Looks like you had a good ride @FastTimes.
We rode in there last night on the creeks trail and besides it being absolutely bone crushing cold, the conditions were perfect. They got a little bit more snow, so the trail is narrow and grippy. Only one tiny foot long patch of ice was to be found.
And its always fun setting first tracks in the powder…[Read more]
Can’t really say it’s got to do with the holidays, but got a “road” bike and back to the trainer for some structure over the winter. I’ve got my time split with about 75% of my time on the bike still occurring outdoors. I’m hoping to do some bigger longer rides out in the snow, but life tends to get in the way so getting the 2-3 hour rides in has…[Read more]
I should have enough bushing left to cut out 2 top and bottoms. My cutting guide worked great the first time. Second set of bushings were a little off. So i used the old bushing, the aluminum ones as a guide to file down. @fasttimes if you want i can cut you a set out. No problem with me more people testing something out the better.
So my…[Read more]
@fasttimes Agreed that power metrics are probably the most important when it comes to training. Comparing indoor and outdoor activities by HR just isn’t doing it. I feel my HR is 10/15 bpm higher outdoors at the same exertion level. The race face cinch PM looks great specially if you are already bought into their ecosystem and I think it’s a…[Read more]
Wow that looks interesting! @fasttimes hope you had fun in Muskoka! Unfortunately I had some ankle injuries and now that I’m recovered, only my winter commuter is still active with this weather.
@fasttimes Thank you! I was able to set them up tubeless without any issues. I use a tubeless floor pump and they seated on the first try. The air retention is even better than my Maxxis Ikon EXO. There is no noticeable squirm on snow/ice considering the narrow rim and low pressure. My theory is that snow/ice doesn’t allow huge cornering forces to…[Read more]
@fasttimes sorry to be a bother man but I’m still having problems on the Forum.
1) I still can’t find where you bumped my thread to — this forum newbie understands you bumped my question to the top of this thread “Off Season Training” OR perhaps you started a new thread called something like “events and races”. Either way I can see the…[Read more]
@fasttimes You know Wayne Burnzee as well I see. We rode together in Squamish a few years back. That guy is a diesel engine!! Look forward to hearing about your Epic rides is 2019 — perhaps I’ll join you on a few.
@fasttimes – Make sure you follow the directions about bedding those studs in. I’ve got two friends that didn’t and had studs flying out of them in a real hurry.
@soban that looks super fun, but I think that pace may have something to do with all your effort over the last year!
My rig is really just an evolution this season. Elliptical chain…[Read more]
@fasttimes I was briefly looking at this tires last year and you are right they were sold everywhere. In theory they would be perfect for places that either gets groomed or are packed down. Let us know how they work out.
Since this thread went a little “low fat” I wanted to my first venture into winter riding and sing my praise for studded…[Read more]
Sorry for the slow response Marc (my account isn’t notifying me when someone replies on the forum for some reason).
I liked your suggestions of books to read. I was impressed by Rich Roll’s story; enough so that I might just take my eyes off of Pinkbike videos for once and read a paperback book! I will add, my wife wasn’t as impressed when…[Read more]
not to threadjack but question for you @fasttimes. i got a last minute morning job near kelso and was planning to ride there after work tmrw am. any reason to choose agreement forest? im happy to ride anything new and never been to either. any recommended routes/trails? I can piece a ride together on trailforks but figured you cant beat first…[Read more]
Love to see all the work being done! @fasttimes I hear you about the socks… I have fairly strict laundry instructions regarding this issue.
I ‘hope’ to bring my son out to the Northern section for his first ride on those trails tonight! Haven’t been up past Eglington in forever so looking forward to enjoying some of the hard work that has been…[Read more]
Clearly a big and difficult decision @fasttimes – I know it has been on your mind for some time now I have to get the App I suppose 😉
rant/ This. Probably not the spot to discuss this but it chaps my ass to see shops boasting proximity to trails, pointing customers to the trails, hosting shop rides and doing nothing to support/ acknowledge t…[Read more]
Sounds like a plan! Sorry to have missed you @fasttimes . I was told there was a North loop using both sides of the river, but hunger and some questionable earlier decisions were taking their toll so after turning around, I quickly gave up on the West side and went back the way I came on the East. Next time.
It was neat picking up on some of the…[Read more]
I ventured out to the Creek for the first time on Saturday and everything I found around Centennial Park seemed to be riding really well! Great job @fasttimes @braindamaged and @dirtseeker ! There is so few people out there compared to the Don. I did not see a single other rider, and only a few peds on the paved paths that were all super friendly…[Read more]
BlurredLines replied to the topic Getting back into the mix- advice needed wtb b4 weekend in the forum TECH TALK 5 months, 1 week 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]
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