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  1. Even if you take the toll-road, I think that you'd be pressed to make it by 6 pm if you leave that late. Not to mention that it will probably be a $15 toll or something stupid. It's definitely worth the drive if you can stomach the traffic at peak times.
  2. I’m on the hook for $20 here so PM me your email. First figure out if the split is 50/50 or if the captain gets a bigger cut...or maybe the stoker? Either way, sort it out and your money is on the way. You earned it!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I wish I had the skill to play something that pretty. Good luck on the sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve never seen a single speed that didn’t shift perfectly but that’s good info I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Straight up ballers. We need to buy the Josh train a few beers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Let me get this straight. Are we proposing building a fence in a park to keep people out of public land? That sounds like a last resort type tactic. I agree that putting in a cedar fence there won’t stop everyone (just ask BCP what kind of fence that takes) but i think it’s a start. Why not put up a map and sign and start educating people? People that want to ride regardless of the chain or fence are going to be hard to stop. Let’s focus on the ones that just don’t know or understand why they shouldn’t ride wet trails. That seems more productive IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Get one of those seats that goes on the top tube right behind your bars. That would put him where you can see him and not make him subject to the results of the 'gassy' beers. Also doesn't take up much room if you take it off and use the bike for other purposes. If you're hauling a couple of wiggly kids and some groceries, I can see that European looking wheelbarrow bike being really nice. It just looks like it would take up a ton of space and not work well with your wall hanger gadget.
  8. Good point. I'm thinking that she's less crazy now and less ex but I could be mistaken. Seth - you live a great story man.
  9. I’ll be interested to see if Seth can break any bike parts in an XC race. Actually, you have the bike handling so the question is how deep into the pain cave are you willing to go when it comes to pedaling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Throw on a bash guard, ditch the granny ring, lose the front mech and shifter, and you have a 1x that works. I had a chain guide on mine for a long time and it worked flawlessly. Just look at what gears you are in the most and you’ll see that you don’t really need 11 gears around here. Nothing beats the ride stoke you get from a new bike. All the fancy bits are nice but riding more is what will really make it all worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I agree that pushing your bike forward is definitely the best approach for taking drops like this. It's also the way to get into a manual if you roll that way. Much easier to progress because you use the same approach for a 5" drop that you use for a 5' drop. I will say that the only time I really have to do something different is when there is a nice rock right where I want to put my rear wheel that is begging to ding my rim. In these cases, I'll actively try and manage the bike more and lift or scrub accordingly. The last thing I want to be worrying about when taking a drop is timing.
  12. Just pedal uphill really fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Awesome insight Albert. Tesla is definitely impressive and a disrupter in so many industries. Call me paranoid but I do worry a little bit about a company having that much control over the car. Let's say they botch a software patch and brick your car while you're driving down the road. What if they want to make more money and team up with a car insurance company to monitor your driving and cap your speed or the roads you drive on? What if they start pushing advertisements to that monster screen on your dash that you have to pay to opt out of? Stupid worries in the grand scheme of things but you get the good with the bad and all those updates. You have to trust the company to not screw you over. Do I trust Ford? No. They could be gone long before Tesla but at least I don't get the impression that they are in control. I just keep putting gas in that thing and changing the oil and it will do it's job. The illusion of self-control is something I'm not ready to surrender.
  14. I definitely see the advantage of having the car do the driving where it's no fun to actually drive (I-35 in rush hour traffic) but I want to drive Lime Creek road even if I'm slower. I also recognize that an electric car is going to be faster especially with all wheel drive and probably be more reliable (less moving parts). I really wanted to love an electric car when I was in the market but I don't like the idea of being a passenger even when I'm the driver. Does that make sense? I guess I'm holding on to that last non-technology driven aspect of my life that doesn't need a firmware update every few months. Even my Focus has Apple Carplay and needs a USB stick every so often. If I could get an old Triumph or something fun to drive, dead nuts simple to operate, and at least slightly practical, I'd do it.
  15. Badass!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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