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  1. Thread: Kid stoke

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    Bumping the kid stoke back up. Long weekend made for plenty of new routes for kids. Puts new perspective on my normal...
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    Had Maxxis warranty a gravel tire that did...

    Had Maxxis warranty a gravel tire that did exactly this to me. They were actually pretty quick about it and offered me lots of options.
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    PA riding has been great this spring and summer. Good stuff outside Reading


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  4. Thread: Kid stoke

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    DTM - Yep, redhead and takes after her mom. I'd...

    DTM - Yep, redhead and takes after her mom. I'd like to think that tenacity will help her in the future, also works pretty well for her determination on the trails/skiing/dance/field hockey etc.
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    Dawn patrol today, so good might have to hit it again this evening!! Trails have been incredible here lately. Also...
  6. Thread: Kid stoke

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    She's pretty quickly taking over my instagram...

    She's pretty quickly taking over my instagram feed. My wife has been quick to tell me her riding is far more impressive than mine/friends, can't say I disagree.
    Video:...
  7. Thread: Kid stoke

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    Nice jump! How old is he? Took my daughter...

    Nice jump! How old is he?

    Took my daughter out again yesterday and today on some slightly more difficult trails and she did great. Set my phone down for some video of this tiny rock roll...
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    Virginia where they don't have to worry about...

    Virginia where they don't have to worry about (much) snow, some of those roads between Harrisburg and Charlottesville are crazy steep, much less the trails. Few in Blacksburg area where I did most...
  9. Thread: Kid stoke

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    Been riding with my 7 y/o daily, getting better...

    Been riding with my 7 y/o daily, getting better every ride. My son 9 has joined some, but doesn’t deal with the frustration/challenge the...
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    Just me and the gnomes


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    My (nearly) 7y/o has been really enjoying trail rides, asking to go daily. Have gotten into a fairly regular routine...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Bagtagley - good stuff. When this silliness lifts hoping to sneak back down to GWNF. Been years for me in the Harrisonburg area, but now know a bunch of PA transplants down there.

    Mostly keep...
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    Shoddy (and some decent) jumps are sprouting on...

    Shoddy (and some decent) jumps are sprouting on our local trails like weeds right now. Idle teenage hands, some of which are good, others not-so-much. Heard a story about a local rider having to be...
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    Beating the crowds with a dawn patrol on my (ride from) home trails.


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    Not going to happen. Ride a popular trail system...

    Not going to happen. Ride a popular trail system and is already a cluster of people not following rules. I’m in the wear buff/bandana and pull over camp for the foreseeable future.

    Ok the one...
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    It took me a few rides to get comfortable with on...

    It took me a few rides to get comfortable with on my Stumpy ST compared to Pivot 429sl before. I did overfork (130mm Pike) the Pivot for a while, which put ST angle at around 71.51 compared to...
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    Agreed on the Novatec, have seen lots of...

    Agreed on the Novatec, have seen lots of failures, though been a few years since last time I saw them.

    Also on the CK hubs, having flashbacks of taking a 1.5 or 2mm allen and using it to crank...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

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    My daughter is gonna be a ripper if she keeps riding, rode a bunch of tricky trails for 16” and left me pretty...
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    Lower air is a good call, even in riser block. I...

    Lower air is a good call, even in riser block. I put a hardish foam floor mat under my riser block as well to give it a bit of cushion on a concrete floor.
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    I never had any, but also heard they didn't...

    I never had any, but also heard they didn't require any proprietary tools either. I'm a huge fan of the DT Swiss for that reason, I think I have 4-5 pair of wheels with them and can swap the high...
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    My new dentist ride, Sworks Stumpjumper ST. Have been putting a ton of miles on since I got it last week. Nice to...
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    I used to be on the CK bandwagon, along with...

    I used to be on the CK bandwagon, along with several friends, and we've all gone elsewhere after several very expensive failures. Either I9 or high end DT Swiss w/ ratchet upgraded.
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    I'm a fan of Carbon rims, but agree that a high...

    I'm a fan of Carbon rims, but agree that a high quality aluminum isn't missing much. I've put somewhere near 4500 miles on some Reynolds 29TR wheels, though did crack one a few years back that was...
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    No way for $200, but could see people renting...

    No way for $200, but could see people renting them.

    I kinda want to rent one of the shockwiz just to see what the numbers put out vs feel.
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    Advantage of being in PA this season in...

    Advantage of being in PA this season in particular has been our trails have been phenomenal for a month now. Just picked up a new Sworks Stumpjumper ST 29 yesterday, quick afternoon ride from my...
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    Think I’ve completed all routes under 30 miles...

    Think I’ve completed all routes under 30 miles (except AdZ route) and all worlds except London and Watopia. Wasn’t training this year, but has been a good distraction and decent way to keep mileage...
  27. mtnwriter - Nice and close to Wiss! Definitely...

    mtnwriter - Nice and close to Wiss! Definitely think you'll be best suited to ~120mm 29er trail bike. Pivot 429 trail, Tallboy, Trek Fuel, Stumpjumper ST, or Camber would be my recommendation. ...
  28. Mtnwriter - If you've moved to Philly area plenty...

    Mtnwriter - If you've moved to Philly area plenty of good resources for used bikes and plenty of really great shops. If you're on Facebook the "South East PA United Cycling Classifieds" is pretty...
  29. Smarty - Definitely much more travel than needed...

    Smarty - Definitely much more travel than needed around your parts (Fair Hill/WhiteClay, most of Brandywine), but if you got that and the Trek Fuel you posted a while back would be a good combo. I'm...
  30. Yeti - Buy some Marquettes, used tele boots and...

    Yeti - Buy some Marquettes, used tele boots and some 3-pin binding w/ or w/o a cable.

    I'm in a much lower snow area than you, but relatively similarly terrain when we do get snow is a blast and...
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    Meant Gravel. Think it autocorrected. Sent...

    Meant Gravel. Think it autocorrected.


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    Zwift, TR, Sufferfest etc

    Can’t stand jungle since they ‘graveled’ it, I’m all for it in real life, but in Zwift is just silly.

    Been doing many different routes this all winter, which has kept it interesting.

    (24 hr...
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    Tough act to follow previous few, but my 8 y/o...

    Tough act to follow previous few, but my 8 y/o has been my main ski partner this season and definitely starting to get the bug.
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    With Taos trip canceled got out for one of my local (from my driveway) rides. Pretty soon views will disappear, but...
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    Pass refund would be ridiculous, but could be...

    Pass refund would be ridiculous, but could be smart for them to offer a tiered discount starting earlier to possibly make up for some of the lost cashflow from Spring Break trips. Had a Taos pass...
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    Been in the Patagonia Snowdrifter this season...

    Been in the Patagonia Snowdrifter this season which has been great. Definitely an athletic fit which makes the thigh pockets slightly tight when filled, but not noticeable while moving.

    I'm also...
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    Bump - Also looking for an answer to this exact...

    Bump - Also looking for an answer to this exact question.

    I did a test fit with OG Duke + GW and looks like it'll work fine, but curious if anyone knows an official answer to this.
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    Ski season cancelled?

    Duplicate
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    Ski season cancelled?

    WTF have you been smoking?!?

    How many global pandemics have originated from countries other than China in the past 20 years? Go ahead I’ll wait.... again people just living their lives,...
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    Ski season cancelled?

    How is this not an appropriate thought?? I have an employee in Wuhan, so get that people of China are just living their lives, but still Fuck the Chinese Government for allowing these wet markets to...
  41. Taos just announced they're closing 3/22, was...

    Taos just announced they're closing 3/22, was supposed to fly out 3/20... bummer
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    Ski season cancelled, local mountain lost all of...

    Ski season cancelled, local mountain lost all of it's 'good' terrain to 60/70* temps (PA) and kids school just cancelled for 2 weeks so have to cancel my Taos trip.
  43. I'll take 'em

    I'll take 'em
  44. Totally these points. Lots of time on GS/SL skis...

    Totally these points. Lots of time on GS/SL skis close to home and then ski old Atomic Blog (110 soft/playful) and Katanas (110 not playful), with occasional days on 90mm tele ski. Have lots of...
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    Would say just jump into a group ride or Lvl D...

    Would say just jump into a group ride or Lvl D race and see how it goes. Worst case you get dropped, BFD. Use that as a gauge for next time.

    After many years of TrainerRoad and relatively...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Short lap around my local, but nice to see my little ones getting better and having fun

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    Well 3.95w/kg isn’t average IMO. In my area...

    Well 3.95w/kg isn’t average IMO. In my area you’re mixing it up at front of Cat 1 XC fields with that if your a good bike handler. If you have punchy power on top of that + great handling and...
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    Was up at Jack Frost yesterday and was surprised...

    Was up at Jack Frost yesterday and was surprised how good conditions were, especially since mountain was pretty empty due to PM Eagles game. Great first day out in PA after a decent late Dec trip to...
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    That’s what SkyNet wants you to believe Sent...

    That’s what SkyNet wants you to believe


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    Definitely great race on the men's side. Was...

    Definitely great race on the men's side. Was rooting for Werner (local PA boy) and J-Pow


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