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    This race was put on by the Columbia Cycling...

    This race was put on by the Columbia Cycling Club. THE club that built, maintains, and cherishes that trail. Conditions were very wet and slimy, but the trail was in descent shape as far as muddy...
  2. IMBA-SORBA Social at MOAB Frankiln Friday 2-22-13 6PM

    For those that don't follow Facebook or some of the other sites, I wanted to let you all know that MOAB Bike shop is hosting a IMBA-SORBA mountain bike social gathering to share the latest trail...
  3. Sticky: Please keep in mind that the Perimeter Loop (aka...

    Please keep in mind that the Perimeter Loop (aka Sewanee) is on private land. Mountain bike traffic has been picking up there and we need to be sure to mind our Ps and Qs to not loose our access....
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    Missing: Niner Carbon XL White and Black

    Please keep a look out for an XL Vanna White Niner Carbon bike. A friend has had his go missing this weekend. It was last seen near Chickasaw Trace.
    If anyone has any info or sees one for sale...
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    I used to ride down from my old place and hit the...

    I used to ride down from my old place and hit the trails for a few laps, stop at the farm house and eat a good breakfast or grab a fried green tomato BLT and then ride back up the devil's elbow back...
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    There are a few trails around middle tn that can...

    There are a few trails around middle tn that can still be ridden right now. Rode one Sunday and it was perfect, even in the rain. Sadly the local trails don't fit that bill, but if you're not afraid...
  7. Thread: Bike Cleaning

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    Dawn liquid soap, warm water, and a wash rag....

    Dawn liquid soap, warm water, and a wash rag. Then I apply a thin sheen of lemon pledge on the frame to help protect it and make cleaning it next time easier. Cooper's bikes are always spotless, I'd...
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    Aspens as a pair now. I really like the way they...

    Aspens as a pair now. I really like the way they handle and roll. I might put an Ikon on the front with an Aspen rear, but with leafy wet fall/winter I might rather have Ikon's matched up.

    I know...
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    I'm a big fan of the Maxxis Aspen tire. The Ikon...

    I'm a big fan of the Maxxis Aspen tire. The Ikon is a great tire as well.
  10. Why is the event only for 21 and up? I know a...

    Why is the event only for 21 and up? I know a couple of families with 12 year old mtb'ers who were very excited about getting to go hang out with bikers and watch a movie but can't now after reading...
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    Get that fat kid Vic Beck to come out and play...

    Get that fat kid Vic Beck to come out and play too. :thumb:
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    That helps explain all the carved pumpkins and...

    That helps explain all the carved pumpkins and newly flagged side trails we came across on the N/S trail today. I wish I'd known about that race, it sounds awesome. Congrats!

    The trail is in...
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    Deflate them, spray some soapy water around the...

    Deflate them, spray some soapy water around the bead (I use a water bottle with dawn&water and squirt a layer around the rim/bead), then inflate with a pump or compressor. The soapy water will help...
  14. Brisket, Bikes, and Brew Friday 4-8PM @ MOAB Franklin

    Join us for Brisket, Bikes and Brew this Friday! The party starts at 4. Mickey Roos has the food covered, Trek will have the demo truck at the shop, Yazoo is pouring the beer, you bring the party!...
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    Would love to Cooper, but work too late.

    Would love to Cooper, but work too late.
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    Great race today! Thanks to David Hardin for...

    Great race today! Thanks to David Hardin for making the changes to the race, it was awesome having everything all together at the parking lot/silo/airfield. Super spectator friendly, it was easy to...
  17. "How does Danny sit down with balls that big?" -...

    "How does Danny sit down with balls that big?" - Awesome commentating.
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    Monster McConnell vs North Georgia

    Scotty is off to a great start. Follow along at home and send positive thoughts his way!

    Go SCOTTY Go!!

    http://trackleaders.com/tnga
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    4692 Stanley 4691 Refueling in Littlelot 4693...

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    Cooling off in the waterfall
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    Scotty, Stanley, Jameson
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    About to ride the skinny
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    We should put on our own homestead series Jim....

    We should put on our own homestead series Jim. We've both got enough room for several course designs for weekends of family fun cross racing.
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    Heal fast Michael. I tore my rotator cuff at...

    Heal fast Michael. I tore my rotator cuff at Fontana at a SERC race in '05, it healed then I re-tore it again at another SERC race later that year. Healed in time to finish Leadville August of that...
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    In for Sunday.

    In for Sunday.
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    More observations: 1. When swapping between...

    More observations:

    1. When swapping between bikes the main thing I notice is looking down at the front wheel. I either think "dang that's a small wheel" or "dang that's a big wheel"

    2. tire...
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    I've been watching this thread. I have some...

    I've been watching this thread. I have some observations that I'll post when I have more time, but from someone who has 2 nearly identical bikes, one with each wheelset, I can tell you that a 29'er...
  25. Thread: My New Build

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    46464647 Personally, I think it looks better...

    46464647

    Personally, I think it looks better covered in dust.
  26. Thread: My New Build

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    You need to post the photos of it with the fresh...

    You need to post the photos of it with the fresh gravel dust.

    Glad we were able to get you what you were wanting Carlton. Can't wait to take it through some creeks!
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    Here is a shot of the chain - untouched - from...

    Here is a shot of the chain - untouched - from when Cooper made his comment/observation. The chain has had a few rides on it since Cooper saw it. Still no additional lube, solely what a new chain is...
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    First off, it's a 'Fitness Hybrid'. Secondly, the...

    First off, it's a 'Fitness Hybrid'. Secondly, the chain was/is clean. That's the default lube that comes on a brand new chain from SRAM after a only a week of use. It amazes me that Cooper gets any...
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    Nope, that would be a "geared" bike and swapping...

    Nope, that would be a "geared" bike and swapping the cogs would be just a really slow "shift". Singlespeed means just that single.

    He can ride it that way, but if he really cares about adhering...
  30. Thread: Ticks

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    Just a heads up. I had a tick latch on for a few...

    Just a heads up. I had a tick latch on for a few hours and pulled it off with out incident. A day later itching started. The next day my lymph nodes were visibly swollen and tender to the touch. All...
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    I flew with mine out to Napa for SS worlds. Cost...

    I flew with mine out to Napa for SS worlds. Cost me $50 to fly it there, but the girl was nicer on the way home and said since I was being so nice (she was having some angry customers) she didn't...
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    Topeak Mini 18...

    Topeak Mini 18. Its chain tool is really good and the whole tool is about the size of my tiny archaic LG flip phone. Even has a metal tire lever and the chain tool handle works to spread hydraulic...
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    Come on, I did that last year and nothing bad...

    Come on, I did that last year and nothing bad happened to me...

    on second thought. Yeah, better skip it.
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    My training partner, JD.

    My training partner, JD.
  35. Thread: Cohutta 100

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    I did the whole thing with only 2 water bottles...

    I did the whole thing with only 2 water bottles (no refills) last year. But it was cold.

    Get a set of the Elite water bottle mounts (we have one set at the shop if you want them) that Grant and I...
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    You should be worried. :thumb: Math is simple....

    You should be worried. :thumb:

    Math is simple. I'll run 2 more teeth than you and one more than Dicky just to make up for my lack of wheel size. :teacher::lol:
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    Nowhere near the front (10:10.05), it was my...

    Nowhere near the front (10:10.05), it was my first real ride of the year last year due to 3 family deaths between January and the end of March keeping me off the bike and in the car headed to...
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    You failed to mention wheel size. Most 29'ers are...

    You failed to mention wheel size. Most 29'ers are running 32/20 (+/- a tooth depending on style)
    26'ers 34/19 (+/-). As you know though, gearing prefs vary from person to person. Take these numbers...
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    Promises promises.

    Promises promises.
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    Also, the course isn't taped yet, but we'll race...

    Also, the course isn't taped yet, but we'll race clockwise through the field entering into Copper Trail and turn right up onto the powerline and entering Moore's hill. The trail will mostly be...
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    I was down working on the trail Friday. It had...

    I was down working on the trail Friday. It had rained that morning and stopped around 11am. By 1 the trail was dry with the exception of the known water holding areas. The race course bypasses all of...
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    Hush up future timer! We are at the leading edge...

    Hush up future timer! We are at the leading edge of present time, so we get dark here before the rest of our zone and way before the past timers out west.
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    Night Riding season has begun. Pre-spiders even!...

    Night Riding season has begun. Pre-spiders even! :lol:
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    Seems like an open invite to me. No special...

    Seems like an open invite to me. No special blazers or hand shakes required. Just an adventurous spirit (and wool socks).
    :thumb:
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    Tempting... can I get a couple of red racing...

    Tempting... can I get a couple of red racing stripes on the right leg though? I'd be in for $110 for sure.
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    Great Fools Day ride and the lake wasn't too cold...

    Great Fools Day ride and the lake wasn't too cold either...
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    Cute kid, thanks for bringing her by.

    Cute kid, thanks for bringing her by.
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    Came together great, Chris. Bike looks super...

    Came together great, Chris. Bike looks super sharp. I'm a bit envious. Holler when you want to get it gravely.
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    Moot-deville

    Moot-deville
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    Huge thanks to CCC and all their volunteers who...

    Huge thanks to CCC and all their volunteers who helped put on this race. Course before, and during, the race was in the best shape I've seen it in. Love the new additions and can't wait for the new...
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