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Back in the Groove ... Or Not

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Good to get back on the bike.

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Nice! I'm a roadie, but our roads have been so full of sand I (almost) feel like I was riding your line!

Mike
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Been out for the last month or so-mostly on my X-bike, but I've been out on the mountain bike now the trails are dry. Did a 30+ mile mt/cross bike race on Sunday- absolutely gorgeous day. Second race ever and I didn't do too bad-4th out of 8 in 60-dead, and 85th out of 150 finishers.

 

 

I'm doing my best to avoid getting obsessed with mtb/cross racing like I am with ski racing..............

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yeah I find MTBing way scarier and harder the first couple times out then skiing. I have done more endos in the past week than I probably did in the last month of riding last year. Qcanoe your trails look fun, might have to get over there this summer.

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I decided to get over my bitching about the lack of snow in Tahoe since Christmas and shift gears, both literally and figuratively.  Went down to Santa Barbara for work and made the most out of it.  Instead of flying I drove so I could bring along my new Giant 29er.  It can never come close to skiing powder, but it's fun, great exercise, and the views are nice.

 

 

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^^^what did you get?

 

I love my Anthem X9er.....and I do think a good day on a flowly trail trumps powder skiing.


Edited by Josh Matta - 5/14/13 at 4:47am
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.....and I do think a good day on a flowly trail trumps powder skiing.

 

I think I need glasses...did I just read that correctly?

 

I just got this guy:

Not as fast as some XC bikes...but a BOATLOAD of fun (not as much fun as powder thoughbiggrin.gif)

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I think I need glasses...did I just read that correctly?

 

I just got this guy:

Not as fast as some XC bikes...but a BOATLOAD of fun (not as much fun as powder thoughbiggrin.gif)

 

 

bear grease!?!??! do not come riding with me I might have to steal it :P .

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bear grease!?!??! do not come riding with me I might have to steal it :P .

Yep. A friend of mine put a carbon Bear Grease on order, so he wanted to unload this one and gave me a screaming deal. He put some upgrades on it, so it comes in at 28lbs in an XL. Like I wrote above: it is so much fun to ride. I'm thinking of going tubeless which I'm told will save appx 1.5lbs...a sub 27pound fatbike will be pretty sweet indeed.

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^^^what did you get?

 

I love my Anthem X9er.....and I do think a good day on a flowly trail trumps powder skiing.

 

Trance X 29er v2.

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bear grease!?!??! do not come riding with me I might have to steal it :P .

Yep. A friend of mine put a carbon Bear Grease on order, so he wanted to unload this one and gave me a screaming deal. He put some upgrades on it, so it comes in at 28lbs in an XL. Like I wrote above: it is so much fun to ride. I'm thinking of going tubeless which I'm told will save appx 1.5lbs...a sub 27pound fatbike will be pretty sweet indeed.

 

Wow, that is really light for a bike like that. I am definitely a tubeless fan normally, but I would think that you'd have to put about 250gm of Stan's in tires that big. (How much does the tube weigh?) Your buddies are going to hear you slosh. smile.gif

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Yep. A friend of mine put a carbon Bear Grease on order, so he wanted to unload this one and gave me a screaming deal. He put some upgrades on it, so it comes in at 28lbs in an XL. Like I wrote above: it is so much fun to ride. I'm thinking of going tubeless which I'm told will save appx 1.5lbs...a sub 27pound fatbike will be pretty sweet indeed.

 

 

ghetto tubeless is how my shop in pittsburgh use to set up our pugsley's.

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Can't wait to get back up to Steamboat. I picked up a GF Superfly 100AL on closeout and had Dawg build me some wheels. I am psyched to get out on it. I bought it in March so I didn't ride it on any trails.  

 

Great pics and yes, a good flowy ride is damn close to a powder day 

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