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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Reasons to Take a September Mountain Bike Trip
There's a lot to be said for that "perfect weather" thing. I love autumn!
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John Fisch replied to getting back into MTB and new bike question
Psicko, Welcome back to the community! Regarding your bike dilemma: Odd shifting can indeed be a matter of a simple tuneup. Unfortunately, it...
4 days ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 MTB Products From Interbike That Will Blow Your Mind
RE: Pinion Drivetrain "This basically means you not only get a granny gear but also a great, great granny gear." That...
5 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Good article on working together to maximize benefit to all
Why can't we all just get along? Actually, we can Here we have a logging interest going about its business, but...
6 days ago
 

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John Fisch replied to New Favorite Buffalo Creek Route
Thanks to the addition of the "Nice Kitty" trail, loop opportunities, especially ones including the uber-fun Sandy Wash trail, have...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Nice Kitty

This may be my new favorite climb. It's long and steep enough to be taxing, but still quite doable. The...
1 week ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of Buffalo Burn Trail

This is one of the most pleasant stretches of singletrack in the Buff Creek system and improves a number of...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Skipper

This is just a connector, and not even from any of the better starting points in the Buff Creek system....
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Sandy Wash

Sandy Wash is just steep enough to keep you rolling downhill, but not steep enough to be threatening or to...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Morrison / Shinglemill Creek

Not sure how I've been riding Buff Creek all these years without hitting these excellent trails. They are an equally...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Miller Gulch

Doubletrack-ish trail that may help complete a few specific loops--not much to speak of itself.
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Demo: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt and Element
I had a nice demo on the entry level Element 930 and thought how nice that bike would be with...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Cajun Pine

This trail is typical of the South Manzanitas, which means twisty and rocky . . . and fun if you've...
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John Fisch added a review of Drop In

This is one of the less interesting trails in the Otero area, but it's still very good. It is also...
1 week ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Snow Mountian Ranch -- YMCA of the Rockies

Being private, if you come here, you will have many miles of trail all to yourself. Most of it is...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added Snow Mountian Ranch -- YMCA of the Rockies
This is a network of 4x4 road, wide x-c ski trails, and genuine singletrack. There are many possible routes over...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Just a short 10-mile ride
Wow, Jared--sorry to hear about all the bodily violence! Ouch X 10! I've cracked ribs before, but never 6 at once!...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Six 29er Mountain Bikes That Will Put a Grin on Your Grill
Looking forward to checking out the newest incarnation of the Yeti ASR
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Georgia High School Cycling League Series Starts This Weekend
Ditto in Colorado--we're off to our first race here shortly at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch near beautiful Winter Park....
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Fat Bikes Aren't Just for Snow: Summer Fat Biking
I demoed a bunch of fat bikes last winter of which the Borealis Yampa was one. It did indeed come...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Fat Bikes Aren't Just for Snow: Summer Fat Biking
RE: handling. Tire size can make a huge difference. Most fat bikes now can take up to 4.8 or 5" tires,...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Video: Mountain Biking the McKenzie River Trail in Oregon
Oregon is now officially on my bucket list!
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a review of Buck Gulch

"It would have been more enjoyable if it wasn't such a sand pit. But there's not much that can be...
2 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added 12 photos.

 
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John Fisch added a review of Winsor (254)

I have no reservations about giving this wickedly amusing downhill romp a full five stars. If you start from the...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch added a review of South Boundary (164)

This is a nice epic if done from end to end. Over the course of about 23 miles it will...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on 5 Excellent 27.5 (650b) Mountain Bikes to Demo Right Now
Can't way to throw my leg over a Yeti SB 6c--sounds like that bike was custom made for me! My son...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch added a comment on The Heart of Canmore: The Canmore Nordic Centre
I absolutely LOVE Canmore! In addition to seemingly endless miles of singletrack, the town itself is waaaaayyyy cool! Banff may have...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to New guy but not in age
Welcome indeed! Beautiful country you come from. When we lived in Montana, we would frequent Alberta. Edmonton is a beautiful city...
3 weeks ago
 
 

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John Fisch replied to Triple Rainbow Trip Report: Salida CO
Sweet ride! I'll have to add that to my wish list. I've done that stretch of Rainbow and I've done...
3 weeks ago
 

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John Fisch replied to Trip to Northern Colorado
For a really long ride, Coyote connects to Blue Sky which then connects to Devil's Backbone--or you can just drive...
on Aug 26, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Mountain Biking Banff National Park and the Town of Banff
Superb. Brings back great memories. Thanks for the great writeup--looking forward to the rest!
on Aug 26, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a review of Jones Downhill

Even if you can find your way to the top of Jones through all the washed out roads, it's permanently...
on Aug 23, 2014
 

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John Fisch added 12 photos.

 
on Aug 23, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a review of North Valley Bike Park

Plenty of bumps and jumps for the BMX/DJ crowd, but also some skinnies and rock features for the aspiring trail...
on Aug 22, 2014
 

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John Fisch replied to Need Help Planning Fall Trip
Lee, I posted this earlier, but it looks like it didn't stick, so here's another try: Flying in definitely opens some possibilities,...
on Aug 20, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a review of Horsethief

This is classic New Mexico high desert sagebrush and pinion country. The trail is a nice, quick spin, mostly upper...
on Aug 20, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike
Yeti actually started this last year with it's ARC carbon racing hardtail. Since they're now doing it with the AS-Rc,...
on Aug 20, 2014
 
 

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John Fisch added a comment on News: Yeti Launches New AS-Rc Cross Country Bike
I think that's why they keep the ol' 575 around--it fills the more affordable notch at the bottom end of...
on Aug 20, 2014
 

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John Fisch added a comment on Think You're a Mountain Biking Expert? Think Again.
Great article! Especially because it assuages my guilt at not calling myself an expert! Problem is, even if I rack up...
on Aug 19, 2014
 
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