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  1. Savannah, Ga. Not much gnar but still fun. It is amazing how big trees can get with deep soil and plentiful rain!
    8 points
  2. I was riding at Pedernales Falls S.P. on Tuesday afternoon and lost my phone on the Juniper Ridge Trail. It fell out of the front pocket of my shorts and once I realized it was missing I had to backtrack to look for it. I found myself scanning the trail corridor intently and much less focused on the many obstacles I was riding through. It was an interesting sensation to be riding through almost continuous rock gardens but with a totally different focus than just minutes before. My anxiety had shifted from finding the best line to hoping that I found my phone. I probably backtracked 30 minutes or more and had my doubts that I would find it. I did eventually find it and was of course relieved. It made me think of the often repeated adage about looking where you want to go and not at the obstacles you want to avoid. Though I have spouted that wisdom to beginner riders more than a few times, it is easier said than done with self-preservation instincts being what they are. As a technique to take your focus off of the obstacles that could cause you trouble, looking for your lost phone on or near the trail can’t be beat! And as a bonus I finished the ride with rain dripping off my visor and my glasses completely covered with mist.
    8 points
  3. I may or may not have been the cause of recent rains, but I have no regrets. This is why.
    7 points
  4. Another good day outdoors!
    6 points
  5. Chilled glasses are heresy from the shitty yeller beer industry. If it needs a chilled glass, it‘s not coming out of the tap at the right temp.
    5 points
  6. Finished the wetbar and floating kitchen island (that i was using as a garage workbench). Glad to have it done. For comparisons sake. 1970s mode:
    5 points
  7. Seems like Central TX was very well represented in Bentonville last weekend...
    4 points
  8. Every time I ask a bartender to not put my stout or porter in a chilled glass, it confuses them. After I explain my position they are generally really receptive. The guy at Hopdoddy even sincerely thanked me for the education a month after our initial conversation.
    4 points
  9. we have no excuse. get some
    4 points
  10. I found my tandem+trail-a-bike+trailer photo. I dug it up from our Xmas photo box. Circa 2007. I believe this was one of the last times we were all aloud to ride out bikes through the trail of lights.
    4 points
  11. Here for the color scheme! (the flowers are Damianita)
    4 points
  12. Got some Cameron Park this AM. Ride was fun. Humidity was awful.
    4 points
  13. Nice ride this morning at my personal trail network. Never got too hot.
    3 points
  14. Nice! Was that the one in Fayetteville? I vaguely remember really liking the bars on downtown square🤣 Wife gettin' after it on slaughter pen
    3 points
  15. Riding the Ledges in Bentonville this past weekend, my buddy was able to use a couple of bacon strips to seal a puncture in the tread area of his rear tire. It spewed some more sealant when he aired it up, but eventually sealed up enough to finish the ride and ride again the next morning. I got a sidewall gash on my rear tire within minutes of his mishap and didn't even attempt plugging it. Taped it from the inside and then tubed it. No problems for the remainder of the weekend. Tire was brand-new; so going to just leave the tube in to get as much wear on the tire as I can. Also of note, I had to deal with the dreaded "what do I do with my tire insert now that I'm tubed" scenario! In my case, even the dense Rimpact Pro folded up nicely and was able to be fully stuffed into my large Osprey Syncro 20. I would just caution that if you're using tire inserts, make sure you have a large enough pack to contain it in the unlikely event of tubing the tire.
    3 points
  16. This is a good one for any of you out there that enjoy a proper Belgium Trippel. Brewed using blue agave nectar. Very well balanced, not too sweet not too hoppy nice maltiness, and is as good warm as it is cold (for you room temp drinkers)😉 Found this at Total Wine Lakeline.
    3 points
  17. I carry a tube, but the plug takes ten seconds and works almost every time. removing the wheel and tire to replace a tube takes a lot longer. I don't even have to get off the bike to shove a plug in a puncture.
    3 points
  18. If you’ve ridden a tire for any length of time on trail the bacon strip route is much better than a tube. The PITA of it is there is usually several things stuck in the tire already and if you can’t see them from the spooge residue you’ll end up puncturing the tube in no time and be afoot again!
    3 points
  19. My favorite place on the planet! McPhee Reservoir has some kind of formal status as a national recreation area, so camping is allowed only at the few developed designated campgrounds. House Creek Campground, info HERE. McPhee Campground is on the other side of the lake. There's nothing rustic about these campgrounds - they are developed and there will for sure be a fair number of RVs. Not cheap, check the web sites but it looks like "standard" campsites are $26/night. We drove to House Creek Campground one time just to check it out and there was hardly any shade. A really nice private campground that does have some tent camping right by the Dolores River is Dolores River RV Resort. Lots of big trees, lovely. Looks like a tent site would be $32/night, but the campground does have WiFi, so there's that. I just called the Tres Rios Public Lands Office (combined Bureau of Land Management + San Juan National Forest) just outside of Dolores, and confirmed that there is still dispersed camping all along Boggy Draw Road, which is by the extensive Boggy Draw Trail System, many many miles of mellow single track in the Ponderosa Pines, just a mile or two above Dolores. The super mega everything map for all SW CO singletrack is put out by biglooptrails.com/colorado-trails They seem to be doing a good job of creating new editions to stay current on all the new trails being added to both Phil's World and Boggy Draw. You can get a digital version as well, but I'd recommend the paper option for your personal sanity and the great overview. If you're in north Austin (Walnut Creek area) I'll be glad to share my maps with you. Just PM me if you'd like to meet up. We're retired, so mostly open schedule.
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. If it needs to be chilled it's probably not worth drinking. Both my wife and I prefer our beer on the warmer side. But we also don't typically drink anything below 10%. I feel the bigger beers are much better warmer than cooler, for me the cold actually takes away from the flavor profile. I've taken the philosophy of drink better, drink less.
    3 points
  22. That Utopias is very good. I like to start with my beer chilled and as it warms you get to taste all the different profiles. Boozy beers are usually my go to.
    3 points
  23. The stuff I like from JK is very select —and I like a lot of Trappist, sours, Belgians, and weird beers (except pumpkin spice). It’s more likely I won’t like it. They do have good low alcohol sessioning beers but it gets pricey seasioning those bottles. Third heavy beer day in a row, left the 17.2% for Friday. It’s very good, but I think my favorite was the KBS Hazelnut from Founders.
    3 points
  24. And it's also mint. See what we did there?
    3 points
  25. Figured I'd give jester one more try. This porter sounded very interesting in the description. particularly this: "Pattinson Porter is a take on “a rare historical recipe for an East German Porter from the early to mid 20th century” that Pattinson brought along for the event." Like most of JKs stuff, it's hard for me to like. Just not into their styles. To each their own and I'm sure other people really enjoy it.
    3 points
  26. 2017 Private Jake asking $1700. Frame is a 51cm, top tube is 53.5cm, 42cm handle bars. Full SRAM Rival 11 speed with cable actuated hydraulic discs TRP HD/RD. FSA carbon seat post, wheels are set up tubeless. Aluminum frame w/carbon fork and sliding dropouts. This would make a great bike packing bike, it has mounts front and rear for bags. Bike shows like new no damage anywhere. More pics available for anyone interested. PM me.
    3 points
  27. Of course she doesn't mind getting smashed up all the time - Canada has universal health care. Getting smashed up all the time in the US literally costs you an arm and a leg!
    3 points
  28. Scott texted me and I reached out. I'll return it to him Thanks
    3 points
  29. Paul just sent photos of the completed new fun run. Entry, crossing bridge, then bend to the right Exit, coming from far side to bottom of photo to rejoin the trail Also, he built this while soaking luxuriously in a rain storm that dropped .36 in. on him. Kudos to Paul the Duck for getting this done! I can't wait to ride it,
    3 points
  30. I hope they are for an art project and not for stopping your bike. 🤣
    3 points
  31. Paul and I have been at it again. Today we cut in another new section that puts that Black Trac uphill before the road crossing back in the mix... as a downhill run into the last new section of switchbacks up to the new scenic overlook water station. We also made the BT "option" trail a permanent part of the overall loop so there is no missing it. Paul is adding some fun stuff at the end of this section where it currently has this wonderful dip. It will be like a roller coaster section, as he's taking the trail back across that ravine twice more in succession. There is one bridge to build, and we hauled all the materials he'll need down there today. It could be live by this weekend. These new parts won't add much distance, I guess maybe a little more than a tenth of a mile, but they should up the fun factor with some new dips, challenging climbing, and a short downhill run. Come get some!
    3 points
  32. BTW - Huge thumbs up for both Wright's BBQ and Tusk & Trotter. Had the Prime Rib plate at Wright's and it was outstanding with Collard Greens and baked Sweet Potato. Had the Bison Burger and Spicy Fries at T&T - outstanding as well. Both had great local beers as well (cans only at Wrights - no tap).
    2 points
  33. Just an FYI, keep an eye on fires. I have a friend with property up there and they just sent me a video of the smoke plumes pretty close to their place. Be sure to have a backup plan.
    2 points
  34. His bike is so light he needs weight to meet UCI regulations🤣
    2 points
  35. I change my mind. I think a lot of beers are better warmer than colder. I know some breweries recommend warmer temps for drinking. This Dogfish Head beer is like a tawny port when it warms up. Excellent!
    2 points
  36. True that Still getting random bills for treatment I thought I'd paid off 6 months ago. Best healthcare system in the world🤣
    2 points
  37. For the Little Walnut Creek Park, I saw this post on instagram: We are pleased to announce the City of Austin is hosting a pop up event alongside @camachoactivitycenter @austinridgeriders at Little Walnut Creek Park. This is a celebration of what is likely going to the very first professionally built and fully sanctioned MTB trail system/park in Austin, Tx. This is not a work day. Bring your bike or some hiking boots. We will be there on Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. Location is 51st street park entrance across from Senate Hills. https://www.instagram.com/p/CdG__O9FjQk/
    2 points
  38. Faithful navigator and handy at growling at sketchy homeless dudes that get too close to truck!
    2 points
  39. Singlespeeding on Port Aransas beach. Basically made it about 50' with my street tires. I brought a wet noodle to a knife fight.
    2 points
  40. How low can you go? I'm trying to find the bottom of drinkable daily whiskey pours. I had settled into a nice rotation under $30, but now I'm testing the water under $20. This Old Grand Dad BIB ain't too shabby!
    2 points
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