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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:20 pm 
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LargeMan wrote:
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^ nice! We have a monsoon season in New England (even if it doesn't really exist) :(

Where is that at in MA?


Middlesex Fells.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:22 am 
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One from today. Riding in heat and humidity again.
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But look at all that rich green foliage and dark, moist, fertile soil.

Send some of that over here Sti.

We have dry, loose, dusty soil and dead, dried, yellow foliage AND humidity! :x


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 am 
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I can't wait 'till winter. Too dry and dusty. 8-)

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norton55 wrote:
I can't wait 'till winter. Too dry and dusty. 8-)


No bugs, no people. It has its challenges but the benefits are missed this time of year. I’m almost ready


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I can't wait 'till winter. Too dry and dusty. 8-)


Yep, every place has its bet time of year to ride. My lengthy time in SoCal put me happiest in the winter months to ride. Perfect temps and some moisture in the soil.


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I tell yuzz, I've never had such a struggle to build up a bike. Things keep happening that stop or slow down the process. The latest is a mystery fluid leak out of the front brake caliper. It wasn't leaking before the build started. Also turns out that the frame was missing a seat post shim so I have to wait for that to arrive.

I have the cables strapped in and I placed the new fork decals on last night. Things are at a standstill for now, though.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:29 pm 
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Hawg, am I really that far behind the new bike craze? So these days you have to place and set the fork decals yourself? They don’t come in the fork already?


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Hawg, am I really that far behind the new bike craze? So these days you have to place and set the fork decals yourself? They don’t come in the fork already?


Only if you are a color bitch. :lol:


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Yes, Sti is correct. It's about color coordination. You can buy a decal pack in just about any primary color though if you want to refresh a fork or shock. The decals were blue for the Timberjack frame. I moved the fork and most of the other goodies over to this new frame.


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:o That fork isn't new? It is spotless!


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Sti wrote:
:o That fork isn't new? It is spotless!


I never crash and I always spread out a layer of rose pedals before I lay down my bike trail side during a ride.

Is that wrong?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Hawg........... :laughing-rolling:

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I do exactly the same - but my bike still gets dirty.

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I got up at 4:30 this morning to beat the heat. I was out the door at 5am and in the saddle by 6:15. Humid as hell but it never got hot. I decided to ride out by the beach and the temps were a little lower, indeed.

Pics and stats are in the report:

https://www.relive.cc/view/g23831831355


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:44 pm 
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Nice ride. 8-)

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Good riding today. Not as hot, not as slippery.
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Hawg did a BONEHEAD thing...

He set up to meet a fellow rider this morning for a ride through one of our local favs. The invite was open to all but nobody else replied so they were pleasantly surprised when another of the boyz suddenly showed up as he and his bud were readying their equipment.

So, they were all geared up and ready to set off. Hawg goes to click into my pedals and it's a no-go. These are brand new shoes that he had set-up last night. Hawg pulls a shoes off and it looks like the wrong cleats were installed. So, his ride is over before it even begins. He heads home and the others head off and have a good ride.

Turns out he had installed the cleats upside down...

0 miles
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Hawg........... :naughty:

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norton55 wrote:
Hawg........... :naughty:


Well, it wasn't a total loss...

I came home and did:
*bookkeeping for my business
*grocery shopped
*cleaned my turtle's terrarium
*hung some decor on the bathroom wall for the wife
*balanced my checkbook
*got my truck washed
*did the dishes
*worked a little for my other job (property management)
*helped the wife with laundry


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 am 
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That's like 2 day's worth. 8-)

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I did something with a similar result a few weeks ago.
Mounted the blocks with the groove for toe clips angled backwards, so the heels pointed outwards.
That made for a very short and uncomfortable ride!

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My old guy brain does crap like that to me almost daily. Hate it for you


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That's another reason I switched most of my bikes back to flats a few years ago.

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I didn't see an Injury Thread (but I dint look very hard) so I am gonna put this here because it may eventually end up effecting my ability to ride.

I have been having pain in my left wrist for about one year. Started mild and as the months have passed, it has gotten worse and worse. I saw my primary doctor last week and she took x-rays which revealed considerable osteoarthritis. Today I saw a specialist to see if we could do some pain management. He said my wrist is bone on bone at the base of my thumb and that it's only going to get worse as time passes with the use of my left hand/thumb/wrist. Right now it mostly hurts really bad when I bend my wrist of jam my thumb. He wants to try PT to see if strengthening the thumb muscles will add some support. He also gave me a brace to wear to immobilize my thumb which will also slow the process down. He said when it hurts a lot all the time, he will start the cortisone shots. But he said that the shots are only a bandaid and that they will eventually stop helping, if at all. At that point, it will be time for SURGERY! :o Yes, surgery...

What they do in this case is remove the small bone at the base of my thumb where the contact is occurring. Scar tissue will fill in the void and the pain will be reduced or end. He said that even with that bone gone, basic normal use of the hand will remain.

It sucks getting older...


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Well, as long as it's not also in your spine, it's possible to deal with.
It's a low risk, high success rate surgery just about anywhere else.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Sorry to hear that, Hawg. Being a few years down the road from you, I'm afraid that surprises are around just about every corner for me these days.

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Sorry to hear about your hand Hawg. Yes Ray, I know what you mean. :cry:

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Magura wrote:
Well, as long as it's not also in your spine, it's possible to deal with.
It's a low risk, high success rate surgery just about anywhere else.

Magura :)



Yep, and sorry to hear about it Hawg. As well as your cleat conundrum.


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Going to ride the Bergkönig in Gstaad this weekend, together with the Mrs.

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