BlurredLines replied to the topic Getting back into the mix- advice needed wtb b4 weekend in the forum TECH TALK 10 hours, 9 minutes ago
Agreed with @fasttimes on avoiding the Fuel. Those proprietary shocks aren’t a whole lot of fun to deal with a decade later and a fair while beyond seeing Trek move to other designs. My take away from my experience with the Specialized FSR linkages of that generation was that it pedaled particularly poorly unless it had a functional brain shock…[Read more]
Someone more Shimano savvy might correct me in this, but the J04C pads (finned, metal, XT etc grade) are the ones to go for. They tend to outlast and out perform the G04S. Aside from that getting your brakes bled by a qualified/trusted mechanic with some frequency tends to make a very real difference. I get someone more qualified than me…[Read more]
Everything was pretty prime this morning.
Catalyst – Hero Dirt
Rimjob – Some greenery is starting to grow back in, but still completely viable
Party Atmosphere – checking all the fast fun and flowing boxes
The Swamp – So Dry!
Woods Gundy – Couple new stone side booters are super fun, but not to be confused with the non-booter rocks
SHT/SSHT -…[Read more]
IF the weather predictions are to be believed, we’re in for some weather shortly with it clearing up shortly after that…
We’ve got a man on the ground down in the valley to report post “weather” conditions for this evening too. Hoping for minimal precipitation here, I wanna ride bikes!
WOW did that radar/forecast ever miss the mark… Sunny Drive home at 5:30 and now 6mm of rain in 30 mins with a massive storm front that ought to last most of the evening… hope everyone is dry (physically) and enjoying beverages as responsibly as possible.
Looks like minimal if any precipitation leading up to 7pm and while there is a high probability of ~1mm/hour from 7 on I’d hazard a guess that the canopy can handle that. With the sun out and the wind up a bit earlier today I’d even bet the ground could handle 1-2mm before it started to get questionable.
Might not make it for 7, might not make it…[Read more]
The much needed rain is all but absorbed. Conditions last evening were as close to perfect when moving as it gets, stop and you found out how humid it was in an instant.
The Flats: On the side of overgrown
The Ridge: Absolutely mint
Boo: Excellent as usual
The Swamp: Dry, not even sure what to say about that
SHT/SSHT:both clear and…[Read more]
SSHT is hot. Those bricks are dialled!
South end of Crothers down to Pottery was clean and razorwire free this evening. Forgot the battery for my head lamp, so my ride was less exciting than I’d hoped when packing up to go.
Got chatting with the city folk (Mike) post Crother’s Woods Stewardship that closed up Flying Fuck and the word is pretty…[Read more]
Killer weekend. Killer loop. Certainly not for the feint of heart, but also not excessively difficult. End of day one was clearly the filter and everyone was a champ.
Day One: Massive amounts of single track could only possibly be out done by Cookie Crumble in Kleinburg taking our soaking wet sweaty asses in and feeding us breakfast…[Read more]
Just a few days to go, status check on campsites if any are booked and attendance (roll call)?
I’m firmly on team @nyby for the light weight minimalist approach of tarp and bag even with the forecast calling for some rain.
Big question I have as I run through my setup is are we self supporting the whole way or will we be aiming to hit up the…[Read more]
Provided the weather doesn’t poop the bed and roll around in it I’m absolutely in for this coming Tuesday. I’ll be at Redway for the 7:00pm start
Couple quick notes…
– The new leaves are growing quickly, expect a canopy soon and to need your lights earlier that you’d expect (start charging them now!)
– If you’re plan is to catch the group at…[Read more]
Well that was cute… Thanks for taking care of that Marc, it is greatly appreciated.
On the fun side, On foot this morning everything from Pottery up as far as the Cricket Tree is looking good. Many trees still down, and a laundry list sent in to @311 so, no need to be a hero with a hand saw in that section. Please do read below and email…[Read more]
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