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Old 03-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #23596
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Holy Bizzarro weather, batman.

Actually riding singletrack in March. Usually, I have to wait for the next month that begins with M.



First time with Fat Eino out on real singletrack too. It's.... interesting.....
Why are those tires so fat?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #23597
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Why are those tires so fat?
The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'.


Also, good for snow.

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #23598
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The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'.


Also, good for snow.
And sand/gravel:


They are fun factor multipliers.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #23599
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The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'.


Also, good for snow.

I wish I had a bike like that when I still lived in NY state. Might have made the Winters a little more bearable.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #23600
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I just picked up a '12 Pugsley.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #23601
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Call me crazy, but this is a win-win!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaAoX...e_gdata_player

sorry for just a link....
(any idea how to embed while on an iPad?)

I came across this vid while debating on getting a dirt bike this summer, or rekindling my love for my pedal machines. I really don't have good places to moto. I do have the local mountain bike single track trails 1mi from my house. That and I have a 11mo old son, and a bike trailer on the way. Besides...I need to drop about 30lbs. I am sick of being fat, for the second time!! I was a shade over 200 and doing triathlons and 80mi gravel road rides when my wife got pregnant. Damnit damnit damnit!!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #23602
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First time with Fat Eino out on real singletrack too. It's.... interesting.....
How so?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #23603
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Ouch.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:19 AM   #23604
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How so?
Weird bike handling because of the frame geometry....

Awesome traction, but it slows you down a lot, 2.35s will feel like 'cross tires after this...

Running at 10psi is not unlike an air shock pumped up too much with no dampening at all....

Wide bottom bracket and the platform pedals have me touching pedals down a lot in the corners....

And the big oaf pedaling it is giggling like a little girl the entire time.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #23605
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Ouch.
That's why I will NOT join another group ride. That happens all the time around here. Hearing about a group ride in which some rider didn't crash is actually a rarity.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:31 AM   #23606
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That's why I will NOT join another group ride. That happens all the time around here. Hearing about a group ride in which some rider didn't crash is actually a rarity.
Must be a Floriduh thang. Sounds like the Floridiot motorcyclists who come up here to ride the mountains and crash, which happens with alarming regularity. Must be those pesky corners that cause them to think too much.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:33 AM   #23607
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Ouch.

nobody noticed the stop sign
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:38 AM   #23608
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Typical arrogance of wannabe racers. Clearly, there's a stop sign, yet, they're too serious of racers to have to stop for it. Serves them right.

I've only ridden in two group rides. Both times, there was nothing but whining and crying about what the leadout was doing. Fuck it! If you can't hang, drop off the back.

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Weird bike handling because of the frame geometry....

Awesome traction, but it slows you down a lot, 2.35s will feel like 'cross tires after this...

Running at 10psi is not unlike an air shock pumped up too much with no dampening at all....

Wide bottom bracket and the platform pedals have me touching pedals down a lot in the corners....

And the big oaf pedaling it is giggling like a little girl the entire time.
I wondered exactly what you meant. That all makes sense. They've always seemed like a limited-use (flotation/slow going) bicycle to me. But, they're definitely cool.

You ever run as much as a 42-47mm on your Jake? I'm thinking of trying a set on my Tricross.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #23609
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You ever run as much as a 42-47mm on your Jake? I'm thinking of trying a set on my Tricross.
Thought about it, but never tried it.

But I did throw drop bars on my SS 29er with 2.55s



That was maybe a bit much.


Should have the Fargo done this weekend though. Going to try 2.1s on that for a while.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:55 AM   #23610
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Thought about it, but never tried it.

But I did throw drop bars on my SS 29er with 2.55s

That was maybe a bit much.


Should have the Fargo done this weekend though. Going to try 2.1s on that for a while.
Well, I'm brainstorming, for a couple reasons. I'm thinking of jumping up in size, for better ride and flotation on our farm roads (probably like your forest roads). Plus, my MTB partner is buying a 'cross bike, to ride the same roads, and is ~255lbs. I thought he'd be a sure bet for them, but, I was going to try them first. I'd have to ditch my fenders and get a wider set. Mainly, I'm concerned about losing a lot of speed, on asphalt.
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