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Colorado Springs // Colorado

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About Me

I originally took up mountain biking in 2000 at the age of 35 because I spent all summer whining that I couldn't ski. However, the addiction soon took over and I now ride knobbies much more than I ride sticks. I'm a classic short attention span kind of guy and would generally ride an average trail for the first time than a great trail for the second time, and I will take every opportunity I can, short of ignoring the commitments of my family and day job, to seek out new trails, which is why my trails ridden list is so long.

My Bikes

John Fisch   18 hours ago
added a review of Potters Pastures

Kudos for developing such an extensive trail system in the only hills for a hundred miles in any direction. However,...

BIG mountain. BIG views. BIG vertical. BIG gnar. This is epic, rad, sketchy, treacherous, and BIG fun. Even with a...
John Fisch   1 day ago
added 2 photos.
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When I reviewed the Chumba Ursa 29+, I was sold on the plus size tire concept. It seems to be...
John Fisch   6 days ago
replied to Anything Wisconsin
Anybody up for hitting Winman and/or CAMBA Cable/Namakagon on Sunday, Aug 9?
John Fisch   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
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John Fisch   1 week ago
added a review of Elk Park Trail

Outstanding trail! Drop dead scenery. Fast and furious. Technical in places. Great mix of open areas and tight area. Some...
Well, don't get too excited--a lot of California has moved into Montana--although that's more around Bozeman and Missoula than Whitefish....
Other great "under the radar" destinations I have hit in the past: Vernal, Utah Gallup, NM Buffalo, WY Canmore, Alberta On tap for this summer: Marquette,...
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added 9 photos.
+ 8 others
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added a review of Burning Bear Trail

This trail seems to have a bit more grunt than payoff. The climbs are steep and relentless, and often littered...
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added Burning Bear Trail
This is a simple out and back from either end. The trail climbs sharply from an elevation of about 9,600...

Light Cool Flexible Comfortable
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Cool Flexible Comfortable
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added 2 photos.
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Lightweight, flexible knee pads.
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Lightweight, flexible elbow pads
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a map of Ute Pass Trail
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a review of Ute Pass Trail

Lots of loose gravel on a steep grade without much of a payoff. There are far better trails in the...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added Ute Pass Trail
Mostly wide, gravelly and steep but non-technical singletrack. The trail veers away from the incline and more closely parallels US...
Hope you find some fellow fat tire fanatics to share your adventures with--it can get lonely out there. Thanks. Ain't that...
chuckt Line Creek is positively choice! Those others are still on my bucket list.
John Fisch   on Jul 4, 2015
replied to Appalachian Mountains Road Trip?
Wow! Big trip there with literally thousands of options! I have plotted out a few Eastern trips in addition to having...
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John Fisch   on Jul 4, 2015
replied to MTB video music
Just my 2 cents coming: I don't understanding the setting of MTB videos to rap music. Most mountain biking is done...
John Fisch   on Jun 26, 2015
replied to Lake Tahoe Trails
Have you tried the Hole in the Ground yet? It's an awesome loop with a couple miles of pavement, but it's...
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To be honest, there's really no such thing as a single bike which is up to the rigors of legitimate...
Alex, There aren't many PEOPLE there, let alone may who ride In any case, there are worse places to be. When...
John Fisch   on Jun 20, 2015
replied to New to Singletracks
Thanks all. I went out Wednesday evening with a small group and had a blast. I can't remember the last...
John Fisch   on Jun 18, 2015
added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in South Dakota
The Black Hills are a trail riders paradise. In addition to the above 5, there are many more great trails...
John Fisch   on Jun 15, 2015
added a comment on 10 Reasons to Explore a New Trail
Hmmm. . . . It seems we have much in common--much of my thought process and personality are expressed in that...

Best technical climber ever! Super stiff. Sturdy and lightweight. Insanely high fun factor.
John Fisch   on Jun 13, 2015
added 14 photos.
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This is a pretty ho-hum mountain biking trail. The start is almost completely overgrown and where the trail can be...
+ 2 others
John Fisch   on Jun 13, 2015
added a review of Trail #1425

This trail is the reason to come to the Arnold Gulch area. It is the only real singletrack and, while...
John Fisch   on Jun 13, 2015
added a review of Trail #1423

This is pretty standard ATV trail--wide and pretty sandy to boot. But the scenery is nice and it provides the...
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