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Yeah, that was the Breckenridge reference I was referring to. If it's the #1 MTB destination in the WORLD, I would still expect it to make the top of the list in the USA as well....rather than "the next 10" list. Not that it matters anyway, I appreciate the articles as they keep me motivated…
Wait a tic....I could be mistaken in my old age but wasn't Breckenridge hailed as THE top spot in another article just a month or two ago? Now it makes the list of the NEXT 10 places to ride instead of being THE place to ride. I remember that article because it surprised me as…
Does the Wilderness designation need to resigned off on by Trump? I've ridden the NUT and hope to do it again in 2018. When we did it over (4) days, we saw less than 10 other people the entire time so this trail is definitely not being over-ridden or over-used by anybody.
I'm about 210 geared up and I run anywhere from 22-25 psi as I'm not really picky. If they are in that range when I check, I just go with it.
While I don't necessarily care about actually being competitive in the "race", I did just buy a new Intense Primer with riding in some endurance events in mind. I had no desire to buy and/or ride a 22 lb hardtail wonder-bike for 6-8 hours so the Primer will work just finer for me. First up…
k2rider   on Jan 19, 2017
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There are no companies that run any sort of shuttle out there. You MIGHT be able to meet somebody in...
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k2rider   on Jan 19, 2017
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Any type of bike is good if you track down a shuttle. If you end up having to ride up,...
k2rider   on Jan 19, 2017
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There is never snow on the San Juan Trail unless it's a freak incident.
k2rider   on Jan 17, 2017
commented on a photo of Pachorey Trail
 
NICE!!!
What is this "winter" thing you speak of?
k2rider   on Jan 17, 2017
commented on The 10 Best MTB Trails You've Never Heard Of
 
Considering how close #2 is top *massive* population centers, it's amazing how few people ride there. I attribute that to the fact that it's essentially a "maze" of trails with non-existent signage. I don't agree with the concept but the locals/regulars up there prefer it that way. That's great when you want to keep the…
k2rider   on Dec 21, 2016
commented on 10 Trails You Like More than Me
 
I agree but I also agree that 18 Road is my least favorite "area" out there. I'd say Kokopelli is my favorite due to variety & scenery but Lunch Loops is nipping at it's heels.
k2rider   on Dec 21, 2016
commented on 10 Trails You Like More than Me
 
I couldn't disagree more. I love Phil's World. As a matter of fact, I think it's the best designed trail system I've ever been on. 100% singletrack, 100% directional, great signage, plenty of trail variety as every loop is a little different and every person I've taken there has raved about the scenery. I have…
"consumers aren't dumb either"....actually, a high percentage of them are when is comes to buying/picking out a new bike or bike parts. It's amazing how clueless people are at times, especially since there is so much great info out there on the world wide web. This article is a great example in that soon many…
Just how does a bike shop win "shop of the year at Interbike"? Did they set up a booth that was the best at the event? Just curious because I visit Durango every year and always visit this shop but that's because I visit them all. The staff is personable and the repair shop area…
Yes and no. Yes....because where I live in SoCal and we have a plethora of bike shops all over the place with every brand imaginable, I definitely don't see the proliferation of Specialized and Trek's you night see elsewhere in the country. I know when I travel around the country where bike shops are far…
The silly part about these bikes being chosen, presumably for their ability to switch wheel sizes (aside for the Mojo 3), is that apparently very few people are swapping wheels. If you read everybody's posts on MTBR, people are finding one size is working much better that the other and they are sticking with that…
tholyoak....I was going to suggest the same. While I've done all the other rides and will do them again, for pure FUN factor, I love riding the Dead Horse Point loop. Last time I was up there with my daughter, I even ran across a group from the "Western Spirit" tour company. It turned out…
k2rider   on Sep 6, 2016
commented on Watch: "Are you too old to mountain bike?"
 
I was on a shop ride in Hurricane, Utah a couple years back and we were riding up on the Guacamole Mesa. I was riding with an "older" gentleman that I guess was probably 60 years old. During the ride, one of the local regulars didn't make stover a rock feature and the shop owner/ride…
MW....there is no such equivalent in "birding" to mountain biking. :) I have a rather healthy reading buddy that is in his early 40's and used to be a hardcore mountain biker & snowboarder who has now let fly fishing consume his life. Now I'm all for mixing things up and can understand that we…
They will of course never come out and admit it but this is probably directly related to IMBA's response to STC's attempt to get access to Wilderness areas thru Congressional action. Based on everything I've read on multiple online sites, people support STC over IMBA 10-1 on the issue.
 
I was shocked with the original ST poll that found that 38% of respondents were still running tubes. That probably has to do withe the fact that EVERYBODY in my circles of friends runs tubeless. That being said, I'm not shocked at all that most people riding lifts at Whistler are running tubes...along with the…
I've done 4 of the 8...Moore Fun, Porcupine Rim, Captain Ahab & Hangover. Of those, Hangover was by far the toughest. I've seen videos of the The Portal Trail and I will NOT be attempting that one anytime soon. Just based on the photos, that Dakota Ridge trail look just like the type of trail…
The Hood River area is #1 on my list for next Summer. We've already done Oakridge & Bend twice, the MRT and just did the NUT last year (my favorite so far). I love all my regular haunts but Oregon is my favorite place I've ridden so far. It's like they mixed mulch, pine needles…
k2rider   on Jun 13, 2016
added a review of The Cannell Plunge
 

What a blast. This ride is definitely an Epic and one I suggest anybody living in the Southwest to get...
k2rider   on Apr 30, 2016
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How do you like the 1st sticker to go on my brand new RTIC cooler?
Great article Greg and I agree it's an issue that won't be easy to save. Even though I'm no free-rider,...
 
I haven't done Jackson's or Rockstacker yet but based on the videos, I'll agree with your assessment. Rock Stacker looks...
I'm not a beer drinker but this was a very well written article. The comments so far, not so much....
I haven't raced for at least 15 years and to be honest, I can't say I miss it. The aspect...
k2rider   on Jan 6, 2016
added a comment on Watch: Nate Hills Shows How Sketchy Hangover Truly Is
 
I hit my hands/bar/fists on that wall more than once and several more times on those trees when we rode...
k2rider   on Jan 5, 2016
added a comment on John's Top 15 Trail “Discoveries” of ’15
 
I've been to (5) of the places on your list...Idylwild and Noble Canyon are regular haunts and while I love...
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