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Gdb49   2 weeks ago
added a review of Almond Butter

Great new addition to Ute. Downhill fun!
Gdb49   3 weeks ago
added Ladders
This is the new up only trail to the top of the Chutes. Very nice addition to the area and...

The new Chutes are complete and amazing. This is going to take a few runs to hit all the features...

This is a very nice area and has added a few miles of trails since John reviewed it. He also...
Gdb49   on Oct 10, 2019
added a review of Ridgway Area Trails

Tempted to give it 5 stars. So good you are glad there is a donation box! Absolutely beautiful, trails are...
Gdb49   on Sep 7, 2019
added a review of South Boundary (164)

The first climb is as soul sucking as a Dementor in the Harry Potter movies. Steep, loose, baby head sized...
Gdb49   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to Mountain bike upgrades
Ride for a while and replace as things wear out, this will give you time to learn what is important to you.  Except for the dropper post, this will improve your riding...
Definitely worth watching the video in the link provided by CycleKrieg. Brian does this change your mind on the product?
Gdb49   on Aug 12, 2019
added a review of Whistler Bike Park Creekside

Cool back country feel right in the resort

Beautiful and lush, but not much of a trail for MTB.
Gdb49   on Aug 12, 2019
added a review of Corral Creek

Fantastic trail. Beginner skill level, intermediate endurance level.

Come on- EPIC!!!!
Gdb49   on Jul 10, 2019
started a topic: How do you look up a specific article?
I am heading to Jackson Hole/ Tetons and there was a video that listed many of the quality rides in this area.  How do I find it?  Anyone live out there that...
Gdb49   on Jul 2, 2019
commented on Watch: Canyon Shred City Tomas Lemoine VF
That sucked!
Gdb49   on Jun 18, 2019
started a topic: Racing in Colorado?
Would like to try my first race, nothing too big.  I know there used to be a race series in Colorado Springs- The Captain???  Also a race in Ute Valley Park.  Anyone...
Michael, great article. I ride I-9's and love them, but they are an older version. Sent my wheels in today to be upgraded, because of this article. Mine were 25mm and the jump to 30.5 seemed worth it, keeping my hubs. Greg
Gdb49   on Jun 6, 2019
commented on Watch: Chris Akrigg - In the Rough
Stupid fun, my favorite kind of fun! Guy is ridiculous!
Great article! Another Fisch epic trip- so jealous! You must be feeling pretty good to do that much riding.
Great article John. I like the all inclusive concept and will make a point to reach out to one of my local groups this week.
Gdb49   on May 12, 2019
added a review of Oil Well Flats

This is absolutely an intermediate level trail area, if there are an easy sections they are just long enough to...
I try to yield no matter the direction and be extra friendly- especially to hikers. I've turned it into a game and try to track stand through the entire process- win/win!
The fact that we exist means we will have some impact on the planet, we can not expect to do anything without some impact. Isawtman, bikers may cover 3 times the distance, but there are 10 times the number of hikers out on the trails, so maybe you need to have the hikers x 3?…
Jeff, What came of this?
Thought the same thing???
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of High Desert Trail System

Don't know if I'd drive 8 hrs to ride these trails, but had a great time. If you're in Gallup...
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of Barr Trail / Pikes Peak

Long and strenuous, do it once if you live in the area.
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of Baby Bell Trail

Short trail in the middle of a great network, very beautiful.
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of Arizona Cypress

Part of a great network, otherwise nothing special.
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of Anaconda

Part of a great network, fun and beautiful.
Gdb49   on Mar 26, 2019
added a review of Aerie

Amazing trail, scenery to match.

One more great place to ride in Fruita. Shuttle is a good idea here.
Gdb49   on Mar 25, 2019
added a review of Girdner Trail

As of March 2019, this trails been completely recut and is an excellent trail. Don't let earlier reviews scare you...
Gdb49   on Mar 25, 2019
added a review of Slim Shady

Stupid Fun!
Gdb49   on Mar 25, 2019
replied to Looking for Beginner Trails in Denver
If it's muddy in Denver, head to Pueblo.  Almost always dry and great riding!
Gdb49   on Mar 23, 2019
replied to Best trails to hit in Colorado
Crested Butte is God's gift to mountain bikers, but there is no way it will be rideable in May.  Durango is hit and miss and a high risk if you're driving from...
Gdb49   on Mar 16, 2019
started a topic: Chris King Bottom Bracket
I have Scram XO 1x11 and it seems like Chris King bottom brackets require an adapter kit for Scram products.  Is this correct?  Is there a disadvantage to needing an adapter kit?...
Gdb49   on Mar 16, 2019
commented on Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit Review
How about a great full length video of how to use all of them?
Gdb49   on Feb 23, 2019
replied to Stumpjumper evo 2019 vs trek remedy n slash
Love and have ridden all 3 bikes.  Stumpy and Remedy are pretty comparable, the Slash would be comparable to the Specialized Enduro.  Remedy would be my pick for the most versitile bike...
Gdb49   on Feb 16, 2019
replied to 27.5+ wheelset upgrade
I9, love them.
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