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rmap01   3 hours ago
added a review of Pepco
 

Rode this for the first time as part of the 2019 MOCO Epic. It's basically a trail that zigzags along...
rmap01   3 hours ago
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rmap01   3 hours ago
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rmap01   3 hours ago
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rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Seneca Ridge Trail conditions to
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Seneca Creek State Park Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Seneca Creek Greenway Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Seneca Bluffs Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Pepco conditions to Good
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Lower Magruder Trail conditions to
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
updated Little Bennett Regional Park conditions to
 
rmap01   3 hours ago
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rmap01   3 hours ago
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rmap01   7 hours ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
Along the lines of what @vapidoscar and others have shared, many lies start off with: "I'll never be able to..."  The things I am able to do now far surpass...
rmap01   20 hours ago
commented on Who Got You Into Mountain Biking?
 
I used to do a lot of trail running. But, like most runners, I sustained an injury that prevented me from running but not riding. Saw some guys riding on one of the trails and thought I’d give it a try as opposed to riding on pavement. At the time, I was in excellent “running”…
Love the concept but that’s a hefty price to pay.
Also, very strange to see Yeti in red and not their signature Turquoise color.
Thanks for the review Brian. Would LOVE to have one of these but that’s a lot of coin...
Maybe it’s me but I struggle to think of a need this bike fits that traditional style bikes can adequately address.
Very sorry of his passing.

Bought the 170mm to replace an older (150mm) Fox Xansfer that I loved. I didn't care for the stock remote...
rmap01   2 days ago
spec'd a bike: Evil The Offering GX Eagle
 
rmap01   2 days ago
added a photo of MOCO Epic
 
2019 MOCO Epic
rmap01   2 days ago
added MOCO Epic
 
2 day event with featured rides on Sunday. Ride Distances of 15, 30, 40, 55 and 70 miles. Aid stations...
 

Phase 3 is now officially open. It is comprised of a series of 5 loops and adds about 5-6 mile...
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Ten Mile Creek conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated White Clay Creek conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Hartshorne Woods Park conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area) conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Bacon Ridge Natural Area conditions to
 
rmap01   2 days ago
updated Bacon Ridge Natural Area conditions to
 
rmap01   4 days ago
replied to Breaking in....
 
@Cioimo  For someone like yourself who is cautious about getting into the sport I would recommend the following stepwise approach: Start on (very) easy trails.  Find something that is relatively flat without...
Agreed! This looks like a real nice innovation.
Aside from group rides at my local trails I really enjoy riding destination trails (think Singletracks Top 100). When you venture to places you've never ridden before it can be such a great and rewarding experience both on and off the trail.
I think a lot of this has to do with the dynamics of the group. Where I ride there are a number of group options available, i.e. New/Beginner/Slow vs Intermediate vs Advanced. Riders should pay attention to the descriptions posted (when provided) for each group. Not only is pace and terrain typically listed but also…
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
I am absolutely NOT spending more than $X on a bike!
Good for you Brian! Given what you've endured over the last year or so kudos for even having the courage to throw down in that race.
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Annoyed with Strava\'s mapping?
 
@vapidoscar  Just had the same thing happen to me yesterday.  Strava "mapped" me to a segment very nearby the one I was riding.  But it clearly seems to be a GPS issue. ...
rmap01   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
I know I've told myself the following lies more than once: I don't need to get off my bike and check the line.  I got this. Man, I really shred...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Evil The Calling MB Bike Fit
 
Evil's sizing are a bit different than most brands in that most riders typically size "down", myself included.  I'm 6'2" with a neutral ape index (i.e. arm span comparable to height).   I demo'ed...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Tubless ready fat wheelset
 
I have the Sunringle Mulefut on my fat bike and converted to tubeless.  It's definitely doable especially if you have access to an air compressor which would make it much easier.  I...
rmap01   3 weeks ago
replied to Annoyed with Strava\'s mapping?
 
I don't think this is a Strava issue as much as it is a GPS issue.  I ride with a Garmin watch which is fairly accurate most of the time.  However, I've...
Greg, first off CONGRATULATIONS! That's a great - and continuing - accomplishment. In a culture that has become increasingly focused on instant gratification and has developed a strong sense of entitlement it is sooooo refreshing to hear someone speak about the importance of (long-term) goal setting, hard work and perseverance. The greatest sense of accomplishment…
Good for you Richard! The physical benefits of the sport, i.e. improved fitness and skills, are fairly obvious to most. You ride further and/or faster, you start cleaning sections you previously had to walk, you tackle sections you thought you'd never be able to. Heck, you may even lose a few lbs along the way.…
rmap01   on Sep 10, 2019
replied to Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
 
I'm a huge proponent of droppers.  Like many things I think it comes down to the trails you ride and your riding style.  I have a dropper on each of my bikes...
rmap01   on Sep 6, 2019
replied to Tubeless rims problem
 
I went tubeless for a couple of years and then went back to using tubes.   Going tubeless was so much hassle and mess that I decided it wasn’t worth it.  In my...
rmap01   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to Mountain bike upgrades
 
There's a lot of good advice posted above. As someone who has both (a) upgraded a bike and (b) purchased a new (2nd) bike here's what I would offer to what's already...
rmap01   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to Tubeless rims problem
 
Even wheels that are not "tubeless ready" can be converted.  Stans sells a conversion kit for doing so.  There are also "ghetto" options using Gorilla (or other) tape.  Plenty of videos out...
rmap01   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to Tubeless rims problem
 
^^ Meant to say "..rims/wheels.." ^^
rmap01   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to Tubeless rims problem
 
You should be able to tape it.  I would definitely try that before purchasing a new set of rims/tires.  Worst case, if it doesn't work you're only out a few bucks for...
Interesting you bring this up as I am currently reading Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, co-authored by Lee McCormack.  He goes into the concept of "light hands / heavy feet"  in detail.   "Leaning...
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