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June 20, 2020, 11:39 p.m.
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Re: How many times you visit the hospital after a ride?

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Now THAT is a nightmare! Poor guy!

Yeah my crash wasn’t pretty, the recovery was a real adventure with my arm in a sling and leg in a cast- couldn’t use crutches. I did rent one of those knee scooters and upgraded to the all-terrain wheels though, unfortunately they didn’t have a carbon option or disc brakes.

June 16, 2020, 11:53 p.m.
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Re: How many times you visit the hospital after a ride?

Broken ankle and dislocated shoulder on Fromme 3 years ago. The shoulder remained out all the way to the hospital (carried down on the giant wheel barrow stretcher). Luckily I had a friend with me and someone else gave me an emergency blanket.  Good times.

March 27, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
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Lost: Drove away without helmet

I drove away without my helmet after a ride on Seymour March 26th about 6pm. Top of Berkeley near Hyanis. Any finders? 

Thanks

Tim 

Timothy.b.rea@gmail.com

Aug. 8, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
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Re: Getting back after injury

Thanks for the feedback guys. Interesting what you say Fishtail, I may practice positioning for falls, perhaps externally rotating shoulder with forearms in front of my chest to break the fall as I land. I know the shoulder is tighter in the socket with any external rotation.

Aug. 4, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
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Getting back after injury

I'm 4 months post a pretty decent crash on Fromme, broken ankle and dislocated shoulder that was put back in at Lions gate a few hours later. Ouch. North Van fire department were outstanding getting me off the mountain, huge props to them! 

I've worked my ass off at physio and am cleared to go again. Have any of you found a support brace or taping to stabilize your shoulder while not impeding your ride? My shoulder is now stable and it was my first dislocation, but I want to be careful if a crash does happen. I'll prob take it easy on the trails until next year as well. 

Thanks!

Dec. 25, 2015, 12:38 p.m.
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Seymour 2015 Conditions

Pic from power lines

Dec. 25, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
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Seymour 2015 Conditions

Yesterday there was about a foot of snow at the power lines. Last half of good sir Martin was quite snowy as well, but rideable. Going down is interesting. Stick to lower trails around Bridle unless you want an adventure.

March 5, 2015, 12:47 a.m.
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Bike Suggestion

Pulled the trigger on the Endruo Carbon 29, a much different bike than I originally anticipated. After 1 day on the demo enduro29 it was just way too much fun to pass up, so I found a 2014 carbon for a good price, the lighter bike should help with the climbing. Thank you all for your feedback
(Simons Bike shop has a couple more carbon E29's left from 2014)

March 4, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
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Bike Suggestion

I have not ridden the E29 - where did you demo it from?

Dunbar has a medium, they just sold their Large demo. I usually ride a large and tested the medium and was blown away. I went on a ride side by side with my buddy in his medium SJ evo 29 to compare. We swapped back and forth a lot, up and down, and now he wants en enduro29 as well.

I'd be curious to hear more about what a Debon Air and Pike could bring to the stumpy though…

March 4, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
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Bike Suggestion

The Stumpjumper FSR 29er (no matter if evo or non evo) is the best climbing bike I´ve ridden. At least for technical and steep stuff. The long stays let you climb just about anything, if you have the legs for it. Just sit and spin.

If you get the EVO version you even can add a Monarch Debon Air down the road. FANTASTIC!

I wouldn´t describe the Evo 29er as nimble though. It is quite long…

Nimbler than a lot of new-school super slack Enduro-bikes though…

How much closer to an Enduro29 (going downhill) do you think Monarch Debon Air and Pike fork take the evo29?
What does the Monarch Debon Air add to the riding experience over the Fox with CTD?

March 4, 2015, 11:43 a.m.
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Bike Suggestion

I am very much in the same boat. I have 2 bikes - a 26" element (with a 140mm fork), and a 26" norco sight (with a 150mm fork).

I am looking to split the trail and AM category with something that can handle the shore, squamish and whistler (outside the park). Also thinking that 29 might be an option for me as i am 6'3" and 210 (on a good day). I ride from home, so climbing is important.

Bikes that have caught my eye:
- Rocky Mountain Instinct or Altitude (or possible thunderbolt)
- Giant Reign
- Specialized Enduro 29
- Trek Remedy 29

Open to suggestions and pro's and cons of each category.

Have you test rode the Enduro29? I recommend you do and your mind may be made up. I was looking for a much lighter bike with less travel, but once riding that machine yesterday I was grinning ear to ear and in love. I think I will be going to buy it today. It climbs surprisingly well. I had better XC times with the E29 compared to my current stumpy 26, and it was way more fun!
I compared it directly to the stump jumper 29 evo and found that the marginal climbing benefits with the stumpy weren't enough to justify less ability going down - which I found to be a pretty significant difference. The shorter chainstay on the E29 makes a big difference going down.

March 4, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
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Bike Suggestion

Interesting that you found the Trance SX not fun to climb. I guess it is perspective, but even without a travel adjust fork on my Trance SX I have found it to be an exceptionally good at technical climbing. I wouldn't classify it as a rocket, but then again, I have a 160mm fork with sizeable tires (MM up front and EXO DHF out back, will replace with HD for the summer). If I can pedal the bike will find traction.

traction was surprisingly good, but I found the front end wandered a lot more than i was used to. A lot of it is likely personal preference and skill, I just wasn't a fan of the geometry while climbing - I think the slacker HTA at 66 did this.
I found the Enduro 29 to be a superior climber, for me anyways. It's HTA is 67.5.

March 2, 2015, 3:25 p.m.
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Bike Suggestion

A lot of you are recommending 29ers, and a long chain stay, perhaps the stumpy fsr 29 evo? It comes with 140mm revelation but I could also swap out for 150/130 dual Pike fork :coo:

March 2, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
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Bike Suggestion

sounds like you want a ~120mm travel 29er dually. the part of your post i quoted above puts me in mind of the trek fuel 29er i reviewed last year. with a light set of wheels, there's virtually nothing that bike couldn't climb, and it was surprisingly capable on the descents

I think that would be too much of a downgrade (downhill wise) from my SJ FSR which is 140mm and 68 HTA. Perhaps the SJ FSR 29 EVO with 140mm and 68 HTA. I wasn't sure if 29 would be the best way to go though for tight turns and more technical downhill?

March 2, 2015, 1 p.m.
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Bike Suggestion

One thing to add, I know many will suggest the newer geometry slacker bikes can be peddled up. I tried the Trance SX with adjustable pike and found that it can go up most stuff, but it isn't necessarily "fun" going up.

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