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Offline JoelS

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MTB Ride Reports
« on: June 12, 2013, 12:16:33 PM »
Got out for a singletrack ride yesterday.  Did pretty well considering I haven't been on an MTB in years.  There were a couple of spots I needed to unclip to get through rocky sections, and 1 spot I walked for a couple of yards.  It was a ton of fun!  I'll be out for more.  And based on the Strava, I suck...lol, but I don't think any of the other riders in the group had a Garmin.  http://app.strava.com/activities/59823014

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 06:30:01 PM »
Took my son out for a short ride this morning.  It's fairly flat, and not very bumpy, but it was on singletrack and through the woods.  He had a blast.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 09:06:58 PM »
Rode my 'cross bike on some local mtb trails today for three hours (the season, she's looming). Mostly singletrack, some rock gardens. I can't believe I never flatted. As always, lots of fun.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 06:16:18 PM »
2 rides today. Family ride this morning. Little dude only could handle about 3.5 miles before he was tuckered out. He's getting over being sick, so that's ok. He was really cruising in some spots today. Speedo was showing he could maintain 7-9mph through a lot of stuff. Fun to watch. Wife did well on the SS Pugs, except for catching a tree with the handlebars and eating it. I tried some new trail that just was opened that I've been helping to build so I got in 7 miles. Nice ride.


I got out later for a few more miles at the same park and finally got to spend some time on the SS Pugs. That's definitely how it's going to live its summers from now on. Forget gears! I completely ****ed up my right pedal on a rock. Very high speed + granite rock = toasted eggbeater & sliced knee (from hitting the handlebars when my foot shot out of the pedal. Almost endo'd by hitting a rock with my pedal - what a wild ride.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 02:49:42 PM »
I went for a MTB ride the other day!  I suck!

It's been like 5 years and my off road skills are rusty.  I was getting better by the end but I kept hitting the pedals on rocks.  I think I need more air in the fork.

My bike is a 2003 (Epic) and has rim brakes.  Rim brakes suck off road, especially when the pads are old.  I'd forgotten how bad they were.

The park that is a half mile from my house is actually working on their trails.  Their 2008 master plan has trails that connect to other parks which would let me ride from my house and go 20-30 miles in either direction.  I've been saying that I'd have to get a nice new mtb when they open the trails, and it looks like it'll happen next year.  So maybe I should just buy a new 29er rather than putting discs on my old bike.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 05:17:56 PM »
Today being a weekend there were other riders on the trail.   About half ignored my "good morning".  Must be the roadie kit.  I bet they'd be friendlier if I was wearing baggies and smoking a doobie.

Comparing myself to random riders, I am much stronger up hill and better or just as good on technical stuff (all small on today's trails).  The former isn't a surprise but the latter is.  I'm kind of cautious on single track descents where I can't see the trail ahead.  Having decent brakes would help that.

I rode the ancient oaks trail. When I came back to riding 12 years ago that was my favorite trail and I could just make it up in the granny ring.  Today I did it in the middle ring and my HR wasn't even that high, and the trail seemed much shorter than I remember it.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 06:13:27 PM »
My son has been having a blast.  It won't be long before I won't be able to keep up with him.  Did 10mi yesterday.  He's off school this Friday and has his eyes on a 22mi ride  :wha: .

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 11:24:44 AM »
This one too...


... went for a super short ride in the alfalfa fields across the street. The ground was still hard enough that it wasn't mucky. The remaining patches of snow were just the wrong consistency to ride through. So there was some hike-a-bike.
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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 03:03:44 PM »
2.5 hours of singletrack on my 'cross bike made me a happy man on Sunday. It was dry, 75 and partly sunny, no wind, and a trail that's been closed all of 2014 was back in business and flowing fast. Lots of fun. I seem to be getting over my Zoolander syndrome (trouble in right turns), too.

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Re: MTB Ride Reports
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2014, 10:48:37 AM »
I finally bought a mountain bike. Holy ****, the lack of stress compared to riding a 'cross bike on trails is insane. No wonder MTB guys are always so happy. Put a quick hour in on it yesterday, thought I was riding conservatively while getting a feel for the thing, turns out I was mere seconds off my best time on the trail.

I'm in love.