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  1. Thread: Bike Options?

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    Hey WR... First off. Love the new commuter (I...

    Hey WR...
    First off. Love the new commuter (I know off topic, but I kinda lust after Salsas) *and* your new MTB.

    Back on topic.

    Realize you don't know me, but I think Indy and Catrin would...
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    A bit too one-sided

    Curious how many of us are one-sided when it comes to our bikes. As in mounting and dismounting...not just dominant foot or which one touches down first unconsciously. I knew with my road bike that I...
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    My kiddo can now bunny hop (and level hop) his...

    My kiddo can now bunny hop (and level hop) his 29er. With platforms. Amazes me.

    Esp. as how he just learned to MTB at the Midwest clinic in June...and gets frustrated with himself because it is...
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    I've started keeping an eye on what pros ride....

    I've started keeping an eye on what pros ride. Not that I'll ever race, or have pro $$ bikes, but like you find it fascinating to watch the design/technology evolution.

    Ironically we got my 12yo...
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    All three of us (DH, kiddo and I) have Camelbaks...

    All three of us (DH, kiddo and I) have Camelbaks with antidote bladders (we bought them prior to the Midwest Wmns clinic).

    No issues with leaking.
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    +1 on affordability and usefulness of the 305. I...

    +1 on affordability and usefulness of the 305. I also like the ease of sync w/ a variety of on line training trackers ( daily mile, mapmyride, etc). I know all Garmins do this, but being able to also...
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    But seriously, I second indy's suggestion of...

    But seriously, I second indy's suggestion of trying on a variety of brands and sizes, ESP when helped by a reputable shop. REI is a great source if you get one.

    Tho' I also question the need to...
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    and you just hit the nail on the head so to speak...

    and you just hit the nail on the head so to speak as to why I have not worn open toed shoes all summer. Lost the nail on my right big toe and both 2nd toes after the Nashville Country Music Half...
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    Wow, gorgeous! She looks like a dream to ride....

    Wow, gorgeous! She looks like a dream to ride. And I'm with everyone else, you will love riding her in Brown County. I'll be there (briefly) mid-Sept. When will you be there?
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    Jesse, Beautiful bike! Can'tr wiat to read...

    Jesse,

    Beautiful bike! Can'tr wiat to read about your first ride.
    And I need one of those "Pedal Damn it" stickers!
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    Hooray and congrats. I was just wondering what...

    Hooray and congrats. I was just wondering what you'd decided. Can't wait to see pictures!
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    I rode only the WSD X-Caliber. I stood over the...

    I rode only the WSD X-Caliber. I stood over the men's but that's not much of a test. Did feel similar. The 15.5 WSD felt very short in top tube length. Rode it around the parking lot while they were...
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    Jess- I'm 5'7" ish ( tad over), got a 17.5...

    Jess- I'm 5'7" ish ( tad over), got a 17.5 X-Caliber. I was torn between a Sm and Med El Mariachi - but neither was available to test ride, so still unsure on it. I was leaning to Sm,LBS thought med....
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    Hey Catrin, Considered having an LBS swap her...

    Hey Catrin,

    Considered having an LBS swap her out to flat bar, but on a bike that was barely above entry level road just doesn't make sense to spend a couple hundred (or more) bucks to change a...
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    Funny how a great deal helps make a decision

    Since taking up mountain biking last fall, I've been researching and testing and generally trying to decide what to buy. We had an old Trek 820 which I've been riding. Tried full suspension, tried...
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    I'm actually considering selling my traditional...

    I'm actually considering selling my traditional road bike and getting a flat bar bike. Due to shifting and braking as others have mentioned. My bike is a Specialized Dolce, and I have the second set...
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    Absolutely agree. I'm a huge proponent of yoga,...

    Absolutely agree. I'm a huge proponent of yoga, as an important piece of anyone's fitness routine. The core and balance work is great for MTB, and the flexibility work (esp. hip opening) is very...
  18. Last year when I was in Golden for biz, I saw a...

    Last year when I was in Golden for biz, I saw a sign for a Women, Wheels and Wine thing. Looked kinda cool MTB clinic for women at a nice spa/resort. Folks could go just for the day. The Yeti/ Yeti...
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    I think that's an excellent observation,...

    I think that's an excellent observation, especially the last sentence, My worst fall was a slow speed endo over rocks.Didn't have enough momentum to go over...but still enough forward motion that...
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    Jealous you made it back to Brown Cty, indysteel!...

    Jealous you made it back to Brown Cty, indysteel! We loved Limekiln! Kiddo and I did it both ways, hubby only from the end by the Park office to rally. We decided that it is more strenuous that...
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    Great idea to start this thread. I really cannot...

    Great idea to start this thread. I really cannot even begin to express what a difference the two real clinics I've done have made on my riding. By real I mean ones who follow a protocol like the IMIC...
  22. Thread: Trail ride :)

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    I'm actually "elite" status with Frontier- being...

    I'm actually "elite" status with Frontier- being based in Milwaukee where they swallowed up local Midwest Airlines, I fly them or AirTran most trips. I love that they changed their baggage policy re:...
  23. Thread: Trail ride :)

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    Quick comment - know I need to post in the clinic...

    Quick comment - know I need to post in the clinic thread, too. Hopefully will have sometime at hotel tonight (at Indy airport now, Chicago later).

    Realize that Town Run trail is ver close to the...
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    Cool for you that you weere able to get a...

    Cool for you that you weere able to get a pre-clinic ride in!

    The funny thing about the downhill speed is that I suspect you go faster on your road bike. But there's just something about those...
  25. Thanks for posting the pictures, they make a nice...

    Thanks for posting the pictures, they make a nice memory! I didn't take many pictures. Too foggy, and too crowded to do it safely. Ride was fun tho', even if the worst riding conditions this fair...
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