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Sept. 10, 2021, 12:36 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: How far do you or would you commute to work by bike? Even in wet weather?

I am still working out the details, but I would have a 54 mile round trip commute to work right now.

I used to have a similar commute when I was younger, rain or shine.

I had a 25 mile round trip that was the perfect length.

Aug. 31, 2021, 5:41 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone know why none of the 3 ski hills on the shore run bike parks in the summer?

Posted by: thaaad

Posted by: craw

It's a little funny that so many of us are so into bike parks and shuttling but kind of negative towards ebikes.

That's cuz trucks are cool and macho and ebikes are for wusses.. obviously.  

/s

Yup...funny that...

July 17, 2021, 8:10 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: Stuminator

Posted by: kavurider

Posted by: Stuminator

Pinkbike Day 4; Must see...Watch some fully sponsored rider ride & rip apart some secret trail on the north shore with his pro bros. (Video footage shows the entrance & exit of said trail.)

A big reason why I said earlier that their articles lost me a while ago.  Pretty sure that is has had a direct effect on why our local trails are getting so blown out...

Should have added "on an e-bike, nonetheless".

Nah, it is not limited to e-bikes.  I have seen plenty of groups of Endur-Bros skidding and ripping up the trail.  Or adding shortcuts.  Mostly because they want to try what they've seen in the latest pinkbike shredit.

July 17, 2021, 8:40 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: Stuminator

Pinkbike Day 4; Must see...Watch some fully sponsored rider ride & rip apart some secret trail on the north shore with his pro bros. (Video footage shows the entrance & exit of said trail.)

A big reason why I said earlier that their articles lost me a while ago.  Pretty sure that is has had a direct effect on why our local trails are getting so blown out...

July 17, 2021, 8:39 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: kavurider

I wasn't trying to be rude.

As for why I said it was an implosion...the original announcement on PB that Outside purchased the site was over 1200 comments yesterday. And none of them were positive.

And now every article they are posting is now being brigaded by commenters complaining about the fear of a paywall.

I know you weren't, just pointing out I was curious about your implosion comment too. I saw the implosion definition that shoreboy posted coming from a mile away, and know that wasn't what bux-bux was looking for. I was surprised by their reaction to it tho. I think you got dragged in to things due to cheering on shoreboy's reply. 

Nobody died, life goes on.

Works for me!

July 16, 2021, 7:27 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: syncro

^^^ Now that's a perfect example of an implosion. 

Fwiw bux-bux, I was curious what kavu meant by implosion too as the comments on PB weren't as bad as they made them seem .

Whoa...what happened there?

I wasn't trying to be rude.

As for why I said it was an implosion...the original announcement on PB that Outside purchased the site was over 1200 comments yesterday. And none of them were positive.

And now every article they are posting is now being brigaded by commenters complaining about the fear of a paywall.

July 16, 2021, 12:48 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: bux-bux

Posted by: kavurider

The implosion in the comment section is something to behold right now.

At least here in the US it is definitely not a fringe sport. Mountain biking has been assimilated into the group of "lifestyle" sports.

I lost interest in PB's articles a while ago, I just hope their buy/sell doesn't go away, although I am pretty sure it can't keep existing in it's current form after this acquisition.

What do you mean by implosion?

im·plo·sion

/imˈplōZHən/

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noun

an instance of something collapsing violently inward.

"the PB comments section undergoes a violent implosion caused by fear of the Outside paywall"

a sudden failure or collapse of an organization or system.

"the free content found on PB may soon undergo an implosion"

Thank you! Perfect.

July 14, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

The implosion in the comment section is something to behold right now.

At least here in the US it is definitely not a fringe sport. Mountain biking has been assimilated into the group of "lifestyle" sports.

I lost interest in PB's articles a while ago, I just hope their buy/sell doesn't go away, although I am pretty sure it can't keep existing in it's current form after this acquisition.

July 13, 2021, 6:13 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Wolf Tooth (ReMote) Props

Best dropper lever out there in my opinion. Need to get them for my other 2 bikes.

Wolftooth customer service is great and having all the small parts available is so awesome!

June 20, 2021, 8:34 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: grambo

I had a carbon 2017 Aurum with similar geometry to that, with a really high spec that only weighed 34.5lbs and I cannot imagine pedaling it uphill anywhere. If you were really fit and had at least a 32t cassette you could suffer up flatter forest roads like Fromme but anything steeper or single track would be awful. 200mm forks have a ton of pedal bob as does the rear end (and no climb switch on DH shocks), slack HTA + long offset fork is floppy, super slack seat tube, bad pedaling kinematics, small cassette, short cranks, heavy everything.

Like most people back in the day, I used to pedal my DH bike up the trail.

But after riding the newer long travel enduro bikes, you realize just HOW BAD those DH bikes pedal.  To get any of kind of leg extension, you raise the seat and end up a foot behind the bottom bracket.  Goodbye knees.  

If you are super fit, I suppose you can pedal standing up the whole time. I used to do that, but I am not sure if I could do it anymore. AND...it sucks.  Truly.  

Unless you are going to be focusing on shuttling and pushing up, I would look for something a bit more pedal friendly.  a 160 F/R bike in the last few years will handle just about anything you will encounter.

June 18, 2021, 6:41 p.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: kavurider

I just want to see a photo of that Giant AC1. I love old bikes. If I was in your neck of the woods I would probably offer up some cash for it!

It won't be for sale though, it'll keep kicking around as a loaner "first hit is free" bike.

Love it! Thanks for the photo!

June 18, 2021, 9:38 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

I just want to see a photo of that Giant AC1. I love old bikes. If I was in your neck of the woods I would probably offer up some cash for it!

June 5, 2021, 5:39 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Velocipedestrian, that is really cool! I love seeing this kind of customization!

May 25, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: xy9ine

i'm not sure if these were definitively better than the current crop of trail / dh clipless pedals, but for a product of that era, they'd probably still be viable today. the rotating spd bit allowed for a nice snug shoe to platform interface (that lots of the current non-articulated modern pedals lack), and like all shimano pedals, were bombproof. 

I still use a pair of these to this day! They are starting to wear out now but still work!

May 6, 2021, 7:15 a.m.
Posts: 56
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: To the ass-hat on Bridle today at 5pm...rant-warning

Posted by: Brocklanders

This is where mountainbiking is now? 

Yes it is unfortunately.  Here in AZ, tons of new riders on the trails. Most seem okay, but I have run into plenty of d-bags cutting off/scaring hikers, blasting down the trail like it is their own racetrack and just being a-holes in general.  

The amount of cheater lines/braids I have had to block off is increasing.  I watched a younger guy jump over the branches/rocks that were blocking an off trail line.  When he rode past I told him that line was blocked off for a reason, he didn't care.  

It sucks, but here we are.  Fortunately, it seems like the hikers and other foot traffic have been pretty understanding, I have had more positive encounters lately.

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