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Ever? Do you mean over a bong? Suspension front and rear. I've got to try one of these dam Fat Bikes!
Where is this trail on ST? Not finding this section under Wheeler or Miner's.
Gdb49   on Jul 21, 2016
added a review of Little Scraggy

Wow! Fun, beautiful, and high quality trail!!
Gdb49   on Jul 12, 2016
commented on The 10 Best Enduro Mountain Bikes for 2016
All the bikes on this list are great bikes, fun article. I did my research and went with the Slash 9 and was surprised not to see it on your list. If you like, I can make personal insults about you and your family since we disagree. I did not get the opportunity to ride…
Gdb49   on Jul 8, 2016
added a review of Trail 401

This trail is truly special. It may not be the greatest ST in history, but it is a great trail...
Gdb49   on Jul 8, 2016
replied to Crested Butte
Everything is open and in great shape on the 401.  Wow what a trail!
Gdb49   on Jul 6, 2016
started a topic: Crested Butte
I am heading up to Crested Butte tomorrow and have time for only one trail.  What should it be?  401 has been on my list so long it hurts( trail conditions?), Doctor Park looks great.  Any suggestions?  Anyone want to ride?   Greg
Started on an 820.  Heavy? Yes! But it will get the job done till you are good enough to know what you want.
Gdb49   on Jul 5, 2016
replied to Budget 1x11 convertion
1x12 is coming out soon, should get a great price on a used 1x11.
Gdb49   on Jun 30, 2016
added a review of Bergen Peak

Brutal, but fun!
Don't know the the "Ten Best", but I'd sure be happy to ride that list!
Gdb49   on May 27, 2016
replied to Is This a Good Beginner Mtb?
Craig'slist-  Look for something like a Rockhopper, 5yrs old.  Get in cheap and still good enough to upgrade components as you get more $$.  AND not an antique.  Good luck!
Gdb49   on May 6, 2016
replied to Steer tube
This is good info, but can anyone answer the original question?  Can I replace a tapered steer tube with a straight steer tube?
Gdb49   on May 4, 2016
replied to Steer tube
29" wheels.  Happy to buy a used fork, just not finding much of a selection.
Gdb49   on May 3, 2016
started a topic: Steer tube
Have an older bike, Rockhopper, with a straight steer tube.  Can't seem to find a good fork for it.  Can I buy a fork with a tapered tube and replace it with a straight tube?  100-120 travel
Gdb49   on Apr 24, 2016
replied to Disc brake discontent, brake fade
Shimano SLX may be the best brake relative to price on the market and common enough to find used.  If you are glazing your brakes, be ready to use sand paper and rubbing alcohol between rides.
Gdb49   on Apr 24, 2016
replied to Helping out a Novice
At 5'10" you are almost certainly going to be on a medium sized frame, even if you are not standard proportions.  $300-$400 bucks will get you a pretty dam good bike on craig's list- have it checked out at your local bike shop first or by a more experienced friend.  Do not go with a…
Gdb49   on Apr 21, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
Will do!
Gdb49   on Apr 17, 2016
replied to Right of way on hills?
If you're looking up far enough, you can usually tell if the other rider is struggling- if so yield.  I like to practice my track stands, this is about the only time I do it and have gotten a lot better. Win/win.
Gdb49   on Apr 17, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
Coming mid summer.  
Gdb49   on Apr 10, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
Wow, that's very helpful.  Thank you Chris.  Out for a week, so can do one day that's a little further out.
Gdb49   on Apr 5, 2016
replied to Portland/ Southern Washington
Looks awesome, thanks.
Gdb49   on Mar 27, 2016
started a topic: Portland/ Southern Washington
Heading to Portland for a week to visit family, so day trips only.  Any recommendations?  Bike can handle anything, rider not quite as good- but willing to ride anything.  Ape Canyon is on my list.  Ride in Colorado, so classic NW riding would be nice ( Ferns, thick trees, loam, etc...)
Gdb49   on Jul 11, 2015
added a review of Colorado Trail: Green Mountain

Another classic section of the Co Trail. Definetly beginner friendly from a tech stand point, it will be the the...
Gdb49   on Jun 28, 2015
added a review of Betasso Preserve

Great trail, lots of weekend traffic as you would expect on trail this good on a weekend. Took my daughter,...
Gdb49   on Mar 12, 2015
added a comment on Video: Top 10 Mountain Bike Innovations
Great list, really well thought out. Other great innovations out there, but not sure any that would replace something on...
Gdb49   on Jan 10, 2015
added a comment on In Praise of the Noob
Powerful artical, brought back memories of those exciting times! Wasn't that long ago for me, been riding for just over...
Gdb49   on Dec 27, 2014
added a comment on Best Trails for Winter Mountain Biking in Colorado
Have to add Canon City- Oil Well Flats, now that they have finished the trails. Gets very little snow and...
Gdb49   on Dec 24, 2014
added a comment on 10 Trails You Like More than Me
John, I have ridden several of these trails and I'm not sure if I agree, but your comment about the...
Gdb49   on Dec 14, 2014
added a review of Oil Well Flats

They opened Anticline, this adds a couple extra very good miles to an already great spot.
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