I went for a ride today, here are some pictures (old)


#5381

Gonna be hard moving anywhere that doesn’t have 40 miles of single track 5 minutes from my front door


#5382




Spent the last week exploring the outer banks and was able to bring the bikes. Such nice riding and spent the whole week sleeping in our new Big Sky tent. Also attempted to ride fireroads in the national park but after a mile they just turn in a foot of soft sand.


#5383

Ooh outer banks! I think that’s …near? Richmond? I’m still figuring out the lay of the land for easy weekend trips here.

It looks like you all had fun!


#5384


it is currently “PERFECT” bike season in portland rn


#5385

this was right before i double pinch flatted


#5386

had a weekend dirt road bonanza in MA/VT (D2R2 country)







#5387

oh man had so much fun going down salzman on 28mm tires with like 20 lbs of shit on the front of the radlawn. kept pumping them up hoping I’d stop bouncing off the rims: eventually it worked but then they were too hard for fun.


#5388

All these pictures are great.


#5389

[quote=jdsmooth]had a weekend dirt road bonanza in MA/VT (D2R2 country)


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Real stout ponies out there


#5390

Looks like 3-ish hours from you.
See lots of OBX stickers on cars here at Penn State and all I can think is, ‘yeah, you are pretty obnoxious.’ Took a few years for me to actually figure out what it meant.


#5391

oh man had so much fun going down salzman on 28mm tires with like 20 lbs of shit on the front of the radlawn. kept pumping them up hoping I’d stop bouncing off the rims: eventually it worked but then they were too hard for fun.[/quote]

yeah, there’s nothing like a slightly fast rutty rocky descent and the inimitable sound of the air releasing from your front tire


#5392

Looks like 3-ish hours from you.
See lots of OBX stickers on cars here at Penn State and all I can think is, ‘yeah, you are pretty obnoxious.’ Took a few years for me to actually figure out what it meant.[/quote]

YEah, it goes hand in hand with “Salt Life” bumper stickers around here. Seems like a mix of assholes and affable Jimmy Buffett types are real into that general vibe.


#5393

Used to go down to OBX for summer vacation every year as a kid. Never considered going back till seeing those pics.


#5394

jdsmooth: got damn that Davidson is a nice bike.


#5395

Outer banks was cool, touristy except on Okracoke which is less so and more old fishing village kind of thing. Having to take ferrys to access the island helps limit the commercialism. I will say be prepared for insane winds. The first two days were fine but the last two days were 45 mph winds, enough that the sand would hurt as wind picked it up.


On the way back we wandered back through the Appalachians camping and hiking for a couple days on the way back. Had no idea Virginia had mountains like that!


#5396

Spring is here and the cutty singletrack commute options are getting filled out again.


#5397

[quote=kmcdon]https://i.imgur.com/RI4iU80.jpg

Spring is here and the cutty singletrack commute options are getting filled out again.[/quote]

HY, that looks pretty amazing. How much singletrack on the commute?


#5398

the commute itself is 17 miles, and if I pick carefully I can get maybe 3 miles of singletrack and an additional 5 of gravel.


#5399

Dang. That sounds super nice.


#5400

Dang that sounds awesome. I might get 200 yards if I’m lucky.