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    I'm tentatively planning on it

    I'm tentatively planning on it
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    Yep, rings true for sure. Though I think my wife...

    Yep, rings true for sure. Though I think my wife is the ninja too bc she usually likes to leave shit in the walkway or even worse leaving a dresser drawer open for me to slam my shin into.


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    Was browsing FB Marketplace while watching...

    Was browsing FB Marketplace while watching football and stumbled into brand new in box RS Pike DJ fork for $200 locally! Doubtful a big upgrade over my Manitou Circus Expert, but like my 15mm wheel...
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    ^^ This problem pre-dated mopeds to be fair, but...

    ^^ This problem pre-dated mopeds to be fair, but is incredibly annoying. Lately I've seen a few moped riders around that look like they are playing football w/ pads on a completely XC trail system. ...
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    First go of Apple TV for Zwift was pretty good...

    First go of Apple TV for Zwift was pretty good upgrade over my phone w respect to graphics. Though will say that the phone made many of the UI controls really easy, swiping up/down/left right to...
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    Good luck with that at retirement age! The slams...

    Good luck with that at retirement age! The slams that come with learning are probably for the young, but who knows could be talking out my ass.

    That tennis line was nuts. I also noted they...
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    We on starting next Tuesday 12/6? Need to start...

    We on starting next Tuesday 12/6? Need to start getting motivated for basement sessions, weathers been good enough to still be riding outside at least 2-3x a week here, but that's quickly changing....
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    Bank, my town, hell my fire pit will do the...

    Bank, my town, hell my fire pit will do the service, but she insists on following “the rules”. Have tried explaining that the rules also have some kind of limit on how long files can sit around in a...
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    Goodwill closest to me recently closed, I loathe...

    Goodwill closest to me recently closed, I loathe to think how long these will hang around.

    My wife also has a ton of old work papers that are in need of shredding, but she’s only allowed to do it...
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    Another entry from the dentist's finance guy's...

    Another entry from the dentist's finance guy's wish list.

    Would never buy (or eewings either), but these would look awesome on my old Lynskey Pro29 w/ twisted tubes:...
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    New slab lines at one of my local spots First...

    New slab lines at one of my local spots
    First one
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    Second one...
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    Hard to follow that up, but not winter quite yet...

    Hard to follow that up, but not winter quite yet in PA.

    Few rides while kiddos were off school this week

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    Got a...
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    Fun one w my daughter for her first time at this...

    Fun one w my daughter for her first time at this semi-local rocky trail system. Though she did get cold and frustrated b/c she wasn’t clearing all the hard parts, I was annoyed and amused...
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    Did end up pulling trigger on a few Spec tires...

    Did end up pulling trigger on a few Spec tires and apparel.

    Also finally installed 12-46 Microshift Acolyte drivetrain upgrade on my daughters bike after it’s been sitting there for months! ...
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    I'd go Purgatory/Ground Control. Eliminator is a...

    I'd go Purgatory/Ground Control. Eliminator is a great tire but IMO a bit slower than a Purgatory for a short travel bike. Though that could be good thing depending on your preferences.

    I run...
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    PSA - Specialized.com has a bunch of trail and...

    PSA - Specialized.com has a bunch of trail and gravity tires for sale around 40-50% off, Eliminator, Butcher, Ground Control etc.

    Also plenty of apparel and other gear. I resisted as I have...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Left to Right
    Current 130mm 29er, decade old rigid Niner, recent 26” DJ but garbage, 20+ year old Manitou Spyder, 2 current 24” kid forks.
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    ^^ Agree on above. Think it's that our trails...

    ^^ Agree on above. Think it's that our trails aren't generally as scenic, but often pack a punch technically with rocks/roots/downed trees.
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    Warm fall day here, rain most of yesterday kept...

    Warm fall day here, rain most of yesterday kept me off single track. Glad to have some good Gravel roads nearby
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    All of those brands can fuck off, especially...

    All of those brands can fuck off, especially Scott.
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    Watched in a few chunks, as it did press on my attention span for what we’re used to from small clips these days. Seriously impressive as mentioned, non trials style and that slog in the rain looked...
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    2 days down in Harrisonburg VA staying in...

    2 days down in Harrisonburg VA staying in appropriately named Stokesville. Abnormally warm weekend, most of the descents were too fun to stop and take a picture.

    Right after 4 hr car ride a 3k...
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    White would work best, unless it’s a really close...

    White would work best, unless it’s a really close match to the old Yeti yellow. SSCX is it’s own dumb and fun thing! Have a few buddies who’ve raced it over the years, though not sure they’re doing...
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    ^^^ agreed completely, looks ridiculously fun ...

    ^^^ agreed completely, looks ridiculously fun


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    Leafy dawn patrol...

    Leafy dawn patrol
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    Mine is built into an embankment and it's the...

    Mine is built into an embankment and it's the high side of the track that's staying wet, so would be hard to build a trench. Maybe it's fall morning dew and lower sun. Bottom of track is where I...
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    From the pic that silver looks to be the Silver...

    From the pic that silver looks to be the Silver Ripmo AF, not the grey Carbon. The 2 blues are definitely the carbon, but also at 1k more. If it were me I'd be reaching out via email or something...
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    Bummer b/c the shifter routing works great on my...

    Bummer b/c the shifter routing works great on my '20?!? Admittedly I haven't run a new dropper cable housing yet on it, but bummer to hear it's going to be PITA. My old Pivot was awesome b/c of the...
  29. Thread: 2022 Rampage

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    I am conflicted about Rampage. No one forcing...

    I am conflicted about Rampage.

    No one forcing these athletes to do this, but hard to watch what will almost guaranteed become life impacting/threatening injuries for these guys. I’ll still be...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221019/b29b9c93...

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    ^^ LOL, sucks but funny Just finished slapping...

    ^^ LOL, sucks but funny

    Just finished slapping some dirt after a bunch of torrential downpours yesterday on my pumptrack. After a frustrating work week that is pretty therapeutic. Was planning...
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    Past week of riding has been ridiculously nice. ...

    Past week of riding has been ridiculously nice.

    Sunday morning spin w my daughter
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    Fun janky rock rolls this week...
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    Pretty sure he registered on air traffic control...

    Pretty sure he registered on air traffic control radar at 2:40.


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    Dirt & weather's been so nice around here lately,...

    Dirt & weather's been so nice around here lately, so riding as much as possible, but every ride has been pretty painful w/ a bruised rib from surfing a few weeks back. All around riding isn't too...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221010/985ba2bd...

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    As a TCX owner j would say they’re definitely too...

    As a TCX owner j would say they’re definitely too old school euro CX geo. BB I sky high which is sub optimal.


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  37. Have the matching Look Pivot 12(?) w the same...

    Have the matching Look Pivot 12(?) w the same face graphic as the top green ski if you’re interested in matching it if you find em.


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  38. Thread: Line Blade

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    Just picked up the Purple 169s from Corbetts for...

    Just picked up the Purple 169s from Corbetts for $360 for myself and my son to share for my molehill local mountain, figure shorter length will be fun for getting even more turns in. We'll see how...
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    No definitely not allowed to drink beers, but...

    No definitely not allowed to drink beers, but that definitely doesn't stop people from doing so. Post surf session given it was raining, winds in the 20-30mph range and an incoming hurricane on a...
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    I think that's called Crystals right? Honestly...

    I think that's called Crystals right? Honestly if I didn't already have this boys weekend planned I woulda looked at the forecast and never considering coming down. Even then watched the Ben Gravy...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Agree w those points. Long ride and especially techy climbing with flats is awful. I ride both enough that I have few issues switching, though I think riding skinnies is far better on flats and I...
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    Roof rack?? ;)

    Roof rack?? ;)
  43. Thread: Kids pedals

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    My daughter and a few other kids we know like the...

    My daughter and a few other kids we know like the SDG slater pedals. Metal pins, but are relatively broad so not so pointy, but still good grip w kid 5-10s.


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    Anyone else get some today...?

    Just got back from few sessions yesterday and this morning in NJ. Anything east facing was a nightmare of 20-30mph cross shore winds. Did find a not-so-secret sheltered spot near AC, that did...
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    “Plenty of life left” Sent from my iPhone...

    “Plenty of life left”


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    Pretty fun new trail, Slab City, connecting these...

    Pretty fun new trail, Slab City, connecting these two big rock slabs and plenty more techy rocks to follow.
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    Ask the experts

    Not too much time on it yet, but so far the Spec Eliminator has lasted longer than my aggressor EXO. No complaints so far, run it a few rocky and some steep lines.

    Also on the frame repair, good...
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    Lol, Pretty much what most of my friends told me...

    Lol, Pretty much what most of my friends told me I should do. Especially given the absolutely insane over reaction when one friend rode 10’ into their grass.

    These Green Giants are pretty well...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Definitely agree w the fun of underbiking. Running slicks now, need to swap in some meatier rubber for some fun adventure rides.

    Not super fun purchase, but just dropped way more $$$ than I’d...
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    So today was a first, was walking around my...

    So today was a first, was walking around my backyard this afternoon looking in a marshy area, as I was walking out of knee high grass had windy gust blow the little fucker below into my eye where it...
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