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  1. My first non-alcoholic IPA. Surprised that it's actually pretty good. Similar in flavor to other session IPAs. I also picked up some Sip 'o to balance it out [emoji846] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. Incredible locations and riding! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  3. Yikes! What'd you hit? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. Sorry. Just saw this. Looks like you figured it out. Not sure where you parked, but we parked down by 118. Next time we're going to park in the lot up the road from there. Local beer? I think you have to bring it yourself [emoji846] Not much of anything in Dorchester. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  5. I don't think the D Acres trails are part of Green Woodlands, but you can access Green Woodlands from D Acres and vise versa.
  6. Haven't posted in a while because I haven't really gone anywhere new until today. My son and I went to Green Woodlands in Dorchester for the first time. It's an amazing trail system. The amount of work that has gone into these trails is pretty amazing and they don't charge a penny to use them. The Norris Hill trail is as good as any park DH trail and is an absolute hoot to ride. It's definitely worth the climb. There's over 50 miles of trails in the system. We'll definitely be going back to explore more.
  7. We started house renovations when we got back from Stowe, so I've only been out once since then Good news is I went from this $h!t: To this: All the major work should be done tomorrow, so hopefully back to riding this weekend. And I did get to see Phish last weekend!
  8. Annual trip to Stowe. My 15 year old son is officially faster than me. He beat me to the top of Cady Hill and the Trapp cabin and back down the hill at both. I guess it was just a matter of time [emoji846] Scared (and scared by) a pretty f'in big black bear on the way down Growler at Trapp's. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. Holy carp! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  10. Made my way over to Suicide 6 Bike Park for the first time this weekend. This place is great! It's more natural than bike parky. They have 3+ trails. A green, blue, and a black that has a few different options for getting down the hill. Every berm that they've built is pretty much perfect. The green trail is really the only buffed out trail, but it has a lot of fun little side features here and there that makes it a perfect trail for riding with someone just getting into the sport. The blue trail has lots of nice berms with a couple of small table tops, a small step up, and lots of places to create your own doubles. It gets down to nice single track for most of the sections between berms. The black trail was definitely my favorite. Steep, tight switchbacks, crazy off camber traverses, roots, and rocks made it a hoot to ride. There are a couple of drops on the black trail that have B-lines around them and a big table top at the end that has two options that are rollable. One of the coolest things on the black trail is they've opened up a glade. It provides all kinds of different lines to choose from as you ride through it. Most of the trails intersect at various places as you ride down so you can create a bunch of different variations for getting down the hill. I think it's better suited to a long travel trail bike or enduro. I found myself wishing for my trail bike on some of the tighter sections on the black trail. This place is definitely worth checking out and you'll pretty much avoid any crowd. The other bonus is you can hit Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock after for beers and incredible food.
  11. Hindsight is 20/20, but did you see if it could be replaced under warranty the first time it failed? I broke the shaft of my Rock Shox Kage two years after I bought my DH bike, and SRAM replaced it with an upgraded one for no charge. Simply riding at a park shouldn't matter. I've ridden my trail bike at Highland, Burke, Killington, and Sunapee (due to the broken Rock Shox) and never had any issues with the Fox shock on it. I'm not a small guy (i.e. I'm fat) or the smoothest rider either. Having said that, I would say buy a new shock if the company won't repair it for free or at least at a reduced price. You can get a pretty nice Fox Float Factory on Jenson USA for less than $400. What derailleur is this? Looking at the specs of that bike, it seems that it came with either a SRAM X9 or Shimano XT depending on the spec. If it's SRAM, they are notoriously noisy compared to Shimano. I've had SRAM derailleurs on my DH bike (Original X9, upgraded to GX DH 7 speed), and while reliable, they are definitely not as smooth or quiet as the SLX and XT set ups I've had on my trail bikes. The other thing you mentioned is it's a ghetto 1x. It could be because the chain ring and cassette aren't aligned properly. You could try playing around with some crank spacers to align it better.
  12. This popped up in my news feed: https://dcist.com/story/19/05/29/the-longest-indoor-ski-slope-in-north-america-may-come-to-the-landfill-in-lorton/
  13. Got a couple rides in over the long weekend. Did a trail ride in Lebanon Saturday and hit Sunapee on Sunday morning. Sunapee was a bit disappointing since they only had three trails open, but it was better than doing yard work They only had Dirt Serpent, Half-pipe, and Out-n-Back open. According to one of the trail crew, the other trails are still pretty wet and will need some TLC before they can open them up.
  14. What app is this that you're using to track your total distance?
  15. It's a fun place to ride. No epic climbs or super technical riding, just fun, flowy trails.

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