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    This is America so shutting down parking is...

    This is America so shutting down parking is basically the same as shutting it down altogether. There's a network of trails I ride 1 mile from my house but I'd guess I'm in the minority when it comes...
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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=101607...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160740422704616&id=110392349615

    Mt A in Maine closing down. Probably others to follow. I've been on my gravel bike while trails dried and had my mtb...
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    I hit some light trails on 32c tires. 40 or 50...

    I hit some light trails on 32c tires. 40 or 50 would probably be better but was just making the point that if OP was thinking gravel bike, a hybrid is a much less trendy, more approachable version...
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    This is probably an unpopular opinion, but it...

    This is probably an unpopular opinion, but it sounds like what you are describing would benefit more from a hybrid style bike. If the majority of your riding is going to be on asphalt, don't get a...
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    I like the single sided spd pedals. They are sold...

    I like the single sided spd pedals. They are sold as touring pedals I think? Not the ones that have a platform on the backside. I also run spd on my mountain bike though so it is easier to keep the...
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    Go for the sandals ...

    Go for the sandals

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SH-SD5-SPD-Shoes
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    FKNA that looks nice

    FKNA that looks nice
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    I've seen someone riding with something like that...

    I've seen someone riding with something like that around here. Looks like it is a Follow Me Tandem https://www.clevercycles.com/followme-tandem-coupling.html
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    I've ridden my road bike more often than I've...

    I've ridden my road bike more often than I've been skiing this winter. Only been XC skiing twice. This blows. Might be down to dirt by the end of the week in central NH and I could go mountain biking...
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    I don't fat bike and it is sleeting here in NH so...

    I don't fat bike and it is sleeting here in NH so I'm starting to think about spring rides to keep the fitness up this winter. Anyone here ridden the Muddy Onion, Cranko de Mayo or Waterbury Gravel...
  11. Thread: Crazy idea

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    Pretty sure there are a few out there already. I...

    Pretty sure there are a few out there already. I think Mountain Smith makes one? Might not accept a plate but at least has a thread for direct mount of camera.
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    Does XCD count? I love noodling around on the...

    Does XCD count? I love noodling around on the local hiking/mountain biking trails for an hour or so after work when the snow allows.
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    Got out yesterday before the wintery mix....

    Got out yesterday before the wintery mix. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/918c831374115eda8dc5bde514ccfbef.jpg
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    Hmm. Glad I didn't try Proctor. Was biking with...

    Hmm. Glad I didn't try Proctor. Was biking with the wife and she has less tolerance for type 2 fun than I do.
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    Thanks. I'm coming up from Concord NH so pretty...

    Thanks. I'm coming up from Concord NH so pretty familiar with Bear Brook. Sounds like not much close by so might just do Franklin Falls on the way up.
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    Anyone have any recommendations for New London,...

    Anyone have any recommendations for New London, NH? Have a weekend getaway there this weekend. Looks like there's a ton of trails there but not much activity on Strava. Nearby options seem like...
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    People who can't ride on leaves are the same...

    People who can't ride on leaves are the same people spinning off the road the first time it snows.
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    Central NH didn't get much rain and FF drains...

    Central NH didn't get much rain and FF drains well. Should be fun. I will probably stick to Concord trails and do some stick clearing after all the wind.
  19. I like the way Peruvian rolls. On the other end...

    I like the way Peruvian rolls. On the other end of the spectrum, I usually just go with whatever granola bars or gummies my kids eat. They're cheaper than the sport marketing ones and taste better...
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    Snow forecast above 2500 in the Whites tomorrow....

    Snow forecast above 2500 in the Whites tomorrow. Who's the kook that is going to get after it?
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    Definitely not complaining about the place....

    Definitely not complaining about the place. Norris was a ridiculously fun 15 minutes of swoopy fun. Just think a little added tech would really take the whole place from good to great.
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    I finally got up to Green Woodlands in Dorchester...

    I finally got up to Green Woodlands in Dorchester NH for the first time. That place could be all time if they added a little bit of old school rake and ride to the machine built stuff.
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    I just got out for a quick spin in central NH....

    I just got out for a quick spin in central NH. Not too bad here, mostly small sticks and acorns. So many damn acorns.
  24. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    Xpost from sprockets

    Xpost from sprockets
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    I stand corrected. Never underestimate the...

    I stand corrected. Never underestimate the silliness of bike engineering.
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    So nice out there, both gravel and mtb. Cool...

    So nice out there, both gravel and mtb. Cool temps and good foliage here in NH....
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    Crazy how few universal standards there are....

    Crazy how few universal standards there are. Saddle rails? Never seen one that needs a special seatpost to connect to.
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    Felt like summer out there today despite what the...

    Felt like summer out there today despite what the leaves said. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190921/29409537acb52087ca0c416e0406b430.jpg
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    https://www.billabong.com/sundays-layback-boardsho...

    https://www.billabong.com/sundays-layback-boardshorts-828570282233.html#cgid=men_collection_e-waist&viewAll&start=1&hitcount=43

    Go with the 'merican flag print.
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    Board shorts. Hard to recommend a specific model...

    Board shorts. Hard to recommend a specific model since there are.so many different cuts/fabrics out there but this is the time of year to shop for bathing suits on closeout

    Sent from my Pixel 3a...
  31. I got my MS in geology in 2010 and enjoyed it,...

    I got my MS in geology in 2010 and enjoyed it, including the keg-off. The green of the hills is all relative I guess. I grew up in VT where the green is everywhere, similar to the PNW. But I guess...
  32. My only thing to add is that I could never get...

    My only thing to add is that I could never get over how dry it was in SE Idaho. Spring would come and folks would comment how green the hills were and I'm like no that is brown. Did grad school in...
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    Got out for a quick sunset ride last night, still...

    Got out for a quick sunset ride last night, still hot out. Summer is here. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190629/1567397c62edf4e0834fc5847736151c.jpg
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    Pocatello has some short basalt pitches in town...

    Pocatello has some short basalt pitches in town near the zoo. Not worth a trip on its own but good as a bike/climb option. Plus City of Rocks is down the road and has rad climbing.
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    https://youtu.be/d-clY0EZ4A8 What in the hell is...

    https://youtu.be/d-clY0EZ4A8
    What in the hell is this thing
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    I'm in Concord NH and some of the networks around...

    I'm in Concord NH and some of the networks around here are dry but some are still icy and muddy. My guess is it is good past the MA border.
  37. Can't comment on the others but I have enjoyed my...

    Can't comment on the others but I have enjoyed my older style aluminum Diverge. I ride about 80/20 pavement/dirt and it is well suited for that mix. If you are trending toward more dirt and single...
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    Pulled off a double activity day today. Morning...

    Pulled off a double activity day today. Morning turns at Pats Peak before things got slushy then an afternoon bike ride. I love spring.
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    Cannon was surprisingly quiet today. Picked up 1...

    Cannon was surprisingly quiet today. Picked up 1 or 2 inches of fluff during the day. Not enough to totally bury the crust but not bad either. Here's hoping the Wednesday/Thursday storm adds to the...
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    Cool podcast episode from the folks at NHPR about...

    Cool podcast episode from the folks at NHPR about us mountain bikers going rogue and building trails wherever.
    http://outsideinradio.org/shows/2019/1/2/rake-and-ride
    I'm sure everyone will listen...
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    Just put a Shimano it 11-46 on my bike so can't...

    Just put a Shimano it 11-46 on my bike so can't report on how it rides but it is rather inexpensive from chain reaction...
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    Never really thought about it this way but I...

    Never really thought about it this way but I figure my cheaper bike and fewer rides than many still works out to around $15/ride. The good thing is the denominator is easy to change by either riding...
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    I just got a Brand X from Chain Reaction for...

    I just got a Brand X from Chain Reaction for about $100. Heard ok things about it and the price was good.
  44. Lincoln to Burlington in an hour is funny,...

    Lincoln to Burlington in an hour is funny, especially if you are going during commuting time.
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    That all looks awesome

    That all looks awesome
  46. That sucks. Last year a biker was shot at a local...

    That sucks. Last year a biker was shot at a local trail system by a stay bullet but survived. I wear blaze orange or other neon colors and try to avoid early and late daylight times during hunting...
  47. That is some trans-phobic bullshit.

    That is some trans-phobic bullshit.
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    I agree it is silly but it isn't anything to get...

    I agree it is silly but it isn't anything to get bent out of shape about. Doesn't Smuggs have a triple black diamond ski trail. Meanwhile MRG has nothing above a single black diamond. It is just a...
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    Fog didn't burn off until 1 and that combined...

    Fog didn't burn off until 1 and that combined with all the rain we had last week meant some slick sweaty rocks. Did see this little porcupine on the ride though....
  50. As far as the non school stuff you can find...

    As far as the non school stuff you can find hiking biking and fishing most of the surrounding towns. As far as after work skiing, elevation makes a big difference. Down in the Champlain Valley can...
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