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Nov. 23, 2015, 5:20 p.m.
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home brew revisited

I use unicorn semen and microbeads.

(Sorry I'm of no use here I just pay for stans)

Nov. 9, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
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Props, Shout outs and Respect

Again props to Peter for 7th. We rode it today after the rain and much of the trail was almost dry due to the way the trail drains. I was expecting to be a dripping mess by the time I got to the bottom.

Props to Mark Wood and Digger for giving us the skills and tools to lay down a load of trail today, including this:

I have to say that my placement of the ferns is absolutely sublime. LOL etc….

Nice work! Is that the Fromme climber?

Nov. 3, 2015, 11:41 a.m.
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Props, Shout outs and Respect

More props to Pete for all his amazing work on the East side of Fromme. I know lots of people are with me in saying THANK YOU!! You make our community a better place

Amen! He still slays it riding too!

Oct. 30, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

I think Pete is trying to make it so the depression below the rock face doesn't become a giant puddle.

Oct. 25, 2015, 8:42 a.m.
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Cougars?

All I ever see up there is squirrels and dogs!

Oct. 18, 2015, 9:34 a.m.
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5 stars for bell super 2r mips

I took almost five years off riding and I found it quite strange when I came back and I was in the minority now riding with full shin and elbow pads and a FF helmet! Wearing a FF has saved my face twice in the past. I think I might try one of these hybrids as I feel way too exposed in my half shell, but don't want to ride up climbing trails in the full face.

Oct. 15, 2015, 1:42 p.m.
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Props, Shout outs and Respect

I've really been enjoying a new lap on Fromme: 7th / leopard / Crinkum / Crankum / Upper KOS / parking lot, on a hardtail no less.

Thanks to Peter (?) for slinging extra dirt and refreshing woodwork throughout these trails. It's always nice to mix things up and be pleasantly surprised.

Same here. It's one of my favorite routes right now and I'm also on a hardtail. Sometimes I miss the old straight down Kirkford chunder chute though, but at least there are still some ladders on the Crinkum high route and Kirkford. The little left then quick right climb on Leppard after the uphill bridge is still getting me almost every time darn it! But it's good to have a challenge to work at!

Oct. 9, 2015, 3:02 p.m.
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Seymour Noob

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Hey gbv its good. That's the BCBR route now. I marshalled that and 600 people rode it

Great! Thanks!

Oct. 9, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
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Seymour Noob

With all the nice work on Seymour I'm starting to explore more up there. Is riding Baden Powell from GSM to Forever After kosher? I ask because I did some searching here before posting and all I can find is a three year old post from Woodro saying don't do it, but it provides no justification. When looking at Trailforks, this is the most logical route to me if you don't want to ride Dale's. I'm riding a hardtail that I'm still getting used to and don't feel like going down Dale's the first time I try this route. Is riding this section of the BP prohibited or just terrible or something else? I can't see riding the powerline being preferable and judging by the Strava heatmap, many are indeed riding this route! So somebody enlighten me please :D

Oct. 8, 2015, 8:05 a.m.
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Winter tires

Moving to 650b I think I am going to miss the Maxxis Super Tacky compound for winter! The 3C is great, but at least when you wear down a ST tire, the compound is the same sticky goodness all the way through! With the 3C you wear through to 70a which can lead to some fun times!

Anyways, I run DHF front and will switch the rear to DHRII for winter when the current DHF rear wears out.

Sept. 30, 2015, 6:27 p.m.
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Fromme 2015 Conditions

Rode UOC for the first time in a long time today. It was really fun. The first third is pretty much the same as it ever was. That massive new rollercoaster type thing is awesome. The new skinnies are very nicely done, a fun option.

There were enough hard g-outs and sharp hits that I was wishing for my full face.

Upper and Lower Cripplers were running fine.

The Cripplers are also on my stop being a pussy and ride them list before the rain comes back list. Those will definitely be full face trails for me!

Sept. 30, 2015, 1:28 p.m.
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Fromme 2015 Conditions

I'll have to grab my balls and full face and try Ladies again. It's been a long time. I haven't ridden it since 2010!

Sept. 25, 2015, 1:47 p.m.
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Do you hose your bike?

Steel hardtail
I hose it Drivetrain and all
don't see no issue

Fyp

Sept. 25, 2015, 7:48 a.m.
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Do you hose your bike?

I usually just wipe down stanchions and chain.

Sept. 21, 2015, 2:22 p.m.
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Pangor Woodwork

A nice high 6 inch skinny is still a fun thing to build and ride. As long as you have it as a side line to the easier main line.

Giggity!

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