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At the top of Pengelly Trail on Sentinel, May 2014

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Hiking Sentinel early summer 2015


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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "What you say to your mind is your roadmap to the future.
    Each word takes you to a specific destination.
    Make sure your self-talk is positive so it takes you where you want to go."
    -David J Abbot
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    Thanks a bunch for the flower bouquet for my streak, that was so sweet of you and I appreciate the support. Have a great your own hero!
    2343 days ago
    Hey there!! You had commented about a bird I saw,,I truly don't know much about birds so not sure of the type you suggested? Is that one common in our area? I've just never seen one before!! So beautiful emoticon
    2516 days ago
    Thanks for your nice compliment on my "Death Throes of the 26er and Little Stumpy" blog.

    I built a 29er hardtail. The frame was a Chrome Moly Canfield Nimble 9 for $750. I built the bike with the components I prefer. I got a Fox FIT 120mm fork with remote for about $900. Total price for a great bike with XT group; and top-of-the-line Race Face Turbine stem, seat post and handle bars was about $2,800.

    This is a great price for a bike with no compromises. The bike also has a very unique geometry and handles unbelievably well.

    But if I had to have only one bike, it would be Ultra-Stumpy, which is a 29" Specialized Carbon FSR Expert Stumpjumper. However, this bike list for $6,500, which is a deal in the realm of high-end trail shredders.

    The most fun bike I have ever been on was a 26" Carbon Pivot Mach 5.7, which goes for $6,000.

    In the end, it all depends what your husband is looking for. I tend to like bikes with slack steering (less that 68 degrees), short chainstays (Less than 17"), and steep seat angle (greater than 72 degrees). Optimum reach for me is 16.5".

    But all these parameters depend on the bike. I would recommend your husband demo 29ers before making his decision. Good bikes are pricey.

    Thanks, Bruce
    2516 days ago
    Thanks for you nice comment on my "Bike Fest" blog. I had a nice time in spite of getting completely wiped out! My legs were not yet ready for so many trips up a trail as steep as Chimney Gulch!

    I am glad you enjoyed the "techno tidbits". I actually had a lot more technical stuff in the first draft of my blog. I had included a discussion on the differences between the Santa Cruz VPP, Pivot DW-Link and Specialized FSR suspension systems. But I just wanted to stick to the difference in wheel sizes.

    Thanks, Bruce
    2562 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "You must take personal responsibility.
    You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
    -Jim Rohn
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    Thanks for commenting on my "Clothes" blog. Have a healthy day!

    2622 days ago
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