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  1. What bypass? I rode a portion Saturday from Govalle park to the Y on 51st. Didnt see bypass. Is it new in recent days or further North?
  2. Thanks for checking in. Most trail runners are great, as others have said. They seem aware and know how to negotiate passing. Most don’t blast earbuds to oblivion. Most run solo or 2. When there is a group, they run single file like we ride. All good. It’s the earbud issue and/or walkers “hikers” who can seem completely surprised and disoriented by bikers and often walk side by side 3-4 wide at times. You can tell when there is an experienced hiker group because they stay single file and call out for bikers and allow easy passing.
  3. Not necessarily. Its kinda like English language rules - “I before E, except after C” https://sandiegomountainbikeskills.com/2018/02/14/how-to-jump-your-mountain-bike/
  4. I find Cal 56 doable, its Highlander IIRC thats’s the bigger challenge out there.
  5. you can slide fore and aft on raxter. but u can also do so with 1up. So thats a push. the 1up trays are at slightly different heights, which helps some. i usually have to lower dropper posts in both bikes and then all fits well.
  6. I’m a former Raxter owner. Used it for 5 years. I agree with much of what RF has to say; however mine did have some shortcomings. The velcro straps did degrade and have to be replaced. Also, those nylon arms didn’t hold up to off-road use. I take some 4wd rodes at times and on rough sections when there is side to side rocking motion, the bikes would push the arms open. I’d have to stop while on the trail and push them back as they are held in place with friction at the pivot points. Trays are parallel and this sometimes made fitting bikes on difficult. Also, mine did fold up and so I couldn’t keep on the truck for garage parking. Purchased 1Up double heavy duty a few years ago and couldn’t be happier. Those problems were solved as well as having improved departure angle given the stacked height of the rearmost 1Up tray.
  7. New bike in March and then LIFE, so just now getting to to this. Bike is a lightweight trail ripper - predictable and nimble ride that's as light as it is smooth. Bike has been meticulously maintained, is in great condition, and includes high end components/upgrades -- Chris King hubs, NOX carbon rims, RaceFace Next SL cranks, XTR brakes, XX1 drive train, 140mm Pike fork converted to coil via PUSH ACS3 with new Charger 2 damper (it's sweet!), Avalanche custom valved rear fox RP23, Thompson dropper, Cane Creek Angleset 1.5 degree, Easton 35mm carbon bar. Rear rim and only has a few months riding on it as do new pivot bearings. Both wheels are hand-built by Dave's Speed Dream wheels. New chain ring and chain. Rear derailleur less than year old. Front triangle less than year old -- warranty replaced.
  8. remembered how to post vids. first one was from GB. came around the corner and these two were wrapped around each other and had their heads about 2-3 feet in the air. after a bit they noticed us and slithered away this was at RPR and my friend nearly hit this one. it struck his tire. my guess is it was thrown by the heat from the tire
  9. Rode Emma last eve. Wet in many areas, water running through parts, a few mud bogs, several sizeable puddles. Gouged and rutted as it has been in recent years. This place used to dry first. I heard Walnut was good yesterday. Things change.
  10. Wow, just when I thought projective assessment was a thing of the past. You people may be single-handedly bringing it back to relevance.
  11. Seen Coral snakes multiple times on BCGB 3-4. Copper head on Thumper just to add insult. Western Diamond back on RPR (video) and two engaged in fight or mating not sure which on BCGB (second Vid). That was rather spectacular as they were wrapped around each other with their heads in the air about 4ft high, right in the middle of the trail. Video was after they finally noticed us and were leaving. How do you post vids?
  12. I guess it could be worse. Just saw this. Houston area rain ride - Are you tough enough? https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=23347&share_tid=1102144&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforums%2Emtbr%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D1102144&share_type=t
  13. Oh, snap! Is THAT what that bucket is for? Sorry!
  14. I saw that for first time back in January. For some reason I thought it looked like a hiker group built it.
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