I had major gut problems for about 10 years. I won't gross you out with the details, but felt and smelt bad. I have tried all kinds of diets, eliminating all kinds of things, such as vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free etc etc. In the end I found the solution was to eat raw sauerkraut, kim chi, kumbucha and other types of fermented foods with live culture on a regular basis. Now I eat pretty clean most of the time, but can get away with eating pretty much whatever I want some of the time and I am good to go and never suffer the same problems I did before.
That sounds very similar to what I've been dealing with for the past 8 years or so. I also eat pretty clean and am thin, but I feel like my digestive system doesn't function properly and is irritated most of the time. Worst symptoms are bloating/stomach cramps after eating, gas with a strong distinctive odour, feeling fatigued, and the past couple years some soreness/joint pain. Any additional advice/info would be appreciated!!
One rider who is not shy about not being into Rampage and choosing not to ride is Sam Pilgrim. Cam Zink hypes it all year, gets butthurt over his score and now is all critical? Part of the reason I get stoked to watch the event is because of how the riders get all excited for it.
You just got some good sizing info from experienced people willing to take the time to type up a reply.
Seat tube angles, bb setback, using a tape measure, a geometery calculator link, being told exactly what size you are in a Specialized. Good info all.
Go through the info given, everything you need is there. Look at the info about seat angle with special care. Realize that you were on a bike that would supposedly be an XL with most manufacturers, and bigger than any L available. Not small by any means, and way way bigger than "between M and L". But take your previous geo numbers with a grain of salt and try and verify them if you can.
And sign off of a thead asking for help with something more appropriate than smart ass.
Umm chill out, I asked a simple question, got some good replies, learned something and that's about it… Not sure what I said to prompt you write out a bunch of paragraphs and tell me to break out the tape measure.
Regardless, at 5'11" you're large on a Specialized.
Yup, was just a temp bike as I'm a newbie - got rid of it to get something more suitable.
Wow kkpp, if those numbers are real than you might be in trouble finding something that fits, those numbers are way out into outerspace.
A S Pitch for example is listed as the same length as a L Trek Remedy. Your M pitch is listed as longer than an XL Spartan. Etc. You're looking at 3 sizes up for some manufacturers.
You might have to ask for the XXX stuff they keep hidden the back behind the black velvet curtain…
Or grab a tape measure and just verify for yourself.
Don't have the bike anymore smart ass :p
I'm currently looking for my next full susp trail bike and have a question about the geometry of my last one - 2008 Specialized Pitch. It was a medium and the cockpit felt small for my 5'11 frame (I am often in between medium and large depending on the manufacturer), especially with a 50mm stem.
When I look at the effective top tube figure it makes sense why the cockpit felt small to me, however, the "reach" is pretty long according to this page.
Is ^ that just an error on the site do you think?
ian, who is sized and proportioned very similarly to me, actually recommended i go down a size - glad i went with a large, fit is great plus the XL frame looks like a gate, imo. i've been riding it with a 5" dropper and a 50mm stem recently and i wouldn't change a thing, though i do wish the rear end had room for 27.5+ meat…
Can you please tell me what pump/bottle cage that is?
Had a 2wd Mazda B3000 (same as Ranger)… Used to shuttle all over the place in the Okanagan when I lived there, and Squamish and Fraser Valley (Vedder Mtn road is gnar and used to make it up that no problem). The truck was great, only got rid of it recently because it had issues.
Be aware they aren't great on gas. Last summer when gas was around $1.50, I was spending between $300 - $400 a month on gas….
3.0L V6 is pretty thirsty eh?
winch and a posi will get you alot of places ,
ground clearance helps as well my Taco is a Prerunner(2wd) model that i lifted 3" in the front and 1.5" in the rear , its on 31",s as well , when compared to my 02 Dakota it,s night and day off road
definitely only considering the trucks with some sort of factory lift
RWD is fine for maintained, active, logging roads. You will see all sorts of vehicles way in the outback, little hatchbacks, minivans, etc. I think ground clearance is likely more important than 4WD, plus winch for the odd time you do get yourself stuck.
oh a fwd car is capable for sure, it's just not a lot of fun when you have a lack of clearance, or your car still has decent paint and is otherwise garaged etc
Go for the Tacoma Pre runner. Comes with a rear locker and will last forever
Would love a first gen Tacoma, the market for them is just crazy though
I had a ranger 4x4 - lifted, posi, blah blah… it was a terrible 4x4 compared to my Toy (actual wheeling up trails and gnarl) It was, however, a much nicer vehicle for exploring FSR - Had more power and Alberta gears - great for high speed and covering lots of backroad mileage - seldom locked the hubs.
VW are awesome. I've never felt limited by access with a dub. Shuttled mount Sale in Revy with a Mk2 - shuttled Sumas countlees times at extreme speeds - so fun! Mk1's and 2's FTW
I'm pretty much just looking for something to be able to drive up fsrs faster, no serious off road. Don't want a Subie, VW etc though
Most 4x4s don't have limited slips or lockers so they are only 2wd when it counts anyway. The weight of the engine does help some and being able to steer a drive wheel can help too, but its not a huge deal.
Throw a spool in a little ranger, some good tires, and a couple lengths of 2x4 in the bed you'll go anywhere you need to be.
Good to know
I'm considering getting a "compact" pick up truck along the lines of a Ranger/Taco since I've always had a thing for them. It would be mostly for recreational activities as I don't drive on a regular basis anymore. Are the rwd version pretty useless for exploring logging roads and such? I have some experience with rwd vehicles but they were relatively balanced sporty cars.
How is the Blur for shore riding? HA seems steep and 125 travel in the rear? Been eyeing up the long travel version frame.
My apartment turned off hoses for the winter, can anybody point me to a wand wash or hose as close to Fromme as possible? Just wanna hose down my bike a bit. Or somewhere near the Broadway corridor in Vancouver? This thread's a bit old…