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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Qualifying, Snowshoe World Cup Downhill #2 9/17/2021 1:06 PM
El Spruce-ador

Don't know about danny, but seems T-bone was carried off on a stretcher...sad

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Added a comment about press release 2021 U.S. Open Canceled Due to Forest Service Closures 9/7/2021 5:31 PM
El Spruce-ador

South Western Colorado. Maybe 10 days of "yellow AQI" air since May, and only 2 days that I wouldn't ride.
And more rain here just over the summer than our house in Northern Ca saw all last year!

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Added a comment about press release 2021 U.S. Open Canceled Due to Forest Service Closures 9/7/2021 7:24 AM
El Spruce-ador

California, a nice place to visit...when it's not burning...which is never.

After mutliple years of red flag fire warnings all the way into December, being evacuated for 2 weeks, and having crappy air most of the summer/fall, had to pull the plug and move. sad

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Jack Moir and Harriet Harnden Win EWS Loudenvielle #1 9/2/2021 7:27 AM
El Spruce-ador

Everyone was at Worlds...still hungover.

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Added a comment about press release PNW's Kid Specific Dropper Post - The Fern 8/30/2021 11:46 AM
El Spruce-ador

YES! Way to make useful products PNW, you guys rock.

Now only if only it wasn't priced the same as a 180mm OneUp....

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Added reply in a thread How Noisy Is Your EXT? 8/29/2021 5:20 AM

You should change the tilte to; "Who cares how much noise the shock makes, it kicks ass!" :0 I love my noisy shock, best coil I've ever had.

Added a comment about photo Bleed 'Em 8/15/2021 6:53 AM
Bleed 'Em

Looks like Finish Line green. Good stuff!

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Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/7/2021 3:16 PM

AG ain't no Eli Tomac, Eli has been winning races lately. Gwin has been as flaccid as an 80 year old whose blue pill bottle is empty. If Gwin gets someone bumped from the World's team, it will be exciting see his mid pack finish.

Added a comment about video Postcard California - Kasper Dean and Torsenn Brown Hit The Road 8/4/2021 7:14 AM

Nice riding, but Spring? Looks lke they went in winter.
It hasn't rained since March and then it was only 3". Cally is drying up like a 90 year old in Arizona with a busted AC....

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Added reply in a thread US National Champs Results and News 7/12/2021 2:11 PM

Wow, those Intense DH bikes must really be subpar. Sucking the speed right out of some fast guys! Even more apparent on the WC stage.

Added reply in a thread Do you NEED to be a good moto rider to be a great DH rider? 6/6/2021 10:06 PM

With the increased speeds you see on the dirt bike (on a track especially), come much bigger injures. Motos are for sure fun, and increase the fitness & skill level on a bike, but stick to trails if you wanna at least try to stay in one piece. Three ... more »

Added a comment about feature Henry O'Donnell and Greg Williams of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship - The Inside Line 3/24/2021 10:11 PM
El Spruce-ador

" Hammering Hank" has been a bad ass since day one. My first introduction to Henry was when he was 13/14 and we met up for an early season North Yuba/Hall's Ranch/Fiddle Creek ride. 5 minutes in he lost 3 bolts from the granny gear and had to take it off. This was way before big ass rear cogs were around, and he procedded to crush out both North Yuba and Halls Ranch turning a 32/32. *ucking monster, glad he's still making D'Ville proud.

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Added a comment about feature MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #1 1/14/2021 11:29 PM
El Spruce-ador

If Shimano filed a patent on it, then it is now guaranteed to never be made. That's how they roll....and control the market.

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Added a comment about video Best MTB Gear of 2020 - Vital MTB Staff Picks 11/8/2020 4:36 PM

C'mon, that might provide valuable information and could be devoid of the "free stuff shipped to us-itus" that often inflates reviews.

It would also eliminate the possibility of the mfg sending "special" product that they have taken apart and given the factory treatment before sending so it doesn't shit the bed on day one like the true consumer experiences.

You crazy....

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Added a comment about press release Be a Part of Atherton Bikes: Exclusive Crowdfunding Round for MTB Enthusiasts 11/4/2020 9:45 AM
El Spruce-ador

Well it looks like only the Euros are allowed...
"Local laws prohibit residents of US, Canada and Japan from investing through Crowdcube's platform."

Doesn't look like they need our help with over $1,000,000 USD already plunked down.

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Added a comment about press release Be a Part of Atherton Bikes: Exclusive Crowdfunding Round for MTB Enthusiasts 11/1/2020 9:26 PM
El Spruce-ador

Awesome use of additive technology!
They need a DIY version; just the lugs/tubes/epoxy and poof, a titanium & carbon trail killer you can make in the bong shed!

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Added a comment about product review Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/24/2020 9:54 AM
El Spruce-ador

This shock is insane! You name it, I've run it. Fox, RS, X-Fusion, Cane Creek, Ohlins, DVO, Marz, even back to the Stratos days. This is truly the pinnacle of coil performance.
Makes the blown out, over used, brake bump filled COVID trails feel like a sidewalk.
$1000 isn't even bad considering it's a custom tune and includes two lightweight coils. Only problem is you will only last a few weeks before needing a coil in the front, SMASHPOT to the rescue.

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Added a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/22/2020 11:14 AM
El Spruce-ador

Fox hooks it up for the big boys!
I helped with some Fox shock "tuning" for a very small brand here in Santa Cruz. Fox provided one tech, two different shocks, some volume spacers and a pickup for shuttling :0
No matter how much testing is done, it's always a compromise and never even close to something set for your weight and riding style. Vorsprung, PUSH, Dirt labs, etc all exist and are very busy for a reason.

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