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  1. https://m.facebook.com/events/1038051090269300?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22%5B%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D%22%7D&aref=0&paipv=1&av=151239450237&eav=AfYZK5cbOFIshk2Yvh7R6meQ7kvIc_3uP9drj_JDM08bFeCF3FeYAroQJJCVVPSBjOQ&ref=page_internal
  2. A lot of people don’t do this, but it makes a big difference: Move your brake levers inwards for better index-finger-only braking. https://enduro-mtb.com/en/how-to-set-up-your-brake-levers-perfectly/ Especially for manuals, bunnyhops, and jumping, but even just for regular riding, you want to be able to pull up, while keeping your index finger resting on the lever.
  3. ok, thanks Antonio!! . I did used to post trail work in the Trail Work section of this page but did not get any responses or turnout if I remember correctly. https://austinmountainbiking.com/index.php?/forum/20-trail-work/
  4. On behalf of ARR, I participated in several public meetings and had private meetings with PARD and their contractor regarding a pump track/skills park at Sheffield Northwest District Park: https://www.facebook.com/AustinRidgeRiders/posts/10159409075345238
  5. Was at 9th Street this morning working on their pump track. https://www.facebook.com/groups/134585416571747/posts/4718106974886212/
  6. I've also been meeting with City of Cedar Park and KOM Trails LLC about a re-build of Milburn.
  7. I posted about the main man behind this pump track here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinmountainbiking/posts/1791857637689735/ I've known him since college, and I went out there to help out a bit and consult on behalf of Austin Ridge Riders (and just personally).
  8. Yeah, Tony, so I don't frequent this page that much, but that doesn't mean "no social media presence whatsoever." Check out Walnut Creek Mountain Biking Facebook Group, for example. I'm the ARR Trail Steward for WC and I post all work days, photos from all work days, etc. We post all work days on Meetup.com and Facebook. As far as the Travis County, Reimers Ranch Flow Trail news, I declined to do a massive PR announcement because the obvious question is when is going to break ground, and we have no idea when that will be, because it's in the County's hands, not ours, although we're working with them on it. Yet, I still have been mentioning it online: https://www.facebook.com/nandocabanmendez/posts/10163158430215444?comment_id=10165615766840444 https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinmountainbiking/posts/1707939072748259/?comment_id=1707939656081534&reply_comment_id=1707965382745628 https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinmountainbiking/?multi_permalinks=1794864757389023&comment_id=1797344143807751&notif_id=1633876983471186&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif
  9. 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).
  10. Not mine, but the Black Market Mob was made in SoCal by S&M BMX. Here is a complete one for $1000 https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2989140/
  11. Earlier this year we (ARR) walked the trail with Travis County and provided input to one of their downtown staff members who was applying for a $200K-ish State of Texas grant—part of which would go towards finishing out the other four planned Flow Trails. It was Travis County who contacted ARR about this—THEY want it finished, which is a refreshing attitude. We are supposed to hear back regarding that grant application this month!! Cross ya fingahs!
  12. I'll be back in Northwest Arkansas on the weekend of November 13-15. We're going to be going to stuff outside Bentonville-proper this time. STOKED!
  13. Thanks for the link. I oughta get heart tested. I don't think I have symptoms, but it runs in my family also. My dad had a heart attack when I was around 25, and he's still here with those stents 20 years later. EDIT. Just asked my folks, and my dad had the same condition as Mark Weir--"left anterior descending (LAD) artery, which is the main pipeline of blood supply to the heart."
  14. I wasn't expecting that much rear tire squish with 30 psi!
  15. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/13/austin-city-council-cut-police-budget-defund/ “Another $80 million in cuts would come from a yearlong process that will redistribute money used for civilian functions like forensic sciences, support services and victims’ services to other departments. About $50 million would come from reallocating dollars to a “Reimagine Safety Fund” that would divert money toward “alternative forms of public safety and community support through the yearlong reimagining process.” The council's proposal also includes eliminating 150 vacant officer positions, so that the police department will begin fiscal year 2021 without any unfilled sworn positions.“ https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2020/06/what-100m-from-the-apd-budget-looks-like/ Bill Spelman, a criminal justice policy researcher and former Austin City Council member, said one issue with defunding police departments as a way to deter police violence is that policymakers have to make sure the department’s duties are adjusted to reflect the budget cut. He said a reduced amount of officers with the same amount of duties could inadvertently lead to increased police brutality. “If you’re taking money out of the police department and giving it somebody else, and they’re also taking the work that they used to have to do, it’s not a big deal from the police department’s point of view,” Spelman said. “If, on the other hand, we are removing that money to try to punish them, and we’re going to give them the same amount of work, they have the same number of calls to answer, the same number of crimes to deal with, then … there might be all sorts of consequences which none of us really want to have happen going on downstream.” From 2017: https://www.kut.org/post/austin-city-council-unanimously-rejects-police-contract We’ve talked a lot about the numbers tonight,” said Council Member Alison Alter. “At the end of the night, we have to understand that if our police department is going to be the highest paid then we must also expect the highest level of transparency and accountability.”
  16. Put in 18 miles with Carl today on SATN. Stoked!
  17. A "lot" of junk bikes . . . somehow adds up to be worth $300!! Yellow Bike Project must be sitting on like $100,000 worth of bikes!!! https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/round-mountain-bicycle-lot/7092034112.html
  18. I'm checking with the listed Trail Steward to see about plans for those bypasses. --Cullen, ARR Trails Program Director
  19. There are also old barbed wire fences in several places around the park. Y’all could tackle that. Although if you do, and you’re going to want to use tools, then lemme know so I can give a heads up to the Park. We may need to coordinate. —Cullen Austin Ridge Riders, Walnut Creek Trail Steward
  20. The pump track has some broken plastic lawn chairs that I recently gathered up and need to be thrown away. Someone also brought out 4 office chairs that shouldn’t be there. (This is a PARK!) And an old rug. I know BMX trails culture uses carpets to keep moisture in jumps, but not appropriate here. I was planning on getting rid of that stuff this week, so if your office thing is not this weekend, then it’ll already be gone....
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