Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Your trails look fucking awesome. Next time I'm roadtripping to Florida, the MTB is coming with me.
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    To the left is a very wide section of trail that cars use to drive in and out of the pit area on race days. It's a pretty smooth slope, though. No drops anywhere on it.
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    They're not all like that. That's the roughest section of the Vortex trail, which is considered the most difficult trail at Santos.
  4. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Yeah - I'm also going by the other youtube links you've posted here. They seem like a blast!
  5. ducnut

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    They are. Santos wouldn't be IMBA-ranked, if it weren't. :thumb


    OK. That's a different place, from what I was thinking.
  6. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    With any luck and some strategic money-stashing, I'll be back in Tampa sometime in May. Hopefully our riding can take us back to Santos this time. Alafia is okay and Boyette is marginally better, but neither compare to Santos' system of trails.
  7. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    Same here...although most of the time my head and helmet closely follow said shoulder into the tree...LOL
  8. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Good to know. It will save me a long drive out there. :1drink
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I lost my blinky light somewhere on the road tonite. :cry I *think* I know which road. May have to ride back out Fri and take a looksee.

    3-ish hrs of gravel and pavement tonite. Mostly gravel. Fresh gravel that is! Thank doG for 32c semi-slick tubulars!

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  10. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    eh, blinky lights are cheap.

    this one looks cute, tho... has laser 'lane markers' :-O
    http://www.superbrightleds.com/more...e-tail-light-with-laser-light-lane/1188/2803/

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  11. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Here's a video of the recent 12 Hours of Santos race, showing that wide trail. It's the one all the riders are lined up on, waiting for the race to start. The camera pans around to give you an idea of where it is relative to the Vortex pit.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t-GLERXFknY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  12. ducnut

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    I guess, I don't remember exactly where that's at, as it was 2yrs ago and there are too many miles of trail.
  13. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Damn guess I need to get my arse up to Santos sometime soon. I absolutely love Balm Boyette .
  14. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Boyette is really nice and I love riding there when I get down to Tampa. Ridgeline always rocks and is nicer now that it's re-opened. Upper and lower spider berm are my two favorites as well as golf cart. It's a good mix of riding for the area and much less technically demanding as Alafia.

    I would say Santos offers a blend of Alafia and Boyette with much longer runs and a bit more climbing.
  15. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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  16. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    that vendor, superbrightleds.com, is totally legit. fast service, good products, good customer support, great prices. I've replaced the dim dome lights in my 20 year old volvo with their drop-in compatible LEDs, they rock.
  17. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    Interesting that lights come up now...i am looking at several cree xm-l t6 bike lights on ebay right now....LOL
  18. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Good to know. Thanks, pierce.

    I'll keep them in mind when it comes time to replace bulbs in my car/truck/bike.
  19. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I have one of those, a cheap copy of a Magicshine (looks like it was bounced out the back door of the same factory hah!). the advertised brightness is ridiculous, but its so damn bright at half that that it really doesn't matter. the beam was too focused and round stock, so I put the horizontal diffuser that actionled's sells (meant for the real magicshine) on it, this required a different thickness o-ring which I've not yet 100% sorted out.

    anyways, this light on LOW is too damn bright to use in town, its like a car low beam but without the clean cut-off so there's tons of glare. would be awesome for doing stupid things like bombing mountain downhills solo in total darkness.

    the rechargable battery it comes with lasts for some ridiculously long number of hours on the low setting, and way plenty long on high.

    if I was using this on a commuter bike, I'd want an alternate less bright light like a 130lumen for not blinding people.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I don't remember if you ordered yours first or if I did. BRIGHT light. :nod Low is plenty for off-roading at night. :nod (thinking about it, I think you got yours first)

    I got mine for $40 + shipping from china. Its probably not the best thing on the market, but for what I do with it (cross rides on gravel roads at night) its more than adequate.

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