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stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Armor? Pads? Anyone?
 
I mostly ride in Midwest as well and only few trails where I put my full face and knee pads are Spirit Mt and Copper Harbor. I do crash sometimes on intermediate trails...
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stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Flow trails
 
Brown County trails (IMBA Epic), Imagination Glen near Portage, IN.
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
rode 4.5 miles at Chengwatana State Forest
 

Chengwatana exploration. via Strava
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
updated Chengwatana State Forest conditions to Fat Bike
 
Another great article. I always enjoy reading your writing, John. Keep on riding and writing.
stumpyfsr   on Nov 3, 2016
commented on Watch: Bell Super 2R MIPS Helmet Review
 
This is indeed a great helmet. I had fit issue with mine at first as well. After removing two inserts from both sides it fits great for all-day comfort.
 
I'd say trail bike is sufficient for type of riding you described. All bikes mentioned above and ones you considered are fall into this category. If I was buying another bike it would...
stumpyfsr   on Nov 3, 2016
commented on Punji Stake Trap Discovered in the UK
 
Bored to ride manicured flow trails? Try to up your game and ride trails filled with traps. Jokes aside, it's good that this hazard was found and removed before anybody got hurt
stumpyfsr   on Nov 1, 2016
replied to Which way to go?
 
At that price you won't get a huge upgrade from what you ride now. I've seen brand new Giant full-sus for $1500 at my LBS. price is dropped to make room for...
Feel sorry for a guy to get paralyzed on that easy, beginner friendly, trail, but it can happen to anyone anywhere. Yet it's not a reason to ruin instructor's life because he can't be responsible for his own mistakes.
stumpyfsr   on Oct 20, 2016
replied to Help buying first mountain bike
 
If you wanna hardtail, that's fine, just know the limits of your equipment. I suggest you to buy a new bike for first time. While craigslist has good deals sometimes, it's easy to...
stumpyfsr   on Oct 18, 2016
replied to What is your favorite flow trail?
 
My favorite is Copper Harbor system. One of a kind trails.
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stumpyfsr   on Oct 18, 2016
replied to Help buying first mountain bike
 
If you're willing to spend $1500-2000, you can get a good, brand-new, full suspension bike, which is a better option if you plan on riding "technical extreme" trails. Brand, wheel size and color...
stumpyfsr   on Oct 18, 2016
replied to Help buying first mountain bike
 
Phantom Elite is a great bike and it's hard to beat BikesDirect prices. You get better components then similar models from big brands. Just keep in mind that there will be no...
stumpyfsr   on Oct 17, 2016
replied to Nates in snow - should I stud them?
 
Only handful of times I felt like studded tires would be great to have. It was mostly in Spring on icy climbs. Otherwise with proper pressure even 4 inch tires held with...
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stumpyfsr   on Oct 17, 2016
replied to Mountain Biking is LIfe
 
Nice list of critical skills that every MTB rider should apply. And interesting approach in incorporating it into everyday life. I disagree with number 15: on long climbs it's better to pedal while...
Ardent grips very well no matter is it in Colorado, Midwest or on moss-covered rocks of Pennsylvania.  The only thing is transition knobs between center and side are relatively small and cornering...
I'll second on Cuyuna Lakes. Continuing mining list there's Adventure Mine trails in Michigan UP, where trails go not only around but thru the mine itself at one point. Very cool network....
<p style="text-align: left;">Haven't ridden Blankets Creek but can't envision myself driving 13 hrs for only one trail. As Jeff said, many trails are very popular because of proximity to large cities. There're...
Thanks, Greg! Now it's working and I'd say it's another great video and excellent performance from Danny. Thank you for sharing
I was eating three freeze-dried meals (from Sierra Trading Post) with 1/4 stick of butter in each per day and cheese and honey with sweet hot tea. In addition I was trying to eat at every town just to get variety in my diet. And sometimes summer sausage - you can carry it for days…
Is it just me not able to see this video?
How many calories did you eat daily? With that heavy bike and so much climbing you need roughly 6000-8000 calories per day. Honey, cheese, butter, peanut butter are high-calorie and compact.
Congratulations, Greg, on your first bikepacking experience. I think you mentioned every possible aspect that new bikepacker might encounter on his first trip. And I know from personal experience that packing skills come as you go. What your next trip would be?
stumpyfsr   on Oct 2, 2016
rode 29.3 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Oct 2, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
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stumpyfsr   on Oct 2, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 30, 2016
rode 32.3 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
 
It does look cool and unusual. But I wonder how much extra weight it will gain during muddy ride?
It is interesting concept. I'd like to see updated version. But not seeing myself using one - every trail dictates different braking power distribution.
stumpyfsr   on Sep 12, 2016
added a review of Specialized Air Tool Sport
 

Works well, no issues
stumpyfsr   on Sep 11, 2016
rode 26.6 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Copper Harbor via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 11, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
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stumpyfsr   on Sep 11, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 10, 2016
rode 18.5 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 10, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 9, 2016
rode 28.9 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 9, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
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stumpyfsr   on Sep 9, 2016
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 8, 2016
rode 39.6 miles at Lucy Line
 

Lucy Line via Strava
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