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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

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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

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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

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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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  10. arthur666

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    It's here! Daylight savings time so I have hours to ride after work, the pollen has lessened, the trails are dry...

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  11. Velo Wringer

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    That looks great. Daylight Drizzle here :p I will wait for the night :cool:
     
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  12. arthur666

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  13. Velo Wringer

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    :joy:
     
  14. Jan Larsen

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    Trails are perfect here, as is the weather, so the bike has already seen many many km's of riding :grinning:
    23 celcius in april...I love global warming.
     
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  15. Flaviu

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    The sun is here :) My first out ride. (Today is raining again). I will have my first race (edited: first race EVER) in 1st June http://tourdetur.ro/traseu/mtb-race/
    I have only 2 weeks until than :eek::sweat::scream:
    In weekend I took my son bike and start the preparation:
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  16. arthur666

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    Beautiful Summer scenery!

    Hey I just installed that same brass bell on my mtn bike.
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    Getting crowded on the trails lately, so a bell is nice to have.

    Though yesterday, the heat kept folks away. Barely saw anyone.
     
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  17. Flaviu

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    I DID IT !!!!
    My first ever race :) Amazing fun (except my mechanical incident, solved in 15-20 minutes). It was a 34,6 km with 935 m total climb. Did it in 4:10, best time was some profi with 1:50. From 180 participants I was on 89 (I'm very proud I finished the race)
    Totally another story than my road bike climb. If I will get a new bike I think I will participate to more of this.
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  18. Velo Wringer

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    Well done!
    Looks very slippery :laughing:
     
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  19. Flaviu

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    Very very very ... slippery. It is raining from 4 weeks now. But we have luck and in weekend was sunny and warm. It was a 3 hours time to get a finishing medal. This year the time was extended to 5 hours because of the muddy conditions.
     
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  20. arthur666

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    That looks brutal. Congrats on finishing.
     
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