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  1. Sounds like the roads would not be a good option....

    Sounds like the roads would not be a good option. I would really like to find some fast flowing single track. I don't mind climbing in fact I prefer it because it means fun downhill. Any good...
  2. Coming to Australia (Sunshin coast) and need advice

    We will be heading to Australia for a few weeks next March & April and I would like to take a bike. The extra cost to get a bike there means I can only take one. I have road, Cross and a FS MTB. ...
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    Here is mine....

    Here is mine.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/theorracle/SuperX_zpsb0f5865c.jpg
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    Sticky: Here is mine....

    Here is mine.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/theorracle/SuperX_zpsb0f5865c.jpg
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    You can't go wrong with Enve wheels. ...

    You can't go wrong with Enve wheels.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/theorracle/aside1.jpg
  6. Nice bikes, what tubulars are those?

    Nice bikes, what tubulars are those?
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    The Michigan Mountain Mayhem. Registration opens...

    The Michigan Mountain Mayhem. Registration opens this Saturday and it will sell out very fast.
    http://www.michiganmountainmayhem.com/
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    Use the big big method. Put the chain around the...

    Use the big big method. Put the chain around the big ring and the bigest casette gear and add one link (two pieces). do not run it throught the derailer just around the gears.
  9. Paypal is your best bet if he does not have an...

    Paypal is your best bet if he does not have an account ask him to set up an account it only takes a few days and you have the time. As soon as you get the money pull it out of your Paypal account in...
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    I always wear a cap or headband to help with...

    I always wear a cap or headband to help with sweat but I also wipe sweat from my forehead like above.

    I hate sweat on my glasses!!!
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    Most of them will be good quality but I am sure...

    Most of them will be good quality but I am sure there are junk products made as well it all depends on the factory and there standards.

    I ordered some carboChinesese mountain bike rims and had...
  12. This is my favorite right now. It is from the...

    This is my favorite right now. It is from the Iceman race 3 days ago.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/theorracle/Iceman-2012.jpg
  13. This happened just the other day. I picked a...

    This happened just the other day. I picked a line that looked solid... It was not. I was ejected and ended up very muddy and a long way from home.
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    Brian, you beat me to it. This is just one of...

    Brian, you beat me to it.

    This is just one of the climbs on the ride in my signature.
  15. Thread: Niner vs Trek

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    Both of those are great bikes. I went through...

    Both of those are great bikes. I went through the exact same dilemma last year. I wanted a high end full suspension 29er with the best suspension. I demoed many bikes including the superfly, RDO,...
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    Poll: I thought I might as well put a road climb as...

    I thought I might as well put a road climb as well.

    I am the event coordinator for a hill challenge ride called the Michigan Mountain Mayhem and I made this video of a hill I call The Super Hill....
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    Poll: here is the raw version of just Anita's Hill. It...

    here is the raw version of just Anita's Hill. It is the first Hill in the video and is crazy steep with a nix mix of sand. Sorry about the loud shifting. The unit had the mic and it was put in the...
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    Poll: I might be sick but I truly love both. I love...

    I might be sick but I truly love both.

    I love the pain of long steep grinders and demoralizing people as they crack and I go by but nothing beats the thrill of a super fast flowing downhill with...
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    I plan on going to a trail building party there...

    I plan on going to a trail building party there this sunday and then checking it out after that.

    I also have heard good things about it.
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    I have the 12nm and it is fine. Unless you are a...

    I have the 12nm and it is fine. Unless you are a 1000w+ sprinter the 12nm will be plenty. I have had mine for a 1 1/2 years and put around 6000 miles on them and have not had a single problem and...
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    Lots of hills in the Northwest lower between TC...

    Lots of hills in the Northwest lower between TC and the Bridge. It might be worth a weekend or day trip. If you follow the link in my signature you can down load the maps and Q-sheets from the...
  22. I did it the last year before they did wave...

    I did it the last year before they did wave starts and yes pacelines can be the reason for the fast times. This ride does attract a lot of wanna be racers and when you put them together on a flat...
  23. I did it a few years ago and it is very flat. ...

    I did it a few years ago and it is very flat. The only hills I remember were at mile 67 and mile 80, the other hills you see on the graph average less than 50ft per mile and are more like false...
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    Yes it will, I know a shop that when people want...

    Yes it will, I know a shop that when people want to save weight they put 26" tubes in 29er tires and they work fine. However when you run tubes that are two small you are stretching the tube and...
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    If you still run tubes then yes you do have to...

    If you still run tubes then yes you do have to keep pressure high enough as to not get pinch flats. I run tubless and at 165 run 18 and 20 psi.
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