Rides last weekend

We had a great weekend with 3 days of Muni rides. Carl Hoyer from Toronto
joined us Friday for an easy ride, and Saturday for a longer ride at
Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz, and a third ride Sunday at the Forest of
Niscene Marks in Aptos. He did bring some Canadian-style weather with him,
but we managed to keep riding in spite of the rain. Sure enough by the day
after he left, the weather turned sunny and nice again.

We had 10 riders on Saturday and 6 on Sunday. Even Brett Bymaster came out
of retirement (just kidding) for these rides. It’s great to see how the
level of riding has improved recently. There were sections of terrain that
just last year would’ve required a long session of each person trying
multiple times. But so often now, it was just a line of riders grunting a
little, but not falling. Amazing.

Everyone really liked Kris’ new video “One Tired Guy” which we showed
Saturday night. The “Whitetrax” segment on snow is really wild.

I took a few still photos from the Santa Cruz rides that are up at
http://www.movaris.com/nathan/photos.html

                            Have fun,
                              Nathan

Nathan Hoover wrote:
>
> We had a great weekend with 3 days of Muni rides.

Those were awesome shots Nathan. I was trying to figure out what Carl
rides from that steep downhill shot of him.

What is it? Do you recall?

Christopher Grove

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Carl has a Pashley.

> Those were awesome shots Nathan. I was trying to figure out what Carl
> rides from that steep downhill shot of him.
>
> What is it? Do you recall?

JF

Carl rides a Pashley with a 26x2.6" Gazz on a Doublewide rim with Kooka
cranks. And boy does he ride! Glad you liked the pictures. I didn’t take
many due to the rainy weather.

—Nathan

“Christopher Grove” <c_r_grove@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Those were awesome shots Nathan. I was trying to figure out what Carl
> rides from that steep downhill shot of him.
>
> What is it? Do you recall?

Nathan Hoover wrote:
>
> Carl rides a Pashley with a 26x2.6" Gazz on a Doublewide rim with Kooka
> cranks. And boy does he ride! Glad you liked the pictures. I didn’t take
> many due to the rainy weather.

I thought so. After I get more proficient at riding I think I’ll get
the 2.6 Gazz as well. Either that or the Kenda which I think is a
little cheaper.

I wonder what cranks he has?

Christopher

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The kenda kolossal 2.6 is pretty good too - very aggressive The cranks
are kooka DH (go to Carl’s review on www.muniac.com, in the review
section of the BBS).

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: Christopher Grove
["]mailto:c_r_grove@yahoo.com] Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 10:59 AM To:
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Nathan Hoover wrote:
>
> Carl rides a Pashley with a 26x2.6" Gazz on a Doublewide rim with
Kooka
> cranks. And boy does he ride! Glad you liked the pictures. I didn’t
take
> many due to the rainy weather.

I thought so. After I get more proficient at riding I think I’ll get
the 2.6 Gazz as well. Either that or the Kenda which I think is a
little cheaper.

I wonder what cranks he has?

Christopher

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can give me more info on THIS Basil King please email
me.)

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> I thought so. After I get more proficient at riding I think I’ll get the
> 2.6 Gazz as well. Either that or the Kenda which I think is a little
> cheaper.

I am currently using the Kenda Colossal. Before that I had the 2.6" Gazz.
The Kenda is a better all-around tire if you ride on both pavement and
dirt. As you are a new rider, I think it will be fine for you. But when
the going gets real steep or when traction gets reduced, you can
definitely feel the difference between the two tires. For these
conditions, the Gazz is definitely worth the higher price.

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