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Jan. 9, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
Posts: 642
Joined: June 8, 2005
Re: Strava downhill segments decommissioned

I have been using the free version of ViewRanger.  Can track rides, (mtb, moto) hikes ...  Create routes for following or exploration.  Has a few really good layers that can be downloaded for offline use when signal is lost.

For me it just to track rides get an estimate of distance, climbing and descents.  Have compared it on my phone against my GPS and was happy with how close the data was.

I ride slow, so I am not all that worried with where my time fits in within a group of riders.  I ride because I enjoy it.

Nov. 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
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Joined: June 8, 2005
Re: fromme 6th switchback sold to gun club?

No but don't hang around there too much as you could get shot, by a lawful owner protectin wats owns to dem.

Sept. 26, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
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Re: This girl ROCKS!! (moto)

Lots of great women riders out there on mtb and moto.  If you haven't seen her vids check out Megs Braap.    I would be very happy to ride a dirt bike with just 1/2 her skill.

Sept. 19, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
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Re: Why I don’t want an ebike (but I don’t hate them)

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: rhw

At the end of the day some people enjoy the hard work of earning the smiles. For me, I wouldn't feel as good about nailing a tech climb knowing the motor helped me do it.

But think about ripping up Asian Adonis, then turning around and ripping back down.  Think of all the fun to be had!

Sept. 5, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

Finished up a great ride today with a little climb and a descent of Boogie Nights. NSMBA had a Work Wednesday trail night and tonight was some TLC on Boogie Nights.

Great work by the trail crew. Hopefully they got the beers I left for them at the cold beer and wine store.

Sept. 4, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
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Re: serious tubeless blues summer 2018

I have been using Gorilla tape for years without much issue.  Yes, it will break down over time and need to be replaced and become a bit of a cleaning mess.  Never really bothered much.  

My last set of wheels came pre-taped for tubeless. Might need to re-tape them pretty soon, starting to loose air every other ride.  Might get some tubeless tape this time. 

What is WAO?

May 31, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
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Joined: June 8, 2005
Re: Looking for Cypress photos for West Van

Ddean - That is a great shot

May 24, 2018, 7 a.m.
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Joined: June 8, 2005
Re: ebikes on the Shore

I suck at pedalling and have only a low power output on my drivetrain, but I don't think I would still want one the these type bikes (http://www.devinci.com/bikes/bike_1036_scategory_243).

But mostly for the weight.  I would have to believe they are 10-15lbs heavier than a comparible mtn bike?  Pushing around a 45lb ish bike, even with the "pedal assist" doesn't thrill me.    

Now make it really e-motor bike, that will last with real power for 3-4 hrs and somewhat closer to a real dirt bike and still keep the weight really light, that I would like to try.

Gotten into dirt biking lately and still having problems with the thought of 250lbs of bike crashing down on me when I endo.

May 13, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
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Re: Shore Climbing Routes

Rode  the no quarter climbing route today.  Damn it was hot.  First try of the year for me.  As noted by others the trail is very buff right now.  All the technical aspects of the climb are gone.  Only requirement is to focus on keeping the legs spinning and air in the lungs.  I definitely needed a few breaks on the climb today from both the heat and the fatigue (legs and lungs).  As much as it felt like I had no energy on the climb and needed a few breaks, I posted my fastest time (still really slow and keeps me firmly at the bottom of the times.)

Rode Expresso (upper and lower), so much flow on the trails.  My legs were tired from trying to push the pace.  Super work by on both those trails for the flow.  Thank you.

May 11, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
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Re: 2018 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Some great work on Fromme.  As noted by earlier posts it seems that Peter has been working on the climbing trail and some on Baden.  The parts that I have seen look and ride amazing.  Thank you !!!

On an slightly different note, did one other trail that ended up being a hike a bike out as this little know trail appears to have been decommissioned.  Lots of effort to move hundreds of branches across the trail.  Too bad, it was great fun.

May 11, 2018, 6:44 a.m.
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Re: Shore Climbing Routes

It looks like a lot of work has been done on the climbing route.  Rode Executioner across Baden back to Mtn Hwy, this week and noticed on the the few parts of that route that cross the climbing trail much new dirt.   That and parts of Baden have also been worked on as well.  Some really fast parts with the new work.

Next time over at Fromme will have to do the climbing route.

April 30, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
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Joined: June 8, 2005
Re: SRAM GX drivetrain

Haven't looked at much of the SRAM stuff of late.  When they brought out their bigger tooth drivetrain setup with the super pricey cassette it only made the choice to go back to Shimano easier.   Previous bikes when I first went to single ring was on the 10 spd with 30t narrow wide up front ant 36 tooth out back with a 42t One Up extender, this provided a great range and no front D.  Worked great, have that setup on both my kids bikes.  Moved to 11 spd on new bike and have a setup that has been pretty much flawless.  Started with a new XT 11 spd drive group, purchased from someone who pulled it off from new to install a pricey SRAM setup.  The only flaws in the group kit was the 11-46 cassette and the XT derailler had no knuckle joint as the bike it was from didn't need it.  The jump felt large from 1st to 2nd with the 11-46.  Picked up an 11-42 cassette and found a 11 spd Goat link (cheaper than buying a Shimano link), and also the One-Up 50t Shark, that setup with a 32t NW up front provides a little more range than my 10 spd and has worked fantastic.  Yes, weighs more than a more expensive SRAM set, but it works for me.  Now there are even more options for 50T cassettes so when this wears out I will revisit the cassette choices.  Have fun and ride.

March 5, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
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Re: Rim Decision

Good choices.  I have Arc 27, and at times wish the tire footprint was a little wider (running 2.6/2.4), but are reasonable light (around 1750g wheelset DT350 hubs) and have stayed true  through my hack riding.

No $800 / rim carbon super rims?  This is bucking the trend of the must have carbon mantra in the industry.    There are lighter out there, but who wants to be constantly worrying about blasting apart a wheel at every hard impact.

Nov. 1, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
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Joined: June 8, 2005
Found Gloves on Mtn Hwy - Near lower gate

As title indicates - I found a pair of gloves on Mtn Hwy, near lower gate. - Sunday October 29.

Let me know what kind of gloves and size and I will get them back to you.

Oct. 5, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
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Re: Bobsled drop and signage

Posted by: mudrunner

Posted by: Ddean

What is happening with Bookwus? Rode it the other day and it isn't signed and it looked like efforts had been made to hide the entrance (branches put there, etc...)

It didn't look any different to me last week as it has been in the past few years. I seem to recall that the entrance has always had that quasi-X root/branch start. I can't recall there ever being a sign...or maybe I always have my head down.

Same for me, but haven't been down it in a few months.  Great trail.  A number of tricky moves on it.  I used to be able to clean it on a good day, now I find I am walking over a few spots.  All good.

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