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11 Nov 2017 17:33

It is a nice ride on most days. I used to ride much more out in Redmond. Since I lost my job at Nintendo, my cycling has been more close to my home area. These rides are often interrupted by the homeless but I'm glad maybe the city have started to clean some of this out. It is an epidemic here in Seattle.
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11 Nov 2017 19:10

Sue White wrote:It is a nice ride on most days. I used to ride much more out in Redmond. Since I lost my job at Nintendo, my cycling has been more close to my home area. These rides are often interrupted by the homeless but I'm glad maybe the city have started to clean some of this out. It is an epidemic here in Seattle.

Interesting... I've never had my ride interrupted by any of the large homeless population in the Seattle area but I see them 'shooting up' on the side of the Interurban trail all the time and have been a little worried at times of being attacked while riding by but usually I'm going way too fast for them to notice me much.

With the Interurban trail going through some of the more seedy areas north of downtown Seattle the homeless seem to have taken over some of the wooded areas along the trail which can get a little gross if you stop to take in the scenery. I agree that homelessness is an epidemic and will get worse if we allow monitored shooting galleries like they've had in Vancouver BC. Since the legalization of weed and the complete disregard for upholding any other drug laws, Seattle has become the mecca for homeless drug addicts from all over the US. There are sheriffs from California buying one-way bus tickets for their homeless drug addicts with a destination of Seattle because we won't send them back, we encourage it by letting people shoot heroin in plain sight and **** and piss anywhere they want. It's disgusting... This is just my opinion based on what I've seen and heard, although the story about sheriffs sending their homeless up here is documented by King 5 news. :confused:
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15 Jan 2018 16:18

We've had an unseasonably warm (45 F), dry week/month so I was able to get out this weekend for some dirt. Its really good for my mind as much as my body!
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13 Oct 2018 23:42

Man I've neglected this thread! I enjoy every ride though so you would get sick of me repeating myself! :) This year has been spectacular for raptor watching on rides! Today there was a steady 20 mph wind with gusts in the 40 mph 'hood (my face is a little raw). The hawks and kestrels were amazing!
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16 Oct 2018 15:20

Got myself a new Snata Cruz 5010 C (finally switched from my faithful hard-tail) last week so yeah... I'm enjoying my ride :)
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23 Nov 2018 23:45

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20 Apr 2019 14:25

I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?
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24 Jun 2019 16:46

Time for a quick post in this thread: May was the wettest May since 189?. It made for great dirt between storms, but it also made for huge new ruts. I actually don't mind the ruts because they give the trails new character. The grass is about three feet tall along some trails now though.

It has been a coyote spring. I see at least one on every ride. One day the adults were teaching the pups how to communicate across a draw and it was part amazing and part haunting. I watched two small coyotes give a large, aggressive boxer a lesson in dog spinning and hammy biting. The owners thought that it was funny until it was clear that their dog was in trouble. I was going to (somewhat) politely ask them to respect nature, but a trail ranger did it for me.

June has been great for riding and raptor watching!
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25 Jun 2019 10:12

jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o
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25 Jun 2019 15:28

glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o

What cogset do you use with that monster crankset? I use 26-36 with an 11-40 cogset. Its looking pretty likely that my next bike will be a 1X. Shimano is still making a double with their new 8100 group but bike manufacturers aren't designing bikes with the possibility of a front derailleur. I guess I will have to get my mind past the crazy chain angles and extra friction soon! :lol:
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25 Jun 2019 16:04

jmdirt wrote:
glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o

What cogset do you use with that monster crankset? I use 26-36 with an 11-40 cogset. Its looking pretty likely that my next bike will be a 1X. Shimano is still making a double with their new 8100 group but bike manufacturers aren't designing bikes with the possibility of a front derailleur. I guess I will have to get my mind past the crazy chain angles and extra friction soon! :lol:

i'm riding Sram 1x11 32x(10-42t) :D
42t is max (recommended) for my rear derailleur so I'll need to "go smaller" in front. might go up until 46t or 50t (eagle) but will have to change the RD too. not going back to 2 chain rings system - i hate that front mech/chain rattling when going downhill...
there are 44t alternatives (e*thirteen 9-44T) but those are expensive AF :mad:
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25 Jun 2019 19:28

glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:
glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o

What cogset do you use with that monster crankset? I use 26-36 with an 11-40 cogset. Its looking pretty likely that my next bike will be a 1X. Shimano is still making a double with their new 8100 group but bike manufacturers aren't designing bikes with the possibility of a front derailleur. I guess I will have to get my mind past the crazy chain angles and extra friction soon!

i'm riding Sram 1x11 32x(10-42t) :D
42t is max (recommended) for my rear derailleur so I'll need to "go smaller" in front. might go up until 46t or 50t (eagle) but will have to change the RD too. not going back to 2 chain rings system - i hate that front mech/chain rattling when going downhill...
there are 44t alternatives (e*thirteen 9-44T) but those are expensive AF :mad:

:lol: AHHH, I see! 32x42 is still a hulk! The front der rattle is mostly gone with clutch rear der and a little rubber damper on the front der.
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25 Jun 2019 23:03

There is a little section of trail that is steeper than most anything else in the lower Boise front with three large earthen water barriers and a drop-away (ski jump style) at the bottom. I absolutely nailed every launch today! About 100m past the drop-away there were several guys standing there blocking the trail so I came to a stand (hello, can I get through?!), then put a foot down.
Guy 1: just wait, when you get older you'll quit flying like that.
Me: how old are you?
Guy 1: 47
Guy 2: 49 (big grin)
Me: I'm 51
Guy 3: No way!
Me: (channeling Wayne's World) WAY!
Guy 1: F*CK, there goes my excuse! (big grin).
Me: Enjoy!
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28 Jun 2019 10:09

jmdirt wrote:There is a little section of trail that is steeper than most anything else in the lower Boise front with three large earthen water barriers and a drop-away (ski jump style) at the bottom. I absolutely nailed every launch today! About 100m past the drop-away there were several guys standing there blocking the trail so I came to a stand (hello, can I get through?!), then put a foot down.
Guy 1: just wait, when you get older you'll quit flying like that.
Me: how old are you?
Guy 1: 47
Guy 2: 49 (big grin)
Me: I'm 51
Guy 3: No way!
Me: (channeling Wayne's World) WAY!
Guy 1: F*CK, there goes my excuse! (big grin).
Me: Enjoy!

heh, cool story.
kinda related one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQoOwl4zfgI
Shut up, Jens!
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28 Jun 2019 15:38

glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:There is a little section of trail that is steeper than most anything else in the lower Boise front with three large earthen water barriers and a drop-away (ski jump style) at the bottom. I absolutely nailed every launch today! About 100m past the drop-away there were several guys standing there blocking the trail so I came to a stand (hello, can I get through?!), then put a foot down.
Guy 1: just wait, when you get older you'll quit flying like that.
Me: how old are you?
Guy 1: 47
Guy 2: 49 (big grin)
Me: I'm 51
Guy 3: No way!
Me: (channeling Wayne's World) WAY!
Guy 1: F*CK, there goes my excuse! (big grin).
Me: Enjoy!

heh, cool story.
kinda related one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQoOwl4zfgI

AWESOME!
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20 Jul 2019 06:14

glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o



Need to find a Euro shop to get me that Chameleon 29" alu frame, in order to add it to my fleet :(
I'm late for work on Monday and my boss is bitchin
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20 Jul 2019 08:16

Black Betsy wrote:
glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o



Need to find a Euro shop to get me that Chameleon 29" alu frame, in order to add it to my fleet :(

GB based (yeah, I still consider them part of the EU ;) ) https://www.biketart.com u could prob give them a call (or email them) if it's not listed. They're cool shop (got great deal on my 5010 over there).
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22 Jul 2019 13:32

glassmoon wrote:
Black Betsy wrote:
glassmoon wrote:
jmdirt wrote:I've had a lot of great rides this spring, but I've had to wear more kit than I'd like. Thursday was 71 and yesterday was 79 and it felt great! :D

glass, how is the 5010 treating you?

so far it's been awesome, really fun bike to ride. but going from 22/32t to 32/42t uff, some of the climbs are really painful. might end up with 30t up front till my legs get stronger :o



Need to find a Euro shop to get me that Chameleon 29" alu frame, in order to add it to my fleet :(

GB based (yeah, I still consider them part of the EU ;) ) https://www.biketart.com u could prob give them a call (or email them) if it's not listed. They're cool shop (got great deal on my 5010 over there).


Thanks, will probably email them!
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