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  1. Trip is going well so far. The Pilot could use some heavier springs in the rear for this highway dips at 80MPH 🙂 MPG was awesome and the avg for our 1200mi so far is 20.4. It was my oldests birthday the day before we left so I got her a new ride. This Vitus bike is great. She loves it and the hand brakes were no issue for her. She switched from a coaster brake bike and 14” wheels. We’re working on shifting which she almost has done.
  2. Ninja hiding Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Time to test out the resilience of the good weather forecasted this weekend. NBD is here! Called up cycle progression a few hours ago and they just got this Ripmo in stock. Made a bee line down there as soon as I got off the phone.
  4. It was pretty cool I must say to be contacted and interviewed by someone interested in hearing my story about mountain biking in my life! Enjoy the read if you would like to - https://medium.com/@zacharysisson/austin-texas-mountain-biking-interview-seth-buckner-1dc89ac87a49
  5. Beautiful Day in Vail. My hands are killing me after 35 miles of down hill madness.
  6. Three sundays ago I picked up 13 Michelob Infusions bottle caps. Two sundays ago, I picked up 14 Busch cans. This sunday, 16 more Michelob Infusions bottle caps. This is all at the same BCGB trailhead, in a nice neighborhood. It is a pretty popular place to park for MTB, hikers, and runners, but you don't see many of the swimmer/partiers out there, so I'm thinking this is one of us. Don't get me wrong, I picked these up while drinking beer after a ride, but take your fucking trash with you or no one will be allowed to park there!!! So if you see someone hammering Michelob Infusions at the trailhead, kick him in the nuts once for drinking Michelob Infusions and again for leaving his shit for the rest of us to clean up.
  7. My “new” whip. 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp in DeNucci Green. Went out for a rip on Quarter Notch today. So much fun riding a bike that forces you to pick good lines.
  8. Must be true then Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. this might be one of her last voyages! far south end of SATN
  10. It's Phil's World--we just ride in it.
  11. The High Line at Snail Trail is nearly done.
  12. I don't think I've shared my garage set-up. Freshly empty of most superfluous bikes. Overview: Primary bike hanger: Main bench and tools: Sticker fridge:
  13. Was looking at getting a Chamois Hagar to upgrade my gravel bike but then a little bird had asked me about considering upgrading my aging FS bike. With some advice and research that is the way I've decided to go. Just put a deposit on a Revel Rascal. Got an email that the frame will ship late October early November. Get ready for rain 🤷‍♂️ sorry. This be the one. Looking forward to experiencing CBF.
  14. You heard the man, get you some! Phil's was primo today. I REALLY wanted to get up above treeline on the CT but you may just be able to see the San Juans in the background in the second photo and the healthy layer of recent snow. Figured I'd play it safe.
  15. shocked and sad to see Austinites drinking such shitty beer. littering is awful, too.
  16. The heats not the issue, it's the f'ng humidity that kills me. It's worse in the morning.
  17. Quarter Notch tree is clear!
  18. Cause' I know how to party............ Wife is finally comfortable hitting the trails again after a 6 month hiatus. The last time out, she commented how "dialed" my bike felt when she rode it. Figured I'd try and be cool and replace her 10spd saint/XTR drivetrain to an X1 sram and swap out her crap WTB saddle to a specialized power. Sunday came around and we headed out to slaughter creek and had a great time. After the ride she mentioned how loved her bike and said it has never been better, and please don't change anything. (then I backed the carrier into a rock and bent her rim) Can't win for losing sometimes🤣 Thanks @Chief for trying to help unfuck this wheel. Teh wobble vid https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zgut1vTwbmkEESde8
  19. Decided to stop being crap and update my own garage for once. Bought a goodyear retractable hosereel and got everything installed today. Excited to not have hoses and cords everywhere. Next is matching extension cord reel.
  20. Yesterday a buddy and I rode segments 3, 2, and 1 of the Colorado trail. Right around 40 miles, 3.6k climbing, over 7k descending. Long, hard day in the saddle, but one of the best days I’ve had on a bike.
  21. Do people think someone will come around to pick it up? I was riding through a very nice neighborhood on the way to some trails once and saw an older lady maybe 60+ drop a poop bag in the gutter. Without really thinking I asked is she was going to leave it there as I rode by (not snottilly, more just in a reflex confused tone). She instantly got pissed and cussed me out, I think I ended up telling her to F off or something (my bad). I felt really bad afterwards. I think she was even with her mom. The older lady must have been in her 80s'.
  22. The wall mount kits are great for getting the most out of your garage, and super easy to use. Just hook the pedal in the receiver bracket and you're G2G.
  23. BTW, the rough two track was easily doable on my bike. While it has rock, it is smooth. Not ledgy like around here.
  24. That is the exact trip I just did except on gravel bikes. I had my single speed with 38 mm tires. On the descents I wished I had my mtb. This was my 9th Western Spirit trip so I can highly recommend them. The gravel trip is identical to the mtb trip. Day 1 travel to the lodge. Day 2 is all pavement and a massive 14% descent to the falls. Felt like the TdF with curvy roads. You have the option to ride back or shuttle. The waterfall is well worth the 3 mile hike. Day 3 is more pavement with a short slot canyon hike in the middle. Amazing scenery. Day 4 is all dirt roads. A little climbing and some great descending. It'll be better on an mtb. Day 5 is a mix of pavement and dirt. The switchbacks are a 1200' descent on dirt. The turns are pretty wide and flat as this is a dirt road so the descending is straight. Did I mention amazing views? Day 6 is 8 miles on dirt roads and finishes with an 8 mile descent towards Lake Powell. Feel free to ask me any specifics about the trip.
  25. Just got my bike back from @WLemke. I have to say that I am very pleased. In the past I've worked at 3 different bike shop (many years ago) and also owned a bike shop for a little bit of time (almost many years ago), and his work is as good as I've seen. Now ,he didn't really do all that much to my bike....but the details that he noticed when giving my bike a once-over are what led me to understand how good he is. His attention to the details and his logic for the outcomes are sound. Likewise, he went beyond my request in what he assessed, and the work he performed, along with the feedback he gave. We didn't really talk all that much, but he's working out of his house and I strongly think he's doing this 'for fun on the side'. But his method leads me to guess he prolly has an engineering background. 🙂 Thanks again, thread closed. -CJB
  26. Erik Eokerholm(?) He ended up being a customer at the HH shop early on. We had him a custom built Ventana 29er (for a 6' 6" tall dude) and it completely changed his riding life! The big 29er wheels suited his size so much better and Ventana was able to make one to truly fit him. We custom spec'd a few tubes for strength and rigidity while running quad bearings everywhere. It actually ended up being a nice success story. Later, CJB
  27. This might be a satire of sorts... But I'm thinking folks are just getting weirder by the minute.
  28. We also had some CotA fun. Same day as Phil's World in fact. In the photos you can see the smoke still in the sky. A few hours later (the PW shots above) the cold front had cooled things off by 20 degrees and pushed the smoke completely out of the area. The sun an hour after sunrise:
  29. Took the hopper out to the nut today.
  30. OTBS, got my new yardsign😁
  31. That spot has an update planned. It is tough if you aren't real comfortable leaning bike real hard to keep off brakes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  32. As usual, I don't think these things through Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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