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Old 03-31-21, 08:34 PM
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First test of alternative saddle for the Battaglin - white San Marco Regal. Big thumbs down. COULD NOT get comfortable. Seemed to accentuate the harshness of the ride, plus lack of a relief channel* kept me from rolling my hips forward, so I hunched over.

On to the next. Now, what to do with the Regal...

*(sounds like a euphemism for an open sewer
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Old 03-31-21, 08:45 PM
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First test of alternative saddle for the Battaglin - white San Marco Regal. Big thumbs down. COULD NOT get comfortable. Seemed to accentuate the harshness of the ride, plus lack of a relief channel* kept me from rolling my hips forward, so I hunched over.

On to the next. Now, what to do with the Regal...

*(sounds like a euphemism for an open sewer
My issue with the Regal is that it's too wide for me.
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Old 03-31-21, 08:47 PM
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But, I'm going to see if it will work for the next iteration of the Schwinn.
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Some of it is so smooth you could ride a gravel bike or even a road bike with the right tires. Other parts are sketchy even on my enduro bike with 2.8 tire. I couldn't find a picture of the loose rocks near the bottom but they are a challenge. There are lots of rocks that don't move, too, making pedal strikes a concern.
Yeah that's pretty chunky.

Kind of the same around here but not as bad - it's a lot like this. It can be really smooth dirt but then at other times it will be just littered with baby heads and other smaller rocks.

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Old 03-31-21, 09:41 PM
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Yeah that's pretty chunky.

Kind of the same around here but not as bad - it's a lot like this. It can be really smooth dirt but then at other times it will be just littered with baby heads and other smaller rocks.

*not my pictures*
Those look like fun trails! fwiw some people go fast on rocks with hardtails. Not me, though I did have a steel Nishiki hardtail that had a really nice ride. The frame broke at the chainstay/dropout junction.
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Old 04-01-21, 03:50 AM
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A friend broke his frame and it took a long time to sort out if they were going to warranty it, or he would have to buy a new bike so I offered to let him use my CAAD5 on the condition that he NOT race it and just use it to keep in shape. Montrose ride was approved. He had it for 5 months, raced it and crashed in a race, scratching it up and putting a deep gouge in the fork. He also swapped parts around and when I got it back it wasn't rideable because the drivetrain was mis-matched.

I offered to sell it to him cheap, I would have taken $200, but he wouldn't buy it. We weren't close friends and after that we weren't friends.
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We wondered, but she hasn’t been anywhere cold (except for the Big Freeze, but she had the condition at least a month earlier).

Her primary care and dermatologist have ne clear explanation.

We’ve been wondering if she had an otherwise asymptomatic case.
Doesn’t always take much, but yeah, not chilblain country.
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What an embarrassment of riches.
Careful..your jealous is showing.
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Planting season is at least a month away.
What you planting? Mrs BD hasn't issued any directives suggestions yet.
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Those look like fun trails! fwiw some people go fast on rocks with hardtails. Not me, though I did have a steel Nishiki hardtail that had a really nice ride. The frame broke at the chainstay/dropout junction.
I'm not one of them either, hell I've only ridden tubeless front and rear for maybe one and a half seasons. The front tire is tubeless ready but the rear isn't so it took some doing to get a reliable enough seal. It makes it more difficult to get through stuff like that when you've got to keep your pressure up enough to not pinch flat.

Since now I'm running full tubeless and dropped the pressures a bit, riding has gotten a bit easier. Although one of the last times I was cleaning things up I found a pretty decent dent in the rear wheel, so I guess I still have some work to do figuring out the appropriate pressure

Or maybe I'm just not a good MTB rider
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Be careful out there on the internet today, folks.

It's always such a silly place around this time of year...
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
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(Sigh) yeah, me too. 3" last night. I went to Lowes around 8pm for more paint...naturally. There was nothing @ that time. I finished painting the Foyer and while putting tools away I noticed I was looking at snow, around 11:45pm or so.
Was a complete and total shock. I heard nothing about snow on weather reports/news etc. I should have taken a picture.
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