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Rigid fatbike all year long.
I agree with western slope of co. Nothing beats easy access to moab and co trails, most if not all within half a days’ drive. And winter isn’t too bad on that side of the rockies.
dang it! Missed that one, could’ve asked my granny to join.. 🙂
suspension. I ride a rigid fatbike all yr, and sometimes I wish it has front fork.
I would hit the used market, particularly CL. You can get a really nice 5 yr old carbon HT for around 1k used, and don’t be afraid to haggle. That’s what I did when I was starting out, so I can unload it easy without losing much money if its not for me.
And to get your kids going, let them ride with a local club or their HS mtb team. Talk to the coach/teacher adviser, I’m pretty sure they’d be happy to let them in on their practice rides. Plus kids love riding with other kids. That’s what I did with my son.
Year’s almost gone, but I did accomplish 1 of my goal: to ride more. 1,500 miles to date, maybe add 100 more before the year ends. Though I didn’t get into racing, I’m happy my son is now a member of his HS mtb team(I pushed a li’l bit 🙂 ).
If I want to go for a jogging pace, I’ll jog. Their video looks edited to fast forward a little bit. I’ve seen some unicyclers, they’re not that fast on the trail.
I swim a lot, helps with upper body and added cardio.
Maybe when its below freezing, the extra prep, but not really that frustrating.
winter mud… I just don’t like cleaning bikes in freezing cold. Besides that, me and my fatbike can ride fine above 0 deg.December 6, 2017 at 11:20 in reply to: fat bike? wife green lighted the purchase for xmas #230323
A fatbike can add variety to your regular riding trail. I ride mine year round. For fitness but slow? Theres a fatbike for that. Long and fast? Theres a carbon HT for that. Rowdy and fun? theres an FS for that.
Nowadays I’m more into fitness and slow, with age comes a different priority.October 16, 2017 at 17:51 in reply to: What do you think — does skidding destroy the trail? #227086
Its a good reminder. Though we know its not good, we just keep doing it, like riding on wet trails. Brings awareness as most said.
whatever’s in the “sale” bin.
I think anyone with minimal fitness can do it on an e-bike. So the record doesn’t really matter, IMHO.
My son’s HS MTB team uses FB, but scheduling and other team communications are done thru TeamSnap.
If she cant demo, go with the small. You can make a small bike feel roomier with seat and stem adjustments, but you cant make big bike smaller.September 15, 2017 at 20:00 in reply to: Mountain biking at night: What questions do you have? #225220
You guys do group rides or solo? been thinking about doing it, just creeps me out going solo. Was forced to “night ride” once when I got stuck waiting for a very slooooow friend since I’m the only one with a decent light. Not a pleasant experience.September 13, 2017 at 10:55 in reply to: Which fanny pack is better: Camelbak Flash Flo or Palos? #225051
Been mulling about this, since I don’t like packs sticking to my sweaty back on long rides.September 13, 2017 at 10:50 in reply to: Searching for a new tracker/watch/heart rate monitor #225050
I use mio go, links to an app in your phone for HR, track mileage etc., and its multi-sport. So far it works for my mtb use.
Same setup but with flat pedal, and the layering. Your extremities will feel it the most, eg fingers and toes. Get a good pair of gloves, thickness will depend where you’re riding and how cold, also ski mask/balaclava and toe covers. I learned I can have fewer layers since my body will heat up during the ride anyway, and a good windbreaker will keep the freezing wind out. For 30deg below ride, I use bar mitts since I don’t like wearing thick gloves. With the mitt, I can wear my summer gloves under it.
It will take some experience, but later on you’ll have that mental list of what to wear at what temperature.