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rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Favorite Songs to Ride To?
 
I feed off the energy from the newer metal and pop punk groups: Linkin Park Rise Against Avenged Sevenfold Trivium Bullet for my Valentine Sum 41 But not when I MTB... https://www.singletracks.com/blog/forums/topic/wear-earbuds-riding-on-the-trail/page/3/

Just rode here yesterday as part of the D&Q Summer Sizzler Race (and with 100 degree temps it was a...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
replied to Motocross or MTB
 
Does it come with a shuttle pass?
+1. Hard for me to understand why everyone is so offended by everything these days. Personally, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say we are "de-humanizing" these women. If they had shirtless guys doing the same for female winners would it be a big deal? Most guys I know wouldn't care. When…
rmap01   2 weeks ago
replied to Test riding
 
It really depends on the shop.  One shop let me demo a $5500 Yeti for a weekend at no charge.  Another shop will allow you to "rent" a bike for a daily...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added 2 photos.
 
Rudy Project Rydon Sunglasses
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rmap01   2 weeks ago
added Radon
 
Bought a pair of the Radon sunglasses with photochromic Rx lenses. These are excellent. Not only can I see everything...
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rmap01   2 weeks ago
added RAP protein gummies
 
I really enjoyed these in strawberry. Not to everyone's liking as this is not a very sweet "gummy" because it...
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added Rydon
 
Bought a pair of the Rydon sunglasses with photochromic Rx lenses. These are excellent. Not only can I see everything...
 

High quality, durable, not easily frayed
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"Stickiness", look, durability
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added a review of Smith Overtake
 

Comfortable, light weight, screen keeps the bugs off your head
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added a review of Selle Italia Flite
 

Light, durable
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added a review of WTB Volt
 

Comfortable, fairly durable, good value
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added a review of Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ
 

Great visibility, Rx compatible, comfortable
rmap01   2 weeks ago
added a review of Fox Head Dirtpaw Gloves
 

Comfortable, sporty looking, well padded, good grip
rmap01   2 weeks ago
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
 
Congrats!  Clipping a tree - especially at speed - usually doesn’t have a happy ending.  Several years ago I launched off a two foot ledge at speed.   What I didn’t see...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to tires for 29inch x 2cm wide rims
 
I think you found a good reference source.  However, given the rim dimensions I think anything over 2.25" is probably too big.
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added 2 photos.
 
Lower Comanche
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Fifty Fifty mud guard
Excellent and inexpensive front mudguard. Easy to attach to the front fork. Looks good and does the job.
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added a review of Stans Baron MK3
 

Fairly lightweight, durable
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rmap01   3 weeks ago
added a review of Topeak JoeBlow Mountain
 

Attaches to both presta and Schrader valves. Fills quickly. Highly durable. Gauge appears accurate.
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added a review of Gu Expresso love
 

Tastes great and helps prevent muscle fatigue

Lightweight, easy to adjust & install
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added a photo of Osprey Viper 9
 
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added Viper 9
 
Had this pack for two weeks so far and love it. It's been to one race and two days in...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
added 4 photos.
 
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rmap01   3 weeks ago
added a review of Palo Duro Canyon
 

This is not your typical trail riding experience. There is something here for everyone from easy to advanced. The trails...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to This is for the Texans
 
If you’re looking for great places to ride - and camp - you should definitely consider Palo Duro as suggested by fredcook.  While not necessarily a hidden gem - it’s Singletracks’ top...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Gt Ricochet plus sport 27.5+
 
I don't disagree with the advice about visiting your LBS.  If it were me, at this price point, I would also consider bikesdirect: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/plus-boost-bikes/plus-bikes-ftm-boost-trail.htm This bike is much better spec'ed for the $$.  Biggest...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo of e*thirteen TRS Dropper Post
 
Nice pic. Hope he stuck the landing!
 
CRAZY SH!T Nate!!! And then throw in a few angry canines...
Dude, we’ll definitely miss you! Loved the passion and thought-provoking articles.
rmap01   3 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   on Jun 20, 2018
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   on Jun 20, 2018
replied to poor tube quality
 
Flats suck.  Go tubeless!
rmap01   on Jun 12, 2018
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...
rmap01   on Jun 12, 2018
replied to Helmets and Body Armor - What do you use?
 
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...
rmap01   on Jun 12, 2018
replied to Helmets and Body Armor - What do you use?
 
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   on Jun 12, 2018
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.
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