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  1. #6476
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    OK, so the prognosis is fairly grim. Blew out ACL, MCL, PCL, and I have a contusion/fracture on the top of my Fibia. I have to let the Meniscus heal (~6 weeks), and then I am getting a total knee replacement on January 27th. The good news (according to the doc) is that I’ll still be able to charge as a cyclist (but likely my days of getting dh Strava trophies are over).
    The worst parts are the timing (will have to pay for this early next year, our deductible will be 10k before insurance kicks in at 50%). Also, I have a México Mt. Bike/surf trip all planned and paid for March 20th, not sure what the hell will happen with that.
    He took one look at the results and immediately prescribed 50 Oxy, so I got that going for me....
    And I get to buy a Wahoo Kickr and join Zwift, lucky me!
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  2. #6477
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    Shit, that's rough. Best of luck with the surgery and rehab.

  3. #6478
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    This is awesome.

  4. #6479
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    Woah. Good luck.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  5. #6480
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    Holy shit, rideit! altachic was up at the Rosenberg Cooley Metcalf Clinic yesterday and came home with plans to have a TKR at about the same time. Hers won't cost quite as much as yours ($6,750 deductible with 0% coinsurance), but she doesn't even like oxy....

  6. #6481
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    Sell the pills to pay the bills

  7. #6482
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    That’s what handjobs on the Gondola are for, duh. I make them pay a LOT more when the car is full.
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  8. #6483
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    OK, so the prognosis is fairly grim. Blew out ACL, MCL, PCL, and I have a contusion/fracture on the top of my Fibia. I have to let the Meniscus heal (~6 weeks), and then I am getting a total knee replacement on January 27th. The good news (according to the doc) is that I’ll still be able to charge as a cyclist (but likely my days of getting dh Strava trophies are over).
    The worst parts are the timing (will have to pay for this early next year, our deductible will be 10k before insurance kicks in at 50%). Also, I have a México Mt. Bike/surf trip all planned and paid for March 20th, not sure what the hell will happen with that.
    He took one look at the results and immediately prescribed 50 Oxy, so I got that going for me....
    And I get to buy a Wahoo Kickr and join Zwift, lucky me!
    I'll stop bitching about my shoulder now.....

  9. #6484
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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Sell the pills to pay the bills

  10. #6485
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    I was in Mendocino for Thanksgiving week and got 3 good rides in. Lots of fun smooth trail with little jumps on the side of steep hills in the redwoods.

    First ride point to point from redwoods to the coast:



  11. #6486
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    Second was loop as the rains started. Include my favorite trail of the trip, Widow maker:


    Was up early in the cold for last ride and caught some cool light through the trees:

  12. #6487
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    That’s gorgeous...
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  13. #6488
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    That’s the perfect summary, PD, I was having one of the best rides of my season, just crushing. It was in Austin, TX. It was the only man made feature in 20 miles of riding, total surprise.
    That sucks. What was the trail called? Maybe it should be renamed to "Total Surprise".

  14. #6489
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    Damn rideit, that sucks!

    More kid stole from local riverside trail yesterday (Willamette River in the background)
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

  15. #6490
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    Sucks to hear that RideIt. Best of luck for the recovery.

  16. #6491
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    Global fat bike day ride

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  17. #6492
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    New WTB Venture gravel/road tires for the rigid. This is a great bike for where I live. I started getting annoyed pedaling my full squish Ibis Mojo 3 on pavement to the mostly fire-road riding that is closest to me. Figured I can be more efficient and enjoy the pavement much more with something like I built up here.

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  18. #6493
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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpow View Post
    New WTB Venture gravel/road tires for the rigid. This is a great bike for where I live. I started getting annoyed pedaling my full squish Ibis Mojo 3 on pavement to the mostly fire-road riding that is closest to me. Figured I can be more efficient and enjoy the pavement much more with something like I built up here.

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    Looks like a fun bike. what area are you in?

  19. #6494
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    Marin county. Some fun single track for the full squish but even more fire roads that span across the whole county, out to the coastline and beyond. Scenic pavement roads too. A great place for a gravel bike! I wanted something that had mtb geo, and flat bars, so I would feel more comfy on the downhills and just more relaxed riding position overall compared to a more traditional drop bar gravel bike which was the idea behind this build. I had a pretty sweet gravel bike a few years ago but never got as comfortable as I wanted on it, so ended up selling it with the goal to build up something better suited for me in the future.

    Lately I find myself wanting to drive down to Santa Cruz for demo forest/campus/wilder ranch trails or up to Santa Rosa or Napa for Annadel/Skyline trails for proper single track.

    But Marin is a poachers paradise if you wanna duck the ropes...

  20. #6495
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Holy crap, if you wanna get in shape quick, just strap 30 lbs to your handlebars and just go for short rides around the small neighborhood hills. Even just going up my driveway left me breathless!
    For the record, she had a lot of fun once we got going at a decent speed. She was just emotionless when we were completely stopped. At least that's what I'm telling the wife!

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    (first round-the-neighborhood pavement shakedown ride of the bike setup with my daughter on it ... next step is to take it off road, on mellow flattish stuff of course)
    You need a Mac-ride. Still a lot of work, but nowhere near the Thule and you can rip real trails.

  21. #6496
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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpow View Post
    New WTB Venture gravel/road tires for the rigid. This is a great bike for where I live. I started getting annoyed pedaling my full squish Ibis Mojo 3 on pavement to the mostly fire-road riding that is closest to me. Figured I can be more efficient and enjoy the pavement much more with something like I built up here.

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    Well that looks like the right tool for the job. The job being coastal/coyote/middle green gulch etc.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  22. #6497
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    Recent rains marked the start of desert riding season and 1st lap down Palm Canyon












  23. #6498
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    Hey Evdog, I’ll be out in Palm Springs in late March and would love to do the Palm Canyon Epic... is there anyone local that runs shuttles? How about a good shop in PS that has a decent demo fleet?


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  24. #6499
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    crazybearbikes.com does shuttles, usually just weekends. No idea on demos or local shops. Palm springs is mostly roadie centric. I'll be happy to give you the tour if you give me some heads up.

  25. #6500
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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpow View Post
    Marin county. Some fun single track for the full squish but even more fire roads that span across the whole county, out to the coastline and beyond. Scenic pavement roads too. A great place for a gravel bike!
    Good call, rad gravel bikes give such good payback in Marin.

    Believe it or not, despite now living 45 minutes from Oakridge Oregon, I do still miss my quick spins at Camp Tamarancho. Marin is rideable for many more days of the year, and the trails here can be “all or nothing” when it comes to vertical (generally pancake flat or 3000’ climbs).

    I’m not complaining though, May through October is ridiculously awesome here.
    _______________________________________________
    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

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