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Title: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on April 24, 2015, 12:56:43 PM
I think it would be interesting to have a thread where everyone can post pictures/maps/routes/GPS data from whatever rides they've recently done.  I go on plenty of rides with some cool photos/events, but that aren't quite interesting enough to warrant their own thread.  Let's post those rides here.  I'd enjoy seeing the types of trails and terrains everyone here rides. 

I'll start:
Two weekends ago, I rode part of the Arizona Trail with a buddy.  We did part of the Picketpost segment outside Superior Arizona.  It was an incredible ride.  Technical and slow going, but the views were unreal and the terrain will test you both mentally and physically.  In several parts, you're riding on a 2' wide path with a shear cliff on one side.

We rode in about 13 miles which took like 2.5+ hours, before some bike trouble so we decided to turn around.  We rode back a ways and met up to a Jeep trail which we rode down into Superior to get some water.  The weather was a perfect 80° and cloudy.  Saw some amazing flowers and a few reptiles. It is my plan to go back before the end of the year and ride the entire 34 mile segment.

Route (34.5 miles for the ride):
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/PicketPost%20Route.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/PicketPost%20Route.png.html)

Elevation Profile (5241 feet total elevation for the ride):
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/PicketPostElevation.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/PicketPostElevation.png.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_172820.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_172820.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2520.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2520.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2521.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2521.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2522.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2522.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_152728.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_152728.jpg.html)

You can see the trail winding along the mountain off in the distance.  It looks tame from this view.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2524.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_2524.jpg.html)

Trusty Chiners
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_172955.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150412_172955.jpg.html)

We ran into two of these 1.25 ft. long venomous guys: Gila Monsters.  Also saw a Rattlesnake.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/FullSizeRender.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/PicketPost%20Trail%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/FullSizeRender.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on April 24, 2015, 01:15:30 PM
This past weekend, I rode the backside of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, AZ.  This ride isn't particularly pretty or fun. It's a grind climb for training proposes.  I did this ride almost exactly a year ago.  This year I was way faster and stronger.  We reached the summit in 2:19 (versus >3 hours last year) and descended in 1:30.  Had lunch at the top. I'm super pleased with my year over year improvement. I'm going to try to hit 2 hours up by the end of this year.  I'm not sure of that's even possible.

Also, last year when I did it, I was in the Granny hear of my 2x10 setup most of the climb. This year I was often one gear down from the 42T hear on my 1x11 setup so I'm definitely getting stronger.  HTFU!

Route (total distance of 41 miles): (http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/Mt%20Lemmon%20Route.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/Mt%20Lemmon%20Route.png.html)

Elevation Profile (total elevation gain of 5748 feet):(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/MtLemmonBacksideElevationAndHR.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/MtLemmonBacksideElevationAndHR.png.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/MtLemmonBacksideElevationAndSpeed.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/MtLemmonBacksideElevationAndSpeed.png.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/download_20150421_163214.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/download_20150421_163214.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150418_140136.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2004-2015/IMG_20150418_140136.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Sitar_Ned on April 26, 2015, 09:08:23 AM
Really cool data, Vipassana.. I currently have zero technology on my bike so I'm kinda behind in that area. You mind me asking what these images are from? Do you get all this with just a regular GPS unit? Comes bundled with software, I assume?

I'll definitely contribute to the thread when I get up to speed. The technology we all have available to us is just so damn cool.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: RS VR6 on April 27, 2015, 07:19:52 PM
Went with my GF for a ride to break in the 062. The ride up felt like a grinder. With some short and steep sections. Its bacically an access road for maintenance vehicles to get to the towers. Way back down is fast and fun...I didn't take pics on the way down. ;D ;D

We gave the Niner and Chiner a rest in the shade before we headed back down.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/758193251
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on April 29, 2015, 10:43:41 AM
Really cool data, Vipassana.. I currently have zero technology on my bike so I'm kinda behind in that area. You mind me asking what these images are from? Do you get all this with just a regular GPS unit? Comes bundled with software, I assume?

I'll definitely contribute to the thread when I get up to speed. The technology we all have available to us is just so damn cool.

I actually use a fairly old device called a MotoACTV.  It came out in 2011 I think, but was super neat for the time. It has built in Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi, water/dust resistance, and a screen which is highly readable in direct sunlight.  It holds and plays music and has an android app that allows me to get notifications from my phone on the unit so I can see them while I ride (routes, texts, calls, weather).  Like I said, it was very advanced for it's time. 

I use it with the Motorola heart rate strap and their speed/cadence sensor.  It has honestly always worked flawlessly for me, though I have nothing to compare it to.  It never really got the appreciation I think it deserved because of it's high price at the time and the general lack of advertising.  Most people who new about it were techy, non-athletic types I think.  You can still pick them up really cheap now with their accessories being cheap as well, but it is getting pretty long in the tooth now and I think there are probably some better alternatives coming out with all these smart watches.

I'd also probably hold off on it because Lenovo recently bought Motorola and it's not clear how long they will continue to support the device or it's web portal.

But basically I use this device to track everything.  It auto uploads the various workouts to the web whenever it finds a WiFi network it knows.  Then I log into the webportal to view my workouts.  They give you profiles and overviews, but I usually download the data and plot it myself in Microsoft Excel.


I've found some very neat websites that help you visualize/edit/convert all types of GPS files too.  This is one of my absolute favorites:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/


I think in a Garmin/Strava dominated world, their offerings are probably a better choice these days.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on April 29, 2015, 10:46:42 AM
Went with my GF for a ride to break in the 062. The ride up felt like a grinder. With some short and steep sections. Its bacically an access road for maintenance vehicles to get to the towers. Way back down is fast and fun...I didn't take pics on the way down. ;D ;D

We gave the Niner and Chiner a rest in the shade before we headed back down.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/758193251

Those rolling hills look like a great interval training ground and scenic ride.  This is right outside LA?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: RS VR6 on April 29, 2015, 03:17:43 PM
Yep...its about 40 mins north of LA.

You pretty much start climbing at about 1 mile in. I love the way back down. Pretty much wide open with rocky tech sections.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Sitar_Ned on April 29, 2015, 07:42:01 PM
Went with my GF for a ride to break in the 062. The ride up felt like a grinder. With some short and steep sections. Its bacically an access road for maintenance vehicles to get to the towers. Way back down is fast and fun...I didn't take pics on the way down. ;D ;D

We gave the Niner and Chiner a rest in the shade before we headed back down.

Beautiful pic in the middle! Looks like amazing riding to be had there. Nothing like that around me.. Some awesome wooded single track, but nothing like in that pic, unfortunately. Well, that I know of, at least.

And thanks for the detailed info VP. I was actually unaware that Lenovo bought out Motorola - I think I'll start doing some research into the best unit. Until reading your posts, I guess I hadn't realized I was missing out on so much gadgetry coolness. I love me some tech.

Just googled "best selling cycling gps unit amazon" and looks like the Garmin Edge 500 is a pretty clear favorite: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Cycling-GPS-Units/zgbs/electronics/617648011

A bit pricey at $200 but I'll dig into the features and see what it offers and if I need to step down a level to the Garmin edge 200 for $130 which is also very popular. Either way, looks like the Garmin Edge series may be the way to go.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on April 30, 2015, 05:14:12 PM
Really cool data, Vipassana.. I currently have zero technology on my bike so I'm kinda behind in that area. You mind me asking what these images are from? Do you get all this with just a regular GPS unit? Comes bundled with software, I assume?

I'll definitely contribute to the thread when I get up to speed. The technology we all have available to us is just so damn cool.

I actually use a fairly old device called a MotoACTV.  It came out in 2011 I think, but was super neat for the time. It has built in Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi, water/dust resistance, and a screen which is highly readable in direct sunlight.  It holds and plays music and has an android app that allows me to get notifications from my phone on the unit so I can see them while I ride (routes, texts, calls, weather).  Like I said, it was very advanced for it's time. 

I use it with the Motorola heart rate strap and their speed/cadence sensor.  It has honestly always worked flawlessly for me, though I have nothing to compare it to.  It never really got the appreciation I think it deserved because of it's high price at the time and the general lack of advertising.  Most people who new about it were techy, non-athletic types I think.  You can still pick them up really cheap now with their accessories being cheap as well, but it is getting pretty long in the tooth now and I think there are probably some better alternatives coming out with all these smart watches.

I'd also probably hold off on it because Lenovo recently bought Motorola and it's not clear how long they will continue to support the device or it's web portal.

But basically I use this device to track everything.  It auto uploads the various workouts to the web whenever it finds a WiFi network it knows.  Then I log into the webportal to view my workouts.  They give you profiles and overviews, but I usually download the data and plot it myself in Microsoft Excel.


I've found some very neat websites that help you visualize/edit/convert all types of GPS files too.  This is one of my absolute favorites:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/


I think in a Garmin/Strava dominated world, their offerings are probably a better choice these days.

Vipassana, I work for Motorola, a different group than who developed the MotoACTV but I know the Mechanical Engineer who worked on that project.  He is also an avid cyclist, although he works for GoPro now.  When the MotoACTV was early in development it could do more, had a bigger screen, was bar mounted not wearable, and was planned to even have trails uploaded into the system so a rider could go somewhere they'd never been before and have the trail map available at the touch of a button.  Much of that didn't pan out but what they did finally ship was a pretty good gadget.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on May 22, 2015, 12:16:16 PM

Vipassana, I work for Motorola, a different group than who developed the MotoACTV but I know the Mechanical Engineer who worked on that project.  He is also an avid cyclist, although he works for GoPro now.  When the MotoACTV was early in development it could do more, had a bigger screen, was bar mounted not wearable, and was planned to even have trails uploaded into the system so a rider could go somewhere they'd never been before and have the trail map available at the touch of a button.  Much of that didn't pan out but what they did finally ship was a pretty good gadget.

Cool information.  You should tell that guy he did a great job and many of us are still enjoying the product.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on May 22, 2015, 12:25:20 PM
I've been out doing a lot of riding up until this past week; I took a cactus to the hand last Sunday and one of the punctures got extremely infected.  The infection spread up my hand and into my wrist/arm.  I'm on two strong antibiotics now and it appears that things are improving.  But it still hurts to hold a handlebar.  :-[

The good news is that despite hitting a cactus and taking ~3 minutes to pull out thorns, I set a Strava record for this year on the ~15 mile course.  (1 of 102 riders)  I'm pleased because I know I had more in the tank.

From Strava:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/SanTan%202015%20KOM.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/SanTan%202015%20KOM.png.html)

And here are some other random pictures from rides over the past couple of weeks:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181302.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181302.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181221.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181221.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181206.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181206.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181156.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_181156.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_173636.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150507_173636.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: byrt on May 22, 2015, 03:32:45 PM
Thanks, looks beautiful!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on May 23, 2015, 09:16:18 AM
Very different from Arizona- Lakes District in England, looking down on Grasmere.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1989_zps30061272.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/patrick_clemensen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1989_zps30061272.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Oolak on May 23, 2015, 09:35:37 AM
Awesome thread, VP!

Patrick C. that's an absolutely stunning view, man. Very lucky to have that around you.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on May 23, 2015, 02:39:30 PM
Actually Oolak that's nowhere near me- I was over there for work, and took the bike along for a weekend getaway.  I agree, the views are stunning!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Andy STi on May 30, 2015, 12:52:25 AM
Pic from earlier in the week. Loving this 256SL!

(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz167/andysti1/B85BC93D-ED1F-4F44-AC6F-D427E0F11C6B_zps9won0sgr.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on June 05, 2015, 08:59:01 AM
Pic from earlier in the week. Loving this 256SL!

Beautiful pic, and that looks like a fun trail!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on June 05, 2015, 10:29:28 AM
Pic from earlier in the week. Loving this 256SL!

Where is this?  For some reason I thought you were in AZ?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on June 05, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
Had a creak in my bike last week. Got a little bit grumpy, because I couldn't find the cause. Till this afternoon. I gave the SPD pedals a little service (= using WD40). During the ride this afternoon the bike was completely silent. I'm very happy again.

It was very hot today (34°C, 93°F) and I took the time to make some pictures of these happy moments :)

(http://s25.postimg.org/68bf9o69r/PB_20150605203344310.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/5nwe6zd1b/PB_20150605203346465.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/42h4f62tb/PB_20150605203349520.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/i198dw2pr/PB_20150605203350556.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/j67vx0ekf/PB_20150605203343202.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/wvxts2can/PB_20150605203358110.jpg)

(http://s25.postimg.org/kzaslbzr3/PB_20150605203400277.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on June 05, 2015, 03:45:48 PM
Very different from Arizona- Lakes District in England, looking down on Grasmere.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1989_zps30061272.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/patrick_clemensen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1989_zps30061272.jpg.html)

Which frame is that? The rear end looks nice and short.

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Izzy on June 05, 2015, 04:17:22 PM
^^ It's the 057, I believe.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on June 05, 2015, 10:01:40 PM
Correct, -057 from Peter. 
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on June 06, 2015, 07:44:00 AM
Correct, -057 from Peter.

Thanks. Great picture!

Here is one from a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on June 08, 2015, 06:20:05 PM
(http://s25.postimg.org/68bf9o69r/PB_20150605203344310.jpg)

Where is this?  For some reason it seems like it would be really windy to me.  Is that the case?  Good bell placement too.

Here is one from a couple weeks ago.

Beautiful.  Where is this?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on June 08, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
I did a fair bit of climbing this weekend.  It was on the road, but I used the MTB and this was a mountain so technically...

I climbed the frontside of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona.  I've done the backside a few times, but this was the first time I've ever ridden up the front.  It turns out they were having a race on the mountain yesterday so I stumbled into that and rode with many people.  Everyone else was on road bikes.  I got passed by a few people, but I passed a ton of people, so that felt good.  Lots of comments about what I was doing out there on an MTB. :lol:  I rode the entire climb with no stops, which I'm super proud of since I've been working on pacing and sustained efforts.

The temperature was 70°F at the top and ~100°F at the bottom.  I left early to beat the heat.

Total elevation gain was 6775 ft over the whole ride.  My max speed on descent was 42 mph.  I could have been faster with something better than a 32x10.  Much of the way down a barely had to pedal.  It was a good 35 minutes of just bombing downhill with some stops for pictures.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/Mt.%20Lemmon%20Frontside_1.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/Mt.%20Lemmon%20Frontside_1.png.html)

These were all taken on the trip down about ~2000 ft from the top, just below the pine trees
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100954.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100954.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100949.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100949.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100717.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100717.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100334.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150607_100334.jpg.html)

My next goal is a 10,000 ft ride of 80+ miles.  o_O
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on June 08, 2015, 08:05:33 PM
Vipassana those are some great pictures!
Mine was taken at the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Center in Maine. That is Sugarloaf in the background. The town and local NEMBA group have been doing an amazing job building trails in the past few years.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on June 09, 2015, 04:00:37 PM
Nice post Vipassana!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on June 10, 2015, 02:56:27 AM
Where is this?  For some reason it seems like it would be really windy to me.  Is that the case?  Good bell placement too.
It's in the Netherlands, near the city Apeldoorn. It's very often windy in the Netherlands, but that day it wasn't.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Andy STi on June 20, 2015, 08:36:11 PM
Pic from earlier in the week. Loving this 256SL!

Where is this?  For some reason I thought you were in AZ?

Sorry it took so long to answer. Trail is in Bend, OR
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on June 30, 2015, 03:50:49 PM
Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL; just off I-20 about one hour from my house.  This is on the Anniston (eastern) side of the trail system.  They have a little over 25 miles of trails now, with more under construction and a goal to have 75 miles of trail in 2017.  In fact, I think one of the sections I rode was not officially open yet (Oops!).  Trails are a mix of tight rocky single track, machine made buff single track, and fire roads with berms and jumps.  There are also two downhill sections of about 4 miles each, which is pretty long for the southeast:).

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/IMG_2172_zpshggns6ew.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/IMG_21841_zpsckl4b0er.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/IMG_21871_zpsmdzwa4rf.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/IMG_21911_zpsjdyny5dp.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/IMG_21831_zpsjfa3fblg.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on June 30, 2015, 04:07:27 PM
Those look like some awesome trails.  I'd love to have some shady trails this time of year!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on June 30, 2015, 04:27:35 PM
Shady, but still hot and humid.   This week is much better than last, but I just noticed most of my pictures were on uphill sections- I wonder why?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on June 30, 2015, 06:53:59 PM
Last Saturdays ride. Take it easy on me, I'm new to the GoPro/Youtube scene. No fancy editing.

https://youtu.be/8ipB6QCaf0o
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on June 30, 2015, 07:42:09 PM
bxcc, very nice video.  I lived in New Hampshire many years ago so I have a bit of a feel of what the terrain is like in New England.  However, I didn't ride a mountain bikes back then, just some hiking.

Please let me know how long of a descent that was, I was surprised all 12 minutes were purely downhill.  What was the change in elevation and what  was your max speed?

Thanks again, I enjoyed riding along with you.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on June 30, 2015, 07:44:46 PM
Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL; just off I-20 about one hour from my house.  This is on the Anniston (eastern) side of the trail system.  They have a little over 25 miles of trails now, with more under construction and a goal to have 75 miles of trail in 2017.  In fact, I think one of the sections I rode was not officially open yet (Oops!).  Trails are a mix of tight rocky single track, machine made buff single track, and fire roads with berms and jumps.  There are also two downhill sections of about 4 miles each, which is pretty long for the southeast:).

IMBA recently wrote a story on the Coldwater Mountain trail.  Here:  https://www.imba.com/trail-heads-coldwater?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on June 30, 2015, 08:19:47 PM
Yeah, that's about what I looked like riding the trails there 8)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on July 01, 2015, 05:28:27 AM
bxcc, very nice video.  I lived in New Hampshire many years ago so I have a bit of a feel of what the terrain is like in New England.  However, I didn't ride a mountain bikes back then, just some hiking.

Please let me know how long of a descent that was, I was surprised all 12 minutes were purely downhill.  What was the change in elevation and what  was your max speed?

Thanks again, I enjoyed riding along with you.

Thanks. That trail is in Carrabassett Valley (next to Sugarloaf USA ski area). The town has been dumping some serious money into the trail network. The riding there is amazing. Maybe not CO or UT amazing but pretty great for east coast riding.

The descent was roughly 2.7 miles with 675ft of elevation loss. It isn't super steep but there is much more smiling than pedaling happening on that trail. The 1,000 foot climb over 4.5 miles is what kills me. Maybe the 34t ring and 11-36 cassette isn't the best gearing choice???  :o
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: outriding9800 on July 01, 2015, 01:50:20 PM
I just want to say i hate you all.

I got nothing that cool in SE Michigan.

But if all goes as planned i will be going to northern Michigan this weekend and will post my ride..

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on July 08, 2015, 11:38:18 AM
I did my Leadville dress rehearsal ride this past weekend.  I rode from Tucson, up Mt. Lemmon, and down the backside, nearly into Oracle, AZ.  Then I went back.  It was really challenging, but went well.  My pace was decent (if not a bit slow) and my nutrition schedule seems to have worked with no real bonking or cramps or stomach problems.  Was at around 200-300 calories an hour.  I rode with no HRM, just worked on feeling.
 
I started early at about 5AM.  The weather was amazing for AZ in July; cloudy with light rain/drizzle, temperatures in the low 60s to mid-80s.
 
Anyway, 100.5 miles, 12,600ft elevation, 8:38:30 ride time.  Three breaks to fill bottles where I could and a handful of small breaks for pictures.  Overall I felt good.  I'm feeling a bit better about Leadville in August.  I'm still super nervous though.
 
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2007-06-2015.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/Mt%20Lemmon%20Ride%20-%2007-06-2015.png.html)
 
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/Mt%20Lemmon%20Front%20to%20Back.png) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/Mt%20Lemmon%20Front%20to%20Back.png.html)
 
Shots of the frontside Mt. Lemmon road.  Beautiful views of Tucson.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_142049.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_142049.jpg.html)
 
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_134952.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_134952.jpg.html)
 
Caution: Fisting Bears
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_134946.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_134946.jpg.html)
 
The ants were out swarming due to the rains.  They were as thick as smoke.  Easily the worst part of the ride.  I ate like a pound of ants on this trip.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_130928.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_130928.jpg.html)
 
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_104100.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_104100.jpg.html)
 
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_133119.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_133119.jpg.html)
 
At the top of the mountain, Summerhaven, AZ:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_130914.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_130914.jpg.html)

A shot of the Mt. Lemmon from the backside.  I rode to the top of the high peak. :feelsgoodman:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_104006.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_104006.jpg.html)



At the halfway point.  Food taped to the bike:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095904.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095904.jpg.html)



(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095853.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095853.jpg.html)



The camp ground at the halfway point:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095832.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_095832.jpg.html)

The climb back up the backside.  It's a steep fire road that's washed out in places:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_083945.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20150705_083945.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on July 08, 2015, 11:59:49 AM
whow, respect !! Well done, mate !
Really like your journey stories!

Great idea to tape the food to your bike.

Please, keep on posting your journeys. I really like that.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on July 08, 2015, 02:17:35 PM
I did my Leadville dress rehearsal ride this past weekend.  I rode from Tucson, up Mt. Lemmon, and down the backside, nearly into Oracle, AZ.  Then I went back.  It was really challenging, but went well.  My pace was decent (if not a bit slow) and my nutrition schedule seems to have worked with no real bonking or cramps or stomach problems.  Was at around 200-300 calories an hour.  I rode with no HRM, just worked on feeling.
 
I started early at about 5AM.  The weather was amazing for AZ in July; cloudy with light rain/drizzle, temperatures in the low 60s to mid-80s.
 
Anyway, 100.5 miles, 12,600ft elevation, 8:38:30 ride time.  Three breaks to fill bottles where I could and a handful of small breaks for pictures.  Overall I felt good.  I'm feeling a bit better about Leadville in August.  I'm still super nervous though.

Wow, damn, that ride is for real. Nice work!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bdub on July 29, 2015, 05:03:31 PM
Went up to Brian Head Utah last weekend and did a few downhill runs on the old chiner.

First one up was Bunker Creek an amazing downhill run of 3,000 feet over 10 miles.
Not my video but a good overview of the trail:
https://youtu.be/mz3484Ng3eQ

Next one was the Dark Hollow Trail, this one was really hard on the hard tail and it beat the hell out of me. This one drops 3,700 feet over 11 miles.
Again not my video but a good run down the trail:
https://youtu.be/1dMwQ6iiLYU

Both of these downhills where hard on the bike but the 057 held it's own.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: RS VR6 on August 11, 2015, 11:55:17 PM
Yikes the ants!  :o
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on August 14, 2015, 11:37:38 AM
I had to drive to North Carolina for work this week, and was able to take along the bike.  First ride was at the National Whitewater Center just outside Charlotte.  They have a man-made whitewater course and a ton of other activities (ziplines, obstacle course, etc.) if you want something else after riding.  Trails are great- good flow,a few technical bits, and in very good shape.  Not many long climbs on the ones I rode but a good number of short and steep downhills.  One trail is called Toilet Bowl, so I had to take it and find out why.   

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2272_zps6900466c.jpg)


The second ride was at Tsali.  Tsali is amazing and should have its own thread, but I only had time to do one loop- left loop to the Overlook, then back to the parking lot.  Definitely got to go back soon!

A few miles around the Left Loop, going clockwise- nothing super technical, but very high penalty for failure.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2277_zps902c6322.jpg)

Trail Guardian-
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2279_zpsea27afee.jpg)

The Overlook-
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2283_zpsc2b3ab4b.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/Mobile%20Uploads/e69c66df-2383-45c3-9229-fe085cc4798d_zpsinlbcnep.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: trekcarbonboy on August 15, 2015, 06:00:44 AM
That's a familure view, Patrick.  ;)

Circa 2001
(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/trekcarbonboy/Mobile%20Uploads/20150815_065458_zpsaw9rdmvq.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: jwilds1 on September 28, 2015, 12:28:18 PM
Just got back from a long weekend at Brown County State Park in Indiana.  Lots of flow, and lots of beginner stuff that me and my son (age 11) can handle.  The minute we got there, my son said "I want to ride up to Hesitation Point!!!" - 1000' of net climb on over 8 miles, and the last portion has some very rocky technical (at least to us) sections.  After some not insignificant "hike-a-bike", we made it and he couldn't have been prouder.  After a long break for snacks and refreshment of the legs, we bought back the 1000' with some of the "funnest" downhill sections I've experienced.

The second day was Limekiln, which is a short 2.2 mile section that the locals say is "downhill both ways".  We did this 4x for a total of almost 9 miles.

This is the last year on his almost 30-pound 24" bike - I told him this spring we'd build him up a Chiner 26" bike on the cheap..

Ruins along the way -

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I1enZqROBds/Vgl20OrAOvI/AAAAAAAALgY/aOKI2lvPRSs/s800-Ic42/20150925_120633.jpg)

At the top, Hestiation Point -

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GS0H6fuEwwU/Vgl20ECL0tI/AAAAAAAALgc/OM5bS3XzjJ4/s800-Ic42/20150925_131632.jpg)

As for my bike - couldn't have asked for anything more.  We were out here last year on my old Craigslist special 26" bike, and the Chiner made everything so much easier (guessing me losing 30 pounds helps too).  Rear axle keeps loosening up but I've now made it part of the pre-ride inspection so no issues there.  Bottom bracket is starting to creak so I'm going to have to investigate that, and I cannot bleed a rear brake to save my life so I'm taking it into the shop to get that done.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on September 29, 2015, 01:41:20 AM
Nothing better than sharing the same passion with your kids. So much fun, so much joy. And your wife ? Doesn't she ride mountain bike ?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on September 29, 2015, 02:29:23 AM
Nice!  I'm thinking of doing the same for my son.  Plus my wife says she wants a bike she can ride on trails.  I may have to build three more Chiners before I get another one...(third would be for my daughter)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: jwilds1 on September 29, 2015, 10:29:16 AM
Nothing better than sharing the same passion with your kids. So much fun, so much joy. And your wife ? Doesn't she ride mountain bike ?

Absolutely - it's hard because we don't get the same amount of mileage in, and his 24" 13.5" wheel bike weighs 5lbs more than mine, so he gets frustrated on the hills.  That will be remedied when I build him is bike this winter.

As for the wife thing - tried it out, found it wasn't for me (divorced 5 years now :) )
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on September 29, 2015, 04:46:44 PM
Rear axle keeps loosening up but I've now made it part of the pre-ride inspection so no issues there.

It's been talked about before, add some blue Loctite to the set screw.  You could also do like I did and order some better soft tip set screws from McMaster.com and install those with some Loctite.  Since doing so, I've not had the thru axle nut come loose one bit.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: outriding9800 on October 06, 2015, 10:17:48 PM
My Turn!  :)

Went to the North Country Trail over the weekend. The section just outside of brethren michigan. One section was by Tippy Dam and the other was by Big M Ski area. We camped rode at Big M one day, camped at Tippy Dam and rode the Tippy Dam section the next day.

Big M

https://www.strava.com/activities/405661747

(http://s8.postimg.org/pg6lxdnlh/bigm1.jpg)

(http://s18.postimg.org/w72rgtizt/bigm2.jpg)

(http://s18.postimg.org/w8cpa8ktl/bigm3.jpg)

(http://s18.postimg.org/f98c8pyzt/bigm4.jpg)

(http://s4.postimg.org/6rt50sf7x/bigm5.jpg)

Campsite:

(http://s22.postimg.org/y621ekpw1/camp.jpg)

I call it meat henge

(http://s22.postimg.org/eqr9lgwlt/meat.jpg)

Tippy Dam:


https://www.strava.com/activities/406474504

(http://s4.postimg.org/7ozk9nqq5/nct1.jpg)

(http://s28.postimg.org/du4gox965/nct3.jpg)

(http://s28.postimg.org/ebzm4ryr1/nct4.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/tikooiqrj/nct5.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on October 10, 2015, 07:57:50 AM
Those trail in Michigan look so much smoother than what we have in my area.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: nick_n_ii on October 10, 2015, 07:15:07 PM
The wife and I just got in from doing 9.5 miles of the Muskegon trail. It's paved but was still a nice ride..
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: nick_n_ii on October 11, 2015, 11:07:19 AM
Great day to ride. I'm headed out to Merrell Trail and Island Hopping over near Rockford MI..
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: outriding9800 on October 12, 2015, 03:01:16 PM
Those trail in Michigan look so much smoother than what we have in my area.

That trail does not get much usage.. it is kind of isolated and those pics are at the top of hills. there are some sections that are kind of rutty..

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on November 30, 2015, 11:48:21 AM
With the days being so short, it's hard for me to find time to get out and ride.  As a result, I've been doing a dusk/night ride about once a week and then spin class at the gym whenever I can.  Weekends have been too busy to really ride much.  :-\

Here are some pictures from a recent dusk ride at McDowell Mountain Park near my house.  It's a 15.5 loop that takes you out to the mountains you see there and back.  It's a very fast (not very technical) and enjoyable ride.  I am usually around 0:59-1:02, which is good enough for the #2 spot on Strava this year (used to be number 1!). 


(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/PANO_20151125_173506.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/PANO_20151125_173506.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w167/kpluiten/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20151125_173426.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/kpluiten/media/Misc%20Rides/IMG_20151125_173426.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on November 30, 2015, 03:18:53 PM
Here are some pictures from a recent dusk ride at McDowell Mountain Park near my house.

Niiiiice.  Love the second one.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on December 10, 2015, 10:52:16 AM
Night ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOzjK0LQk8I
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on December 11, 2015, 09:24:00 PM
Since I'm far, far too lazy to use the internet and find out for myself, what's the story with the wearable gimble? Results are pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on December 20, 2015, 11:00:06 PM
Since I'm far, far too lazy to use the internet and find out for myself, what's the story with the wearable gimble? Results are pretty damn good.

Well......  first use or two were good, then it kinda went crazy.  Camera pointed straight up and started spinning like a top.  It may have been just to much shock/vibration mounted on the handlebars of a full rigid.

I'm having bad luck with it overall, the first one disappeared between delivery and me getting it.   While Amazon is good, using a secondary Amazon vendor causes some issues (Amazon only does refund, not exchange).  I'm contacting both seller and manufacturer, so Ill see how that goes.

As far as function, etc, this is a 3 axis, so it stabilizes tilt/rotation/vertical movements.   When working well it gives almost a floatingeffect. 

I really want it to work, but maybe on the full rigid it just can't take the shock/vibration.

Ill see what happens after repair or replacement.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on January 01, 2016, 08:35:32 PM
Bummer - cuz anything that makes a timelapse of a night bike ride not vomit-inducing is pretty amazing.

I was kicking around the idea of trying to make my own with a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino-like microcontroller (probably the better platform for this) with accelerometers and servo motors, but it's still a bit past my skill level.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: RS VR6 on January 05, 2016, 05:57:51 PM
Few pics from Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. 45 degrees out.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_134702_zpsposcjxyx.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_134702_zpsposcjxyx.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_135825_zpsxztmlzt1.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_135825_zpsxztmlzt1.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_141803_zpsdujhhbih.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_141803_zpsdujhhbih.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_140329_zpsocfzqlfo.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_140329_zpsocfzqlfo.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_124150_zpsrnzsanb0.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151228_124150_zpsrnzsanb0.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151227_194756_zpsz2nhvewq.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/Bike%20stuff/IMG_20151227_194756_zpsz2nhvewq.jpg.html)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z14/RS_VR6/IMG_20151228_203831_zpslaxbj5f3.jpg) (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/RS_VR6/media/IMG_20151228_203831_zpslaxbj5f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on January 06, 2016, 06:52:16 AM
Nice shots RS VR6! How was the ride?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on January 06, 2016, 08:02:53 AM
Few pics from Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. 45 degrees out.


Very nice. That's the Workswell frame correct?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: RS VR6 on January 06, 2016, 03:21:14 PM
Nice shots RS VR6! How was the ride?

Ride was awesome. Lots of rocks and sand. A big departure from my local trails being mostly hardpack dirt. There are a few sections where I was wishing for a slacker head tube.  ;D  ;D

The views are pretty amazing.

Very nice. That's the Workswell frame correct?

Yep.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on January 07, 2016, 08:25:34 PM
I would hate to fall on a cactus!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on January 14, 2016, 07:02:02 PM
This week I had to head out to a small town Safford, AZ, 2 hours east of Tucson for work.  I decided to bring a bike on the chance I would have time during daylight to ride somewhere along the way.

Luckily I did a good job getting things fixed up in one day, which meant I had plenty of time for a ride on my way home.  Leaving Safford at 9:30 am, put my at the south side of Tucson by 11:30 where a trail complex called Fantasy Island located just south of the Air Force Graveyard.

I saw it on both MTB Project and a recommendation from another forum, this is an IMBA managed land, so totally bike friendly, all one way single track.  As I look at the website is says something about needing a Permit, guess I missed that, oh and didn't see any signs onsite saying that.

http://www.sdmb.org/trails/fantasy-island/

Anyway, the trails were fun, wound back and forth, up and down through some washes, lots and lots of cactus that could ruin your day if you stray of trail.  Since it was mostly all flat, only 345 feet of total elevation over 17 miles, I ended up doing 17 miles and feeling pretty good when I was done.  I had only planned on doing 10-15, but 1 missed turn and a 2nd wrong turn made it 17.

If your ever in the Tucson area, I would recommend it, for day or Night, but make sure you study the maps before heading out, because you could end up with 26 miles if you ride all loops.

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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on January 15, 2016, 07:23:55 AM
oh whow! I really love these posts, like the pictures of these nice trails. Please keep posting. It's on my bucket list to ride someday in the USA.

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Vipassana on January 20, 2016, 04:32:00 PM
Few pics from Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. 45 degrees out.
I've been here, but not to ride.  Very neat and fantastic pictures.  Thank you for posting.

This week I had to head out to a small town Safford, AZ, 2 hours east of Tucson for work.  I decided to bring a bike on the chance I would have time during daylight to ride somewhere along the way.
I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Tucson is my old stomping grounds and I miss it.  I really wish I could have been down there to ride with you.  Chinertown meet up style.

If you ever find yourself in Phoenix/Mesa/Gilbert area for work or anything, please contact me.  I know if MANY places to ride around here and I'll gladly meet up to ride.

oh whow! I really love these posts, like the pictures of these nice trails. Please keep posting. It's on my bucket list to ride someday in the USA.

Come visit Arizona and I'll show you some incredible rides and hikes. 

This offer stands for anyone on here.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on January 21, 2016, 07:53:25 AM
Come visit Arizona and I'll show you some incredible rides and hikes. 

This offer stands for anyone on here.

That's a cool idea, and same goes for anyone in the Philly area... except for trekcarbonboy, I've already ridden with him. ;D

Might that be an idea for a sticky thread - we've got the "where are you from?" but also have something similar for finding folks to ride with?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: outriding9800 on January 21, 2016, 08:48:27 AM
Come visit Arizona and I'll show you some incredible rides and hikes. 

This offer stands for anyone on here.

That's a cool idea, and same goes for anyone in the Philly area... except for trekcarbonboy, I've already ridden with him. ;D

Might that be an idea for a sticky thread - we've got the "where are you from?" but also have something similar for finding folks to ride with?

Ha i rode with a bunch of people from philly a few months ago and really liked the trails around metro detroit..

holla if you are going to visit..

(or anyone else)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on January 21, 2016, 02:04:22 PM
Come visit Arizona and I'll show you some incredible rides and hikes. 

This offer stands for anyone on here.

That's a cool idea, and same goes for anyone in the Philly area... except for trekcarbonboy, I've already ridden with him. ;D

Might that be an idea for a sticky thread - we've got the "where are you from?" but also have something similar for finding folks to ride with?

I like that idea. "come ride with me" type
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on January 22, 2016, 08:15:08 AM
Ride meet up sticky created.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: trekcarbonboy on February 07, 2016, 03:56:57 PM
The Chiners have invaded the New Jersey Pine Barrens!

Total of three (that I saw) .057's out there today. Myself and my buddy Marty, and our friend Scott that we passed going the opposite direction.

Ran into CMH out there too. Was a good ride till he and his wife blew me up with their fresh legs (yup that's my excuse  ;) ). I was at mile 18 when they started and by mile 22 I was toast. Took about 3 miles to recover and finished up alright but the damage was done.  :-[


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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on February 07, 2016, 06:52:24 PM
The Chiners have invaded the New Jersey Pine Barrens!

Hah, I was going to make a post to this effect! Yours is better because photos.

Total of three (that I saw) .057's out there today. Myself and my buddy Marty, and our friend Scott that we passed going the opposite direction.

There was a whole bunch of horsepower on Chiners out there today. If not for bearing issues, there might have been an 041 out there as well! If you think Chiners are just for casual riders, I'll go ahead and point out those three examples as proof that's not the case!

Ran into CMH out there too. Was a good ride till he and his wife blew me up with their fresh legs (yup that's my excuse  ;) ). I was at mile 18 when they started and by mile 22 I was toast. Took about 3 miles to recover and finished up alright but the damage was done.  :-[

Hahaha, technically she wasn't the one setting the pace at the beginning, (she started off at the tail end!) she just didn't get nuked by it like you and I. Towards the end, she took the lead and just flew away - the pace was strong but not insane until she took over so I thought I'd actually stick with them this time. Only Nick and Ed could even keep her in sight, Lance and I finished up at a slightly saner pace.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on February 27, 2016, 05:17:03 PM
I took my SS (WW 062 rigid) for an 8 mile ride today with a buddy of mine on his fat bike. Not much for miles but it was a fun ride either way. The skiing here has been marginal and the house is in the middle of a major make over so we stayed home and I thought I would get out for a bit. I've only done 2 or 3 other rides this winter so go easy.
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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on February 27, 2016, 06:26:57 PM
Your 29er looks good.  Nice photo, I like the frozen lake in the background.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on March 22, 2016, 12:01:54 PM
The weather has been pretty nice the last couple of weeks in Georgia- I've gotten in several rides at the local trail.  This is at the top of one climb where another trail intersects (it's a spaghetti bowl type of layout- lots of trail crammed in to a relatively little space)
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This past weekend I went camping at Cloudland Canyon state park in the northwest corner of Georgia.  Great scenery, and we had a great time.  Neither of the guys I camped with ride, but I got in a good ride at the Five Points trail system which is in the eastern part of the park.  Great trails- lots of flowy, fast motocross style trails, and also some good rock gardens.  Twenty something miles total, plus a ~6 mile connector trail that goes back to the main area of the park (I only rode about half of it, got to go back :) ).   It got cold (close to freezing) Saturday night and we got some sleet Sunday morning, but not enough to cause any problems.

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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on March 27, 2016, 05:35:34 PM
More info and pics about my favorite trail, Chicopee Woods, which is just 15 min from my house.  http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7000014 (http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7000014)

Here is a 3D view of the trials from mtbproject.com.  There are a total of 26 miles of trails these days.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/S2k_Dude/Carbon%20FS%2029er/Chicopee_3D.jpg)

In the Spring we get these white flowers on the Tortoise Trail.  The Tortoise is a good beginner trail and is also the entrance/exit trail from and to the parking lot.  Even though I say it's a beginner trail it still has some fast sections, rocky sections, and some decent short climbs.  Tortious is about 3 miles and includes some single track and double track.
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This is the entrance to the Flying Squirrel trail.  The Squirrel is super fast and flowy, about 5 miles long.
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Here is a shot from the Red Tail trail, it's only about 2.5 miles long, branches off the White Tail trail.  It climbs up one side of a big hill and then drops down the other side, all single track so watch out for the trees.
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Here is a tough climb toward the end of the White Tail trail, most people walk up this section.  The climb is right after a creek crossing, so on top of the difficult terrain and flat rocks, your trying to climb up on wet tires (and wet feet if you ride across the creek).  The White Tail is also called the outer loop and is about 6 miles worth of single track.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/S2k_Dude/Carbon%20FS%2029er/FullSizeRender-3.jpg)

Finally, once you get up that climb after the creek, there are a few benches that overlook the creek.  The benches are also there so you can rest before you climb Granny Gear Hill, about 3/4 of a mile of double track gravel that's about a 15% grade the entire way.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/S2k_Dude/Carbon%20FS%2029er/FullSizeRender.jpg)

Chicopee is not a super difficult trail but there is lots there to challenge most riders and make you work hard.  The hardest trail is the Copperhead Loop, featuring about 6 miles of roots, rolling flats, and tougher short climbs.

What I find fun about Chicopee Woods is you can really change it up, the only directional trail is the Tortoise Entry/Exit trail.  The rest of the trails are bidirectional, you can run the loops either clockwise or counterclockwise.  I typically do 10-12 miles and it takes me about an hour of ride time if I keep my pace up.  My best average speed so far is 10.6 mph, that was before my leg and collar bone injuries.  However, I did pull a 10.3 mph average the other day so I am getting back in shape.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: karstenhorn on April 23, 2016, 08:10:00 AM
Hello All

Today I had the chance to take my 036 out for a little longer 20 mile ride. My other half is from Poland and we are presently visiting my family in law in Bydgoszcz, located in the central part of Poland. Just a half mile from our apartment we do have some 120 miles of single tracks in a huge forest and it is a fantastic playground for MTB lovers. I rode a tiny part of the trails today and apart from very sandy/loose trails, I really realized today just how much more flow there is with my new 036 and I can now handle climbs that I could not pass with my old Specialized Enduro FSR.

The next few days will be MTB heaven for sure  8)

A few pictures from today's ride:

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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on April 23, 2016, 08:33:12 AM
Very nice post K-horns!  Thanks for sharing.  My family on my fathers side is from Poland.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: karstenhorn on April 23, 2016, 10:14:54 AM
Very nice post K-horns!  Thanks for sharing.  My family on my fathers side is from Poland.

I admit a little "inspired"  :D

However my name is Karsten Horn and my wife's name is Kasia Horn. We have a chiner MTB each hence the "K - HORNS" standing on both of them, its kind of a family brand LoL

Poland is a fantastic country and the people are so friendly and nice to you - The prize they are paying after the end of USSR is however very very tough on the majority of people here. An average monthly salary  is around 500$ and stuff is not cheap.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on April 23, 2016, 07:23:53 PM
However my name is Karsten Horn and my wife's name is Kasia Horn. We have a chiner MTB each hence the "K - HORNS" standing on both of them, its kind of a family brand LoL

That's awesome! I like the family brand. I did the same thing for my chiners. I used GKARTA as the brand. And it's a silent G.  ;)
GK - first name and middle name initials of daughter #1
AR - daughter #2
TA - wife

And to keep up with the pictures, here is what I ran into on my ride the other day. Daughter 1 and 2.

(http://s31.postimg.org/f2ynjqphz/IMG_0286.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f2ynjqphz/)

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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: karstenhorn on May 14, 2016, 11:46:45 AM
15 miles recreational ride together with my wife in the forest just outside our driveway - A good view of the landscape in Denmark.


https://youtu.be/Ct3cTr6Ibno


Karsten
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on May 14, 2016, 03:24:02 PM
Such a nice relaxing trail, you are so lucky to have that just outside your home.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on May 26, 2016, 07:25:27 AM
Just a cow. The mountains of northern Italy aren't bad either.


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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on May 27, 2016, 10:22:23 AM
Looks like an awesome place for a ride, but do you have fenders?  Now, the thought of running over horse crap isn't so bad  :)

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on May 30, 2016, 06:27:58 AM
This weekend we went to La Bresse (France) for the UCI XCO World Cup. On friday we ride the offical World Cup trail, which means for me walking most of the parts. My daugther and son ride the whole trail multiple times. It was a very technical trail as you saw or can see on the Redbull TV (replay).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XIp41dKYF0

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Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on May 30, 2016, 07:25:09 AM
Very nice video and pictures! France is a nice place to ride ;)
Have your kids actually raced in this XCO event or was it just a fun visit?

Also, I understand that your daughter is doing very good with the bike as is, but I wonder if she could not benefit from a suspension fork. I'd through a light Sid World Cup on this bike. I'm pretty sure she would be faster. It would also do a lot of good to her body (on the video you can see the effect on arms and back).
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on May 30, 2016, 07:35:31 AM
Very nice video and pictures! France is a nice place to ride ;)
Have your kids actually raced in this XCO event or was it just a fun visit?
It was just for fun. The kids are 7 and 12 years old, to young for U23. One of her trainers was riding in the XCO for women.
An yes, France is a great place to ride, certainly in the Vosges. This was our first time visit of the Vosges and we realy like this area.

Also, I understand that your daughter is doing very good with the bike as is, but I wonder if she could not benefit from a suspension fork. I'd through a light Sid World Cup on this bike. I'm pretty sure she would be faster. It would also do a lot of good to her body (on the video you can see the effect on arms and back).
True, but in the Netherlands we don't have a lot of these rocky decents. Until now she really likes the fork, but for the future we will certainly go for a suspension fork. And yes, maybe she will be faster, but for now she's already one of the fastest in her age, even of the boys.
And our small guy is not heavy enough for a suspention fork. So, we saved some weight on this part.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on May 30, 2016, 07:50:07 AM
Makes sense! Thanks for the clarification.

My son is only 10 and I have swapped his bike from rigid to suspension fork last year. We ride in the Alps and a rigid fork was dangerous for his wrists. But I agree that it's probably still OK in NL.

Going back to the original topic, my next ride is going to be epic, it is my BIG race of the season, the XC Marathon French Championship. 80 km, 2600 m of vertical climb in the Vercors mountain on Saturday.
Then on Sunday my son races at the same place, for a fun race (not real competition).
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: MTB2223 on May 30, 2016, 07:58:15 AM
Going back to the original topic, my next ride is going to be epic, it is my BIG race of the season, the XC Marathon French Championship. 80 km, 2600 m of vertical climb in the Vercors mountain on Saturday.
Then on Sunday my son races at the same place, for a fun race (not real competition).
That's a lot of climbs :) Have fun for both.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: carbonazza on May 30, 2016, 02:46:42 PM
There is a rigid fork on the bike of my kid too.
Telling him we would put a suspension fork if it was too uncomfortable.
For now he likes it a lot.

He is very light and in our Brussels area the terrain can't compare to les Vosges or Alps.
Coming from the Alps, SportingGoods must be very shocked indeed :)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on June 11, 2016, 09:16:46 AM
Race that I did this past Thursday evening.  Wish I was a stronger climber, but I pace myself so I don't burn out on the first lap.  Problem is I get stuck behind people that are stronger climbers, but have much less technical ability.  Even on a Full Rigid, I'm faster than most of the guys and gals around me, but I think they are mostly roadies, so they climb well, but hold me up when things get technical.

I end up making a bad line choice and pushed further off when the guy in front of me bails on the climb right near the top, forcing me into a section with a stair step right at the top causing me to fall backwards.  Didn't land on my Ass, but came off the bike, nearly knocked the guy next to me down, but made a quick recovery.

https://youtu.be/OfImOmIQkrc
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: voodoo320 on June 12, 2016, 07:35:27 PM
325racer. Good to know nothing happens to you... But you still have more races to come... better luck next time!!! :)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on June 13, 2016, 06:23:06 AM
The terrain is so much different than I ride.  Thanks for posting the video.  I noticed a wide range of different bikes in the race, from a skinny tire gravel grinding road bike to a 29 plus tire Surly.  You are in the sun the whole time since there are no trees around and the thorns on the cacti look pretty scary.  The trails here consist of 99% shade, much rougher with lots of roots, rocks, small drops, berms in some of the corners, pine straw, mud, and the occasional squirrel jumping out in front of you.  Big difference between the Eastern US and the Western US as far as the trails.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: voodoo320 on June 13, 2016, 07:39:57 PM
What a great view to relax!!!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on June 13, 2016, 07:47:20 PM
3 more races to go.  I think this week will be this same course again, probably with a minor tweak in the finish section.  Then two more races in a different section of this park.

I haven't really been able to train as I've been in the middle of remodeling bathrooms, so the wife gets on my case when I'm not doing house work.

I grew up and started biking in Massachusetts, so I know about the different terrain, and kinda miss the riding where there are trees, etc.

Speaking of the cactus, there was a night race a year or so ago, that a guy went down in a cactus and had a giant hunk stuck to his arm.  Didn't really look fun!!!!

Oh and because we are in the land of super cool stuff, we occasionally have people like Tinker Juarez and Ned Overend show up.  Ned was actually at this past race, running Expert Masters of course, so I never saw him, which is actually cool, because that means I didn't get lapped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on July 06, 2016, 08:54:02 PM
This evenings ride was a bit muddy but the 3.0" wide tires really worked well.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/S2k_Dude/IMG_0788.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: tripleDot on July 07, 2016, 12:42:59 AM
Took the newly assembled bike for a spin early this morning.  About 45km ride.  Gave that steepest part in town a try to see if the 38Tx11 setup could take me up to the top.  Deliberately tried the climb without shifting to the last 2 biggest rings to see if I could do it.  The reason is we sometimes climb that part with the mid-day sun at it's highest, so I have reserves to compensate against the heat.  Made it with heavy breathing, hahaha.  Very happy with how the bike handle, also glad I went for a shorter stem as the frame size was in the upper range of my height.  Sad thing was the saddle (DDK Race 3.0) was very uncomfortable.  Didn't liked it at all, was sore pretty much the entire ride.  Currently replace the saddle with a Haro Retro saddle from my Haro Projekt fixie.  I've no idea why Haro had a rooster on that saddle (probably so you can say you're riding on a cock) but that is by far the most comfortable saddle I've ever used.  Did a 150+km ride on that fixie last April without a sore behind.

(https://d10hipj87uuj3k.cloudfront.net/2015mtbdetails1200/2015-Haro-Projekt-Rooster-Red-detail-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: tripleDot on July 10, 2016, 06:28:18 AM
Did the Audax 200km brevet yesterday on the new Chiner bike.  Only found out about this event/organization last week.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: voodoo320 on July 10, 2016, 07:45:21 PM
@triple dot.  where was this held?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: tripleDot on July 10, 2016, 09:13:32 PM
@voodoo, this one's at Davao City, Philippines.  First time for our city to be a part of Audax.  The picture was taken at the 100km mark, an overlooking view deck.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: voodoo320 on July 10, 2016, 11:23:22 PM
@tripledot. That's a good thing to know. I just thought it was in Montalban, Rizal and BTW nice looking build you have.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: tripleDot on July 11, 2016, 10:09:36 PM
You mean Timberland area?
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: voodoo320 on July 20, 2016, 11:28:28 PM
Yes. Timberland area. I just miss the climb there as here in China everything is a flat boring road.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on July 25, 2016, 05:40:08 PM
No pretty photo (I'll share later my GPS trace) but I'm happy to share my first MTB ride in USA :)
I went to a short trail ride over lunch today. I brought all my gear (helmet, pedals, shoes, backpack, etc...) and a colleague found a bike for me to use. Pretty cool!

It was there, in Missouri:
http://gorctrails.com/trails/forest-city

EDIT: here is the GPS trace. You can see it was a slow, extremely twisty ride. Very different from the Alps. But it is still fun to ride a bike while traveling for business.
(https://s31.postimg.org/yj69zxxbf/Screen_Shot_2016_07_26_at_03_31_07.png)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on August 11, 2016, 08:45:33 PM
Some pics from my ride today- Cochran Mill Park in Chattahooche Hills GA.  This is my favorite 'local' trail- it's second closest to my house, about a 30 minute drive.  It's also only 18 miles from the Atlanta airport.  This area has (or had, at least until recently) very little development despite being so close to the airport, and is a bit of a mecca for road riders.  The park has been here for years and had several trails and roads, but in the last few years they allowed a local group to build new trails which are much better for biking. 

If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, part of the episode "Chupacabra" was filmed in the park- the scene where Daryl's horse gets spooked by a snake, and he falls down the hill into a creek and stabs himself with a crossbow bolt.  That's on one of the older trails (just a road, really) which isn't much fun on the bike. 

This is on the Yellow trail.  Lots of granite and roots and some decent climbs, but nothing super steep or long.  Mostly lots of up and down, sweeping turns, and a lot of fun.  There are big rocks/small boulders sticking up from the soil everywhere, and the trail runs next to and over several.  Most of them can be used for ramps if you're up to it.  There are some larger rock formations, especially on one of the hills, but I didn't get any good pics.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/WP_20160811_12_29_32_Pro_zpsu15pmu3r.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/WP_20160811_12_30_35_Pro_zpsykkt1icp.jpg)


The park area used to have four or five old mills.  None of the buildings remain, but there are two dams and several waterfalls. There's not usually a ford or crossing here, but the creek is down a bit and it would be easy to jump across in one spot.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/WP_20160811_12_55_26_Pro_zpsrjhoxovj.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/WP_20160811_12_59_21_Pro_zpstopgzene.jpg)

This is another one of the falls, on a branch of the creek a few miles upstream.  The pic is from back in the spring- a bit more water then.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/cochran%20mill_zpseotmjwhf.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on August 11, 2016, 09:57:33 PM
I really like the pictures with the water.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: karstenhorn on September 07, 2016, 03:57:37 PM
The last few days I have had the chance to go on a few longer XC rides on my 036 here in Poland on vacation. Yet again did the bike perform flawlessly. Tracks here are with lots of loose sand, big roots and steep but short climbs. Today I completed the Bydgoszcz MTB marathon route that er some 48 km long. I'm sure some youngsters will do it quite a bit faster than my 3 hours but it was a tough ride for my 53 years old body - Here is a few pictures of todays ride:

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/A93C2BB7-110D-47A2-A9C4-F1FE948B64E5_zpsnw2xhba9.png) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/A93C2BB7-110D-47A2-A9C4-F1FE948B64E5_zpsnw2xhba9.png.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/430A9562-D2B5-4E05-9645-A08D42981016_zps94dm6i35.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/430A9562-D2B5-4E05-9645-A08D42981016_zps94dm6i35.jpg.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/0EC73519-D8AF-445E-860D-0C8B3396B088_zpszjsproju.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/0EC73519-D8AF-445E-860D-0C8B3396B088_zpszjsproju.jpg.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/394BFBC5-EAFD-445F-ACD0-3EBEA1B9A2B7_zpsispq1n6c.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/394BFBC5-EAFD-445F-ACD0-3EBEA1B9A2B7_zpsispq1n6c.jpg.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/398389CE-78A2-4026-A017-EF2F0C1AC5EB_zpscm2oeyjm.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/398389CE-78A2-4026-A017-EF2F0C1AC5EB_zpscm2oeyjm.jpg.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/533CB589-AB62-4C59-AE54-CCA03F94D1CE_zps8d8wko6j.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/533CB589-AB62-4C59-AE54-CCA03F94D1CE_zps8d8wko6j.jpg.html)

(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a419/karstenhorn/cycling/1582C2BB-4DED-4036-8AE2-3F1E79F75501_zpsywlfauka.jpg) (http://s1033.photobucket.com/user/karstenhorn/media/cycling/1582C2BB-4DED-4036-8AE2-3F1E79F75501_zpsywlfauka.jpg.html)

Karsten
 
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Sitar_Ned on September 11, 2016, 05:08:51 PM
Just some random ride pics from today. Was rainy so not the best lighting, but oh well. Haven't ridden in the rain in a long time.. it was fun!

(http://i.imgur.com/7eTT8Ys.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xt7g5oZ.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/TAkmud1.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on September 11, 2016, 06:26:00 PM
The wire mesh looks like a good idea for extra traction on the bridge.  I will need to take a few pics on my next ride and post.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Patrick C. on September 14, 2016, 07:31:42 PM
Ned, what trails are those?  They look similar to the rocks and roots here in GA.

More from Cochran Mill park, near the ATL airport. 

What do you mean, that IS the easy line? :)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/patrick_clemensen/2016-09-13%2013.42.26_zpsejl6mmds.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Sitar_Ned on September 14, 2016, 10:38:49 PM
I'm here in Hot Springs, Arkansas, so I bet it's pretty similar to Georgian terrain. Beautiful here, and we have a great trail system that has regular maintenance and is always being expanded. Pretty lucky to have it in my back yard. And on my way to the trail, I can stop at the natural hot springs fountain and fill up my camelbak with the most delicious water. The only water I prefer to drink hot.. it tastes like hot tea or something. I'm a bit of a fanatic about the water here!
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: trekcarbonboy on October 18, 2016, 07:35:11 PM
Green Lane Park, Pennsylvania.

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n637/trekcarbonboy/Mobile%20Uploads/Bikes/20161018_131022_zpseahbdsqj.jpeg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on November 02, 2016, 09:47:18 AM
Hi guys, this is not a proper ride report but it's about bike and journey  8)
I've just spent 10 days in Greece (no bike  :-[) and ran into 2 wood bikes. The first one in Athens, the second one in Nafplio. I thought I should share here even if no Chinese product is involved! I like those, and would fancy to built one, but my wife would get confirmation that I'm crazy ;D

(https://s4.postimg.org/v5w9e7d0t/2016_10_23_Grece_DSC4928.jpg)
(https://s11.postimg.org/cvl7lzs5f/2016_10_26_Grece_DSC5250.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on November 03, 2016, 08:11:47 AM
Wooden bikes are interesting.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on November 03, 2016, 05:44:41 PM
Hi guys, this is not a proper ride report but it's about bike and journey  8)
I've just spent 10 days in Greece (no bike  :-[) and ran into 2 wood bikes. The first one in Athens, the second one in Nafplio. I thought I should share here even if no Chinese product is involved! I like those, and would fancy to built one, but my wife would get confirmation that I'm crazy ;D

Whoa - those are DAMN cool, although I question the structure of the second. Still... damn cool.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on November 04, 2016, 09:34:25 AM
Hi everyone,
I get a real ride report to share this time  ;)

A friend who tests bikes for a MTB magazine got a Santa Cruz Tallboy in my hands. I managed to ride it twice, including my 9km test loop that I use to benchmark any change I make. First I want to mention that this is the high range of the Tallboy: 27.5+ (Enve rims, DT Swiss hubs, what else ;) ), CC frame (the best carbon version), Eagle, Fox 34 (140 mm). That's one very expensive bike!!
http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/node/1491
(http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/files/bikes/34png/tallboy_grey_hero_web.png)

In a nutshell, my bike outperformed the Santa Cruz, if you just look at the time. Even a top range Full-sus (12kg w/o pedals) is no match to a very good hard tail when there are serious climbs. In term of fun... it's a close match. The DH sections were real fun on the Santa Cruz, and I felt a lot safer with perfect control. I really enjoyed both technical descents and non-technical descents where you can just sit on the saddle and pedal, something I can never do on my hard tail (I have to stand up). But that joy down hill is compensated by the additional pain going up.
All in all, would I trade my bike for the Tallboy CC? Maybe not. And we talk about a bike that probably costs 3x mine. Only the price tag would get me to trade it, but if you ask me what I want to ride everyday, then that's my CS-496.

This tests tells me that the CS-M04 could well be my perfect frame. Now that I have made the switch to Eagle drive train and Boost hubs the switch would be pretty simple and cheap. End of next year at the earliest. Sooner would be beyond my WAF.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on November 04, 2016, 09:45:52 AM
Thanks for the write up on the Santa Cruz Tallboy.  It's one of the only bikes that I would like to test ride and compare to my Spec SJ6F.  The picture you posted is the one with the Shimano 2x10 drivetrain.  Like you, I prefer the SRAM Eagle over a 2x10.  I also like that the bike is available in that bright yellow color.  The one thing that I like about my SJ6F is the price I paid, Specialized reduced the price by $1500 a few months back so a $4500 carbon FS plus bike became $3000, which fit my budget much better.

I rode a SC Hightower and was not happy with it, just too much of a DH bike feel to me, but the Tallboy 3 might be a better choice for me if I were looking for something new.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on November 04, 2016, 10:18:25 AM
The picture is from SC website. I'll capture one of my test bike and post it here. It's the same color (that I don't like, yellow is better to me) but has the Eagle setup. I don't know the actual price of this bike but considering the Enve rims, it's probably very high.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Carbon_Dude on November 04, 2016, 10:23:41 AM
Yep, the bike you rode has an MSRP of $7,999 USD without the Enve carbon wheels.  So I'd expect it to be close to $10,000 USD.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on November 04, 2016, 05:44:11 PM

All in all, would I trade my bike for the Tallboy CC? Maybe not. And we talk about a bike that probably costs 3x mine. Only the price tag would get me to trade it, but if you ask me what I want to ride everyday, then that's my CS-496.


That's why it's just foolish to only have one bike! My wife has the yellow Tallboy 3 and it is an absolute blast to ride. But you are right that it still isn't a hardtail when it comes to climbing. I will say that it's one of the best climbing squishy bikes I have ridden but it's not the same as a rigid back end.

http://imgur.com/uUJ8SKK
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: SportingGoods on November 05, 2016, 04:37:20 AM
That's exactly what my friend who tests hundreds of bikes said. This TallBoy is probably the best Full-sus bike he ever tested. He commented as well on the HighTower that it was not as good. My experience on full-sus is too limited for me to compare, all I can say is that it is a great bike. But I love even more climbing then going down, so my current CS-496 is what I need for now.
I forgot to mention that the tires are great too! I would see one in the rear, and still a Nobby Nic up front.

Here is some pictures, before I return the bike  :'(

(https://s18.postimg.org/5gtvej5gp/IMG_2942.jpg)
(https://s12.postimg.org/p9x5h5wil/IMG_2944.jpg)
(https://s11.postimg.org/nmlaed51v/IMG_2945.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: cmh on November 10, 2016, 11:23:46 AM
This TallBoy is probably the best Full-sus bike he ever tested.

Funny, I rented a 29er TallBoy carbon when I was in Pisgah a couple years back and came away as unimpressed with a high end suspension bike as I've ever been. Giant Trance the next day was much more enjoyable. Maybe something amiss with the rental bike but came from a good shop and looked to be in excellent condition.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: tripleDot on May 30, 2017, 04:10:47 AM
Not exactly a recent ride, it's my exploration ride that consists of a couple of Sundays and a 2-day Holy Week ride (basically March to April).

There's this island called Samal that's about 15min by ferry boat from where I live. I've been riding there for a few years now but have mostly stick to a few familiar loops. So I decided to explore the island and a nearby smaller island (Talicud) with a series of rides. That means going farther or taking routes I haven't took.

Each of the Sunday ride is 70-80km, while the 2-day ride was a total of around 150km.

These are just a few of the places I've been to, there's still a lot of trails to explore. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did... okay, there are some sections that I started to ask myself "This isn't easy... why am I doing this again?"

From Samal Island...
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_154850.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155040.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip")
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155010.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155200.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155248.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155429.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155526.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155504.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155647.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155722.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155747.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155831.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_160001.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_155613.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)

From Talicud Island...
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_160023.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_160046.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_160124.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rsmg.pbsrc.com/albums/v240/tripleDot/_20170530_160222.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)

There's actually a bunch of cemented road but who wants to see them.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: Sitar_Ned on May 30, 2017, 12:33:41 PM

What a beautiful place to ride tripleDot.. lucky to have that so close to where you live! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: outriding9800 on July 07, 2017, 01:03:14 PM
Metro detroit has a new trail system started.. only 10 miles for now.. but going to be expanded to about 25 miles..

http://dtetrail.org/the-trail/see-the-trail/

Strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/1067625565

Rellive:

https://www.relive.cc/view/1067625565
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: acedeuce802 on July 27, 2017, 12:43:15 PM
Metro detroit has a new trail system started.. only 10 miles for now.. but going to be expanded to about 25 miles..

http://dtetrail.org/the-trail/see-the-trail/

Strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/1067625565

Rellive:

https://www.relive.cc/view/1067625565

DTE is definitely my new favorite trail!  I'm about 50 minutes away so I only get out there once a week or so.
Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: bxcc on July 28, 2017, 05:00:26 PM
Not much for climbing or single track but the views were amazing!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1089301752/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1500376924

Title: Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
Post by: 325racer on August 21, 2017, 06:51:52 PM
Might take a while to post video and pictures, but I rode the infamous FLOW Trail in Santa Cruz on my fill rigid 057.

What nobody tells you is that it requires nearly 1000 ft of climbing to get to the top, then another 1000 back to the trail head from the bottom.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1138933854/