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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-19-10, 10:13 AM   #1
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I like to play on rocks! (PICS)

Headed out to go play near the apt. yesterday. had a great time working on my clip in skills (I have a long way to go) I also rode with is guy who is absolutely amazing! Yup time to work on my skills! Looking forward to next time, felt great getting out!











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This is from the other guy I went with












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Aaron doing some jumping. I did the same but crashed the landing.




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A little bushwacking in the brushes.






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We weren't alone. Two them. Couldn't tell if they were mt. kitties or bobcats. Aaron thought maybe coyotes, but their nose was too short.







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Here is a short video that was taken. I should start taking more videos.

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Nice pics and video! You guys are insane, bushwhacked legs just aren't any fun in my book!....I just can't believe how clean and shiny you Colorado peeps keep your tires!I thought it was just you, guess not!
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LOL It's all in good fun! I am really curious now how bad you thought our tires got over here. Yeah the legs was a entry taken a bit to fast
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Yours do look a little dirtier than the snow pics you posted a while back. But if you look at your buddy's sidewalls in the first pic, they look spitshine black! Maybe it's that my tires go through more dirt while you ride lots of rocks?

Do you clean your tires? I don't. The rims every so often, the frame is kept somewhat clean but the drivetrain is cleaned and lubed after every ride (runs better and quiet that way)................By the way, I noticed that you have the same exact red tire on one of your bikes, it too is real shiny red! (Panaracer Fire XC Pro)




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This is like yours vs mine!

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Nice photos! Looks like a great spot to ride.
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Those are great shots. I'm dying to get back to Colorado to ride something like that when i go back to visit the family. Looks like a good time had by all.
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That was really neat the way you hopped around those rocks in the video!
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That was really neat the way you hopped around those rocks in the video!


I would fall on my face. I noticed the rear suspension really helps with that move, Is it possible with a hardtail as well?
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Thanks, it was a blast!

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Those are great shots. I'm dying to get back to Colorado to ride something like that when i go back to visit the family. Looks like a good time had by all.
What part of CO?

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Oh yeah, totally possible. if you are ever in CO I will show you!
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Very cool riding, I think I'm way too much of a lumox to ever play in rocks like that (at least if I wanna keep my teeth and various limbs intact).

This is an old, but super cool and helps me believe we're a long way from finding the limit of what humans can do on bicycles... Your video reminded me of this.

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Very cool riding, I think I'm way too much of a lumox to ever play in rocks like that (at least if I wanna keep my teeth and various limbs intact).

This is an old, but super cool and helps me believe we're a long way from finding the limit of what humans can do on bicycles... Your video reminded me of this.
Thanks! I am amazed that my little blurp reminded you of that.... That just made my day!
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Funrover,

I have family both in the Springs and in Denver. Where were you riding?
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This is like yours vs mine!

Best mtb tires! Are yours the "imitations" or are they the real, made in Japan, Panaracer tires? Mine are the cheapie ones...but still awesome tires!
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The heavy cheapies, $25. I've seen some models priced around $45'ish(?). Too rich for my blood!
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The heavy cheapies, $25. I've seen some models priced around $45'ish(?). Too rich for my blood!
I agree. I bought mine back in 2001 in college, when I actually had somewhere to mountain bike. Now they are abused on fine gravel trails, but never again! I am going to order some Michelin Country Rock tires for the canal path riding. They are pretty inexpensive, and I really dont need agressive tires. But Ill keep the fire xc pro on the LX rims in case I do an offroad or long trip (no flats ever with them, I trust them)
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I have family both in the Springs and in Denver. Where were you riding?
Castle Rock In between those 2
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