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    Halfway, still in it. Not super proud of riding...

    Halfway, still in it. Not super proud of riding the same paved path the last two days but hey it still counts.
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    Thanks guys. And yeah it got pretty bad but no...

    Thanks guys. And yeah it got pretty bad but no one got hit by lightning and everything went by pretty quickly. Worst was some welts from being stuck in the hail out in the open on the road on the way...
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    Speaking of, raced that yesterday and now is...

    Speaking of, raced that yesterday and now is probably the best time to ride it as it's all clear. If I was just going up there I'm not sure how I would do it. Maybe an out and back from the south...
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    Barely made it today. Tried to go on a gravel...

    Barely made it today. Tried to go on a gravel ride with a friend, and doing the whole thing would have included a "trail." But t-storms turned us back and we would have been in a pretty unpleasant...
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    Chainsaw, hedge trimmers, gas powered trimmer? ...

    Chainsaw, hedge trimmers, gas powered trimmer?

    Went on the sheep mountain trail clearing day last weekend, it was long. We went over the top and down the other side and then out the main...
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    First week done, who else is still in it? On the...

    First week done, who else is still in it? On the app I noticed it gives the number of daily badges. Went from like 9k on day 1 to 3k yesterday. Which still doesn't mean all those people on day 6 did...
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    Yeah I raced it last year and will probably do...

    Yeah I raced it last year and will probably do again but haven't signed up yet. The black pine ridge trail was pretty cool from what I remember but I was not really paying much attention to the...
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    Thunderstorms all over today, and it didn't seem...

    Thunderstorms all over today, and it didn't seem like a good idea to go do that mtb ride I had planned across town where the lightning and rain have looked worse. Thankfully a 30min ride up and down...
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    Some tips for people doing this, who have...

    Some tips for people doing this, who have hopefully made it through day 1:

    Make sure your rides are going to trailforks and that trails are being listed on them. It's good to keep your phone and...
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    Remember, it's not just ride every day, it's log...

    Remember, it's not just ride every day, it's log a ride to trailforks and ride on a trailforks trail every day. I have mine linked to strava but it only sends rides on my mtb. Might have to add the...
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    Very cool. I hiked up from rogers pass to the...

    Very cool. I hiked up from rogers pass to the northwest one time, but only up to the ridge and back as I was driving through. Some friends have been meaning to bikepack it south from there. And...
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    so many earth based kickouts ...

    so many earth based kickouts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2qhqLqt0IM
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    My mips has little rubber tabs that keep it...

    My mips has little rubber tabs that keep it centered and it doesn't move around.

    I want to say I felt it working that time my head was dragging along the ground. But it was also soft grass so not...
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    Road to painted rocks is all paved, went there...

    Road to painted rocks is all paved, went there from Hamilton and back on a road bike a few years ago. I want to go up there and take the fire roads over to that hot spring in idaho sometime. Como has...
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    I'd assume she has some sort of a water bladder...

    I'd assume she has some sort of a water bladder in there somewhere or maybe a pack/vest?

    DId a good dirt/gravel ride yesterday with some guys down in the bitterroot on the sapphire side. Up one...
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    Two more xc races for me in the last week. Round...

    Two more xc races for me in the last week. Round 2 of our wednesday night series, which was hot and miserable, and then spirit bear in Kalispell Sunday. Pretty competitive group out there and at the...
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    In a strong headwind or something, I like to get...

    In a strong headwind or something, I like to get my hands really close to the stem and tuck down almost like I'm on TT bars. Seems marginally more aerodynamic than being in the drops as my shoulders...
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    You could stay in hot springs. Symes hotel is the...

    You could stay in hot springs. Symes hotel is the main place, but there's 1-2 more. Quinn's is sort of on the way too, and is nicer.

    I don't know about actual camping out that way, maybe there's...
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    Yes Bass creek has camping. It's basically right...

    Yes Bass creek has camping. It's basically right at the end of the pavement down in the canyon, like 2mi from the highway, but a little more shaded and cool than something out in the bitterroot...
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    Do you want to actually be in missoula and do...

    Do you want to actually be in missoula and do stuff here or just stop in the general location?

    Also near that quartz flat campground to the west of town is big pine campground on fish creek....
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    For racing XC, yes. The Kendas claim to be around...

    For racing XC, yes. The Kendas claim to be around 540g each so I'm saving over a full pound just on tires. The nice evo/ss schwalbes are also significantly lighter than the performance/tr/ versions....
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    I've gotten into just running different tires...

    I've gotten into just running different tires depending on time of year. Right now, things are hardpack and grippy and I'm racing, so fast XC tires. Later on in the year things dry out, get loose,...
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    First wed night xc race was last night. I needed...

    First wed night xc race was last night. I needed a little more rest going into it but can't complain too much. Despite not feeling 100% I set a PR up the first ~3min of the climb while thinking I was...
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    Might have just had the saddle a touch too high....

    Might have just had the saddle a touch too high. I was having moderate discomfort issues for awhile, tried a bunch of different saddles, they all felt the same. With the seat at the right height, you...
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    Do you have a garmin or anything? My 510 doesn't...

    Do you have a garmin or anything? My 510 doesn't show an actual map, but it will give me a line to follow on a blank screen, which actually works pretty well even in a mess of old logging roads....
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    Phone always goes in my jersey or a shorts...

    Phone always goes in my jersey or a shorts pocket. I have a plastic bag/case thing for money and cards that my phone fits in if I need to keep it dry.
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    Eh, comes down to having appropriate tires for...

    Eh, comes down to having appropriate tires for where you ride and how. My new kenda sabers are listed at 540g and I'm only slightly worried about ripping one open before xc season is over. I will go...
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    https://www.mtbmissoula.org/wednesday-night-xc ...

    https://www.mtbmissoula.org/wednesday-night-xc

    There are four of them, so every wed in june. Looks like start time is going to be 6:30, there are open, beginner, and 40+ categories, and possibly...
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    I race a good amount of XC, plus cross, and a...

    I race a good amount of XC, plus cross, and a gravel thing or two every year. Last night was the 2nd running of the "Mullet Classic" where one person climbs and then a partner descends the DH course...
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    I know a couple of people going but nope. Also...

    I know a couple of people going but nope. Also if you guys don't follow gravel tryhard on instagram you're missing out.
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    29. I thought I had my wheel setup figured out...

    29. I thought I had my wheel setup figured out and had stopped looking so it's kind of annoying to be trying to track something down as racing is starting. My rear is not in good shape.
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    The dish is fine, what they did was move the...

    The dish is fine, what they did was move the flanges a little farther apart while keeping 142mm spacing. So the freehub sits 2mm farther toward the driveside, I looked a little closer and it's the...
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    Fucking specialized. Friend gave me a good deal...

    Fucking specialized. Friend gave me a good deal on a set of roval carbon wheels, got some new tires on them, cassette swapped over, and uh, hey, this is weird why is the chain rubbing on the frame....
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    I swear they only do it to the most popular bike...

    I swear they only do it to the most popular bike routes around here, and on purpose.
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    mtb missoula just got a couple of those. I like....

    mtb missoula just got a couple of those. I like.

    As for boots I just wear my asolo hiking boots. Trailwork is about the only time I put them on and after a few years they're not particularly worn....
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    I've been hearing we don't do enough forest...

    I've been hearing we don't do enough forest raking down here.


    Spent the whole day working on our nearly finished "flow" trail Sunday.. We had a huge group, like 30 people, and got a lot done....
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    Sram, smith, giro, pearl izumi, continental have...

    Sram, smith, giro, pearl izumi, continental have all sent me new stuff when I had a problem. Sram gave me a full set of guide rscs when my elixir 9s stopped holding a bleed and a new road shifter, so...
  38. Holy shit they have a lot of subforums.

    Holy shit they have a lot of subforums.
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    Discovery seems to be making it work with a...

    Discovery seems to be making it work with a single slow moving chair. They just have it so you load like 4 chairs at a time, run it at normal speed for awhile, load 4 more, repeat. I suppose in the...
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    No it is at marshall mountain which is all still...

    No it is at marshall mountain which is all still private property. The upper half was bought by five valley land trust and they are letting mtb missoula build trails up there. Unfortunately the chair...
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    It depends a little on the person running the...

    It depends a little on the person running the machine. Best case, you don't have to move much dirt.

    Probably the main thing is that the machine is going to leave a somewhat lumpy trail with two...
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    I was pretty impressed with the stuff around...

    I was pretty impressed with the stuff around crowsnest pass, although I don't get out much. It's kind of a place most people are just driving through on the way to somewhere else, like fernie which...
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    Did a "gravel race" today outside of Polson, MT...

    Did a "gravel race" today outside of Polson, MT which is on the south end of flathead lake. So you're on the west side of that big valley, starting near the dam, riding around on completely empty...
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    If a subaru is burning oil it's likely coming...

    If a subaru is burning oil it's likely coming through the rings. Sometime exhaust valve seals. It's not really because of the flat design and dry vs wet sump doesn't have a ton to do with it...
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    A few years ago a friend and I found a cop...

    A few years ago a friend and I found a cop sitting in a parking lot right after some kids in a pickup almost hit us. Was not interested in doing anything about it at all.

    I want to ask one, say...
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    Same guy who buzzed me on easter in his shitty...

    Same guy who buzzed me on easter in his shitty dodge durango blared his horn at us today, but going the other direction, on the same stretch of road. Also we got coal rolled. The ~50 year old woman...
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    Seems it would be especially bad on a fat bike....

    Seems it would be especially bad on a fat bike. I've only ridden one a few times (a fat bike, not a lauf) but all that wheel and tire mass really wants to do it's own thing once you pick up some...
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    Things I'd like to rant about? Fucking drivers,...

    Things I'd like to rant about? Fucking drivers, man. Been getting a lot of shitty, dangerous behavior lately. Like easter sunday, I'm out for a nice road ride. It's sunny, it's warm, roads are nearly...
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    Plus are you really going to put a mix of used...

    Plus are you really going to put a mix of used parts on a brand new ti frame? I'd either get the basic 105/rx version and if you wind up wanting lower gearing, swap to 46/30 cranks, or just go with...
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    This is a good gearing calculator that lets you...

    This is a good gearing calculator that lets you compare two different setups
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