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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.

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: Bell Built Contestant: Red Rock Park MTB, Gallup, NM
I know where I'll be casting my ballot as soon as the voting opens!
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John Fisch added a comment on Video: The Madrid I Like
Looks like some sweet trails.
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John Fisch added a comment on Opinion: Why every day should be "Earth Day"
AJ, Great article! (and that's coming from someone generally labeled "Conservative"). Whether or not catastrophic results of our actions are actually imminent...
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John Fisch replied to Mountain Bike Vacation
If you're honing in on Fruita and Steamboat, then time of year will be a deciding factor. For Fruita, you...
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John Fisch added a comment on Video: 29+ and 27.5+ Bikes Innovation or Industry Scam?
I used to think shaped skis were a plot by the ski industry to make me feel bad about my...
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John Fisch replied to Mountain Bike Vacation
Steve, The short answer to your question is "yes." Colorado has a number of great destinations which will provide ample beginner and...
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John Fisch replied to Fruita advice?
Your reasoning is sound. If there's recent moisture, Koko is a better destination than 18 road. However, keep in mind...
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John Fisch replied to My First Time at Fruita-Kokopelli Loops Trip Report 4-13-15
Tomcat, Glad you finally made it. I'll never forget my first Fruita ride, which followed a very similar route to yours...
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John Fisch replied to Ski's Greatest Hits - Autumn 2015
Ski, I'm actually going to disagree with John on spending extra time in your old stomping grounds on the trip. I...
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John Fisch replied to Ski's Greatest Hits - Autumn 2015
Little Creek Mesa is harder to find but awesome. That's no exaggeration! I tried to find Little Creek Mesa but had...
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John Fisch replied to New wheelset?
Talk with dgaddis here on singletracks or visit http://southernwheelworks.com/ and shoot him an email. He built my Stan's Arches and...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in West Virginia
Two years in the DC area and I never rode WV. Looks like I really blew it there.
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Trails Under Attack: Motorized Use Proposed for the Gandy Dancer Trail in Wisconsin
Thanks for a great article -- and timely, too, with e-bikes looking to gain access to nonmotorized trails.
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The 10 Best US Destinations for a Weekend Mountain Bike Getaway
Price, Utah Home to the Luke's Trail network, Driver Trails, Goodwater Rim -- and not much else. 2 hrs from Salt...
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John Fisch replied to Ski's Greatest Hits - Autumn 2015
Just a few quick adds, Ski, I'm a pretty good technical climber, but I'm pretty aerobically challenged. I loved riding a...
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John Fisch added Red Canyon Park
This is an area of jeep roads with a couple ATV tracks thrown in. The roads are very hilly with...
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John Fisch replied to Ski's Greatest Hits - Autumn 2015
Ski, Looks like you've done your homework pretty well. When I was on active duty, I used every move as an...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Ways You Should Train Like a Roadie
1. I generally don't either beer or coffee, so as a general rule I train healthier than either roadie or...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Wisconsin
I was fortunate to be able to hit Levis Mound when moving across country and I hope to get me...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The Big Half Day: 12-Hour Race Roundup
Thanks for the update!
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Named Colorado trails catagorized: XC, Trail, or AM?
Scott, I tend to think of those terms as part of a continuum with Cross Country at one end and Downhill...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to What an All-Mountain bike means to you? Buying decision...
Scott, There's a lot in that post--it reminds me of when I bought my first bike way back in 2000 and...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch replied to What All-Mountain & Trail bike means to the out-West rider?
Scott, There's a lot in that post--it reminds me of when I bought my first bike way back in 2000 and...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Giro Feature MIPS

Anti-concussive technology/superior protection Appearance Adjustability for a perfect fit for any head. Value: features relative to price are excellent.
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a photo of Giro Feature MIPS
Also comes in matte black
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Giro Feature MIPS
Trail riding helmet featuring anti-concussive construction.
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch commented on a photo of Pivot Mach 4 Carbon X01
That thing looks fast just hanging on the rack!
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John Fisch added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Wyoming
Hmmmm. . . Sounds like I need to add Wilkins Peak to my wish list.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Wyoming
Wyoming is awesome for a number of reasons and biking is certainly one of them. One more must ride that is...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on April Fools': JVC America Announces Subwoofer MTB Wheels
It's bad enough I gotta' put up with my entire care vibrating at every stoplight because of the crooked baseball...
3 weeks ago
 
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