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Everything posted by tomreece

  1. My short list so far is: Kona Honzo Trek Stache
  2. FYI I am keeping the FS so the HT would be a backup bike.
  3. My first bike was a 2018 Specialized Rockhopper. I sold it and upgraded to a 2018 Transition Smuggler. I miss that bike. I want to buy a new hard tail. Change my mind or recommend me something.
  4. My Old record: 17:57 My new record: 17:10
  5. Yup I saw ya. Thanks so much for your hard work. The trail is incredible. I also saw ya during the peddlers Wednesday ride two weeks ago. I love that ride. I’ll be there tonight.
  6. 17:57 and it killed me Was pushing myself to keep up with some cool dudes I grouped up with mid-ride.
  7. I bought my 2018 Transition Smuggler in November. I’ve put 500 miles on it so far. So far I’ve just done basic snugging of bolts, lubing, wiping, cleaning, inflating, etc. there is a creak coming from somewhere. And my rear hub makes noise from inside of it depending on where the peddles are located and force applied in turns and climbs. Is there anything maintenance wise I should be doing? I bought it at the peddler. I love that shop.
  8. Strava is weird some times. It says I went 18:43 but I was in a group as the caboose for a while and I wiped out in a corner. weird.
  9. I can't fathom shaving 5 minutes off my time either. A 19 minute run almost killed me and left me with barely any energy to make it back home.
  10. Oh cool! I ⭐️ starred the 4.0 segment so I can find it easy now. Thanks! my air pressure is way too high. I’m going to experiment with lower.
  11. Second attempt I got 19:28 this time. I’m using a stop watch because I thought the Strava segment leaderboards didn’t include the new stuff. Am I wrong about that?
  12. I’m practicing for the Full Gas On Peddlers Pass event. Let’s compare times! Start and end from the entrance with all the signage -- see attached image 20:33 for me I can do better. I’ll keep practicing and sharing my time.
  13. Aaaaaaaand I’m gone. Maybe next time! I am at the Brushy Creek skatepark with my BMX bike. If you want to stop by here and try out a BMX bike stop on by and take a spin the bowl haha!
  14. I will ride 1/4 Notch tonight at 4:30pm. Please don't judge me! I'll contribute to a trail building day! I swear!
  15. I ride at that time on weekdays. I start from the YMCA and usually hit 1/4 Notch backwards then forwards. I’d like to try riding in a group to see if I can keep up. Shoot me a message if you have room for a semi-noob.
  16. 1. I love it! There are even some days that it's nice enough to ride my MTB on the trails but I'll ride the BMX instead. 2. I chose the Sunday after talking about BMX with a worker at The Peddler. I think his name was Reed? I didn't do too much research before-hand and just sorta went with his suggestions. So far I've been practicing manuals in my apartment's parking lot. I'll also venture out and look for fun stuff to try to hop up onto and off of. As far as parks, I've been to the Brushy Creek Sports park twice now. I don't think bikes are allowed but I haven't gotten yelled at yet. I just respect the skaters and kids and try to get a line in every so often. I heard great things about the Pflugerville park from a guy at EMPIRE BMX. He gave me a cool one page map of places to ride in Austin. -- So far in summary the BMX bike is a ton of fun. At first it felt very little and I felt stupid on it but now it's feeling better to me and I really enjoy simple things on it. I could practice manuals for an hour and be dripping sweat and breathing pretty hard. It burns up the energy that's for sure. And as a plus, I feel more confident and in control of my 29 inch mountain bike after riding the tiny thing.
  17. I'm enjoying it! I've spent most of my time practicing manuals. On the BMX I'm using muscles that I just didn't use very much. I hope the payoff will be better control and skills on the mountain bike.
  18. It has been 12 or so years since I've rode BMX. I need something to do when the trails are wet.
  19. My new bike came tubeless. What sort of preventative maintenance should I be doing? I've googled this but was just curious what you guys would suggest too.
  20. I'll give it a try riding. I was judging my ability to still push it down even while locked, but I think I misunderstood how it should work. Makes sense now. Thanks!
  21. How does a rear lockout work? See my rear shock in the picture. It shows down as unlocked and left as locked. However, when I move it to locked the shock is not locked out and still functions as normal. Whats up with that?
  22. Where do you ride the gravel bike?
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