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05-12-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By rb07

I was on a group ride where a guy went into a dip...

I was on a group ride where a guy went into a dip in the trail and didn't come back out the other side: his frame had broken. Someone taped the frame back together (duct tape!) and he walked/rode...
05-12-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By rb07

I disagree with the use primarily the front brake...

I disagree with the use primarily the front brake for two reasons:

1. If you apply the front brake only, you have a higher chance of flying over the bars (unless you transfer your weight back) or...
05-08-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By rb07

Many times you can stop at the timing table a...

Many times you can stop at the timing table a little while after you finish to see your times or the final standing for your group. May be worth it if the top finishers in a group get schwag or a...
05-07-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By rb07

+1 engine The following kind of assumes you...

+1 engine

The following kind of assumes you are looking at gaining speed for racing or something, but here it is:

In considering lowering weights on road bikes, I believe they tend to say that...
04-29-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By rb07

So why you asking us if it's an OK XC bike? Many...

So why you asking us if it's an OK XC bike? Many people would say that a Hardrock is a decent XC bike and if you feel you've done better, sweet! Seriously though, IMO at an entry level if the bike...
11-25-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By rb07

That's some racing! I'll have to save some of...

That's some racing! I'll have to save some of those for a future year :)

They announced one of our local series calendars, so time to start picking out events!
11-25-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,456
Posted By rb07

Good job on the race mx! Looks like a great...

Good job on the race mx! Looks like a great course. I need to hit up AZ for some riding at some point...
11-19-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,573
Posted By rb07

Many races here have SS divisions, so yes, people...

Many races here have SS divisions, so yes, people ride them on trails. Saw many in the SS division climbing neck and neck or faster than geared riders. Of course, like others have said, many of these...
11-19-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By rb07

Some other resources to consider (from someone...

Some other resources to consider (from someone who is also new to racing and trying to get more in shape for next year!):

Cyclists Training Bible, by Joe Friel...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By rb07

And how is changing the tire in general? For...

And how is changing the tire in general? For instance, had a flat earlier this week and had to change tubes with some armadillos on and... well, it wasn't much fun. At all. Mondo's or similiar should...
11-06-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By rb07

If you picked 09 stinky as your username... why...

If you picked 09 stinky as your username... why bother asking what bike you should get?
11-06-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By rb07

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11-06-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By rb07

Most snakes can definitely bite you while you're...

Most snakes can definitely bite you while you're on a bike. Not sure about smaller ones. As was mentioned, avoid them if possible.
10-29-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,445
Posted By rb07

In my extensive racing so far (two races) I've...

In my extensive racing so far (two races) I've ridden FS, but that's all that I own. If I did own both, it would have been 50/50 (HT on the dirt crit for sure and FS on my 6 hour). Since my FS weighs...
10-29-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,170
Posted By rb07

I can't say whether XC racing attendance around...

I can't say whether XC racing attendance around here is up or down (I have only done two races... both of which were well attended), but cross seems to be pretty hot right now. I think one reason it...
10-24-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By rb07

<-- need to get back out there! Thanks for...

<-- need to get back out there! Thanks for sharing the pics!
10-23-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By rb07

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, "Techno D-Day" off...

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, "Techno D-Day" off of Rock Art and the X-Ray Style
10-21-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By rb07

Still doesn't mean no one "does" enduro. Just...

Still doesn't mean no one "does" enduro. Just wasn't going to commit to a 24 hour after doing a 6 solo :)

EDIT: and I'll be keeping my eye out to see if the Granny Gear comes back to Landahl (I...
10-20-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By rb07

http://www.salsacycles.com/dosninerComp09.html

http://www.salsacycles.com/dosninerComp09.html
10-17-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By rb07

If you are looking at a FS, many of them are...

If you are looking at a FS, many of them are comparable in weight to a HT. Granted, if you spend about $2k on a hardtail, it should be lighter than either ;) I recently switched from a rockhopper to...
10-17-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By rb07

Allowing parks to decide != allowing bikes...

Allowing parks to decide != allowing bikes everywhere in a NP.

As an example, I would be doubtful that the folks in charge of trails at the Grand canyon would open their trails into the canyon to...
10-17-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By rb07

Not sure if you were planning to run solo or on a...

Not sure if you were planning to run solo or on a team, but I appreciated having a FS on my recent 6 hour solo. That said, pretty much every body on a team ran a HT. Of course, my FS weighs less than...
10-14-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,455
Posted By rb07

Currently 2.1 Kenda on the front with 2.0...

Currently 2.1 Kenda on the front with 2.0 Specialized Fast Trac on the back (the back tire had a torn sidewall). So far, I like the setup!

I do only XC riding (it's all that's really available...
10-13-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By rb07

I wouldn't particularly count on Landahl being an...

I wouldn't particularly count on Landahl being an available choice in 2009. Found on some local boards (about the 2008 cancellation):

"Wow, word spreads quickly, huh? Yes, alas, it's true. We just...
10-13-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By rb07

Carry it all and take pictures... ;) Not...

Carry it all and take pictures... ;)

Not saying you need to carry all that, just have some of it available in your pit area. Things like powerlinks, chain tool, etc. should all be with you. I...
10-13-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By rb07

May be redundant with "bring extra everything"...

May be redundant with "bring extra everything" but extra tubes and probably even extra tires. Also, an extra powerlink and chain links.

In a 6/12 hour race this weekend (I did the 6 solo) I saw...
10-08-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By rb07

Creaking saddle (Race Face Evolve XC)

I've had my Superlight for a few weeks now, and after a few rides I had noticed that it would occasionally creak when settling over some bumps. This is the first FS bike that I've had, so I...
10-06-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By rb07

Completed first race

Took part in a short dirt crit this weekend and did pretty good considering, but I did have a question. In a race, especially at the beginning when things are tight, do you call out passes?

The...
10-04-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By rb07

I've had it about three weeks. The trails that I...

I've had it about three weeks. The trails that I have been riding wouldn't particularly be consider rocky (there are rocks, but rarely any rock gardens or the like). And my "racing" isn't...
10-04-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By rb07

New bike, tear in sidewall already

So I have a new bike (yeah!) and I really love it, but today I was cleaning it after my ride and noticed I have a tear in the sidewall of the Kenda Nevegal tires. I have ridden it maybe six times on...
09-30-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By rb07

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=259 ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=259

That said, I have L&M Arc, which I use as a helmet light. You should have at least a helmet mounted light, IMO, for mountain biking.
09-29-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,961
Posted By rb07

Went to pre-ride/train for an upcoming 6-hour MTB...

Went to pre-ride/train for an upcoming 6-hour MTB race on Saturday:

http://robballou.com/i/mtb/IMG_7931.jpg
http://robballou.com/i/mtb/IMG_7932.jpg
http://robballou.com/i/mtb/IMG_7934.jpg
...
09-26-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By rb07

Search this forum for "slicks" or "road tire" or...

Search this forum for "slicks" or "road tire" or look in the commuting forum
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By rb07

I would say it depends on how the group is riding...

I would say it depends on how the group is riding at the time, as well. Car up becomes important if you have riders near (or in) oncoming traffic or if people will likely try to take a turn through...
09-24-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 386,011
Posted By rb07

My new Santa Cruz Superlight (RXC): ...

My new Santa Cruz Superlight (RXC):

http://robballou.com/i/superlight1.jpg
http://robballou.com/i/superlight2.jpg

After a short ride. Trail pics this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By rb07

Yes

Yes
09-16-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By rb07

TT bikes sometimes run 650C tires, but those are...

TT bikes sometimes run 650C tires, but those are not necessarily the same as 26'' wheels:

http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

650C = 571 mm
26'' = 559 mm

Not to say that there isn't a...
09-16-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By rb07

Superlight is winning right now. Pretty much no...

Superlight is winning right now. Pretty much no shops here have Giant or the Anthem (or well, three shops do not have them), which is why it's not really on my list (also, it's only barely cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By rb07

Buy a good light and keep riding :) Just like you...

Buy a good light and keep riding :) Just like you would buy the correct bike for the riding you are doing, it's worth the cost. A headlamp is a definite plus. Besides giving you the ability to get a...
09-15-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By rb07

Admittedly the weather shouldn't have really...

Admittedly the weather shouldn't have really changed anything on the final day (I rode the forest park section about two hours before the start and there were no issues on the planned out. There were...
09-15-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By rb07

Fox it is :)

Fox it is :)
09-14-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By rb07

The front lockout would be handy for the...

The front lockout would be handy for the occasional ride on pavement/fire road/rail trail, so purely as a bonus (most pavement/rail trail time would be on a road bike). I hope to start doing some...
09-14-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By rb07

Lockout option: tora 318 solo air v. F100 rlc

I'm leaning more towards the Santa Cruz Superlight (probably going to ride it again this week) for my new ride. Looking at the fork that comes on the Superlight R XC version (F100 r), I noticed it...
09-13-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By rb07

New FS bike research for XC

I've started looking for a new bike and have concentrated primarily on FS. So far I have tried and liked (sorted by pref so far):

Santa Cruz Superlight...
09-03-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,993
Posted By rb07

Trail maintenance was fun and tiring. Rode the...

Trail maintenance was fun and tiring. Rode the mountain bike every day of the weekend and introduced some friends to a new trail (they just started mountain biking).
08-29-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,612
Posted By rb07

(Aside: I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth...

(Aside: I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth clicking on this link. Who the designs this?)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,860
Posted By rb07

I'm suddenly very thirsty... Haven't been...

I'm suddenly very thirsty...

Haven't been very fond of the Flying Dog beers that I've had, but many people have already mentioned some winners (and many that I'm writing down to see if I can find...
08-29-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,993
Posted By rb07

Saturday I'm going to go help build...

Saturday I'm going to go help build trail/features at a local park (building some board walk for a sandy area and cleaning up some switchbacks). Probably hit up trails there or near by after and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By rb07

Pretty... makes me want to get my Moto painted.

Pretty... makes me want to get my Moto painted.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By rb07

Tri-shorts (or cheap cycling shorts as cparekh...

Tri-shorts (or cheap cycling shorts as cparekh pointed out) are your best bet, but with only 22 miles in a saddle, compression/spandex shorts would be better than your normal running shorts, and...
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