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    Ordered a new bar for OneUp... ...3 weeks ago......

    Ordered a new bar for OneUp...
    ...3 weeks ago...
    ... and I'm pretty sure Canada Post lost it.
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    FWIW, They do make a wide in the ME7. I have...

    FWIW, They do make a wide in the ME7.
    I have narrower feet and find Shimano to fit well.

    I have ME7's showing up today, got Kestral Lace's the other day.
    Will report on both.
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    I was wondering if the speed on smooth made up...

    I was wondering if the speed on smooth made up for the slowness on rough, but of course, it doesn't look like Kabush posts on Strava...
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    Why don't you go SuperGround? Given the weight...

    Why don't you go SuperGround?

    Given the weight is similar (890g), It seems the protection will be as well compared to grippier Maxxis (E.g. Exo Dissector or DHF).
    Better grip than than the...
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    Sometimes its the strap itself and sometimes its...

    Sometimes its the strap itself and sometimes its the electronic unit that clips on.
    Make sure there's no corrosion at the connect between the two.
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    For almost all of my efforts longer than 1...

    For almost all of my efforts longer than 1 minute, I basically expect the following time course.
    25% to finish: This is easy, I should have gone harder.
    50% to finish: Ok, This is harder than I...
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    Chest heart rate monitors ought to be more...

    Chest heart rate monitors ought to be more accurate than optical units. It's odd that yours are a bit freaky.
    The one thing I can think of is ensuring the strap is wet where it contacts your skin....
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    I can't believe you went 28mm CX tires. That's...

    I can't believe you went 28mm CX tires. That's baller.

    There's an unrelated article that mention's Kabush runs Cushcore Gravel, Plus his WRIAD / KOKO bike had a suspension fork (albeit with tiny...
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    While I like my Digital Lezyne, I'm not sure that...

    While I like my Digital Lezyne, I'm not sure that 1 psi resolution makes a big difference when you're at hundreds of PSI.
    I, personally, value the size of the handle more than anything else; those...
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    There's 2 paths (or a combination thereof) moving...

    There's 2 paths (or a combination thereof) moving forward.
    1. Focus purely on "physiology"
    2. Focus on the demands of the event.

    What is the 100 race, what is the terrain like and what are...
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    Totally fine and expected. Your HR may reach VO2...

    Totally fine and expected. Your HR may reach VO2 toward the end of the last set, but less likely prior to that.
    Often, HR will lag so much that the HR peaks are in the recovery portions of the...
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    Seth- My apologies- I completely missed your...

    Seth- My apologies- I completely missed your questions, but it looks like you've gotten some great info that echo's what I would have said. Kudo's to everyone.
    1. Your more recent zones look...
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    Thanks. I always think I'm going to lose a...

    Thanks.

    I always think I'm going to lose a bunch of weight with these efforts but, ironically, I'm always heavy (not the day of, as I'm dehydrated) for a few days after. It's most likely because...
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    Strava link for those who want to see the route ...

    Strava link for those who want to see the route

    https://strava.app.link/DvmWNszU9fb
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    Depending on the direction you go you either have...

    Depending on the direction you go you either have to climb Shafer or Mineral Bottom Switchbacks. These are dirt roads but good enough shape that most passenger vehicles can travel them in good...
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    Thanks, There were a good number of groups out....

    Thanks,
    There were a good number of groups out. Because of this, it didn't feel as remote as Kokopelli, which was nice considering I was doing it solo.
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    Re. Bike choice on White Rim: Hardtail:...

    Re. Bike choice on White Rim:

    Hardtail: Totally fine if that's your style. Likely faster on many sections due to the weight and stiffness advantage. Some of the rock sections, which ride...
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    TR: White Rim in a day

    My plan was to go Clockwise from Mineral Bottom, starting with the biggest climb as it most mimics the Kokopelli route. Some say this is the cheater way, and I believe them as the climb from Mineral...
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    What's your dirt / terrain like? Maxxis does...

    What's your dirt / terrain like?

    Maxxis does poorly on the rolling resistances tests; tires from other companies with taller knobs (e.g. Racing Ray) still seem to be faster.

    I'm running 2.35...
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    I've killed my last pair of now discontinued...

    I've killed my last pair of now discontinued PEARL iZUMi X-Projects.
    I like these on the trail bike because they were fairly efficient and fairly good hiking while being fairly low-profile.
    I run...
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    For small bumps, I liked my Epic with a Brain...

    For small bumps, I liked my Epic with a Brain better than my Epic Evo without a Brain.
    Once you got the Brain open, the complete lack of compression damping felt much smoother.
    It was very much...
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    2.6 Mezcal measured pretty true. I mounted and...

    2.6 Mezcal measured pretty true. I mounted and put one on the rear of the Epic Evo.

    It fit, but I'm pretty sure it would have buzzed the stays with hard cornering, so I took it back off.

    If...
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    If it were me, I'd go with a 3-week block...

    If it were me, I'd go with a 3-week block periodization rotation. I say this because you're looking to increase fitness while being mindful of family time. Instead of trying to balance riding vs....
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    Yeah- Depending on the skiing, it can certainly...

    Yeah-
    Depending on the skiing, it can certainly function similar to a HIIT / Strength session.

    I think you did the right thing in dialing back the riding and keeping it easy. Great job listening...
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    Depends what you define as “best”

    Depends what you define as “best”
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    Assuming you saw this, but if not:...

    Assuming you saw this, but if not:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-2021-salsa-blackthorn-purple-singletrack-eater.html
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    I was going to have them revalve my shock for the...

    I was going to have them revalve my shock for the Evo, waited a week and now the site says they’re not accepting mail ins.
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    Got the enforcers figured out. Still looking...

    Got the enforcers figured out.

    Still looking for Sakanas or maybe Blades.
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    I got lucky today and joined TOW late, landing at...

    I got lucky today and joined TOW late, landing at the top of the Epic KOM climb... which meant I got to cruise downhill earning 40xp / km!
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    With kids it's so hard to say what an appropriate...

    With kids it's so hard to say what an appropriate HR range is without testing.

    I'd, personally, go on feel and observation. See how they're doing on those longer rides. You want them to enjoy...
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    I'm hopefully heading home sooner rather than...

    I'm hopefully heading home sooner rather than later and planning on bringing the mountain bike. It'll be the first time I've ridden in New England in 20+ years.
    I'll be within riding distance to...
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    I spent years working with the BJC program and I...

    I spent years working with the BJC program and I cannot emphasis this aspect enough. Even with our juniors whom are racing at a national level, most of the training is games, relay races, skills,...
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    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses...

    I used a whoop for ~ 2 years. My wife still uses hers.
    It works well, for the most part. Races and Big Workouts would definitely trigger reduced recovery. It typically responded as expected.
    ...
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    Cheesus Christ. 1. Crockpots are slow- use an...

    Cheesus Christ.

    1. Crockpots are slow- use an Instant Pot on the "Keep Warm +" Setting
    2. Pure Paraffin gets you 98% of the way. It's cheap. Lasts a long time.
    3. Silca's Super Secret Wax or...
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    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.

    If you're gonna go, might as well go big.
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    I ran one this winter. It's fine. Slow...

    I ran one this winter.
    It's fine.
    Slow rolling, but great traction.
    If anything, my knock against it was that it didn't break free when I expected it to.
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    Solid I decided not to wait, bought a Comp in...

    Solid

    I decided not to wait, bought a Comp in the fall and replaced everything on it.

    It's a fast bike that's also fun.
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    Bump- Dropping to $100 shipped.

    Bump-

    Dropping to $100 shipped.
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    WTB: 186 Enforcer 104 & 181 Line Sakana

    Open to new or used. I'm sure I missed Tim's sale, but I'll reach out to him.

    If mounted, preferred for 315mm BSL.

    What does everyone have?
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    PSA: Kastle BMX 105 189cm $200

    https://rockies.craigslist.org/spo/d/carbondale-kastle-bmx-skis/7295456522.html
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    Still available

    Still available
  42. Has anyone used a Stans Dart without the gray...

    Has anyone used a Stans Dart without the gray handle?

    It seems a bit vestigial
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    But it only feels like 15 minutes...

    But it only feels like 15 minutes...
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    You can now buy mine, with bindings for $300. ...

    You can now buy mine, with bindings for $300.
    Holding out might have been a good strategy...
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    FS: Mammut Barryvox

    I bought this in the fall and never found the time to tour this year.

    Used for ~1 hour of beacon practice and otherwise has been sitting in the gear bin.

    $215 local
    $225 shipped...
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    FS: 185 Rossignol Scimitar

    The narrow Sickle.
    I can’t believe these are 10 years old. Like the Sickle, they never got the respect they were due.

    Blister Review


    They are in great shape because they were mostly used...
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    I get it. As the trail gets steeper and turns...

    I get it. As the trail gets steeper and turns tighter, they get better. IMO.

    However, we have lots of trails that aren’t aggressive enough and the DHF is vague unless you’re running a soft...
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    Hot wax your tires and you’ll be faster

    Hot wax your tires and you’ll be faster
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    That's because you got vagasil on it

    That's because you got vagasil on it
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    Do you plan on this being a thread where people...

    Do you plan on this being a thread where people go for advice...




    ... or do you not care?
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