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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 56,090
Posted By thump_co
Some popping is normal, especially until the bike...

Some popping is normal, especially until the bike gets fully warmed up, but if it's bad when the bike is warm then you could be off on jetting. I'd tune the air screw first then maybe try dropping...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By thump_co
No. We're on singletrack 5 minutes out the back...

No. We're on singletrack 5 minutes out the back door 3-5 times per week, but that comes with a 35+ minute commute when we need to get down into Boulder for something. Pick your poison.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By thump_co
It's rare for any singletrack to stay "good" in...

It's rare for any singletrack to stay "good" in proximity to 10,000 roost oriented weekend throttle jockeys and an army of poaching quads.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By thump_co
The 640 is very doable if you are decent at...

The 640 is very doable if you are decent at keeping momentum through technical stuff on it. What gets folks is going too slow on the loose baby head rocks churned up by the jeeps. This vid has the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By thump_co
I bought it, played with it for an hour or so,...

I bought it, played with it for an hour or so, and then forgot about it. If you were a real jetting geek and like to cross reference a bunch of needle brands then I could see the use, but for me it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By thump_co
I forgots to add the damn smiley again.

I forgots to add the damn smiley again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By thump_co
Looks like 990 terrain. ...

Looks like 990 terrain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTfJVGnwJyM
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By thump_co
If you're going to do the J&H ride then you'll...

If you're going to do the J&H ride then you'll see most the best parts of the above (including Kingston Pk) so you may want to do some of the other recommendations to mix it up (505/Caribou,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By thump_co
Dammit! Just reminded me that I have 3 bikes...

Dammit! Just reminded me that I have 3 bikes overdue on fork bushings. :baldy

Excellent article.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By thump_co
Should be a fun ride.. :ricky Damn day job.

Should be a fun ride.. :ricky

Damn day job.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By thump_co
^ This.. the rental market has gone through roof...

^ This.. the rental market has gone through roof since A64 passed. Growers are coming in from everywhere and offering landlords premiums on rental rates with cash up front. Similar story with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,516
Posted By thump_co
Can't fully buy into this one. Being a mountain...

Can't fully buy into this one. Being a mountain resident for the past decade I "get it", and especially having a trailer on your own property, but have never felt entitled to use our surrounding...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,516
Posted By thump_co
That was my first thought when reading the...

That was my first thought when reading the original post.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,526
Posted By thump_co
Did your own big-end & crank rebuild, or toss in...

Did your own big-end & crank rebuild, or toss in a Hot Rods?

Be good to know someone in town with a 300 crank jig.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,526
Posted By thump_co
Cool. :thumb

Cool. :thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By thump_co
True enough.. and the stuff around Central City...

True enough.. and the stuff around Central City has it in spades. I've found some folks coming in from out of state have, ahhh, varying opinions about it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By thump_co
Have you ridden in CO before? big_sur has made...

Have you ridden in CO before? big_sur has made some great suggestions, but it's primarily jeep roads. There is currently no moto legal singletrack around Ned/Boulder, and most the jeep roads will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14,252
Views: 1,057,457
Posted By thump_co
If you've already paid the shop to pull it apart...

If you've already paid the shop to pull it apart and inspect then I would ask them if they checked the bottom end tolerances. If the crank bearings and big-end bearing are tight and smooth then you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14,252
Views: 1,057,457
Posted By thump_co
+1. *If* the bottom end is good and there's no...

+1. *If* the bottom end is good and there's no cracks in the jug then it should be ~200 to have the cylinder replated (assuming the GGs have nikasil plating?) and then another $250-ish for a piston...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By thump_co
:clap

:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,526
Posted By thump_co
Ewww.. Kinda sounds like you already have it...

Ewww.. Kinda sounds like you already have it sorted, but I know a great guy for the crank rebuild/big-end bearing. $175 including the conrod for my 300 and had it back in a couple days.

Everyone...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,904
Posted By thump_co
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By thump_co
I have 2 bikes that Stillwell's done... one...

I have 2 bikes that Stillwell's done... one that's been re-done by Warren / EnduroSpec.

All my subsequent work has gone to Warren.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,904
Posted By thump_co
Ahem... knock, knock.. Geek? Anybody home?

Ahem... knock, knock.. Geek?

Anybody home?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,755
Posted By thump_co
Clearing a 200' wide, mile long swath of trees...

Clearing a 200' wide, mile long swath of trees across a hillside with a tracked excavator to create a new road with no side borders that is now accessible for many more types of vehicles.. all to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,755
Posted By thump_co
"Sustainable" :rolleyes ...

"Sustainable" :rolleyes

http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Trails/Grants/OHV/2013-2014OHVGrantSummariesScores.pdf
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,755
Posted By thump_co
The work grant was written by a USFS fish...

The work grant was written by a USFS fish biologist. The capper? $24,000 worth of CO OHV sticker funds used towards doing it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,526
Posted By thump_co
Thanks for posting. Was thinking about racing...

Thanks for posting. Was thinking about racing this one, but soooo glad I didn't. That looks just plain brutal. Especially on a 2-stroke.

You guys are studs. Nice work!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14,252
Views: 1,057,457
Posted By thump_co
Some days you're the hammer...

Nice that Novello shut it down before using me as a training obstacle.

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d0gTKsaud7Y?vq=hd720" hd="1" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 17,296
Posted By thump_co
Agreed.. unfortunately this isn't the first time...

Agreed.. unfortunately this isn't the first time some jackhole has poached tundra. At least here we have somebody taking accountability. Vurb has a big following exactly in the riding segment that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 17,296
Posted By thump_co
File a notice:...

File a notice: http://www.dailymotion.com/us/legal/copyright

Pretty clear you have the copyright given your site name embedded in the vid.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 17,296
Posted By thump_co
As apologies go, that's a pretty damn good one. ...

As apologies go, that's a pretty damn good one. I've met a few of the Vurb guys/gals and they've all seemed like good peeps. It's often hard for outsiders to truly comprehend just how active and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 97,274
Posted By thump_co
Has timed "test" sections (generally faster...

Has timed "test" sections (generally faster stuff) and non-timed "transfer" sections (generally the climbs in between). Kinda like tame DH, but you've gotta bring a bike that you can pedal up the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 17,296
Posted By thump_co
Would appear the rider is a NM kid.. maybe some...

Would appear the rider is a NM kid.. maybe some of the locals can help him with some footwear to posterior contact.

http://vurboffroad.com/riders/daniel-olona/
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 17,296
Posted By thump_co
Looking at the cairns, I would be surprised if...

Looking at the cairns, I would be surprised if it's private land.

Fvcking stupid.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 97,274
Posted By thump_co
^ This. My brain seems to recognize the...

^ This. My brain seems to recognize the different machines without issue.. but I started back with mtbs as well.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,755
Posted By thump_co
You're a government bureaucrat that one day...

You're a government bureaucrat that one day decides a historic road and current 4x4 route is now "unsustainable". What's your environmentally friendly answer?

Heavy equipment sure seems like the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By thump_co
USAA Homeowners (since they don't use local...

USAA Homeowners (since they don't use local agents) has been buying the DG imagery for property inspections on it's insured and those applying for years now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,755
Posted By thump_co
Mrs_thump_co and I did an after-dinner spin over...

Mrs_thump_co and I did an after-dinner spin over Kingston a couple weeks ago right after it opened. I was a little concerned as it looked like a storm was rolling in on us, but it turned out to be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By thump_co
Problem is they fly too high for a shotgun.. and...

Problem is they fly too high for a shotgun.. and firing 30-06 rounds up in the air could make a real bad day for a neighbor.

Need one of those GPS spoof transmitter guns that the MIT kids figured...
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