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Old 03-03-11, 09:53 PM   #1
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A little bit of MTB today. Didn't want to do anything too extreme cause my legs are still sore from the jump rope. I usually do 2 loops on Claremont Hills no problem. Today I did one and that was enough. Well I did cruise the area for a while after the climb trying to stretch the legs. One loop of claremont is 5 miles but the first two is an 1800 ft gain. While warming up on the flat section, my calves were so stiff I was doing about 3 mph haha!

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It's good to see that you use bar ends also. In the '90s when I first got into mountain biking it seemed like everyone had them. Now they are much less common. I don't know why, as it is really nice to have the extra hand positions. I put them on my mtb and even my low-end Trek 7000 WSD comfort hybrid. I really like them for climbing (of course!)
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It's good to see that you use bar ends also. In the '90s when I first got into mountain biking it seemed like everyone had them. Now they are much less common. I don't know why, as it is really nice to have the extra hand positions. I put them on my mtb and even my low-end Trek 7000 WSD comfort hybrid. I really like them for climbing (of course!)
Oh yeah, when I'm climbing, I rarely hold the grips. I hold the BE's.

I don't think I could climb some of the steep stuff without them. Like this (registered 24% on partner's Garmin)

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I like your neighborhood. Great climbing, when are you riding Leadville?
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Oh yeah, when I'm climbing, I rarely hold the grips. I hold the BE's.

I don't think I could climb some of the steep stuff without them. Like this (registered 24% on partner's Garmin)

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Grimace I'd LOVE to climb that after the weight's gone. Would need a helmet cam for the video though, as mtb rides are way too rough for a handlebar cam
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Grimace I'd LOVE to climb that after the weight's gone. Would need a helmet cam for the video though, as mtb rides are way too rough for a handlebar cam

I've tried the helmet cam onthe MTB. OK on the climbs but very shakey on the dh. I'm not fast enough on the descent to make a good DH vid anyways.
But the helmet cam does attract alot of attention.


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I've tried the helmet cam onthe MTB. OK on the climbs but very shakey on the dh. I'm not fast enough on the descent to make a good DH vid anyways.
But the helmet cam does attract alot of attention.
When are you going to make a raw helmet cam mtb video?
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When are you going to make a raw helmet cam mtb video?
I can't. Too many women on the trail and if Gina see's it, I'm toast! Kidding of course.

Although once Eyemage and I did a ride where two pretty nice looking gals started talking dirty to me when they saw me taking pics. I just laughed and played it off cause Im not that type of guy. Good thing I didn't have the recorder yet, or is it?

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I can't. Too many women on the trail and if Gina see's it, I'm toast! Kidding of course.

Although once Eyemage and I did a ride where two pretty nice looking gals started talking dirty to me when they saw me taking pics. I just laughed and played it off cause Im not that type of guy. Good thing I didn't have the recorder yet, or is it?

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Didn't want to do anything too extreme cause my legs are still sore from the jump rope.


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I've tried the helmet cam onthe MTB. OK on the climbs but very shakey on the dh. I'm not fast enough on the descent to make a good DH vid anyways.
But the helmet cam does attract alot of attention.
Oh Beanz you sure got your share of looking at finest what nature has to offer Angelica is such a nice name, and it doesn't hurt shes hot

Anyway, it is beautiful out there. If I ever had a reason to come over the big pond, this is going to be it. To ride those fabulous mountains. The quietness of the trail, coupled with natural beauty of the place and other natural beauties just calls out to come there

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Yeah ..........but my legs hurt!
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Oh Beanz you sure got your share of looking at finest what nature has to offer Angelica is such a nice name, and it doesn't hurt shes hot

Anyway, it is beautiful out there. If I ever had a reason to come over the big pond, this is going to be it. To ride those fabulous mountains. The quietness of the trail, coupled with natural beauty of the place and other natural beauties just calls out to come there
If ya ever get the chance, this is the place to visit!

Angelica, I think her personality made her even more hot. I've got Gina but if I didn't, I'd be sure to carry a recorder everywherre. It attracts lots of attention. I've ran into lots of guys that complain they can't meet women. But IMO, they are going a it all wrong trying to capture their attention with fancy shoes and handlebar tape!

Most women I talked to in the vids, I don't say a thing, they ask, "is that a recorder?". Converstion striker. So that's a little tip for the sinlge guy!...Oh yeah, and learn how to dance.
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I love my bar ends for climbing too, and extra hand positions. Seems people have went to four foot long treecatchers.. I mean handlebars for leverage now, from what I read.
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