2022 Mountain Biking

Tom K.

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A few more flower pics from yesterday's recon ride of this weekend's race course:

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Some photos from recent rides.

Old ski instructors ride on Thursday…
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More paintbrush…
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Looking over at the rides on the other side…
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& back up achilles last stand to star lake again today…
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even though it is a big climb for me, this has become my favorite ride this year. I think mostly because of the super long, challenging downhill all the way back.
Quiet, gorgeous day up there today & the little brookies were jumping like they wanted out…
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Some sections of the trail are still a little wet ;)
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Doug Briggs

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Today I rode alone and did a different route. I was surprised to get some PRs as I didn't feel I was riding strong. I guess I was riding well and 'taking it easy' sometimes results in better performance.

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Trail of Tears is a 'ditch' trail. They'd dig ditches to channel water for mining.

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@Philpug had an 11:30 tee time yesterday and I had an 11:00 dentist appointment.
Since we loaned our VW to a friend, I rode my mtb to the dentist.
Only took me about 15 minutes one way, and made me wonder why I don't take the bike for stuff like this more often.

Here's my exciting picture.
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On my way home, I stopped by @Andy Mink's house to check on his dogs.
Ohhhh Pepper!
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When I got back home Gypsy was kinda going nuts so I took her for a quick one mile spin on the trail near our house.
The violet hammer was shifting just fine, and all of a sudden it wasn't so I figured I'd have to give it some attention when I got back to the house.
As soon as I got off the bike, I found the issue. :)
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Doug Briggs

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:roflmao: I'm still wearing Gorham Bike & Ski jerseys that I got back in the mid '90s.
@aveski:

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:geek: A selfie without mirror! And I'm not usually a gaper, but I had just sawed two trees and was a bit out of breath.

I went for a nice long one today and covered new terrain in the opposite direction as well as a totally new-to-me trail. Hippo was phenomenal.

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The first paintbrush I've seen this season.

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Looking up the new extension to Chantilly.

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My first Columbine of the season.

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This sign was in the area that received national attention recently for a woman being trampled by a moose. She self extracted and survived without serious injury.

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Looking around from a switchback over Tiger Run RV Park and the Ten Mile Range.

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The Hippo trail is my new favorite trail. Too bad it's a drive or a 7 or 8 mile ride just to access. Really nice single track with great flow.

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Slaying little trees (3" and 4") with my folding 6" saw.

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This one got away as I did't have my larger folding buck saw.

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A good workout. I could have gotten in some more trail time but had a time limit so rode pavement in one section and also took a shorter, not so fun dirt road with water bars at another point.
 

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Most aren't familier with the terrain but we were out walking future trails. the new trail will be about 3 miles and maybe 1500' elevation drop. it will start at the top of the Mahogany Forest trail for those interested. It will not be complete for a year or two due to studies and approvals.
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@Dave Petersen's artistic sign work...
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One of the things the trail designer discussed is how trail design needs to be forward compatible with technology and adaptability. In 2-5 years the amount of ebikes will be 3-5 times what they are now. Also we are lookign to make the trails more accessable to trikes, we have a large community of adaptive cyclists in the area and they can provide additional funding for building trails.
 
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Man. What's the geometry on that ride. It looks soooo much more slack than anything I've seen, besides choppers. ;-)
It is a Trek Rail 9.8. It feels very similar to my RipMo & really surprised me on the downhills! One of my biggest concerns was how the bike would fit & feel as I never had a chance to test ride. I felt confident on it right away & I really put it through the paces even hitting some tabletop jumps. Balancing the extra weight in the air will take a little getting used to but for my level (which is nowhere near what my bikes are capable of) it handles like a dream.
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Here is a comparison. All these #’s are mostly Greek to me & even though the RipMo measures a shorter reach it feels the opposite :huh:
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It is a Trek Rail 9.8. It feels very similar to my RipMo & really surprised me on the downhills! One of my biggest concerns was how the bike would fit & feel as I never had a chance to test ride. I felt confident on it right away & I really put it through the paces even hitting some tabletop jumps. Balancing the extra weight in the air will take a little getting used to but for my level (which is nowhere near what my bikes are capable of) it handles like a dream.
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Here is a comparison. All these #’s are mostly Greek to me & even though the RipMo measures a shorter reach it feels the opposite :huh:
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@AKMINK has the Rail 5 in a size small, which is definitely more compact than my Trek e-Caliber
 
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