Going back to a hardtail was the best bike choice I've made in years…. I have had more fun riding since I got it in September then I've had in quite a while
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edit? looks like a few things were missing from this review from when i skimmed it this morning…. namely a very sponsel-esh chart…. i like that style of writing… but sponsel is still more entertaining. Also, muffins are cakes disguised as breakfast.
You know what…. if they didn't want any shuttling, they should have put it in the race book from the beginning. Fab should have been at his meeting, or his manager should have been there to get any info for him. That's what you do when your pro.
I'll say it, I drove a retrival to Function for training on Stage 1 and 2 and I drove to the bottom at Alpine and rode up from there on Friday. Why? Cause they didn't tell us we couldn't until Saturday. And if anyone else drove up on Friday, what would have stopped them from parking in Function and riding Pura Vida for a training run? It was on the way into town. Anyone what to get me DQ'ed for it now, go for it, my 48th place finish I'm sure had a huge impact on your placing.
To be honest, I was a bit put off by their whole "spirit of enduro" talk during the riders meeting. I always thought the whole spirit of enduro was that it was a race format that was more like the average day of riding with your friends… and not "if you see someone braking our rules, take a pic and send it to us so we can bust them"
It's a good thing that the vibe of the race, especially in the master's class I was in, made up for that. It was a pretty awesome day, the biggest day of riding of my life and something I will never forget.
I went from a Reign to an Altitude… The Alti is a much stiffer and responsive bike. I also made efforts to have my Reign run more stiff (upgraded to a Lyrik as an example). The rear of the bike is a huge difference with that as well. I actually run my Altitude in the steepest setting the most and I find that it still descends with more confidence than the Reign… Slack it out and I'd almost take it to Whistler
hey jeff, how are you finding those straight pull wheels strength wise? I have an Altitude coming and I've been considering a wheel upgrade/swap once I get it
Crinkum side to Griffin is my standard quick winter night loop
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