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John Fisch added a review of Chestnut Mountain

Simple answer--and a common practice. The description is just that--a description. Where the trail is, how to reach the trailhead,...
4 hours ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Heiser Trail

This is indeed a difficult climb that requires a good amount of hike-a-bike. The scenery helps compensate and, if you...
3 days ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Rio en Medio Trail

This is positively vicious as an out and back. It climbs 3,100 verts in just 6.8 miles and most of...
6 days ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Fat Bike Buyer's Guide: High-End Models
So, I really only need one kidney, right?
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added Ellis Trail
The trail starts across the highway from the parking area and heads north for about 2.8 miles before running into...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of 10k and Tree Spring Trail

I love these trais--typical of the Sandias in that there's plenty of techy challenge but not much flow stringing it...
1 week ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Ellis Trail

This is my least favorite of the Sandia Mountain Trails open to mountain biking. The trail is as much doubletrack...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Long Miles, Huge Climbs, and Fast Descents During Day 2 of the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro
Ouch--that initial climb looks most heinous. Probably a pretty strong deterrent for all but the fully committed. Ohhh . ....
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Butcher Ranch

1 to what Greg said. This is the centerpiece and highlight of the classic Downieville Downhill. Fast gnar at its...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Sunrise Trail

This is an excellent "warmup" at the beginning of the Downieville Downhill. Beautiful woods and tight singletrack make for a...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Timberline Cycles

Great shop specializing in custom builds of boutique brands. Mike can usually build a custom rig for less than a...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Mount Falcon Park

Excellent, tough climb--extended steep grade. The bottom half is mostly smooth with a few waterbars as the only tech. The...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Two BrandsTrail

This is a featureless trail which requires passing through suburbia to complete a loop. If it was the only thing...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of South Valley Park

Excellent scenery--boring singletrack. This area's greatest value lies in it being an option for adding a few miles after riding...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Ken Caryl Valley

Private trail system, but you're not missing much. There are a couple of Ken Caryl-maintained trails open to the public...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Really Fun Adventures
Shuttle service based in Taos, NM. Primarily offers shuttles to the area's most popular rides, but will take you pretty...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Final Review: Yeti 575
My impressions exactly. The 575 (every versions since it's inception) has been quite possibly the most versatile single bike in...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a photo of Endura Guppy
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Endura Guppy
Open frame glasses with three interchangeable lenses available in black, white or green. "Hydrophobic" lenses shed water.
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to biking friends
Well, if I was in Cali, I'd join you in a heartbeat. Always wanted to go to Mammoth! Keep pedalin'--best way...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: StopMotion Mountain Biking
I thought much the same thing. That dirt flying up was a nice touch. Very clever.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Fat Biking National Championships Announced
For those of you nonbelievers who think Fat Bikes are a passing fad or a narrow niche in the mountain...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Shuttling the Land of Enchantment, Part 1: The Winsor Trail
Would love to do the REM! Sounds like my kinda' trail.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5
My sense is that Giant has always been known as a value brand--generally providing similar parts kits on comparable frames...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: Lego Mountain Biking
Okay -- time to throw down. Lego vs. Playmobil! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3uPZZQVoCg
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: The All-New Turner King Khan Full Suspension Fat Bike
I'm not usually a fan of Turner aesthetics, but that is one sweet looking bike! For some reason, that Turner...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: The Long-Awaited Yeti SB6c
Yep--trade in my hardtail for an ARC, my trail bike for a ASRc and my all mountain bike for a...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on End of Summer Trip Report, Part I: Brian Head, UT
Wow! Thunder is the only trail I've done there and its one of my top 10 all time--I gotta get...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: Yeti's New Cross Country Killer: The ASRc
Okay, Plan of attack. Trade in my Yeti 5 Carbon for the ASRc Trade in my Yeti 7 for the SB6c Ooops, I...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to n00b from central MD
Ditto. Welcome back! There's lots of great places to ride in MD. If you get a chance try to do some...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on MUST WATCH: Danny Macaskill: The Ridge
Agreed--my fave as well. The urban stuff is great, but putting those skills to work in the backcountry is where...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Ride Report: Endless Views and a Near-Endless Descent on the Canyon Creek Trail, Sargents, Colorado
"I would gladly do this ride again in a heartbeat!" Or a few tens of thousands of heartbeats -- altitude, climbing,...
on Sep 30, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The 10 Hottest Enduro Bikes from Interbike 2014
Another vote for the Bronson -- incredible bike and more versatile than the Nomad. Interesting selection of the Carbine as the...
on Sep 25, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: The Most Technical Mountain Biking You May Ever Witness
Kinda makes Moab's Portal trail look like it's for sissies!
on Sep 24, 2014
 
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