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02-02-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By skol

yes the lottery is a tough way to get in for...

yes the lottery is a tough way to get in for sure. I got lucky and got in on the first try. I registered with 2 others in a group as I had heard that may help. Another good way to get in is to...
01-29-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By skol

Did you put your name in the hat? I've done it...

Did you put your name in the hat? I've done it with far less endurance experience than you have and managed to finish and get the small buckle riding a single speed. Its challenging for sure but...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By skol

- I will take you off my potential buyers list

- I will take you off my potential buyers list
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Views: 1,605
Posted By skol

thanks - good taste in beers my mtb is resting on...

thanks - good taste in beers my mtb is resting on a Oberon mini keg in my avatar
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Views: 1,605
Posted By skol

Bridgestone Carmel 1985 - how much is it worth?

Going to put this 85 Bridgestone Carmel for sale soon as its just been hanging and deserves to be on the road more. Its all stock I believe but the seat..any ideas on a starting price? - thanks
...
03-20-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By skol

saddle bag, jersey pocket, hydration pack - any...

saddle bag, jersey pocket, hydration pack - any or all of them depending on length of ride
01-06-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By skol

I doubt you'll notice much difference from one...

I doubt you'll notice much difference from one alum. bar to the next but if you change width, sweep etc you will notice a difference in how the bike handles and even somewhat on ride quality. I like...
10-23-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By skol

depends on the terrain, elevation profile, tight...

depends on the terrain, elevation profile, tight single track or downhill etc for each ride and what type of mtb you are riding at the time - hardtail, full susp., full rigid etc.
10-16-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By skol

^^^^ capt buzzkill

^^^^ capt buzzkill
10-15-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By skol

I think it sounds nice pcad - it can be a tough...

I think it sounds nice pcad - it can be a tough crowd in here not from a lack of interest or appreciation but just lack of visitors. I have a sub 20lb hardtail but its aluminum and fully rigid and 1...
10-14-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By skol

close to 10,000 feet of climbing at Lumberjack...

close to 10,000 feet of climbing at Lumberjack dminor - and you have to work the flats not point your bike down long descents and coast for miles. 90% singletrack and not a prairie in sight.
10-13-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By skol

Lumberjack 100 in Michigan - more climbing than...

Lumberjack 100 in Michigan - more climbing than you would think possible
09-18-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By skol

I have the single speed version Stans Crest with...

I have the single speed version Stans Crest with 3.30 hubs. 160ish cross country rider with no issues on a rigid 29er. For me the weight savings was noticeable but not to the transformed level..I...
09-03-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By skol

wow - thanks!

wow - thanks!
09-03-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By skol

Don't try to ride down the Portal Trail though...

Don't try to ride down the Portal Trail though solo or with a group - very exposed but unbelievable views and experience. Even walking down it will freak some people out.
09-03-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By skol

I respectfully disagree about riding solo in...

I respectfully disagree about riding solo in Moab...mainly because I have done it many times. Be smart and stick to the popular routes as you'll never be all alone on them. Let somebody know when...
09-02-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By skol

I've been numerous times solo and never used a...

I've been numerous times solo and never used a outfitter. Maps are readily available online and in town at Poison Spider bike shop. It would be very easy to get lost on some of the trails but I...
08-29-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By skol

was the wheel still secure in the fork dropouts...

was the wheel still secure in the fork dropouts after the crash?
08-29-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By skol

good on the helmet I also had a bad crash last...

good on the helmet I also had a bad crash last year that my helmet probably saved my life. If you bought new I would take it into the shop/store or where ever you got it as it might be a defect at a...
08-29-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By skol

ouch!! has never happened to me...I would tend to...

ouch!! has never happened to me...I would tend to believe there was some structural damage already and the angle/bump just caused it to go. Glad your not hurt worse. Was the wheel true no spoke...
08-26-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By skol

I'll give this a shot since nobody else has...

I'll give this a shot since nobody else has responded. I ride in the snow on a 29" mtb SS. You'll want to find packed trails for sure as riding in fresh snow isn't much fun and on a single speed it...
08-26-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By skol

I've done gravel races on a mountain bike and I...

I've done gravel races on a mountain bike and I just raced whatever I had on the bike at the time. There were sections of the races where the wider high volume mtb tires helped me and certainly...
08-26-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By skol

take a look at this site Moab Mountain Biking...

take a look at this site Moab Mountain Biking Info (http://poisonspiderbicycles.com/moab-mountain-biking/) they have lots of suggested rides and have great maps and recommendations if you stop in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,900
Posted By skol

I have the Morphis and love it. Easy to take...

I have the Morphis and love it. Easy to take sleeves off and on when needed. Breathes fairly well, fits well.
08-21-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By skol

good advice above -speed is your friend also,...

good advice above -speed is your friend also, weight back, let the bike drift some if it wants, don't try to steer or brake much if at all, pedal hard if losing momentum, keep your eyes down trail on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By skol

yep had it happen a few weeks back. I could hear...

yep had it happen a few weeks back. I could hear the over taking car hit the gas hard and I knew by the speed he/she was going they either saw me or there was a car coming in my lane they were trying...
08-15-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By skol

this is a good site to calculate gear inches etc....

this is a good site to calculate gear inches etc. Bicycle gear inch calculator (http://cycleseven.org/bicycle-gear-inch-calculator).
08-15-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By skol

^^hills are where good SS riders attack while...

^^hills are where good SS riders attack while geared riders sit and spin. If your not standing a lot while on SS you aren't geared high enough ..or enjoy spinning like crazy on the flats. Some have...
08-15-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By skol

I'd go 29" and bigger tires 2.3's or so run...

I'd go 29" and bigger tires 2.3's or so run tubeless and low pressure, carbon fork and have fun. SS is really about the simplicity but you have to commit to it mentally as its all about momentum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,976
Posted By skol

buyers remorse? - its still requires the engine...

buyers remorse? - its still requires the engine to make it go
08-14-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,918
Posted By skol

maybe consider using a small bento box and keep...

maybe consider using a small bento box and keep your food there as its easier to get at and a constant reminder to eat. I also used a Hammer gel flask which helped speed things up and easier to...
08-14-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By skol

you can fit 5 or 6 gears on that single speed hub...

you can fit 5 or 6 gears on that single speed hub - lots of info out there on how to do it..
08-13-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By skol

I think that is a 2008 as the 2009 was a Root...

I think that is a 2008 as the 2009 was a Root Beer brown color like mine399064
08-12-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,918
Posted By skol

Great report - sounds like you were in good...

Great report - sounds like you were in good shape, time wise, heading into the Columbine climb sucks about the altitude sickness its a part of that race that is kind of a wildcard and hard to...
08-12-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,542
Posted By skol

90 or 91 Cannondale SM1000 - still have it and...

90 or 91 Cannondale SM1000 - still have it and raced it a couple years back in a local event. Converted it to a 1x8 using Suntour XC Pro thumbies. I also striped the paint off and called it the...
08-12-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,918
Posted By skol

thanks for the update on your race I was...

thanks for the update on your race I was wondering how it went for you. I went out the week prior, 2 years ago from Indiana, and stayed in Denver for a few days and did some day trips to higher...
08-11-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By skol

how did the race go for you?

how did the race go for you?
08-04-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By skol

that frame design is interesting..I'd just stick...

that frame design is interesting..I'd just stick to the MUP's and paved roads as I don't think it would hold up to real mountain bike trails.
08-01-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By skol

haven't tried the Pitstop - most tubeless loss of...

haven't tried the Pitstop - most tubeless loss of air issues while mountain biking come from burping out air either from big hits or running too low of pressure and corning hard etc. This is fixed...
08-01-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By skol

is your fork carbon? do you run tubeless with...

is your fork carbon? do you run tubeless with lower pressures larger front tire, carbon bars etc..? there are ways to alleviate some of the disadvantages of riding rigid while enjoying the benefits...
07-31-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By skol

just tell them see you on the next downhill as...

just tell them see you on the next downhill as you ride past them pushing or granny gearing there bikes up the hills
07-30-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By skol

focus on the enjoying your bike part of it as...

focus on the enjoying your bike part of it as there will always be somebody faster no matter what. They are probably only thinking of how much they spent on their rigs and you are hanging with them. ...
07-30-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By skol

cool - good luck!! just get your tire pressures...

cool - good luck!! just get your tire pressures dialed in before hand and find that sweet spot for you
07-30-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By skol

now that is a upgrade that will actually pay...

now that is a upgrade that will actually pay dividends!! your heading to Leadville if I remember correctly? great choice of tires and going tubeless. enjoy!
07-29-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By skol

stock shocks will work fine as your weight will...

stock shocks will work fine as your weight will rarely if ever be over the bars. If you have to switch out anything just focus on items to get your fit correct on the bike like stem, bars and saddle...
07-25-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By skol

you will always get a little bit of movement...

you will always get a little bit of movement despite being "locked out' it will allow the shock to absorb some bigger hits still while providing little to no movement while climbing etc..
07-25-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By skol

only kickstand I will use395273

only kickstand I will use395273
07-18-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By skol

no kickstands - lean it against something or lay...

no kickstands - lean it against something or lay it down (money side up)
07-17-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By skol

Rent a Bike in the East Bay-Bay Area Bike Rentals...

Rent a Bike in the East Bay-Bay Area Bike Rentals (http://bayareabikerentals.net/rent-a-bike-in-the-east-bay/) in Oakland
and The Bike Connection Stanford Palo Alto CA Marin Giant Electra Santa...
07-11-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By skol

Don't over think it. Once the race starts it will...

Don't over think it. Once the race starts it will come down to the rider, lungs and legs regardless of what your sitting on. The bike, assuming its tuned up and functioning correctly, won't hold you...
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