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    Have fun! Mammoth is my favorite place to...

    Have fun! Mammoth is my favorite place to vacation in all of CA. We go every summer for at least a week. I was up there in July for a week. I left the road bike at home and road downhill mountain...
  2. I see you went with the Hardrock. Both of my...

    I see you went with the Hardrock. Both of my boys, 11 & 13, ride a '14 Hardrock 29er's with hydraulic brakes. They really like them but are yearning for a full suspension Camber or Stumpjumper like...
  3. I have over 4,000 miles in the last year on my...

    I have over 4,000 miles in the last year on my Roubaix Elite Apex. Right now and I am 220lbs. I have not even had to have one of the wheels trued yet. I have been through 2 back tires and one chain...
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    I forgot to mention the main reason why I went...

    I forgot to mention the main reason why I went with the Garmin 510. It can sync with your cell phone and you can start a live track. You can choose who you want to send a live track email to in...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/BBates/Thre...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/BBates/Thread%20Animation/iagree.gif I bought mine about a year ago and don't regret it at all. I really like how you can customize the screens to show exactly...
  6. I have now had my Bikehand Repair Stand...

    I have now had my Bikehand Repair Stand for about a week. Overall, I am very pleased with it performance considering the low $90 price. The clamp could definitely be easier to use, but I don't seem...
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    My '13 Roubaix Elite Apex will be one year old in...

    My '13 Roubaix Elite Apex will be one year old in a couple of weeks. I have racked up about 4K miles on it in the last 12 months and still love it. It is still bone stock other than replacing the 2...
  8. I just bought a Bikehand Cycle Pro Mechanic Bike...

    I just bought a Bikehand Cycle Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand off Amazon last night for $90. It has many positive reviews on Amazon. I would post a link, but Amazon is blocked on my work computer. ...
  9. Thread: Hill 1- me 0

    by B8888S
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    Yikes only a 28 n the rear. I run a 32 on the...

    Yikes only a 28 n the rear. I run a 32 on the back and am not ashamed to use it when I need it!
  10. Thread: New Milestone

    by B8888S
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    Keep it up!! I remember when 5 miles was all I...

    Keep it up!! I remember when 5 miles was all I could ride. That was a little over one year ago. Today I went 62 miles with 1600ft of climbing. Keep riding every day and you will notice a steady...
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    Boy am I lucky! Both of my planned vacations for...

    Boy am I lucky! Both of my planned vacations for this summer have been planning with cycling in mind. All four of us enjoy getting out and exploring on our bikes. I am the only one of us that...
  12. You are not nuts! I currently have three bikes;...

    You are not nuts! I currently have three bikes; roadie, hard tail mountain bike, and full suspension mountain bike. I have not bought a bike in about 6 months and now find myself lusting after a CX...
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    In my office/hobby room. ...

    In my office/hobby room.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/BBates/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps272bed39.jpg
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    Poll: After my new mountain bike was stolen out of my...

    After my new mountain bike was stolen out of my garage last June, my wife made me keep all of our bikes, 6 of them, in the house.
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    This! When I am on the road or bike path, I ride...

    This! When I am on the road or bike path, I ride my road bike. When I will be on dirt/gravel roads, I ride my hardtail mountain bike. When I will be riding rough singletrack, the full suspension...
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    On the bright side, the weather here,Bakersfield,...

    On the bright side, the weather here,Bakersfield, has been garbage. I have not rode since Tuesday morning. With the wind and the rain, I have been jogging, walking, or on the trainer.

    Follow...
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    I just bought two of these, Hardrock 29er, last...

    I just bought two of these, Hardrock 29er, last Christmas. Each of my boys, ages 11 & 13, got the version with hydraulic brakes. They ride them everywhere from the roads, local orchards, and out on...
  18. Thule T2 with the optional extension. It easily...

    Thule T2 with the optional extension. It easily holds four 29er Mountain Bikes when my whole family goes riding. I looked at the Kuat, but could not justify the extra $$$. For my road bike, I just...
  19. I had my Mountain bike along with all of my power...

    I had my Mountain bike along with all of my power tools were stolen out of my garage last year. Luckily they did not get my Roubiax that was in the house. My bike was a 4 month old Specialized...
  20. I also find it hard to ride this time of year. ...

    I also find it hard to ride this time of year. The days are short and my time is stretched between work, children, home, church, and other commitments.

    My solution. I now get up at 4:30 am and...
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    Before I bought my road bike, I was using...

    Before I bought my road bike, I was using Scwhalbe Marathon Supreme 700 x 35 on my Specialized Carve 29er. They rode very well and was completely satisfied with the setup on the road. ...
  22. Excellent Advice Above! Ride that sucker!! ...

    Excellent Advice Above!

    Ride that sucker!! Have some fun! When something breaks, fix it.
  23. Thread: I am fat..

    by B8888S
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    THIS!!! I am not working on myself...

    THIS!!!

    I am not working on myself strangers. I am doing this for my wife and my boys. If not for them expressing their concerns about my health last year, I would likely still be 65 lbs....
  24. I also like the hitch mount option. I can easily...

    I also like the hitch mount option. I can easily fit 4 29ers, all with disc brakes, on my Thule T2 with the optional extension. Easy on and easy off. The rack is not cheap, but in my opinion well...
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    Yesterday when out for about 20 miles on my...

    Yesterday when out for about 20 miles on my hardtail mountain bike. Rode through a bunch of orchards, farmland, and some old oil land. Had a great time just exploring.
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