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Andy STi

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 12:52:25 AM »
Pic from earlier in the week. Loving this 256SL!


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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #16 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!

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #17 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?

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #18 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 :)














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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2015, 03:45:48 PM »
Very different from Arizona- Lakes District in England, looking down on Grasmere.



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


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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 04:17:22 PM »
^^ It's the 057, I believe.

Patrick C.

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2015, 10:01:40 PM »
Correct, -057 from Peter. 

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2015, 07:44:00 AM »
Correct, -057 from Peter.

Thanks. Great picture!

Here is one from a couple weeks ago.

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2015, 06:20:05 PM »


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?
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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #24 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.



These were all taken on the trip down about ~2000 ft from the top, just below the pine trees








My next goal is a 10,000 ft ride of 80+ miles.  o_O

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2015, 04:00:37 PM »
Nice post Vipassana!
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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #28 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

Patrick C.

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Re: Recent Ride Containment Thread - Post Your Recent Journeys Here
« Reply #29 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:).