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Offline 4x4TampaTaco

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Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« on: September 10, 2009, 09:00:28 PM »
  Seems like ages, but I bet it's only been about 4 or so weeks since I took the intro class with wes.  This past weekend I got a Thule 2 bike rack, hitch mount for my new-used car and I'm back in business. 

   Tonight went very well. I tried out my Mule camelbak for the first time, tested my de-railer adjustments, rode with lowered tire pressure, tried out my Cat-eye computer and carted my bike around on a hitch rack for the first time. Everything went perfectly smooth which is suprising for so many new/firsts. Got a nice 6 mile run in.  ;D

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 08:49:56 AM »
Is TACO time... welcome to the world of MTB'ing.. sounds like you are starting to deposit some great mtb memories into the memory bank...

I still remember my class with Wes on my huffy... okay, let's not go there.   ;D

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 09:26:16 AM »
At least I'm starting off with a Giant Rincon.  Wish I had donemore HW and got something else. I hate heavy bikes. I think I could of gotten something less Heavy Duty that would be lighter and work better for me.

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 09:40:59 AM »
Weight is nice, but more of a mental issue. Case in point, rode with the Giant rep last year at the FTF. Dude was riding a stock Giant Reign thru Moonscape like it was a sub 20 pound hardtail. Obviously it is easier to throw a 20 pound bike up a hill versus a 30 pounder, but that 30 pounder will make you stronger and be more stable doing it.

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 10:05:51 AM »
so I can think of it as a training bike.

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 10:07:14 AM »
If you want to drop weight from your bike, look at wheels or tires as the rotational weight makes the greatest difference.  Otherwise, to drop weight and not spend a ton, switch to light beer.

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 10:31:36 AM »
Is TACO time... welcome to the world of MTB'ing.. sounds like you are starting to deposit some great mtb memories into the memory bank...

I still remember my class with Wes on my huffy... okay, let's not go there.   ;D

 
That was a nice bike....the free wheel was stuck... ;)

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Re: Back at it, rode Hole in the fence tonight
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 10:36:25 AM »
If you want to drop weight from your bike, look at wheels or tires as the rotational weight makes the greatest difference.  Otherwise, to drop weight and not spend a ton, switch to light beer.

LOL! Thats my problem! The bike weight s fine, MY weight on the other hand is Out of Control! Which body part can I replace to lighten it up? (dont say my 8lb's of dead weight head... :) )

 

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