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    Quote Originally Posted by -dustin View Post
    How CX-able is this trail?

    Is it more Walnut or City Park?
    There's parts of it you will be able to do and there's parts you will be walking. I'm not saying it's not doable, but you have better be very smooth and light on a CX bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    No shit. I'm going to rent a 4.5 one of these days and figure out if I can justify the cost of one(or at least a frame). My bike is discontinued and derailer hangers are no longer available. I have one spare and that's it. I really like the Intense Primer too. I'd have to do a comparison of the two to make a decision.
    I was making the same comparison but never got a chance to ride the 4.5. The Primer was so fun and efficient that I ended up just buying one. Also, didn't really like the idea of giving up traditional bottle placement since for short rides I go bottle only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    There's parts of it you will be able to do and there's parts you will be walking. I'm not saying it's not doable, but you have better be very smooth and light on a CX bike.
    Picnic, Picnic X, Rim Job, and Mulligan (including Cru hehe) are all very CXable with minimal impact on wrists/chest, but Deception blows on a cx bike IMO.

    If you don't have a tubeless setup you'll hate it as well. Although it has zero bearing on what you should do, I honestly regret all the cx miles I piled on out there. My body has paid.

    Edit: Carcass is also highly CXable and would be quite fun I bet. Forgot about that...making me wanna do a cx ride. The whole Brushy area is too perfect for it really between the hike n bike, paved parts, and trail linkage and selection. I just was never able to do "only the smooth parts"....each ride would start out that way, then next thing you know I'm riding Basket, popping onto Deception, bombing down the Ditch...it IS a shitload of fast, sketchy fun...that much is for certain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morealice View Post
    Picnic, Picnic X, Rim Job, and Mulligan (including Cru hehe) are all very CXable with minimal impact on wrists/chest, but Deception blows on a cx bike IMO.

    If you don't have a tubeless setup you'll hate it as well. Although it has zero bearing on what you should do, I honestly regret all the cx miles I piled on out there. My body has paid.
    I just meant the part from Res Horn. My home inspector told me about it a couple days ago. I ride the trail pretty regularly, leaving from my apartment and rolling down Parmer. It'd be cool to just drop in at Red Horn, though.
    And what they wanted, Was his eternal Slowdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -dustin View Post
    I just meant the part from Res Horn. My home inspector told me about it a couple days ago. I ride the trail pretty regularly, leaving from my apartment and rolling down Parmer. It'd be cool to just drop in at Red Horn, though.
    Oh ok. I don't know where Red Horn is but I'll leave it at this. Virtually anything can be CX'd...just depends on how much punishment you want and/or throwing the bike on your shoulder.

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    Red Horn is in the same strip as the new Peddler location. There's a connector trail that drops you off in the neighborhood across Brushy Creek Rd from the east side of Carcass.

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    The Peddler trail would be fun on a CX. Nothing really technical, just sweet flowy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSarge View Post
    The Peddler trail would be fun on a CX. Nothing really technical, just sweet flowy stuff.
    Ah ok. I see now, and yes, that trail would be great on the cx as well. So much great CXability up here.

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    On the topic of tree cutting and such - not sure if the trail that goes between West Deception entrance and Rim Trail is official, but there have been several trees removed and I noticed yesterday that it is flagged most of the way through.

    Can we discuss what's going on over there or do I need to remove this post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    No shit. I'm going to rent a 4.5 one of these days and figure out if I can justify the cost of one(or at least a frame). My bike is discontinued and derailer hangers are no longer available. I have one spare and that's it. I really like the Intense Primer too. I'd have to do a comparison of the two to make a decision.
    The Yeti 4.5 is a great freaking bike. I demo'd one at the HOL, rode dump truck, Rudy's, and then up taint. It felt great and nimble handling dumptruck gnar. Going down Rudy's it felt better than my XC bike, but it was clearly not a hardcore descent oriented bike, 5/10 experience. Then I rode up taint and I would have no dabbed easily if I hadn't made a dumb mistake. Simply incredible maneuverability and traction through the climbing switchbacks and crawling over roots and rocks and stuff. I rate 11/10 uphill gnar handling.

    I place equal emphasis on going up and down, and it might've been the best bike I've ever ridden towards that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morealice View Post
    Picnic, Picnic X, Rim Job, and Mulligan (including Cru hehe) are all very CXable with minimal impact on wrists/chest, but Deception blows on a cx bike IMO.

    If you don't have a tubeless setup you'll hate it as well. Although it has zero bearing on what you should do, I honestly regret all the cx miles I piled on out there. My body has paid.

    Edit: Carcass is also highly CXable and would be quite fun I bet. Forgot about that...making me wanna do a cx ride. The whole Brushy area is too perfect for it really between the hike n bike, paved parts, and trail linkage and selection. I just was never able to do "only the smooth parts"....each ride would start out that way, then next thing you know I'm riding Basket, popping onto Deception, bombing down the Ditch...it IS a shitload of fast, sketchy fun...that much is for certain.
    Yep, I stopped riding Deception on my CX bike. No matter how careful I was, I kept breaking spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSarge View Post
    On the topic of tree cutting and such - not sure if the trail that goes between West Deception entrance and Rim Trail is official, but there have been several trees removed and I noticed yesterday that it is flagged most of the way through.

    Can we discuss what's going on over there or do I need to remove this post?
    I can't speak to any of the tree cutting, but I'm nearly certain the flags were for the Rouge Running trail run today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSarge View Post
    On the topic of tree cutting and such - not sure if the trail that goes between West Deception entrance and Rim Trail is official, but there have been several trees removed and I noticed yesterday that it is flagged most of the way through.

    Can we discuss what's going on over there or do I need to remove this post?
    That is what I was referring to as well but questioned the legality so since its out there. those trees were not leaning and not close gates
    Thought it was odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyyhorn View Post
    I can't speak to any of the tree cutting, but I'm nearly certain the flags were for the Rouge Running trail run today.
    You are correct, we ran across the lady putting the flags up Friday afternoon, she said they were for the trail run. On a 2nd note any idea how much rain BC got this afternoon? I got a inch at my house Parmer /1431 area
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    We got about 1.5 inches at Brushy. Might be rideable on Sunday afternoon, but they'll need to dry in the morning. Also, check out conditions in my sig's link.
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    Brushy Creek trail conditions here -> https://twitter.com/BrushyCreekTC

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    So I guess the only thing rideable today is pavement?

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    Daves Ditch is no go,, Carcass was nogo
    Mulligan was all right
    Deception was fine and surprisingly Picnic and PX was good.
    Just soul sucking humid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    Daves Ditch is no go,, Carcass was nogo
    Mulligan was all right
    Deception was fine and surprisingly Picnic and PX was good.
    Just soul sucking humid
    Even though I no longer have a soul, that stankin humidity still sucks. Thanks for the report, I might try later this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    That is what I was referring to as well but questioned the legality so since its out there. those trees were not leaning and not close gates
    Thought it was odd

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    I'm not sure either. I cut one at the very entrance but that's it

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    All trails are heroic titties.

    I forgot what a clinic riding with spotlight helmet light only is. It forces you to mentally ride ahead/upstream (like you're supposed to anyway) so that the stuff you're rolling over currently you have already processed. What better flow I had tonight.

    I started at 8pm and Transition Lensed into nightfall. Mmmmm. Lower humidity. I carried one bottle and zero tools. It was heaven.

    Rode Carcass West backwards. What a little palindrome of a trail...felt exactly the same but may have been a tad faster? Who knows...boosty ride on another planet.

    Carbon wheels can only help the experience by getting rid of all that rotational weight. If I can get halfway fast again on THIS bike with all this travel, I will have re-arrived and possibly fallen back in love.

    Gah I forgot how much fun night riding is. *warm fuzzies*

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