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Old 12-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #76
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Thanks for the tips! Outside is definitely where its at, that trainer at the gym is killing me. On the other hand, I noticed that after using the trainer, I can go for what seems like forever on the elliptical machine. Progress?

I bought a helmet and the padded shorts - do they break in, because they feel like a loaded diaper. I plan on using my lightest pair of MX gloves. I'm tinkering in the house with lever position, seat position, etc. I would love to ride some dirt around here, but the snow before Christmas is still on the ground and its icy in the shade. I bought a trail map for the city and I plan to go exploring soon.

The Pueblo idea is good, but I think they got more snow than we did. It may be a while before that is an option.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #77
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Had a nice ride at Heil Ranch today, pretty sloppy wet at the bottom but in the trees it was mostly snow free



I could have done without the 50 mph cross-winds though...
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:01 AM   #78
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Had a nice ride at Heil Ranch today..
Nice! Did Heil get missed by the last pounding, or has it just been melting that fast down there?

@Greco - padded shorts will break in a little, but mostly you just get used to them. Once you get through the initial saddle soreness then you'll likely find you can do without them as long as you have a decent seat. Just make sure you don't wear undies that bunch up. For trail riding I prefer either non or lightly padded spandex under my shorts.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #79
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Nice! Did Heil get missed by the last pounding, or has it just been melting that fast?
Heil had over a foot from the last storm but it's been warm and windy all week. Snowshoed there Sat and Sun, pedaled today, not a bad week
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #80
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Just make sure you don't wear undies that bunch up. For trail riding I prefer either non or lightly padded spandex under my shorts.
That tip works for motorcycles as well. Under my MX pants I like to wear some spandex on long dual sport rides and rough hare scrambles/enduros that are tight enough to require a lot of sitting down.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:44 PM   #81
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My current ride Marlin nail trail. Perfect xc bike for riding to the trail head and getting a good ride in. I ride fort collins area mostly. blue sky to devils backbone is one of my favorites. My rides are usually solo 10-15 miles on road and 15-25 off total.


This was my alternate ride until it got stolen. I miss ss sometimes. Especially how light that bike was.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #82
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I'm a long time mountain biker, new to motorcycles. Spent some years racing, but that was a long time ago. Organized a bike club years ago and it's still going (see link below). Have owned and/or ridden just about every type of bike there was, but sold them all off and ride a fully rigid 26" wheel'd steel bike with 1x8 gearing. It's an old Scott team frame built by Ritchey with a variety of parts I had laying around.

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #83
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-CJ, you are the exact opposite of my situation. I've been on motorcycles since I was a wee lad and I am just getting into the whole mountain bike thing.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #84
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This was my alternate ride until it got stolen. I miss ss sometimes. Especially how light that bike was.
Oh man! I had a neon-green BASS too until this past year that was my go-to winter bike. Here it is:



I loved that thing; I had Magura hydraulic rim brakes so it was cable-free for low-maintenance. Until recently I lived outside of Seattle so having a mud-resistant bike was key.

I rode that thing all over Washington State and took it to Moab too. Sold it to a friend when I moved to Boulder. Miss it, but my garage is at a saturation point with two-wheeled vehicles. Nice to see another one, bummer to hear yours got stolen.

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:47 PM   #85
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-CJ, you are the exact opposite of my situation. I've been on motorcycles since I was a wee lad and I am just getting into the whole mountain bike thing.
Sounds like we could teach each other a thing or two. We'll have to hook up when the weather gets better.

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #87
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1995 Bontrager B29 Cruiser. Made in the USA from True Temper steel.
Dam, love KB's ol' bikes. Hang on to that one. Keith's an amazing chef now and still kicks ass on a bike. Cool guy.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #88
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1995 Bontrager B29 Cruiser. Made in the USA from True Temper steel.

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I used to own a bike exactly like that. Sold it to a guy from Boulder....maybe at the Veloswap or something?
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #89
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I used to own a bike exactly like that. Sold it to a guy from Boulder....maybe at the Veloswap or something?

Wasn't me. I bought mine new. Never seen another one in person.

I'm riding that bike quite a bit these days and really loving it.
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Any of you lot ride at Valmont Park? Super fun (well, when it is dry). All kinds of good riding.
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