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  1. https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/cyclist-discovers-hidden-booby-trap-on-popular-trail
  2. https://www.bicycling.com/news/a25104030/bike-trail-booby-trap/
  3. Like stones thrown at cars from bridges... https://www.bicycling.com/news/a27183381/bike-trail-trap-colorado-springs/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_byc&utm_medium=email&date=041819&src=nl&utm_campaign=16611314&fbclid=IwAR1uCgxJDsdFhvRfVNv2fPhL67qmUg2jYvi04DcAOpJowu5YMvKKJlrpOWQ
  4. Mendo is seen running around fine at the end of the video.
  5. The above is good community, and is what builds good community. And "B" lines are fun... Gotta love those "B" lines that hikers can't negoiate. 🙂
  6. Saw this and smiled. Started looking into it some more and found a whole slew of information. Thought it worth a thread.
  7. Can only shake my head... https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190416/no-contest-plea-community-service-in-cyclists-death?fbclid=IwAR28U4vQ9S8w_ESi_s8MJUg5RI777fBOpzyEF4T32adFxqxArNSzTWaQrGM
  8. This comment on another thread got me thinking... Let's see all the cool budget builds that folks have done. Here's one of mine... Took about five weeks to find what I needed and put together. Budget, $125... But it includes stuff from my parts bin, which, if bought, would maybe add another $75 at most to the total cost. Once the parts were assembled, labor was maybe 10-12 hours.
  9. My concern about an article like this is that it gets read by folks who may want to start riding mtb but get put off when they think that they need to buy a $3,000 bike to begin doing it properly. And this article might get picked up by other news media feeds... Which is great for building the Diamondback brand recognition... But sucks for developing the sport among less financially able folk — meaning... most consumers. And no, I don't mean poor people, just those who have limited budgets but could afford a few hundred bucks to be able to pick up an activity they're seeing on magazine covers, or their neighbors doing. And this was at Sea Otter Classic... Were there no other, more affordable, bikes being presented?
  10. And do your banking... And get your hair cut... And get your eyes checked... And have a Big Mac... And get your car brakes changed... Etc., etc... The folks at Wallyworld are clued in on how to build community with their customer base. SNAFU bike stuff (of BMX fame) is now in Walmart... I just bought a pair of lock-on grips that initially look great — for $10. And the fella in the video says they've served him well. I remember way back in the mid-'90s buying a pair of LeMond riding shorts at a Walmart... I still have them. My point being... Walmart has had a history of trying to enter into the biking business, beyond selling cheap bikes, for many years now... But it seems they always just put a toe in the water and then pulled it back out. But I think things may have now changed, given the grandson's MTB interests, and the growing market. And why not... As I said in an earlier comment, they are uniquely positioned to develop mass-market bike consumers into long-term level-up customers.
  11. I haven't been back there this season... But I still have horrible memories of my experience last year... Got a bit turned around on the multiple trail sections in that area... A shoe sole came apart at the front and I had to stop to try and fix it with duct tape, but was being eaten by the flies... Started walking the trail to get away from them, ended up having to pretty much jog with the bike for about ten minutes before I got out of their area... It was not fun.
  12. Quick question... Always second guess myself re. length of cable/housing loop (piece that fits into derailleur)... Feedback on the length I gave on this bike would be helpful. Thanks.
  13. BTW... Weighs in at around 28lbs... Frame and components were light (except for Hollowtech BB), but fork and wheels unfortunately weren't.
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