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Spring(ish?) 2021 thread.

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Grifter, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. HairyAss

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    ArodArod - That’s a nice looking bike btw. My mountain bike is 30 years old at this point and I’ve yet to convince my wife on the need to buy a new one. Next on my list is actually a gravel bike. There are some longer routes (trails) here I’d like to tackle where my carbon road bike isn’t the best option, I wouldn’t trust my 30 year old mountain bike and the tank I use for commuting is just too heavy.
     
  2. HairyAss

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    I love biking.
     
  3. HairyAss

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    Me geeking out on a recent ride:

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  4. Arod

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    TITS and proper bike fit are a cure for a sore ass.
     
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  5. BlackFire

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    I switched from a padded seat to a bare leather saddle from Brooks and couldn't be happier
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    The first 1 or 2 rides for the season can leave you a little sore but the trick is to get your butt toughened up and the muscles used to riding again.
     
  6. Arod

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    It started off as a stock bike but the only thing left that's stock is the stem, wheels and frame. I have bigger brakes on the way. I love bashing a hard tail around. It is a fair bike on the flats too when the fork is locked out.
     
  7. Arod

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    I have a bare carbon saddle on the way. Brooks saddles are nice!

     
  8. RoryTate

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    HairyAssHairyAss Temp $3 fix until the saddle sores heal. It's a hell of a lot better than nothing.
     
  9. Wayne

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    Well bike and seat was fitted, so I guess I need to focus on tits.
     
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  10. Scott

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    Getting a new hand me down bike today. Hope to get a few rides in this summer, maybe even ride to work the odd day.
     
  11. Wayne

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    You know what you have to do...its all about tits :D
     
  12. Arod

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    Always focus on tits
     
  13. Grifter

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    Bluh?

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    I don't understand anything ya'll are talking about other than focus on tits....
     
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  15. HairyAss

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    If the gel padding is small, it might be comparable to the padding in most bike shorts.
     
  16. HairyAss

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    WayneWayne - The other acronym you'll need to get up to speed on is MAMIL. It's your next step.
     
  17. Wayne

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    Do mountain bikers really doll up in Lycra?
     
  18. HairyAss

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    You can and should. It's part of your declaration to the world that you've arrived fully in middle age!
     
  19. Grifter

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    Bluh?

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    I'll go ahead and compare that to folks that jumped on the minivan bandwagon.

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  20. Scott

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    Now to find some sweet jumps
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  21. HairyAss

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    Weather wasn’t perfect (a bit chilly) but got a 70km ride in the books - second 70+km ride already this Spring which is much earlier than I normally hit this distance. Will be aiming for 100km before the end of May - definitely had the legs to do more today. With about 20km up, I really ramped up my speed and even with that, could have kept going.
     
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  22. Scott

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    nerd
     
  23. Grifter

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    May long weekend camping. Myself, my boys, my sister, brother in law and their boys. Unfortunately my wife is working but regardless, a weekend we are going to enjoy!

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  24. HairyAss

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    125km in the books. I’ve signed up for 100 miler in July. Need to train!
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  25. Grifter

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    Took the boys out fishing this morning. Gorgeous day. Couldn't get anything bigger than the little rainbow trout in the picture. Had a blast!

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    Last weekend.

    I’m experiencing draining issues on the side of my house where my gate is, and the company just fixed it on Friday. I laid new sod there since the old stuff was destroyed and i can’t drive over it until it roots :(

    also i don’t think the drainage solution worked so I have to deal with that in the next day or 2

    Not sure why the pic is sideways. It’s normal in my phone

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  27. Scott

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    got out for a nice 9k hike this weekend before the rain

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  28. HairyAss

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    What kind of water bottle system is that, Scott?
     
  29. HairyAss

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    Third time back in person for a Sounders match. 0-0 draw. Austin is new to the league and their specialty is apparently flopping around on the pitch acting like they’re going to die.

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  30. HairyAss

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    Many memories of my father taking me fishing as a kid. Rampant mosquitoes, my father yelling at me for who knows what. Always hated it. Your kids look to be loving it though! Makes me want to go fishing!
     
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  31. Grifter

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    They do love it. We went Saturday and Sunday morning. I have many bad memories of similar interactions with my dad, but I know how passionate he was about fishing and hunting. He just approached it the wrong way. And I was too young to understand. Just cause he would often ruin the experience for me, I'm not going to do that for my boys.

    I enjoy fishing and hunting so much, that I want to teach my boys something I am passionate about, and is a dying skill set. But if they showed no interest? I'd be disappointed but I wouldn't force them or yell at them. Luckily, they love it, and I'm taking Parker with on my hunting trips this year. Super proud that they enjoy it as much as I do! Not enough people doing it these days!
     
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    I didnt like my bladder system, so I bought this and just bring a couple of smart water bottles. Replaces the top, cut it to any length you want. When I empty one, just swap to the other bottle.



    basically this



    edit..not sure why the amazon link isnt working
     
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  33. HairyAss

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    What don’t you like about bladders? As soon as we learned that you throw them in the freezer instead of trying to clean/dry them, they’ve been working great for us!
     
  34. HairyAss

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    Had many plans of fishing in Nova Scotia this summer - now that I’m older and I do it on my own terms, I find it completely relaxing. We had rods under the tree for the cottage in NS this year. Sucks that we cancelled. Especially now that it looks like this last COVID wave would have cleared up just in time.
     
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    You should be salmon fishing there if you want to start fishing. Or if you really get into the full nerd fishing stat fly fishing for Rainbows I am sure there are some spectacular rainbow and even Coho rivers near you.
     

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