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  1. 2manyhobbies

    2019 MTB log

    That looks sweet! Met a friend at FFD for a short ride Sunday. Had a good ride, but it was pretty icy. Definitely needed studded tires.
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    Can you manual?

    It's interesting how he breaks it down into a "trail" manual and a "street" manual. I have the trail manual down good enough for trail riding. What I want to do is the street manual, but that continues to elude me.
  3. So, I've been trying to learn how to manual for more than a bike length and I have to say I'm not getting any better. I looped out earlier this season and ended up going down hard on my a** and bending my derailleur hanger. Until yesterday, I've been pretty quick to get on the rear brake because of that. Yesterday, I was getting a bit bolder until I started to loop out again. I grabbed a fingerful of rear brake and ended up pitching myself OTB Now I've got a serious case of road rash on my elbow and knee. In retrospect, I should have been wearing my pads. Can you manual for any significant distance? If so, how long did it take you to get proficient?
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    Basic clothing questions

    +1 on Kinco, though I'm partial to the 1927KW. Can't beat the price or the warmth in my opinion.
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    2019 MTB log

    This is central NH. I think southern NH lost a lot of snow. We were down in Durham, NH last night for the hockey game and they definitely have a lot less snow than we do. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Ryan's Beer Thread

    I really like the Trapp Helles. This Allagash is really good, but 9.2%! One and done. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Ryan's Beer Thread

    Another great tripel! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    2019 MTB log

    Trails are in incredible shape right now...a few icy spots, but mostly, crunchy, firm goodness! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. The late snow meant most of the trails around here have been too wet to ride, until this week. Got out for a couple of rides: 7 miles at Franklin Falls on Tuesday. Nice and dry except for a pond covering the Jeep road in the middle of the park. 6 miles at Boston Lot on Friday. Trails were in surprisingly good shape. This place is such a great place to ride. Miles and miles of old school New England tech...lots of roots and rock gardens. Black flies are out in full force. No DH for me until Memorial Day. Slow start to the season for me, but things should start picking up now.
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    Little Vertigo

    Holy $h|t! That's a good example of why you look where you want to go and not where you don't!
  11. My son: "Dad, can I build a rail for the yard?" Me: "Sure" He enlisted the help of a friend and found a plan on YouTube. I bought the materials and supervised power tool usage. Not a bad little project. VID_20181129_163723.mp4 VID_20181129_163848.mp4
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    Backyard rail

    Yeah, that's something we thought about, but luckily we have that drop in from our driveway. My son was actually thinking of putting the rail out in the middle of the yard but realized how much work it would be to build a run in to it that would give him enough speed to get up onto the rail. Nice! The warm up and r*** this past weekend caused an open spot right in the landing so our rail is closed until we get more snow or my son moves some from another part of the yard.
  13. That climb towards the end is just sadistic! It's supposed to be a downhill
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    Backyard rail

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    Backyard rail

    He and his friend built it last Saturday. He's been on it every day since. He's actually having friends over tonight for a rail jam [emoji846] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Snowmaking Window

    I just dropped off some gear at the Okemo swap and they had guns going top to bottom.
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    Stupid World Record

    Details about the bike: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/heres-the-fastest-bike-in-the-world.html
  18. Now that we've lost an hour of light, I'm starting to look at getting a lighting set up for winter riding. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm definitely going with helmet and handlebar lights. I'm thinking I want to stick with wireless, but wired seems to offer a lot more lumens.
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    Light recommendations

    Thanks for the info. NiteRider is one brand that I've been looking at since they seem to show up in most of the 'best of' articles.
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    Music For Your Mood

    Went to see SCI at the Palladium Saturday night. Amazing performance! This was my first time to see a show at the Palladium. It's a great venue, but it was like a sauna.
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    2018 MTB Log

    This followed me home last week. Finally took it for a test ride yesterday, and I'm absolutely amazed at the traction! The trails were pretty damp yesterday, with a lot of wet leaves and slick roots. I decide to go with 8 PSI up front and 10 in back. I never spun the rear wheel once. If it were to ever become my daily driver in the warm months, I would definitely put a suspension fork on the front, but it still wasn't too bad. Kind of brought back memories of riding my '94 Cannondale Beast of the East, only with better traction, brakes, and drive train Can't wait to ride it in the snow!
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    Women of MTB

    Vaea Verbeeck
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    2018 MTB Log

    I don't know. My ass is still pretty sore In all seriousness, you're absolutely right. It did its job so well, I didn't realize how bad it was. The guy I was riding with mentioned I got my helmet pretty good, but I figured it was just scratched. I didn't see the actual damage until I took it off while waiting in the lift line. New 100% Status on order.
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    2018 MTB Log

    Took Friday off and rode at Highland. Perfect day for riding. Started pushing things a little too hard and had a good crash. Gear took the brunt of the fall, but I'm a little sore. Time for a new helmet. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app

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