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Old 12-22-11, 07:35 AM   #126
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Yeah I'm a pedal wuss. Either that or I just slip pedals unusually often. Maybe both. I think it adds to my false sense of security too.

I think Syracuse is about 3 hours from me. It'll have to wait for a little until I'm 100% recovered from ankle surgery (and spend some time on the bike after that to make sure I remember how to ride hah), but I could be up for that.
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Did you bring your skillz to help build the place?
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I think this would be a great venue for the TGMBG. Do people from NC burst into flames when they arrive in NY state?
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Highrevs and two other bangers are arriving this evening from north cackalaka, although 66 aint one of 'em. I don't think he likes to come down out of those mountains much...and I don't blame him.
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Coming along really well.
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That is some considerable crud right there.
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Headed down two hours south to Pocahontas state park in VA, rode for all of five minutes before faceplanting into a stretch of wooden trail... edge of one of the boards went into my helmet, leaving a nice dent. Had almost no vision, my friend drove me home, I got out of the car, threw up, and went to the hospital. Needless to say I had a concussion.

Everything hurts today. Thank god I was wearing a helmet.
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Ouch. Was it a morning ride? Where I am any wooden section of trail that the county put up was treated with something that when it's damp it's as slick as ice with a thin layer of grease on top of it.
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No, by time we started riding it was right around noon. Not sure why I went down, it happened very fast. I had trouble walking back to the car.. not a good experience.
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Probably still damp. Was around 12:30pm when I had the wheels go out on me on a wooden bridge back in the spring of 2010.
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Good thing you had a friend there to help out! Glad to hear you made it out okay.
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half-ass intro:

i'm a cyclist (primarily of the road-racing persuasion) who wants to get back into mtbing again.

In college I owned a steel hardtail bonty privateer with crappy v-brakes and like a first gen marzoochi bomber fork. It had tons of character. I sold out of frustration after a wreck a couple summers back landed me in the ER with torn ligaments in my left shoulder and a good concussion.
Additionally, I figured that I wouldn't want an mtb anymore because I was moving back home to socal (N county San Diego) and away from Humboldt. Needless to say the riding up there is awesome .

As time has passed I've missed it. MTB'ing was what I did on easy days, days when I didn't have prescribed training to do or just whenever I wanted to enjoy nature on the bike without being left brained about it.
My gf and I went hiking on a trail about a week ago with some real steep, techy switchbacks and there were some people riding up the trail on mtbs. I must have one now.

What I owned was a hardtail 26", and while I enjoyed the maneuverability and am kinda set on purchasing another, I would like to try a 29er before I make my decision. Im inclined to just stick with 26" because I could care less about how fast I am over fire roads and bumpy flat sections. I want a hardtail xc rig that I can huck a little bit and pick fun sketchy lines with. Iono, I could go either way I guess.

I'll be trolling the local Clist and asking around the roadie community for mtbs that are collecting dust. I can't wait to post my new rig up on here and start hitting the trails again.
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Good thing you had a friend there to help out! Glad to hear you made it out okay.
I had to carry myself out, he's definitely lucky.
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Got a small gift card to burn. Can't decide...

My 6" and 8" diagonal cutters are cheap chinese and slightly side-to-side wonky. My lineman's pliers are in the same boat. But Irwin V-Groove pliers are just cool looking. I just can't decide. I've got a set of small and medium Craftsman "channel-lock-type" pliers. The V-groove would be similar...so I don't "need" them.

AAAAARGH...I should probably just update my daggum cutters.
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Get an adjustable wrench or two, you will never know when you need more than one.
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Channelock (brand). They make excellent dikes, lineman's . . . and all pliers for that matter. Treat yourself; you'll never have to buy a replacement and neither will your kids.
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Since we're randomly bringing things up...I like tools too...I finally just bought a ball joint remover/installer kit after holding off for so long.

And I like parts too...soon it'll be time to order the T-76 (sizing to be confirmed by Turbonetics) for the V.
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^^ Fok ya dude!


What are you doing here anyway? Don't you have indoor soccer practice to watch or something?
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It's geek, not nerd, nerd.

Ive been using some Greenlee lineman's dykes I got at Loweses and I've been impressed with their quality and comfort. For slip joint pliers I have Weil (?) garage sale find that are spring loaded and awesome. Cobalt diagonal cutters seem to work well but they don't see heavy use in my shop.


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They're nerds. You're a dork, dork.

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