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  1. Not too often you get to ride in Greenland.
  2. Never been happier driving to work.
  3. Peddler Pass individual dirt time trial (winter edition) - go fast for cash! https://www.bikereg.com/full-gas-on-peddlers-pass-winter?fbclid=IwAR15P5L7g-wK8S4GAKgMUbPxrTNbPG2KDBu23v2Y6BihuBLYNMjKMF786Cg https://www.facebook.com/events/2354948434833999/ Flyer_main.pdf
  4. I am using the nukeproof version of cushcore which is much easier to install and still provides a decent amount of protection and sidewall support. I run it in the rear of all my bikes as I like the peace of mind, but I also really like the way it makes the tire ride. Much like a volume reducer in a fork it provides a bit of a softer feeling tire for more traction, but does not compress as easily at a certain point. They are on sale at the moment from chain reaction for a very reasonable price if you are interested. Highly recommend giving them a shot. They maybe add 10% effort to the install of a tire. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/nukeproof-horizon-advanced-rim-defence-ard-pair/rp-prod172999
  5. Took my 6 y.o. daughter out there Sunday and she loved it. Kept telling me how beautiful it was and that she wanted to come back!
  6. I echo Barry’s report (Barry we should have ridden together). The conditions were just about primo... other than it being frigid. I only came across two slick spots and they were on the outer log loop. Honestly, it could have just been wet leaves. My tires picked up zero dirt. I skipped Mark’s Art and Tangle of Trails because I was cold and wasn’t feeling my fingertips anymore to brake and shift well. That, and I started thinking of all the rest of you cozy indoors holding mugs of nitro stouts next to roaring fireplaces wrapped in fur blankets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Barry

    Gravel rigs

    This is my MonsterTour. To the extent that I ride non-trails, this is the bike that get the duty these days, gravel or road. I also enjoy this bike on trails, like Walnut, 1/4 Notch, and Double Down...but my wrists hate me for it, so it does not happen often. This bike also has set of 26x4.8 wheels/tires (it is a fat bike frame, after all), but I haven't had them on since I put these 29er Ikons on it.
  8. https://www.meaforensic.com/when-should-i-replace-my-helmet/ https://www.meaforensic.com/bicycle-helmets-stand-the-test-of-time/ Sorry, atmospheric issues apparently do not affect modern bicycle helmets. It's a marketing BS ruse from Snell and the helmet manufacturers to get you to buy a new helmet. That said, I replace mine every few years just to try something different and for peace of mind (and brain) in case I dropped my helmet or pinged it off a tree branch one too many times. It takes a significant single impact to truly damage a helmet.
  9. Santa Cruz Demo November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Bicycle Sport Shop, Parmer https://www.bicyclesportshop.com/events/events-calendar
  10. You guys are do L O N G rides from Reimer's Ranch to Gulfport???? DAMN! If not - why don't you start a thread on the area you are talking about? Or PM each other. Or change the title of this thread to "Reimer's Ranch and Mississippi River Related Trails"?
  11. Picnic and all of deception are gtg. Guessing that mean rim and snail are gtg. Didn’t check peddlers but probably not gtg.
  12. The stickers match his reflectors though Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. just want to say Thanks for all the great info and insight this thread gave me for my first trip up there, last month. only got 2.5 days of riding, with the .5 being in the middle of a turd floater at Coler. Back 40 was fun, too, if submerged in a couple places (which didn't stop the many preriders or race organizers I came across). Team CCW. I'm not Billy Badass by any means, but these make me smile on non-ride days. Enjoy.
  14. Unsolicited ride report. Started about 40 minutes late and the bottom bracket started acting up around mile 30. Decided start loop 2 hoping I could at least finish Courtyard and City Park before bailing. But the BB got worse with each hill and I decided to bail at mile 62 instead of risking complete BB failure and needing a ride. I may give it another shot during Thanksgiving or Christmas break. I
  15. I did not know the church was even there. Will have to go give them a visit on Sunday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Yeah, it's all just too close together. Like you said, most every run misses the first few turns. But the endpoint is even more variable. All the competitive top times start like that, but end closer to the end. My runs are hit and miss whether the endpoint is close or not. Unfortunately I decided to flag my likely PR last week because it looked just like this one. Had it stuck me in the top 10 somewhere I wouldn't mind. But I'll be damned if I'm going to take a KOM on such a competitive segment by such an obvious glitch. Which reminds me, I really wish you could flag segments instead of the whole ride. I had some other legit top tens on this ride. I could crop the ride and pull PP out of it altogether...but that sucks too.
  17. My daddy in 1953 with a bike he won at the 5 and dime store. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  18. Speaking as a “bigger” guy who enjoys riding and would love some competition....what are the chances of having a heavy weight class? A few folks mentioned a tandem class last time, and a tandem class appeared. I know there’s quite a few guys that are 250+ on this forum that would love to compete! But, my 280+ body will never beat a 150lb dude in my age group. A “husky” class might be appropriate. It might motivate us heavier guys to train. I know I would sign up for it! Any other bigger guys interested? Just a suggestion....
  19. I recently went to the Rockstar BMX park in Houston. It was awesome and get this...it was free!! 100% free to ride some asphalt pump tracks, 5 different bowls of varying skill level, and a decent size dirt pump track. It really is a great use of land to get kids outside and doing something. Despite this being a drive and a PITA to get to, I'd make the trip out there with my kids if they had an interest. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
  20. Been looking out for a sale on 160 forks for a while. The pro’s closet has new (2018) 27.5 160 Pikes for $340 before tax (380 with tax and shipping) at the mo.
  21. Another small, but it's female specific... Short stem and seat forward may do the trick... $350... Maybe a little less. It's a Diamondback Lux 27.5.
  22. Sorry - will be attending my son's graduation from SHSU that day. Might be able to make the time trial though!
  23. https://www.rei.com/s/revelate-cyber-deals Revelate frame bags for 40% off. https://reviews.mtbr.com/the-best-cyber-monday-deals-for-mountain-biking
  24. Ahh, I know where that is. I'll be there.
  25. We need to get together for a kids ride! My daughter is 6 and the trails over at Behrens ranch are turning out to be perfect for her to learn on. She is going to love that bike!
  26. I weigh about 140-145lbs, and like my share of drops/jumps. No cushcore. I use to run mid 20's for a while but dropping the tire pressure by 3-4 psi seems to give me a better feel and no issues of yet-been about a year.
  27. I'm 195lb. I'm not a smooth rider by any means. I charge rocks and ledges hard. And I don't mind dropping 3-4 footers and smaller jumps/tabletops. I run 18-23.5psi in 27.5x2.6 Rekons on SC Reserve 37mm rims with HuckNorris front and rear. I don't think I've had a tire pinch flat, nor a significant rim strike in the 4.9K miles that I've ran that setup. And that's significant considering I ran 27.5x2.5/2.4 DHF/DHR on 30mm Al rims at 28-30psi for years and constantly pinch flatted my tires and had rim strike-dinged rims.
  28. In a work truck, HELL YES, shatterproof glass would be a hell of an improvement on the rear glass. A shifting load or some yahoo not tying down a piece of equipment has broken many rear windows. A common one around where I grew up was someone loading a 4 wheeler backwards and having the rack slam into the glass and shatter it. On a nancy boi truck it may not be as common, but then again that user group may not know enough to tie stuff down properly to keep it from moving around and shattering the rear window.
  29. TheX


    Well, if I wear the bright red full face helmet and zebras, I could definitely pull it off.
  30. it was great meeting you man and im super glad you had a great time! I liked how I was able to spot you with the zebra kevlar pants that you ordered from the thread here on austinmountainbiking.com! haha all that matters is that you completed an enduro event, got to ride some awesome trails, met new people, and had a great time. see you at the next one hopefully! please go onto the Victory Racing and Bandera Bike park social media pages and share your experiences to help us move forward and attain more venues and continue to contribute to the mtb and racing scene in texas. https://www.facebook.com/Victory-Racing-493196411222509/ https://www.facebook.com/BanderaBike/
  31. BTW, for anyone that was there, I was the guy in the zebra striped pants.
  32. That stuff is pretty damn good. Rip Snuka. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. Yep, I can send the 1030 into Garmin to get it repaired for $140. I'll probably do that and either keep it as a backup or sell it.
  34. Apparently suspension is highly overrated. Took me about 30 seconds to realize what he was riding.
  35. Peddlers is the same length. Lots of people are creating duplicate segments (RIP - Ronan's Infinite Playground, PP 5.0? - Full East Entrance, etc). The Strava times on Peddlers are about 2 minutes faster than it actual takes, this is because Strava seems to drop the 1st or last 2 minutes of everyone's lap (no idea why). For example my Strava P.R. is 15:24, but the actual time for that run was 17:14. Look at the picture for where Strava Started and Stopped the segment
  36. It shows up as 2.54 miles on mine lately, i believe
  37. I have this same issue. Will never buy a helmet (or shoes) online because of fit issues. I choose not to buy Giro, Bell or Camelbak for personal moral reasons, but if that fits your head, by all means go with that because fit is 99% of the reason to buy a helmet. Airflow is the other 1% but honestly most helmets have decent airflow these days.
  38. There's some marketing BS that says you have to replace a helmet every two years because the foam breaks down because chemistry or something. It is a ruse to sell more helmets. No helmet lasts forever, but there's no reason other than a crash to replace a helmet that often.
  39. You use trail building as cross training.
  40. ... but do we have to have the 'Are you sure?' popup? Cause I'm damn sure.
  41. FWIW, I've been vegan for almost 20 years. I only mention the timeframe to point out that this is not a phase for me, nor did I jump on a recent trend. I have no problem getting "enough protein" for my lifestyle and a recent blood test showed normal levels of nutrients in my system. I could see it as a problem with bodybuilding, but I also know of some ripped vegans. If you have ever ridden with me, you know my diet is not holding me back. I've not seen any vegan propaganda films, so I can't comment on them. I made my decision for my own reasons and I am living proof that a 100% plant-based diet can be balanced and support an active lifestyle. So can an omnivore diet, and either has potential to be crappy if you eat garbage and don't excersize. It's all in how you do it. My reasons are for the environment and for the animals, so if I happen to gain health benefits from it, that's a bonus. I have no interest in converting anyone, but I'll discuss facts with anyone willing to do so respectfully.
  42. Beautiful day down in Comfort, too.
  43. Coming up on 3-months post surgery next week and the prognosis is looking good. Sitting down comfortably is a non-issue now, and that had been one of my biggest concerns. Played 9 holes of golf with my kid this past weekend, and the PT told me yesterday I should start spinning around the neighborhood on my bike. I've been doing a wide range of stretching and strengthening exercises at home, and am up to 20 minutes of high-intensity interval training on my new machine. I think the key for me now is to listen to the doctor and PT and not try to rush back too quickly. My right leg is still much weaker than my left, and I really need to get back to full strength before I resume aggressive trail riding. Also the doc says that it really takes 5-6 months for that reattached tendon to really heal up completely. My goal is to be back doing my normal riding before Christmas, but in the meantime, life is good!!!
  44. Do opposites attract? Maybe.
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