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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 isnít average IMO. In my area...

    Well 3.95w/kg isnít average IMO. In my area youíre 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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    Thatís what SkyNet wants you to believe Sent...

    Thatís 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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    Have a few pair of thermal bibs. Sugoi...

    Have a few pair of thermal bibs.

    Sugoi winter-weight mostly for winter road rides. Have a pair of Louis Gaurneu thermal knickers which are so/so. Just picked up some Specialized SWAT thermal...
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    Looks like I'm a bit behind last year in miles. ...

    Looks like I'm a bit behind last year in miles.

    186 rides, 250hrs, 2820 miles, 245k vert
    Few top 10 finishes in Elite/Open XC and PA State CX Masters 35+ Silver medalist

    I'd guess that's...
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    Nic result for me. Glad (so far) I swapped...

    Nic result for me. Glad (so far) I swapped kitten for griepel) also got some points from other quick step guys


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    Didn't join the TGR league but am in one with...

    Didn't join the TGR league but am in one with some friends. Had Valverde and Izagguirre, not looking good so far


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    Tubeless veteran (~8 years?), even finally going...

    Tubeless veteran (~8 years?), even finally going road tubeless.

    Yes there's a learning curve but it's nothing like it was when I started and with the proper equipment (TR specific rim + tire) is...
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    Really don't trust the harbor freight click style...

    Really don't trust the harbor freight click style especially at low values. Use the ritchey/bontrager pre set one for stem/seatpost instead. Will probably try a beam style next
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    Still never really took to Zwift. I did order a...

    Still never really took to Zwift. I did order a magnetic resistance unit for my rollers to up the ante for some harder intervals. Generally try to use indoor time for long tempo/sub-lt work and...
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    Love the handicap concept. We call it the...

    Love the handicap concept. We call it the working man's winner, highest place among the elite/open class who has a fulltime job and wife/kids.

    I am much faster now than I was before kids,...
  14. I'm a big DW link fan, ride/race XC on a Pivot...

    I'm a big DW link fan, ride/race XC on a Pivot 429sl around rocky/rooty PA. While in SoCal on vacation I put ~50 miles on a Devinci Troy in a few days and came away quite impressed. Pedaled far...
  15. Possession is 9/10 of the law.....

    Possession is 9/10 of the law.....
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    Miles Per Year?

    3200 miles, 257 hrs, 265k ft elevation this year. Probably 60% mtb miles this year. Not bad considering I have a 3 & 5 y/o.

    Edit - Just passed 3500 miles today which was my goal for the year.
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  17. Not fashionable, but Fox DOSS has been bullet...

    Not fashionable, but Fox DOSS has been bullet proof. Reverb was ok, but I loathe the idea of bleeding it and pulled it off in favor of the older reliable DOSS. I don't have the bleed kit and...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    All from different days/rides location around here. Had a nice block of 12 days straight riding between work/kids/stuff

    Wissahickon in Philly...
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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Beautiful fall day on my lunch ridehttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160907/fbcde5251600490e600bc7b15bf62624.jpg
  20. Avoiding the shit-show of the last few posts.......

    Avoiding the shit-show of the last few posts.... In VA I'd have to go with your earlier Harrisonburg for one of the best for Biketown EC.

    Charlottesville certainly has more non-bike stuff to...
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    Nice! Slowly working on my 4 year old to get off...

    Nice! Slowly working on my 4 year old to get off the strider onto pedals. He's been riding single track now and then on singletrack on the strider. How old is he?

    From my office lunch loop...
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    Anti-climatic barely even covers it. Season had...

    Anti-climatic barely even covers it. Season had some promise but fizzled
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    ^^ Truth! Sold off all of my C King's and...

    ^^ Truth! Sold off all of my C King's and running 240s or 350s. Utterly bomp-proof vs the King inevitable and repeated loosening end-caps or worse. Running 18t in 350 and just upgraded the 240 to...
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    Agreed with plugboots. Hauling kids = gears!!...

    Agreed with plugboots. Hauling kids = gears!! I'm a recovering full time SSer, and towing kids brings an entirely new dynamic, especially with a tow-behind trailer. All the out of the saddle stuff...
  25. Thanks for the heads up on the Pantani movie,...

    Thanks for the heads up on the Pantani movie, watched it Friday and on my road ride Saturday had an overwhelming urge to climb standing while in the drops...
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    Agree w/ plugboots, only time I've ever "crashed"...

    Agree w/ plugboots, only time I've ever "crashed" is when I was screwing around seeing how slow I could pedal (hint: don't do this). Even riding off isn't a big deal and the parabolic ones do a...
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    Another rollers fan here (Kreitler+Headwind), I...

    Another rollers fan here (Kreitler+Headwind), I LOATHE my trainer.

    I keep sessions at an hour or less for sanity reasons (always heard 45 min inside = 1 hour outside). I've been using one of...
  28. Thread: CX Tire Q

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    ROAD tubeless conversion is a TERRIBLE idea on...

    ROAD tubeless conversion is a TERRIBLE idea on non tubeless rim/tire combo's. CX/Gravel tubeless in my experience isn't nearly as sketchy and more reliable, though still requires a bit of...
  29. Thread: CX Tire Q

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    Presuming tubeless? I run (stans kit converted)...

    Presuming tubeless? I run (stans kit converted) small block 8, 35s for more gravel road riding and have had good luck. Probably not too different than the Happy mediums but with a bit more tread. ...
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    Mtn i presume? These days I would recommend 1k...

    Mtn i presume? These days I would recommend 1k or more lumens for singletrack riding, that tends to be separate light-head and battery. There are some very good self-contained lights, particularly...
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    Dragons Back, near Blacksburg, VA a few weeks ago...

    Dragons Back, near Blacksburg, VA a few weeks ago
    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/31/90ce248fb392ead32ad7140e8e793f33.jpg...
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    Not trying to kill the deal, but I'm 5'11 and I...

    Not trying to kill the deal, but I'm 5'11 and I ride a 56. You'd be looking at a 52 most likely, perhaps a 54cm.

    56 is about equivalent 19"/L
    54 is about a 17"/M
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    Completely agree with Flowtron on road...

    Completely agree with Flowtron on road conversions being SKETCHY!

    I've been playing around with CX bikes converted tubeless (max 30psi on 33's) and even there have had a burp or two. More than...
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    BB drop relative to axle height is a significant...

    BB drop relative to axle height is a significant factor in front end lift. I switch between 100mm fork (summer xc racing season) and 120mm fork (rest of the year) on the same bike and it's...
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    Smoking lady in the front yard scene was...

    Smoking lady in the front yard scene was excellent.
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    Seriously why didn't they fix the weak spot where...

    Seriously why didn't they fix the weak spot where the truck was blocking with something bigger better and blast away the road/ramp whatever so there was no exit.
  37. Thread: Mice!

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    2 acres backing up to s state park and creek. My...

    2 acres backing up to s state park and creek. My neighbors cat is in heaven. Had a pretty bad problem last fall/winter our first in this house. Broke down and hired pros after they raided our...
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    Central PA, Ravens I think. I'm presuming they...

    Central PA, Ravens I think. I'm presuming they have that class again as they did last year. Could be a "hardtail" class though
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    Nice setup, Seamus Powell was '13 SS Nat'l champ...

    Nice setup, Seamus Powell was '13 SS Nat'l champ with a 29er Anthem converted to SS and a few years ago someone else did the same.

    Have often been tempted to SS my Salsa spearfish for kicks but...
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    Over a year in in my Fox DOSS w/o any issues at...

    Over a year in in my Fox DOSS w/o any issues at all. Probably average 3 rides a week on it in that time. Took it off for a while and don't particularly miss it for most trails right now, will put...
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    Making the most of my Mountain Bike trails being...

    Making the most of my Mountain Bike trails being buried. Marquette Backcountry skis have been perfect for this
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/suqa4ahe.jpg
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    No, they played up the tension pretty good. She...

    No, they played up the tension pretty good. She got her foot caught in a trap and so he was carrying her around.

    Intriguing episode, not sure how Maggie just laying down made the walkers ignore...
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    Ouch, $100 is steep.

    Ouch, $100 is steep.
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    Mid-winter bump; revised version of the Where we...

    Mid-winter bump; revised version of the Where we stand as one a longer and better edit:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/From-Where-We-Stand-The-Pinkbike-Edition-video-2014.html#cid793772

    Cut out...
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    Haven't done it myself yet, but many of my riding...

    Haven't done it myself yet, but many of my riding crew has. All seem to think it's worth the ~$35 investment. Bunch of us are/were riding King hubs and found the durability vs engagement to favor...
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    That was great. Best MTB video I've seen in a...

    That was great. Best MTB video I've seen in a long time.

    Really really hate the intro sequences to these, although I know/ride/race w/ many of these guys, but the From Where we Stand series isn't...
  47. Jenson sale for a pair under $40:...

    Jenson sale for a pair under $40:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Mountain-Bike-Shifters/Shimano-SLX-Sl-660-10-Shifter-Set-Oe
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    Haggling for parts (tires derailleurs etc) I...

    Haggling for parts (tires derailleurs etc) I wouldn't bother with, but asking a bike shop the best they can do is more than reasonable IMO. I wouldn't pull out the online price comparison thing to...
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    Extension of this question.... Anybody know if...

    Extension of this question.... Anybody know if the XT/SLX/Deore/Zee/Saint cage assemblies are the same? My LBS say Shimano is backordered on the cage assemblies, and am considering just buying a...
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    Rode 2x @ Bluff Point in Groton, CT this week...

    Rode 2x @ Bluff Point in Groton, CT this week while up for work. Pretty fun little place with a good mix of fast flowy and slow trials/technical rock gardens. ...
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