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Old 10-02-2011, 06:16 AM   #51
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Big thanks to Bunta, who hooked me up with a whole new setup after i broke my frame, so I can ride again. New bike feels a whole lot stiffer and more stable. Matt, put me back on the invite list plz!



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Old 10-02-2011, 06:07 PM   #52
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You were never off the list.

I have been busy these past few weeks so I haven't been sure of ride times until the night before. This next weekend doesn't look good either.

Glad that you got a new bike.



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Old 10-04-2011, 08:20 AM   #53
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Good deal, Matt. October weekends seem to be pretty booked for me as well, but after that I'm wide open.
Does anyone know of a pair of cam (snail) tensioners for a 10mm axle for sale locally? If not, I will order some from the internets. Does Trials Pads not sell any, or am I just not seeing them?

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #54
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Not sure about anyone having them local.

As for Trials Pads I would email Aki and ask him if he has any. If he doesn't he probably can get them quickly for you. He is awesome to deal with and responds very quickly.

Yeah October is super busy for me as well so i will let you know once I am free. You can also text or call any time you want to ride and I can let you know what is going on.

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:04 PM   #55
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+1 for Aki. He's outstanding to work with, and he uses smileys in his emails. : )

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 AM   #56
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Anyone in the alexandria area interested in riding somewhere local on weeknights?
I'm no good but am looking to get better. Interested in getting in on one of these weekend rides at some point as well.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:09 AM   #57
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I ride in Rosslyn's Gatweway Park on weeknights, it has some good beginner-friendly features. I would not mind coming out to Alexandria for a ride and checking out some riding spots there.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #58
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and I'm up for coming up to gateway and checking it out. we should hit both places, what nights do you ride?

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:01 AM   #59
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Snapped my chain for the second time yesterday, I think it's time to upgrade to something beefier. Maybe the old half-link chain off my DJ will do better.

On the positive side, my pogo stick skills are getting much better. I found that dropping the rear tire pressure to levels unsafe for any other type of riding helps with the stability, and adding a small hop at the end of the initial stroke helps with starting the rhythm.

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Old 11-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #60
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Here are some screenshots from last week. I was playing around with some color correction to choose the right one for the video, so that why they all look a bit different. I think in general trials look more impressive when shown in motion





























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Old 11-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #61
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Looks good Igor

The ones of Matt in the city are awesome

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Old 11-21-2011, 07:09 AM   #62
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Went out for a mini ride with 8link yesterday evening at Gateway, he is catching on pretty quick, got his rear wheel hops down in a couple of hours! I think with a couple small upgrades to the bike and some practice he'll be doing allright

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #63
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Killer shots!^

The mini ride at Gateway was tons of fun. Thanks much for the rear hop tips, it felt great to roll away from that ride feeling like I picked up something new.
I'm working on the bike and looking forward to the next ride!

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:45 PM   #64
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Hunter, I'm impressed. You DO own real riding shoes!!!

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #65
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Im wearing those hemp Nikes today just for you

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #66
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Ran through the memory card today and pulled some photos. Tried to make a couple of sequences, which turned out to be complicated by the fact that i was movign the camera around. I'll bring a tripod next time.

























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Old 01-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #67
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When's the next ride? I'm interested in getting back out.

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #68
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soon Mike, message me on here and I'll shoot you my number. I'll text you when we're riding

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #69
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Any of you guys have an extra Magura? Or, a V-brake and 4-bolt to V adapters? If so, name your price.

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #70
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Ive got an old style magura, but its a left hand for rear, leaks around the lever some but still works fine, Ill throw it in my car

We should ride sunday this week, im going to philly saturday,
weather is kinda looking shit though

Ill bring that stem too bruce

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:03 AM   #71
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Do you DC guys have regular group rides?
I'm being forced to give my Ashton to my brother(wife says I need to share) to make room for my new Born. So I'll be delivering it to him in DC in May/June. Just hoping I can ride with a group while I'm there.

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #72
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Do you DC guys have regular group rides?
I'm being forced to give my Ashton to my brother(wife says I need to share) to make room for my new Born. So I'll be delivering it to him in DC in May/June. Just hoping I can ride with a group while I'm there.
Send me a PM before you arrive and maybe we can set something up.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #73
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Tomorrow is Bike to Work day, and couple of years ago they apparently had a trials demo at the Rosslyn Gateway Park station. Does anyone know if it's the case this year? THe event description only said something about unicycles, but it was very brief

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #74
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Anyone interested in a DC ride this coming Friday evening? I'm in Capitol Hill, but can/will make a trip to anywhere in the Metro area.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #75
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If you do not mind to join a beginner with a Walmart Yaabaa, I`m in.



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