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    RHR Today (3/8) @ 9 - Yeti demo

    Just a reminder, A is in town and showing off all of his fancy bikes. Come on out and give one a spin around the trail.
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    Oh snap!
    I forgot to turn in my Yeti AS-R Carbon XTR bike.
    Oh well, I can always give it back to Anthony at the Tuesday Nite R&I

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    Pictures from today are here:

    http://www.austinbike.com/rides/rhr030809/

    David, you can find the pics you took at http://www.austinbike.com/files/yeti.zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    David, you can find the pics you took at http://www.austinbike.com/files/yeti.zip
    Thanks, John

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Pictures from today are here:

    http://www.austinbike.com/rides/rhr030809/
    Beauty, eh
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    Luckily I missed the first one.
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    Someone needs to feed their cows. They are starving.

    And what is will at the snake talk lately. Don't you know talking about them increases the chances that you will come across one!

    Just like riding a demo Yeti makes you want to buy one.
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    Um, that is technically beef jerky at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal_06 View Post
    Someone needs to feed their cows. They are starving.
    True that.

    Drought conditions in Central Texas are pretty sever, obviously.

    Jordan and I talked to a neighboring rancher who said not only is the grazing poor, but area ranchers can't even find hay to buy.

    To make matters worse, a 900 pounds cow gets $400 in today's market (down from $600).

    I doubt any of the cows we saw today weight more than 500 pounds (judging from visible hip bones and ribs).
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    Yeah, i bet we only get 2 weeks instead of a month to eat free if we bring the burger place one of them scrawny fellas

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    dj: Liked the ASR-C huh? Nice ride for sure. Got to demo one last year when A was in town, nice ride if I was in the market for a "short" overly expensive bike.

    ab: How'd you like the 565 compared to the Mach 5?

    cows ... why did it have to be cows ... i'm betting they go feral real soon now ...

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    The 575 is in the top 3 now. Got used to the height.
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    wow, those rocky hill burgers are LEAN! Like 'emaciated' lean...

    seriously, someone needs to donate some purina cow chow; those cows look like they're about to fall over.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    The 575 is in the top 3 now. Got used to the height.
    I've been lovin' mine for 4 years, now The only thing I'd change at this point is a) getting a new rp23 shock or b) getting the old rp3 pushed.

    oh, and 'ooops'...only got to first post and pic link before posting about the cows; next time, I'll read more.
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    The RP23 was a bit springy but because it wasn't my normal bike I didn't bother trying to dial it in. Way more plush than the 4" RP2 on my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    The RP23 was a bit springy but because it wasn't my normal bike I didn't bother trying to dial it in. Way more plush than the 4" RP2 on my bike.
    a. that sounds like the rebound was too fast, trivial adjustment, fyi.

    b. dude, *always* take the time to dial in a demo ride, or what's the point? I mean really. First 1/3 to 1/2 of a real demo ride should be making it feel as good as you can with the adjustments built in (shock pressure, rebound compression, whatnot). If I had left that Firebird demo at the settings as they handed it to me i'd have hated the whole thing, as it was I had a great ride and was able to put a bike on my own top-3 list.

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    It made the top 3 without dialing in. It wasn't springy until the end when I was getting tired. Plus I was pushing it harder at that point because I was more comfortable. It wasn't until we turned around and were heading back after the climb along the fence line that I started to notice the bobbing, but at that point I was just trying to keep pace with the group. I will state for the record that david is on the bad list for not stopping at the last shelter and just plowing on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    It made the top 3 without dialing in. It wasn't springy until the end when I was getting tired. Plus I was pushing it harder at that point because I was more comfortable. It wasn't until we turned around and were heading back after the climb along the fence line that I started to notice the bobbing, but at that point I was just trying to keep pace with the group. I will state for the record that david is on the bad list for not stopping at the last shelter and just plowing on.
    Did you have the pro-pedal lever "on"? Did that demo bike have the RP23 on it? The reason I'm asking is with the RP23 it has 3 pro-pedal levels. If it the lever is flipped on then it can help reduce bobbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    I will state for the record that david is on the bad list for not stopping at the last shelter and just plowing on.
    A tear welled up in my eye because we passed that lonely bench :'(

    or maybe it was because of the heat prostration...that humidity was killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by joltz View Post
    Did you have the pro-pedal lever "on"? Did that demo bike have the RP23 on it? The reason I'm asking is with the RP23 it has 3 pro-pedal levels. If it the lever is flipped on then it can help reduce bobbing.
    Yes, I tried it in both settings. It needed to be somewhere in the middle. This is not a complaint on the bike, I was comfortable with how it handled between the 2 settings to know it would perform well for me.
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    AB, that would have been the '3' part of the RP23, adjusting how it felt with PP "on".

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