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05-21-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,584
Posted By Terrapin Ben

why do you need to buy a single crank? what are...

why do you need to buy a single crank? what are the pros of using a single crank vs a triple crank with a non ramped chain ring?
05-21-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Terrapin Ben

That is crazy. I hope he's okay. And maybe...

That is crazy. I hope he's okay. And maybe deterred from, or at a minimum afraid of, gaming systems for the rest of his days.
05-20-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Terrapin Ben

So let's suppose...

... i am riding my steel framed bicycle high on a mountain in a thunderstorm. am i at a higher risk to be struck by lightning than if i were hiking? what if i were hiking with aluminum trekking...
05-19-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,900
Posted By Terrapin Ben

This thread has taken a strange turn from the OP....

This thread has taken a strange turn from the OP. Quit pushing your kool aid here!



I'm gonna drink what tastes best to me!
05-19-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,900
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Great post. Thanks for the insight!

Great post. Thanks for the insight!
04-26-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By Terrapin Ben

where is this little slice of heaven you speak...

where is this little slice of heaven you speak of? sounds like one of the last best places! oh wait...
04-26-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Terrapin Ben

$40? Pull the trigger. Seriously. Happy...

$40? Pull the trigger. Seriously.

Happy trails!
(squishy)
04-25-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Well, hells bells! Looky what i found here: ...

Well, hells bells! Looky what i found here:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116272711247233189913.000001122e08ba9cd3569

imma gonna bookmark dat!
04-25-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Terrapin Ben

this was a helpful MTBR thread ...

this was a helpful MTBR thread

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=700272

this was also interesting, but more weekend riding info
...
04-24-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Thanks for the info guys.

Thanks for the info guys.
04-23-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Terrapin Ben

GA Bikers!

Hey there sports fans! I have just located to your fine (and humid) state. I love to ride my mountain bike but don't know where to begin out here. So i am in need of your advice and knowledge!
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07-23-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Terrapin Ben

his bikes were so sweet.

his bikes were so sweet.
05-20-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

21st trail ride of the year yesterday. something...

21st trail ride of the year yesterday. something like 18 miles. it was the first time i went OTB in as long as i can remember. Battered, bruised, but in good spirits.

Conditions for riding were...
05-11-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

well, hell. I just got offered the opportunity to...

well, hell. I just got offered the opportunity to be the head cartographer in charge of all map production and GIS needs for the Wegner Patagonian Expedition Race 2011....
05-07-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,888
Posted By Terrapin Ben

xt cassette

xt cassette
05-07-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Terrapin Ben

i have a speci fast track 2.00 on the back and...

i have a speci fast track 2.00 on the back and love it! and i run a speci captain 2.2 on the front. i guess my trails are never really muddy and are always pretty clean. also, i ride about 8 miles...
05-05-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,006
Posted By Terrapin Ben

i was going to suggest that the squeaking may...

i was going to suggest that the squeaking may actually be coming from the saddle/rails. try putting a dab of lube on the rails where they contact the saddle or clean where the seat post holds the...
04-26-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

also, i really want to start a career with...

also, i really want to start a career with adventure cycling, based right here in missoula mt, and think this could possibly be somethign that helps my resume stand out some.
04-26-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Thanks Doug! Room and board is covered. And...

Thanks Doug!

Room and board is covered. And you know, it's really more about the opportunity than making money. I already dirtbag it pretty well here, and imagine i could dirtbag it really well in...
04-26-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

got my 11th ride in yesterday, gonna make it 12...

got my 11th ride in yesterday, gonna make it 12 today.

I bought new tires for my bike too! 2.00 speci fast track on the back and a 2.2 speci captain up front. talk about fast rolling fun!

life...
03-22-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

got my 4th ride in this weekend. on some newly...

got my 4th ride in this weekend. on some newly dried out trail!!!!
03-19-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Terrapin Ben

haha. i'm glad you guys will be holding it down...

haha. i'm glad you guys will be holding it down for all of us. we appreciate it.
03-19-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Terrapin Ben

more people need to set a goal to huck it. other...

more people need to set a goal to huck it. other than, looks awesome everyone!
03-18-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Terrapin Ben

also, i am making an effort to ride in UT and CO...

also, i am making an effort to ride in UT and CO this year.
03-18-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Terrapin Ben

2010 goals

So, anyone setting any goals for the year?

I don't ride with a computer or anything, so i can't say i want to climb X number of miles. BUT, i am trying to get100+ days of singletrack/trail riding...
03-18-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Got out on my second ride of the year yesterday....

Got out on my second ride of the year yesterday. Beautiful, beautiful day to be out. 50 degrees and sunny. And because it was St. Paddy's Day, everyone was at the bar and the trails were empty!!!
03-15-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

i can't believe this thread just got Let Me...

i can't believe this thread just got Let Me Lie'd. But good general phish knowledge everyone.
03-15-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

nice, Covalent Jello.

nice, Covalent Jello.
03-14-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Terrapin Ben

I Feel the Feeling I Forgot...

Got out on my first bike ride of the year today! And the blue sky and mild temp of 51f made for perfect riding. Since the snowpack is only about 50% of average, i had to stay pretty low on the...
02-25-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

ugh. i'll consider myself lucky.

ugh. i'll consider myself lucky.
02-25-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Surprisingly Doug, i did not know about that...

Surprisingly Doug, i did not know about that position! Thanks a lot for the heads up!
02-25-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Cheer up Chelbold! Thanks to Steep and Cheap i...

Cheer up Chelbold! Thanks to Steep and Cheap i will have no problem replacing my broken goggles!
02-25-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

i went snowboarding on sunday. i went off a jump...

i went snowboarding on sunday. i went off a jump and got kinda squirley in the air. i landed on my back/neck/head. ending up breaking my goggles and experiencing my first minor concussion! Let me...
02-22-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Terrapin Ben

i went snowboarding yesterday and suffered a...

i went snowboarding yesterday and suffered a minor concussion. other than that, the off season has been alright. Woulda been happy with a colder/wetter winter, but at least i've been running lots!
02-05-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

thanks for the consolation 7days. The nino is to...

thanks for the consolation 7days. The nino is to blame. If it wasn't for chris farley, i would be pretty bitter about this weather patter...
02-05-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

the yetis and i are in kahoots. it's the...

the yetis and i are in kahoots. it's the snowmobilers i try to avoid... unless they want to give me a ride to the top.
02-05-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By Terrapin Ben

This Winter Sux

Long time no chat, Bikeforums.net mountain bike sub forum. I hope you've been well...

Anyways, whats the deal with this winter!?! It's been awful. Above average temps and below average...
02-04-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Bikes are fun. Your bike looks exciting.

Bikes are fun. Your bike looks exciting.
12-08-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Way to go Doug!!! Getting outside and committing...

Way to go Doug!!! Getting outside and committing is the hardest part. After that, nothing else to do but get it done.
12-08-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

While i do run a lot more in the winter and...

While i do run a lot more in the winter and spring than i bike, i can't wait for a little bit of snow. I try to XC ski every day and then get the snowboard out on the weekends! Looks like those...
12-08-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,023
Posted By Terrapin Ben

my friend has one of these, and man, it sucks. no...

my friend has one of these, and man, it sucks. no offense to people who ride rigid single speed 29ers.

i will take a geared and suspended anything over that any day.
12-08-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

-8 on the commute this morning. Supposed to warm...

-8 on the commute this morning. Supposed to warm up a bit tomorrow. BOO YA!!!!
12-07-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

You won't regret it sscyco. too make sure you...

You won't regret it sscyco. too make sure you won't regret it, make sure to wear a face mask. or a scarf. or just something warm to cover up your nose and stuff. good luck man!
12-07-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Thanks for the kind words Doug. And for all you...

Thanks for the kind words Doug. And for all you amature weather freaks out there....

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112467

Enjoy!
12-07-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Welcome Winter!

Well, i know i'm 14 days premature... but... HOORAY FOR WINTER!!!!!! Two points of interest (one bicycle related):

This past sunday i ran a half marathon to keep in shape for the off season....
11-24-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,424
Posted By Terrapin Ben

the trails around me are super buff single track...

the trails around me are super buff single track that go up and then go down. Lots of climbing outside of the valley. My trail bike is a 3x9 and i can typically do all the climbing in the middle...
11-23-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Terrapin Ben

MOJO love....

MOJO love....
11-21-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,538
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Bob Dylan, Jerry, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals,...

Bob Dylan, Jerry, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Phish, Wilco, and lots of bluegrass.
11-20-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Terrapin Ben

Epic is too xc-ish. I'm worried that the stumpy...

Epic is too xc-ish. I'm worried that the stumpy might be underkill and worried that the 2010 enduro is overkill. The 09 enduro seems to fit the bill nicely but i don't really like how it fits. I'm...
11-20-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Terrapin Ben

if i went the SC route, i'd probably go the Blur...

if i went the SC route, i'd probably go the Blur LT route... but that rune looks sweet. thanks for all the quick responses. As always, i will keep BF updated on my quest for the ultimate new ride.
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