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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

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John Fisch   2 days ago
added a review of Agate Creek
 

Yet another great route off the Crest. It has a great mix of super steep and pedally, gnarly and not...
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This is a mostly unremarkable trail by Summit County standards. The descents aren't much to speak of and the only...
John Fisch   1 week ago
added a comment on 8 Must-Visit Mountain Bike Getaway Resorts
 
Pretty sure I'd be glad to spend a spell at any of the above (but the Texas one only in...
That's how I always end up looking at it. I don't think I've ever taken a trip after which I...
"I can think of few things worse than hiking along and having a string of fat-tires headed my way shredding...
Interestingly, I recently encountered just that. My wife and I just spent four days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness...
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added a review of LaFrambois Island
 

Not much here either in the way of mileage or variety, but its worth a stop if you're in the...
Being able to ride with my son has been fantastic. For some it's fishing or baseball, but for us, fat...
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
added a review of Cross Roads Trail
 

Actually called Maple Hill Park, this is a delightful little trail system making the most out of a modest sized...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added Liegon Trail System
 
This is a very twisty bit of mostly novice to lower intermediate singletrack tucked into a combination xc ski trail...
 

This network is pretty much everything it's reputed to be. Remote, rugged, gnarly, scenic, and tons o' fun. One of...
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John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a review of Liegon Trail System
 

Surprisingly fun little network in a place you'd never expect to find one. There's not much topography or mileage, but...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a review of Cuyuna Lakes
 

Superb trail system with something for everyone, nice views of the lakes, and enough miles to keep one entertained on...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a review of WinMan Trail
 

What a pleasant surprise this trail was! It's not a huge network and it's not in a MTB-intensive area, but...
 

I found this to be a Jekyll and Hyde trail system. The good stuff was great, but the not so...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a review of Ojibwe Trail
 

This trail is the reason to come to the Cable cluster. There were some annoying reroutes (seemingly around some new...
 

Think of this system as the less refined/more interesting (if not necessarily more fun) flipside to the South Marquette trails....
 

The folks in Marquette definitely have it going on, mtb-wise. They have carved a nicely varied and very entertaining trail...
John Fisch   on Aug 6, 2015
added Brewer Park
 
From the parking lot, head up the hill to the dirt road. Instead of turning right onto the Piedmont Trails,...
John Fisch   on Aug 6, 2015
added a review of Piedmont
 

This trail delivers big time fun with a great variety of fast and flowy, tight and twisty, packed and tacky,...
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John Fisch   on Aug 6, 2015
added a review of Brewer Park
 

I don't give out 5 stars easily, and certainly not east of the Rockies, but this trail is an absolute...
John Fisch   on Aug 6, 2015
replied to Thank you John Fisch
 
It honestly wasn't my intention to steer anyone away from the trail!!! It just really hit me the wrong way and...
John Fisch   on Aug 6, 2015
added a comment on Bishop's Rock Is a Bona Fide MTB Playground
 
Must . . . go . . . soon . . .!!!
John Fisch   on Aug 3, 2015
added a review of Movil Maze
 

Excellent, flowy and fun trail tucked in the woods north of Bemidji. The locals have done a stellar job with...
John Fisch   on Aug 2, 2015
added a review of Mb Johnson Park
 

Not many miles and no tech. Even so, the trails are entertaining to enough to be worth doing a few...
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John Fisch   on Aug 2, 2015
added a review of Gooseberry mound park
 

Surprisingly good trail system mostly running in a narrow space between the Red River and the rest of the park/suburbia....
John Fisch   on Aug 1, 2015
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,...
John Fisch   on Jul 31, 2015
added a review of Barr Trail / Pikes Peak
 

BIG mountain. BIG views. BIG vertical. BIG gnar. This is epic, rad, sketchy, treacherous, and BIG fun. Even with a...
John Fisch   on Jul 31, 2015
added 2 photos.
 
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John Fisch   on Jul 30, 2015
added a comment on Exploring the Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska
 
Great article! A testamant to the true spirit of mountain biking and why I became hooked in the first place....
John Fisch   on Jul 28, 2015
added a comment on Review: 2016 Scott Genius 700 Tuned Plus (27.5+)
 
When I reviewed the Chumba Ursa 29+, I was sold on the plus size tire concept. It seems to be...
John Fisch   on Jul 27, 2015
replied to Anything Wisconsin
 
Anybody up for hitting Winman and/or CAMBA Cable/Namakagon on Sunday, Aug 9?
John Fisch   on Jul 25, 2015
added 2 photos.
 
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John Fisch   on Jul 25, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Jul 22, 2015
added a comment on Shhh! 15 Under the Radar Mountain Bike Destinations
 
Well, don't get too excited--a lot of California has moved into Montana--although that's more around Bozeman and Missoula than Whitefish....
John Fisch   on Jul 20, 2015
added a comment on Shhh! 15 Under the Radar Mountain Bike Destinations
 
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   on Jul 15, 2015
added a map of Burning Bear Trail
 
John Fisch   on Jul 15, 2015
added 9 photos.
 
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John Fisch   on Jul 15, 2015
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   on Jul 15, 2015
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...
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