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    Yesterday I could only average like 9mph and my...

    Yesterday I could only average like 9mph and my chain kept falling off for some reason.

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10579-2/IMG_20191012_161423185_HDR.jpg
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    Checks out.

    Checks out.
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    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tatze-pedal-eurobike...

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tatze-pedal-eurobike-2019.html
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    https://www.wtb.com/pages/wtb-introduces-padloc-gr...

    https://www.wtb.com/pages/wtb-introduces-padloc-grips
  5. The last bear encounter I had on trail was on a...

    The last bear encounter I had on trail was on a really fast one where I regularly see 30+ and that bear was already running the other way. Unfortunately it was running straight down the trail and...
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    This corner was only a few months old and was...

    This corner was only a few months old and was already fucked because you came into it too fast and it was flat/off camber and sent you wide at the exit. We slowed down the entrance and gave it some...
  7. The forest service put out a reply that basically...

    The forest service put out a reply that basically said, "nah, don't worry about it."
    ...
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    Sometimes a trail just needs to be nice and wide...

    Sometimes a trail just needs to be nice and wide and smooth:

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10558-2/IMG_20191006_132024411_HDR.jpg

    One of our more popular and easy trails has seen a lot of...
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    Whenever I get a new tire I set the wheel...

    Whenever I get a new tire I set the wheel sideways on a bucket and go periodically swish it around and flip it over for like a day to try and get an even coating of sealant all over the inside of the...
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    Offset is important from more than just a tire...

    Offset is important from more than just a tire rubbing on stuff standpoint. Obviously the tires need to not rub on the body/suspension, but assuming that all clears, the scrub radius needs to stay...
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    All this snowbowl chat inspired me to ride up...

    All this snowbowl chat inspired me to ride up there this afternoon since it wasn't raining.

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10544-2/IMG_20190927_173503092_HDR.jpg
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    Not a very useful statistic without also...

    Not a very useful statistic without also providing the % of chairs with/without a safety bar. Like say if 95% of chairs have a bar but 30% of falls are on chairs without them.
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    I can't think of any occasion where a child has...

    I can't think of any occasion where a child has fallen off a chair at snowbowl so I'm sure it's fine.
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    Sram's apex/rival/force 1x11 will all handle wide...

    Sram's apex/rival/force 1x11 will all handle wide range cassettes and use a clutch derailleur with a road shifter/brake lever, as will shimano's new grx.

    I went with the sram stuff on my cx bike a...
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    I usually go up the grant creek path and snowbowl...

    I usually go up the grant creek path and snowbowl road, and then like to come down butler creek. snowbowl road is a more gradual grade but can be pretty loose and washboardy. Butler is steeper but...
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    https://www.facebook.com/events/1742170079246985/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1742170079246985/
  17. Thread: SRAM RED Road Q

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    I think the last year of sram red 10 speed was...

    I think the last year of sram red 10 speed was like 2012 or 2013. So that's kind of old stuff, sure the frame is that new? does it have nice carbon wheels? I got a pretty good deal from the owner of...
  18. Thread: SRAM RED Road Q

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    Not a bad idea, 11s is what, 6-7 years old now,...

    Not a bad idea, 11s is what, 6-7 years old now, so a 2x10 bike is older than that. I don't know what you're looking to spend but like 1000-1500 gets you a pretty nice used road bike. Or even...
  19. Have you considered trying soap and water and a...

    Have you considered trying soap and water and a paper towel?
  20. Thread: SRAM RED Road Q

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    I like it. Had sram 2x10 on my first road bike...

    I like it. Had sram 2x10 on my first road bike and swapped my cx bike from shimano 2x10 to sram 1x11. First click goes down the cassette, go past that click to the next one (or two, or three) to go...
  21. Are we still getting stuff back from voyager 1? ...

    Are we still getting stuff back from voyager 1?

    Or do you mean people's cars.
  22. Yo ron, we all see through your bullshit so why...

    Yo ron, we all see through your bullshit so why don't you just fuck off already?

    I put him on ignore btw.

    Here's something fun about how the warming arctic is not a good situation despite any...
  23. Thread: Fork oil

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    I feel like stiction has more of an effect on the...

    I feel like stiction has more of an effect on the small bump sensitivity than damping. The original manual for my fork calls for that thick red liquid o-ring in a lot of places, where the newer ones...
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    Careful though, those remote roads also tend to...

    Careful though, those remote roads also tend to be in nature. By riding on them, are you not also fundamentally harming and completely destroying the true quality of being with nature?
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    https://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/trails-are-...

    https://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/trails-are-for-feet-roads-for-wheels/article_f0115242-8992-5f64-b06f-019ffc7bd0e3.html?fbclid=IwAR1Amf1cAUrsrzmaFudWLV57UV5hxvkYfVCi9HppUXZjT7if3VSW53_nlSo
  26. found it. looks like site went down about a year...

    found it. looks like site went down about a year ago
    ...
  27. Yeah mixing sram and shimano cassettes is fine. I...

    Yeah mixing sram and shimano cassettes is fine. I have shimano cassettes with sram shifters on both my mtb and cx bikes.

    There used to be a useful chart on the art's cyclery website, but that...
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    Friend and I rode the warm springs area down at...

    Friend and I rode the warm springs area down at lost trail yesterday, but without shuttling to the top first. There's a whole thing, the lost trail bike fest, where they run shuttles all day. It was...
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    I wipe off as much as I can and give it a couple...

    I wipe off as much as I can and give it a couple of lube/cleaning sessions with the r&r gold. The packaging grease seems to be more for anti-corrosion purposes and pretty thick.

    Anyway, had my...
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    Oh yeah, pretty sure I did watch worlds on...

    Oh yeah, pretty sure I did watch worlds on redbull last year.
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    You've been able to watch world cup races, this...

    You've been able to watch world cup races, this is world championships.

    You can watch it without nbc sports gold if you have cable and get the olympic channel using your service provider login. Or...
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    Looks like it will be on redbull.tv like the...

    Looks like it will be on redbull.tv like the world cups. Also possibly the uci youtube channel

    https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/uci-mountain-bike-world-championships-2019
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    How about those shitty dog owners. Get to my...

    How about those shitty dog owners.

    Get to my nearby trailhead yesterday and stopped for a second to futz with my brake. It's small, only room for a couple of cars, no one parked there. Oh hey,...
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    No, you won't. With a complete wire rope, the...

    No, you won't. With a complete wire rope, the load is distributed evenly across all the strands. start to cut it, and suddenly it is not.
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    This seems a little tough ...

    This seems a little tough

    https://youtu.be/e1jpagI-3HY?t=117
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    Do you weigh more than you did 5 years ago? How...

    Do you weigh more than you did 5 years ago? How much do you drink, how well do you sleep?

    I'm still a couple of years from 40 but am lighter and fitter than I've ever been. Cutting back a little...
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    Yeah that's rough. And no I did not know about...

    Yeah that's rough. And no I did not know about that when I made my guardrail comment. I didn't see a lot of details in the first article I pulled up but I suppose there are spots where the edge is...
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    Oh sorry I thought that was a group and not a...

    Oh sorry I thought that was a group and not a page. There is a missoula group, and you might get some interest from down here, but I want to say there's some sort of flathead area one too.
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    You could try asking here ...

    You could try asking here

    https://www.facebook.com/FlatheadAreaMountainBikers/

    You're a week late for the organized ride up there unfortunately
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    No one's told me I won anything yet but they did...

    No one's told me I won anything yet but they did make some new leaderboards, including a "shortest distance" one

    https://www.trailforks.com/contests/returntoearth/
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    A few weeks ago I was riding and then was...

    A few weeks ago I was riding and then was suddenly on my head- end of a tree stump just slightly protruding into the outside of a corner, obscured by brush. Thankfully a cracked helmet was the worst...
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    The runs are cut, the chair is mostly done and...

    The runs are cut, the chair is mostly done and will supposedly be working this winter? But the chair was supposed to be running like two years ago. I don't know the details of that project but I've...
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    Woah last day. I had been thinking it's tomorrow,...

    Woah last day. I had been thinking it's tomorrow, because July, but no it's 1st-30th. Wonder where I should go?
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    Hey well if you put the guardrails on the outside...

    Hey well if you put the guardrails on the outside of corners people would be running into them all the time.
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    Looking forward to taking a few days off from...

    Looking forward to taking a few days off from riding. I can do a pretty easy ride that counts but I'm a little overdue for an actual rest week and keep going on long rides for some reason.
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    Oh whoops for some reason I thought that was the...

    Oh whoops for some reason I thought that was the final run to the finish.
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    Man that's rough for Alaphillipe. Bernal probably...

    Man that's rough for Alaphillipe. Bernal probably had the stage but JA was already at the chase group when they called it, and they definitely would have take some time back. But that's bike racing....
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    My issue was more that he went 265ft at 3mph....

    My issue was more that he went 265ft at 3mph. Walking speed for one minute. Kind of questionable that it was even on a bike and there are a lot of days like that.

    But hey if it gives you a badge...
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    Great posts. It's crossed my mind to go out to...

    Great posts. It's crossed my mind to go out to ovando or something and hang out for a day or two giving out snacks. Also encourages me to finally get around to trying the bikepacking thing even if...
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    And if you're constantly getting worked up and...

    And if you're constantly getting worked up and angry about other people on trails, maybe you're the problem. Fucking chill out and try to enjoy yourself, isn't that the whole point? It's like that...
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