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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by carbuncle, Aug 16, 2014.
Yell: PEW PEW PEW as you ride .... if they respond with a PEW, they are a NES member.
Probably not a lot of NES members in northern Utah, but I’ll give it a try!
Also effective: screaming unintelligibly at the top of your lungs about how someone cut your brakes.
Some are also plugged into their earbuds.
This morning, from over by the yurt:
Top Fuel is new for 2020. 120mm up front, 115 in the rear, 68 degree headtube angle, dropper post and 2.4" tires.
Yeah...it drives me nut to come up behind someone that is wearing headphone and no matter how low you yell, they don't hear you. Then they get mad when you scare them.
Tangent rant: Worse to be riding and hear music getting steadily louder until some B-hole with a bluetooth speaker in his pack pedals past you. Leave the music at home.
On the rare occasion that I listen to music while outdoors, I wear bone-conduction headphones. They leave your ears open so you can hear what’s going on around you, but at the same time no one else can hear your shitty taste in music.
They work great with turn-by-turn on the phone, too.
I find the sound of my labored breathing to be demotivational so I wear ear buds running/riding in the woods if I know it's going to be quiet/empty on the trails. I tend to go out before 6am so it's a safe bet, but I still find myself looking back over my shoulder on singletrack, and keeping to one side on the wider stuff. They're also a fairly open design, so I can hear around them.
Soooo when is the NES group ride happening?
Bought a gimbal tonight in anticipation of upcoming downhill trips to use with the GoPro. I will test it on singletrack this weekend, see how it does.
And here they come...
What is this event?
I can't wait to goooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could only get a quick sunrise ride in this morning, cuz had to meet with Philip over breakfast early to go over the last of what needed to be done to get the venue ready. I wanted to hit Tody's cuz I hadn't in 3 or 4 years, and the last time I had I almost literally ran into a bear.
So it would be a quick loop: Tody's, Cat Box, Burrington, and back out. No bear, but as I was coming down the hill towards Bemis, through the pea soup fog I saw a skunk. In the camping area field, not far from the registration tent. Made a quick left thru the venue, up and around and gave him wide berth by shooting across the top of the camping field.
Coming back, no skunk in evidence, but as they can be nosy I gave the KT guys and gals a heads up just in case he decided to hide in the tent.
(Fortunately he hadn't. )
Planning to do some cyclocross skill drills before work tomorrow. Cornering, dismounts, remounts, bunnyhopping barriers, etc. Fun stuff. May do some run up drills this weekend too. Also keeping an eye on the weather for the Palmer Motorsports Park Crit on Saturday.
Earlier this afternoon.
Presently the rain is moving in.
Few guys I ride with are up there. I couldn't make it this year - but next year IS happening!
Where are you going DH?
Well, we can't fix the weather of course (though Friday was nice, and even most of today was pretty good) but those of y'all who are here: thoughts?
Moving the early-bird gimmes (pint glasses and tshirts) to the NEMBA tent probably cut down significantly the bottleneck at registration. (That meant more work for my guys, but it is our event after all. ) There did seem to be confusion about what got you a tshirt and what got you a pint glass.
For me, I spent more time than intended at the NEMBA tent, between assisting with tshirt and pint glass fulfillment, and processing credit card transactions (since I'm one of those who can). My lower back was barking at me a bit during my 5:30 ride this morning, but is really hurting now, prolly from schlepping those damned boxes of pint glasses.
The search is over.
I rented the Rocky Mointain Instinct, Carbon 70 and rode some 15 miles of trails. A lot of uphill, a lot of downhill.
Descends great, handles very well, and it is light. But ... the Intense felt just a little better climbing.
The RM, when I was on a steep climb, I could feel the rear suspension playing against me, just a little bit, but it was enough to make me want to go with the Intense Primer. When I was climbing with the primer, it almost felt like a hardtail.
I will place an order tomorrow at JRA.
Also, the intense primer comes with a second set of $1200 carbon wheels (I googled the wheels, that was the price), which I might sell unless they make a huge difference in weight. That would pay for 1/3 of the bike.
Broccoli, have you demo’d the Ibis Ripmo?
One of my riding buddies just picked one up. Everyone that threw a leg over it was blown away by how well balanced it rode.
I haven't. Not sure where I could get a hold of an ibis demo.
Too late I know, but the Ibis guys were up here with demos this weekend.
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