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    Not everyone is in it for the thrill and...

    Not everyone is in it for the thrill and excitement. Some of us just want to ride home without worrying about that stranger on our wheel. So do us all a favor and ask before you latch on. What's...
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    95. Daily, year-round.

    95. Daily, year-round.
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    It's the height of rudeness to jump on the wheel...

    It's the height of rudeness to jump on the wheel of a rider you don't know without asking permission. I like the walking down the street analogy. When someone appears on my back wheel I'll wave...
  4. Thread: Larch rides

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    Generally the earliest you can ride the loop is...

    Generally the earliest you can ride the loop is later in August.
  5. Thread: Rim Wear :-(

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    FWIW, my commuter has Mavic Open Pro rims laced...

    FWIW, my commuter has Mavic Open Pro rims laced up to DT Swiss Disc hubs. After 16,000+ fairly miles on some pretty rough roads the rims are still true and there is no cracking visible around any of...
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    Quite a bit of that area is open - outside of the...

    Quite a bit of that area is open - outside of the Wilderness boundaries of course.

    The Teanaway area is also open to bikes. Some great riding in there.

    I rode that loop two weeks ago. Martin...
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    I cannot offer much advice about Larch rides from...

    I cannot offer much advice about Larch rides from a road bike. I can offer a great Larch ride from a Mountain Bike :)

    Here are a few photos from my ride over Angels Staircase and Horsehead pass...
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    Er, perhaps you missed this: Evergreen MTB...

    Er, perhaps you missed this: Evergreen MTB Calendar, Evergreen MTB Calendar, Evergreen MTB Calendar

    Deep Creek does not get as much traffic as the others. Palisades, Ranger Creek, Dalles Ridge,...
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    I completely understand why some road riders may...

    I completely understand why some road riders may not be attracted to Mountain Biking. And not all Mountain Bike rides are as rugged as this one (this is a very advanced level ride). For me Mountain...
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    Summers Last Hurrah - Angels Staircase

    With the good weather fading fast here in Washington State, two buddies and I loaded up last weekend and headed for the North Washington Cascades to bag the Angel's Staircase loop - a classic...
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    None that I know of unfortunately...

    None that I know of unfortunately...
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    From the U-Dub, you can head north on the...

    From the U-Dub, you can head north on the Burke-Gillman trail. In Bothell it becomes the Sammamish River trail which you can take to Redmond where you can catch the 520 trail back into Bellevue.
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    Since you be on a MTB, are you interested in...

    Since you be on a MTB, are you interested in (dirt) trail riding at all? Or just roads?
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    I've got this setup on a titanium frame. I seem...

    I've got this setup on a titanium frame. I seem to develop creaking after riding around 6000-7000 miles. Pulling the bearings, cleaning the threads and applying grease to both the frame and the...
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    Put it in your dishwasher.

    Put it in your dishwasher.
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    You have several choices. The easiest is...

    You have several choices. The easiest is probably to take the Sammamish River Trail, get off at NE 124th, cross the valley and climb the hill (good shoulder or carpool lane all the way). Turn left...
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    From downtown to MS Campus you'll want to use...

    From downtown to MS Campus you'll want to use NE12th, 116th and Northrup to the 520 trail. Even though those surface streets are marked red on the map they are fine to ride on.

    Downtown to...
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    I did it ~25 years ago. Maybe they have changed...

    I did it ~25 years ago. Maybe they have changed things, but we went all the way to the top. They also split us into groups: those that wanted to go fast went with one guide, everyone else went...
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    I would spend a little more and get something...

    I would spend a little more and get something with hydraulic disc brakes. Maybe something like this:

    Cannondale Trail 4 Bike - 2014 at REI.com

    Cougar Mountain is closed to mountain biking. ...
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    I'll add to the chorus of "it's rude and...

    I'll add to the chorus of "it's rude and dangerous to draft without asking". I have enough trouble worrying about myself and don't want to worry about some nimrod on my wheel who decides to take a...
  21. If you read the WSDOT blog here: The I-90...

    If you read the WSDOT blog here:

    The I-90 closure survival guide - The WSDOT blog - Washington State Department of Transportation

    You'll see in the comments section at the bottom where the DOT...
  22. Agree that I would not look at a CX bike for a...

    Agree that I would not look at a CX bike for a majority of gravel grinding. It will be a rough ride.

    If you want to go singlespeed, check out the Redline Monocog. It's simple to swap out the...
  23. How much do you want to spend? Singlespeeds...

    How much do you want to spend?

    Singlespeeds are a lot of fun to ride and are good for your fitness. Plus they are cheaper :-)

    If you are going to do a majority of gravel grinding, you'll want...
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    My wife and I were there a few years go and rode...

    My wife and I were there a few years go and rode around the grounds. It's an amazing place. What was better was the ride we took on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very nice.
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    "Darn, I forgot to put the GoPro back onto the...

    "Darn, I forgot to put the GoPro back onto the bike"
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