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Last year, I think that three of the top four teams were Masters.  I know that 3rd and 4th place were. 

Brian, is this year going to include the same cemeteries as last year and the same general format?  Or are there plans to mix up format a bit?

Rants and Raves / GPS position sharing apps on rides
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:19:43 PM »

This is more of a general bike riding question than specific to mountain biking.  What apps for phones are out there that allow to share your position in real time (or close to it).  I do a lot of solo road riding, along with the occasional early AM solo mtb ride at BCSP.  It would be nice if there was a way for my partner to see where I am at, if I am still rolling or not, or if I have finished.  (Last week, I sent her a text after finishing a GG preride, but didn't realize for a half hour that it never went out.)  What apps do people use?  I am looking for something that is stand alone and hopefully won't completely drain the phone battery.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: sww park
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:01:20 PM »
The course was changed up this year to avoid people riding up the dedicated downhill. All trails are legal to ride.
Have fun!


Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: sww park
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:03:29 AM »
Stupid question: is it possible/allowed to pre-ride the course?  I seem to remember that the old course featured segments that were not usually open to bikes or that went opposite the required flow. 


Yes, the brown line is the fire road, currently used to get back up to Aynes.

Is there any plan to make the section of the fire road that connects the bottom of Bobcat to HP an "official" trail? I think it currently gets enough traffic that it is already well worn.


Tech Bench / Re: Can't get rear wheel centered
« on: April 29, 2016, 10:56:44 PM »
This may be a stupid question, but do you know if the rim on your rear wheel is properly dished, i.e. centered over the hub?  If you do not own a dishing tool (doesn't everyone?), your LBS could check it in about 10 seconds, but the usually the tire has to be off the rim.

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: FS: Avid Juicy 5 brake set and two Thudbusters
« on: April 27, 2016, 06:23:10 PM »
I will take the 27.2 thudbuster if you still have it.

Sold.  Sent PM

Buy, Sell, Trade / FS: Avid Juicy 5 brake set and two Thudbusters
« on: April 26, 2016, 11:16:45 PM »
It's time to start cleaning out the old bike junk box (mostly because I want to upgrade my mtb and I already blew my annual parts budget on a new road bike).

Avid Juicy 5 hydraulic brake set (f/r).  Includes levers and calipers.  No rotors.  Comes with a spare set of Avid pads and Matchmaker shifter mounts.  Well used but overall good condition.  $50

Thudbuster LT seatpost w/ Crudbuster.  26.8 x 410 mm.  Comes with three sets of bushings.  $40.

Thudbuster ST seatpost w/ Crudbuster. 27.2 x 350 mm.  Comes with three bushings.  $40.   - SOLD

Tech Bench / Re: Prescription cycling glasses
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:18:11 AM »
I also purchased Rudy Project sunglasses with the inserts. In my case, I purchased the complete kit which came with the frame, the prescription inserts, and five different sets of lenses for all different light conditions.  I've been riding and racing with them for several years and have been very pleased.  My only complaint is that the inserts tend to sit fairly close to your face.  This means that (for me anyway) tend to get more sweat on them than standard glasses.  That has been partly helped by trimming my eyebrows on a regular basis.  They also will fog up for me when racing in extremely humid conditions (think dew point of >75 F).

One other thing to consider is that if you have an FSA or HSA, these are covered as prescription eye wear. 


Buy, Sell, Trade / Dura-ace 11-28 11-speed cassette
« on: March 09, 2016, 10:03:07 PM »
Brand new Dura Ace 11 speed cassette, 11-28.   Asking $110

This is a take-off cassette from my new bike.  It's never even been ridden. 

Located in Columbus. PM me if interested


Rants and Raves / Re: New mtb fee
« on: January 26, 2016, 11:13:51 PM »

Is there not a fee for being extracted?  I would have thought so.  I know when doing motorcycle track days and racing many have insurance to cover an Ambulance/helo ride out.  (This was in West Virginia, so maybe IN laws don't make you pay your own costs?)   

I think if your doing something inherently dangerous such as MTB then you should eat the extraction costs for your injuries.  That said I'd rather pay $20/person/year than what I've heard most extraction costs are :)

Several years ago my partner had a bad accident on Aynes while riding alone, splitting open her knee and leaving her unable to ride or walk.  Fortunately, she was able to reach Alex by cell phone, who was working on Walnut that day.  He went to get the park rangers while another guy went to keep her company.  After a short while, they got her out with one of the Gators.  She was extremely apologetic and was hoping it didn't give a bad impression about mountain bikers.  The park ranger responded that this was nothing compared to what the horseback riders due to themselves.  Something about falling off of horses and compound fractures. 

So, it's all relative.  Yes, we may hurt ourselves but so can other park users. 

Obviously I amsigned up, but I amvery worried about the forecast for this weekend.  Rain and temps in the 40s does not sound like fun.

Brown County State Park / Re: Creek Crossings
« on: July 30, 2015, 07:12:22 PM »
It's not bad doing deep creek crossings when it is nice and warm, but it's a different story when it is cold (like below freezing) out.  It might be a good time to invest in a pair of Gore-tex winter mtb shoes.


Rants and Raves / Re: The dropper post: reinvented
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:09:22 PM »
I could see some shops buying some of the Shock Wiz and then renting them out to riders for a day.  Assuming it does what it is promising.


Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: Potato creek services
« on: June 14, 2015, 10:15:59 PM »
You could always go with this route.  http://www.coleman.com/product/5-gallon-camp-shower/2000014865?contextCategory=28170#.VX41FEYmmzs  We've used one like that (if not that one) at races before, and while they aren't perfect, they can get the job done.

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