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Feb. 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: LOST - Garmin Bike Computer on Seymour

Posted by: switch

Just leave it in your pocket our your backpack.  It'll still pick up the GPS signals.

One drawback of leaving it in the pocket is that the "stop logging" button on the bottom is stupidly easy to accidentally press.  They really should require a 2-second hold down or something to stop the log.  I've done a couple rides where I finished, went to stop the log, and discovered it actually stopped logging almost immediately after it went into the pocket/pack.

Feb. 3, 2020, 8:01 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: LOST - Garmin Bike Computer on Seymour

Happy to play a tiny role in getting it back.  I really felt for you because my 510 was collecting a ton of data for me on Sunday (6 hour ride covering 37km ) and losing it would have been devastating (I was trying to map all of a network that's due to be logged in the next few weeks and I'm not going to get another chance)

My tip:  I use the leash that came in the box.  I have a couple different mounting options depending on which bike I'm riding.  On my big bike for the most technical trails, it goes in my pocket.  On my mildly-techy hard-tail, it goes on the top tube.  Sunday I was riding easy trails with minimal crash potential, so it went on the o-ring mount on the handlebar.  If it's on the bike, I wrap the leash around whatever (bars, top tube) and then pass the 510 through the loop.  That way, if it somehow gets knocked off the mount, I'll hopefully notice it flolloping before it disappears into the muck.

Feb. 3, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: LOST - Garmin Bike Computer on Seymour

Could this be your GPS?

https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=56499&pagenum=166

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:27 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: The Hockey

Kudos to Derek Leung for capturing the very essence of Tkachuk.  It's almost like Kassian is smiling because he knows somewhere, someone is getting this shot.

Dec. 27, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Best waterproof shorts?

Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: paul-lindsay

Posted by: earleb

Wool tights or 3/4's under the lightest weight summer shorts you can find. If it's actually waterproof enough to keep you dry you'll sweat them out and end up wet inside anyway. The wool will keep you warm when wet, I'll take warm and wet any day over wet and cold because nothing short of a rubber suit is actually waterproof. The light summer weight shorts shouldn't hold much water when they are soaked.

Unless you're just banging shuttle laps, then just take some cheap over pants and cut them off at the knees and pull them on overtop your regular riding gear.

I Googled "Wool Tights" and despie three hours of checking the results, still didn't find anything that I have the figure for. Have you any recommendations?

Same question.

Recommendations for a good pair of wool riding tights?

Or a shop on NS worth perusing. Looked through MEC, BSP and Cove yesterday. .

You all need to pray to baby Jebus that the re-constituted Ibex brings back the El Fito 3/4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiSGm2umkd8

They are so critical to my existence that I bought a lifetime supply when Ibex v1.0 was about to crater and was blowing them out.

They were also available in a bib format for those that want the prime Bret Hart look when they ride.

Kitsbow currently offers something similar to the non-bib El Fito 3/4s but with the typical Kitsbow markup.  I'm a more than a little surprised the 7Mesh doesn't have something in their ever-expanding catalog.

The one drawback with wearing regular  (3/4 or full-length) merino long-johns is lack of abrasion resistance.  I used to wear long johns under RF Indy pants to ride in and build and the Cordura ate the crotches out of the woolies in no time.

Sept. 26, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Light tires with sticky rubber

Posted by: DemonMike

oh hell ya , did a few laps at Chuckanut today . lots of roots and rocks.

I may have just missed you! 

For the record 2.35 Muddy Mary (fr) and Nobby Nic (rr) both Trailstar @~24psi were fine on Raptor Ridge, but not conducive to a clean run of Hush Hush.  Dab-fest in the dark and drizzle.

Jan. 18, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: NSMB - 2019 - Hardtail Thread

How's this for combining 10 year challenge with the discussions of titanium!

2007 Litespeed Obed.  Basically what Litespeed built for Cove's Hummer, except mine is a freak with no head-tube gussets. 

Picture at Galbraith from December, 2009:

Loaded for an over-night maintenance party on LOTS last summer (photo by Dan Raymond):

Most recently ridden on New Year's Day 2019.

It's actually a pretty stiff for a Ti bike.  I feel like my steel Blizzard LT actually might have a little more spring to the rear triangle, but some of that sensation may be because of the plusher Ti-coil Marz 44 on the Bliz vs. the "sporty" Magura Thor air on the Obed.

Oh and yes, that Syncros Hardcore Ti post is still in service (Bivvy sack poles actually tuck perfectly inside it)

If 26" tires ever really die, I'll have to get some custom drop-outs made to bolt on to go 27.5

Nov. 16, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
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Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Magura MT5/Trail/MT7 questions

Posted by: DanL

I saw people querying the thickness of the Magura rotors (2mm) compared with the shimano/SRAM offerings? Any problems with using the non-spec Storm rotors? 

I'm guessing using 1.8mm will advance the pistons a little more at the beginning but nothing crazy once the bleed has been done

I run MT7s (and Martas and Louises) on centerlock XT and XTR rotors and I've found that if you run the pads down really low, the levers will start to get spongy.  Gently pushing the pistons back in to install thicker pads usually purges the air back into the reservoir and restores proper firmness. 

I did recently squeak one last ride in on a set of excessively worn rear pads which resulted in the lever going to the bars and allowed enough air into the line that I had to do a bleed despite putting in new pads.  I think the MT7s have less excess fluid in the reservoir (relative to the piston area) because a number of years ago, I ran some Louise pads down until packing plate hit rotor and still didn't get too much air in the lines.

July 21, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: long travel wagon wheelers

Posted by: craw

So the biggest bike on the shore is officially here.

In light of this news, a NQSFW PSA for the fathers out there:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFjBYjFHUIk

June 13, 2018, 5:53 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Seattle area.

How north in Seattle and how near to that spot?  Does "North Seattle" mean that the I90 corridor is out?

You looking for an afternoon ride, or a whole day of riding?

Between northern Seattle and Bellingham, you've got riding spots of varying size near Everett, Snohomish, Arlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes...

Feb. 12, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Picking up heavy things

Posted by: DemonMike

one of the best work-outs , did 4 hrs of that on Friday. It,s not easy manhandling big rocks or hauling buckets of gold over awkward angle terrain. not to mention hiking in and out loaded up with gear.

When you lift in a gym, you make your body better.  When you lift in the woods, you make your world better.

Feb. 9, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: If you aren't riding a bike professionally

Posted by: ReductiMat

You're projecting WeTYC.

You're absolutely right, I was contemplating my tasks for last Friday and Saturday and calculating the future benefits to my age-atrophying muscles.  I'll be back at it tomorrow--I probably shouldn't go into detail about which part of my anatomy is jutting out with anticipation of a day of trailwork-out.

Feb. 9, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Galbraith

Depends what you are looking to ride.  If you're looking for flowy jump lines, ride to towers at the top, then Evo->U-Line->Atomic Dog (a little chunkier than the preceding two) 

If you want something slightly more technical and a little pedalier, go almost to the top, take the road to the right just before the last steep climb to the towers and ride Whoopsie Woodle->Lair of the Bear (good mildly techy by NS standards trail benched into the side of a canyon).

Another good option starting from the towers is the now flowier Scorpion->Das Autobahn.

Prison Love is a sore point to me.  It used to be one of my south-side favourites--super tight with these crazy janky sharp 90 degree corners with lurking stumps if you overshot.  If my buddies were riding U-line, I'd always do PL instead.  Then a couple years back it dropped the soap in the shower and the lippy jump fairies had their way with it.  Now it's more like a U-line lite.

Another option after Das Autobahn that a lot of people like is Irish Death, but it's totally fall line and my experience is that it's a greasy peanut-butter slide-fest in the winter.

Feb. 1, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: If you aren't riding a bike professionally

Screw cowering indoors lifting things all winter. 

Go out in the woods and lift logs and boulders. Put in some reps on a come-along.  Swing a double-bit axe.  Move a mountain one shovel load at a time...

Jan. 26, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Posts: 19
Joined: April 1, 2010
Re: Transition bike demo in Bellingham - which trails to ride?

Posted by: JBV

where do the Transition guys really push their Patrol's and Sentinel's? sounds like the local riding to their HQ (while very very good) is not the ideal terrain for these 2 bikes. further afield in Washington? i'm woefully ignorant of greater Washington riding areas outside of Bham.

The unpublished/published trail ratio around Bellingham is at least the same as, if not higher than N/W Van.

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