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    MoJo Mother Superior The Tip's Avatar
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    I talk about the miracle of the SATN, but sometimes it's down right freaky.

    Tuesday night Gravel Crossing had about 3 feet of water. This afternoon it was dry and I rode across it. Bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    On my ride today I remembered why I pimp the SATN so much. We need more wheels on the trails. That damn vegetation! More wheels to ride the edges and keep the trails open and clear.

    Get those weed eaters ready to go.

    sigh
    I already working on a way to mount a machete to my bike. I refuse to tolerate that giant ragweed this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Planning to ride from my house around 11, so I'll probably be to SV city hall (or whatever that is) around 11:30.
    Which direction will you leave from city hall? South towards William Cannon, or west towards Mopac? Depending on when I leave the house, I'll either try to run into you, or hopefully, if I get my bike from ATX in time, come the other direction than what you are planning to get there by 11:30, so I don't have to repeat trail.

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    West. SV, IG, Valero, Whirlpool, DN, Latta, Escarpment north, Drip Drop, Davis, 1826, left after storage drive, CC, Spillway, Southside of the creek, VW, Bauerle, tracks lollipop, along the creek and under the bridge, Gravel, Wallgreens, Bambi, Whirlpool, Ewok, second right up the hill, then I will probably bail on WC and head home on pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    I already working on a way to mount a machete to my bike. I refuse to tolerate that giant ragweed this year.
    get a silky big boy, it works a lot better than a machete for slicing down ragweed. the serrated edge just grabs the ragweed and slices it.

    Folds in half to fit in a camelbak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyt View Post
    get a silky big boy, it works a lot better than a machete for slicing down ragweed. the serrated edge just grabs the ragweed and slices it.

    Folds in half to fit in a camelbak.
    But the silky big boy in your camelbak doesn't look NEARLY as cool as a machete strapped to your fork! lol

    I did look at the silky big boy. Ordered one from Walmart. $54 total Lots more expensive than the Fiskar folding saws I have been using, but maybe it will last longer than the Fiskars. They keep breaking at the swivel point because it's just plastic there. The silky boy appears to have metal at that point.

    To be fair Fiskar did send me replacement saws when I sent them a picture of my broken ones. So they are good in my book.

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    Silky saws are far and away better than the Fiskars. Well worth the price, which I say is still a fair deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Borgniner View Post
    Bravo on the new stuff! The additional mileage is impressive.
    Yes! Many thanks Mr. Tip! This new bit of trail is my favorite section of the SATN. Really impressive mix of flow and tech. Thanks again for all you do Tip.

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    Ok, I rode saturday morning with a buddy of mine. Saw a few people out there, i was the fat bastard in the blue shirt in case any of yall saw me. We started from the beginning of bauerle and rode to mopac and then came back. The stuff after brodie is pretty legit. I was afraid it was only veloway connecting the trails but I was happily wrong. Good stuff, even better that I can just hop on my bike from my house. I will definitely be riding this as my "home trail" instead of SCT from now on. LMK if you guys have work days, I'll put in work when i can.
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    It's going to be perfect conditions for tonight's Crank and Drank. 6 pm ATX Bikes' back door.

    Last week a couple of people commented on how the predetermined start of the ride allowed them to catch up with the group because they missed the start. Let's try that again.

    Tonight we will drop straight down into Circle C Metro. Turn left onto Slalom heading towards Mopac. At the end, swing hard right to head west on the creek side north bank trail, all the way to Escarpment. At the Escarpment spillway turn around and head back east towards Mopac again, on the south bank this time.
    That will put us on the southside of the Mopac Sidewalk Crossing at about 6:20 for any latecomers to meet up there.

    Then we can head south to do Firehouse and whatever beyond that.
    Bring a beverage for post-ride dranking!

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    Gonna start riding after work at least one day during the week. I don't get off till 7 so I will likely d be riding after dark. Just wondering what sections I SHOULD NOT ride with lights blaring.

    Thinking Thursday, if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Nicely done... and dang it Carl! Haha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyt View Post
    get a silky big boy, it works a lot better than a machete for slicing down ragweed. the serrated edge just grabs the ragweed and slices it.

    Folds in half to fit in a camelbak.
    After I ordered mine, I realized that I had a silky saw before. My son gave me a Gomboy a year or so ago. "Dad, this is suppose to be the best folding saw in the world." It cut well, but the blade broke about the third time I used it. I remembered that I had one before after I watched some Youtube video of the Big Boy being reviewed and used. In all of them the blade would bend a lot when in use. So you have to be careful with it I suppose. The main reason I ordered this new one though is to use as a scythe, like on the ragweed you mentioned, because the long blade will work great for that.

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    Which silky?

    I prefer a fixed blade, I can use it as a machete or saw. Mine is just now has a hairline at the handle where the blade enters from using it to chop. I may need to buy a new one soon. Its a 13" blade that I can take out 10 inch limbs if diligent enough.

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    Anyone want to go for a ride today?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nictastic View Post
    Anyone want to go for a ride today?


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    I would but i gotta run down to New Braunfels to drop my new frame off to get painted. Getting my new frame painted with the logo "Send Nudes" instead of Niner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    Which silky?
    I broke the Gomboy. This thread compelled me to order a Bigboy.

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    I am trying to do some trail filming with my drone. Would need to find more open trails for the over head shots. Also willing to fly it under the tree cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    I am trying to do some trail filming with my drone. Would need to find more open trails for the over head shots. Also willing to fly it under the tree cover.
    The Indian Grass Preserve would be great, especially as the wildflowers come out. You could fly it into the bum camp too for bonus shots.
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