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    Got it. Problem is not too many MTBRs here. ...

    Got it. Problem is not too many MTBRs here.

    None of my mountain bikes have CF wheels so I don't have direct experience. But if you are just going to ride the XC trails at Duthie you'll be fine. ...
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    That's outstanding SF. Miller is not an easy...

    That's outstanding SF. Miller is not an easy ride and the trails get moto chundered which really kind of ruins things. Great effort on your part. You'll like Stafford much better, not open to...
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    This question is better asked in the Washington...

    This question is better asked in the Washington forum over on MTBR.com

    More information on Duthie Hill:

    https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/duthie-hill
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    SF, how did you like the Miller Peak ride? Which...

    SF, how did you like the Miller Peak ride? Which direction did you ride?

    It probably early enough in the season that the motos have not chundered the trail completely...

    BTW, if you want to go...
  5. One-day STP riders are on their own to get over...

    One-day STP riders are on their own to get over the bridge. At least they were when I rode a one-day in 2009. Two-day riders were escorted over the bridge back then. They would wait for a mass to...
  6. Evergreen is a great Mountain Biking resource but...

    Evergreen is a great Mountain Biking resource but the WHIMPS are the go-to group in the Bellingham area: WMBC | Save The Trails

    There are many trail options around Bellingham...some listed on the...
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    If groups want to draft I say have at it. My...

    If groups want to draft I say have at it. My only objection is when the random cyclist jumps onto my wheel without asking or letting me know they are there. I don't know him, he does not know me...
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    The SVT has some sections of what looks like...

    The SVT has some sections of what looks like fairly new gravel after the bridge. I rode them a couple weeks ago on my cross bike with 700x28 tires and it was no problem. The new gravel sections are...
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    You could also just hop onto I-90 at exit 22...

    You could also just hop onto I-90 at exit 22 (Preston) and ride to exit 25 (Snoqualmie Parkway). It's legal and it's not as bad as it sounds. Also, where you are getting onto the SVT at Reinig Rd.,...
  10. Super Sweet! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Super Sweet! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Nicely done!

    Nicely done!
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    I've stayed in the Cabins at Lake Crescent a...

    I've stayed in the Cabins at Lake Crescent a couple of times and it was a great experience.

    I'd stay at Paradise at Rainier. Don't miss the drive up to Sunrise. I love to ride my bike up to...
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    I switched from BB7's to TRP HY/RD's...

    I switched from BB7's to TRP HY/RD's (mechanically actuated hydraulic calipers) last year. HY/RD's are a big upgrade over BB7's. I'd love full hydraulics but I don't love the price. Maybe in a few...
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    I'm 54 years old. Been bike commuting fulltime...

    I'm 54 years old. Been bike commuting fulltime since 2008. My current commute is 40 miles RT but most of it is on paved MUPS which makes it pretty pleasant.

    I've driven my car to work maybe ten...
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    Thanks for the heads up SF. Monte Cristo has...

    Thanks for the heads up SF. Monte Cristo has been on my bucket list forever. I need to get out there.

    If try riding the log and you go into the water, you'll definitely want to go in downstream...
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    Did you check the Washington State Parks website?...

    Did you check the Washington State Parks website?

    Iron Horse State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

    Click "Camping" and "Maps".

    I've ridden the entire trail from...
  17. Thread: STP Questions

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    An acquaintance did a one day STP on a cruiser...

    An acquaintance did a one day STP on a cruiser bike in 2009. I did the one day ride that year and ran into him in the shower line at the finish. He was still had on the shorts, Hawaiian shirt and...
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    Get off the SRT at 124th, ride up the hill, turn...

    Get off the SRT at 124th, ride up the hill, turn right at Slater and then left onto the Kirkland trail.
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    I've been riding my bike to and from work full...

    I've been riding my bike to and from work full time for the last three years which means I am really not driving that much anymore. I've come to realize that there is a proficiency that you maintain...
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    I've done the climbs you mention and more with a...

    I've done the climbs you mention and more with a 50x34 double on the front and a 32-11 cassette on the rear (10 sp). I've never wanted for a lower gear range but will run out of gearing at the other...
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    What is a BSO? I just use a spreadsheet to...

    What is a BSO?

    I just use a spreadsheet to track my commutes.
  22. Hi Billy - The park that Kindaslow is...

    Hi Billy -

    The park that Kindaslow is referring to is the Duthie Hill park. You can find information on it here: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/duthie-hill

    You'll want to checkout the...
  23. Thread: Stinky Spoke

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    Anyone who wants a little dirt workout should...

    Anyone who wants a little dirt workout should checkout the Thursday night Thrilla (which is short for the "Thrilla in Woodinvilla") which utilizes the same roads/trails as the Stinky Spoke, but with...
  24. Thread: Stinky Spoke

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    Hang on, the Stinky Spoke is in the Redmond...

    Hang on, the Stinky Spoke is in the Redmond area...why would I want to take the Kingston Ferry?

    Or are we talking about different Stinky Spokes?
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    LOL. I earned every foot of that view!

    LOL. I earned every foot of that view!
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