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  1. Group therapy thread

    Perfect weekend for getting on your bike and going for a ride in the woods. That's my therapy. Sent from my XT1080 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. Ford Sayre Ski Swap

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    Consignment:Friday, November 3rd, 6:00–7:30 pm andSaturday, November 4th, 9:00-11:00 amWe will not accept straight skis. Please make sure equipment is in good condition.
  3. Ryan's Beer Thread

    Stopped at Backyard Brewery on our way through Manchester last night. Food was pretty good and so was the beer. Brought home the Allergy Saison and Lazy Daze IPA. Saison is perfect for a summer day like today. Sent from my XT1080 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. 2017 MTB Log

    Look like perfect rides for e-bikes
  5. Upgrade day

    BTW, loved the power grips on my old pedals too I switched to flats about 10 years ago and haven't looked back.
  6. Upgrade day

    I swore by the Panaracer Smoke and Dart on all the bikes I owned until I switched to 27.5. I'd use them today if they made a 27.5 or 29 tubeless in modern widths. They still make them but only in 26x2.1.
  7. 2017 MTB Log

    I have about 390 miles... ...but at least half of that is lift assisted I much prefer flying downhill to grinding uphill.
  8. E bikes

    Me either, but I guess they're popular in Europe. I have yet to see one in person. Someone posted this video over on mtbr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR5TmRe-mjY Assuming the speedo is kph, the rider is doing about 30mph! That's not a bicycle. And now it looks like Yamaha is getting into it: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/yamaha-to-launch-their-own-emtb-lineup.html
  9. Can you manual?

    Cool. I may try that. I still suck and can't go for more than a bike length or two on good days.
  10. Fired from his part-time job as a paramedic http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/health/nurse-arrested-police-protocol/index.html
  11. Upgrade day

    Yeah, that's a lot worse than what happened to mine. I was able to straighten mine out enough that I could at least ride out.
  12. My family and I just spent a few days this past week in Camden, Maine. After doing some research on pinkbike and McNemba, my son and I decided we really needed to ride at the Snow Bowl. We ended up going twice. The first day, we primarily rode the main area, and the second day we explored the newer, Goose River area. The main area on the mountain, as you can guess, is a lot of climbing and downhill. We started the day by climbing the Red Trail. This is some serious, technical climbing. I have to say, it was mainly hike-a-bike for us. The combination of steepness and tech meant we spent more time pushing our bikes rather than riding. However, once we reached the top, we were treated with a ride down Dreadnaught. This is a really fun, flowy downhill trail with perfect berms and jumps. I would have loved to ride it more than once, but the climb up Red Trail was a one-and-done deal for us. We spent the rest of the time exploring the other "easy" trails on the main mountain. We finished by riding the techy G5 connector and Fitzy over to the Goose River area and taking the road back to the ski area parking lot. The next day, we decided to explore the newer, Goose River area. This area is slightly tamer than the main mountain, but I have to say there's still plenty of climbing and tech on these "easy" trails. For this ride, we parked at the ski area and took the road to and from the trail system. Once we got on the trails, we started by riding the perimeter and then spending the rest of the time exploring all the connector trails on the interior. Our favorite trails in this area were Drop Kick heading in, Goose Fat/Goose River in both directions, and Lollipop Loop in both directions. We saw plenty of flags to indicate they may be adding even more new trails to this area. The trails here are all classic, New England mountain biking with lots of rocks and roots, some punishing climbs, and ridiculously fun downhills. It's definitely worth bringing your bike or renting one to ride this system if you are in the area. We stopped at Maine Sport Outfitters to get a printed map ($2 donation) and some info on the trails. The guy in the shop was friendly and honest about the difficulty of the Red Trail climb, but correctly said it would be worth it for the ride down Dreadnaught.
  13. Upgrade day

    I went from 2x10 to 1x11 this year and can say I have not missed the other 9 speeds. There really hasn't been one time this season where I wished I had an extra chain ring.
  14. I have always thought the "rule" to yield to uphill traffic seemed backwards to me. If I'm grinding up a hill in my granny gear and I see someone coming from the other direction at warp factor 5, I tend to pull off to the side. It just seems like common sense to me and safer. It's a heck of a lot easier for me to stop than it is for the downhill rider. Well, it appears KT agrees with this.
  15. Upgrade day

    New shock finally showed up yesterday and got it installed tonight. Sent from my XT1080 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app

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