Beta Noob's Tale

Discussion in 'Blogs & Bathroom Remodeling' started by C8N, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    This is cheating! But....
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    2nd day on the Trance and scored 4 PR's where 3 were on downhills. I am starting to take stupid lines... not that my previous lines were all that smart but they were safer. I am also starting to get arm pump now that I am trying to drive some weight down to the front as I am taking the turns a bit faster. I am laying off the brakes a bit over the smaller rocks (HM rocks are looking slightly smaller these days) and having the FS do the work for me. Hence, I am approaching the turns at a faster speed. Good thing you guys told me not to go with skinnier tire up front because I would have regretted today. Good looks at mtbnj sages! @ridgehog , @MadisonDan & @1sh0t1b33r Pedal strikes are still an issue on the punchy technical hills. I am trying to ratchet pedal but need more practice. Not to mention, being conscience of the strikes, I am not putting the power down and trying to gingerly go over. Then I would not have enough momentum to clear the rear. This novelty with the new bike thing has to wear off sooner than later. Dropper post... granted I don't ride the real gnarly stuff at HM to warrant a dropper but eventually, I would like to. I just can't get the timing right on the dropper. Either too soon or too late. I need to be more conscience of it because I keep forgetting. Been avoiding Jack's trail but I think it's due. Anyways, I think its time for another lesson from my HM mtb mentor... contacted @liong71er and just need to coordinate a time to ride. I shouldn't have said all this... now Liong is going to take me to some crazy parts of HM and I'm gonna die. :confused:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1086083952

    Still battling sinus infection and that nasty gunk is coming out of my nose.... got some on the gloves. Do you guys wash your gloves or just chuck them in the garbage?
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
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  2. ridgehog

    ridgehog Active Member

    Location:
    Ridgewood
    Nice. Wait until you are used to the new ride and your times will continue to improve. Another thing you may want to try is installing a bash ring since you are dealing with rocky technical terrain.
     
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  3. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Need more wisdom from the mtbnj sages.
    This one is concerning the POSS. I've mentioned that it was feeling small and it's starting to bother my shoulders. So I got a longer stem... standard 1"... so I thought. But the POSS needs 21.15mm. Tried to search for a 21.15 stem but can't find one at a workable price.
    What options do i have? Should i abandon the POSS and work on another commuter? I do have another frame but the drop out spacing is wider. Its a cheap mongoose mtb frame. DX series. Fit some washers/spacers in there and fudge it?
     
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  4. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Just saw RJ The Bike Guy.... said to sand down the stem to 21mm.... brilliant!
     
  5. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    What was the original frame?
     
  6. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    It is a ROSS eurosport... I think
     
  7. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Bus broke down this morning and was late to work but just saw that the POSS was tagged! :thumbsup:

    Had one of these on... whose work is it?
    @jmanic @chrisalecia ?
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  8. jmanic

    jmanic Well-Known Member Staff Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Englewood
    I am guilty in the first degree.

    And yeah, that commute today just sucked. 2.5 hours getting in.
     
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  9. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    My bus... was patient 0 lol
     
  10. jmanic

    jmanic Well-Known Member Staff Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Englewood
    Thanks a lot pal.
     
  11. liong71er

    liong71er Well-Known Member

    Location:
    clifton,nj
    Nice bike,..let me know when you ready to hit HM or jack's with that bad boy!!
     
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  12. Mr.Moto

    Mr.Moto Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ringwood, NJ
    Yeah, no excuses now. Jack's on that that bad boy.
     
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  13. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    XBL clear this morning :D
     
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