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  1. FJsnoozer

    2018 EB

    Technically doing Easy up and HOL 75 miles deep would be difficult. I would allow it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    To race with a team or solo.

    JD No need to join a team really, just hang out at the races and drink beer with everyone. Ask them about their suffering after the race and enjoy the stories. A group ride for me is when one or two people Join me and my wife for the bike ride. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bad news for town lake

    Or mountain bikers... so we should probably let sleeping dogs lie. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Guilty Confession Thread

    Podcasts about crit and road racing fascinate me. Watching most DH WC bores me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. But really though? Can anyone honestly say that the chopped up building that keeps occurring on one of the more coveted old secretive trails in Austin is any good at all? The trails there are great. Leave them alone. If you are going to build there. At least properly close the trail that is 10 feet away and learn to build a dam crib wall properly before bench cutting across a trail that used to be a blast to ride. Now we have a lattice of trails with no flow at all and no clear direction. Who ever this is doesn’t know shit about building a trail, especially in Austin. People need to stop building trail on existing grey area trails. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. My first ever MTB trip was: Fly to Vancouver Stay near Endless biking in air bnb, or stay downtown and take an Uber to endless biking. Endless biking rents Rocky Mountains and does sweet guided tours of north shore. https://www.endlessbiking.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. FJsnoozer

    2018 EB

    I don’t think you understand my comment. Trail was UNDER water on the GB maintrail. I’m sure conditions will be great though on Saturday...good luck! ;) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2018 EB

    November 2019? The GB main trail was under water yesterday. Not just the creek crossings. (Per Old Greg’s photos) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sag

    You have to get rear sag right to get the fork to “sag” on some bikes if there is high stiction. Use manufactures ratings as a starting point based upon your loaded up weight. Evaluate travel used throughout the ride. I shouldn’t be going through full travel at walnut or GB main trail until drops get to 3 feet For me. Adjust rebound to fit your general riding style and change per trail if you really go somewhere different. For the most part, Austin is set and forget at middle- slower for “most” people. A Houston rider might come up running a very fast rebound and get ping ponged everywhere. I really speed things up for Bentonville and places with smooth kickers. This is just my preference and not gospel. Most of my equipments runs lower than manufacture settings for air pressure, except for my new bike which runs a ton of air in the rear relative to manufacture settings. Also, know how much your shock travels because full travel may not be the entire shaft of the shock. Correct sag on my shock is only 11mm. Visually I set it at 17ish at first and that was almost 50% sag and the bike was sagged out and rode and climbed wonky as hell. Some Specialized stuff with auto sag shouldn’t be too hard for the rear. On my wife’s bike I have to release the red valve then have her bounce to equalize and then hit the auto sag release again.
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    Amazon brake rotors

    Are they storms or storm SL? My future combo will probably be Storm SL 180 front and Ashima ai2 160 rear. I have not tried the Ashima as a front. They make a 180 and it’s under 100 grams, but it has so much bite I don’t think I would like it. I like modulation on the front and I want to be able to pop the rear and lock it up in. A switchback. I also hit some fairly high speeds on the street and I need some big stopping power up front. I’ve run rotors where I had to let them cool down and get back on them on Yaupon. No thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Amazon brake rotors

    I found HS1s to be too noisy for my tastes. I really like Magura Storm SL for the best combination of brake, bite, mud clearing and weight. I currently run a weight weenie rear. Ashima Ai2. They are crazy light and bite very hard and strong. There is a small amount of vibrating feedback due to the extremely wide openings in the rotor. I run them with regular organic pads and pad wear is surpringly “normal” and on par with regular rotors for me. It makes my Guide ultimates feel closer to XTs in a good way. It’s a good in between. They have stopped me pretty quickly from 60+ mph :), but for sustained mountain riding, I would not run them on the front. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bad news for town lake

    K, I’ll just leave my truck parked on Cesar Chavez and ride a scooter into downtown. Maybe I can just park it on the granite driveway along the lake. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    To race with a team or solo.

    If racing XC, that weight makes a massive difference. If you can maintain power at the same level, 15 pounds on a female frame is just insane. You will probably be 8-10+ minutes faster in your average XC race. Most of the teams here are really clubs with discounts. The big shops give out very little if any discount, so it’s about making friends and giving back with a group and networking. I personally just enjoy making my rounds to tents after the races and chatting with my fellow racers who are on teams. Big MTB presence: Weaver technologies Yeah! Primetime Mafia racing Smaller: Texas heating and A/C 787 Das wow Snacks Troublemaker Chumba (fast guys that own chumbas) Etc I’m forgetting many. Then you have all of the cycle shop “teams” which could mean the person is literally paying to be on the team by a membership fee or required jersey purchase, or you are just buying bikes there(all forms of you paying) or the shop team could have 10-30 bike discounts and support (that varies greatly!) I’ve literally been offered cost on Bikes from a smaller shop that wanted me and my wife to race for them. The big stores in Austin don’t have to offer these types of deals. Lots more discounting outside of Austin going on. The teams are competing for team overall points, so it is kind of a numbers game. It helps for them to have racers in all categories and age groups. At one point last year it felt like 1/3 of people were racing in a weaver kit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bad news for town lake

    How do I get to my house I paid for? On another note, I do think scooters are the hover board we saw in Back to the Future. And I’m the only one here whose lawn actually has scooters riding in it which is ironic. We have a thread full of people in the Burbs saying “get off my lawn.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bad news for town lake

    I think I have worked with 4 of those people! That’s a high probability. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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