FredCookGnarly

447 points (view top contributors)
Fort Worth, Texas // Texas


 
 Loading map

My trails

[view list]     

Wishlist

[view list]

       

My Bikes

2
FredCook   3 days ago
updated Erwin Park conditions to Good
 
Ticks... hate 'em... In addition to Deet, I use Sawyer's Permethrin to treat clothing.
FredCook   1 week ago
replied to Dupont considering entry fees
 
I think it's pretty common for a state park to charge an entry fee.  Even if you're "just" going there to mountain bike.  In Texas, there is an entry fee to state...
FredCook   1 week ago
updated Northshore Trail conditions to Fair
 
FredCook   1 week ago
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Good
 
FredCook   2 weeks ago
replied to 6K Bike at Walmart?
 
Good point about the Walton's interest in mountain biking and the what they've done for trails around Bentonville. What I can't see happening though, it trustworthy assembly of a $6k bike at Walmart. ...
FredCook   2 weeks ago
started a topic: 6K Bike at Walmart?
 
Maybe this is an indication of just how mainstream mountain biking is really getting, and Walmart wants a bit of the action. $2,500 frames and $6,000 bikes at Walmart?  What's this world coming...
FredCook   2 weeks ago
updated Horseshoe conditions to Good
 
FredCook   2 weeks ago
replied to DB Mason 1 vs Hook
 
"But I’ll just take it easy on the rough ones. I’m in my early 40’s and I’m not getting any younger. " Ha!  Don't kid yourself!  I thought the same when I shifted...
FredCook   2 weeks ago
replied to Rear cassette swap
 
My favorite 11 speed cassette for converting 2/3x to 1x is e*thirteen's TRS cassette.  It has cogs from 9 to 46 (511% range), so you can run a smaller chain ring, maintaining...
+ 1 other
FredCook   2 weeks ago
replied to Looking for help/guidance
 
Brandon... Welcome to MTBing in North Texas.  No shortage of trails here (200+ miles within 45 minutes of each other)!  And we have our fair share of bike shops to boot, with...
 
Man, a lot of contradiction in requirements :)
FredCook   3 weeks ago
updated Johnson Branch conditions to Poor
 
We don't see a lot of litter on our trails locally.  The exception right now are those trails that are now finally above water lines since last July.  There is littler left behind...
+ 2 others
FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to Tarp Shelters and rain
 
If I know I'me going to deal with wet weather while roughing it, I look to hammock solutions.  A hammock tent to sleep in, and another to store stuff.  If it's windy,...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to New device - tracker + fun
 
Hmmm... our firewall blocked the link, tagged as malicious...
FredCook   3 weeks ago
updated Knob Hills Grapevine Lake conditions to Good
 
FredCook   3 weeks ago
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Good
 
FredCook   3 weeks ago
replied to Importing Bike
 
By "import", do you mean you're purchasing one as a consumer, or are you importing (several) for resale?
FredCook   on Mar 27, 2019
updated Rowlett Creek Preserve conditions to Good
 
Well, I guess I am a little surprised that Marin county doesn't like mountain bikers.  After all, it is regarded by many as the birthplace of MTBing.  Last year I made another new...
+ 1 other
FredCook   on Mar 27, 2019
replied to $150 fine for riding wet trails
 
I think I like the idea of ticketing like this.  Needs to be fair.. obvious signage, applied to all trail users, etc.  In our area, we've had a LOT of rain since...
FredCook   on Mar 25, 2019
updated Rowlett Creek Preserve conditions to Poor
 
FredCook   on Mar 20, 2019
updated Harry Moss Park conditions to Good
 
FredCook   on Mar 20, 2019
replied to SRAM NX Eagle vs GX Eagle
 
My daily ride is GX, but my only experience with NX has been rentals, demos, buddy bikes, etc.  One thing I noticed was NX didn't handle loaded downshifts as well.  But coming...
We ride year 'round here in North Texas, but Spring is typically when things pick up as the weather warms a bit.  We're afraid of the cold, so that means temps are...
+ 2 others
Not a stupid question. I think the general consensus is MX helmets are too heavy for mountain biking from a safety, or effectiveness, stand point.  There have been a few articles about this...
FredCook   on Mar 19, 2019
replied to Long Days in the Saddle
 
Sounds like you're asking two questions... Are you missing out, and did you buy the wrong bike?  The first question is easy.  If you're riding, you're not missing out! :)  Don't overthink...
FredCook   on Mar 18, 2019
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Good
 
FredCook   on Mar 16, 2019
updated Horseshoe conditions to Poor
 
FredCook   on Mar 9, 2019
replied to What does your bike weigh?
 
1,000th of a ounce, now you're cooking. :) Friend of mine once asked how he could easily trim a couple hundred grams off his bike.  I told him to relieve himself...
FredCook   on Mar 8, 2019
updated Horseshoe conditions to Good
 
+ 1 other
FredCook   on Mar 8, 2019
updated North Shore Trail conditions to Good
 
Good question.  Too often, when we see made in America, it really means assembled in America.  I think it's impossible to have a mountain bike that is 100% made in America.  Is...
FredCook   on Mar 7, 2019
updated Corinth Community Park conditions to Good
 
"Have you low-teched your bike?"  Interesting question.  Never thought of changes in that way. For me, I guess it's been going back to using tubes. Not really a "bike" low-teching thing, but I've dropped...
From To
Next