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MTB Pictures of your latest mountain bike ride

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram Hengeveld, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. arthur666

    arthur666 Senior Member

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    These new trails are soooo good. Smooth, fast+flowing with just the right amount of technical rocky sections to keep you on your toes. 8 miles on the road from my house makes a nice warm up. Left before 7am to beat the heat and July 4th crowds. One of the few times I was glad to have 5am insomnia.
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    Purpose built for mountain biking, and it's obvious when you ride them.
    Ended up with 23 miles total, about 10 on trails.
     
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  2. Jan Larsen

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    With perfect weather for a long time now, I decided to visit one of the nearby trails. Second time here, I snapped some photos while riding around :)

    The trailhead which featured both the mtb trail (next to the big sign) aswell as running/walking/horse trails. This place has a bit of everything for every outdoor person.
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    A typical view of the trail which snakes its way through the large forest, here its right before a small downhill section.
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    Basically the same here as above, just in the other end of the forest.
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    Some transport bits here aswell which had nice views on either side and a perfect opportunity to get a breather. Hot though with no wind.
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    This little hill was a hidden black, short, 40 degree descent. It intimidated me whilst looking at it, but since the ground was soft, I decided to try it out since crashing would be relatively painless. Thankfully I made it and redid it several time trying to learn braking and weight shifting technique. Good fun!
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  3. arthur666

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    Looks like some good fast singletrack there.
     
  4. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Senior Member

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    Yep, it is. Mostly XC stuff, but a few good trail features too.
     
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  5. arthur666

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    Another rail-trail excursion. Went to Virginia again, but almost got rained out. Was glad my family agreed to ride on a damp, cold gray afternoon with me. They agreed it was worth the chill to have the trail mostly to ourselves. About 17 miles out and back, with a nice cozy BBQ restaurant hot lunch as the destination.

    Tight squeeze for all the gear and luggage
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    Original train. Stopped running in 1977. Hard to believe it was that recent.
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    She's glad I have fenders!
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  6. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld Senior Member

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    Seriously good looking bike that is
     
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  7. Flaviu

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  8. dazzyb2k3

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    Such a beautiful and interesting ride. Nice one Arthur!
     
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  9. arthur666

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    Trying out my new crank situation, enjoying some nice Autumn color.

    Went to a new Shimano XT crank to:
    1. go to a smaller chainring and lower my range overall. From 32t to 30t. Slight but noticeable.
    2. save some weight. The Shimano Zee crank that was on there will make a nice a boat anchor.
    Installed a Wolf Tooth 30t Narrow/Wide.
    Also noticed the little more clearance over the logs, so yay.
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    Not sure why Shimano feels they need to change bolt patterns every 4 months, but whatever.

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