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Under the catagory:That's gonna leave a mark

post #1 of 12
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Elkmountainskier, Lola and I were riding today and Lola was doing fantastic for her third time on singletrack. She did take a doozie of a fall which the result is pictured here:
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This mark, if you are familier with Trek products is the Bontrager logo...it is from the end of the handlebar grip and it was imbedded in right above her left breast:.
post #2 of 12
Very cool! I think it will fade away. I would dig having that permanently on my chest, but women are funny about stuff like that. I do have a 5 inch horizontal line across my chest incurred at the Michaux Ironmaster MTB race maybe 15 years ago. It made a doctor kind of shudder a little when he noticed it years later and asked how, but oddly the wound didn't even bleed. It just got red, now it's white. I fell on a pointy, broken stem of mountain laurel, it could have been fatal if I had hit it more directly but it only grazed me.
post #3 of 12
Hope Lola's okay. She sure it tough!
She's really taking to this biking thing. Maybe we can all hook up for a ride some day!

How were the trails?
EMS have any stories we should hear?
post #4 of 12
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Hope Lola's okay. She sure it tough!
She's really taking to this biking thing. Maybe we can all hook up for a ride some day!

How were the trails?
EMS have any stories we should hear?
She took some logs and even a bit of a rock garden today. To say that I was verklempt is an understatement.

Trail conditions were great and we will be going back again. I did take a fall in front of her, but she missed my endo.

ESA MTB event? Hmmmm.
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She took some logs and even a bit of a rock garden today. To say that I was verklempt is an understatement.

Trail conditions were great and we will be going back again. I did take a fall in front of her, but she missed my endo.

ESA MTB event? Hmmmm.
Logs and rocks:
Wow! I didn't do that type of thing as early in my mt biking experience! She is amazing!
post #6 of 12
So, been cruising Ebay for her yet?
post #7 of 12
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So, been cruising Ebay for her yet?
Moi?

Maybe a few things. But actually made some purchases at my LBS. Shimano SPDs, Shoes, helmet, ect.

The SPDs aren't releaseing that well. I cranked them down, but compared to mine they do not release as well. They are 525's, suggestions?
post #8 of 12
Phill,

I use the 525 right now. I just ran them at the lowest possible setting for 6 months while getting used to clipless. It worked fine. About a month ago they started popping off at weird or unsuitable times like when pedaling really hard on a steep rocky or rooted section or when lifting the rear of the bike over a log or landing a small drop (1foot or bigger). I tightened up 1/2 turn and its fine for now. Eventually the cleats break down if you walk in them much and I think that is why I had to crank them up a tad.
post #9 of 12
Try putting a little lube on the contact points of the pedals where the cleat interfaces, also on the release spring.
post #10 of 12
I lubed mine and set them lower for the first summer I used my SPD's. After that I felt they were releasing too easy so I cranked them back up a tad. But I'm sure you figured that out already.

When's your next bike adventure? I'm guessing you won't be going out much without her now..........She's hooked!!
post #11 of 12
That there is some product endorsement! I think she might need an agent to help negotiate the terms of this new found advertising campaign.
post #12 of 12
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That there is some product endorsement! I think she might need an agent to help negotiate the terms of this new found advertising campaign.
"Keep a breast with Bontrager"?
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