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Is this on the north or south side of the damn/sag?
Most is north currently, but some is south. It will eventually comprise a full loop of singletrack around the dam.

Brown County State Park / Re: 2016 Epic routes
« on: September 22, 2016, 01:04:18 PM »
Is there any information available for the 25,50,75,100 mile routes for the epic? Maps, included trails, sag stops, etc
This info does not get released until the Epic event because in the past, the route has followed segments of trail that were not open on any other day of the year.

I am making the maps this year (as I have for the past few years) based on the routes that Paul has chosen for the event. My maps are not finished yet.

Tech Bench / Re: PSA: Keep your carbon wheels away from exhaust flow!
« on: September 22, 2016, 01:00:49 PM »
Yet another case I can cite to people. Some cars are def worse than others. BMW suv's have tailpipes in a pretty terrible location, and I saw a set of destroyed Zipp wheels locally from it

General Trail Information / Re: Schooner Trail at BCSP
« on: August 14, 2016, 07:29:12 PM »
Noooooooooo don't touch Schooner. Keep it gnarly and rough.

General Trail Information / Re: Passes, no passes, gate fees...
« on: August 09, 2016, 04:34:14 PM »
As a bicycle retailer I will say that it is pretty confusing trying to explain to a customer what is required to ride the bike they just bought.
Want to check out Yellowwood? No pass required. But if you get into HNF, HNF trail tag required.
BCSP? You have to pay a gate fee, AND have a state park ride pass, but only if you're on certain trails. "But that pass work for all IN state parks???" "so I use THAT pass for Yellowwood?" "No, no, that's a state FOREST, not state PARK, no pass needed there." "Oh okay, 'forest,' so the HNF tag works there?" "No, that's NATIONAL forest, not STATE forest..."

I think this should be made "easier." I have a friend from out of state but that is in IN frequently for work and makes fun of "us" for this.

Or maybe HNF could get some $$ from the park trail passes to produce some sort of color-coded map of the state indicating what is needed where.

Three (relevant) government entities:
State PARK (many properties with trails)
State FOREST (fair number of properties with trails)
National Forest (really only one property with trails, Hoosier National Forest)

State Parks require: Lots of fees. Just to ride, Gate Fee + DNR Trail Pass.
State Forests require: fewer fees. To ride, DNR Trail Pass.
National Forests require: fewer fees. To ride, National Forest Trail Pass.

It is not that difficult to figure out. But Hoosiers have notorious difficulties understanding the differences between land management agencies, IME.

That creek along combs flows most of the year. Salt creek is prob most reliable. Though I would not be opposed to drawing from one of those wildlife watering holes if I had a good filter, either.

I have filtered from salt creek along blue creek rd, and it is fine.

I have also hauled up to 6L of water in 2 3L bladders at once, too. It works.

You can also utilize water caches like hikers on the knobstone trail use. Just stash jugs of water at trail/road crossings before your trip.

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: WTB: I am looking for wtb pure v
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:46:37 PM »
What width? The old pure v only came in one width, but as of last year, I think, nearly all wtb saddles come in multiple widths

Most excellent to hear about these updates! Thanks everyone for submitting comments!

Membership / Re: Forum status...
« on: May 23, 2016, 10:17:34 PM »
That is done by an admin. AFAIK, that was done once by manually cross referencing membership rolls and registered emails here on the forum and not again since.

Brown County State Park / Re: Bridge On Bobcat
« on: May 17, 2016, 03:07:34 PM »
so far out of everything on Bobcat, that tight bridge is my nemesis. My bike is long, and I have been unable to get a comfortable approach to the bridge yet. So I wind up walking it.

Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: May 15, 2016, 04:38:31 PM »
A tree JUST fell on HP. Guy in front of me saw it come down about 20ft in front of me. This is just up the hill from the foundation.

Not exactly associated with the lessons from other weekends, but one of the women coaches in this film project was probably running at least some of the skills clinics on other weekends.

Headline item is a DT Swiss Tricon XM1550 26er wheelset with extras.
This wheelset came on the 2010 Santa Cruz Blur my wife bought used in 2013. She upgraded to a wheelset with wider carbon rims and I9 hubs in 2015. These were going to be "spares", but she has authorized me to sell them to clear out some stuff from the basement.

Centerlock Disc rotor interface
UST tubeless compatible
Front wheel rebuilt with new spokes by DT Swiss facility in CO in 2014.
Rear wheel replaced by QBP with a "tech demo" wheel also in 2014.
737g front, 850g rear
$1295 MSRP

DSCF2660 by Nate, on Flickr

- Update: I will be including DT Swiss RWS thru-bolts. I have new ones on the way for my wife's bike so I can include the originals.
- Tubeless valve stems
- DT Swiss 6 bolt rotor to Centerlock hub adapters with DT Swiss and Shimano lockrings so you can use whichever rotors you want
- Upgraded 36t star ratchet (installed in rear wheel)
- 2 sets of stock 18t star ratchets
- small parts kit, incl replacement spokes and nipples
- Park spoke wrench to fit splined nipples at rim side
- rim strips which have never been used - we used these tubeless without the strips no problem. All these parts came with the bike when my wife bought it, so I'm passing it all along to the buyer. I even have the little cards that came with them telling you the name of the builder at DT Swiss.

I have more pics if you want them. Decals on the original front rim are fairly beat up, but the rims themselves are solid. Rear rim has "tech demo" engraved near valve stem, but only has 2 summers of use.

Asking $500 for these. Really nice lightweight wheelset you can race on.

Also available:

Shimano FC-R553 10spd road triple crankset
130/74 bcd
170mm arms
Available set up as a 1x with a 46t stainless Sugino chainring with red ano shorter chainring bolts
Original chainring bolts for triple chainrings included.
Asking $25

DSCF2655 by Nate, on Flickr

Origin8 aluminum 130bcd 42t chainring
lightly used
Asking $10

DSCF2652 by Nate, on Flickr

Retroshift/Gevenalle CX1V drop bar levers for long pull brakes. *SOLD*

Shimano SLX 9spd M662 GS medium cage rear derailleur *SOLD*

Tech Bench / Re: got a new ride. but im clueless.
« on: May 03, 2016, 08:58:29 PM »
The bolt holds the lowers on.

The plastic knob is the rebound adjuster. There should be a sticker on the back of the fork leg that tells you which direction makes rebound faster (rabbit) or slower (turtle).

IIRC, Suntour uses a plastic tab that looks that way. Most higher priced forks use a red ano knob for rebound. My Rockshox fork has a red knob.

Fantastic 4 / Re: Bikepacking Nebo and Hickory Ridge
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:29:01 PM »
So. if  I understand correctly from reading DNR's website, you can camp anywhere along the trails in HNF?

If the DNR has any information about regs on HNF, it's out of professional courtesy. They don't set the regs on HNF land. That's USFS jurisdiction. Federal rules apply, and they're the same as for backpackers. Keep your distance from water, roads, and the trail itself when choosing a campsite (though there are plenty of noncompliant spaces, those rules also exist for public health reasons so it's a good idea to comply whether there's enforcement or not).

DNR does set rules for places like state forests. Which do permit backcountry camping (Yellowwood is in play). Again, same rules apply to bikepackers as to backpackers, AFAIK.

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