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    Speaking of Steve Peat this Sam Hill run against...

    Speaking of Steve Peat this Sam Hill run against him is one I come back to all the time. One of the most insane displays of bike handling at speed I've ever seen. Full off the bike crash and still...
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    I biked to work nearly every day all year round...

    I biked to work nearly every day all year round when I lived in Boston. Shorter commute than yours but nice to be outside a little bit and way faster than any other mode of transportation. Just can...
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    We managed the impossible and rode in the desert...

    We managed the impossible and rode in the desert for a weekend in May and only saw 1 other group the entire time

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    Ah I think my little pea head is too small for L...

    Ah I think my little pea head is too small for L I'm usually a solid M in smith. Nice hookup though!
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    Whoa what size? I could definitely use this!

    Whoa what size? I could definitely use this!
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    I ride a black Rascal do we have the same bike?...

    I ride a black Rascal do we have the same bike? Or is that a Ranger
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    Yeah the freeriders don't seem like particularly...

    Yeah the freeriders don't seem like particularly high quality shoes and the soles are a lot softer than I expected, but I got a pair used twice for like $30 so no complaints here. The shoe-pedal...
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    Totally. You guys said it all along I just needed...

    Totally. You guys said it all along I just needed to experience it for myself. But I do think the time I spent getting used to flats with really stiff soled shoes helped rip the bandaid off since it...
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    Ok for those of you like me who didn't want to...

    Ok for those of you like me who didn't want to buy flat pedal specific shoes as you tried out flats - just shut up and do it. I started to get the hang of flats with my chambers sans cleats but...
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    I'm 6'2 and always used 175's since I was riding...

    I'm 6'2 and always used 175's since I was riding mostly a singlespeed but when I got my Rascal I downsized to 170 and I'm very happy with that decision. I still have to be very pedal aware so I don't...
  11. Oh man I thought the Weirwolf was so sick when it...

    Oh man I thought the Weirwolf was so sick when it came out I remember saving up to get one for the front and a Velociraptor for the rear probably exclusively due to the branding. Total overkill. I...
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    How much do prices usually go up between the...

    How much do prices usually go up between the spring and fall sale? It's gonna be a challenge to gather $2300 by June 15 since they don't offer financing but I don't want to pay more than I need to....
  13. Like Hank said I really wish I'd ridden BMX as a...

    Like Hank said I really wish I'd ridden BMX as a kid
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    Bumping this since I'm in search of a decently...

    Bumping this since I'm in search of a decently affordable full face for the bike park this season. I have never put my bike on a lift before but I have ridden a handful of lift served trails as part...
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    Awesome stuff! I gotta get down to Marble soon I...

    Awesome stuff! I gotta get down to Marble soon I still haven't skied up there all season I've been too avy spooked and don't know the terrain

    Super nice weekend at Snowmass to close things out....
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    I got my blenders for under $40 they throw...

    I got my blenders for under $40 they throw discount codes at you if you put them in your cart and leave the site for a little while. They're also kinda nice for spring ski touring. Fuck it, they're...
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    Yeah I got a stupid ass big douche pair of...

    Yeah I got a stupid ass big douche pair of blenders and love them. I never rode in glasses up until now but moving to real mountains is a whole different sun experience and my skin tone needs all the...
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    I'm going insane with this particular one. Each...

    I'm going insane with this particular one. Each day I take apart a new section of the bike and clean/regrease everything and it's still not going away. It sounds like I have loose ball bearings in my...
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    Chasing creaks around a carbon frame is one of...

    Chasing creaks around a carbon frame is one of the most sisyphean feeling tasks in existence
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    Definitely looks interesting but no 188 length...

    Definitely looks interesting but no 188 length and a little narrow for a daily driver. My ideal PBD would be around 105 underfoot with PBJ flex and DW profile. No idea if that would ski well but it...
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    I want that. Still plugging for the PB&Death

    I want that. Still plugging for the PB&Death
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    That's what I'm thinking. The chambers have a...

    That's what I'm thinking. The chambers have a super stiff sole which might actually be too stiff. I can see it being a fine line between too flexy where you don't get proper power transfer and so...
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    I'm curious as well. May head down there for a...

    I'm curious as well. May head down there for a weekend soon instead of Fruita or Moab for the same reasons listed above
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    I'm fully in the camp of having the right gear...

    I'm fully in the camp of having the right gear for the task and I do abide by that pretty soundly. BUT I am curious how different my shoes really are than dedicated flat shoes. Sure if I were wearing...
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    There's nothing really unique or artsy about this...

    There's nothing really unique or artsy about this edit but it's always been one of my favorites since he's just fucking sending it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjl6e7e6kA0
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    I used my giro chamber shoes with the cleats...

    I used my giro chamber shoes with the cleats removed. So obviously not ideal right off the bat due to the cleat cutout but they have a flat stiff sole with a wide forefoot and a decently tacky...
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    I'm spooked again after this recent snowfall and...

    I'm spooked again after this recent snowfall and wind activity. Hoping to get a few more lines once we get back into a steadier melt freeze cycle

    Ajax closing was a blast. I ended up in the...
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    Well I survived day 1 on flats (not that anyone...

    Well I survived day 1 on flats (not that anyone cares). It was not as wildly different as I was expecting which I guess is a good thing. I noticed differences in unanticipated bumpy areas and off...
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    Yessir. Between Red Hill and the lower stuff on...

    Yessir. Between Red Hill and the lower stuff on Prince Creek we're back to riding every day
  30. I ripped the top plate off an SPD pedal. Never...

    I ripped the top plate off an SPD pedal. Never managed to do that before but it's an easily replaceable and seemingly universal part so I can't complain. I guess they designed them for idiots like me...
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    Came halfway around a switchback to this view...

    Came halfway around a switchback to this view yesterday

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    My desire to try flats is almost purely for...

    My desire to try flats is almost purely for jumping and handling the bike in the air. I love clips for really technical stuff (techy climbing is probably my biggest strength on a bike) and I see the...
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    I spent some time in Badlands, Sand Dunes, Black...

    I spent some time in Badlands, Sand Dunes, Black Canyon, Mesa Verde, Arches, and Canyonlands throughout last fall and crowds were never noticeably bad even on weekends. Some of those are less crowded...
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    Off topic but do any of you play hockey at the...

    Off topic but do any of you play hockey at the ARC? It seems to be starting up for the spring both drop in and leagues but currently don't know anybody who plays
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    Yeah I did it on some Tecton brakes for my...

    Yeah I did it on some Tecton brakes for my girlfriend's skis since replacement brakes are stupid expensive and only had 120's but I put them in a vise, straightened out the arms, and then re-bent....
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    Yeah Dinkle is still closed so we started out on...

    Yeah Dinkle is still closed so we started out on foot until we hit the main trailhead. From there it was all still snowy aside from two or three bare spots but the snow is going fast - despite the...
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    Beautiful day on Sopris Saturday ...

    Beautiful day on Sopris Saturday

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    Ha damn I just bought a set for the Hojis you...

    Ha damn I just bought a set for the Hojis you sold me - guessing these came from those?
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    Yeah Holy Cross has some sneaky stuff you come...

    Yeah Holy Cross has some sneaky stuff you come into blind - part of what makes it such a fun trail

    Depending on where you’re staying in town it may not be too much further to go to Horsethief...
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    Ya if you ride horsethief don’t be put off by the...

    Ya if you ride horsethief don’t be put off by the entrance and turn around. The rest is very mellow and has awesome views


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    Shorter ride: As skaredshtles said head up...

    Shorter ride: As skaredshtles said head up Tabeguache or Pet E Kes and link into Holy Cross and take that back around via Coyote Ridge > Ali Alley > Curts. You can extend this however you want by...
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    Sweet thanks for the info. Picked up a pair of...

    Sweet thanks for the info. Picked up a pair of OneUps for a decent price. Now hopefully I won't kill myself in this experiment. Haven't ridden flats on a trail for like 15 years
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    Bumping this thread since I want to switch over...

    Bumping this thread since I want to switch over to flats for a little while because I need to correct my form in the air and float the bike better. Everyone says switch to flats and your bad habits...
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    Maybe it'll chill out a bit once more people are...

    Maybe it'll chill out a bit once more people are allowed in the store at a time but I don't think so. Going to Leadville to buy a melly seems to be an influencer activity now. Props to them for...
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    Damn it's a lottery now? I passed through...

    Damn it's a lottery now? I passed through leadville a few times over the summer/fall and it was just a huge line around the block but the store was open to a few people at a time. I had to deal with...
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    Man don't you hate it when you poach closed...

    Man don't you hate it when you poach closed trails to try and get a top 10 for the season but the pesky mud slows down your Strava times!?!? So unfair.
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    Unfortunately not too surprised by the DUIs,...

    Unfortunately not too surprised by the DUIs, people were boozing pretty hard while skiing and without a place to congregate after the lifts closed and limited bus service I think a lot of people just...
  48. You'll get 10% cash back on CC via active junky...

    You'll get 10% cash back on CC via active junky right now - I got an email about it earlier today
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    Highlands was mellow. Light crowds all day and...

    Highlands was mellow. Light crowds all day and from what I saw people cleared out when the lifts closed. Alehouse had a big fence around it and was limiting entry with a $20 cover so that turned most...
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    Nah I just want to do some sunny bowl laps and...

    Nah I just want to do some sunny bowl laps and drink a lot of beers in between. The st paddy's day crowd at Highlands was scary enough from a covid perspective I have no interest in a big closing day...
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