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  1. Wow. I did not know this was going to hit the forums yet. Yes, we cut in some trail before we went to Whistler for the summer. The trails are still rough and need work so if you ride, ride appropriately. Christ Church gave us (FR512) permission to build on their land and we will be adding much more (when it gets cooler - still haven't acclimated back to TX heat). In the meantime, if you ride there, please be respectful, don't ride/park in the parking lot. Enter either from Suburban Ninja or by the fire station. Having trails there is new for them and we want this to be a positive experience for them. We're still figuring out logistics. As it grows and we get more features in, we will be doing skills clinics and possibly Wednesday Night Rides with the Peddler. We have already had machines out there, but we would like to do much more. If there's interest, we will set up a Go Fund Me to accelerate our building and perhaps organize some dig days if anyone wants to pitch in and help. There is a lot of potential out there and we're excited to have progressive park-type trails so close to BC. BIG THANKS to Christ Church for making this available.
    21 points
  2. I’ve been using Peddlers pass as a way to build up my peddling strength and riding stamina. I’ve come to love that trail as an intermediate rider. The faster you go, the more fun it gets. But it wasn’t until I took my kids on this trail that I truly saw the beauty of it. It’s like the perfect gateway drug into mountain biking. Easy enough to do slowly, with a few minor “technical” sections that challenge beginners, and features that build skills. My 9 year old ran it for his 3rd time today and since I’m helping the 6 year old out, I told the older one to go ahead and run the trail without waiting up for us. He said he had 2 moments where he almost fell, but was able to just step off the pedals. Other than water breaks he said he was able to run the whole thing without walking his bike. They want to ride peddlers pass every day now.
    20 points
  3. This is going on trail soon. Found one that was like this one but the language was a bit harsh. So I made an entire new one to suit. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    19 points
  4. I hope some of you have enjoyed riding the tails at Pace Bend. However, those trails were originally built for these 3 ladies here. When I started on PB, the youngest daughter wasn’t even born yet. All 3 of them have built trail and supported me from the beginning. Saturday was the first time that all 4 of us pedaled our own bikes on legit trail at PB. We’ve done trailers, racks, backpacks, hikes, trail work, camping, and everything else at PB, but Saturday was a first. Thank you to everyone that helped build my family a place to ride near our house! You know who you are.
    19 points
  5. Ok, once again my little dude surprised me today. We were heading to Brushy to ride and when we get there he discovered he forgot his helmet and Camelbak at home. So we turned around and headed back the house. Once home, he talks me into changing bikes and riding over to the WC pump track to play around. I escort him over there, get him situated and then take off for a short lap of Windy/Servere/BMX. When I get back he said he's got something to show me.....holy cr@p! I sorta panicked inside when I first saw him hit this jump!
    18 points
  6. New signage for Peddlers Pass is in the works. I'll probably start installing some time next week.
    17 points
  7. We're in the process of building a new intermediate trail that is planned to have six wooden features: a step-up roller with a rollable jump at the end (pictured,) a multi-tiered wall ride that will end in an optional drop, a wooden drop to dirt transition, and three wooden tabletop jumps. You can see the first wooden feature from the lift and from the first mountain road intersection with Viper's Den. Trail length is estimated to be about 1'000 feet, and it'll exit on the second mountain road at Viper's Den. Scheduled completion time is six weeks.
    17 points
  8. The City of Cedar Park has approved KOM Trails to bring their machines and expertize to Peddlers Pass at Brushy Creek. The service agreements are signed and work is scheduled to start on April 22nd. In case you don't know who KOM Trails is, they're a local trail building company that's had a hand in the amazing work done in Bentonville, AR and many other trails around Texas. The Brushy Creek trail system is their home trail which they helped build and are still trail stewards of it. I've been working closely with KOM on a plan of action, you guys are going to love the changes. Once completed, Peddlers Pass will be the first Machine Built Flow Trail for Mountian Bikes on Public land in Texas (that we know of). The trail route and direction will not change. During construction, different sections of the trail will be closed while work is been done, please respect these closures and don't ride around "trail closed" signs or tape. In conjunction with this work we are coordinating with Austin Ridge Riders and the Parks Dept. to have two big volunteer days, Saturday, April 27th and Saturday, May 4th. to wrap up the project. These volunteer days are vitally important to finish in a timely manner. If those days don't work for you, come out anytime during the week of April 22nd and we'll find something for you to help with. I'll be posting updates here and in various Facebook Groups. Finally, I'd like to say a huge thank you to The City of Cedar Park and especially Curt Randa the Parks Director for embracing Mountian Biking and partnering with us to create a truly unique trail.
    17 points
  9. 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.
    16 points
  10. Look atcha boi!! It aired on spectrum news last Friday. I didn’t get to see it until now. Pretty cool 🙂 https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2020/10/05/mountain-biker-hopes-to-elevate-sport-across-texas?cid=share_clip
    15 points
  11. @GreenMTBrider and I spent several hours this morning at Brushy with the Brush Hog cutting away the tall grass along the entire length of Picnic, the beginning of 1/4 Notch, and whatever that trail is called that intersects with the 1/4 Notch entrance and runs along a field for some distance (I'd never been on it before, but walked its length twice today!!) Saw lots of people riding the trails while it was relatively cooler (that is, instead of hot as hell, it was just hot). A few photos: Some before shots of Picnic: Picnic during and after mowing: That other trail whose name I do not know: I look forward to riding Picnic again and being able to actually see oncoming riders and not having dirty nature rubbing constantly on my legs! ..Al
    15 points
  12. 79 hours without power and 30 hours (and counting) without water didn't stop me from getting in at least 1 good Walnut snow ride. This was the only time I was ever nervous about the Mark's Art log over! Riding in Walnut Wonderland. Breaking trail on .6. The good news is that all the deadfall from the first ice event and the first snow event (so until Wednesday morning) was cleared. I haven't been back since Tuesday so I don't know what the second ice event brought down.
    14 points
  13. few spring clips . Having fun!
    14 points
  14. This is a great point. @rugger, @First Blood, @HoneyBadger and all the other buttholes out there have poured a tremendous amount of energy and love into all the Brushy trails. Just a few years ago there was NOTHING there except a few deer trails and couple of rogue paths. Now, there is a world class trail system that has made the city of Cedar Park a destination. Even if all the builders stepped away from those trails right now, I would still contend that they should never pay for a beer in this town again. Wilco Parks and Rec will never understand exactly how lucky they were to have trails built FOR FREE that are enjoyable AND sustainable.
    14 points
  15. I happened to be standing next to the yellow caution tape (East of Parmer) on Peddlers Pass when a guy in his 20's, no helmet, and wearing Beats Headphones stopped and ducked under the tape to exit the trail. I said "Hey man, that's not an exit" before I could explain the reasons why that was a bad place to exit the trail (safety, erosion, dumbassery etc.) he came back with "This is AMURICA" and rode off to the West side of Parmer. Needless to say.........TRIGGERED. Then I just "happened" to run into him again at a choke point on the trail with my bike perpendicular to the trail, with no way around. I said, "I heard what you said over there about this been AMURICA". I was fully prepared for the onslaught of abuse he was about to hurl at me. To my surprise, he calmly turned around and rode off the wrong way without saying a word. Since the trail is so twisty, it brought him close to me two more times. It gave me the chance to let him know "you're going the wrong way on the trail" and "you're still going the wrong way on the trail". I really wanted him to give me S!@# about blocking the trail so i could have responded "This is AMURICA". I know I should have let it go, but F!@#, I'm not infringing on your constitutional rights, I'm not the man keeping you down, I'm trying to keep the trail I've spent literally thousands of hours building safe, fun, and sustainable.
    14 points
  16. Hopefully not a new rainmaker. Giant Trance Advanced Pro 1.
    14 points
  17. I have a pretty big and heavy hearted announcement. I’ve lived within a 10 mile diameter bubble in north Austin my entire life... with my lease ending on 5/27 after 5 years of being in my south round rock duplex, I went under contract yesterday to buy my first home. In Brevard, North Carolina!! I love Texas so much. My whole life and family Is here, cat mountain, all my friends and the awesome Texas mountain biking community is here. But Austin is changing and I see more success in my life on the eastern horizon. With some quick action, and the grace of god, I landed a 4bd/2b w 4 car garage on 2 acres in Brevard, North Carolina! Literally minutes from pisgah national Forrest, and epic trail systems right in my back yard. Not to mention, the east coast is littered with lift access bike parks! Im not walking away from Texas, but rather expanding my life and growing! @victoryracingevents is live and well, and will continue Texas operations and oversee cat mountain, with a few logistical changes. I love you all. This is so hard for me and bittersweet. my mom has always told me “you can’t win if you don’t play” I’m all in and sending it in full faith of my future to the other side of the country. I could write a novel, but i won’t. Just wanted to tell everyone my big news. I’d really love to have a race or at least a big group ride at cat mountain before I move, In celebration! Stay tuned for more details. my new house has an abundance of space, and pisgah is an absolute mountain biking Mecca and destination. I hope to see many of you up there one day! Stay tuned!
    13 points
  18. For years when I find shit I try to locate the owner. Karma paid off today. 12 miles into my greenbelt ride today I reached around the my pack and felt an open pocket. The phone pocket. fuuuuuuu......... raced back to the car, raced home and jumped on the computer. Phone showed a location in an apartment complex, a place I had not been. I assumed I was screwed. Put the phone in “lost” mode, then called it. Someone found it on the trail and returned it to the apartment leasing office. I had it back in my hands in less than 20 minutes. Tragedy (and an expensive replacement) averted. Left a 20 for the finder, it’s a festivus miracle.
    13 points
  19. Road gap at Coler in Bentonville. My wife doesn’t agree but I think it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    13 points
  20. Garner State park with my gals! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    13 points
  21. Ninja hiding Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    13 points
  22. New Bike Day was yesterday. First outing today on Peddlers and Picnic. Full suspension is going to take some getting used to. I did pretty much tie(4 seconds shy) my personal best running 17:50. Considering I felt all over the place and completely off riding it, that's not too bad. Rough stuff was WAY easier, I struggled in the corners. Gotta figure out cornering with the full suspension, it's a lot different than my hard tail. The few short downhill and drop sections on Picnic are much easier. All in all pretty happy!
    13 points
  23. Big thanks to @HoneyBadger and his continued work on Peddler's Pass. Rode it for the first time in a couple weeks and it is just getting faster! Primo conditions yesterday. I was pretty excited yesterday to take the top spot on Strava for Peddler's for my weight class. Finally broke 17 minutes. Felt like I was flying. Weight loss helps! Dropped 45 pounds since Jan 1.
    13 points
  24. Peddlers Pass 3.0 is alive. find it on Strava under "BCB - Peddlers Pass 3.0". The loop is now 2.7 miles long. The new stuff is fast and has some elements not found on the rest of the trail. I'm going to give it about a month for people to burn it in then I'll be adding improvements when I have time. ...and as always, don't ride F!@# wet trails.
    13 points
  25. I have held off telling people about this new trail - until now. It is starting to come together and we will need volunteers soon. So here it is. In 2017, Travis County hired a landscape architect to survey and design some new trails at Reimer's Ranch. Our very own MTB trail builder, rider and instructor Jake Carston helped with the design work. The attached PDF file shows the overview of that trail design. The design sat on the shelf for a while. ARR got a grant from REI to start building those trails. That process has now started. We will be building two of the 5 trails shown - marked I1 (Intermediate 1) and Return. These are intended to be Flow Trails. There is not enough elevation to call them Downhill Trails but there is enough to get a good flow without a lot of peddling. We have surveyed the planned trails and picked the I1 trail as the one we want to build first. It has great topology for fun and interesting trail. We have met with Travis County (land manager), REI (funding source) and KOM Trails. We want this trail open for Cranksgiving so we want to get KOM to do the biggest part of the flow trail. ARR will be building the return trail (how you get back up hill). This looks like it will come together and be ready in November. To have it ready in time, ARR will need volunteers to build the return trail. Work days will start in September to avoid the summer heat. Racers can plan on getting their PayDirt hours early this year. Keep an eye out for work day calls and come help build our new MTB trail! And make sure you thank Travis County, REI, KOM, and ARR for making it happen. 2017-03-31_Reimers Flow Trails.pdf
    12 points
  26. Just an update: on behalf of Austin Ridge Riders, I worked with a Travis County grants writer to apply for a State grant to finish out the flow trail system at Reimer’s (four downhill trails and one return). We won the $200K grant! (There is not a specific date though to get started planning and building).
    12 points
  27. I passed a guy blaring a bluetooth speaker the other day. He said, "I'm riding alone." I said, "I'm not surprised."
    12 points
  28. Alright, spent the weekend on a little garage bike project. Still some parts waiting to come in to finish, but mostly there and the clean up. Based on the Joy of Bike sliding bike rack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_deob4L4AEY&t=64s Using common 1 5/8 Super Strut https://www.lowes.com/pd/Superstrut-1-5-8-in-x-1-5-8-in-Silver-Electroplated-Half-Slot-Channel-Strut/1000192655 For sliders/Trolleys - https://paulscustombrackets.com/ Medium Duty – two wheel - https://paulscustombrackets.com/product/1-5-8-strut-channel-trolley-medium-duty/ Heavier Duty 4 wheel - https://paulscustombrackets.com/product/pcb10022d-aluminum-4-wheel-trolley-1-4-mounting-hole/ These hooks from Park work perfect with the Paul’s 2 wheel trolly htt ps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P9KP8W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and hold a 2.4” tire well Going up a size with Park – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009F96U7Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 These hold a 3” tire no problem and are slightly larger all around. For these I recommend the Paul’s 4 wheel trolly. If you order from Paul, let him know in the comments you are using the Park hooks. For the 2 wheel medium duty trolly, you need the hole opened up a tiny bit to fit an M8-1.25. For the 4 wheel trolly you need the hole tapped for an M10-1.5. Thanks to @AntonioGG for the lead on the trolleys. All said and done I will have two fixed hooks (larger size) on the outside edges, and 7 sliding hooks in between. This is on an 8' length of strut. Correctly hung and slid together, I can get the 4 bikes on right now (while I wait on more trolley and hooks) into a 3' space. Added bonus the kids kayaks are up and out of the way, as well as my bins of used bits.
    12 points
  29. Cool thread... Here are my easy to reach photos. I know I can get a little earlier with the MTB and much earlier back to my 11 yr old BMX days. This is my very first MTB race while at TX Tech in Fall of 94', I ended up winning the 3 race series and I still have the 'chainring trophy' on my bookshelf. I made a few friends at that race that I still ride with to this day. 2nd time to Lajitas (Desert Classic 1995). This was my 2nd race ever and believe it was at Flat Creek Ranch 1995. This was back when XC rode very technical stuff on skinny @ss 26er tires, 63mm travel Mag21's were "long travel", and the Expert Class (Cat 1) raced a mind-blowing 3 laps for about 20 miles(!!!) LOL
    12 points
  30. I am sure there are earlier flatland photos, but here's me being a dirtbag bmx street rat grinding a heavily waxed ledge in downtown Indianapolis. baggy jeans, oversized t-shirt, no helmet. I probably have bulky knee pads under those jeans. late '90s.
    12 points
  31. Middle Friday of every month my company gives us a “wellness day” off. My wellness day today was focused on picking up the new salsa timberjack SS and putting my touches on it. 32x22 is the gearing
    12 points
  32. Rock garden on Bob Ross...done!
    12 points
  33. Took the challenge Happy to share this Fck me fck you moment with ya’ll https://youtu.be/retLkabcLrY @rugger, @gotdurt, @First-Blood, @throet, @Chief, @WLemke, @schoolie
    12 points
  34. The Northern Pass, Franklin Mountains State Park.
    12 points
  35. Pretty much. County Commissioner's friend complained that I called him a fat fuck and that it would do him some good to USE the trails.
    12 points
  36. Big Mesa outside of Moab today.
    12 points
  37. Guessing maybe '77 My full squish Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  38. My four year old grandson got his new 16" bike today(up from a 12") from Peddlers in Cedar Park and he wanted to practice his mountain biking. That meant going off a curb and over a 2x4 for an hour straight!
    12 points
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  40. When we were out there Saturday working a family went by and they had a little girl , maybe 3rd or 4th grade. She rode by us and said real loud and happy "this is the best trail EVER!!" Somehow hearing her and seeing the smiles of her family mean alot to me as a dad and Honeybadger and KOM should be real proud. A trail that can make a little grom like her smile and a crusty old rider smile then that's cool. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  41. stolen SB150 recovered last night by my good bros at Lakeline mall. local social media platforms had been flooded with the shared news of this bike having been stolen, and the dumbass who stole the bike posted it on craigslist the same day for sale WITH HIS PHONE NUMBER to text him. $3000. look at the ad. so another friend of ours started texting him as an interested buyer last night around 8:30PM. by 10:00 pm they arranged a meet up at Lakeline mall in north Austin to do the transaction, (im waiting on more specific details today from my two buddies who were there)and actually had the police intercept the buyer at the meeting point instead of meeting themselves. the idiot was arrested and my buddy Steven got his beloved brand new warranty replacement SB150 back. hadn't even been ridden! like how fucking dumb are people? steal an $8k bike at the domain, and post it up on craigslist less than 10 miles away only a few hours later, and just be willing to freely meet up with whoever for the transaction. did he not think the owner would be looking for it? LOL im glad it turned out the way it did and the good guys won at the end of the night and my friend got his pride and joy back, im also glad I stayed home and didnt get involved and let the cops handle it. that was not my proposed plan at all. but we wont get into all of that. another thing was that the police department was trying to be all like "just meet up with him, do the deal and buy your bike back, then call us afterwards" like WTF? I basically had to make my friend call them back and get some seriousness and urgency about the matter since it was felony theft and they were about to meet up with the guy for their likely one shot to recovery the stolen property. not to mention the likelihood of something bad happening and their safety being jeopardized. so after they called the cops back, they did get officer(s) to intercept the the guy who stole the bike rather than having the victims try to handle it themselves.
    12 points
  42. I’ll see your bluebonnet bike photos and raise you one bluebonnet bike photo with groms. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12 points
  43. Just got my new lighting installed... (I upgraded to an LED Edison bulb since this pic, soon to be paired with a dimmer)
    12 points
  44. TRAIL KARMA IS ALVIE.... I was building today when along comes a guy slipping and sliding on every turn. I called out to him, but he ignored me. Then wham, a big stick or rock got stuck in his derailleur and snapped it clean off...ha ha. I still walked over to him and told him not to ride wet trails.
    12 points
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