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    I hear you on those winters. I spent more than a...

    I hear you on those winters. I spent more than a decade in Kansas and Colorado. I keep a snow shovel in the garage as a reminder. You can escape the heat, for the most part. But cold just stinks,...
  2. I grew up in Phoenix and Prescott was always the...

    I grew up in Phoenix and Prescott was always the AWESOME place to get away to. The hills/mountains around Prescott make for a huge variety of rides. A large Mountain bike community builds trails...
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    You will love the Vegas Valley for riding. I...

    You will love the Vegas Valley for riding. I live in the Henderson area and we have a thriving cycling community. On Facebook look for Green Valley Cyclists. There is a website called meetup.com. ...
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    The CDale price seems reasonable. I lean in the...

    The CDale price seems reasonable. I lean in the direction you are looking. I have been XC before there was a class for it. I have a F/S Scott Spark and it fits me and what I like doing. To me...
  5. I ride fat and skinny tires and have for years. ...

    I ride fat and skinny tires and have for years. Fat tires are much more an adventure. What Colin said is my experience as well.
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    REI and REI.com clearance are two of my favorite...

    REI and REI.com clearance are two of my favorite shops. If you can wait for delivery, REI.com/outlet has 2012 to 2014 overstock for up to 70% off. Great stuff. I like Pearl Iz, Zoic and even the...
  7. Thread: Hi all!

    by Daspydyr
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    Mountain biking is about having fun in great...

    Mountain biking is about having fun in great places. You will enjoy what you have. I also enjoy tweaking with parts.

    You just get busy and have a blast. Post more pictures, the CDale looks...
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    You are really old! Better jump in before it is...

    You are really old! Better jump in before it is too late.

    I made the opposite entry into cycling. I have been on fat tires since 1.85 were really radical. In 2011 I bought my first set of...
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    Sympathy here, been there, done that. Once after...

    Sympathy here, been there, done that. Once after a day of Mountain biking in Ruidoso, NM I decided to bike over a mountain to get a burger and Onion rings in town. I was taking a road through a...
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    Good story, similar things have happened to me in...

    Good story, similar things have happened to me in conversation. When they ask about cc's I ask about Blood Pressure and Resting heart rate. I know its a stupid male thing.
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    https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v...

    https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/546615_3606556929491_2012353081_n.jpg?oh=edee8ec09cf1a3c02dae159fd6b8ba7a&oe=54B40B4F

    I'm the chubby one.
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    that is some huge climbing, great effort and...

    that is some huge climbing, great effort and outstanding report. 2 Centuries, good for you.
  13. Thread: Hip Hurtin'

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    I had both hips replaced in 2008. It was a huge...

    I had both hips replaced in 2008. It was a huge improvement for my health. Good luck on your recovery and biking. Glad to see that you are doing well.
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    That is really BAD MUP Maintenance. We have...

    That is really BAD MUP Maintenance. We have miles of MUPs in Southern NV. But there is a "MUP Sweeping Machine" I guess you call it. It is similar to a street sweeper. The crew does a better job...
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    Balloon Fiesta? We were there Sunday morning. ...

    Balloon Fiesta? We were there Sunday morning. We started off enjoying a Green Chili Breakfast Burrito and coffee. The winds kept the Balloons from Lifting, but we did get to see a few inflate.
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  16. My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9...

    My bike is a Scott Spark 20 with Shimano XT 9 speed shifters and hydraulic brakes. Everything fits and works well. No problems!

    WELL, the lockout shifter for the rear shock keeps breaking. ...
  17. You are upgrading a 2006 bike. Ask yourself if...

    You are upgrading a 2006 bike. Ask yourself if you are really that attached to the bike that you want to spend money on changes. That being said, I had a 1994 Hardtail that I loved and kept it...
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    My guess is glass and pointy stones.

    My guess is glass and pointy stones.
  19. HA! That's why its called an obsession! Don't...

    HA! That's why its called an obsession! Don't have time to list. Reality can be humiliating!
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    Good to see your post and hear about your...

    Good to see your post and hear about your progress. I had both hips replaced in 2008. That is how I found this site, 50+ was my intro. Both replacements are excellent and strong.


    Here is...
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    I bought a pair of these last year. They roll...

    I bought a pair of these last year. They roll smooth and fast, handling is superior. But they FLAT A LOT! Could just be my personal experience. I love em and hate em.
  22. You are in the zone. Good place to be, congrats!

    You are in the zone. Good place to be, congrats!
  23. Nino Schuerter can't be a bad act to follow! Get...

    Nino Schuerter can't be a bad act to follow! Get the Scott. I have a Spark 20. I love it. But then again, there anywhere from 5-50 bikes that I would love. Go with the one that has the best...
  24. YES I AM!:lol:

    YES I AM!:lol:
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    Then there are the three "Pony Tailed Trophy...

    Then there are the three "Pony Tailed Trophy wives" (I came up with that name) running on the MUP. I am courteous and slow down when coming up behind them. I go really cautiously slow most of the...
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