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    Fall Colors in Mueller Park

    Saturday, I decided to pedal my fat carcass up Mueller Park to see what I could see. It's been a lot of inactive years since I rode that trail, so I decided to test my newly re-acquired enthusiasm and small amount of fitness against the mountain. I also wanted to take my relatively new bike up a techy singletrack to see how it would perform. Needless to say, the bike didn't have any problems, but the rider's fitness still leaves some room for improvement. I took along my camera phone to try it out as well...here are the results:
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    A few more "colorful" shots

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    Finally at the top

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    The way back down

    Took a few on the way down...went back down the same way I went up. Hope you enjoyed going along for the ride:
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    Good job!

    Dude!
    Why didn't you put this out to old, fat, slow and bald contingent!
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    It was a last minute decision...

    I had planned to ride the Maples Loop, but I was afraid that the storms the night before would make it too muddy...that clay is miserable when wet. So halfway to Ogden I decided to drive a little farther...ended up being a good decision. Besides, I ride too slow for hammer heads like yourself!! :P

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    ... and if we just ... Hammer Head Who?

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    Besides, I ride too slow for hammer heads like yourself!! :P
    LOL!
    I always like that about you, your sense of humor!
    I maybe fast for this particular group, but in the bigger mtb picture, I am pretty slow!
    Maybe some other time then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker62
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    nice bike. If it wen't too small I would have accused you of stealling mine. Now that you've had the Dialled for a bit, what do you think of the bike?

    My guess is that you love it just as much as I do.
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    Two words...

    Me like!! I've vascillated between a 100 mm stem and a 110 mm stem, but that's the only problems/issues I've had. I really love how the steel frame feels...after so many years of aluminum's harshness I love the buttery smoothness of steel! I've taken it on singletrack trails, paved roads, fire roads, and even spent 2 days riding lift serviced downhills at local ski resorts, and had a ball on all of them. I'm training now for a 4 day trip to Moab in 4 weeks. If it is as much fun to ride there as I think it will be, I will officially crown it King of all Bikes!

    In the interest of full disclosure, I do think the bottom bracket is a little low for riding around here. I recently switched from 175 mm cranks to 170 mm cranks (not a problem at my height) to try and limit the pedal strikes I was experiencing. It helped a little, but I still have the occasional strike. I heard that Mike raised the BB height of the 853 a little bit over the Prince Albert...maybe next birthday?? I haven't had that problem enough to bother me, though. I had a Jamis XLT before, and I hit my pedals with that bike just as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    nice bike. If it wen't too small I would have accused you of stealling mine. Now that you've had the Dialled for a bit, what do you think of the bike?

    My guess is that you love it just as much as I do.
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