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  1. That’s a sweet bike. Throw a dropper post on it and you can get into the hardtail game for less than a carbon wheelset. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I really don't get this one. I guess it's a motorcycle for those that don't want a motorcycle?? Saw this little note about only going 36 mph on private property? So that's how you get around the rules! Sneaky.
  3. Trek Stache - You can rent one at BSS and check it out. I thought I would hate the big tires but it doesn't handle like it looks. It's a completely different style of riding and I'm finding that when I translate that over to my FS that I'm smoother just about every where on the trail.
  4. I love my FS but I wanted something totally different so I got a 29+ HT and turned it into a single speed with flat pedals. It is so damn much fun and I love it on so many trails. Walnut, SATN, half of Brushy, and other ‘non-ledgy’ trails that are relatively smooth are perfect. I got a used bike for cheap and I’m riding the crap out of it. It’s totally worth it but I’m not giving up my squishy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That is going to be so awesome. Taking that boring section after the bridge and turning it into a flowy berm is a beautiful thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Forgot to mention that I ran into a guy from Colorado who had just finished a lap on a hardtail. He had sold his FS rig because he didn’t think Texas would need it here. Turns out that we might not have mile long climbs but the stuff we do have is a different kind of challenge. I encourage everyone that hasn’t given Emma Long a ride recently to get out there and check it out. Your technical climbing and descending will thank you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I hit City Park this afternoon and it was awesome. Here is what I left thinking thinking: 1. Excellent work on making everything rollable. 2. Lapping that place on a motorcycle looks super fun. 3. The trail is changing as it adjusts to the new direction. Several ledges and lips were dislodged and there are loose rocks all over. Watch for them and you’ll be fine. 4. It’s hit out there people, pack lots of water. 5. The new direction is less intimidating from a descent perspective but feels like there is a lot more climbing. 6. Triple bitch is still a bitch going down. 7. Devil’s staircase is huge from both directions. 8. Anyone that can climb up cheesecake is a machine. Go get some people. The cool breeze makes it feel good and the trail is great fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think it had to be a drone and they just put mics on the bike and removed the drone sound via software. Impressive power and technique climbing like that. If I was able to climb like that I’d make it almost to the top and then dab on some stupid loose rock on the flat trail part! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My neighborhood go to as well. The deck is great for the family and the beer selection was awesome. My kids used to request it for the their birthday dinner and wife even wanted it for Mother’s Day brunch. Good times. I noticed the food was going downhill as well. Hope something comes in to use deck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’m a Bee fan. I’d buy her some string cheese if I ever get the chance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Everyone should have a soft spot in their heart for old dogs. If only we could all live so simply. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. You have two more days to enjoy a cold beer at Opals after a Walnut ride. They’re closing on Sunday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I heard that REI might have had a few trail work days out there not too long ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It did not. I was just as interested in debating park rules with him as I was debating them with every off-leash dog owner on the South side of the creek or 10+ mph bike rider on the concrete highway. I was interested in what his group REALLY wanted out of the trails and understanding if we could all get along. Based on my discussion, I see no reason we can't share trails with the users represented by this particular one wheel rider.
  15. A one wheel rider named Freddie came out and helped the ARR work crew this past Sunday. He grabbed a shovel and spent some time helping us maintain the trail. In fact, he was able to ride that one wheel across the face of the berm and pack it in really nice! He said the goal of his group of riders was to have a one wheel rider on every trail crew. That being said, I talked to him about the concerns that the mountain bike community have about ANY trail user group modifying the trail surface to suit their unique approach to enjoying the trail at the expense of the other trail users. It's the same reason we don't create big trail features without B lines that are great fun to ride but the hikers can't negotiate. He got it. They are looking for smoother trails without rocks the are fun to ride. Point 6 is their idea of heaven while something like Deception would be a nightmare. I have no problems with these guys enjoying nature and the trails that we all love so much. The more advocates that we have using these trails in a responsible way gives us all more power to keep them protected and accessible.
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