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rmap01   4 days ago
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Blazing a path through the snow at Six Mile Run
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So the question is whether more people would be more successful in achieving their annual goals if they set their goal at a "more favorable" time of year. It's an intriguing question Greg and it would be interesting to see if anyone has ever studied it from a scientific perspective. My guess is that it…
Sounds fantastic... it's now on the "must ride" list!
rmap01   1 week ago
commented on Crashes Happen. Keep Moving Forward
 
Sorry to hear of your mishap. I’ve certainly sustained my fair share of mountain biking injuries over the years (many over the bars, lol). I hear all the time from family and friends about the risks especially for those of us on the wrong side of 50. It’s true that MTB carries more risk than…
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Intermittent fasting debunked.
 
I appreciate the post as I find this stuff interesting.  For someone that has to work hard to build muscle mass I've always shied away from fasted exercise.  Not only are you...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Best online shop to get upgrades?
 
Depends on what upgrades you're considering.  I've had very good experiences with Competitive Cyclist and Jenson.  As the previous poster indicated you also can get some good deals on Ebay (be sure...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Mountain Biking Goals in 2018
 
I think it's great to set goals and to be as specific as you can. I use a Garmin to track all my workouts and I monitor my progress throughout the year. ...
Is it worth it? Absolutely! I get immense enjoyment and satisfaction from MTB'ing. I've broken a collar bone, rib, wrist, and two fingers (all different accidents). None of these happened because I was attempting some crazy jump or super techy section. The biggest issue for me is pushing the edge. You never really know where…
“I’m also not buying the idea that IMBA needed to respond” I agree Jeff. Like Ivan’s comment above the only way this makes ANY sense is if IMBA cut a deal under the table with one of these other groups. Either that, or is it possible that IMBA is not supporting (de facto “opposing”) the…
rmap01   on Dec 17, 2017
replied to Decisions, decisions....
 
Just keep in mind that no matter what decision you make you still have to fix the Cannondale.  What about fixing the bike with the (crappy) components, then selling it and using...
This is what IMBA’s posted on their website.  It’s supposed to provide IMBA’s rationale for not supporting HR 1349.  Lots of political speak but it never really addresses the issue.  Talk about...
rmap01   on Dec 13, 2017
replied to better upgrade: fork or dropper?
 
I think you have to ask yourself what’s the real reason for the upgrade?    If you just want to keep riding your “very beginner friendly trails” neither is a necessity.  But...
rmap01   on Dec 9, 2017
replied to Mountain Unicycling
 
There are several people i’ve seen on unicycles on the trail.   It blows me away every time I see them.   The section of trails that i’ve seen them - which...
Zmodica, I’m on the fence about purchasing a fat bike as well.  I’ve been wrestling with the pros/cons for several weeks and here’s what I think it comes down to (at least...
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rmap01   on Dec 7, 2017
replied to Do you cross train?
 
Ive found that when it gets cold and the road guys hit the woods, they smoke everyone. The road for me builds “motor” because of the longer, sustained efforts such as a...
Here’s my list: Hunting season Wet trails that shouldn’t be ridden Idiots riding/destroying those same wet trails Weekend rides with so many trail users you have to stop every two minutes Horse...
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2017
replied to Need dropper advise
 
Love the Fox Transfer Performance model with a Wolf Tooth remote lever. ^^ What he said
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2017
commented on Perspective: "Am I Getting Too Old for This?"
 
Never let age define you. At 51, I am probably the most fit I’ve ever been. Over the years I’ve come to realize that age is just a number you use to fill out forms. It should not define who you are or what you are capable of doing. Whereas your “ceiling” may be lower…
rmap01   on Dec 3, 2017
replied to Do you cross train?
 
I completely agree that HIIT is great for building cardio fitness.  Doing hill sprint intervals (running) has been the biggest bang for the buck for me as it really helps build both...
rmap01   on Nov 29, 2017
replied to trail etiquette
 
I know that Jeff, Greg & Aaron have covered the topic of trail etiquette on this site i.e.  bikers yield to hikers; both yield to equestrians.  As for other MTBer's downhill usually...
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rmap01   on Nov 29, 2017
replied to Do you cross train?
 
Robert Dobbs, "I’ve found that upper body free-weight training.... the increase in upper body mass..." I wish I had that problem LOL!  I'm tall and have always been pretty lean.  I went from...
rmap01   on Nov 29, 2017
started a topic: Do you cross train?
 
Curious what most of you do for cross training.  Do you cross train?  If so, what cross training activities do you do?  Do you feel that those activities improve your performance on...
rmap01   on Nov 29, 2017
replied to What keeps you from riding in the winter?
 
The only thing that keeps me off the bike in winter is > 1" of snow (since I do not currently own a fatbike).  Aside from snow, winter is a great time...
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rmap01   on Nov 29, 2017
replied to Any tips on mountain biking in winter?
 
^^  Great advice.  Two things I'd add to the above: 1.  While you should absolutely dress in layers make sure they are moisture wicking fabrics, i.e. not cotton. 2. Get yourself some toe warmers. ...
rmap01   on Nov 21, 2017
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
 
Hey Ivan, just saw your post.  What I fully appreciate in your message is how you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions re: safety.  It would be a much better...
rmap01   on Nov 17, 2017
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
 
craZivn, I think you’re missing the main point.  This is not about imparting one’s opinions, value, or in this case, common sense, on someone else.  If an individual is willing to accept...
rmap01   on Nov 15, 2017
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
 
Cut my teeth on a GT Palomar for a few years.  Was more of a hybrid than a mountain bike. My body took a beating on that bike, i.e. fully rigid steel...
rmap01   on Nov 14, 2017
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
 
As much as I almost feel compelled to say something I never do.  But 2 things always come to mind: 1.  I remember ducking under some overgrown foliage during a ride one time...
rmap01   on Nov 6, 2017
commented on Do Women's Mountain Bikes Offend You?
 
LMAO at your new avatar!
rmap01   on Nov 6, 2017
commented on Do Women's Mountain Bikes Offend You?
 
+1. Blows my mind that Leah has to even write the article. How does having a more customized bike - or any segmented product - offend anyone??? There are plenty of women than don't want a product (bike or otherwise) that looks like a man's. If a "women's bike" isn't spec'ed to your liking don't…
My general concern with eMTB is outlined in my comment below. With that said, I personally have no issue for those of you with heart issues that truly need the extra "assist". I'd like to say that if I were diagnosed with a similar condition I would still have the same general opinion but since…
This is so typical of how American culture has evolved... find the quickest, easiest way to an end. What makes MTB such a great sport is the challenge. It requires a level of skill and fitness that’s dependent on the level of difficulty of the trails you ride. I started MTB’ing 5 years ago. Although…
rmap01   on Oct 25, 2017
replied to What makes Mountain Biking GREAT
 
For me, what makes Mountain Biking GREAT: - Pushing myself to new limits, i.e. making a tough climb that was once a hike-a-bike, clearing obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, nailing a drop I...
rmap01   on Oct 24, 2017
replied to Noob Mistake. Help! Air = Accident
 
Whereas it’s certainly possible you’re suspension may not be set properly, I agree with mongwolf that your issue is almost certainly due to remaining seated on the bike when you rode over...
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