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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by ironbrewer, Jan 31, 2013.
Got a new bike. Super lite with great suspension.
Sorry about the snow.
Guessing about 0 cc's.
I want to go riding, but my son says its too cold.
Its from Geeks people.
Hmmm, could that be a Rocky Mountain, mtn bike? Maybe a 29 er.
Heck my weather has been poo since they snow stayed, cold or snow. Somebody go buy a new sled so the snow starts to melt!!!
The weather has been great down here. I just worry about drought and fire danger this summer.
Nice.. should be a good AM rig for around here.
Although I must disagree with the Ergon grips.
I kind of like them. I'll see tomorrow though. I'm going to try to go for a first ride.
I know the front range is dry. Steamboat has been getting pummeled. 24 new yesterday I heard, and 14 new today. 193" total so far. Yampa Basin is 89% normal. Where I am at we are at 102% I have 3 feet in my yard and I am at 6200 ft. The desert that we rode through out west has 2 ft.
You might have water (snow) in the north, but nobody else does. The statewide snowpack is only 76% of normal. After the dismal snowpack of last year it is worrisome.
According to the NRCS the Yampa and White river watersheds snowpack is only 77% of normal.
The lack of snow and impending fire danger is depressing.
Let's talk about the bike.
Thanks for the snow!
Nice! I had one of the first ETS-X's back in 2001 or so, it was a great all-around bike.
So I've been looking for a full suspension mountain bike for a while now. I couldn't really afford a good one(if I bought new), and it makes me nervous buying used. I ride XC mostly with a little air here and there. My current ride is a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown. Its a super nice sub 22 lb hardtail.
So I email this guy on craigslist. He has what looks like a 2008 Rocky Mountain ETSX-70. I think great. The earlier years had issues with the main triangle cracking, but they are well regarded in terms of riding. I get an e-mail back saying he bought it in 06 or 07 he doesn't remember. Then says that the frame was replaced under warranttee about 3 to 4 years ago.
Next the random guy on craigslist asks if I'm the Jim O He knows the Jim and Kim one. To that I respond Hey Doug we should do dinner and get the kids together to ride the bike park.
Sweet it makes it better to buy a bike from a friend you know isn't going to screw you around, but it also makes it more difficult to try to degotiate down with your friends wife.
Oh well I think I got a great bike for a great deal.
Gonna take it out for a ride today.