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Went on a really cool trail run in Phoenix today, quite a few folks mountain biking there. It's crazy how different it is out west, I don't think I could've climbed a single hill with all the huge rocks.
All about momentum. Visualizing the line, and looking ahead.

I enjoy the challenge of picking my way through a rocky, challenging line. I also enjoy ripping a flowy trail, too.
I'd definitely like to give these trails a whirl someday. It would be super tough though. I actually love climbing but struggle with roots and such while climbing.

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All about momentum. Visualizing the line, and looking ahead.

I enjoy the challenge of picking my way through a rocky, challenging line. I also enjoy ripping a flowy trail, too.
I'd definitely like to give these trails a whirl someday. It would be super tough though. I actually love climbing but struggle with roots and such while climbing.
Drop the tire pressures a bit, get out of the saddle - gives you more traction and allows you to move your body independently of the bike and absorb bumps better.
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I'd definitely like to give these trails a whirl someday. It would be super tough though. I actually love climbing but struggle with roots and such while climbing.
Drop the tire pressures a bit, get out of the saddle - gives you more traction and allows you to move your body independently of the bike and absorb bumps better.
Out of curiosity... do you clip in on your MTB (or anyone else here)? I wonder if that would help me on climbs. I have pretty good strength/endurance for climbing and normally make up ground there on people who are faster downhill, but the technical stuff still kicks my ass.

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D Griff wrote:
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Drop the tire pressures a bit, get out of the saddle - gives you more traction and allows you to move your body independently of the bike and absorb bumps better.
Out of curiosity... do you clip in on your MTB (or anyone else here)? I wonder if that would help me on climbs. I have pretty good strength/endurance for climbing and normally make up ground there on people who are faster downhill, but the technical stuff still kicks my ass.
Zill, fled, Johnny, and myself all clip in on the MTBs.

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Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:42 pm

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Out of curiosity... do you clip in on your MTB (or anyone else here)? I wonder if that would help me on climbs. I have pretty good strength/endurance for climbing and normally make up ground there on people who are faster downhill, but the technical stuff still kicks my ass.
Zill, fled, Johnny, and myself all clip in on the MTBs.
:dat:
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Apex wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am
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Out of curiosity... do you clip in on your MTB (or anyone else here)? I wonder if that would help me on climbs. I have pretty good strength/endurance for climbing and normally make up ground there on people who are faster downhill, but the technical stuff still kicks my ass.
Zill, fled, Johnny, and myself all clip in on the MTBs.
Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.

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Zill, fled, Johnny, and myself all clip in on the MTBs.
Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.
Eh, falling over is no big deal. It usually happens at least once per group ride for me. :lol:

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Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.
Eh, falling over is no big deal. It usually happens at least once per group ride for me. :lol:
Once you learn to fall, you'll be fine.

Spend an hour teaching yourself how to clip in and clip out quickly while sitting stationary somewhere you can grab onto something to steady yourself.

When I was an officer in the cycling club in college, we'd have bike handling drills - one of which was riding in a circle trying to get each other to put a foot down or fall over. Gets you real good at stability real fast.
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Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.
Eh, falling over is no big deal. It usually happens at least once per group ride for me. :lol:
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Eh, falling over is no big deal. It usually happens at least once per group ride for me. :lol:
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coogles wrote:
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Zill, fled, Johnny, and myself all clip in on the MTBs.
Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.
The trick is to keep the wheels rolling, and to commit to even the worst line.

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Still too big of a :pussy: to clip in on my MTB. No problem with it on my roadie, but I stall out too frequently on the technical stuff to clip in. Basically I suck at MTBing.
The trick is to keep the wheels rolling, and to commit to even the worst line.
:dat:

Chuff it until you stuff it is what I always say.
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The trick is to keep the wheels rolling, and to commit to even the worst line.
:dat:

Chuff it until you stuff it is what I always say.
I have never once heard that phrase come out of your mouth.

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:dat:

Chuff it until you stuff it is what I always say.
I have never once heard that phrase come out of your mouth.
You just can't hear me saying it, I'm too far ahead. :lol:
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I have never once heard that phrase come out of your mouth.
You just can't hear me saying it, I'm too far ahead. Image
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I haven't touched my bike in months. The only exercise I've gotten recently is shoveling snow.

I did get pretty much all of the parts gathered to set up the trainer but haven't gotten rid of enough shit yet to make space to actually use the thing.

Fuck winter.

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Bicycle commuting is still going well, although the chain came off my Raleigh this AM so I rolled into the office late with black fingers. I look forward to riding home when it's not dark out, but otherwise it's actually fairly enjoyable and I'm normally in a better mood by the time I get home.

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Bicycle commuting is still going well, although the chain came off my Raleigh this AM so I rolled into the office late with black fingers. I look forward to riding home when it's not dark out, but otherwise it's actually fairly enjoyable and I'm normally in a better mood by the time I get home.
Adjust the front derailleur and degrease / lube the chain.

I like bike commuting. I didn’t do it much because I always felt like I was going to get run over going into the plant.

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Bicycle commuting is still going well, although the chain came off my Raleigh this AM so I rolled into the office late with black fingers. I look forward to riding home when it's not dark out, but otherwise it's actually fairly enjoyable and I'm normally in a better mood by the time I get home.
Adjust the front derailleur and degrease / lube the chain.

I like bike commuting. I didn’t do it much because I always felt like I was going to get run over going into the plant.
It was from the rear derailleur... it had one of those plastic discs to prevent the chain from going too far inboard and it was all dry rotted, cracked, and rubbing as the wheel turned so I ripped it off. I just need to be careful shifting down back there. It has suicide shifters that are continuous rather than clicking, but the shifting is actually really smooth and nice.

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Adjust the front derailleur and degrease / lube the chain.

I like bike commuting. I didn’t do it much because I always felt like I was going to get run over going into the plant.
It was from the rear derailleur... it had one of those plastic discs to prevent the chain from going too far inboard and it was all dry rotted, cracked, and rubbing as the wheel turned so I ripped it off. I just need to be careful shifting down back there. It has suicide shifters that are continuous rather than clicking, but the shifting is actually really smooth and nice.
Ah. Yeah. Gotta remove the dork disc.

If it overshot the biggest cog on the back, you can adjust the limit screws on the rear derailleur to prevent it from moving that far. Should have (2) phillips head screws on it, for high and low limit points.

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Johnny_P wrote:
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It was from the rear derailleur... it had one of those plastic discs to prevent the chain from going too far inboard and it was all dry rotted, cracked, and rubbing as the wheel turned so I ripped it off. I just need to be careful shifting down back there. It has suicide shifters that are continuous rather than clicking, but the shifting is actually really smooth and nice.
Ah. Yeah. Gotta remove the dork disc.

If it overshot the biggest cog on the back, you can adjust the limit screws on the rear derailleur to prevent it from moving that far. Should have (2) phillips head screws on it, for high and low limit points.
:word: I will tweak it. Thanks for the pro tip.

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Eh, falling over is no big deal. It usually happens at least once per group ride for me. :lol:
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:12 pm

Yo Philly peoples. Anyone want to play mountain or gravel bikes sometime soon?

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Yo Philly peoples. Anyone want to play mountain or gravel bikes sometime soon?
Too cold.

DPX2 is installed on the Occam, so it’s now 2019 a spec frame with 150mm travel. I just need to get around to converting the fork (or buying a new one) to go to 150-160 and i’ll have it fully updated.

I’ve got about 250 “road” miles on zwift so far this year, with about 11k feet of climbing. Most rides are 45-60 minutes, and average around 500-600 feet of elevation. I’m debating starting one of the several training plans they offer, but right now am just focusing on riding 3-4 times a week.

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