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John Fisch commented on a photo of 24 Hours Of Moab Race Course
Great pic. Sand is no match for fat tires!
1 day ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Oil Well Flats update
For those who ride in southern Colorado. A few miles of new singletrack have been completed at the Oils Well...
5 days ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The Apex Trail Is Finally Open: An Article About Sustainable Trail Practices
Great article! I've been looking forward to getting back up there and now I know it'll be worthwhile when I...
5 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Trail Conditions
Thanks guys, Mt. Falcon was great Friday, near perfect conditions. Still blows my mind that I am riding in mid...
6 days ago
 
 

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John Fisch replied to Moab vacation
Hi John, Thanks for your ideas; this is fantastic and really appreciated! I think we'll be OK with the heat but like...
6 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Trail Conditions
I can't say for sure about Denver, but our front range trails around Colorado Springs are perfectly dry. I'd be...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Santa Cruz Releases All-New V10 Carbon Downhill Bike
I will contribute exactly as much as you put inyi "Fisch's get a new Yeti SB6c fund!"
1 week ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Final Review: Chumba Ursa 29+
Yeah, I was quite pleased to get the early season snowfall. The Ursa acquitted herself admirably. I was afraid the...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Moab vacation
Rich, You should have a great trip! Here's my two cents regarding each of your questions: 1. By mid-May, Moab can get...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Chumba Ursa

Both stable and fun. Bombproof and agile. Best rollover of any bike I've ridden. Incredible grip. A joy to ride...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch replied to It's tough to decide
Interesting choice you're looking at there. Most people are like "should I get the Santa Cruz Nomad or the Intense Tracer"...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Lesser-Known Local Trails in Fruita
Zion's definitely on my wish list. My favorite lesser known/traveled area trail? Palisade Rim!
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The Joys of Buying a Custom Mountain Bike
If you google "us made carbon fiber bikes," you'll get a few hits, but you're right--the Tracer isn't one of...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The Joys of Buying a Custom Mountain Bike
Thanks! As you say, the rewards are priceless and enduring. I had a similar experience skiing with my girls (the never...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Golden Open Space

This trail was a very pleasant surprise as I had no expectations and the trailhead is less than inspiring. However,...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Golden Open Space
This system consists of a loop up top and a long spur that drops into a giant arroyo and climbs...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added 3 photos.

 
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John Fisch added a review of El Cerro de Los Lunas

The geography here is interesting with a giant bowl with trails both above and below. However, the trails themselves leave...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added El Cerro de Los Lunas
This area consists of a few linked trails, mostly an outer loop with a couple access lines and an interior...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The “Other Trail,” Appendix 2: Flat Pass, Moab, UT
Definitely. I'm still demoing the Chumba Ursa Singlespeed, so for the next week, I'll continue to be even slower than...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The “Other Trail,” Appendix 2: Flat Pass, Moab, UT
Yep, and his son along with mine in the third.
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Reasons to Date a Female Mountain Biker
I may be chuckling all night. Thanks for a hysterically funny article! You've set the bar pretty high for the "5...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs
Whoa -- that Mongolia shot is sweeeeet! Nice one, Dave.
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added 23 photos.

 
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Flat Pass

This is an awesome trail and a truly hidden gem among Moab's more well known rides. The slickrock is fantastic,...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Free LUnch

This one is not for the faint of heart and quite challenging, even by Lunch Loops standards. Don't go here...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Lunch Line

Although short, Lunch Line is a great connector trail with a fun mix of rock and singletrack climbing at a...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of North Shore Lake Pueblo State Park

I went here with negative expectations and was pleasantly surprised. There's none of the canyon's gnar of the South Shore,...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Zoltar

Moderately fun rock connector trail. They picked a good route over which to join trail systems.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Wahoo

Entertaining mix of slickrock and singletrack. Nothing really stands out, but it all works together nicely in a fun package....
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Secret Passage

Typical Klonzo trail: pleasantly easy and mildly fun.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Dunestone

It's not often I like an intermediate trail more than the advanced trails in a network, but Dunestone is easily...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Cross Canyon

Pleasantly meandering trail with nothing particularly exciting along the way.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Borderline

Very average singletrack, but it's the best way to access most Klonzo North trails.
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Klonzo Area

The recent additions to the area up the ante just enough for me to give it four stars. Most of...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Gravitron

Gravitron adds some spice to the Klonzo area. Think of it as Kessel Run on steriods with the dips being...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of VertiGo

Vertigo gives visitors to the Klonzo area something a little more challenging to spice up their ride. There's nothing truly...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Flat Pass
This is a rugged jeep route which bears a lot of resemblance to the traditional Porcupine Rim route. There is...
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John Fisch added Free LUnch
Free Lunch is a legitimate freeride/downhill trail. The first stunt at the top will let you know if you're up...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Lunch Line
This is a half mile stretch of trail with a mix of singletrack and open rock which can be used...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Gravitron
This is another more advanced option for Klonzo riders. This one is unidirectional as it rolls in and out of...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added VertiGo
This is a more advanced option for the Klonzo North system. It has some moderately tricky rock, some sharp climbs...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: Danny MacAskill Stars in Microsoft Commercial--Is he selling out?
For me being a sell out means forsaking what you love for some other goal (money, fame, etc). Lionel Ritchie...
on Nov 21, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Things that Keep You from Night Riding… and Why They Shouldn't
1, Easily overcome--just gotta' prioritize the limited funds. 2. I've found that riding at night actually focuses my intent and I...
on Nov 20, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on "It has nice views!" Why we bike boring trails.
There is one I think fits this criteria for me. Centennial Cone just west of Denver. The singletrack isn't particularly...
on Nov 18, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Infographic: MTB Night Riding by the Numbers
I probably do more solo night rides if for no other reason than not everyone has lights. While I'm not so...
on Nov 18, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on "It has nice views!" Why we bike boring trails.
I guess I have so much access to trails that are both interesting dirt and have great scenery, I never...
on Nov 17, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro IV Shoe
I haven't tried the Launch. For the extra $65, it looks like you get a couple extra features like the...
on Nov 14, 2014
 

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John Fisch replied to Just a short 10-mile ride
I was cleared by the doc today! Now I just need it to get above
on Nov 13, 2014
 
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