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Tech Bench / Re: What tires does everyone use around here?
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:51:09 PM »
Maxxis Ignitor up front and a Crossmark in back. I used an Aspen in back up until July of last year and liked it as well. The one I had was just getting a bit worn out.

Hate to get off topic, but which Little 5 team did you ride for?

Riding on Pavement / Re: Condition of greenways in Indy.
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:34:42 PM »
Canal Towpath from Illinois street south to 30th was great yesterday morning. Nice solid base since Citizens plows it. The current snow will add to that, but it should still be rideable, and it will likely get plow treatement by tomorrow. The Monon was completyely clear (before the snow) from downtown north to at least 52nd. An mtb should be fine to handle this new stuff. No idea about Fall Creek or the White River Trail between 30th and 10th.

Rants and Raves / Re: For all you fat bikers...
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:22:37 PM »
That was terrifying. Nice bike though.
Just got a fat bike last week and it is a blast. Hoping the snow at Ft. Ben/TR will melt or pack down a bit this week to allow some early morning riding this weekend. Weather could be iffy...

Tech Bench / Re: Cheap crappy fork
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:39:04 PM »
Crappy low end SR Suntours aside, does anyone have any experience with their higher end fork offerings? I'm not in the market now (my Rebas are doing fine), but they seem like decent enough forks. Seem to work well enough for Julie Bresset.

Just watched a youtube video of the Heaven and Hell section. The downhill looked fun although it was hard to judge how steep the "hell" part was on camera. It looked pretty rough and the rider was obviously working much harder and there seemed to be some tight hairpin turns on the way up as well. Definitely going to make a trip out there this spring.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« on: December 03, 2013, 12:50:35 PM »
I just know it was at least one hill too many.  That final climb up to the fire tower was misery. Epic course, although I am still undecided as to whether I should have ridden my mountain bike rather than cross bike.

Glad to hear everyone was in favor of the new route... course, you know we already have a few tricks up our sleeves to change things for next year....  ;-)

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:46:02 AM »
4800 ft for me.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »
I like it. It is quite a change.  At first glance it is more mountain bike friendly, but there is also more extended sections of pavement. Although I do hate that slog back up to the firetower. I need to go ride trails 20 and 21 on Sunday.
Can you post a report on 20 and 21 after you ride? I've never done those trails.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:38:45 PM »
I like a good mystery. Looks to me like we're attacking Combs Rd much earlier this year....like mile 14 or so. Of course my recognition of the elevation profile could be off too.

Town Run / Re: Night Riding Lights
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:24:13 PM »
I'm finalizing the event application now which I will run past the HMBA higher ups and then submit to Parks. Anyone have suggestions for the best days of the week? My weeks are so busy that Fridays actually work best, but I'd like to hear other suggestions.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:01:50 AM »
If I were a betting man, I would guess that any new singletrack route would include the Nebo Ridge singletrack in the out and back to Story.
It would be interesting to see if would be just halfway and jump back onto Combs Rd, or jump up onto Berry Ridge Rd (which  I think would include too much pavement) or if we would take it all the way to end for a short pavement section to the Maumee Bridge (which would be awesome)
Nebo would be cool. Maybe climb up Combs, cut across on the access trail to Nebo and then down to the Nebo parking lot? Neato.

Town Run / Re: Night Riding Lights
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:09:53 PM »
I spoke to Parks today and am working on some behind the scenes stuff and the event application. I'll post when details are more definite.

Brown County State Park / Re: ??? Using Maprika In Case Of Emergency
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:38:16 PM »
My wife and her friends were hiking at BCSP today and tackled Hesitation Point. Unfortunately, they misread the park map and thought HP was a loop. They found themselves at the HP/Aynes junction at around 4:15 as dusk was falling. Luckily my wife had seen a flier at the trail head which mentioned the Maprika app and downloaded it before they started their hike. The app helped them get oriented and they got back to the trailhead. So, kudos to Maprika.

Town Run / Re: Night Riding Lights
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:46:54 AM »
Made the call this morning to Parks and was referred to the Greenway Division since TRTP is technically a Greenway. Left a message and will update everyone when I hear back.

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