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RedRider3141

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  1. Not to beat a dead horse but a recent video from Daily MTB rider showcases Duthie Pretty well.
  2. Just what this drag strip needed, more turns. 😛
  3. I actually would like to discuss this as I find it, as usual, a lot of hype. However, stuck and work and unable to put down my full thoughts right now. In short, I don't get it? My 1x10 and 1x11 is perfectly reliable and more than enough ratio for where I ride. If all you did is ride up, and then ride down then it makes more sense, but I rarely do that anymore.
  4. https://www.1up-usa.com/product/equip-d-single/ I can see some of their improvements but I'm not sure how it fits in their line up price-wise. Cost Comparison: All single versions in black, because the new one is black only. The "original" version: $350 ($319 in Silver) The "new" version: $480 The "Super Duty" Version: $410 ($380 in Silver) Am I missing something, what makes the new version that much better?
  5. So, so, so, so listen up, 'cause you can't say nothin' You'll shut me down with a push of your button
  6. Your knees'll start shakin' and your fingers pop Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock 👾
  7. To be clear, the glasses were found sitting as shown and are still there as of this morning around 9am.
  8. Found on the lollipop loop with the triangle rock marker at the beginning/end.
  9. Did you remove the tree next to the drop?
  10. Another helmet story for you on the fence: Had been skiing for 1-2 years and someone made the point that I wear a helmet when I ride my bike (21 speed Costco special) and I go alot faster on my skis than my bike so logically I should wear a helmet while skiing. Now, remember this was Washington state so skiing isn't that fluffy pow-pow you get in CO. 8/10 ski days of the year It's ice, or at best groomed ice; so falling hurts. Anyways, I agreed, purchased a helmet and some time toward the end of the year, my buddies and I were looking for fresh tracks and ducked under a temp fence made from flagging tape and bamboo posts. The tape caught on my backpack and eventually brought me to a full stop until the pole let loose from the snow and WACK! speared me in the back of the head. If I hadn't been wearing a helmet, I would have been tasting bamboo skewer for the rest of my (short) life.
  11. I grew up riding dirt bikes and slowly accumulated all of the Armor and rode with it every time. Each piece saved countless scrapes, bruises, punctures, fractures, etc. Full Face Helmet w/ goggles Neck Roll Chest/Back protector Ballistic Nylon Jacket w/ various pads including Elbow/Forearm (wore when temps were below 70) Knee Pads MX boots Kevlar pants (exhaust protection) I even had a friend who rode with a activity specific cup after an ill fated incident with a gas tank collision... I feel naked riding my MTB with only gloves and a helmet and occasionally knee pads. I did have a full face MTB helmet (Giro Remedy) which I smashed on a bad landing off a drop. It saved my pretty face from the hardpack and back of my head from my seat impact. My other helmet was a basic Costco special with minimal protection so I am glad to have worn it. I've since compromised and don't try to ride aggressively, just enough to get from A-B and get a workout. I also ride with a TLD A-1 which, for me, is a much more modern helmet with better protection, though not as good as a full face. The detachable chin guard helmets were still expensive last time I went helmet shopping but I will definitely look at them again next time.
  12. (other) Seth did a review on it while back.
  13. Dividends are only from full price purchases, typically 10%. Using the 20% coupon is a better deal.
  14. Recommended Duthie lines for almost any skill level. (Even the B lines have B lines) Boot Camp (Full) Ryan's Eternal Flow Movin' On Voodoo Child Deuces Wild
  15. Awesome! Make sure you spend some time on the skills area (drops, jumps, skinnies etc) in the center pavilion area. Then you can come back after drinking the kool-aid and push for one at brushy! 😉
  16. Lived there for 30+ years. Confirmed, Duthie and Tiger are some of your best bets but very different places. Evergreen is an excellent resource. Tiger is spider mountain but with 200' to 1200' of elevation and no lift. You could easily spend all day here riding up the forest road and bombing down. MTB Project/trail forks has good maps. Duthie has a little of everything. XC, Groomed Flow, Short Downhill, jumplines, etc. Spend 30mins or 6+ hours. MTB Project/trail forks has good maps but honestly, it's almost impossible to get lost, everything starts and ends at the central hub. Watch out for 5-13yo groms who make you look bad because they've been riding daily this summer on their $6K bikes while their soccer mom's idle in the parking lot reading the latest Oprah book club book. I'm not bitter. Depending on where you are based out of also check out: Paradise valley conservation (Mostly XC) St Edwards Park (XC/ All Mountain) Galbraith (Near Bellingham, closer to Canada) Bike rentals aren't as common. The only place I remember was this place, they needed a hefty CC hold to send the bike out though. https://www.kirklandbikes.com/articles/demo-bikes-pg67.htm
  17. I've been mostly lurking on this thread but I saw this and thought those with the same issue I have (engineer brain) might enjoy it.
  18. Man, these injury threads really make me second guess my willingness to leave the house! For those of you are recently injured or still recovering: Keep up the PT, listen to you Dr's and PT's. If they aren't pushing you, find a different one. I had a pretty nasty Bucket Handle Tear on my meniscus on top of a partial MCL tear on the same knee back in 2011 and recovery sucked. I skipped leg day for too long and didn't keep my PT up. It took years instead of months before I would say I was 100% again. It's actually one of the big reasons I got into MTB because the pedaling motion helps my joint and was a good way to build strength. If I had stuck with my PT I think I would have recovered and been more active much sooner than I was.
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