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Old 07-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #481
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Griff, relax, we used bikes made of triangles.
Now I can breath easy.
Latest bike news road mountain bike Sunday. Hot like a griddle out there. Broke my chain but fixed it fairly smoothly.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #482
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???

rOAd

Or

rode?

Road mountain bike? Huh?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #483
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I musta broke my engrish. I rode a mountain bike on a single-track trail in a wooded state forest.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #484
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that sounds really fun. I'd love to go for a ride with you sometime. You're patient, right? You don't mind relaxing at intervals while I carry my bike up the steep parts, right?

just kidding. I enjoy all the terrain, just not at high speed.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #485
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The thing people often don't get about riding single-track is that faster is easier. If you're pushing bigger gears you glide over short climbs and the gyroscopic effect helps your balance. If you go slow, you'll struggle more. It is fun and I am patient.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #486
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I've been on *some* forested tracks and I don't see myself hauling ass through them. The trail surfaces I've seen are often criss-crossed with roots, mined with rocks, everything covered in moss, usually wet. To me, a city mouse, this is tiptoe territory, trails riding style, not bombing downhill, powersliding through the sweeping gravel turns. I'll look for some pics of my greener rides for examples.

I totally understand that momentum is my friend when it comes to intermittent ups and downs. But on pavement or well groomed trails, yeah?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:48 PM   #487
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Here is a nice report by a hardcore bicyclist about Banner Forest, one place we like to ride. There are a bunch of nice pics; check them out. Are these the kind of places you'd gain and conserve momentum?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #488
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Speed will carry you over roots and rocks as well, but you have to be aware of the surface if you're turning or braking. My riding buddy has been talking about getting a GoPro camera. I would be nice to show the local rides as every locale has its differences. Our trails are almost as lush and rooty as yours in the PNW but rockier with a fair amount of mud, while up in NH and Me its a lot rockier but sandier. We don't really do much downhill stuff, sticking more to trails with some balance in descents and climbs.

Different stuff from all over ...
http://www.reddit.com/r/MTB/search?q...elevance&t=all
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #489
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Here is a nice report by a hardcore bicyclist about Banner Forest, one place we like to ride. There are a bunch of nice pics; check them out. Are these the kind of places you'd gain and conserve momentum?
Yeah, that looks to be not unlike what we ride here. (I gotta get out there sometime.)
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #490
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This is the next big trip I want to take, the Lake Washington Loop Trail. I live about three miles northwest of the starting point of this trail report, Gasworks Park. Want to come with me Griff? Let's go!
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #491
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Nice. See you at the start Saturday morning!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #492
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When I start whining next February point me to this.

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #493
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Wait, you want us to chastise you for not being stone crazy?
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Wait, you want us to chastise you for not being stone cold crazy?
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #495
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Funny guys.
I can ride comfortably down to about 20 F as long as my feet stay dry.
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