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  1. One cool thing about the beach is that it’s easy to build little jumps and there aren’t any rocks to hit when you bust your ass. However, the beach is sand and salt and water. You have to really clean your bike when you’re done but it’s just a bike and it’s no good if you don’t ride it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I had a bear bell that is basically a bell dangling from your bars like Santa Claus. It gets very annoying when you’re just cruising around and there is no reason to be making noise. I use my bell for blind corners and to let people know I’m there if things are hectic. I much prefer to say “excuse me” or something if they are aware. People with headphones can usually hear the bell but I’ve had to throw juniper berries at one numb nut on SATN one time just to get his attention. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bells on all my bikes and I KNOW that it's prevented several accidents on blind corners. I use a spur cycles bell which is pricey but loud and small/simple.
  4. This matches my impression of this beer perfectly. I thought it would taste stronger with the kick but it just didn’t do it for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I taught myself how to unicycle a few years ago. It was a surreal experience and took about 8 solid hours (spread over many weeks). You have to train your mind and for me it was “nope, nope, nope....boom! Got it!” It does help with wheelies. Imagine always having to find that balance spot or you’re crashing. You want to really get pissed off? Get one for your kids and watch how fast they get it. I had 5 in the garage at one time including a 6’ tall giraffe model. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. You realize the sheep, cattle, and deer are on their own forum talking about the idiots that ride by in funny clothes while never actually getting anywhere? You know they’re at least thinking it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. They are MTB trails for the most part. I hiked a lot of them and it's pretty country and seems like fun XC stuff. I think that Sherpa is thinking BCGB when he longingly remembers Austin trails. Like the rest of Texas, there is some great terrain out there but it's all private land.
  8. I think Walnut gets B-lines from hikers more than bikes. Actually, they start with hikers and then bikes start using them. The hikers are generally trying to get to the water (dog) or get away from the other hikers/bikers. Either way, once they start getting ridden, they're super hard to get rid of.
  9. I’ll throw something out there for everyone to chew on. Maybe home ownership is going the way of car ownership. Lots of young people prefer to use ride-sharing instead of buying a car. If they need one, they rent it and don’t hassle with storage, maintenance, etc. With this new hybrid work environment capability, people can be mobile now and tying themselves to one location with a home might not for their lifestyle. Honestly, I don’t share that doom and gloom outlook on the future of our country or our generations. Things change...people change...priorities change. Just roll with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So is the planet and all those future generations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I was thinking this exact thing while we were clearing the deadfall off the trail around Lake Georgetown. There are piles and piles of deadfall out there and no easy way for a fire team to get to it. I really hope it doesn’t ignite someday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. “Race ya to the bottom!” The parent in me says that they need a life jacket. Is that wrong? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Two miles and no more than 20 feet of straight trail! The variety is the SATN system is awesome. I like riding the trail inside 45 but I almost get motion sickness if I hit the entire thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Enchanted rock? During the week should be quiet. Garner State Park - totally different scenery. Kerrville - can’t remember the name of the park but it’s right there on the river. The hiking is through some cool cedar forests. Chill hike and then paddle around or something. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Second this. It has great views, central Texas gnar, not too crowded, and is close. Less driving, more hiking. Park at overlook and hike in to Walnut springs if you want to stay on the North side. That gives you a good trek and you pass through Russel and Hogg for more water or if you need to bail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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