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  1. 2Dogs

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    Keep me updated! I think we will be around.

    Hoping we get some rain soon but when/if we do it could be buckets.....
     
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    I think I will be able to ride Sunday the 29th most of the day. Want to shuttle or what is best to ride. I've only rode mailboxes and some of UCSC
     
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    Maybe both :D (at least under normal/non-pandemic situations) What type of terrain do you prefer?

    UC - easy climb for laps on the popular stuff. Some decent short shuttle runs up the road, about 900' climbing each lap.
    Demo - 3 fun trails with about 3000' climbing
    Nisene - coast side of Demo, about 3000' climb. This one is a fun shuttle. Can do a lap or 2 at demo. Nisene and Demo combined is over 6000' climbing (not for me these days)

    Let me check with my entertainment director and confirm we around on the 29th.
     
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    Anyone on strava?

    I'm Jak Bry
     
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    Following!

    Strava- Sam Honderd
     
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    Sweet! Dude you run a bunch!

    Got out last weekend and was able to ride Santa Cruz w/ @2Dogs . What an awesome time! The trails are amazing!
     
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    Lol- I cant get on the bike as often as I would like so I run and weight lift... seems to keep the legs in good enough shape!
    Decent! I would love to get out through Nevada, California and swing north to Oregon and Washington.. maybe when the kids are old enough!?!
     
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    I live in a small / moderate town something like 10-15k people.
    One outfitter store with a bike shop. Huntsville is 30 minutes away with multiple outfitter and bike shops.
    Walked my cruiser in the store (where I’ve been a customer for 10 years and bought the bike) needed new tubes and didn’t want to fool with it myself.
    The owner got tired of me standing there waiting on him to finish with another customer and pointed me to the bike shop where the mechanic was dealing with some hot chick.
    He got tired of seeing me patiently waiting as well and told me he didn’t have the size tube I needed and that I should try Amazon. He also gave me instructions on how to change the tube and was done with me.
    I’m glad he told me about Amazon as if I were the only person on earth that hadn’t heard of it.
    So much for supporting local business.
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    We're you looking for some oddball size like my 32-597 S6/S7 Schwinn-proprietary tires?

    Or do they just not stock much at that shop? :dunno:
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    I know my garage sale bikes aren't expensive enough for some of you guys, but I am pretty proud of my new milestone.

    I have biked more than 1000 miles since May 1st of this year. Yes, 700 of those miles had electric assistance, but even the 300 real (pedal) miles is more than I did last year.

    So my hunch proves correct. A mechanical boost greatly boosted my motivation to bike, even when on the unpowered bicycle.

    :saweet:
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    And,unlike other years, I'm riding in December. I've never been a winter rider, but 18 degrees isn't bothering me this year. So now the question is just how cold is too cold..
    :thinking:

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    I've ridden in the low 30's.
    That about as cold as I want to ride.
    We had a very unusual 5f here a few years ago and I went for a run. I actually enjoy running below freezing. I think it freezes all of the moisture out of the air and is more tolerable that damp low 30's.
    I still don't want to try the bike that cold though.
     
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    I bought the bike at that store and they still sell it there.
    To me if they sell the bike they should sell the wear items.
    It is a 26.35 though and he had a 26.25 which would have worked fine I'm sure.
    My point is though, with retail stores struggling to stay alive because of ecommerce why would you send a customer away and advise him to use ecommerce.
    I always pay cash and never question the price. I just didn't want to fool with changing the tubes out myself and they are a bike shop.
    It's "what they do". If they don't do "what they do" then what do they do?
     
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    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    Not much. :doah:
     
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    Congrats on the mileage!! There is always the huge debate on e-assist bikes but in my opinion you are still out there... and you can dial the assist back as you get in better shape?

    Up here in Michigan I ride year around.. we have some fun groomed fat bike trails. The cold is not bad as long as you are in the right state of mind and have the proper gear! I almost enjoy it more...there is something about flying through a snow covered single track.

    I agree on the running in the cold too- there is that point though... the just how cold is too cold? lol
     
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    Thanks. This morning it's 3 degrees and I decided to drive. But, like you said, it's a state of mind issue, not a temperature issue. I have my mind set on an errand that would be more fun in the car. Next time it's 3 degrees my mindset may be different.
     
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    I assume lower Michigan?

    My miles are almost all commuting rather than trail rides. It's bumpy rural roads, city intersections, and one stretch of state highway. The highway is going to be unfun once the shoulder fills up with snow plow pack. But we've been dry enough that it's not a problem yet.
     
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    Yep! Grand Rapids area.. but lots between here and the bridge. And some good ones in the UP but cant make it up there as easy..
    Nice and I am sure you get plenty of snow too!
     
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    Was 35 yesterday morning. Wasnt bad once I got going, but finger tips got cold.
     
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