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  1. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    If it's only $500 I'd get the Bluto version. You...

    If it's only $500 I'd get the Bluto version. You really don't need the Bluto for riding only in snow but for frozen rutted trails which are common here in New England, it really smooths things out....
  2. Most models runs today have moved the storm...

    Most models runs today have moved the storm south, like very south. DC and south! Of course that could change.
  3. Thread: Bike Log 2016

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    Bike Log 2016

    11.3 miles 1325 ft vertical mountain bike. 3 rides , 29 miles so far in 2016.

    I bought a fat bike in November and I've been mountain biking again after a 20+ year hiatus. What a f**ing blast!...
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    Zero for me. Haven't even picked up my seasons...

    Zero for me. Haven't even picked up my seasons pass yet and haven't been to our place in VT since November. Got lots of mountain biking in though at home in CT this fall /winter.
    Will probably pass...
  5. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    Great bike at an incredible price, you'll love...

    Great bike at an incredible price, you'll love it!
    If I hadn't already bought the Night Train that's the exact bike I would have ordered.
    Have fun.

    If you don't already have them buy a low...
  6. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    I've been riding my new fat bike 2-3 days per...

    I've been riding my new fat bike 2-3 days per week since November. I'd rather ride than ski a WROD during the holidays. I'm very happy with my BikesDirect Night Train Bullet with Bluto fork. It was...
  7. Thread: What $hit show!

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    Exactly, even on a sellout day Deer Valley's on...

    Exactly, even on a sellout day Deer Valley's on trail crowds are probably much better than a normal Mt Snow weekend.
    Last time I skied there the lodges and just the easy over groomed trails near...
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    The new Ascutney trails website...

    The new Ascutney trails website is up.

    Fatbike fest is Feb 6

    Looks like a pretty good trail network is already mapped out
    Maybe we'll stop here to check it out on the way to Kingdom Trails...
  9. Thread: Help me decide

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    I do all my own work, I like working on bikes....

    I do all my own work, I like working on bikes. I've never brought any bike to a bike shop for repair, ever.
    I ordered the BikesDirect Night Train Bullet. The reviews are great , the specs are...
  10. Thread: Help me decide

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    Help me decide

    I finally went back out on a few mountain bike rides, my first time in over 18 years. I used my old 1994 Specialized Rockhopper A1FS, a relic or antique by todays standards.
    The first time was with...
  11. Thread: Bike Log 2015

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    Awesome area and trails, nice foliage too. This...

    Awesome area and trails, nice foliage too.
    This is the kind of terrain I'll be looking for when restarting my mountain biking this fall.

    I haven't ridden my mountain bike much in the last...
  12. Thread: Bike Log 2015

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    Finally got our first century in on Saturday,...

    Finally got our first century in on Saturday, Steeplechase organized ride in Windham CT 103.7 miles.
    Rather slow average for us at 16.7mph due to us riding the Tandem plus the hills, 5600 ft...
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    Groupon has the Hero 3 or 4 for $129 ...

    Groupon has the Hero 3 or 4 for $129
    ...
  14. Thread: Bike Log 2015

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    Had to laugh when I saw Dr Jeff's post. We were...

    Had to laugh when I saw Dr Jeff's post. We were in Florida (panhandle near Destin) a month ago visiting my brother and it was the flattest riding I've ever done. Yes the only hill in the area is a...
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    For me it was a "C". Very few powder days this...

    For me it was a "C".
    Very few powder days this season I'd say less than normal especially since most of the storms happened on Mondays, 4 storms for 4 Mondays in a row. Now if they hit Friday that...
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    CT has the wiper law too. If your wipers are on...

    CT has the wiper law too. If your wipers are on your lights have to be too.
    Makes perfect sense to me. It's amazing that people don't put on their lights in driving rain when you can't see more...
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    Or what about people in singles line with their...

    Or what about people in singles line with their friends and when it comes to a merge they don't want to alternate because they'll be separated from their friends. One time this year a young lady says...
  18. Thread: Bike Log 2015

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    Bike Log 2015

    I finally got out on the road bike today. Usually I get at least a day or two in January or February but not this year.

    Took the cross bike with fenders and a good thing too, there were so many...
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    The last few years it hasn't but historically...

    The last few years it hasn't but historically March has the most snow. I think I saw that Mount Snow averages 48" in March.
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    Some people! Last week at Mount Snow on the...

    Some people!
    Last week at Mount Snow on the lift I heard two different people saying "well this is it , season's almost over" . The second time I heard this I said "why do you say that? look at the...
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    Yes 420CC Ariens, it can throw snow 30-40 feet or...

    Yes 420CC Ariens, it can throw snow 30-40 feet or more. Got to be careful with aiming the chute so you don't throw snow into your neighbors driveway
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    a few years back I was at Mount Snow. While on...

    a few years back I was at Mount Snow. While on the lift there were some kids probably 14-15 years old and they were opening candy and dropping the wrappers off the lift. After this happened more than...
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    +1 on the snow blower. Last year when we got...

    +1 on the snow blower.
    Last year when we got the 30" storm down in CT I used our snow blower to clear all of my neighbors driveways since their plow guys couldn't get there or couldn't move that...
  24. Thread: Subaru

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    Yup you can thank Ford and the Explorer problem...

    Yup you can thank Ford and the Explorer problem and the fact that Americans don't like car maintenance. When's the last time anyone checked their tire pressures? I try to once a month but it's...
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    what's more concerning to me isn't the price but...

    what's more concerning to me isn't the price but this is all crap food. Go to almost any ski area out west and you'll have all kinds of great and healthy options and fair prices too. This is why I...
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