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Bob
Reply with quote  #76 
May ride my bike this afternoon if the weather is agreeable. Last weekend before the hunters get the woods
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Bob
Reply with quote  #77 
Shane and I did a nice Saxon Hill tour. We did New trail to Flow to the old stuff, Puke to Palmers then up top and down the long downhill. Returned on New Trail. A good 2 hours of pretty much non stop rolling. The old stuff is excellent, just enough traffic to keep it clean. Saw Chris Francis and his son on New Trail.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #78 
Riding Saxons in an hour, should be very nice in there. What a great resource this area is for out door recreation.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #79 
Awesome Ride!
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Chick
Reply with quote  #80 
Pretty amazing early November road ride yesterday. Paulsen and I made the 10 a.m. ferry out of Charlotte after driving down, then we cycled the 'dacks climbing and descending the many long hills that hug the lake's NY shore. We crossed the new Champlain Bridge at Chimney Point, wolfed down a home-cooked chicken and biscuit meal at The Bridge restaurant, and then rode a tail wind back to the Charlotte ferry dock. Sweet to finish the ride under the watchful eye of Mount Philo, my wedding site. Once home, I remained in my sweaty cycle gear to cook a "massaged kale salad".

Thank you, Jim Paulsen, for instigating and sharing another wonderful day to love life.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #81 
Sounds like a good Route, I like the Bridge restaurant. New York has some great roads that are in way better shape then Vermont roads. The whole area around Crown point/Port Henry/Etown is really nice in terms of nice paved rural roads with almost no traffic. We have a Gazetteer for New York which we use to navigate. We visit my mother in Schroon lake and take all kinds of different routes to get there.

I am currently devoted to riding in the woods away from cars and pavement. Something about rolling on single track keeps me coming back. I raked my big loop today in the rain. I took 90 minutes to rake what it takes 20 minutes to ride. Now we can move quietly with the leaves off the trail.

39 degrees and still raining a little.
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Renoldo
Reply with quote  #82 
So Saxon hill is still open despite the beginning of deer season. Lets go roll around a bit on sunday
!

Who is in?
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Bob
Reply with quote  #83 
Jon and I rode Saxon at 1pm. We climbed up to the top of Flow and then it started to rain, hard. We descended carefully and went home after about 40 minutes. I saw Stan's car at the GS lot. Looks like the he has returned from his trip.
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Stan
Reply with quote  #84 
Bob, Want to ride Saxon Thursday around 10? Or if you want to be a little more adventurous, meet at the gondola parking lot at 10 for a hike. 
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Bob
Reply with quote  #85 
Sorry Stan I picked up a cold. Laying low for a bit.
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Joe
Reply with quote  #86 
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We climbed up to the top of Flow and then it started to rain, hard



Get well boy. It serves you right, out riding in the cold rain. Too much hops doesn't help either.
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DP
Reply with quote  #87 
I hope to see you (Bob) in one of these soon... not in the US yet but we could order one from Europe for you.
http://www.hovding.com/en/how_it_works/

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Bob
Reply with quote  #88 
I saw that on the news tonight. ITs pretty cool but I hardly ever fall and I bet it would not work if you hit a tree on a bike. I think the most dangerous part of mountain biking is when you go fast right next to trees. If you miss your line you can hit a tree before you really change position much. It seems like this new helmet needs a twist to set it off. I think it would deploy after you hit the tree. I saw the example crashes and I bet on the street it would work
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Stan
Reply with quote  #89 
What a dummy, he didn't even put his hands out.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #90 
Well Bob and Stan rode Saxon this afternoon despite the onset of lead season. We rode new trail and flow to the top and then climbed to the top of Saxon hill. We rolled back and did the old trail back to the car.

Then Beth feed us a killer meal. Hmmmmmm that women can cook!

 I got a great deal on four mounted and balanced Hakas on nice clean Alloys. 400 bucks and the Saab is happy for this winter with new winter sneakers. Dregslist does have its deals if you are paying attention.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #91 
Rode Saxon again this morning at 9:30. Did two laps on the trails in the legal area. I went with Randy who was detoxing after last night. The trails were in great shape again. Dry dirt. The new DH trail is pretty interesting. I need to learn how to fly my bike.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #92 
We had  7 for a 1:00pm ride at Saxon Hill. We did the new trail to flow and up to the the old stuff. We did upper and lower Puke and climbed up through Palmers exit. Then some of us climbed to the top and descended the DH line. Others went around and others went down a new line. We all ended up in the lot drinking beer. The trails were frozen so incredible traction was there most of the time. A good 2hours out. Stan, Shane, Kurt, Jerome, Bill, Bob and Scott in attendance. No flats no mechanicals.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #93 
I came up with a new treatment protocol for injuries. Traditionally, it's been called RICE...Rest, Ice, Compression,and Elevation. My new treatment is called RIDE...Ride,Ice, Drink, Excellent!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #94 
Rode Saxon for a bit today with Stan. IT was 11 degrees but sunny so not to bad out. I did alright till my rear tube decided it liked being outside the tire better. Some issue with the tire, seems suddenly too big for the rim. I rode a good mile and then on the up rear tire bead just decided to not work. I had to hike it back to the car which didn't take all that long. Anyone want a 26.5" studded tire?

The riding by the way was pretty nice. Smoother then summer and you can ride right through the woods anywhere. Frozen solid every where. The Studs bite pretty well. I think I will make my own studded tires. New ones are 170 bucks each.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #95 
Here is my first home made studded tire. 206 sheet metal screws #6-3/8. I tried carpet felt as a tube isolator. Now that I did it its raining and there is no ICE. This assembly uses a worn out tire so its cheap. IT took about 90 minutes to pre drill every location from the outside and then apply the screws from the inside.

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Bob
Reply with quote  #96 
All Striped maples must die! This one pile with a little beech. I have another with about 100 trees limbed. I am on a binge to cut all the little shit down. It was near 60 yesterday, cutting wood in a tee shirt? I have skied over this spot three times this winter. It was like October out yesterday.

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jon
Reply with quote  #97 

Studs for the studs, clever new job opportunity.

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Joe
Reply with quote  #98 
Quote:
Here is my first home made studded tire


I'll take homemade bread any day. Glad to see you're keeping yourself occupied.......
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stan
Reply with quote  #99 
Not bad for your first set Bob. I'd probably add a center row. every 2nd or 3rd block.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #100 
I copied one of Jerome's layout patterns. I took pictures of two of his layouts so I could copy them. How often does the screw split the knob? Seems like a big screw for those knobs. Seems like there might be a different way get traction. I was thinking of some kind of cable chain set that had little crimps in the cable for grip. Something you could put on any tire in a minute or two. Like tractor chains but cables with spikes.
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