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Old 06-10-2012, 05:38 AM   #24196
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:57 AM   #24197
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Where is this?
Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #24198
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Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.
Thanks - I've heard a lot of great things about Warrior Creek.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #24199
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All day????
Wait until you can do this.

Out for a ride today in the beautiful heat!
I used a Trail-a-bike with my older boy, he's 22 now, so it's been awhile...my Mom and Dad still have it, and a tandem...
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #24200
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A very wet public holiday 60km ride today.









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Old 06-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #24201
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35 miles on the Withlacoochie rail trail yesterday. First time in a long time my legs left me 1/2 way through. Was a good ride with two friends all the same. Really nice trail 46 miles one way. Maybe should've road the Pistola instead of the Fargo .?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #24202
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29er vs 26er

It has been raining nearly non-stop for a solid week here, so when the weather let up on Sunday, I headed up to the trails at Santos with my usual riding buddy, Dave aboard his Specialized Stumpjumper. This time I took my 29er just for a change of pace, and to test a claim frequently made by 29er advocates that its larger diameter wheels result in less rolling resistance than 26" diameter wheels. To test this theory, we took both bikes to the top of a hill in the Freeride area from which I coasted down to the bottom and marked the spot where each bike stopped rolling. I had assumed that differences in tread pattern and tire width between the two bikes might contaminate the results, but curiously both the 29er and 26er rolled to a stop in almost the identical spot. We repeated the test, this time with Dave aboard, and the results were exactly the same as before. The only conclusion I can come to is that while elementary geometry guarantees that a larger diameter wheel will in fact roll over things more easily than a smaller wheel, in reality the difference between a 29" wheel and a 26" wheel are too small to observe.

One additional thing I noticed. While I prefer my 26er for general trail riding duties, the gearing on my 29er is closer together, so that gear changes while pedaling hard feel much smoother. The 29er also has one gear (not sure which one) which is more 'flexible' than any gear on my 26er. With it, I can pedal through both slow and fast sections of the trail without having to shift gears at all. On these same sections of trail, I would have to use three different gears to maintain the proper cadence on the 26er.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #24203
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Fixin to go mtn biking here in about an hour.



Gotta keep my 'dirt chops' up for cyclocross season!

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #24204
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Because I know this guy:

Joe D wins the stage at the 'baby giro' today.

Video in Italian, but you can see Joe D coming across the line in the stars and stripes of the natl team.



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Old 06-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #24205
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Video of yesterdays ride

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #24206
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35 miles on the Withlacoochie rail trail yesterday. First time in a long time my legs left me 1/2 way through. Was a good ride with two friends all the same. Really nice trail 46 miles one way.
Rode it down and back, starting in Dunnellon. Ended up at 102mi. Pavarotti's Pizza, in town, is excellent and worth the effort to stop in.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #24207
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It has been raining nearly non-stop for a solid week here, ...
Goddammit man, I'm sick of this rain.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #24208
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Goddammit man, I'm sick of this rain.
A WEEK!!???



I would love just a week of rain....

If you need me, I'll be in the bathtub...with the toaster..
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:46 AM   #24209
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Rode it down and back, starting in Dunnellon. Ended up at 102mi. Pavarotti's Pizza, in town, is excellent and worth the effort to stop in.
Sweet ! Have plans on going back soon. Would like to attempt the whole trail , but will wait for cooler months.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:23 AM   #24210
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Goddammit man, I'm sick of this rain.
The rain stopped on Saturday morning so I headed over to Soldier's Creek trail, only to find that a huge tree had fallen across the trail. Damned thing was so big that it took a friend and I a couple of hours with a chainsaw to cut it into pieces small enough to carry away. As soon as we came back with our bikes, it started to rain hard again.
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