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So I hit the Homer Lemming trifecta: a 5-Pack, a Pike, and a Gravity Dropper!

The bike started out as a Burner, getting the seatpost and then fork upgraded over the last year. The trifecta was made when I swapped the Burner's front triangle for a 6-Pack's ... thanks to Greg at turnerbikes! Rockers are from a Spot, bought from another mtbr'er.

Maiden voyage was the "Loon Lake Loop", which is ~6 miles of very rough singletrack and ~6 miles of the Rubicon Trail, the "road" that crosses the Sierra between Wentworth Springs and Lake Tahoe and hosts the yearly Jeep Jamboree.

Following pic is representative of the Rubicon, and is a few hundred feet above the Little Sluice. This was ridable ... Little Sluice is barely walkable.



While 5-Packs are nothing new, I would like to note the very pimp two-tone paint job. ;) That, along with the Garmin Edge 305 (not pictured), is what I predict is the next big thing in Homerdom. I've already bought my GRMN options.

And so I don't lose any credibility, my sofa shot.

 

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Hey, here in Montana we ride stuff like that on a flux -- backwards even! :rolleyes:

Hehe. Your mix and match ride looks good (love the rear tri - sort of a red anno?). And I love the "couch" shot. The rug alone begs for more views of what must be an interesting decor.

The GRMN stuff is all the rage among Specialized riders around here, BTW. :D
 

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The edge is for pu$$ies... you gotta have the 60CSx so you can autoroute to all local Latte shops and pose properly.


I'm digging the Burnpacker... gotta love the Turner mix&match options.
 

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Nice! That's a new combo. Burner rear, Spot rockers? and pack front. :thumbsup:
 

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I've done that loop. There's definitely some rough terrain.
 

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thats so cool, i always wondered what my blue anodized rear triangle would look like if i ever busted the front. im no longer bummud about not having a polished rear triangle. looks great.
 

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The Garmin 60CS (sans the 'x') is mounted on a Jones H-Bar on the singlespeed. Chicks dig it. Seriously though, I'm really liking the Edge 305's ability to correlate location with heart rate. For any spirited ride (mainly road rides and a loop I do on the singlespeed) I wear my Polar HRM, but I always had to visualize where on the trail I was based on the elevation plot. The Edge rolls it all together very nicely.

Our interior definately has a contemporary/modern bent. We don't have a Nelson Marshmallow Sofa, though we do have other things by Nelson, as well as other recognizable designs/designers (Poulsen, Noguchi, ...). Even some IKEA to round it out. :)

The rear-end is from a painted Supergo Burner. If I had a blue saddle and handlebars, it would look very patriotic. I may strip the paint eventually, but for now I'd rather ride.

I've seen very very few references to the Loon Lake/Rubicon Trail anywhere on MTBR. I originally did the ride > 10 years ago, and the memories had faded. I remember it was tough, but I figured a 5-Pack would solve all of that. You walk at about the same speed whatever bike you are pushing though. :skep:
 

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a couple Loon Lake/Rubicon pics

Considering the amount of easily accessible granite, I'm not sure why the place isn't swarmed. A couple more pics...

1. panorama of Loon Lake from the south side on the singletrack

2. the large granite bowl just north of the lake on the Rubicon Trail

3. zoomed in image of some trucks that were climbing out, to give scale to the size

I dunno that I'll be back to ride the loop any time soon, but I will go to play on the granite (it is literally an easy coast down from the parking).





 

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Bikezilla said:
The edge is for pu$$ies... you gotta have the 60CSx so you can autoroute to all local Latte shops and pose properly.
You got that right. I'm using the 60CSx to map all of my favorte trails... and to get to the Latte Shoppe :D

The 60CSx is a great GPS, but a bit fragile. A buddy endoed big time yesterday and broke a button on it... It was in his pack. He also had an Etrex vista on the bars that was fine. Go figure.
 
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