I'm new to all this and I'm already getting disilutioned…way to go everyone. How about coming up with some positive solutions. Closing down trails may get people's attention but it may also cause people to think that the NSMBA has no control and, as such, won't want to donate or volunteer (why give to a lost cause). I see a lot of potential for improving things and am looking forward to the challenge. Maybe it's naivety or inexperience, but what the hell…I'm excited about it.
The NSMBA AGM opened my eyes to the amount of help needed, especially behind the scenes (i.e. not trail related). Before the AGM I was under the impression that all was running smoothly. I have since pledged to volunteer and hope others will do the same. I guess it goes back to the whole communication thing…if people don't know the NSMBA needs help they'll assume all is OK.
What happens if you don't get enought nonminees to fill the board?
Maybe I'm off the mark here but this is what I read on the "Rules" section of the AGM page:
"Any positions left vacant will revert to the person who previously held that position, until the directorate can appoint a suitable replacement."
Thanks for all the advise. I'll check out my cassette size and the number of links between the largest cog and the upper pulley. The b-screw is not completely in. It's maybe 85[HTML_REMOVED]#37; in. The angle of my chain as it comes off the cassette has definitely changed. Before I played with it, it was running in a very horizontal manner but now it's much more vertical. Is there a downside to this?
try backing off the b knuckle adjustment? basically move the upper jockey wheel away from the cassette a bit.
I also had my X9 get sticky after this weekend. Juiced 'er up with triflow and worked it back and forth.
This tip was pure genius. I had played with the B-screw but never really understood how it affected shifting. Mine was basically completely unscrewed so that the jockey wheel was very close to the cassette. It's now almost completely the other way and this solved it (along with some extra lube for good measure). Thanks.
My X9 RD gets stuck on my largest cog and it won't fall to the next cog when I shift down. I took the derailleur off my bike and it would get stuck in the same position which led me to think that the parallelogram pivots needed lubing, which I did and it helped a bit but it's still not coming off the top cog. It's as if the spring is not strong enough to pull it down even though the cable tension is completely off. When I'm in the middle of my cog set it has no problem shifting down and I can shift up from bottom to top without problems. It's only 2 months old but it seems to have started happening recently after a couple of very wet rides. Does anybody have thoughts on how I could resolve the problem without getting a new RD? I'm thinking of loosening the parallelogram pivots to see if there's grit stuck in them but I don't know how to do that? Any advise would be appreciated.
The rider in question was Gary MCcoy. He won some important races, but in the end, his tail-happy riding style caused him more crashes and many broken bones.
Insane clips…that guy is a lunatic with amazing handling skills. I can't believe he keeps it together through those corners. The guys behind him must've been pretty unnerved watching his tire smoke while trying to keep up. In one of the clips you can really see him either get on the front brake or significantly shift his weight forward 'cause his rear wheel lifts off the ground a few inches before going into the drift.
I love the shot of the kids watching the skateboarder…great work.
I'm using SKS ones that you can put on and take off very easily (http://www.sks-germany.com/sks.php?l=en[HTML_REMOVED]a=product[HTML_REMOVED]i=5288300000). They take a minor amount of work to dial so that you don't get tire rub but once you get them set up they work very well. The rear fender is pretty short so if you're group riding you'll want to set up some type of extender (cut water-bottle, etc.). I've seen some knockoffs too that seem to work just as well.
The bridge across the gulley at the bottom of Krinkum is down. Some big trees were felled and one landed square on the bridge. It looks like a new bridge is in the works as there's lots of lumber there. You can still get across by walking up the bank a bit.