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FredCook   17 hours ago
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Good
 
FredCook   2 days ago
replied to Hard decision ahead???
 
Off topic here... but the Mongoose Pro NX 8... nice.  I had a '98.  Bought it new in '98, and just finally sold it about a year ago.  Still is complete working...
Pretty soon we'll have to go back to these...https://havefunbiking.com/tag/bicycle-charger/ I remember having these on bikes in the 1960's to power those awesome headlamps we had back then. Company called Dynamo still makes them.
 
Don't know that I'd go so far as to reverse tubeless tech as a whole, but it wound't hurt my feelings if it did.  As a personal preference, I've gone back to...
 
Spandex!  If only I could erase the horrid images burned into my brain...
I do like new toys and gadgets. But, I'm starting to get weary of having to think about all of the ancillary tasks associated with the new stuff. I can't help but envision the future when to drop my post, I'll need to be sure my seat post actuator is charged, make sure my remote…
 
Is it just a solid green paint currently, without any other stripes, etc.?  If so, maybe consider partial painting?  Highlights, stripes, etc.  Maybe that'll take away some of the emphasis of the...
FredCook   1 week ago
updated Horseshoe conditions to Fair
 
 
Have you priced powder coating?  I thought about powder coating an older bike some time ago.  The estimate was over $200, assuming, of course, I stripped all of the parts off.  Kinda...
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FredCook   1 week ago
replied to eMTB for ski shuttle?
 
Obviously, I'm not a skier.  Limited knowledge, limited insight. I done been edumacated...  :)
All good points in the article. For me, in my experience, learning how to fall has been the most effective at reducing injuries. Like the article said, learn how to roll. I also had to learn how to let go of the bike!
FredCook   1 week ago
replied to eMTB for ski shuttle?
 
I assume it's a joke.  Like already said... what good is riding a bike up, skiing down, and then... what... walk back up to get the bike? I'd like to see how you...
FredCook   1 week ago
updated Corinth Community Park conditions to Fair
 
FredCook   2 weeks ago
updated Horseshoe conditions to Fair
 
FredCook   2 weeks ago
updated Horseshoe conditions to Good
 
With a couple more trails FINALLY opening up in North Texas, I was able to ride Northshore and Horseshoe.  Man, were those trails busy.  Trails here get their fair share of use...
FredCook   2 weeks ago
replied to Anyone wear MTB pants (not tights)?
 
I very seldom ride if it's too cold for shorts.  Fortunately, where I live, that isn't a problem.  But I did buy some cheap wind/water proof pants for cold weather riding. Wind/waterproof thermal...
FredCook   2 weeks ago
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Fair
 
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FredCook   2 weeks ago
updated Horseshoe conditions to Fair
 
 
I know I've posted this elsewhere, but I'll say it again.  I used to wonder how people dealt with not being able to ride year 'round.  Living in Texas, year 'round riding...
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FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to Help Me Decide - Whyte or Salsa
 
I can't speak specifically to the Whyte 801, but have purchased a Whyte T-130.  Generally speaking, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of Whyte's builds.  Very solid and high quality feel. ...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to GT Verb Sport
 
Age old question... what's first?  :) I used to do the same... get something new... upgrade immediately.  Honestly, I now ride a new bike as I got it, and determine what I really need...
We here in North Texas are still waiting for most trails to open (since August) due due too much unending rain, although we had 5 of our 34 or so open up. ...
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+ for the WTB Vigilante suggestion.  Really a great tire up front, wet or dry.  Very confident and stable feeling in the turns and inline rough and off canter stuff.  I can't...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to Advice on Hardtail Bikes
 
I can't speak to the bikes themselves, or the forks, you mentioned.  But I do currently ride on a set of the WTB ST i29 (27.5's) rims.  For what they are (inexpensive),...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Quanah Hill
 
1/21/2019 GPS outline of Quanah Hill showing the new El Bandido loop in red.
FredCook   3 weeks ago
added a photo of Quanah Hill
 
GPS outline of Quanah Hill showing the new El Bandido loop in red.
FredCook   3 weeks ago
added a review of Quanah Hill
 

Had my first opportunity to try Quanah Hill. Been riding MTB in North Texas since the early 90's, so not...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
updated Quanah Hill conditions to
 
FredCook   3 weeks ago
added a map of Quanah Hill
 
FredCook   on Jan 17, 2019
replied to Biking Photography Survey!
 
I took your questionnaire.  But the last section asking to prioritize where on a bike to mount a frame type of bag... I (personally) would never load my DSLR's in a bag...
FredCook   on Jan 17, 2019
replied to How do you handle cycling withdrawal?
 
Man, I hear ya, Plusbike Nerd.  I'm not sure how those of you who live in places with real winters do it.  Where I live, we ride 'year round.  At least normally. ...
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The problem with breaking rules is the rule maker will enact more rules.  We may not like the rules, and believe me, there are many I don't like, but breaking them is...
It might depend some on the bike.  Brand, model, geometry, etc.  The right size for me (I'm 5'-10") may be a large or a medium, depending on the bike itself.  The biggest...
FredCook   on Jan 8, 2019
replied to What are your mtb goals for 2019?
 
Wow, Fred. 70? of rain and trails closed since August. Unbelievable. You need to move to Colorado. It's crossed my mind.  :)  I'm usually in Vail in July, and spend time in Frisco. ...
FredCook   on Jan 7, 2019
replied to What are your mtb goals for 2019?
 
No specific goals (yet) other than the usual annual MTBing trips and a couple one off MTB trips.  But in general, ride, ride, ride.  Used to be pretty consistent with riding 5+...
FredCook   on Jan 5, 2019
updated Corinth Community Park conditions to Poor
 
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