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Post by thedude76 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Sunday, 06 May 2012 Start 0800-1000

This is a nice tour to ride and it is just down the road. This is a MTB tour in Pirmasens put on by the 1.MTB-Club Pirmasens. A few of us to part in this last year and it is a good time. You can even bring the family out for the short track. This is a great chance to ride some new trail and meet some new folks.

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Post by spookyload on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:41 pm

Agree that it is a great ride. Not super technical and not a ton of climbing. We breezed the 50k pretty fast last year if I remember right. We even got a prize for being the largest club to represent last year...alcohol free beer that I am sure Steve still has.
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:21 pm

What are the stats on this Ride??? This is a week before Gäsbock and I'd like to get some serious vert this weekend (1500 minimum)...

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Post by MJ on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:21 am

Is this a show and go type of event, or do we need to preregister?

Mark - we can ride from K-town to the event, do it, then back. This should put you around that 1500 goal for the day, eh?
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Post by Zenkem on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:33 am

MJ wrote:Is this a show and go type of event, or do we need to preregister?

Mark - we can ride from K-town to the event, do it, then back. This should put you around that 1500 goal for the day, eh?

I like the way you think...I was already thinking 'bout leaving from the house. Just wondering what the stats are for the event???

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Post by thedude76 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:01 pm

this is a show and go.

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Post by Zenkem on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:21 pm

thedude76 wrote:this is a show and go.

Steve, what's your Garmin profile look like from last year???

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Post by thedude76 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:29 pm

25km 440hm for the short route last year. The corse should be different this year though.

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Post by MJ on Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:41 pm

Cool, I think I am free and will probably roll out for this one.
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Post by krocko1 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:39 pm

I think I'm in as well. I'll be bringing a few folks with me Very Happy
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Post by Zenkem on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:05 pm

What time dose everyone plan to show up at the start??? I'm going to roll out from the house so I need to plan accordingly...

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Post by Zenkem on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:26 am

I'm not going to be able to do this ride after all. My 29'er developed a crack in the frame so I knocked the dust off the C'dale and took it out yesterday. I've come to the conclusion that doing an Epic on a 26'er is just not going to happen... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


Yes, 3" makes that much of a difference...

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Post by MJ on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:25 am

Zenkem wrote:I'm not going to be able to do this ride after all. My 29'er developed a crack in the frame so I knocked the dust off the C'dale and took it out yesterday. I've come to the conclusion that doing an Epic on a 26'er is just not going to happen... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


Yes, 3" makes that much of a difference...

Bummer! I would look for a steel replacment if I were you Mark. Long life, smooth ride and you can weld them!
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Post by Zenkem on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:09 am

MJ wrote:
Zenkem wrote:I'm not going to be able to do this ride after all. My 29'er developed a crack in the frame so I knocked the dust off the C'dale and took it out yesterday. I've come to the conclusion that doing an Epic on a 26'er is just not going to happen... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


Yes, 3" makes that much of a difference...

Bummer! I would look for a steel replacment if I were you Mark. Long life, smooth ride and you can weld them!

Replacement frame is already on its way...I had to stay with Aluminum but this one is a more reputable brand...

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Post by eurotrash on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:24 am

Sorry to hear that the 26" is a total dealbreaker. People say the frames that have them funny pivots and shocks and moving bits offer a really smooth, controllable ride... So I hear, anyway. Could just be a bunch of hokum, people say carbon bars are stiffer than aluminum and tubeless tires grip better and roll smoother or other craziness like that, but since you're replacing a frame it may be worth a try, and help on those epic rides.

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Post by spookyload on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:19 pm

I wouldn't skip the ride because of the bike. We did it last year and it honestly was less demanding than a Woog ride. We cruised it without any difficulty. 3" only makes a difference in your head.
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Post by spookyload on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:20 pm

Zenkem wrote:
Yes, 3" makes that much of a difference...
Thats what she said.
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Post by Zenkem on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:33 pm

spookyload wrote:3" only makes a difference in your head.

It's my back that misses those extra inches. These old bones don't adapt to change very well. Like I said yesterday, "I feel like I belong to Fight Club again". Still undecided on the Marathon, I was referring to doing the Epic from the house. I might be able to do the 25K but I'll be getting there with aid of fossil fuel...

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Post by MJ on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:39 pm

My neighbor is selling an e-bike. This is one of the good ones, not the discount department store version. It’s got the big wheels you crave and a suspension seat post! The dual battery setup should be an equalizer when the hills come around.
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Post by eurotrash on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Zenkem wrote:
spookyload wrote:3" only makes a difference in your head.

It's my back that misses those extra inches. These old bones don't adapt to change very well. Like I said yesterday, "I feel like I belong to Fight Club again". Still undecided on the Marathon, I was referring to doing the Epic from the house. I might be able to do the 25K but I'll be getting there with aid of fossil fuel...

I also heard somewhere that hardtails are rough on the old bones... If 29" wheels smooth your ride, imagine what a modest 100mm of squish can do for an aching back! I dunno, it's probably just marketing hype like them new-fangled disc brakes. Calipers worked for me for years, don't see what all the hubbub about stopping safely is about.

MJ wrote:My neighbor is selling an e-bike. This is one of the good ones, not the discount department store version. It’s got the big wheels you crave and a suspension seat post! The dual battery setup should be an equalizer when the hills come around.
Does it come with a handicapped parking placard? I think the Oma next door rides one of those bikes.

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Post by Zenkem on Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:54 pm

eurotrash wrote:

If 29" wheels smooth your ride, imagine what a modest 100mm of squish can do for an aching back!

A FS 29er will be in the near future but now is not the time...

MJ wrote:My neighbor is selling an e-bike.

If only there wasn't such a big weight penalty...

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Post by eurotrash on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Zenkem wrote:

A FS 29er will be in the near future but now is not the time...

I just had to push the hard sell Twisted Evil . It's a one-way path, so make sure you're ready. Reassure your hardtail that you will pick her up once or twice a season after you've made the switch just for the nostalgia.

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Post by thedude76 on Fri May 04, 2012 9:43 pm

WHat time do ya'll want to start? Is a 0930 start good?

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Post by eurotrash on Fri May 04, 2012 10:18 pm

What's the advertised start time? And who wants to meet for chow afterward?

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Post by thedude76 on Fri May 04, 2012 10:20 pm

eurotrash wrote:What's the advertised start time? And who wants to meet for chow afterward?

between 0800-1100

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