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Old 17.05.2012, 17:02
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Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

Hi all,

I'm looking to do the White Route with the Silver haired over 40's on Sunday. Is anyone else coming? Would be a good excuse for a meet up.

Tempted to do the Purple, but I'm far too far off the pace to keep up...

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Old 17.05.2012, 17:27
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

it's on the 20th May btw.
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Old 21.05.2012, 11:36
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

Ok, so nobody from EF came.... Unless you're a reader, "Adam"?

I did the white route - the "technical single trail" option. And it was horrific - I died a million deaths on the climb up the Wildspitz, and that was before the route got rocky and technical. Some walking was required. I didn't realise I was so unfit - and I thought I was improving too, after my 4 month layoff. I was rubber by the time I got to the cafe at the top.

Then the route down was rooty or "steppy" with hairpins..I was far too rusty and physically tired to undertake these with the conviction required. So more walking required. 2 "jump off" crashes - one on a stepped hairpin (of which there were many), and one on a section that was nearly all tree roots. Mind you, I don't think my setup helped - permanent seat post, XC dual sus (set too hard) - but thats a small consideration compared to my rustiness and fatigue.

A few good smooth sections though where speed could be wound up, but few and far between. I was just too tired by then.

I am inspired though to find more fast flowing routes though.
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

Just reading this has exhausted me! I think I'll go take a nap.

Well done!!
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

The Aegeri area has many incredible trails for MTB riding. Keep up the good work but don't forget to find time for your wife!
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

Think about doing the Iron Bike in Einsiedeln in September.

3 distances, 53km, 76km and some silly distance only possible with chemical assistance or if you are Swiss and have been riding a bike up a mountain since the age of 2.

Neither the 53km or 76km is particularly technical too. Just lots of up and down.
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Think about doing the Iron Bike in Einsiedeln in September.

3 distances, 53km, 76km and some silly distance only possible with chemical assistance or if you are Swiss and have been riding a bike up a mountain since the age of 2.

Neither the 53km or 76km is particularly technical too. Just lots of up and down.
Cool - that sounds more like it. Especially the "down" bit...
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Then the route down was rooty or "steppy" with hairpins..I was far too rusty and physically tired to undertake these with the conviction required. So more walking required. 2 "jump off" crashes - one on a stepped hairpin (of which there were many), and one on a section that was nearly all tree roots. Mind you, I don't think my setup helped - permanent seat post, XC dual sus (set too hard) - but thats a small consideration compared to my rustiness and fatigue.
Sounds great... but not with the saddle stuck up.

I know someone that would have loved that, but why oh why do you torture yourself on technical trails with a fixed seat-post.

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Sounds great... but not with the saddle stuck up.

I know someone that would have loved that, but why oh why do you torture yourself on technical trails with a fixed seat-post.

One of these is definitely on the shopping list now! Is this a rock shok? Are they:
a) strong and reliable
b) good at returning to the original position automatically? I'm a bit pedantic about the right height for pedalling.
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Re: Anyone doing Aegeri bike day?

That is a Rock Shox Reverb. I've been using one for about 9 months now with no complaints. The guy who advised me to get one has two. He's been using one for well over a year and he raves about them. He did say that he used others in the past and that he often had to reach down to pull the seat up fully on one model he had but the Rock Shox always returns to the full up position. You can stop it anywhere you want in between too if you want to find a balance between being able to pedal and not having the saddle wedged up your crack when it's a bit rough.

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