November 20, 2012 at 8:51 am #23772RayParticipant
I would totally steal that seat!November 20, 2012 at 8:55 am #23773SteeevyoMember
Haha yes that’s why this bike will not be left anywhere unattended.November 20, 2012 at 9:25 am #23776Chris ZiichModerator
photo only loads up to the seat for me. I want to see this bike porn damnit!November 20, 2012 at 9:27 am #23777CharlieKeymasterQuote:I would totally steal that seat!
Brooks seat I assume? Overall the bike looks great, congrats!Quote:photo only loads up to the seat for me. I want to see this bike porn damnit!
Try now, I just ran the photo resize script on it, probably at the same time you were loading it.November 20, 2012 at 9:28 am #23779Chris ZiichModerator
thanks. i was furiously slamming my F5 key.
also, i came.
shit is hot!
the hipster in me is love with this bikeNovember 20, 2012 at 9:37 am #23780SteeevyoMember
I’ll bring it over tonight Charlie. Yes it’s a Brooks Saddle. Vintage edition.
The guys picked it for me and found the perfect one I think.November 20, 2012 at 11:45 am #23784NeleParticipant
you should see my ride back home. Its a 30’s-40’s pre-Soviet time Estonian bicycle with the kind of breaks that you have to turn the pedals backwards in order to stop. Its a deep blue and it has golden rims- totally bling. Now thats bicycle porn… Gosh, how I miss my bike!November 21, 2012 at 5:39 am #23815Ye MingParticipant
I saw this awesome idea today for anyone who can’t throw away his bike when is completly ragged.November 21, 2012 at 5:42 am #23818kaleParticipant
Hi guys,There is a XC session is on this Saturday Nov 24th. Anyone want to join just PM me, we can get there together.March 24, 2013 at 5:49 am #28770MarkMember
I am coming to chengdu next week (29th-7th) for some mountain biking. reading the posts above it is looking promising. i have a few questions and would be very grateful if you could help:
1)in Qingbaijiang, to the north east, there are some purpose built tracks where the National Mountain Bike Championship were held. are these good to ride? does anybody know exactly where they are?
2)my other plans is to ride (or bus it) to Songpan up in the north where i have read the horse trekking is good, so i assume the mountain biking is also good. is this a good plan, or is the park closed to bikes.
3)around chengdu or with reasonable distance from chengdu can anybody recommend a mtb hot spots
4)does anybody fancy joining me for any of the above?
MarkMarch 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm #28806
1. I did an XC race in Qingbaijiang almost two years ago and I think it was on that track you are mentioning. It was OK but pretty short, top of the field did 3 laps in under 50 minutes. That was the only time I went out there so can’t comment on other trails in the area but I don’t think it is worth going all the way out there for. There is more/better stuff closer. Not saying it is bad though, if someone wants to drive out it’s worth a day.
2. Never been to Songpan but it’s the next mountain bike trip I want to do. From my experience once you get up to a good elevation in the west of Sichuan there is tons of trail and you can just do what you want, I’ve done a couple trips near Kangding/Tagong with both an XC bike and DH bike, had a blast. I met the guy who runs this company: http://www.adventure-access.com/ last year and I bet if you gave him a call he could give you some info on the area.
3. Longquan 龙泉 is the kind of standard place to go. Just to the south of it in the Baihe 白粭 area is where most of the good trails are. That said we have been riding that same range of hills farther south outside of Taiping 太平 at an area called Danjing Shan 丹景山 and it is sick, still kind of figuring it out but there seems to be tons of potential. I will PM you my email address and if we can’t make it out together I can send you a KMZ file for Google Earth for Longquan and give you directions for Danjing Shan.
4. Yeah man! I’ll PM I can usually ride on Sunday but I could probably pull of a weekday as well if we go early.March 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm #28820March 25, 2013 at 4:52 am #28840
Thanks for posting those videos, hadn’t seen them before. The first one is from Luodai 洛带 near the fake great wall. It’s a pretty good track but that is the only thing there, about 2-3 minute downhill run. The second is from Pengzhou 彭州 which is north of Chengdu, never been there but that dude riding absolutely rips, rode with him last year a couple times, definitely the fastest guy around Chengdu. Last one is the lower part of Longquan 龙泉 which is pretty accessible but pretty short. I usually try to get out on Sundays so let me know if you are interested.March 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm #28865MarkMember
cheers for the tips peoples. i think i have formulated a plan…
ride Pengzhou on saturday (30th)
ride Longquan on sunday (31st)
catch a bus or train to songpan on monday, do some exploring then ride back to chengdu from thursday through the saturday.
could anyone send me the a good starting location in in Pengzhou or longquan. expecting to get pretty lost!
MarkMarch 26, 2013 at 5:12 am #28923
unfortunetly i dont have mtb bike, just city bike… but do you know if there is some mtb rental shop?March 28, 2013 at 6:03 am #29015
Bummer. I don’t know of any rental shops for mountain bikes. Try to bring your bike back with you next time you go home?March 28, 2013 at 7:51 am #29017
stephen: im will go back home on july, but im not sure if/when i will return… but bringing my stumpjumper here is good idea.
btw: what bike do you ride?March 28, 2013 at 10:19 am #29032Roberto BiondoParticipant
So, about a couple of weeks ago I posted that ‘A Week in Chengdu and still No Clue’ thread and the whole issue of bike thievery came up. Well, today I have been at the receiving end of Chinese bike thievery. Went to the supermarket outside my complex on Fuqing Road where it meets the 2nd ring road, left my bike outside LOCKED, was in the supermarket 15 minutes and came back to see that my LOCKED bike had vanished. Pretty pissed off, not as much because the bike got stolen but because was the school’s I am teaching at and now I have to buy a replacement bike as it’s my responsibility. Can’t really afford to piss money up the wall for a bike at this stage, so that’s what’s really pissing me off.
With that in mind, where can I get a LEGIT used bike for sale? Can’t really be dealing with spending upwards of 200RMB for a new bike just for some asshole to steal it AGAIN.March 29, 2013 at 3:49 am #29060LarryParticipantQuote:my LOCKED bike had vanished
What immovable object did you lock your bike to?March 29, 2013 at 3:49 am #29146LarryParticipantQuote:my LOCKED bike had vanished
What immovable object did you lock your bike to?
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