Bicycling Off-Road

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JoshK

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1020 on: 5 Oct 2012, 06:20 pm »
And in this corner, weighing in at a svelte 26lbs.



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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1021 on: 5 Oct 2012, 07:06 pm »
Nice. Very nice. There's nothing wrong with that bike.  :thumb:

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1022 on: 5 Oct 2012, 08:34 pm »
 
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So is that a 5" or 5.5" bike?

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Levi

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1023 on: 5 Oct 2012, 11:52 pm »
Finally!  Very nice.  That bike will make you a better rider = lots of fun.  Money well spent Josh!

And in this corner, weighing in at a svelte 26lbs.




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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1024 on: 6 Oct 2012, 06:10 pm »
140mm, so 5"

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1025 on: 6 Oct 2012, 06:12 pm »
Wow, nice bike!  Would be perfect for Super D racing...

JoshK

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« Reply #1026 on: 6 Oct 2012, 08:06 pm »
We are talking about starting an enduro race.  Super d didn't gain popularity here apparently.

JoshK

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1027 on: 14 Oct 2012, 12:07 am »
I'm on vacation out at my parent's place in Washington.  Thought I'd do some single track while I am out here.  The Devil's Gulch was closed due to fires, so I opted to do Freund Canyon.   I am not used to that much climbing.  1800' in 4 miles.   I was seriously sucking wind.    Fortunately its followed by an uninterrupted 4.5mile downhill run, bermed and jumps throughout.    Was a great ride, but I am tired.

http://evergreenmtb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Trail:Freund_Canyon

I did a couple of other rides out here around 4-5 miles and some climbing, but mostly fire roads.

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1028 on: 26 Oct 2012, 02:10 pm »

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And in this corner, weighing in at a svelte 26lbs.

And in this corner, weighing in at, well I don't know now, a lot more than 26lbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2G_NNP63KA

I couldn't resist. After moving into town I sold my Scorpa Sy-250 Long Ride trials bike since dirt is farther away. So I got a street legal version of the Gas Gas EC300 2 stroke firecracker. This way I can rip around town legally, - my old neighbor use to terrorize this town on a Honda CR 500 2 stroker with his buddies and with cops chasing them. Then I can go play in the dirt when I am able.

Maybe this should have gone in the Bicycling On-Road section.  :scratch:

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1029 on: 26 Oct 2012, 03:44 pm »

Maybe this should have gone in the Bicycling On-Road section.  :scratch:

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Motorcycle = Bicycle?  :scratch:

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1030 on: 26 Oct 2012, 04:02 pm »

They did call it a bike. It's got two wheels. You feel like you are flying, just like on a bicycle. And makes me want to ride my Specialized Enduro more. It just has a whole lot more power is all.

Oh, and it's off road when not on road.  :wink:

When I am not on 2 wheels I find myself on 4. Something like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHOUKu6boRg

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JoshK

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1031 on: 26 Oct 2012, 11:25 pm »
That last one is insane.  All I can think of is suddenly rock, or suddenly car pulls out.  As Hemmingway would pen in For Whom the Bell Tolls, mucked!

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1032 on: 28 Oct 2012, 05:34 pm »

If 60 mph is insane on little wheels, what would this be called on bigger wheels?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph0SjLC_lqk&feature=watch-vrec    :o


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brj

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1033 on: 28 Oct 2012, 05:59 pm »
I'd recommend starting a new thread with these posts, rather than divert this one...

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1034 on: 28 Oct 2012, 07:16 pm »

I know it's a bit off topic, but really catches the essence of what riding a bike is. It's that free wheeled feeling that I think we all enjoy about riding. It's a little bit like flying. So I will hold back. I just thought the riders in the thread could relate to, and enjoy, the links.  :wink:  Plus, the Gas Gas link is sharing my life with the crew. Some might find it interesting.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  :drums:

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jackman

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1035 on: 28 Oct 2012, 07:37 pm »
Ronny,

Thanks for sharing but let's keep this thread focused on the leg powered bikes.   Start another thread for the kind with motors, you'll probably get lots of responses.  I'm a fan of both but we should keep this thread focused on off-road bicycling.

Thanks

Jack

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Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1036 on: 28 Oct 2012, 08:04 pm »
Will do.

Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow.

I will behave, I promise.

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jackman

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1037 on: 28 Oct 2012, 08:10 pm »
Ronny,
No worries!  I hope you start another thread because I'd like to see more if this stuff. Very cool!

Thanks

Jack

brj

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1038 on: 29 Oct 2012, 12:26 am »
No worries here either... I just didn't want anything to distract me from ogling Josh's new bike! :)

I love my Yeti, but I keep trying to justify a new bike with a 2x10 transmission and more travel, and I just can't quite get there yet... too much work on the house this year.  Josh's shiny new wheels aren't helping though! :lol:

Levi

Re: Bicycling Off-Road
« Reply #1039 on: 29 Oct 2012, 03:24 am »
My cross-country friends...riders of the storm.  What storm?   :thumb:


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