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Old 07-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #24466
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I've found the perfect spot...

...to practice my hill climbing.

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Old 07-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #24467
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Not technically a bike - but I would love to have one!

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #24468
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Should be in The Thread of Awesome!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #24469
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DAMN!!!! that's a go cart with three wheels.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #24470
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DAMN!!!! that's a go cart with three wheels.
Do you remember how many people were injured with Honda brought out their early Honda ATC's? I'm afraid I'd kill myself with one of these. I've rolled one trike before - the only motor was me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #24471
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Done - thanks!
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #24472
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Hydrate constantly (beer has water in it) during your stay, & in advance as well, it's stinkin' arid out here.
Your body will thank you.

Is this the lubes over on MTBR by chance?
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #24473
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Well now I know what I can do with this tadpole trike I got laying around.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:48 AM   #24474
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Sign me up for one, too. WOW!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:52 AM   #24475
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I noticed last week that my 26er's front wheel comes up too easily on hill climbs, no matter how I positioned myself. On very steep hills, it proved to be impossible to keep the front end down, even with my chest as far over the handlebars as possible. A more experienced riders tells me that instead of using the large gear in front and the largest gear in back, I should have used the small gear in front and the third or even fourth largest gear in back. He claimed this would even out the torque spikes going to the back wheel and prevent the front end from coming up with every pedal stroke. I haven't had the chance to try his advice due to rain, but I can't see why this would make a difference. Won't the amount of torque be approximately the same in both cases?

Basically, the guy is telling you to spin (high cadence equals smoother pedal input) up the hills instead of mashing it. Also, that bike is designed to be an excellent downhiller that can be OK at going up hill. The geometry is laid back on it, for the purpose of keeping your weight to the rear, so it's going to wheelie on every uphill. Your 29er is a much better climber.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:55 AM   #24476
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AFA the mechanic's gig: the guy didn't call. I didn't think I had the job, but this pretty well seals it. If you say you're going to call, call. Even if its to say 'I don't think this'll work.'

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #24477
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Basically, the guy is telling you to spin (high cadence equals smoother pedal input) up the hills instead of mashing it. Also, that bike is designed to be an excellent downhiller that can be OK at going up hill. The geometry is laid back on it, for the purpose of keeping your weight to the rear, so it's going to wheelie on every uphill. Your 29er is a much better climber.
It wasn't long ago that I was extolling the quicker handling of my 26er, but it does appear that on trails which don't call for a quick handling bike, the 29er has served me better. It was only on the 29er, for instance, that I managed to make it through the uphill rock gardens and heavily rooted sections of the Sink Hole trail without having to put a foot down. Four times I attempted it on the 26er, and four times I got stuck.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #24478
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humph

Ride more. Eat less.

AFA the mechanic's gig: the guy didn't call. I didn't think I had the job, but this pretty well seals it. If you say you're going to call, call. Even if its to say 'I don't think this'll work.'

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That's only good manners. I think they don't want to" man up" and deal with the call, but damnit if you're doing the hiring that's part of the job.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #24479
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That's only good manners. I think they don't want to" man up" and deal with the call, but damnit if you're doing the hiring that's part of the job.

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Yup.

I'm a big boy. I can handle you saying 'I don't think its going to work' or 'we've found another candidate.'

What I can't stand is not following thru on your commitments.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #24480
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Yup.

I'm a big boy. I can handle you saying 'I don't think its going to work' or 'we've found another candidate.'

What I can't stand is not following thru on your commitments.

M
One of my riding buddies who had interviewed for a job recently had an even worse experience. When more than a week had gone by with no word, he finally called the company back and was told that they have a policy against hiring ex-convicts. He told the woman on the other end that he'd never even been arrested. He tried to determine whether they might have confused him with someone else by the same name, but the woman said that they could not give out any personal information and hung up. WTF?
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