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    DSG 2010 - Bassackwards!!

    ...reserved thread

    Don't forget about the rain check discount through 12/15!
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    What was the discount code?

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    Thanks for the reminder Reed! Just signed up. Hoping it took. Bikereg has not sent me my confirmation yet.

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    I'm signed up and have received a confirmation.
    Can't wait! Hope the rain stays away this year.
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    Diesel & I registered & back for more "fun"...

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    Haven't signed up yet but I'm gonna. Can't wait to ride it bassackwards.

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    cant wait. kinda stinks that you cant register day of... especially considering last year's unridable conditions... i hope to not spend another 95 bucks to carry my bike thru peanut butter. nonetheless, i'm there.

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    also cant wait for bassackwardness.

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    hold the PB this year...


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    Gonna be my first time riding this one. Looking forward to it.

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    me and my cousin are thinking of riding in the duo co-ed amature whatever class. I really want to try it, but seeing some of those lap times has me a little worried. 4+ hours for a ten mile lap? sure doesn't sound like the stuff I'm used to. I would be interested to hear from anyone that has ridden it. How does it compare to L4 ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjd19892 View Post
    me and my cousin are thinking of riding in the duo co-ed amature whatever class. I really want to try it, but seeing some of those lap times has me a little worried. 4+ hours for a ten mile lap? sure doesn't sound like the stuff I'm used to. I would be interested to hear from anyone that has ridden it. How does it compare to L4 ??
    Don't use last years lap times as a guide. It was the most insane, peanut butter, cake mud anyone has ever experienced.

    I would estimate your lap times based on the previous year's results. You may be able to find some times in the DSG thread that guys posted up.

    My guess is in the 1 hour - 1 1/2 hour range per lap depending on ability level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjd19892 View Post
    me and my cousin are thinking of riding in the duo co-ed amature whatever class. I really want to try it, but seeing some of those lap times has me a little worried. 4+ hours for a ten mile lap? sure doesn't sound like the stuff I'm used to. I would be interested to hear from anyone that has ridden it. How does it compare to L4 ??
    There is no comparison to L4. That is like comparing a mound of dirt to a mountain. The course is very technical with several big climbs, unlike L4. Having said that, it is still one of the best events that I have ever ridden in! It is a festival like feel with the opportunity to be passed by several pro riders. I wouldn't miss it for anything....except maybe mud!

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    Okay found the results from 08' and they look much better. The top 80 finishers had best laps of under 1.5 hours. and people were doing up to 12 laps. That sounds like a much better race then 4+ hours per lap, like last years results. $90 for a race is a little steep for me, but hopefully I will get the chance to try it.
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    Ti One On! Wednesday February 24th at Yazoo!

    All,

    Please join us for the first 2010 of Ti One On at The Yazoo Taproom on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 PM!

    Thanks to Linus at Yazoo for opening his doors after filling growlers to host us!

    The Moots Gang will be in town and we'll be selling tickets to raise money for Sorba / Imba as well as to offer those who donate a chance to win a Fine Ti frame from Moots. Last year the frame found a home in NC, I'd like to see a local get the big prize this year.

    Here's the flyer...show up, let us buy you a beer, support your trails, and maybe win some schwag!

    Thanks,

    Grant and the Mayor of Clayetteville!!!!!


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    Support Your Trails Donate to SORBA / IMBA Win a Moots!

    All,

    We're back at it for DSG 4.0 and we're working hard to dwarf the amount of green backs we were able to raise for SORBA last year. Along with the folks at Moots, we will be offering a chance to win a fine Ti Moots frame at DSG again this year!

    To be in the hunt, all you need to do is make a donation to the cause. Last year we raised over $3,500, this year we're looking to do better. Sometimes good is just not good enough, in this case we feel we can take this thing up a notch or two.

    No need to be present to win, but if you like a good time, plan on being in Fayetteville on May 15th with your finger's crossed.

    Here's the link to get a ticket:http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9534

    By the way, while your there, you might as well get yourself and your team signed up!

    Thanks,

    Grant, Clay, and Willy the Mule

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    For future promotions online for this raffle, do you know what kind of Moots frame they are giving away??

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRiD View Post
    For future promotions online for this raffle, do you know what kind of Moots frame they are giving away??
    Good question. Moots will be flexible in that regard, but the basis is a Mooto X 29'er frame. The reality is that they'll build you what you want with stock geometry in any of their hardtails. They may even go YBB. The value of this frame is over $2,100! That said, these guys are first class, and they'll work with the winner to offer them the bike that best suits their wants, needs and desires.

    As a current MootoX owner, I can tell you that this is by far the nicest riding frame that I've ever owned.

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    Practice laps

    What days will the trail be open to go and do a few practice runs?
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    Is there a trail map for this thing somewhere? Road the pre-ride yesterday, got lost a couple of times and pretty sure I skipped a mile or so of the course.

    I think the map on the regional trailhead post exclues some of the new add in sections, and it looked like they have moved the start and end points, even taking into consideration that the course is running backwards this year.

    If anybody knows of a better map, please post up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvancleve View Post
    Is there a trail map for this thing somewhere? Road the pre-ride yesterday, got lost a couple of times and pretty sure I skipped a mile or so of the course.

    I think the map on the regional trailhead post exclues some of the new add in sections, and it looked like they have moved the start and end points, even taking into consideration that the course is running backwards this year.

    If anybody knows of a better map, please post up!
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    don't worry about getting lost at DSG. The course will be well marked with tape and will be impossible to get lost even for uzzi.


    that map is from the 1st DSG. No other exist. There has been several reroutes since then.


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    Sponsor Love!!!

    All,

    Just wanted to offer an update on DSG 4.0 as well as offer some sponsor love.

    We're getting close to the big day and the course has a bit of something for everyone. Hills, rocks, smooth flowing single track, plenty of bridges, and some bombing down hills.

    The venue will as always offer plenty of space for camping. Whether you bring your car and a tent, or that big ol RV, we can handle it. We'll have plenty of vendors on site to help fill your belly with everything from animal flesh to fruit smoothies. Racers will receive DSG Dirt Dollars to spend at the vendor of tgheir choosing.

    We will also have music and an ample supply of beer for those inclined to throw back a cold one after the their lap.

    Speaking of beer:

    Yazoo is back and bringing their A game. Last I heard, Ivan will be bringing the van. Support Linus and Company as they have supported this community so very well over the years.
    http://www.yazoobrew.com/

    Friday night we'll have the second installment of the Funky Freaky Night Time Trial! New Belgium is supplying the party favors as one fast and furious rider will win one of their extra cool New Belgium Cruiser Bikes. They will also be offering up some brew as well as various goodies.
    http://www.newbelgium.com/

    On the subject of those who give back to the local MTB scene, we can't fail to mention Hamilton Creek Brewery! Scott and Company will be on hand with a selection of their very finest suds to support Sorba / Imba.
    http://www.hamiltoncreekbrewery.com/

    If that's not enough, a loose lipped Squirrel told me that we may even see Oskar Blues in the house. Oskar Blues is a purveyor of fine micro brews in a can. Think portable fun. These guys are headed by Dale Katechis, who is an old pal of our own Dirt Dog himself and a long time supporter of all things fat tire related.
    http://www.oskarblues.com/

    Now we're just getting warmed up here and I need to mention local and not so local bike shops that are such a big part of making DSG a reality.

    MOAB is back and Mark and company will be bringing not only a couple race teams but also some great prizes.
    http://moabbikes.com/

    REI will be back as well, and Bill is sending some great stuff down to make a few smiles.
    http://www.rei.com/

    The Biker's Choice is in the game as well. David Hardin and the Team from BC will be bringing it. David is a big supporter and darn fine race promoter himself.
    http://www.thebikerschoice.com/

    Cumberland Transit will also be in the house. Modo has stepped up big this year and we're lucky to have them supporting the four person class as well as offering some cool raffle prizes.
    http://www.cumberlandtransit.com/

    Bike Pedlar is set to put the brakes on with one lucky random racer set to win over $500 worth of new brakes for their bike.
    http://allanti.com/articles/bike-pedlar-west-end-ig273/

    Addictive Cycles is also in the game with another fine set of hand built hoops on hand for someone to win. Thanks Cody and Hodge!
    http://www.addictivecycles.com/

    How bout some love for a few of the others?

    Misfit Psycles founder and resident Canadian miscreant Peter Keiller will be on hand and is sponsoring the SS class. Look for a fine new Misfit Dissent Frame for one lucky winner. Peter is guaranteed to bring long a dose of good times as well!
    http://www.misfitpsycles.com/

    No Tubes is also offering a pair of some of the finest rims in the business. Thanks to Stan, we'll be giving away a set of 355's ready to build your dream set of 29'er wheels.
    http://www.notubes.com/home.php

    Princeton Tec is back for year four with more illuminating prizes for random winners! Thanks Justin.
    http://www.princetontec.com/

    Land Rover Nashville is also back and will be supplying both race vehicles as well as cutting checks for the fast lap winners during the day.
    http://www.landrovernashville.com/

    Back Country Research is bringing some Awesome as they have sent a supply of their one and only Awesome Straps for lucky racers to check out at the event.
    http://www.backcountryresearch.com/

    Tifosi Optics is set to cover your eyes with more than a few pair of riding glasses for lucky racers!
    http://www.tifosioptics.com/

    I'm really just scratching the surface here, but let's not forget the our title sponsors.

    Moots will be on hand with both their demo fleet and a duo team of Matty and Jon set to tear it up on course. Don't miss your chance to ride one of these unbelievable Titanium works of art.
    http://www.moots.com/

    Swiftwick has been and continues to be a big supporter of all things cycling. They have a little something for everyone and will be unveiling a new product for the masses at DSG.
    http://www.swiftwick.com/

    We have more where this came from so look for further updates this week.

    No get out there and sign yourself up. Last year we raised over $3,500 for Sorba / Imba, this year we plan on besting that number.

    One thing we can promise is a good time and a unique event that brings together more than 1,000 of your closest friends for full weekend of fat tire fun!

    Thanks,

    Grant, Clay and Willie
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    mmm. beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steves View Post
    mmm. beer.
    They had me at Yazoo!
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    More DSG Sponsor Affection!

    All,

    I'd be remiss if I did not mention a couple more of our fine sponsors.

    Eastside Cycles has been a great friend of the cycling scene in Nashvegas for some time and Scott D. is sending the goods to add to the big schwag raffle. Support these guys!
    http://www.eastside-cycles.com/index.html

    Trail Head Inc. is bringing a shiny new ride for one lucky winner. Rumor has it that a Specialized 29'er will be offered up to one extra lucky DSG patron.
    http://trailheadinc.net/

    Cahaba Cycles is also sending in some fine prizes for the lucky folks who get signed up for this weekend's festivities! Thanks to Jonathon and the gang at Cahaba!
    http://cahabacycles.com/

    Also, we've invited Raw Revolution to the big dance. These folks make an super tasty all natural energy bar that goes down smooth and gives that extra kick to get you over the next hill. Look for samples in your schwag bag!
    http://www.rawindulgence.com/

    Light and Motion is sending us a fine light set for one lucky winner as well.
    http://bikelightingsystem.com/

    More to come, but let's get this thing cranked up!

    I thought I'd pass on a few words about exactly what we are this DSG thing is all about. If you take one part camping trip and add some epic trails, toss in a sprinkle of good beer and good food, add a heaping of good friends and the chance to win some seriously cool schwag simply for showing up, then you get a good feel for what we are doing here.

    • We have been paying the highest purse in the U.S. of A. for an event of this kind, the past three years, and paying it equally between male and female competitors.
    • Last year we hosted over 415 racers from 31 states and three countries.
    • Each year we have raised money for a new cause including Al's Pal's, The American Cancer Society, and Sorba / Imba.
    • We have done all of the above while keeping this thing fun and open to all. Whether you be a serious racer, a family, or a weekend warrior out for a good time, we have the event for you.

    Best of all the proceeds go to help us maintain and grow our trails through Sorba / Imba!

    By the way, please join us on Friday at 12:00 noon to deliver books with the gang from Niner and Ride for Reading! We will also be hosting the give away of one very cool custom Homegrown frame to support this fine cause and setting up to sell chances to win another 2010 Trek 69'er! All of this to support RfR and a very cool cause.

    Get off the fence...get your pedal on!

    http://www.dirtsweatandgears.com/

    Keep on truckin'

    Grant, Clay and Willie!

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    You could win a custom built Homegrown frame and/or a Trek 69er for only $10!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by GNC View Post
    All,

    • We have been paying the highest purse in the U.S. of A. for an event of this kind,
    !
    I can't wait to win a purse*! Hope it's a Coach.


    *European carry all

    Will Friday go ahead and get here already!!!!

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    Dayum. Someone would be a fool not to attend DSG this year. I'll be there!
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    More DSG Sponsors!

    All,

    I just wanted to recognize a few more of the great sponsors that are making this years event better than ever. Please support everyone of our fine sponsors, as without them, DSG would not be possible.

    Vitamin Water will be in the house with beverages to rehydrate the masses.
    http://www.glaceau.com/

    Red Bull will be bringing their unique brand of fun to the big show as well.
    http://www.redbull.com/

    Let the countdown begin!

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    Procrastinators and Weather Watchers Rejoice!

    All,

    In the interest of supporting a life style that we fully embrace...that of the committed, non committal, put it off till tomorrow, I'm too busy right now crowd. As well as to support those that are nervously watching the weather channel with visions of a muddy event this weekend...

    Your pals at DSG have extended registration till Friday at noon!

    I suspect that more than a few are perusing the interweb weather sites and wondering if they should pony up for this weekend.

    While we can not control the weather, we can control how the event deals with Mother Nature. With that in mind, we do have a contingency plan that involves a course alteration as well a couple of other mods that will offer some relief if need be.

    All this said, the fact is that Fayetteville was spared the tragic rain that has so profoundly impacted the lives of many in Mid Tennessee. As opposed to last year, we have NOT had a full month of the wet stuff to inundate the trail. The conditions are great, and the trail should perform well even in the event of any wet stuff. As far as the forecast:

    Weather.com says we've got a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms. (These guys are the eternal pessimists from what I can tell. Classic half full gang and probably grew up with a cruel mother and a mean older sibling.)

    Accuweather.com says 35% chance of a "possible thunderstorm". (These guys seem to hit the middle ground on the half full scale of things.)

    Wunderground says a 30% chance of "scattered thunderstorms." (This one always seems to take the half full approach. Not ridiculously optimistic, but definitely lean toward the sunny side.)

    All have the temps from 79 - 83ish for the day.

    So, what we have here is a chance of a chance of scattered, possible precipitation. I say, let's do this thing.

    We've got plenty of beer, food, and tents. We've also got plenty of fun lined up surrounding the race itself to make this weekend an event to remember.

    We're set up to support Ride for Reading as well as Sorba / Imba! We're also set up to give away a ridiculous amount of schwag to unsuspecting participants.

    Get your pedal on!

    http://www.dirtsweatandgears.com/

    Grant, Clay, Willie, Frida, Mabel, Buddy, and a slew of other drooling folks!

    P.S. I almost forgot. We had the fine folks at Hatch Show Prints create a one of a kind limited edition poster for this year's event! Look for one on Saturday.

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    Is there still a 4 person SS division? We tried to register, but that option did not come up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motobacon View Post
    Is there still a 4 person SS division? We tried to register, but that option did not come up...
    Sorry Mathew, we did not have any previous interest, so we had to take that category back behind the wood shed.

    Sign up for 4 person amateur and we'll just have to get creative to reward your one-gearedness!

    Grant

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    I've been in the construction trade for over 30 years.

    My business depends on me being able to read the weather.

    I predict a 50% chance of sunshine.

    If you register to race & this doesn't happen... you can come find me at Scott Smith's Hamilton Creek Brewery trailer & smack the crap out of me.

    I won't feel a thing & you'll feel better.

    Get crackin & get in the race!
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    Hey, we have been registered. **** the torpedoes, yo! One question however, please tell me there will be rental lights available...

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    So do I not need to bring a "hiking" bike as a backup in case of rain? It'd be nice to save some room in the car.

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    nws, the only non-commercial weather source and the goto for us certified weather spotter/skywarn folks says this about fayetteville, tn: (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...2=-86.5644&e=0) , a good chance of some dampness on friday--and like all t-storms, that could be anything from a little to a lot.

    but saturday looks fine at scattered/becoming sunny, 30%!

    might have a slick lap or two, but i predict something less filthy than last year.

    our 2 mans here for the beer/ co-gearing team will be there. he's multi-geared, i'm not but i _am_ thirsty.

    yo
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNC View Post
    Sorry Mathew, we did not have any previous interest, so we had to take that category back behind the wood shed.

    Sign up for 4 person amateur and we'll just have to get creative to reward your one-gearedness!

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    We have a SS team signed up. Does this mean there will not be a class for this? Will we be racing the 4P Am division? May have to re-evaluate which bike to bring for the event...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle71 View Post
    We have a SS team signed up. Does this mean there will not be a class for this? Will we be racing the 4P Am division? May have to re-evaluate which bike to bring for the event...
    Grant told me there was not a 4-person SS class this year. Just 4 person am. Cause I was interested in putting together a SS team. But he said there was not enough interest from other teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    So do I not need to bring a "hiking" bike as a backup in case of rain? It'd be nice to save some room in the car.
    What is a hiking bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeme View Post
    What is a hiking bike?
    it's a bike for conditions like last year. when you don't ride, you hike. can't tell you more, i'd lose my competitive edge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    it's a bike for conditions like last year. when you don't ride, you hike. can't tell you more, i'd lose my competitive edge...
    Are there any rules for dimensions,size or weight of this hiking bike?
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    Just got a call from some pre-riders. Trail is in excellent shape. Tires are clean. Trail is good to go.


    Since when did the Southeast racers get so soft? It's not like we've never raced in bad conditions before (12 hours of Stank, 12 hours of Tsali (has that ever been dry?), Cohutta, Chickasaw, etc...)

    Don't get all hung up in fear about last year. It was a different beast. Fayetteville had rain all month leading up to the event. The ground was over saturated. This year has been dry and they missed out on the deluge that trashed Nashville and surrounding areas.

    The year before rained the night before and morning of but stopped before the race started. The first 2 laps were muddy, but rideable. Every lap after that was faster and faster until by evening the 8 inches of buff track was super fun.

    If it rains tomorrow and/or Sat morning, conditions will resemble the good "wet" year. The trail has had numerous work days to help with drainage and re-routes. It was also on the verge of too dry (where the dust sits on hardpack making it slickish in turns) the last two times I rode it.

    Hope to see you all out at the Preserve this weekend. I, for one, can't wait to get down there and enjoy a weekend away from the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeme View Post
    What is a hiking bike?
    Another name for a 29'er. Also goes by "Road Bike" and sometimes "Cross Bike". But generally "Hiking Bike".

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    Thad - Since you car got washed away are you going to need a ride? Always got room for you! Let me know!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny5 View Post
    Another name for a 29'er. Also goes by "Road Bike" and sometimes "Cross Bike". But generally "Hiking Bike".
    You know I'm just kidding. I don't plan on bringing no hiking bike. And never would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Thad - Since you car got washed away are you going to need a ride? Always got room for you! Let me know!

    Still trying to get me alone in that back seat aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Thad - Since you car got washed away are you going to need a ride? Always got room for you! Let me know!

    Uzzi, stop being nice to Thad. I heard he was going to ride his SS there. With all his camping and biking gear on some trailer his pulling w/ his bike.
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    This would make a really cool hiking bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeme View Post
    This would make a really cool hiking bike.
    those things are heavier than you think. bout broke my arse picking up a 12" wheeled kiddie ride once.

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