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    Myriam had that pretty much in the bag, was...

    Myriam had that pretty much in the bag, was pretty exciting good watching it live. Won't be able to watch mens live
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    Running dual screens this afternoon to watch. ...

    Running dual screens this afternoon to watch. That crash by German into tree was brutal to watch!! Glad she walked away from it.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210914/fa1ff8ef...

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    Quickie while my daughter was at field hockey.

    Memorial is for a great guy who passed about 11 years ago, who was...
  4. Sounds good, will be a good addition to the...

    Sounds good, will be a good addition to the weekly series we did last winter!


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    Ha didn’t even think about grabbing songs/poles. ...

    Ha didn’t even think about grabbing songs/poles. Definitely girly requires some planning though. Would like to try one sometime


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    Figure there has to be an awful lot of planning...

    Figure there has to be an awful lot of planning for stops on that thing. Not likely you're track standing it at stop lights I'd imagine.
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    https ://vimeo.com/162496594

    https ://vimeo.com/162496594
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    Interesting, wasn't sure it was going to keep the...

    Interesting, wasn't sure it was going to keep the interest, but watched to the end. Even put my phone down during it, but recognized I was watching this on my computer (so not that different that...
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    Add +1 to Tallboy recommendation as well which...

    Add +1 to Tallboy recommendation as well which leads into my vote that don't be afraid to do the tire mullet setup if it matters.

    I run a Spec Butcher Front and Bontrager XR3 (fast rolling center,...
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    ^^ That looks super fun, although pretty busy as...

    ^^ That looks super fun, although pretty busy as well.

    Watching cams (again WFH 1+ hr away) and lots of big closeouts w period being larger than most breaks can handle. Buddy was out this morning...
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    Calling me an intermediate might be a stretch,...

    Calling me an intermediate might be a stretch, still doesn’t stop me from scoffing about a guy on cam missing a good wave or botching it, while I’m over an hour away.


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  12. As long as she still “let” you go it’s all good...

    As long as she still “let” you go it’s all good then.


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  13. Note to self - buy cars far away to turn it into...

    Note to self - buy cars far away to turn it into a big mtb road trip!! That's a pretty damn good list!
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    Nice SC love the orange! Good on your dealer...

    Nice SC love the orange!

    Good on your dealer for turning a shit situation around Rossy.

    Have a bit of bike jealousy with my riding buddy picking up the Gloss Oasis (minty greenish) '22 Stumpy...
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    Always fun sitting in your office and Monday...

    Always fun sitting in your office and Monday morning quarterbacking random people on the live cams in great conditions (Manasquan 2-3 but looks bigger with light offshore wind right now). ...
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    "Progressive" hardtails - yay or nay?

    I think some of the 66-68 would be fine for XC, but the Honzo ESD and the like may be pretty slow. Still would work, but maybe overkill for those kind of trails IMO

    Also definitely say go for it...
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    You can scale the group workout so that everyone...

    You can scale the group workout so that everyone stays together even at different power outputs etc, unlike a group ride. It's like a giant spin class where some are killing themselves and others...
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    After a really dry summer, got some heavy rains. ...

    After a really dry summer, got some heavy rains. I find rainy days make good excuse to knock out some trail maintenance. Knocked out a few trees blocking this corkscrew descent.
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    Fun...
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    You really are the biggest a-hole on Sprockets.

    You really are the biggest a-hole on Sprockets.
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    Electric Bike Thread

    100%!expected that response from you, but your bias is always on full display.

    Meritocracy is completely appropriate in cases like this, you short cut the skill you get hurt and expose others bc...
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    So maybe this should go in the rant thread, but 2...

    So maybe this should go in the rant thread, but 2 incidents have happened w/in my circle in past few weeks w bikers that just solidly the stereotypes.

    Wilderness 101 in state college, good buddy...
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    Nice! My buddy Mike is the guy in the Whitey...

    Nice! My buddy Mike is the guy in the Whitey Tighties and that’s his Firetruck, one of many.
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    Had hell of a ride last night…. First ride...

    Had hell of a ride last night….

    First ride back from week surfing EC hurricane swell, feeling bit rusty after ~10 days. Started ride (from my house) and bottomed rear out hard on a root filled...
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    Video on Neff's IG account of her massively going...

    Video on Neff's IG account of her massively going OTB in that rock garden! Updated my team this morning, I came pretty close to actually winning a prize on PB a few rounds ago, crossing fingers as...
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    Good stuff. Have never surfed Crystals, but my...

    Good stuff. Have never surfed Crystals, but my buddy has a place on Brigantine so have surfed that side many times via drive on beach. Imagine you got the bigger swell, but currents were nuts on...
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    Ha as soon as I saw yours was my immediate...

    Ha as soon as I saw yours was my immediate thought. Has been useful when I need it


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    Great pictures and waves look pretty fun!

    Great pictures and waves look pretty fun!
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    Discontinued but I picked up one of these on eBay...

    Discontinued but I picked up one of these on eBay and threw on a fork mount adapter.

    https://www.amaincycling.com/yakima-beddyjo-truck-bed-fork-mount-2bike-rack-8001116/p-2uazssqq5eqzwdwz

    With...
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    Anyone else get some today...?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210822/1f101a0ad51ed2f8ffe7c678d3e7d01c.jpg
    Tail end of the DE/MD Henri swell, think it peaked around midnight. This morning early it was maybe shoulder high...
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    Anyone else get some today...?

    Hitting dawn patrol in the morning, but one from this morning’s EC Henri swell. Clean up set rolling through as me and another guy are paddling our asses off to make it out, when he really casually...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210821/06ad067a...

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    Some fun ones this morning before offshores picked up.


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    That is absolutely crazy! Got some little...

    That is absolutely crazy!

    Got some little guys today in OCMD and earlier this week was gutless at Indian River in DE. Tomorrow through weekend looking like it’ll get big (4-7’ @ 13s+). I’m...
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    Hear ya, earned some street cred riding a wheelie...

    Hear ya, earned some street cred riding a wheelie past some neighborhood teens.


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    Purple is sweet Sent from my iPhone using...

    Purple is sweet


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  35. LOL. A wet noodle is more durable. I know...

    LOL. A wet noodle is more durable. I know multiple people on the start of an XC or CX race have the pedal body completely come off. Also fun to see a snapped spring and pedal out one footed.
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    Boring I know, but picked up a Fox that fits off...

    Boring I know, but picked up a Fox that fits off PB. Wasn't looking for anything too high end as this is a 2nd/temporary shock to sometimes run my Stumpy in LT mode.
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    Temperature, what's your number?

    Well it was really really hot then it was night in the woods from the darkness rolling in w the storm. Dropped 20* in https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210812/117bd385b5bf9318807f4feeeeaa1f99.jpg...
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    Planned 5:30pm ride today is going to push my...

    Planned 5:30pm ride today is going to push my limits at 92* w/ 100% humidity, real feel around 106.

    Expecting to feel pretty rough and definitely going full roadie spandex kit even on my trail...
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    What's the Mtb velomenati rule for mismatched...

    What's the Mtb velomenati rule for mismatched suspension?

    Picked up a long travel Lyrik from the board and having a PITA locating a corresponding RS shock 210x50 for my stumpy, so now looking...
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    XTR shifter and cassette are where it matters, if...

    XTR shifter and cassette are where it matters, if any at all other than few grams. XTs shift great


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210809/29b4928a...

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    Bottom of our corkscrew trail


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    Rode 1:45 w the SRAM link in the chain didn’t...

    Rode 1:45 w the SRAM link in the chain didn’t notice anything, so seems fine. Will keep riding it this way until chain dies I think.


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    Kidding a bit about them being dumb, but dumb can...

    Kidding a bit about them being dumb, but dumb can often be fun anyway. Wasn’t my first flat foray and won’t be my last either. I did a few months 100% flats and ride them w my kids often. While...
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    Ha while that’s true, I don’t have a bash guard...

    Ha while that’s true, I don’t have a bash guard but do own multiple pair of spd pedals and shoes. So problem solved.

    Root cause was flats are really dumb, kinda fun and useful for some skill...
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    Ask the experts

    Do have a question though - Any opinions on mixing 12 speed quick links between brands. I've done it for years on 11/10/9, but read a few things about it not being as cross compatible as it used to....
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    Size L and 52 don't seem to make much sense to me...

    Size L and 52 don't seem to make much sense to me unless Wilier have very different tape measures than the rest of us. I'd usually expect a large to be 57/58m or greater. I don't have any...
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    Bought some Ride Concepts women's (

    Bought some Ride Concepts women's (<- don't tell him) Livewire for my 10 y/o son for $30 on REI Outlet. Seem to be pretty good quality and a maybe bit stickier rubber than my daughters 5.10...
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    Highly recommend! I was looking at some of the...

    Highly recommend! I was looking at some of the more exotic/boutique progressive HTs and this is modern w/o being too ridiculous to pedal through east coast tight and techy trails. Also was able to...
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    I’m going to have to do some back to back w...

    I’m going to have to do some back to back w 29x2.6 v 27+x2.8 since I have both. My stock 29 wheels are 30mm internal I think, which might be a touch too narrow, but not terrible. I remember running...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210801/3388de3e...

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    ‘22 Spec Fuse Expert. Running 27.5+ x2.8s for fun, though BB is a touch low in this config. 66* HTA, super tight...
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