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    San Diego, CA
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    MSX 100v 1860wh | Kingsong 14D

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  1. Posting on this thread to keep the trail ride continuity going. I was up in the Mt. Laguna area and said to myself, it would be a real shame if I don't check out some of the trails while I'm up here. I've hiked and rode a mountain bike at up here, but no wheel rides yet. 'Nuff said.
  2. ZenRyder

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I wanted to scope out some trails at Mt. Laguna. This route goes around Big Laguna Lake and yes the title is a play on the phrase "Big Kahuna". What do you think? Would you go on a ride here?
  3. ZenRyder

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Went out for a little trail riding at Mission Trails in San Diego. Almost ran over a Rattle Snake with but managed to slip past. He wasn't too happy about it. But overall a nice route with some monster hills. The GPS on my phone broke, so I tried to make a route with Google Earth and export the video for geographic context.
  4. Mission Trails loop from the Mission Gorge near Kumeyaay Campground through the canyons and over the North/South Fortuna saddle, down through Tierrasanta and then back on the 52. A 14 mile loop of trails, bikepath, and a little bit of street. Would this be a good San Diego Group Ride??
  5. Wow, that's a bummer. Yes, you definitely need to RMA that camera. Not good at all. Good video though. It will be nice when you get the replacement and can post more videos.
  6. Posting here to promote trail rides. I love my TSG Pass helmet, but when it gets hot in the summer, I was wanting a full face helmet that gives me more air flow. So I went with a TLD Stage helmet (sans the visor) which is very light weight (around 700 grams, 1.5 lbs), but still protects the chin in case of a full face plant. Plenty of air makes you feel like you're one with the road. No commentary this time, just the ride with some classic rock and roll.
  7. ZenRyder

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Great videos guys! Thanks for posting. I love my TSG Pass helmet, but when it gets hot in the summer, I was wanting a full face helmet that gives me more air flow. So I went with a TLD Stage helmet (sans the visor) which is very light weight (around 700 grams, 1.5 lbs), but still protects the chin in case of a full face plant. Plenty of air makes you feel like you're one with the road. No commentary, just the ride with some classic rock and roll.
  8. This ride has some trails in it. But most notable is the steep grade that I found. I did not tilt the camera to make it look steeper. The Insta360 GPS keeps it level and you can see by the horizon that it is just an insane road that goes to the top of a mountain. I also used the 2k resolution to guarantee the vp09 codec playback. This format get the most bang for the bits. Do you agree?
  9. ZenRyder

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Crazy Steep! Join me on a quest to ride the steepest paved road in San Diego county, according to my own limited research and subjective opinion. It's a fun trek through the streets and trails to find and take on the challenging 34 degree grade. What's the steepest grade you've conquered? Share if you dare!
  10. I opened the wheel housing and widened it so the wheel would spin in the housing. Then I suspended the wheel from a ladder and then used a piece of wood zip tied to the handle to tilt the wheel in the right direction until it was going about 30 mph. Then I held coarse sand paper to the side of the tire. That worked out pretty well for me. But I totally agree that I am probably influenced by how I modified each one to make them fit. Glad you're enjoying your wheel and the great traction options that are out there. Plus, i appreciate hearing your point of view. Thanks!
  11. Great trail ride videos! I'll add my own recent one here. Cheers!
  12. ZenRyder

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Finally got around to editing my footage of the Otay Mountain ride a while back. Fun times with the SD EUC group and a few friends from LA.
  13. I have tried the SR241 & the SR244 and I agree with several of your findings. This is a small club who have tried them both and are able to make a comparison so thanks for posting your review. I concur that the SR241 is twitchier and makes more road noise. I found the SR241 was harder to fit in the case that the SR244. I also had to grind out some of the shell to make the 244 fit and then when I put in the SR241, it was too tight to run at higher pressure. I felt like I had to sand down the SR241 even further than the SR244 in order to run it. While the traction was pretty good, definitely better than stock, I didn't think it was near as good as the SR244 on the trail. So, I think we're in agreement there. I have not tried that Knobby 2.5", but I'm tempted for sure. Right now, I took off the SR241 and put the SR244 back on. It is truly my favorite dual sport tire. Not too loud and annoying in the street and a beast on the trails. I do not have problems with torque at low speeds. It's true it's a larger tire, so maybe your feeling that, but I just don't feel there are any negatives worth mentioning other than getting it to fit right. In fact, I think getting the right balance of the tire when mounted is a big part of it. Adding some lube to the rim and inflating slowly helps to avoid a lopsided mount.
  14. I just wanted to use this image since it's applicable to this discussion...
  15. Wow, I gotta say, that looks pretty compelling. The only concern I have is that there is a lot of air space and it seems like there is not much room to put enough battery. These wheels are designed so tight normally. If the range is still reasonable, this could be a game changer. But if it's pitiful, then it might not be worth it. In the end though, this ups the ante for Gotway to bring something to the table. I'd love to see their take on this. Plus I'd love to give my knees a break on the rougher trails and I think this kind of solution would be worth it's weight in gold.
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