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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aug 15, 2022 at 8:04 AM
    whitedlite

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    What do you think is harder, dealing with elevation and lack of oxygen in Utah, or pedaling through this oxygen rich 90 degree sauna in Alabama??
     
  2. Aug 15, 2022 at 8:13 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    AL Sauna for sure. After living here for a little while, you acclimate to the elevation and extreme dryness in the air and it just becomes normal. I live right around 5k feet, and routinely ride in PC and the Wasatch range where you're at 7k feet plus. I honestly don't even notice the elevation anymore. My sister that lives in VA got altitude sickness last time she came skiing for a week though, so it can bite you if you hit it hard immediately.

    Plus "dry heat" is totally a thing and even when it's 90ish* but the sun goes behind the ridge in the evening, I don't mind riding in the heat.

    Lastly, I'll trade a slight decrease in athletic performance from thinner air for the ability for multiple thousands of feet downhill runs essentially in my backyard.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2022 at 8:21 AM
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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    I may go that route, I’ll see if I can find any info on wolf tooth just in case haha
    I was struggling when I visited Denver last year but somehow I was able to do a hike in Estes National park in the snow without issue….
     
  4. Aug 15, 2022 at 8:41 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Yeah, usually a day or two in, you start to at least get past the worst of it.

    I'd say it took me a month or so to feel "normal" again after moving here from sea level.
     
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  5. Aug 15, 2022 at 8:58 AM
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    @mrtonyd

    Congrats on the Summit! Pretty cool and big ride! As for the Steamboat ride, don’t know anyone but read up on the results. The guy that one it, also one Leadville the day before! Talk about crazy! Hahaha.

    Would love to get to Steamboat for this ride some day!
     
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  6. Aug 15, 2022 at 9:14 AM
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    thanks!

    yea i saw someone on the tacomaworld strava did it single speed. wasnt sure if they were in this thread or wanted to talk about it
     
  7. Aug 15, 2022 at 9:55 AM
    BalutTaco

    BalutTaco Moja_Przygoda

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    Anyone here use bicycle blue book? I feel like that page is sooo off.....
     
  8. Aug 15, 2022 at 9:56 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    I peruse it once in a while but it's definitely very off. Especially if you're comparing to your local area. Local prices vary across the nation.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2022 at 11:02 AM
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    what's you're size and budget? I've got just what you need for a road bike! lol
     
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    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    It's on my short list of races to do for 2023. I had to cancel a trip to Colorado this season so a gravel race would be a good reason to go.
     
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  11. Aug 15, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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    So been riding with these insoles and the right foot is perfect, left foot is still dealing with some numbness.

    Does running the metal cleat guard help spread load any?
    That's my next step besides going with some larger platform pedals and just removing the pins.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2022 at 2:52 PM
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    y=mx+b Station Wagon

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    I'll send you a pm
     
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    Ended up going with the pike ultimate charger 2.1 in 130mm and 42mm offset for the ripley af. It's 30% off on backcountry...with that and active junky I'll be saving some decent money haha. Thanks to @whitedlite for sharing active junky!
     
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    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    That 13% cash back is nice.
     
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    Cane Creek or Wolf Tooth. Two solid Murican' brands

    Depends on the situation. Love it when I'm selling, hate it when I'm buying

    But agreed it seems arbitrary
     
  17. Aug 16, 2022 at 9:57 AM
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    it is hard to turn down 13% especially on something like a fork
    Ended up with a bunch of wolf tooth parts, they make some nice stuff so figured I'd try it out.
     
  18. Aug 16, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    Currently riding a 2018 Yeti SB5+, 27.5+ tires, Fox 36 @ 160, DPX2 out back at 130. Bought it before I really knew where I would be riding and how often. I don't nearly make it up to the mountains often enough to justify all this bike and tire. I don't know what it weighs, but probably 33-34lbs.

    I've been waiting for Yeti to drop some hints about the 2023 models and finally heard some rumors of a 120mm bike (takes the place of the 115 - with modern geometry). I'm a big rider, 220lbs. 200lbs if I can get on the bike more frequently. Fox 36 at 140mm up front paired with the 120mm out back sounds like a super fun bike for where I ride.

    Just dreaming here, but sounds closer to possibility than not. Work gives me a weird flex fund spending account of $1500 per year, sooo I could technically use 2022's $1500 for a deposit at the end of the year, another $1500 once 2023 gets here, and then sell my Sb5+ for 3k or so. New bike would barely come out of pocket.
     
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    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    I've heard they're cool folks too. I've got a riding friend lives beside their plant in Minnesota I may try and visit next Spring or something

    Lol an HSA bike. It is technically for your health!
     
  20. Aug 16, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    your work gives you $1500 for athletic compensation? or something like that? do it
     
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