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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,797
Posted By GS Spirit
I would start with trails that people say are fun...

I would start with trails that people say are fun and work towards the harder ones. It has been a while since I had a big bike but some hard passes just flow better than others. I get it you want to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Even up really steep with switchbacks in the...

Even up really steep with switchbacks in the saddle? I have to do a few more rides but as of now I can't imagine that I will not be going back to 140mm very soon. I noticed a slight improvement...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
I just changed mine from 140 to 120 and my 1st...

I just changed mine from 140 to 120 and my 1st impressions are that 140 was better. I only one ride in and to be fair need to give it a little more time as I tinker with pressures and stem hight.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,993
Posted By GS Spirit
We all have dog stories but dog traps is not the...

We all have dog stories but dog traps is not the solution unless the neighbors dog is killing your livestock then as a last resort maybe.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,993
Posted By GS Spirit
Unfortunately the dogs keep being the ones that...

Unfortunately the dogs keep being the ones that receive the consequences of their irresponsible owners. Everyone also has a different idea of the rules of interacting in public. I have no doubt that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,993
Posted By GS Spirit
I generally do not like people that do not like...

I generally do not like people that do not like dogs.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,878
Posted By GS Spirit
If you get a well used bike in good shape at the...

If you get a well used bike in good shape at the right price you can sell it and not loose any money as long as you don't sink any money into it whatever size it is. I think that 600+cc bike is the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,225
Posted By GS Spirit
I have visualized riding it so many times on a GS...

I have visualized riding it so many times on a GS it feels like I rode it. I really had to stop and think about it, I don't think I ever got around to actually doing / trying it. It has been years...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,808
Posted By GS Spirit
In the San Isabel forest but I think it is ugly,...

In the San Isabel forest but I think it is ugly, overpopulated, and too easy no one should ever go there.

http://www.davidlaceyphotography.com/photos/i-6fcnB3m/0/XL/i-6fcnB3m-XL.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,953
Posted By GS Spirit
Do you know which steel sign I was talking about...

Do you know which steel sign I was talking about on the right just before buckhorn? Is there a way to connect to the open trails from gold camp? I have never tried before. I know Old Stage can get me...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,953
Posted By GS Spirit
Rode Jacks today for the first time on a mountain...

Rode Jacks today for the first time on a mountain bike and though there were times where the mountain bike was the better tool for the job overall I think it is more fun on a moto. I saw a couple of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By GS Spirit
Super Tenere gets my vote as long as you are...

Super Tenere gets my vote as long as you are comfortable on it riding roads that are hard dirt with decomposed granite all over them. Phantom canyon shelf road loop is good from the cripple creek...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
nice pictures rtadlock, I got to hit Hall today...

nice pictures rtadlock, I got to hit Hall today after I picked up my fork from dirtlabs. Fork is working great just what I had hoped for. 140mm might be a tad too slack on my frame but before I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Is there a hospital close :D it does look fun...

Is there a hospital close :D it does look fun though.. well some of it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
After testing my pike 29" fork for a couple of...

After testing my pike 29" fork for a couple of rides I realized that I was only using 1/2 the travel and the small bump compliance was in need of improvement so I sent it to dirt labs so I am...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By GS Spirit
no doubt gotta go there if you are anywhere close.

no doubt gotta go there if you are anywhere close.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By GS Spirit
Hayden and Medano passes are close enough but you...

Hayden and Medano passes are close enough but you will probably want to do Hayden from E to W. Once on the west side you can try to ride back up it but there will be sweating involved and you get a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Try to keep thinking about the different trails...

Try to keep thinking about the different trails that are closer now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Nice! If my legs were not tired from riding the...

Nice! If my legs were not tired from riding the past few days I would go back out again. Next stop some place with lots of green like your 2 pictures.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Great day for tooling around the Air Force...

Great day for tooling around the Air Force Academy. 2 things need to change, I need to get harder and my bike needs to get softer. Time to start playing with the fork and lowering the tire pressure...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Thanks guys it is a titus fireline evo ti. Little...

Thanks guys it is a titus fireline evo ti. Little bit of a gamble on my part as it is hard to tell if the company is really around or not but it was cheaper than the 2 steel choices I was thinking...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Got my first test ride in on the new bike today....

Got my first test ride in on the new bike today. I have a few things to tweak but overall I think it is going to work great for my needs. I will get a few more rides in before I start fooling around...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,270
Posted By GS Spirit
Jesus Christ you don't have to bring Bob into...

Jesus Christ you don't have to bring Bob into this!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By GS Spirit
I have had that happen and the check valve ball...

I have had that happen and the check valve ball even closed so when I pulled my gas cap not knowing old faithful shot out of my tank scared the hell out of me. Since then I removed the check valve...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GS Spirit
CJ with the closure of jacks and 717 turning into...

CJ with the closure of jacks and 717 turning into quad land I feel your pain. I bought a mountain bike this year so that I can ride some fun dirt on 2 wheels that is close by. For my dirt bike needs...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,606
Posted By GS Spirit
Take up trail running that should buy you a few...

Take up trail running that should buy you a few years before that gets shut down or the government starts charging for access for every trail.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By GS Spirit
My favorite running trail in Garden of the Gods...

My favorite running trail in Garden of the Gods has horse crap and piss from one end to the other but don't forget to bring a poo bag for your 7lb. dog. I am getting used to it lol.

A percentage...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,002
Posted By GS Spirit
I have always use UHD and just run higher...

I have always use UHD and just run higher pressures and got used to that. For whatever reason I honestly can't remember changing a flat on any of my bikes on the trail. I can remember helping or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,825
Posted By GS Spirit
There are lots of points of view it seems, some...

There are lots of points of view it seems, some based on things that are true and some based upon individual outlooks. Sorry that you have to guess which is which lol. Come visit hang out and I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,825
Posted By GS Spirit
I was in your shoes once and picked Colorado...

I was in your shoes once and picked Colorado Springs. It is big enough to have some work options but not too big. I like the west side and "old north end" downtown as favorite places to live. For...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
That would be awesome if it would work. I am far...

That would be awesome if it would work. I am far from a bike mechanic so I don't really know but I can think of a few things that might get in the way of it working. Thank you for the offer but I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Light bicycle 35mm wide hookless on Hope hubs ...

Light bicycle 35mm wide hookless on Hope hubs

also still waiting on a QR to 135X12mm bolt through rear axle and xd drive.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
My wheels are still in China. E-mails back and...

My wheels are still in China. E-mails back and forth cost me a week.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
All this nice weather I am getting impatient for...

All this nice weather I am getting impatient for my build to be complete. Well I can still ride my gravel grinder.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Dropper seat posts are sweet pop that baby on...

Dropper seat posts are sweet pop that baby on there before I buy it!
Oh wait it is a 30.9 no can do for me. I will have one though I need all the help I can get.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
XO1 1X11 drivetrain < that hurt, I would have...

XO1 1X11 drivetrain < that hurt, I would have modified a 1X10 if I had one but I was starting from scratch so why not. The fork is a Pike 140mm. I bought the adapter to lower the pike to 120mm if 140...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,951
Posted By GS Spirit
:lol3 Damn :eek1

:lol3

Damn :eek1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,951
Posted By GS Spirit
Looks like a good time! Keep the pictures coming...

Looks like a good time! Keep the pictures coming :thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
Just had my headset pressed in and fork mounted...

Just had my headset pressed in and fork mounted today. Almost all of my parts are in on my 29er AM hardtail build HELL YEA!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 96,064
Posted By GS Spirit
I rented it in Grand Junction at...

I rented it in Grand Junction at http://www.bicycleoutfitters.co/. Hopefully you can find one that works with your plans.
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