first casual night ride of the fall!!!!

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cburch
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Casual group mountain bike ride in Frick. No-drop, all skill levels, relaxed wind-down for the week. Riding with all skill levels is a great way to learn new skills or take it easy and work on perfecting existing ones. Meet at the Tennis Court Lot (S Braddock and Biddle) at 6:30pm. Ride starts at 7pm.

http://www.facebook.com/events/363245573750807/


Alan
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Don’t forget your lights!


Alan
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Don’t forget your lights!


reddan
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Should be fun. T-storms not predicted ’til after midnight, temps nice and cool.


cburch
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this weeks ride! woo hooooo!

Come on out and play in the dirt!

http://facebook.com/events/344936225599556/


reddan
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I’m out for tonight…hanging with kids, then driving to Altoona late.


rice rocket
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Damn, I wish I could come. I haven’t had a good ride in a month, and it’ll probably be my last ride on this bike before I sell it.

I need to take my dog out though, she’s been cooped up inside all week.


cburch
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Are you replacing it? You aren’t giving up on the woods are you?


Anonymous #

dirt is mean & trees are evil,


cburch
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Trees don’t text. And dirt is softer than asphalt.


Mick
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I like dirt.


Shawn
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I’ll be joining you all in the future, but on my first ever mountain bike outing last week, I killed my front wheel. I should be back in business by next week! And I do need to learn some skills obviously.


StuInMcCandless
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OT – Shawn, I need to get your tools back to you. LMK when would be a good day to meet up, and I’ll bring them with me.


rice rocket
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Are you replacing it? You aren’t giving up on the woods are you?

Oops, just saw this.

I haven’t given up on dirt, I just wasn’t particularly fond of how the Trek handled switchbacks and other slow speed things. I always questioned why many mfgs don’t put out a small sized 29er, but I gave it a shot anyways. Long story short, I think the compromises made don’t fit how/where I ride. I’m sure if I rode somewhere other than Frick, where the trail opens up a little and is more flowy, I wouldn’t have this complaint.

I picked up an On One Whippet frame which has a steeper HT angle and shorter chainstays. It’s built for 26″ wheels, but it seems to be a good platform for 650b conversion. I’m a sloppy rider and could use the larger wheels.

I honestly don’t know what will happen since I’m changing 10 variables at once, but I’m hoping for the best. The new bike also satisfies my need to tinker. :)


Anonymous #

RR you may want to head out to settler’s cabin instead of frick.

the trails out there are a bit more open, fun stuff but it isn’t 900 miles of switchback crammed into 35 sq feet.


edmonds59
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Bavington, man. Flowy.


cburch
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yeah dont bother stopping at settler’s just drive the extra 20 minutes to bavington. just make sure you do it at night or on a sunday since its all game lands.


rice rocket
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This 4 yr old would probably whoop my ass.


stefb
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Yeah that kid is faster than me and can jump better.


cburch
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the ride is on tonight btw. Chrish Beech from Thick Bikes is leading in my stead as stef and i will be on our way down to snowshoe for the weekend.


J Z
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That kid has sick skills, but the running commentary/disbelief is what makes that video awesome. What was he riding, a 16 inch bmx?


cburch
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most likely at 4 he’s on a 16″. but if you want sick skills from little kids check this out: local kids too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMpkV0g2Kk


RoadKillen
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“Can you see OK?”

“No, I don’t have to pee.”

I have a 4yr old. That part of the video gave me lols.


J Z
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@cburch watching 8-10 year olds throw tail whips over doubles lets me know how weak my trail bike-fu is.


Anonymous #

sure they can throw tail whips. but can they outrace a pat bus thru rush hour?


cburch
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Well they were 6 and 8 in that video and considering that they are both national champs in bmx racing they probably could beat a bus through town.


cburch
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Also I’m doing a night ride out at bavington tomorrow night. It’s a great place to get introduced to night riding as the trails are nice and flowing and much less technical than frick.

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