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J_Edgar

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New bike I just finished building, Jamis Hardline on 29s
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jon coleman

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have chance to get a ' haro' mnt bike, full susp, those bigger wheels, nice & new, are they any good??
 

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racing bug is biting, always thought of mountain bike racing, is my rock hopper any good?, no suspension class?, vintage cls,?and the Big question ,age classes?thanx.best race org place to start?
 

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racing bug is biting, always thought of mountain bike racing, is my rock hopper any good?, no suspension class?, vintage cls,?and the Big question ,age classes?thanx.best race org place to start?

The Quick n' Dirty races in Escondido are fun but they don't have a vintage class. And they only do them in May-June. For beginner men they have 16-36, 37-48 and 49+. It's 2 laps on a 4.5 mile course. It's not a very rough course but the Hard Rock with no suspension probably wouldn't be ideal. If you get that Newer Haro you mentioned you would be all set.
 

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I just gave up mountain biking for the time being after a big crash in June, Hopefully I will be back one day. I had an older Santa Cruz Blur 4X, super fun bike
 

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is there still gonna be mnt bike racing?, doggonit, i got the racing bug bad and im broke!, oh well,
 

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is there still gonna be mnt bike racing?, doggonit, i got the racing bug bad and im broke!, oh well,

Hopefully again soon. MTB racing is cheap compared to desert racing if you already have a bike.

I raced the California Mountain Bike Series at Vail Lake in Temecula at the end of February and intended to do their race March 15th but didn't ride enough in-between races and it rained a ton that week of the race. And I thought they were going to cancel because of C-19 but they ended up racing... It was a 7 mile loop XC race. I got 1st at that first race but there were only two of us in the category I was in LOL. I did an extra lap to see how I would place in the next higher category and I would have been 3rd out of 10. I'm looking forward to the Quick n' Dirty Thursday night series at Lake Hodges in Escondido May/June.

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are we sandbagging?, im gonna enter lowest class because ive Never raced a bicycle officially, plus im ' out of shape' too..
 

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are we sandbagging?, im gonna enter lowest class because ive Never raced a bicycle officially, plus im ' out of shape' too..

If you compare it to me racing in the 90's then yes I was sandbagging. I'm definitely not in the same shape I was back then. Trying to get back close to it though LOL.
I've done some gravel bike rides with a local brewery and there are guys older than me that have way more endurance. It's crazy to see and motivating.
 

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The bike industry has always pissed me off. It's getting so hard to maintain an older bike since the 27.5 and 29 evolution. Got a lyrik and a 36 talas that I cant find any service kits for. Stupid tires are getting hard to get also. I know covid has decimated all the lbs near me and stock is just trickling in. /rant
 

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The bike industry has always pissed me off. It's getting so hard to maintain an older bike since the 27.5 and 29 evolution. Got a lyrik and a 36 talas that I cant find any service kits for. Stupid tires are getting hard to get also. I know covid has decimated all the lbs near me and stock is just trickling in. /rant

For tires there’s a guy in Europe that is making a vintage style 26x2.125 tire. The reviews from people in the vintage MTB groups on Facebook that I’ve seen are good. I’d like to order a couple sets for bikes I have but I’m not sure how shipping would be right now.

There’s a suspension shop here in Oceanside. Might be worth checking with them on service kits.
Garage Works Suspension
318 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 966-1048
 
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Last month the Quick n Dirty race series put on a Strava based race where they gave you a time frame that you can ride the course as many times as you want. It was a 34 mile course at Lake Hodges in Escondido and there were 5 segments on the course that were timed. The total of the segments was only about 5-6 miles but you had to ride the entire course for it to count. Cool concept during a time they aren’t allowed to put on races with everyone there at once. I rode it once by myself then did it again with a friend a week later. There was a big 2 mile climb at the end of the course that really sucked in the heat. It wasn’t as hot the second time and both of us beat our times.

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That is a cool concept. Up here we have the Lemurian Classic race and it has been held at Whiskeytown Lake, but the Carr fire a few years ago swept through there and left a lot of dead standing trees and other hazards that have not been cleared up. Last year they limited entries and moved it to another area, now this year with covid they have institued this exact format. I had signed up to volunteer as a course worker but when this change was made they didn't need them.

Oh, I'll keep my strava hidden after looking at that!
 
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