Tons of other riding opportunities in Washington, Oregon and NorCal as well. Epic road trip times!
Posted by: mrbrett
Posted by: shoreboy
Posted by: LoamtoHome
"The Mt Macpherson trails are a lot more fun if you ask me."
+ Martha Creek DH plus Frisby Ridge (recently extended) and Keystone Standard Basin if you like XC alpine trails with great views.
From the NS News:
Multiple witnesses told investigators the driver and the cyclist were both headed up the hill when the cyclist veered into the same northbound lane as the driver of an older model Acura sedan.
Is there a reason why you must go up No Quarter?
Otherwise, I'd suggest going in via Mountain View park (lower Griffin ascent, King of the Shore, up MTN Hwy and down Leppard, CC (taking the easy ride around to avoid the ladder bridges), Kirkford and then the Griffin's to MVP to finish
Seventh could be added to that loop if weather/skill levels permit...
I'm trying to sell my bike, and though I'd prefer to do cash only/local pickup transaction, I'm also considering shipping.
So what options exist? It's a huge XXL 29er so even getting a suitable old cardboard bike box might be a challenge and the bike itself weighs ~31lb.
Also, what's the safest method to avoid any scams? And how do I protect myself from dubious buyers?
How can I factor in import duty/taxes if sending to US or can I just pass on the risk/cost to the buyer?
Anything else I need to know about?
Tell me your horror stories! 😥😳👿
So, if I was driving a car with the license plate obscured but the bike rack is being used, that's legal?
But if the bike rack isn't being used (ie it doesn't have a bike on it), that's illegal?
What about if I'm driving to pick up my stranded wife whose bike has just had a puncture/mechanical? No bike on rack but it's obviously impractical to store it in the back of the car and only put it on at the side of the road when I pick her up!
Another question: if my rack folds down (eg hitch mounted tray style rack) and the plate isn't obscured when down (without a bike on it), is that legal to drive around like that? That would make parking a pain in the ass and make the rack vulnerable to someone running into it but maybe a way around the issue?
My XXL Hightower is 518mm reach. I'm 6'3" but with 33" inseam (so short leg/long spine).
Fit seems fine to me though the sheer length means things like the Kirkford switchbacks have to be taken really slow & precisely.
Not had it long enough to do any really long days in the saddle to determine whether I get back ache (just under 4hrs has been my longest ride so far...) which is my real reason for choosing something with such a long reach
(The long/low/slack geometry is just a happy coincidence for me)
Have you done this trail recently? What are the reports like?
I rode Elk twice many years ago. Once as an out and back straight up the the summit, out a long the ridge toward Thurston then back again.
Second time I rode it was a huge loop using a couple FSRs on the east side to get onto the ridge near Thurston. Can't remember exactly which FSR but pretty sure it wasn't Mercer.
Anyway, second time was a crap route with lots of bush-whacking!
So, I'm interested in doing it again. How rough is the Mercer FSR? I have a Subaru Forester so can't take on anything too rough!
Posted by: seanluge
On the other side of things I was climbing up Seymour this summer hugging the edge of the road and was clipped by someone's mirror so it can be fuckin scary.
Hugging the side of the road is dangerous! Seriously, you're too far right to be in the drivers line of vision so easy to miss seeing you. Also, the side of the road is usually full of debris or grates or un-even edges...
Try to ride "primary position" a couple of feet out from the right hand side. If nothing else, it makes you more visible.
...but they shouldn't be taking up the whole lane on the straights and riding single file to allow people to pass when necessary...
Have you actually ridden down Seymour on a skinny wheeled bike?
If so, you'd give those shitty drain covers at the side of the road (and all the pot holes) a verrryyy wide berth.
(In fairness, there was some resurfacing done (last year?), but there used to be some terrifying pot holes so I tend to ride the "cleanest" line, irrespective of whether there is a car behind me, as hitting a hole at 70km/h+ could be, er, "interesting".)
Posted by: Brocklanders
Sounds like a huge headache.
Not sure what model/ build you are looking to buy, but 5-6 k will get you a pretty nice bike here locally at the shops. They start blowing their 2019 stock out late fall.
Agreed! Just musing really...
There were rumours that Velofix were going to import them (like in US) and I was wondering whether Canyons price advantage would be maintained...
If anyone knows of a nice carbon road race bike with full Ultegra Di2 groupset and discs in 58 or 60 cm frame sizes going cheap, let me know! ;-)