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rmap01   1 day ago
updated Hartshorne Woods Park conditions to Fair
 
I'll ride with temps down into the teens as long as winds are < 10mph. Once it gets below that temp - or the wind is shipping - it's just no fun (for me anyway) on the trails I typically ride. However, if I was in an area with a lot of snow where the…
rmap01   2 days ago
replied to Gloves without annoying seams
 
Just bought these at Home Depot for $9... really good knuckle protection and no seams.
rmap01   3 days ago
updated Fairland Recreational Park conditions to Fair
 
Love it!
rmap01   3 days ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   3 days ago
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   3 days ago
updated Hoyles Mill Connector conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   3 days ago
updated Black Hill Regional Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   3 days ago
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to Fair
 
I read this study several weeks ago. Here's what the data showed: 1. On this one trail loop, when people rode the e-Bike their speed was ~50% faster even though their heart rate was 10 beats per minute lower. (NB: For someone that trains with a heart rate monitor I can tell you that 10bpm…
rmap01   4 days ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   4 days ago
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   4 days ago
updated Hoyles Mill Connector conditions to Fair
 
This is a topic that always generates significant controversy locally. (Note: I'll lump the freeze/thaw cycle with wet trails as the damages are basically the same). Some individuals think of mud stained bikes and clothes as some sort of badge of honor, even going so far as posting these "mud ride" pics on social media.…
rmap01   5 days ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   5 days ago
updated Seneca Creek Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   5 days ago
updated Seneca Creek State Park Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   5 days ago
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   5 days ago
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Pepco conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Seneca Creek Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Leaf blowing at Fountainhead (VA) ?
 
@Zy  I  was unaware as well until I saw this posted by one of the trail groups earlier this year.   Apparently, the level of impact of leaf cover varies with different soil...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Leaf blowing at Fountainhead (VA) ?
 
Although it may seem counter intuitive leaf cover is actually beneficial for the trail.  Take a look at this video which was taken at Fair Hill in MD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Onv1q7iys
If you are able to mountain bike you should be so grateful for so many things (your list and more)!
rmap01   1 week ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Good
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Good
 
rmap01   1 week ago
updated Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area) conditions to Fair
 
Thanks for the insights Brian. I appreciate you sharing your perspective. Will definitely keep the XTR in mind in mind for my next purchase.
Brian, the real question for me (and I assume many others) is how does the Shimano 12sp drivetrain compare to SRAM's (both high and lower ends)?
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added 3 photos.
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Bacon Ridge Natural Area conditions to
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Northwest Branch Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Rocky Gorge Reservoir conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Fairland Recreational Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Arundel HS Trails conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Odenton Park conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Stoney Demonstration Forest State Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated B&A Trail (Baltimore & Annapolis) conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Gunpowder Falls State Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Mercer County Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Susquehanna conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Elk Neck State Forest conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Fair Hill conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Iron Hill Recreation Area conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Cere's Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Gloucester County College Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Kresson Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Rancocas State Park - Westampton conditions to Poor
 
During a nite night several months ago I was following a rider much faster rider (DH anyway, lol) on a long winding descent and at a speed well beyond my normal “daytime” speed. Coming around a corner my bar clipped a tree I never even saw and I was airborne in an instant. Flew over…
Given the private party value of $760-783 (good condition) then$421 seems like a really good deal!
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Allaire State Park conditions to Poor
 
I find that winter is a great time to work on building strength, conditioning & endurance. This is also when I'll break out the fatbike and do some rides in 2 or more harder gears than I usually ride. This helps to maintain/improve fitness so when spring rolls around I'm not suckin' wind on the…
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Allaire State Park conditions to Fair
 
Awesome pics. The pic by JB Liautard is pure art!
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Six Mile Run conditions to
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Kresson Park conditions to Good
 
rmap01   2 weeks ago
updated Mercer County Park conditions to Good
 
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