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XPost from a "Southeast - AR, LA, TN, MS, AL, SC, GA, FL" Forum thread, perhaps of interest to other fine folks in the Surly gang. It's in reference to the annual ~50M Florida trail ride northwest of Gainesville. Ride is Saturday, 13 January. See also http://www.sanfelasco.net/

We've been looking forward to TdF since last January's awesome ride.
Hope Cellon Creek Loop's dry enough so we can ride the pretty north section that was flooded and bypassed last time.
Looks as though the temp will be about 30 degrees warmer than last year. 80 in January? That's got to be a bit more comfy for the volunteers who were out all day in the 20mph wind last time
The Felasco CSO and its many volunteers did an amazing job of taking care of us.
Some photos from last year:
http://members3.clubphoto.com/john272201/4003513/guest.phtml
I hope to take many more photos and some video this year. Better camera gear should help this time. See if you can pick through all the original Barney Blue Purple Pearl Sizzurple Pugsleys on the trail, and smile for the camera.
I need another handicap to slow me down with nearly 40lb of Pugsley to pedal.
See you all there,
jk
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"If I fall you're going down with me" - Trail running advice from my Dixie Chicks
"Pugsley: It's how I roll" http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html
 

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Photos up

Posted here:
http://tallahasseetrails.smugmug.com/gallery/2345758
The Pugsley behaved impeccably on all the trails, including the tight/technical.
Well, the grass/prairie "moguls" aren't to my liking. That's the only place I wouldn't mind something like a Maverick SC32 on the front end:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=172324&highlight=SC32
It would also help if I weighed 220lb, rather than 120. I supply no damping.
I was reminded yet again that "running-fit" ain't 51M on 40lb of Pugsley-in-the-woods fit. Ah yes - training is specific. Didn't feel worn out after I got off the bike. I just couldn't get the pedaling muscles to contract powerfully. No cramps, just wimpy.
Those who continue to ask how Pugsleys perform at all-purpose riding should stop worrying. Just shut up and get one, you'll love it.
Edit: To answer an inquiry about the Pugsley's weight:
As outfitted for Felasco this year, it weighed 43.62lb.
Minus filled water bottle, Hammer Gel flask, MountainMorph pump, and underseat wedgie toolbag, 39.99lb.

jk
http://tallahasseetrails.smugmug.com/
"If I fall you're going down with me" - Trail running advice from my Dixie Chicks
"Pugsley: It's how I roll" http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html
 

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TallahasseeTrails
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Tour de Felasco video

Video here:
Copied to here as well:
(Same exact video - different YouTube account name - "TallahasseeTrails")
Re the quality of this video:
Be gentle with me, it's my first video posted on YouTube. Or anywhere, for that matter.
If you learn from your mistakes, I'll be a genius soon.
John
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http://tallahasseetrails.smugmug.com/
"If I fall you're going down with me" - Trail running advice from my Dixie Chicks
"Pugsley: It's how I roll" http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html
 
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