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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   1 week ago
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650b full suspension trail bike with 120mm rear travel and 130mm front travel.
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Faulty Trail
 
Nice Pic, Hazard! Faulty's a great trail.
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia
 
Wish I could take you up on that offer myself, mongwolf. I have loved the pics you post!
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a comment on How to Raise A Mountain Biker
 
The "Make it Fun" part is key. Actually it's more like "let it be fun." Where we used to ride...
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John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a comment on Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia
 
While I didn't get out there as often as I would have liked, the mountains just outside Shenandoah National Park...
I know where I'll be casting my ballot as soon as the voting opens!
John Fisch   on Apr 23, 2015
added a comment on Video: The Madrid I Like
 
Looks like some sweet trails.
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John Fisch   on Apr 23, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 22, 2015
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...
 
I used to think shaped skis were a plot by the ski industry to make me feel bad about my...
John Fisch   on Apr 20, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 19, 2015
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...
Tomcat, Glad you finally made it. I'll never forget my first Fruita ride, which followed a very similar route to yours...
John Fisch   on Apr 18, 2015
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   on Apr 18, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 17, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 16, 2015
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.
Thanks for a great article -- and timely, too, with e-bikes looking to gain access to nonmotorized trails.
Price, Utah Home to the Luke's Trail network, Driver Trails, Goodwater Rim -- and not much else. 2 hrs from Salt...
John Fisch   on Apr 12, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 12, 2015
added a map of Red Canyon Park
 
John Fisch   on Apr 12, 2015
added Red Canyon Park
 
This is an area of jeep roads with a couple ATV tracks thrown in. The roads are very hilly with...
John Fisch   on Apr 11, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 10, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 9, 2015
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...
John Fisch   on Apr 8, 2015
added a comment on The Big Half Day: 12-Hour Race Roundup
 
Thanks for the update!
Scott, I tend to think of those terms as part of a continuum with Cross Country at one end and Downhill...
Scott, There's a lot in that post--it reminds me of when I bought my first bike way back in 2000 and...
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Scott, There's a lot in that post--it reminds me of when I bought my first bike way back in 2000 and...
John Fisch   on Apr 5, 2015
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.
John Fisch   on Apr 5, 2015
added a photo of Giro Feature MIPS
 
Also comes in matte black
John Fisch   on Apr 5, 2015
added Giro Feature MIPS
 
Trail riding helmet featuring anti-concussive construction.
John Fisch   on Apr 3, 2015
added 22 photos.
 
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