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    Spent the last two weeks in SW Utah. Hiking,...

    Spent the last two weeks in SW Utah. Hiking, canyoneering, riding my bike, and taking pictures. KOM of every flat or uphill segment I rode on the XC bike, minus one 400m stretch of fireroad. Was...
  2. I can't believe I'm saying this, but here goes: ...

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but here goes:

    Finish out the school year, race collegiate this spring. Take a break from college for a couple of years, but make sure that you leave in good...
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    356896 Chinese carbon 29er frame, a la Focus...

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    Chinese carbon 29er frame, a la Focus Raven 29er.
    DT Swiss XRC 950T rims, 240s disc hubs
    XX1 drivetrain
    XX brakes
    18.6lbs.
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    Top 3 on a nasty Strava segment today. 48min,...

    Top 3 on a nasty Strava segment today. 48min, 3min behind a dude that finished on the lead lap at Pro XC nationals.

    I am Le Tired. Will be doing it again tomorrow.
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    AndySTI, I'm building up my second set on the...

    AndySTI,

    I'm building up my second set on the cheap (as compared to the DT Swiss wheels...). Should cost me <$600.

    I miss riding in Bend. Low-grade trails, hauling ass through the high-desert...
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    They are the XC4s. Just picked up a pair of 30mm...

    They are the XC4s. Just picked up a pair of 30mm wide, 30mm deep carbon tubular rims off eBay for $335, shipped, so I might be building up another set here shortly. Should be great for supporting the...
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    356636 XX1, at 18.6lbs. Tubeless is great, but...

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    XX1, at 18.6lbs. Tubeless is great, but tubulars are truly mind blowing. Like you said, the off-camber grip is what makes the difference. Those tires are a mini-knob design, and they grip...
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    Fun ride off road solo, fun ride with fiancee on...

    Fun ride off road solo, fun ride with fiancee on the road.

    <---145lbs of it.
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    25 miles on the MTB. Hit some top 10s on new...

    25 miles on the MTB. Hit some top 10s on new Strava segments. In Fort Collins, CO, that's not doing too badly, particularly when wearing an extra 10lbs of clothing, you live at 360ft ASL, and...
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    At one point mine was 38bpm, living at 7200ft in...

    At one point mine was 38bpm, living at 7200ft in AFG. Now, despite being at less than one-tenth that altitude and being in better (cycling) shape, I'm in the low 40s.

    Figure that **** out.
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    The self loathing is not worth it. That, and...

    The self loathing is not worth it.

    That, and you'll see lower numbers.
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    En route to lovely Fort Collins, CO. MTB is...

    En route to lovely Fort Collins, CO.

    MTB is coming with me; hoping for dry trails and sunny skies.

    Oh, and last night I had a post-AFG 10min PR, on the trainer. Looking forward to seeing what I...
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    Ah. Smith Rock. Good stuff.

    Ah. Smith Rock. Good stuff.
  14. WORS in WI is the best state series in the...

    WORS in WI is the best state series in the country. Best attended races, bar none. Hundreds of racers at every event, and lots of talent at all levels.
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    12 mile ruck march with the platoon yesterday....

    12 mile ruck march with the platoon yesterday. We've received 7 new Soldiers since we came back from the 'Stan; there were some sad little souls out there in the second 6 miles. Apparently the "light...
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    As an MTB racer who rides nothing but tubeless...

    As an MTB racer who rides nothing but tubeless (well, race wheels are tubulars), this is an interesting topic.

    First and foremost, if you're running 110psi, tubeless, that is absolutely...
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    Today: 1x10' at 330w, 1x20 at 310w. A little...

    Today: 1x10' at 330w, 1x20 at 310w.

    A little tubby after a week at home; 147lbs. Hopefully a trim <143 by April.

    Also: need a fan for the basement. Thought I was going to die towards the end...
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    Good week of riding, albeit all solo, on the...

    Good week of riding, albeit all solo, on the trails in Palos Forest Preserve, near Chicago.

    Somehow burped a tire going UPHILL on my last day; luckily I had another front wheel to use and I was...
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    352776352777 As some of the fatter members of...

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    As some of the fatter members of my profession would exclaim, "Death before dismount!".

    29er HT with DT Swiss tubulars, in 2x10 configuration, 19.4lbs. When I go XX1, 18.8lbs.
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    Here's my problem with running UST without...

    Here's my problem with running UST without sealant:

    Say you run over a thorny bush, and you get multiple thorns/punctures in your tire. Your tire goes flat. You remove the valve, throw in a tube....
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    Well, I should note that it's only the climbs...

    Well, I should note that it's only the climbs that sees the decrease. On the flatter sections I'm definitely hitting some higher revs.
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    Just booked a vacation that will see me and the...

    Just booked a vacation that will see me and the fiancee in the SW Utah desert for two weeks after Christmas.

    Riding, running, hiking, climbing, clean and lean living.

    Hoping to get down to...
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    As someone who came from the road side of the...

    As someone who came from the road side of the house and is now exclusively a mountain bike racer, this high cadence stuff is quite strange.

    In most of my best efforts, off road, the average...
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    Yes. Come on up to lovely Fort Drum, NY and tell...

    Yes. Come on up to lovely Fort Drum, NY and tell me all about your problems. I will show you my platoon's supply cage, which contains 44 pairs of snow shoes.

    Or the "Michelin Man" suit that, when...
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    Bear in mind, I wasn't exactly idle in AFG....

    Bear in mind, I wasn't exactly idle in AFG. Riding, running, "walking"...ahem...at 7,200ft for 9 months won't hurt your fitness. But it's good to see actual numbers as opposed to those from a...
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