed or rained hardly at all this winter, which is good for riding though!

    Hey Mountain Smith, your swinger shock looks stuck down in that second shot of your bike, time for an RP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Bert
    El Camino... the mullet of cars.

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    It is actually a 72 ranchero, but you still do think of a person with a mullet from the 80's driving one. BTW I have no mullet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    It is actually a 72 ranchero, but you still do think of a person with a mullet from the 80's driving one. BTW I have no mullet
    OT: Nice ride. I totally dig older Racheros. Here is a buddy of mine's:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grtpmkn
    OT: Nice ride. I totally dig older Racheros. Here is a buddy of mine's:
    Oh man now that is a nice ranchero, the funny thing is I used to hate the overall look of el camenos and ranchero's but now owning one I love them to death. What motor is in there, I have a 351 cleveland in mine. Is that a 71? Or am I way off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Clyde
    We all know our bikes get muddy, and we think it's great that they get muddy. After all, they're mountain bikes, right? I would venture to guess that nobody with a muddy bike is going to fess up that they were probably riding their bikes in conditions that they shouldn't be riding in. I'm by no means pointing a finger, as we've all ridden in conditions that aren't ideal, so please take my comments in the spirit I offer them. We've had quite a debate in another forum regarding riding in conditions detrimental to the trails (i.e muddy trails). If some of the posters from that thread were to see these bikes, my suspicion is that they'd want people drawn and quartered. Is there a happy medium?

    Not looking to hijack the thread, just offering up some food for thought.

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    yeah riding in mud is worse than clearcutting forests.

    let us enjoy this brief thaw guilt free. there's hardly any bike traffic in mud that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurowanker
    yeah riding in mud is worse than clearcutting forests.

    let us enjoy this brief thaw guilt free. there's hardly any bike traffic in mud that bad.
    Yeah what endurowanker just said is true, becasue one the trail that I rode my bike on in this pic is a trail that is mostly privite and I know the guy who owns it and I am friends with him, and two it is the winter season here in upstate ny, and let me tell you not that many people mountain bike in the winter especially on this privite low traffic even in the summer trail. Let me mention, only a certain number of people know of this trails existance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    Oh man now that is a nice ranchero, the funny thing is I used to hate the overall look of el camenos and ranchero's but now owning one I love them to death. What motor is in there, I have a 351 cleveland in mine. Is that a 71? Or am I way off?
    Dave
    It is a '70 and has a real Torino Cobra grill and aftermarket "boss replica" front spoiler. The motor is a 302-2 barrel with an auto behind it. I think the 17" slotted mags scream "modern meets retro". It is basically a driver in his eyes. He is a Torino freak and has had many '70-'71 models over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grtpmkn
    It is a '70 and has a real Torino Cobra grill and aftermarket "boss replica" front spoiler. The motor is a 302-2 barrel with an auto behind it. I think the 17" slotted mags scream "modern meets retro". It is basically a driver in his eyes. He is a Torino freak and has had many '70-'71 models over the years.
    Tell him that is a nice ranchero he has there. I had a feeling it was either a 70 or 71.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Chia Flux?
    Sorry, being dumb here. What's that ?

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    hey dave were in upstate are you? I am from the lake george area. Are you any were around that?

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    Mud? That's not proper mud at all. Let me give you some representative samples from the UK. None of them are me but I feel their pain.






    That last photo is taken in August !

    Leave the house a human being, return a swamp thing with a shopping list for an entire new drive train

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex-Leigh
    Mud? That's not proper mud at all. Let me give you some representative samples from the UK. None of them are me but I feel their pain.






    That last photo is taken in August !

    Leave the house a human being, return a swamp thing with a shopping list for an entire new drive train
    Damm, I think you all have us all beat. You uk guys seem like you get some serous mud. All props to you. That muddy water, and going for a swim couldn't be good for you or the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrek4500
    Damm, I think you all have us all beat. You uk guys seem like you get some serous mud. All props to you. That muddy water, and going for a swim couldn't be good for you or the bike.
    Dave
    That's my friend Jay. After he fell off the first time, I made him go and lie down in that puddle so I could get a picture! Actually that's pretty unrepresenative of the peak district (north ish of england, quite rocky), it's was just a very wet week and they are also 4x4 tracks. Where I live tho in the South, we are on clay and in the winter it is just horrid for months on end.

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    I choose option (d)! And it means I get to buy a new bike for messing about. Not taking the turner out in the gloop. It takes AGES to clean


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    I always wash my bike while the mud is still fresh and wet. It is soooo hard on a bike to let it dry and wash it later.

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    I see your mud and raise you.

    Thats a 2.35 Nevegal on the rear.

    blah blah blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozlongboarder
    I see your mud and raise you.

    Thats a 2.35 Nevegal on the rear.

    Yeah, now we're talking!

    That's exactly the king of pasty derailleur-breaking mud I was talking about.
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    Mud, mud glorious mud...

    Here's a gloopy pic from this Saturdays muddy ride around the Bedfordshire(UK) country side. Mud is hard work.

    Thank goodness we were on Turners

    Clicky here for more info. The more eagle eyed amongst you will id this as clogged up Flux but I didn't do any better on a 5Spot.
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    I'm originally from the UK, and can't honestly remember a ride there that wasn't muddy.

    Here's one of me after sampling some Oaxacan chocolate fudge last summer (sorry, it's my old frame, not my burner). Those are 2.1 blue grooves under there somewhere.
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    New question here.

    Is that a Turner built Specialized badged hardtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Is that a Turner built Specialized badged hardtail?
    I'll refer you to the parentheses in my previous post. I wish I'd had the Burner for that trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Is that a Turner built Specialized badged hardtail?
    It's all good, I will let this one pass. About the uk type mud, last week when the temps hit in the 60's, I encountered mud like you posted in the pic. Let me tell you, that type of mud is kind of worse than riding in deep snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdog
    I'm originally from the UK, and can't honestly remember a ride there that wasn't muddy.

    Here's one of me after sampling some Oaxacan chocolate fudge last summer (sorry, it's my old frame, not my burner). Those are 2.1 blue grooves under there somewhere.

    I lived in the UK for 4 years and remember the same thing. I was showing a person a picture of my wife and I on our bikes at the Henley boat races. We were covered in mud in our winter bike gear. The funny thing was the Henley boat races are in July...

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    My wheels stopped spinning on this ride. It was ridiculous.
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    Some mud shots...


    Notice the motion blur on the rear wheel




    Hm, I seem to have taken the really muddy stuff off the Internet and don't have 'em on my laptop. Oh well.
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