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rmap01   on Dec 18, 2019
updated Charles River Loop conditions to Poor
 
Surprised you didn't bring up - dare I say it - the dreaded indoor trainer option. It's typically my last resort but sometimes it's the only (practical) option if you want to ride.
rmap01   on Dec 17, 2019
replied to New year's day mountain bike rides!
 
Here's one I'm contemplating but I'd prefer something with a bit more mileage: https://www.facebook.com/events/2477455182383258/ I suspect other local group rides to be posted within the next week or so.
Interesting perspective Matt. Similar philosophy that many have with cars, i.e. trading in for a new model. I'm fortunate enough to be able to own and ride several bikes (XC/trail, fat/plus, road). My first true MTB is a 2013 Kona Hei Hei DL with 100mm front and rear. Even though I've upgraded virtually every component…
rmap01   on Dec 14, 2019
replied to Newbie Question
 
Although I haven't ridden the Evolve, I have demo'ed the other three bikes.  Whereas all these bikes are highly capable, I have to say that I'm partial to the 5010 as the...
@ Florian_Doemer Whereas I generally agree with your sentiment I've come to realize over the years that things aren't always so cut and dry for many people. There are a wide spectrum of mental health issues that are increasingly prevalent in our society. A study in 2016 showed that 1 in every 6 Americans takes…
Interesting perspective Jeff. I bought my first Garmin watch when they came out with heart rate monitors years ago. I've always been somewhat of a data geek when it comes to stuff like this. As a runner at that time, being able to track not just pace, but bpm, provided some really good insights for…
rmap01   on Dec 8, 2019
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   on Dec 8, 2019
replied to Gloves without annoying seams
 
Just bought these at Home Depot for $9... really good knuckle protection and no seams.
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
updated Fairland Recreational Park conditions to Fair
 
Love it!
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
updated Hoyles Mill Connector conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
updated Black Hill Regional Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 6, 2019
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   on Dec 5, 2019
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 5, 2019
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Dec 5, 2019
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   on Dec 4, 2019
updated Schaeffer Farms conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 4, 2019
updated Seneca Creek Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 4, 2019
updated Seneca Creek State Park Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 4, 2019
updated South Germantown Pump Track conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 4, 2019
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 2, 2019
updated Muddy Branch Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 2, 2019
updated Pepco conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Dec 2, 2019
updated Seneca Creek Greenway Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 30, 2019
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   on Nov 29, 2019
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   on Nov 27, 2019
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Nov 27, 2019
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 27, 2019
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Nov 27, 2019
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 27, 2019
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   on Nov 25, 2019
added 3 photos.
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Bacon Ridge Natural Area conditions to
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Northwest Branch Trail conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Rocky Gorge Reservoir conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Fairland Recreational Park conditions to Fair
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Arundel HS Trails conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Odenton Park conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Stoney Demonstration Forest State Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated B&A Trail (Baltimore & Annapolis) conditions to Good
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Gunpowder Falls State Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Mercer County Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Susquehanna conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Elk Neck State Forest conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Fair Hill conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Iron Hill Recreation Area conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated White Clay Creek conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Middle Run Natural Area conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Cere's Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Gloucester County College Trail conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
updated Kresson Park conditions to Poor
 
rmap01   on Nov 25, 2019
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…
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