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rmap01   17 hours ago
replied to $150 fine for riding wet trails
 
I read the article and have no issue with the tickets being issued... and they are applying it to all trail users not just MTB'ers.  To me it's pretty cut and dry...
While I can’t speak for the camping aspect I’d recommend DuPont over Bent Creek for riding.  The trail system there is first rate.
rmap01   3 days ago
replied to Long Days in the Saddle
 
I agree with Jeff.  You have a very capable bike for long days in the saddle.  And while a FS bike with 100mm is not the rage these days it sounds like...
I ride all year but conditions on the east coast have been pretty bad (spring freeze/thaw cycle + rain) the last couple of months.  Some one posted a stat that it was...
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rmap01   6 days ago
replied to MUni
 
I've seen a couple of guys riding a couple of the local (intermediate) trails.  Blew me away.  Dude, if you can ride those things more power to ya'!
rmap01   1 week ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Fair
 
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rmap01   1 week ago
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Rosaryville State Park conditions to
 
I guess i’m the outlier as I think the idea has merit. We have to start somewhere. The bike purchase is one access point to new riders. This point of sale communication could be further expanded. For example, what if Singletracks worked with the manufacturers as part of the registration process to create a link…
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Reader Bike Checks
 
2019 Evil "the Offering" After 5 years of riding my XC bike with 100mm travel (front & rear) I was looking to upgrade to a more capable bike.  As much as I wanted...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to What upgrades with $500
 
@BigToe, the specs on your bike are pretty solid.  You've already gone to 1x and, whereas you could upgrade further to eagle I don't think that's going to solve the problem.  I...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
replied to What does your bike weigh?
 
I honestly don't know how much my bikes weigh.  To me, it comes down to how fast/nimble the bike feels. For my Kona, when I switched from stock wheels to the Arch...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Allaire State Park conditions to Fair
 
Sick sh!t!
 
Great to have you on full-time dude. Appreciate your recent articles. Planning a trip to ride in Italy over the next year and would love to connect and tap into your trail knowledge in the local area.
^^ What they said ^^  As a new rider getting into MTB'ing better to spend your time and focus on building your skills and just enjoying the ride.  While I am a...
I've not come across many articles on this topic. Looking forward to reading the series Brian!
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Easier climbing
 
Jorge, first - welcome to the sport!  With respect to the climb you've mentioned it's 600' but over what distance?  Is it technical in any way (i.e. rooty or rocky)?  Is the...
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rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to I'm going crazy, please give advise
 
Cool Tyler.  Sounds like you got a great deal.   Ride the sh!t out of it!
Well written Matt... and so true!
rmap01   on Feb 21, 2019
commented on a photo
 
Cool pic!
Brian, good info. Some additional considerations: - Get there early. Sometimes parking can be an issue. It always takes longer to prep than you think. - Hydration strategy. This is really critical especially for longer XC races and/or those taking place in the summer. So important to be properly hydrated "before" and than to be…
rmap01   on Feb 19, 2019
replied to I'm going crazy, please give advise
 
@tylerjames_606 It's really hard to go "wrong" with any of the bikes you've highlighted although I do agree with @AlvinMullin that the Bronson would be a better option than the Nomad based...
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rmap01   on Feb 19, 2019
replied to I'm going crazy, please give advise
 
@tylerjames_606  I hear you on the 29 vs 27.5.  Obviously that comes down to preference. (NB: I did not ride the 2019 Bronson which has been redesigned). For me, I didn't really...
rmap01   on Feb 9, 2019
updated Allaire State Park conditions to Fair
 
Great topic and one I think that is underappreciated by many.  I'd be interested in knowing: what strength training exercises best translate to increased power to the pedals especially for climbing (my...
rmap01   on Feb 8, 2019
updated Camden County College conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Feb 2, 2019
updated Allaire State Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Feb 2, 2019
updated White Clay Creek conditions to
 
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rmap01   on Feb 2, 2019
updated Ten Mile Creek conditions to
 
rmap01   on Feb 1, 2019
replied to GT Verb Sport
 
As @Gdb49 mentioned, contact points should be first.  Without knowing the exact specs, my guess is that the stock pedals suck (not very grippy) and you'll likely feel an immediate impact especially...
 
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As others stated, it's fine to ride but may hurt like hell.  It's a pain tolerance issue.  Take some aspirin (or not) and get out and ride... preferably something more XC-oriented that...
Rode @ Allaire State Park (NJ) Saturday.  With the ground frozen conditions were excellent. (Pic of the pit area taken a couple of weeks ago)
rmap01   on Jan 28, 2019
updated Camden County College conditions to Fair
 
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rmap01   on Jan 28, 2019
updated Gloucester County College Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Jan 22, 2019
updated Hoyles Mill Connector conditions to Fair
 
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rmap01   on Jan 22, 2019
updated Black Hill Regional Park conditions to Fair
 
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