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Old 02-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #27211
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #27212
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Awesome.

Just what an old fat guy is looking for. Virtual needles.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:05 PM   #27213
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It was still cold at noon. I've had to hold my fingers near the fan output from this POS Dell to stay warm.
I'm wearing the puffy pants to get back to the hotel.
If I told you how un-far my commute is you'd really know I'm a wuss.
Weekend looks to warm up a bit. I hope it's warm in Sedona.

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@Mr Head: suck it up buttercup!

Its gotten warm here today: low 50s. I went out with no jacket. Did 2hrs with 30min of Tempo in there. Its amazing how doing efforts 'resets' your body's reaction to JRA. The ride back from the end of the effort was LOTS easier than the ride to the start of the interval HR-wise.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:04 AM   #27214
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Weekend looks to warm up a bit. I hope it's warm in Sedona.
Sedona? Look 2/3rds of the way down the page at the geography section.

You don't have a mtn bike do ya? There's a bunch of great riding around Sedona.

You gotta go see Oak Creek Going to the brewery itself is mo bettah than the brewpub.

If you have a choice, 74 -> 60 -> 89 is MUCH much more fun than shooting straight up the freeway. Come back 260 -> 87



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Old 02-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #27215
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #27216
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Hey thanks! I'll be with the family in the imitation SUV. No bike. But, a brewery seems like a good fit with the crowd.
I'm pretty sure any riding off or on road would have me puffing like a steamer inside a few feet at this point.

I've heard of a hike up that way as well. We'll see how it all goes. My wife gets here sometime Friday followed by the oldest daughter late into the airport. We'll drive to Sedona in the morning after some breakfast at the Wildflower Bread Company. Maybe, just maybe I can nudge them out of bed in time to be at the door at 7. They aren't bringing my bike with them. I'm still trying to locate a place to stay thru the end of May. The Residence Inn blows. Wifi barely supports email. (it is supposed to be free in the lobby), nice.
The "high speed" internet in the room is wired and only "high speed" by dial-up standards.

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Sedona? Look 2/3rds of the way down the page at the geography section.

You don't have a mtn bike do ya? There's a bunch of great riding around Sedona.

You gotta go see Oak Creek Going to the brewery itself is mo bettah than the brewpub.

If you have a choice, 74 -> 60 -> 89 is MUCH much more fun than shooting straight up the freeway. Come back 260 -> 87



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When the weather warms more I'll be doing some forest road exploring on the Adventure and camping. Looking forward to that.

Now, I need to get the relocation people working and find a place to stay that my motorcycle won't disappear from and isn't already occupied by vermin and is quiet and doesn't stink. And isn't an hours ride without traffic away.

Yeah, I'm picky.
Now, if I can get housekeeping to stop re-arranging the pillows on the bed so I have to play find the pillow with enough stuffing to support my head every night, I'd count that as a KOM, game set and match.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #27217
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Hey thanks! I'll be with the family in the imitation SUV. No bike. But, a brewery seems like a good fit with the crowd.
I'm pretty sure any riding off or on road would have me puffing like a steamer inside a few feet at this point.

I've heard of a hike up that way as well. We'll see how it all goes. My wife gets here sometime Friday followed by the oldest daughter late into the airport. We'll drive to Sedona in the morning after some breakfast at the Wildflower Bread Company. Maybe, just maybe I can nudge them out of bed in time to be at the door at 7. They aren't bringing my bike with them. I'm still trying to locate a place to stay thru the end of May. The Residence Inn blows. Wifi barely supports email. (it is supposed to be free in the lobby), nice.
The "high speed" internet in the room is wired and only "high speed" by dial-up standards.



When the weather warms more I'll be doing some forest road exploring on the Adventure and camping. Looking forward to that.

Now, I need to get the relocation people working and find a place to stay that my motorcycle won't disappear from and isn't already occupied by vermin and is quiet and doesn't stink. And isn't an hours ride without traffic away.

Yeah, I'm picky.
Now, if I can get housekeeping to stop re-arranging the pillows on the bed so I have to play find the pillow with enough stuffing to support my head every night, I'd count that as a KOM, game set and match.
I love MTBing in Sedona! This was Sedona as of a couple days ago. Taken by my pop from his front yard:
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #27218
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I love MTBing in Sedona!
Hell Yes!! Despite the daytime heat during the summer, riding in Sedona is the shit!

Big ups to the Bike & Bean!! I shipped 2 bikes to them and when my girl and I got into town, they let me take over their work area to assemble them. To top it off, they loaned us a trunk rack for the rental car for a week for free!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #27219
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I love MTBing in Sedona! This was Sedona as of a couple days ago. Taken by my pop from his front yard:
When I was living in Flag, we had a snowstorm every week on the weekend for weeks straight. Very pretty, but made for shitfer riding.

@Mr Head: LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of forest service roads up around Flag. IDK if they've been designated 'wilderness' yet or not though, so check before you head off on something motorized.

...and if you go to Flag, there's some great stops to make: breweries I like the Mogollon better than Beaver St but both make great beers. DAMHIK how effed up flatlanders can get on a pub crawl thru Flag.

Another place to take the family is down Bisbee/Tombstone way. Yeah, Tombstone's a tourist trap, but ya gotta go at least once.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #27220
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When I was living in Flag, we had a snowstorm every week on the weekend for weeks straight. Very pretty, but made for shitfer riding.

@Mr Head: LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of forest service roads up around Flag. IDK if they've been designated 'wilderness' yet or not though, so check before you head off on something motorized.

...and if you go to Flag, there's some great stops to make: breweries I like the Mogollon better than Beaver St but both make great beers. DAMHIK how effed up flatlanders can get on a pub crawl thru Flag.

Another place to take the family is down Bisbee/Tombstone way. Yeah, Tombstone's a tourist trap, but ya gotta go at least once.

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My one trip to Flag, I spent way too much time each night at Flag Brew. My cousin seemed to know everyone in town and they call kept buying us beers.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #27221
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My one trip to Flag, I spent way too much time each night at Flag Brew. My cousin seemed to know everyone in town and they call kept buying us beers.
I don't doubt it. ...and being higher than Denver, you probably got hammered pretty darn quickly too!

Took me a while to get over that altitude. I moved to Flag from Morgan Hill, CA. IOW darn near sea level!

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #27222
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I've tapered off the alcohol for a bit, to compensate for not getting to ride. I can only run so far and the added calories of beer, wine and single malt would have me running all day.

So, I have a built in limiter right now. Plus it saves me money.

I sure hope to avoid any snow as well. I paid my snow dues in Denver. I do not miss snow.
I ridden motorcycles sidecars and bicycles, both road and mountain bikes in snow. Of all of those I prefer to see snow on the TV screen and not outside my door.

Two more days, and we'll see what this Sedona place is like now. I have not been there in about 40 years.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #27223
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Shock servicing

There seems to be a disagreement as to how literally to follow the recommended service interval on bicycle shocks, which the manufacturer (Fox) lists as every 100 hours. Half the people I've spoken with say that all you really need to do is check the pressure every few weeks, keep the shock body clean, and check for signs of oil leakage. Others say that the shocks need to be disassembled and carefully checked for signs of component failure. Actual examples of mechanical failure are hard to find; so far I've only heard of two instances in which a shock needed repairs, and this comes from mechanics at one of the largest local dealerships.

So, what do y'all all think?

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #27224
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 AM   #27225
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I have zero bicycle shock experience, but I have about a half million miles of Ohlins shock experience. Ohlins recommends a service interval of 30K miles I think.
I could be not remembering correctly but its the number that is stuck in my head, so I'm going with that.
Anyway. In my experience the danger is first the seals letting loose which in the case of an air spring means your suspension just went bye-bye. And any damping fluid may also gush out and make a very gooey mess.
The worst and most expensive I've experienced is where the seals go, and in my case I had a good bit of riding to do to get to where I could swap the shock out so the shaft was ruined.
That was the most expensive shock service by double over just a seal going or just the usual service interval.
I'm currently running well beyond my 30,000 mile service interval. The damping does feel a bit long in the tooth, but since I'm just commuting and don't plan on an immediate assault on Dakar I should be fine.

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There seems to be a disagreement as to how literally to follow the recommended service interval on bicycle shocks, which the manufacturer (Fox) lists as every 100 hours. Half the people I've spoken with say that all you really need to do is check the pressure every few weeks, keep the shock body clean, and check for signs of oil leakage. Others say that the shocks need to be disassembled and carefully checked for signs of component failure. Actual examples of mechanical failure are hard to find; so far I've only heard of two instances in which a shock needed repairs, and this comes from mechanics at one of the largest local dealerships.

So, what do y'all all think?

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