LindLTaylor

  • Member since Jan 30, 2011
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  • Middlebury , Vermont
  • Male / 25

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LindLTaylor RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 14:33
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
I see your point, but you're mistaking secret-keeping for that so-called "holier-than-thou" attitude. The builders aren't trying to bully or snub you by not inviting you, they're probably afraid you'll get their stuff torn down- especially if your town is as small as you say it is. I lived in a small town too, where that nice little secret trail network lives, and we just can't afford to tell all our friends who happen to like mountain biking about the network. There are too many douchebags, too many 'free land' idealists, and too many people who simply won't clean up after themselves. I've been where you are, man, and I was afraid to 'poach trails' in the small town because people don't put up with crap around here. Everybody is friendly but protective of their property and their families, so they all either have guns or train their dogs to be a little mean at first, and I was stuck trying to ride the crappy 'public trails' until one of my neighbors invited me to ride- ONLY if I swore I'd dig after I rode. Local builders aren't all like the pros who are given money to build and ride. I was the youngun in the group when I'd go and try to help them clean up after storms and riding. They're way more likely to be dads with jobs and families and not a whole lot of time to go out and ride the trails, and frequently they don't ride them to build new features, they build to keep things ridable and fun, but most importantly they build out of respect for the land and the land owners, regardless of whether they own the land or not.
LindLTaylor RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 11:12
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
That's exactly right. There's an area at another local trail that one simply can't ride because it's always muddy due to the amount of snowmobile and moto traffic we get. It's been like that as long as I can remember, and there are always tire marks or other evidence of motor vehicles.
LindLTaylor RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 10:18
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
I know of a secret trail network that I love riding at, and I prefer to keep it secret. I didn't build it originally, and a skinny guy weighing barely 145lbs on a good day can hardly lift his own weight in bike, much less wood, so I'm not nearly as helpful as I wish could be. A small handful of riders who work hard to maintain the trails themselves go and enjoy the hours of singletrack that are waiting to be explored. Most of the land is privately owned, and the owner himself has expressed but twp concerns; no motos - and keep the trails in good condition- and he'll keep the land open to us. I know of three people who ride in there, myself included. The only reason I can come up with that it's still open is because nobody else rides it and everybody who rides it maintains it, and nobody rides moto on it. Respect is the key word- we respect him, he respects us, and all four of us are happy. Also, none of the four of us are dumb enough to say exactly where it is.
Selling
Jul 16, 2014 at 5:57
Jul 16, 2014

Bell Bellistic

$20 USD
This is a Bell Bellistic helmet in black, size medium. I can count on both hands how many times I've worn it, and on a hand missing four fingers and a thumb how many times I've ridden with it. It has a few scuffs from being packed into a full car while moving across the country and that's it. Buyer to pay shipping via paypal (starting at $15 anywhere in the states). I can meet locally to drop it off as well- I live 15 minutes away from Rutland/Killington, work in Middlebury, and frequent Burlington, so feel free to ask.

Selling
Jul 9, 2014 at 7:25
Jul 9, 2014

SRAM X9 10spd rear derailleur

$35 USD
Selling a medium cage SRAM X9 10 speed rear derailleur in good condition. Comes with a used chain (Either a SRAM PC1091 or 1071, don't remember which one it is). I was planning on using this derailleur as it came with the bike I bought, but further research suggests it's not compatible with 9-speed shifters. Oh well. Carbon cage for bling factor. Photos to come tonight, buyer to pay actual shipping. Will trade for an X9 or x7 short cage 9 speed rear derailleur.

Selling
Jun 4, 2014 at 19:25
Jun 4, 2014

Sram X9 DMD front derailleur

$10 USD
2011 SRAM X9 direct mount front derailleur. Looks pretty beat up but shifts perfectly. Definitely bottom pull compatible, probably top pull too with some frame magic mumbo jumbo. 2x10 compatible, not sure about 3x setups. Shipping is $5 stateside, or you could pick it up in person- no odds to me. Paypal or cash only.

Selling
May 31, 2014 at 9:09
May 31, 2014

WTB Rocket V Carbon/Titanium

$10 USD
Worn condition 2011 WTB Rocket V saddle. Ti rails with other blingy carbon bits. Saddle has a few tears and looks pretty rough but is still comfy... If it's the right width for you. One rail looks mildly bent, but it's hard to tell when it's installed. Recently acquired this as part of a sale, but I need a wider saddle 'cause I'm fat. Local pickup or paypal only, buyer to pay actual shipping.

Selling
May 31, 2014 at 9:06
May 31, 2014

Bontrager RaceLite 750mm, inc grips and stem.

$30 USD
Scratched but otherwise good condition 2011 Bontrager Race Lite flat handlebars with locking Bontrager grips and rythm pro stem. Bars measure 750mm wide uncut and stem measures 80mm long by 7* rise/drop. Recently acquired this as part of a sale, but I don't need it because I've already got my demo bars, ruffian grips and an awesome RaceFace D2 stem. Local pickup or paypal only, buyer to pay actual shipping.

Selling
May 31, 2014 at 8:59
May 31, 2014

*Price Drop* 20mm Rockshox Revelation 150mm Dual Air

$160 USD
2011 Rockshox Revelation 150mm fork with 20mm through-axle and tapered steer tube. One stanchion has an inch long scratch and the other has a few shorter, minor scratches. Lowers are pretty beat up and have been de-stickered. This is the Dual-Air fork with compression, rebound and lockout with floodgate adjustment- all adjusters work properly. This price is my absolute rock bottom- I've been gradually dropping my prices to see who'll look, but this is now as low as they're going to come down and I won't take a cent less. Paypal or local pickup, buyer to pay actual shipping cost.

Selling
May 31, 2014 at 8:56
May 31, 2014

*Price Drop* Shimano Saint M810

$235 USD
Visibly used but still perfect working condition 2011 Saint M810 brakes. Super DH stoppers with orange brake hose by Jagwire. Recently acquired these as part of a sale, but I already have the brakes I'm going to run. Only includes an Avid 203mm PM front adaptor- no other adaptors or rotors. Rear brake needs to be bled. This price is my absolute rock bottom- I've been gradually dropping my prices to see who'll look, but this is now as low as they're going to come down and I won't take a cent less. Paypal or local pickup, buyer to pay actual shipping (shouldn't be more than $15 insured). Shipping only to USA.

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