Mountain Biking 2017!

Discussion in 'Cycling: Mountain, Road, Uni' started by coskigirl, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Wow, I love my flat pedals, but I didn't consider this additional benefit!
     
  2. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    I can do either on my pedals and often ride unclipped during technical sections but this particular area wasn't very technical so I had no reason to unclip until the oncoming traffic arrived.
     
  3. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    *nod* While I'm all for a lively debate about the merits of clipless vs flats, I don't have the energy for it right now ;-) Anyway, I'm sorry that happened - sounds scary!
     
  4. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    Didn't realize I was suggesting a debate? In fact, I think it's pretty clear that I can see the benefit of riding both ways.
     
  5. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Yeah, just ignore that sentence. I've had a crap day and am not organizing thoughts successfully.
     
  6. Yo Momma

    Yo Momma Getting off the lift Skier

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    Here's one is for your day Monique!Sorry couldn't resist...........

     
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  7. scott43

    scott43 Out on the slopes Skier

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    So..my shoes are done..am I crazy dropping $300 for new shoes???? Help me out here folks... Perfectly good price, right!?! :huh:
     
  8. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I spend a lot of dough, but what makes them worth $300?
     
  9. scott43

    scott43 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Quite possibly best shoes EVARRRRRRR... I had my last pair for 20 years and I'm only replacing them because the sole is worn out..and that's saying something in a cycling shoe!! :)
     
  10. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I was having a rough day today before I realized that the weather was nice enough to ride. I got out on my mountain bike for essentially the first time since 1.5 years ago when I superman'd, giving myself bursitis and a split chin (five stitches!). With that in mind and the knee untested, I rode the three first, easy miles of Picture Rock, out and back.

    It was so good for me! I learned that I can trust my knee if I have to stop abruptly and put my foot down. I walked a lot of stuff, some of which I was surprised to find myself walking. I rode some stuff, some of which I was surprised to find myself riding. I decided not to push it with basically zero fitness and not being sure how my knee would feel on the descent. Good call. I can ride the whole thing later.

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    Also, speaking of spending money, I am looking at demo'ing the Ellsworth Rogue 40 this summer, after I get my base back.
     
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  11. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    20 years? Go for it! $300 is nothing.
     
  12. scott43

    scott43 Out on the slopes Skier

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    See that's what I think!! I got my money's worth..hell I might be buried in them... :roflmao:

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    graham418 Getting off the lift Skier

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    I want to know what the last pair were, lasting 20 yrs!
     
  14. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Sweet new ride, @coskigirl! I'm hoping to upgrade my Trek Lush S to a new carbon Trek this season--new bikes are fun!
     
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  15. rj2

    rj2 Still using the same poles from the 70s Skier

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    Boots are double that, so yes. Sidi Drako closeouts at Performance Bike for $299 – 20%.
     
  16. JeffB

    JeffB Refilling the flask Skier

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    Sidi Dominators. Still wearing one of the road versions that I bought in 1999. And when they finally die, I'll replace with the same thing. @scott43 buy them again and don't think twice about it. $15 per year? You probably lose more change from your pockets than that on an annual basis just by sitting on sofas.
     
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  17. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    Sweet!

    Work, business travel, running, and skiing has gotten in the way of riding the last couple of weeks but I'll be back at it after my trip to the U.K. Week after next. I'm the meantime I look at her longingly every time I pull in the garage. Using my REI dividend and member coupon to buy a hitch rack this week.
     
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  18. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    It's looking like I'm selling my motorcycle this spring, meaning I'll have the money to buy a new mountain bike sooner than expected!

    A friend of mine loves her Pivot Switchblade. I'm definitely looking for carbon and I *think* 1x ... (although my friend says 1x didn't go low enough for her) .. something 27.5 or 27.5+ ... pretty big budget ...

    I do love my Ellsworths, so I'm eyeing the new Rogue 40. No shops nearby, but there's a demo apparently available near Co Springs ...

    So many options!
     
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    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    I had a maddening conversation about hitch racks at REI today. I had played with their floor sample of the Thule and the Yakima and ruled out the Yakima because the release handle took two hands. I asked the sales guy about the Kuat which something like this:

    Me: What about the Kuat?
    Him: A Kwat? (I'm thinking he's correcting my pronunciation here) Those sold out as soon as the member coupon came out but you can order it. It's just like that one (he points to the Thule) but holds 4.
    Me: I don't need to hold 4.
    Him: Oh, then we have those.
    Me: But you don't have a floor sample?
    Him: Points to the Thule again.
    Me: I'm asking about the Kuat, you know, a different brand?
    Him: Oh, I thought when you said Kuat you meant quad.

    I hate it when sales people at sports stores assume I don't know anything about gear.
     
  20. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Ugh.

    FWIW, I've been nothing but happy with my two-bike Thule.
     

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