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Find a Trail / Re: red river gorge
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:46:16 AM »
the Climbers coalition has been trying to work with mountain bikers for years to get some stuff moving,  Last I heard they had got some $$ to build imba spec trail.

I don't know what they've built,  when I lived in lexington, I tried to ride there,  it seemed like every trail ran along a ridge line and ended in a cliff.  Not good for mountain biking at all.

I was wondering the same last time i was down there climbing.  It does have the potental for some of craziest skinnys in the this part of the country.

Rants and Raves / Blind Biker
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:24:04 AM »
I was going to submit this as a reply to the Team CF thread but I think it deserves its own thread.  If you think that film will motivate you how about this guy also I think I found my new favorite cyclist.

Bobby McMullen

Also after reading about him he makes Lance look like a total wuss. 
Hes had/got
loss of his vision
kidney failure
years of dialysis
two kidney/pancreas transplants
open-heart surgery

He competes nationally in skiing and DH mountain biking.

There's too many videos to really post just one.

This is a video of him describing how it is like for him on the bike

This is also a great representation of how I see as well and has given me some ideas as I never have thought guiding while mtbing to be possible.  It seems to be alot better than trying to memorize every little detail in a trail or having to stop continously to try and scout the route ahead.  Im shocked that I hadn't heard about this guy sooner as Ive looked into DH/XC racing myself. I didnt know about this guy till I read the American printing house for the blind post about him.

Rants and Raves / Re: screen name
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:42:04 AM »
It really was kinda just a random choice I made back in the early 2000s but Ive always like harry as a name

loved the paint in the car tires idea. It's the reason I won't go tubeless  ::)
I need to watch that scene.

Yeah, and Red Green makes MacGyver seem like such an amateur. What he can do with duct tape should be an inspiration for us all...
MacGyver isnt even in the same league as Red as most of his stuff wouldnt work in real life; most of reds seem to be actually workable solutions .

Its Tim from shamrock cycles 
I heard about it as well and know a bunch of people were looking to see if they could find the car that hit it.  If the neighbor has any infomation he should contact TIm if he hasnt already to help in locating the driver.

Tech Bench / Re: Stupid questions?
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:09:49 AM »
On the shifters it would work but not as well as it should.

Now the deraileur would work if its a shimano as the shifter choses the spacing between cogs. Sram wont work as the deraileur is indexed.

Ive seen early gray xtr deraileurs used on 8, 9 and 10 spd drivetrains. 

Heck I have a friend running a 10spd 7900 dur ace deraileur I gave him on his trek 1200 that is 9 spd.

Tech Bench / Re: Central Indiana wheel builders
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:01:42 AM »
I dont know about the quality of the build but the head mechanic builds them up at REI castleton for $33 per wheel.   Also I thought Scott @ ICS was up to $50 now for his builds?

On a side note I really want to learn to build myself but I dont have a tensioniometer yet and I cant convince Doug to teach me as its one skill I don't have yet.

Rants and Raves / Re: Mountain Biking and Ham Radio(Amateur Radio)
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:49:42 PM »
W1YNX here

I'm a extra class but not much of a mtbr till I get a new mtb as a cx bike wouldnt handle a lot of riding I like. 
Also study for your general as you get a free chance to take the next level if you pass.   It'll be easy as the general is mostly op procedures.  The extra consist mostly of electronic circuitry.

I'll have to find the slides I used for my general but I think it was k3do.

Im going to have to pull myself off the schedule as just working the track for a hour had caused my eye to get irritated.  Hopefully maybe monday or next sunday i can help out

Im wondering if alex is going to need help this year with the build

Actually Im going to have to take my name off the list for right now as Im have emergency eye surgery and may not be able to make it to the show.

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO finally this is announced.  I was about to post a thread asking about it. 

I am soooo doing it again and hopefully if alex needs help the thursday before I will be there for the building as well.

This event is a lot of fun and I always look forward to it.  I have personally seen kids that are barely able to ride a bike get off the track and you can tell they will be begging their parents for one soon.   You will get a workout with the little ones I can agree with jason on that as you end up running a lot but that's part of the fun of the event. 

 One word of warning is bring a multitool for seat adjustments and something to drink as it can get dusty working the track. 

Riding on Pavement / Re: Longest climb
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:30:13 PM »
I know the steepest has to be off in the subdivision near Scribner middle school in new Albany.  It's measured 29-30% on my garmin 

Rants and Raves / Re: For those running tubeless...
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:00:11 PM »
A few seasons back I was swapping tires, and wondered how the heck a sweetgum burr got inside my tire. When I picked it up, I realized it was coagulated Stan's.   :P

I should've taken my own advice.  I got a flat last week at Ft Ben. The Stans in my rear tire looked like coffee as it spewed out.  I put a tube in it and finished my ride.  When I got home, I took the tire off and rinsed it out, then re-mounted it with a fresh dose of Stans (6 oz!).  It sputtered where it was punctured, but I crossed my fingers and let it sit overnight with the hole at the bottom of the tire.  ...Still had 60psi in it the next morning!  Dropped the pressure to 32, and have been riding it for 10 days so far.  (I hope I didn't jinx myself...!)
Mark,  Why in the world are you putting 60psi in a tubeless setup? You are lucky that your garage did not end up looking like a porno scene gone wrong.

So running 50psi in a cross tire is bad?  Also arent you supposed to seat the tire pior to adding stans thru the valve?

Events / Re: Free pump track build training!
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:59:07 AM »
I would be able to help on thursday as well if needed?

Find a Ride / Re: Indy Indoor BMX
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:59:31 AM »
Depends. If they had rental bikes available (only have a trailbike for the moment, trying to track down a suitable DJ/Park frame) or they tolerate full-suspension mountain bikes id be in.
If its the place that used to do it than you could ride a FS on MTB night.  I did on a 5.5in travel canondale and was maybe too rough when trying to jump there, but i also rode in road jesrey and shorts as well but with a full face helmet.   It was tons for fun for the few times i was able to go but wouldnt pay the membership fee to go 7 was enough for what it was.

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