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Old 04-15-2013, 05:30 PM
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Yeah but those turns are awkward for sure. I can say that because as a (former) trail builder I have made similar mistakes...
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:15 AM
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They have two halfpipe sections at this area, and both of them have the same thing. You come up and out of the halfpipe, make almost a u-turn on the level ground, then drop back into the halfpipe - at every turn. No way to keep speed up, and in fact you have to pedal out of it. I wish I could just carve from side to side. Still, they're cool, fun sections. In fact the entire area is pretty killer. Hard to believe you can get such great riding just a short drive from DC.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:43 AM
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very impressive riding in this video

http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/membe...34/bturman,109
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:39 PM
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Nothing but pouring rain here for the past week, so the trails will all be closed. So I've been practicing my other hobby. Sorry, forgot to bring my paper targets.

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What have I gotten myself into?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:37 AM
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Nice! Let me know how you find the dropper post. Im tempted to get one and want to hear a few more reviews.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:18 PM
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nice!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:22 PM
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Yesssssssssss.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:27 PM
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Sweet FSR! One of the best (if not the best) rear suspension designs.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:37 AM
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Bought a KS Lev dropper post yesterday. First impressions are great. Going to test it out tomorrow on the trails.
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How crazy is this ?

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Crazy.
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mine, just converted from 26" wheels to the in-between-size 650b (also called 27.5" but it's more like 27") wheels.

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mine, just converted from 26" wheels to the in-between-size 650b (also called 27.5" but it's more like 27") wheels.
Yeah, I've been thinking that's probably the ideal wheel size for me (5'10 and I like to ride technical stuff). My problem is that I have two really nice 26" bikes that no one will buy, because no one wants 26" stuff anymore, and I don't want to have a 6th bike (I have 5 now if you count all road and mountain bikes).

My other problem is that the rain never stops long enough for the trails to dry out, so at this rate I'll be on my road bike til Labor Day.
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I've been seriously considering looking into a 650b conversion for my bike, but I'm not sure I'd be able to run the tire size I want.
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