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jhawk last won the day on November 29 2016

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About jhawk

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  • Birthday 04/14/1977

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    Jesse Hawk
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    2011 Triumph Sprint GT

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  1. Vulture's Knob race - 8/19/17

    I work all this weekend, last all weekend shift then back to having Sundays off. Just in time for cross season!
  2. Cross is coming!

    I think they often have fatbike groups at the CX races. I know some of them did last year. So you wont be racing against others on CX bikes. Yes, you will be faster on CX bike, 29er, or a road bike than a fatbike. It depends on if that is important to you to have a different bike for whatever setting you are riding in to go faster. All bikes will do 5, 10, 20 or 100 miles just depends on terrain and how fast you want to get there as to what bike is "best" for the job. I ride all types of terrain with all sorts of people and enjoy doing it all as quick as possible. So having a bike that fits the riding I am doing is important to me. I think the CX bike could replace my road ride if I wasn't into doing crit races and chasing cars on the road! <---Stands up - Hi my name's Jesse and I'm addicted to bikes!
  3. Cross is coming!

    Like I tell my wife, at least I'm not buying several motorcycles or into cars! I really like the 1X set up on my MTB and this is very similar. The only time I wished I had 2X was when I did the Mohican 100. Of course all the issues I have with a 1X set up can be resolved with more fitness, but for rides with lots of climbing or long toury rides I can see the pro's to 2X. I really like less crap on the bike, so am going with the develop more fitness to handle it!
  4. Ride tales - Share your rides!

    Went out for our normal Tuesday evening ride and ended up adding a random rider on while going through the metro park. Guy was a good rider, had a nice bike and was plenty fast! While out front on a downhill section i hear a super loud PSSSHT! Noticing it wasn't me who flatted I look back to see if it was my friend or the added on rider. Just as I looked back, the added on rider went down hard! We were doing about 30 on the road and he hit some glass that I hadn't seen or gone through. Went sliding thru the next lane and is super lucky there wasn't an oncoming car. His helmet picked up some road rash and saved his brain for sure! Kit was a bit messed up and there was some scraps along his side. A nice person with a truck was able to take him and his bike back home. We have gone down that road 100's of times, without any issues. Since most here on this site already ride motorcycles and are pretty much pro helemt and gear I'm sure it need not be said, but even on your bike please gear up properly and be safe out there!
  5. Cross is coming!

    This is what happens when coworkers get to your bike first. Got the bike assembled last night. Scratched up the carbon seat post by not reaming the seat post tube first. I'm sure there will be more dings to come. I added on a rear fender that mounts to the seatpost for those wet days, will post pics later. Went out for a quick ride with the misses and gotta say this bike is sweet! It's like my road and MTB were locked away in the garage to long and 9 months later this popped out! It brings out an urge to ride over anything and go anywhere. It has also helped to level the playing field with the misses when we ride on the road. I initially got this for CX racing, but am looking forward to putting all sorts of miles on it! Lil strava action: https://www.strava.com/activities/1103364997
  6. Mountain Bike Questions

    Would go 29er or 27+ in tire size. For 27+, hard to beat Specialized Fuse. Trek Roscoe will be coming out soon too for another 27+ option. For 29er, Trek X-Caliber 7 or Specialized Rockhopper Comp are good options, If you can save up to invest a little more, close to $1000, you will get a way better bike. At Eddy's, we've got a good number of bikes in that $700-$1000 range that would be plenty of bike to last a while. Honestly as IP said, you will dump money into a used bike just to bring it up to par. It's not to say you cant get out and have fun on something used, but be prepared to fix stuff as it breaks or as you see the need to upgrade. A $500 used bike can quickly turn into the cost of buying something new! Another thing I always tell people is to hit up demo days or take out one of our rentals. We have the Fuse's available to try before ya buy. This allows you to take it to local trails and try it vs a parking lot test ride. It can also help to see if MTB is something you really enjoy vs something to try and never do again. One of the guys I ride with on the road came out one time with us to try MTB since others in the group go and really enjoy it. He found that it wasnt really for him. He was glad he found out before spending money on a bike!
  7. Cross is coming!

    Just ordered this bad boy to race this year! 2018 Trek Crockett 7. Plus can do some gravel riding and fair weather riding now too. Any others racing NEOCX this year?
  8. Tour de France legs

  9. Mohican - 7/23/17

    Dropping the misses off at the airport Sunday am and heading to Mohican. Should be there and ready to ride by 9am if any care to meet up and ride.
  10. 7/15/17 - Vulture's Knob race 3

    Planned to go there last Sunday, but rain and chance of it being closed changed our plans. VK and West Branch are on the list though for this year!
  11. Medina TT - 7/9/17

    What a fun race! Love the TT format since it inspires to catch up to others. There were 12 men in the Beginner 40+ starting 30 seconds apart. When I saw that I started 6th, my goal was to pass two people and not get passed. I was able to catch one person right away and kept getting glimpses of others in front of me. I managed to pass all 5 in front of me and even caught a few of the Beginner 18-39 fellas that started at least 4 mins before me. It felt great to haul ass and really push through the trails! I took 1st and my time was over 2 mins faster than 2nd place for our category. Still got a ways to go, but very cool to see the progress I've made. Next Sat marks 1 year of owning and riding a MTB, can't wait to see what a few more seasons brings! https://www.strava.com/activities/1075698837
  12. Medina TT - 7/9/17

    Heal up quickly!
  13. Medina TT - 7/9/17

    Just signed up for this, if not busy Sunday you should too! https://331racing.webconnex.com/medinatt2017
  14. 4th of July ride

    Gonna head to Huffman trails in Medina tomorrow am. Meeting up with a few others at 8am if any care to come out. Probably do a few laps of huffman side then head over to do all of Reagen side.
  15. Bikes Bikes and more BIKES!

    Had a great weekend on two wheels! I got to borrow a Trek Fuel EX 5 27+ from our demo fleet and hit Royalview Sat evening and Bedford Sunday am. Such a fun bike but compared to my Procaliber, felt heavy on the climbs. 27+ and full suspension really absorbs all the trail chatter! I returned the bike to our Stow location and just had to try the new Specialized Epic while there! Only got to cruise the parking lot with it, but that is a sweet ride! They slackened the geometry a bit to make it less XC and a bit more trail to help with the more technical XC courses and it felt good! Not like my Procal or the Fuel EX, but right between. They also redid the brain and it sure is nice! Bike stayed stiff as a hardtail until suspension was needed on the little bumps I could find in the parking lot. Super fun bike!