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rmap01   1 day ago
replied to Wear earbuds riding on the trail?
 
I wear earbuds when I workout, run and road cycle.  Whereas I would prefer to wear them when MTB’ing I never do.  And it’s not because I get passed (that rarely happens)...
rmap01   2 days ago
replied to Helmets ??
 
With helmet-less riders perhaps *their* tolerance for “inherent risk” is higher than any of us and that is what appeals to them. But here’s the rub: it’s as charding points out: ...if and when...
rmap01   3 days ago
replied to Helmets ??
 
Observation: Many folks have shared their crash stories here, some of them horrific, and then praised their use of a helmet. It’s interesting that not one person has looked at the activity...
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rmap01   3 days ago
replied to poor tube quality
 
Flats suck.  Go tubeless!
rmap01   1 week ago
added a review of Dupont State Forest
 

Outstanding trail system. It's got it all: great downhill, fast & flowy, technical rock gardens, beautiful views, stream crossings, killer...
It would’ve happened either way. I was riding a fairly technical trail that I’ve only done a few times and it had been a while. Came to a quick turn and slowed...
This past weekend, I stopped debating and got some knee pads. Also finally got myself a MIPS helmet. That was Saturday. Sunday, I went for a ride and had my first crash...
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rmap01   1 week ago
replied to (SOS) Save our Shins
 
Maybe she could try wearing shin guards until she gets more experienced and confident. +1.  This will address the concern without pushing her (prematurely) past her comfort zone of riding clipless.  Others' comments...
Well said Helena! I think many of us feel the same way.
rmap01   1 week ago
commented on a photo
 
Lol. Reminded me of one of those pre-historic alligators.
 
I think there are several factors to consider in making this kind of decision:  (a) the terrain you ride (techy vs non-tech), (b) your riding style (pushing the edge vs just putting...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
replied to Thoracic outlet syndrome anyone?
 
Ouch!  Very sorry to hear.  Hopefully the surgery will reduce the risk of future blood clots as that's the most concerning issue (not that dealing with the pain and post-surgery issues is...
 
Both Chickasaw Trace and Montgomery Bell are listed as open.  From what I recall both are within about a 45 min drive of Nashville.  I rode those trails as others in the...
 

Durable, Light weight, Removable Chamois, Long, Great Style. Deep zippered pockets
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Comfortable, durable
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Flow Trails
 
If you've got an assortment of bikes to choose from then HoH's advice is spot on.  And, as also stated above, you can have loads of fun on any bike riding flow trails.  Never...
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rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Helmets ??
 
I hate wearing a helmet but I always do.  After a while you get used to it. Choosing not to wear one seems like taking an undue risk given that mountain biking...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Is the old fart in shape?
 
That’s really a hard question to answer.  It really depends on how you define “in shape”.  But if you can ride intermediate trails at 10mph for an hour I would certainly think...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo
 
Great pic!
What a great program to keep kids physically active while working outdoors providing a service to the community. (Most kids today have probably never even seen a shovel outside of Home Depot, let alone used one). Kudos to SECC and PMBA!
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
Check the landing area before you jump!
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
You really shouldn’t have to run your pressures as high as you did with tubes.  For similar conditions you described I usually run about 23-25psi (front) and 25-28psi (rear) and I’m 180lbs....
rmap01   on May 26, 2018
replied to Tubeless?
 
Very cool MB Mike!  Enjoy the ride!
rmap01   on May 24, 2018
replied to Tubeless?
 
Dude, this is a no brainer.  IMO there is no reason NOT to go tubeless.  There really is no downside (provided your wheels/tires are tubeless ready... and even then there are "ghetto"...
rmap01   on May 16, 2018
replied to Average speed
 
Very difficult question to answer as it completely depends on the trail.  While elevation change is certainly a factor, other factors can have a much greater impact on average speed such as...
Love my dropper (Fox Transfer with WT remote). At first, it was actually very difficult to adapt to as it felt very uncomfortable not having the seat there. Now, it's hard to imagine riding without one. I adjust my seat almost as frequently as I change gears. Makes it significantly easier to keep your center…
rmap01   on May 13, 2018
replied to Technical details remote lock - Fox shock
 
I would contact Fox directly  through their website.  They are very good at responding to these kinds of questions.
Well said Greg! That kind of entitlement mindset - which seems to be increasingly prevalent in our society - is absolutely baffling to me.
rmap01   on Apr 16, 2018
replied to Bike Racks
 
This topic has been discussed in detail.  Some good info in the following thread: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/forums/topic/what-bike-rack-do-you-use/
rmap01   on Apr 15, 2018
replied to Learning how to jump
 
Although you can practice/improve jump skills just about anywhere the preferred option would be to go to a bike park if there is one within driving distance.  Here are a few listed...
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I have no problem flipping my bike over - I do it all the time.  At the trailhead, I always carry a couple of old towels that I'll lay down before I...
rmap01   on Apr 15, 2018
replied to Dropper SeatPost - Worth it?
 
FWIW, I believe droppers are one of the most useful upgrades one can make (almost as much a no-brainer as going tubeless IMO) and most will find an almost immediate positive impact. If...
rmap01   on Mar 24, 2018
added a review of Gunpowder Falls State Park
 

This review is of the Sweet Air Trail system within the park. (NB: There are six different areas, i.e. trail...
rmap01   on Mar 24, 2018
commented on a photo of Syncline
 
Great on the takeoff... just be sure to stick the landing ;)
rmap01   on Mar 22, 2018
added a photo of Ten Mile Creek
 
Ten Mile Creek (Black Hills)
rmap01   on Mar 22, 2018
updated Ten Mile Creek conditions to
 
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