arkinetTrailblazer

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Littleton // Colorado

 

My Bikes

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arkinet   on Jan 5, 2018
replied to Best MTB retirement community?
 
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...
or $2 for a bungee cord tie downs from home depot, make it $6 and you can match any color in your attire.
 
dang it! Missed that one, could've asked my granny to join.. :)
arkinet   on Dec 13, 2017
replied to better upgrade: fork or dropper?
 
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...
arkinet   on Dec 9, 2017
replied to Mountain Unicycling
 
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....
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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,...
arkinet   on Dec 7, 2017
replied to What keeps you from riding in the winter?
 
winter mud... I just don't like cleaning bikes in freezing cold. Besides that, me and my fatbike can ride fine above
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arkinet   on Dec 7, 2017
replied to Do you cross train?
 
I swim a lot, helps with upper body and added cardio.
Maybe when its below freezing, the extra prep, but not really that frustrating.
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...
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.
arkinet   on Sep 29, 2017
replied to What mtb socks do you love?
 
whatever's in the "sale" bin.
My son's HS MTB team uses FB, but scheduling and other team communications are done thru TeamSnap.
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arkinet   on Sep 27, 2017
replied to New TransAlp Record Set... On an eMTB
 
I think anyone with minimal fitness can do it on an e-bike. So the record doesn't really matter, IMHO.
arkinet   on Sep 16, 2017
replied to Kona frame size for 5' 5" female?
 
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.
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...
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.
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Been mulling about this, since I don't like packs sticking to my sweaty back on long rides.
arkinet   on Sep 12, 2017
replied to Any tips on mountain biking in winter?
 
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...
I mean breck100
Maybe Breck epic next? I heard its harder than L100.
Did we break a record yet, for the number of responses in less than a week?
 
That must be a very defective boost hub to break. Even if its a bontrager.
Wow, great job man! And yeah, it hurts just thinking about that 38t :)
I agree^^^... I ride a fattie most of the time, and a plus bike just work for me. Its a work out, but hey, that's the main reason I ride a bike. And as most say, maybe its with age too. I am more into stable and steady ride, not the scratch-my-elbow-on-the ground as I…
arkinet   on Aug 24, 2017
commented on Over a Beer: Riding Solo to Refresh the Soul
 
+1 on riding solo. Besides the contemplative side of it, I can do my interval and base mile without any interruptions. I'm also tired of people ditching at the last minute.
arkinet   on Aug 11, 2017
replied to Baggies will not stay up
 
A friend have the same problem. His low cost solution is a sewn velcro attachments between his bib short and baggies. its not 100% solved, but it helped a lot.
arkinet   on Jul 22, 2017
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
 
AB 28t on my fat and HD3, 30t on my ht, wont go back to circ chainring.
arkinet   on Jul 7, 2017
replied to Dealing with flying insects when biking
 
Knowing where and when Im riding is key. If I know I'm riding around lakes really late in the afternoon, I'll definitely put on OFF spray before a ride. If its waterton canyon, I...
Very nice... this means garage sale for my stash of multi-tools :)
arkinet   on Jun 28, 2017
replied to iPhone bar mounts
 
Same with Raymond, in my pocket. I don't like stuff on my handlebar. Maybe a bike bell when I know the trail is bz, or light mount when I do night ride....
Too long, maybe 15min max. We all have responsibilities, and ride time is precious.
arkinet   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to Commute length and kit?
 
Full on but the shoes, regardless of travel time.
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.. and bear spray.
arkinet   on Jun 23, 2017
replied to Anybody riding 2.6s yet??
 
looks like a perfect rear tire for my plus front.
100%
arkinet   on Jun 22, 2017
commented on Over a Beer: Fear Is a Manipulative Bastard
 
As I grow old, I'd call it being more cautious and responsible, knowing that my bones wont heal as quick and that I have a family and a major medical expense can be a big blow to our finances. So I ride within my limit.
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