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rmap01   14 hours ago
updated Ten Mile Creek conditions to
 
rmap01   14 hours ago
replied to Pet Peeves of the Trail
 
I echo the sentiment re: unleashed dogs.  Th other day I was flying down a steep and moderately technical section - one of the more challenging and fun sections in the park...
rmap01   1 day ago
replied to No more REI or Dicks for me.
 
https://www.singletracks.com/blog/trail-advocacy/millions-of-dollars-on-the-line-for-trails-ask-your-us-rep-to-renew-lwcf-before-september-30/#comment-185789 If you haven't read Jeff's article please do.  The link (to IMBA) provided makes it very simple to have our message heard.  IMHO, this is the only politics appropriate for this venue. ...
Done! Thanks for the heads up Jeff.
rmap01   1 day ago
updated Hartshorne Woods Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Six Mile Run conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   3 days ago
replied to Newbe middle aged man
 
Absolutely Sean!  Age is just a number.  It does not define a person nor what they are capable of.  I started MTB’ing 5 years ago (I was also 47 then).  The fact...
rmap01   3 days ago
replied to First race advice
 
It was hard, probably the hardest ride I’ve ever done. However, I enjoyed every minute of it. That's an indication of a good race.  Congrats on the 4th place finish in your age...
Kinda sounds like a solution looking for a problem.
Thanks for the additional insight. It's most appreciated!
Goof info Brett. Can you provide addition insight re: your comment "I found it to have a minimum speed, below which it was not much fun." Thanks!
Jeff, you'd think that FiveTen would have spent a bit more time on the design before releasing something like this. Heavy, can't easily unclip, and can't take cleats off - all for $150. What a (BAD) deal!
rmap01   6 days ago
replied to Winter Apparel
 
Winter riding is actually quite fun and helps keep you fit year round.  For starters, take a look at the following thread. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/forums/topic/any-tips-on-mountain-biking-in-winter/ There are also several write ups you may find helpful: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/uncategorized/what-to-wear-for-winter-biking/ https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/14-advanced-tips-for-dressing-for-cold-weather-rides/ https://www.singletracks.com/blog/beginners/8-tips-for-winter-mountain-biking/    
rmap01   6 days ago
commented on Panzer Mountain Bike Tire Insert Review
 
Jeff, are you running these now that you’ve tested them?
rmap01   6 days ago
answered a question about
 
The main lot is located on Kingsview Village Ave, Germantown, MD 20874. It is just down the road from the...
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rmap01   6 days ago
answered a question about
 
I've done it on a rigid hybrid. It's definitely doable but it'll challenge you.
Keep hearing about these trails. Putting NW AR on the short list!
Highly apropos after the wet summer this year in the mid Atlantic and northeast. Like you’ve seen in Florida the deluge has caused significant erosion on some trails completely changing the riding experience.
 
Good article Jeff. I will definitely consider when I look to replace my rear tire for next years race season.
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
rmap (or anyone else), if your job or travels ever send you to MA or southern NH, I can direct you to or guide you on some great trails. Thanks for the offer...
Thanks Matt. I didn't realize the geometry changed that much. I demo'ed the SB4.5 earlier this year and really liked it. Sounds like I need to demo the SB130 now.
Aside from the differences in travel with the SB 130 and 150 are there any other noteworthy changes compared to the SB4.5 and 5.5?
Appreciate the article Patrick. I use Stan’s or Orange and my experiences have been very similar. Always looking to hear how other sealants compare. As far as other brands Jeff did an article on the Flat Stopper last year which claims it lasts one year. That would be good to test for the next go…
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Crash on new bike
 
...It’s the bike. abegold, That may be true in your situation but I don’t think the same applies to the Op in this case.  The geometries of the Op’s bikes doesn’t vary dramatically...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Crash on new bike
 
ronnied82: Crashes happen to all of us.  If you mountain bike you will crash... it's inevitable.   Sometimes it's when we're pushing our limits or tackling something new but many times it happens...
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Given what you're considering probably worth reading this article: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/considering-upgrading-to-a-longer-mtb-fork-read-this-first/
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Blogs and video issues
 
On the home page I think it's just a matter of the guys re-posting older content (from 2016) just to keep things (relatively) fresh.  I suspect there are probably plenty of newbs...
My 2 cents: Save your money and put it toward buying what you want when you're ready.  I'm in a very similar situation.   As much as I love my XC rig (I've...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
I love exploring new trails.  When you first start that's all there is.  Obviously the trails that are easiest to access (closest to your home or workplace) will be the ones you...
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rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Chest Protector
 
...bouncing down the trail (high bounces). Ouch!  I cringe just thinking about it.
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
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rmap01   1 week ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Chest Protector
 
I've never worn one but I've heard good things about the Troy Lee protective vest: https://shop.troyleedesigns.com/3800-protective-vest?quantity=1&color=7
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to How hard do you push when you ride?
 
I think it should depend on the purpose of the ride so there’s no correct answer breathinghard, that kind of goes back to the point of my message.  If you read though the...
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