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fifthcircle 05-26-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18758628)
Asphalt. Although, I imagine landing on a rock would have had the same result. :kurt

http://aurelius.smugmug.com/Sports/B...scan0001-M.jpg

Bad. Ass.
:clap


It was crazy windy here all week. I didn't go out and ride. Just getting back to it now with my 1yr old in his sweet chariot trailer. Damn thing cost more than a new entry level mountain bike :huh Kids are expensive! :lol3

rbrsddn 05-26-2012 05:52 PM

Tubeless on the road.
 
Has anyone here gone tubeless on their road bike? I just purchased some Mavic Ksyrium SL's to replace the 14 year old Heliums on my Rhygin. I also bought a kit from Stan's notubes, that comes with a couple of 700x23 Hutchinson tires, and the sealant, etc. I am going to mount them up, and see if I like the setup. People are reporting going thousands of miles between flats, with a much more forgiving ride at lower pressures. I will report back after a few rides.

Aurelius 05-27-2012 04:32 AM

Best ride of my life (so far!)
 
This is regarded by locals as the most challenging part of Cow Bone trail at Santos. They weren't kidding. Last week, I wouldn't even have tried hurling myself over the steep rock garden, but after sharing a few beers with other riders, it seemed like just the thing to try. :freaky

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Chisenhallw 05-27-2012 06:55 AM

You're the man! I'd have been creamed crap on toast 30 seconds into that.

...although now I'm pricing MTBs. I blame you!

YakSpout 05-27-2012 08:10 AM

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The first 17mi of my 44mi ride yesterday in time lapse.

Then the already half-full 16GB card filled up and it quit recording. :becca

Askel 05-27-2012 08:22 AM

Well, it's not the worst idea I've ever had, but it could use some refinements.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7...1c72ffb2_z.jpg

Cat0020 05-27-2012 09:55 AM

Looks like a good start, you need a compartment that can hold you cycling shoees, helmet, gloves, change of clothes, etc.. Pelican box works great:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...2/SUC50912.jpg

Removing the rear wheel of the bicycle also help weight distribution.

Aurelius 05-27-2012 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 18776487)
You're the man! I'd have been creamed crap on toast 30 seconds into that.

After four beers on an empty stomach, there wasn't a trail out there I would have been afraid to try. :lol3

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...although now I'm pricing MTBs. I blame you!
You'll thank me for it. I haven't ridden my street bike once since I started mountain biking. Mountain biking through forest trails is soooo much more fun and challenging than riding for hours on a strip of asphalt in the broiling sun. :puke1

Mr Head 05-27-2012 12:02 PM

Got out for a short pedal before I get back to weekend chores. Not real pretty, but I managed to not fall over or make much of a mess.
Caught a big motor on the way back that towed me and another guy for a good bit. Missed that when they turned off.

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It will be a while before I'm taking any turns at the front.

Oznerol 05-28-2012 12:45 AM

Flume Trail, Lake Tahoe
 
http://ericlorenzo.smugmug.com/photo...-8cmgMqW-L.jpg

We're spending the long weekend in Lake Tahoe. Rode the Flume trail today -- muddy slushy fireroad climb, followed by several miles of level but exposed singletrack with amazing views, followed by 3 miles of blazing doubletrack descent. Overall a nice ride; Fun factor wasn't huge, but the scenery made up for it.

Aurelius 05-28-2012 04:58 AM

Hill climbing
 
I wanted to spend some time learning to climb steep hills yesterday. What better place to learn than the trails at Chuck Lennon park? :evil

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Chisenhallw 05-28-2012 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18777657)

You'll thank me for it. I haven't ridden my street bike once since I started mountain biking. Mountain biking through forest trails is soooo much more fun and challenging than riding for hours on a strip of asphalt in the broiling sun. :puke1

Bah! I grew up in the land of plastic seat sweat. Heat doesn't bother me much. Plus I love descending. I love it enough to grind through the rest of it.

However, I'm still pondering the idea of putting a simple MTB together. Despite being in the middle of the city, there's a pretty good trail not too far from me. Nashbar has a <a href="http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_522473_-1___202617">very simple 26" hardtail with disc brakes for about fo' hunnert</a> that might be in my price range. What'd be your recommendation?

Aurelius 05-28-2012 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 18782144)
Bah! I grew up in the land of plastic seat sweat. Heat doesn't bother me much. Plus I love descending. I love it enough to grind through the rest of it.

However, I'm still pondering the idea of putting a simple MTB together. Despite being in the middle of the city, there's a pretty good trail not too far from me. Nashbar has a <a href="http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_522473_-1___202617">very simple 26" hardtail with disc brakes for about fo' hunnert</a> that might be in my price range. What'd be your recommendation?

If you can put a HT with disk brakes together for a measly $400, I say go for it! I ride with this guy who has a clapped out old HT with cable actuated rim brakes and skinny tires, which looks like something built in the 1970's. It's a piece of garbage that I'd be afraid to ride. Yet he's managed one of the fastest lap times at our favorite local trail on it. :bow :bow

brewer90 05-28-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 18782144)
Bah! I grew up in the land of plastic seat sweat. Heat doesn't bother me much. Plus I love descending. I love it enough to grind through the rest of it.

However, I'm still pondering the idea of putting a simple MTB together. Despite being in the middle of the city, there's a pretty good trail not too far from me. Nashbar has a <a href="http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_522473_-1___202617">very simple 26" hardtail with disc brakes for about fo' hunnert</a> that might be in my price range. What'd be your recommendation?

Spend the extra $100 and get a 29er.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._trail_xii.htm

Mr Head 05-28-2012 04:04 PM

Got out for another ride. Hotter than Sunday and windy again.

That left me sore. I used up two bottles of nuun, and four of water. Only ate two Chomps.
Had to stop about a mile from home in some shade for a few minutes.
When I got home I pulled the junk out of my pockets kicked off my shoes and socks re-loaded a bottle with ice and water and hit the pool. That started to get me cooled down. Two bottles of water and two big glasses of water later I am feeling not too bad. :clap
The good news is my back doesn't hurt. Bad news is the damned toilet tank leaks.:baldy

Tale of the tape:

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