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01-15-16, 08:44 AM
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Posted By samburger

Hard to believe you got stripped of...

Hard to believe you got stripped of moderatorship, Doug. Well..maybe not so much in this age of mandatory political correctness & a ban on hurt feelings. But I thought you did a good job. I figured...
01-12-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Looks like most of the old farts have retired...

Looks like most of the old farts have retired from the forum...pity.
01-12-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,795
Posted By samburger

The timeless advice for getting a first bike is...

The timeless advice for getting a first bike is to try out several within your budget (this can also help in finding a good LBS, as a good one will have employees that can help guide your decision...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By samburger

How light are you wanting to go? If it were me,...

How light are you wanting to go? If it were me, I'd try & find a cheap older aluminum frame from an entry level mountain bike, & then invest more money in a nice, light set of wheels. Reasons being...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-02-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,928
Posted By samburger

Is that a Yeti uni?!:D

Is that a Yeti uni?!:D
05-05-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

I assume you got lost when looking for your...

I assume you got lost when looking for your mountain bike, and then even more lost when you started riding...
05-03-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By samburger

I had never heard of Giant when I first started...

I had never heard of Giant when I first started mountain biking. Doesn't mean Schwinn was a better brand. Keep that in mind.
04-30-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By samburger

Seriously doubt it. I know I'm not the only one...

Seriously doubt it. I know I'm not the only one who's been drooling over the idea for at least a few years, as it eliminates the issues I (& others) have with not liking the way 29ers feel, but not...
04-30-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By samburger

I like felt, does a good job lining the ceiling...

I like felt, does a good job lining the ceiling of my car.

The rule of thumb with two bikes at the same price point is to test each & go with the one that feels better to you. 650b is all the rage...
04-30-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Heh, I'm in the same boat. Trying to convince my...

Heh, I'm in the same boat. Trying to convince my riding buddies to start joining me on the bike trails.
04-30-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By samburger

You can try riding in north GA, but you'll spend...

You can try riding in north GA, but you'll spend days on boring old forest service roads before you find anything good, & by that time you & your bike will be covered in horse poo. Best to venture...
04-30-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

You injure yourself or something?

You injure yourself or something?
04-29-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By samburger

Looks like all the major points have been...

Looks like all the major points have been covered. The only thing I can recommend that hasn't been said already is that starting out with a used craigslist bike might not be such a bad idea...a lot...
04-29-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Where's the fun in that? 377433 I'll...

Where's the fun in that?

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I'll start posting pictures of fast motorscooters when I have one...that old 250 is a big of a pig, but it'll do for now.
04-29-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

You old timers have learned to use Facebook? Man,...

You old timers have learned to use Facebook? Man, the times, they are a-changin':D
04-29-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Good to be back! 66, definitely going to have to...

Good to be back! 66, definitely going to have to make a trip up there this summer. Didn't even know OB was expanding to the east coast!
04-28-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By samburger

Yikes, tough break! The next best thing I can...

Yikes, tough break! The next best thing I can recommend is to invest in a hunk of junk on craigslist as your commuter & save the nice bike for the trails. I used my trusty ol' GF Wahoo as my college...
04-28-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By samburger

Rigids on the trails will teach you a lot about...

Rigids on the trails will teach you a lot about control, precision, the dangers of kung fu death grip, & how to choose a smooth line. If you can enjoy the trails on a rigid MTB, you can enjoy them on...
04-28-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By samburger

Zephyr is right about the cost...it took me well...

Zephyr is right about the cost...it took me well over a year to build a bike for less than I could buy a complete, checking daily on dozens of sites for deals. Not only that, but the attachment I...
04-28-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Made the mistake of clumping all my regular...

Made the mistake of clumping all my regular forums into these 'folder' doodads all the kids are talking about these days, & now I never see them & think to check up when I'm surfing the intranetz....
12-12-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,002
Posted By samburger

Who says road bikes have to be boring? ...

Who says road bikes have to be boring?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
10-20-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By samburger

I get the same kind of feeling riding a rigid as...

I get the same kind of feeling riding a rigid as I do riding one of my friends old beater cafe style motorcycles...it's technically inferior in every way to what I'm used to, but there's just...
10-17-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,603
Posted By samburger

I ride with ape hangers.

I ride with ape hangers.
10-17-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By samburger

For how flat the majority of the trails around...

For how flat the majority of the trails around here are (in terms of bumpiness, not altitude change), I'm kind of bummed that I destroyed the rim on the rigid Wahoo the first day I had it back....
09-16-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Holy crap! That's some serious carnage. Sad stuff.

Holy crap! That's some serious carnage. Sad stuff.
09-14-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Been doing some exploring around Bull/Jake...

Been doing some exploring around Bull/Jake Mountain. Mostly old closed forest roads, but there are some really good singletrack sections scattered around, just gotta look for 'em. Unfortunately, I...
08-25-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Bull Mountain in Dahlonega was pretty cool, or at...

Bull Mountain in Dahlonega was pretty cool, or at least what I saw of it. Didn't quite make it to the top this time. Maybe next time.
08-23-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By samburger

This thread stayed vaguely on topic for almost...

This thread stayed vaguely on topic for almost half a page. I'm impressed.
08-23-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Brapfaptastic! Finally somewhat settled in...

Brapfaptastic!

Finally somewhat settled in after a few weeks living up in the north GA foothills. Been sick with cat scratch fever of all things, but I'm gonna check out Bull Mountain if I'm...
06-30-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,539
Posted By samburger

Weird

Weird
06-29-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,056
Posted By samburger

My FS 26" came out at 32.x# weighed standing up...

My FS 26" came out at 32.x# weighed standing up on a regular bathroom scale. Numbers may have been slightly off since I was holding it up. And FWIW I've put somewhere around $1700 or so in it...
06-29-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,539
Posted By samburger

Diggin' the backwards fork look:thumb:

Diggin' the backwards fork look:thumb:
06-07-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By samburger

The first thing I did was ride the bike I had...

The first thing I did was ride the bike I had purchased. Lost 7lbs straight from the beer gut, & it only cost me the price of gas to do what I had bought the bike for in the first place. Dieting may...
06-03-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

I've given up on capturing mountain biking on...

I've given up on capturing mountain biking on video. I sit down too much & the videos always come out shaky.

Here's what I can provide. Better footage to come Father's Day weekend, when I get some...
05-20-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,830
Posted By samburger

I'm still waiting for my rims, darnit!

I'm still waiting for my rims, darnit!
05-17-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By samburger

I concur with all of the above.

I concur with all of the above.
05-06-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Believe you mean "IPA hoppy" :P We're having the...

Believe you mean "IPA hoppy" :P We're having the same issue down here. Fortunately IPA's are my preference, but cool-weather cravings for thicker/sweeter beer can be somewhat frustrating with 10...
05-01-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,197
Posted By samburger

I ingest all tools/spare parts &...

I ingest all tools/spare parts & digest/regurgitate as necessary.
05-01-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By samburger

Three U locks, a 50ft cable lock braided into...

Three U locks, a 50ft cable lock braided into pigtails, & a frickin' shark with a frickin' lazer attached to its head to stand guard. That's what I use every time I use my mountain bike to commute.
05-01-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By samburger

480p isn't HD! :P

480p isn't HD! :P
05-01-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By samburger

Kore Race II...cheap, durable, & effective.

Kore Race II...cheap, durable, & effective.
04-30-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Racing on a budget was my entire reason for it,...

Racing on a budget was my entire reason for it, super cheap to race these things at kart tracks (& I'm lucky enough to be 2 hours from Josh Herrin's backyard track). As far as upgrades, the BBR 120...
04-30-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Hot chick & explosions...I'll take it!:lol: ...

Hot chick & explosions...I'll take it!:lol:

And apologies for my attempted Post Your Rigs thread jack...couldn't remember which thread the motorscooters were in. Mods, feel free to delete that...
04-29-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,539
Posted By samburger

Since it was said to be not only acceptable, but...

Since it was said to be not only acceptable, but encouraged...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400683_602585709754531_1143614894_n.jpg

Soon to be a mini motard racer...would've...
04-29-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Blast from the past.

Blast from the past.
04-18-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

New house forces me to drive within 5 minutes of...

New house forces me to drive within 5 minutes of my favorite local trails on the way to school. Bummer.

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04-17-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Been wanting to ride at Pisgah for a while,...

Been wanting to ride at Pisgah for a while, hopefully next time I'll have the freedom to make it up there. I was at my in-laws' cabin for my brother's birthday & we were trying to stay relatively...
04-14-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,483
Posted By samburger

Rode at Tsali yesterday. Not quite as intense or...

Rode at Tsali yesterday. Not quite as intense or technical as I was expecting, but still a great ride.

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab24/samburger077/photo1_zps64287da9.jpg
04-13-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,229
Posted By samburger

Hopefully you live somewhere with tubes big...

Hopefully you live somewhere with tubes big enough for your tire. Tubes >2.125 do not exist in Georgia.
04-13-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,138
Posted By samburger

Here ya go, you persnickety ol' fart! 310468

Here ya go, you persnickety ol' fart!

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