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John Fisch added a comment on Think You're a Mountain Biking Expert? Think Again.
Great article! Especially because it assuages my guilt at not calling myself an expert! Problem is, even if I rack up...
21 hours ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Mountain Biking Basics: Trail Etiquette
As one of those riders who generally makes way for the downhiller, and who believes that we should all hit...
2 days ago
 

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John Fisch commented on a photo of Yeti SB66
Photo is captioned "my bike" but we can't see much of the bike! Love all the matching Yeti turquoise garb though....
5 days ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Your Trail Is No Longer Epic: IMBA Retires Epic Rides to Hall of Fame
+1 for the WTH response to de-epicing the mighty Monarch Crest?!?!?!? I appreciate and applaud the return to the true meaning...
5 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Need Help Planning Fall Trip
Lee, I suspect one day at Palo Duro should be adequate. It's definitely worth a day, but I'd be hard pressed...
6 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Need Help Planning Fall Trip
Lee, You have lots of great options. 1. Moab is indeed fantastic, but as you say it is a long haul....
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Introduction and New Bike Question
Mark, The world of bikes is so broad these days and there are so many categories, the "what bike should I...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Race Report: Los Alamos Rock 'n' Roll EnduroFest
Thanks for the report! This one looks like a ton of fun--may have to look into it for next year. I've...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Mountain Biking Basics: Trail Etiquette
"IMO the best way to do that for both riders to follow the “uphill has right of way” rule* UNLESS...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Mountain Biking Basics: Trail Etiquette
The whole downhill/uphill thing has many facets. For me, it really depends on the specific situation. If I'm in the...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Polish MTB Champion Designs Radical Internal Drive System
So less maintenance will be required. That is indeed swell. But when maintenance is required, how difficult is it to...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Mountain Biking Basics: Trail Etiquette
Directional by day is an excellent idea. When I first moved to Colorado Springs and started riding The Chutes, I...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Hole In the Ground Loop
Glad you liked it. Hole in the ground was my favorite ride during my Tahoe vacation and remains one of...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch replied to Road trip?
John, Would you like to hit the Wasatch trail together- it would be nice not to be solo for that...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: The New Yeti SB5c
Thanks for a great review. Maybe, if I start putting my pennies in a jar right now, I'll have enough for...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch commented on a photo of Bearded Vulture Pass Trails
Spectacular! As if my wish list wasn't already too long.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
Dave, I think switch is Yeti proprietary, so I doubt any other bikes have it. They haven't licensed it like the...
on Jul 19, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
They started with the SB-66 (26" wheel/6" travel) Then they added the SB-95 (29" wheel/5" travel) Then they added the SB-75 (27.5"...
on Jul 18, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
That makes sense. I did make a mistake, however. I'm not sure why I typed Nomad--the bike I had in...
on Jul 18, 2014
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
One more note. This doesn't seem to jive with this article: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-news/news-yeti-abandons-downhill-racing-in-2014-focuses-solely-on-enduro/ If Yeti racing is focused on Enduro Racing, what is...
on Jul 18, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
I'm surprised they didn't run this one with a bit more travel. With 27.5" wheels and 6" travel, the Santa...
on Jul 17, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a review of Arroyo Hondo Open Space

This little trail network is very easily accessible for I-25 passers by. While most of the trail is upper novice...
on Jul 12, 2014
 

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John Fisch added Arroyo Hondo Open Space
This is just an 86 acre open space on the East end of Santa Fe close to I-25. There is...
on Jul 12, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a map of Amole Canyon
on Jul 12, 2014
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Amole Canyon

While these make for very nice ski trails, they leave a lot to be desired for biking. The tread is...
on Jul 9, 2014
 

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John Fisch added Amole Canyon
This is a collection of service road, double track, ATV track, and a smidge of singletrack, all of which is...
on Jul 9, 2014
 

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John Fisch replied to Pagosa Springs
Honez, Sorry nobody's responded. The area around Pagosa has some of the most spectacular mountains on the planet, but most of...
on Jul 7, 2014
 

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John Fisch commented on a photo of Rocky Mountain Fanatik 2002
Very Cool -- great ol' bike. I have a 2000 RM Oxygen Race hardtail -- still going strong.
on Jul 4, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Caught in the Current of the River of Time
Great article! "But I don’t think we’re sticks. I think we’re kayakers. I think we can fight and tame the river. I think...
on Jul 3, 2014
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Things Every Mountain Biker Has to Do in Park City, UT
Very timely article as I'm headed to Park City this month! I'll only have two full days in town with other...
on Jul 3, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a review of Endura Xtract

Extremely lightweight Packs down smaller than a can of beer Waterproof Reasonably breathable Looks sharp Great value--better than most jackets twice its price
on Jul 2, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a photo of Endura Xtract
on Jul 2, 2014
 

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John Fisch added Endura Xtract
Lightweight, breathable, rainproof jacket.
on Jul 2, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Race Report: Taxing High Alpine Climbs and Punishing Descents During BME Durango, Day 1
What a great read! " . . . this is what mountain biking should be!" Finding that special moment never grows old....
on Jul 2, 2014
 

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John Fisch replied to Colorado questions.
Neil, Check this recent thread from the West forum covering Salida: viewtopic.php?f=86&t=11044 Feel free to ask more specific questions if that doesn't help...
on Jun 30, 2014
 
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