Mark LarsonTrailblazer

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Fitchburg // Wisconsin

 
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Recovering slow Clydesdale racer who likes riding Imba Epics and getting up to 3 feet of air!

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A lot of these assume I have friends...which I don't. :(
Mark Larson   on Jun 5, 2018
rode 7.5 miles at The Badger Trail
 

Mostly commute but a lil Seminole Shred too! via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 27, 2018
rode 17.8 miles at Seeley Pass Trail
 

Flow Mama! via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 14, 2018
rode 9.4 miles at The Badger Trail
 

Home from Work via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 14, 2018
rode 4.1 miles at The Badger Trail
 

For Lunch Ride via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 14, 2018
rode 5 miles at Quarry Park
 

Commute to work via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 10, 2018
rode 5.1 miles at The Badger Trail
 

Back Home via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 10, 2018
rode 10.9 miles at Quarry Park
 

2 Buckys, 1 commute via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 8, 2018
rode 15 miles at Camrock 3
 

Early turd gets the berms! via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 8, 2018
updated Camrock 3 conditions to Good
 
Mark Larson   on May 6, 2018
rode 10.4 miles at Blackhawk Ski club
 

Blackhawk & Pleasant View (too nice to pass up!) via Strava
Mark Larson   on May 6, 2018
updated Blackhawk Ski club conditions to Good
 
Mark Larson   on May 3, 2018
rode 13.6 miles at The Badger Trail
 

Fluvial geomorphology via Strava
Mark Larson   on Apr 29, 2018
rode 5.5 miles at Quarry Ridge Park
 

QR with the kids...tons of tabletop sessioning!!! via Strava
Mark Larson   on Apr 25, 2018
rode 10.2 miles at The Badger Trail
 

First QR of the season!!! via Strava
 
How often do you change and swap cranks?  The Dub system is nice in principle but I wouldn't wait for it to come out.  FSA has had a similar system (modular) for...
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Mark Larson   on Jan 26, 2018
replied to Mountain bike + shooting duathlon
 
Blackhawk in Madison, WI has done this before.  They're full on XC skiers and ski jumpers with mountain bike trails in the summer so they hosted a summer biathlon.  I never did...
Mark Larson   on Dec 18, 2017
replied to Northwest Arkansas
 
One of my favorite places I've ever ridden.  I love the amazing variety of trails, you can do any kind of mountain bike riding you want, sometimes with in the same day...
Mark Larson   on Dec 1, 2017
replied to Giant Stance 1 vs. Trance 3
 
Ha, I feel qualified to give an opinion.  I just rented a Trance 2 last week and I thought it was awesome (I ride a few different bikes each year and wouldn't...
Mark Larson   on Nov 29, 2017
replied to No tax break for commuting?
 
My wife gets pretty nice incentives for commuting through her employer (of course she works in the bike industry so not a huge surprise.)  In Madison (Dane County even) you can get...
Mark Larson   on Nov 27, 2017
replied to Video: Best Downhill In Colorado?
 
He's riding the same frame as me...definitely going to give this one a watch!  Subscribed!
Mark Larson   on Nov 17, 2017
replied to Moab Guide Reccomendation
 
Yep.  I've been twice and have been pretty much on my own.  He'll want shuttle gift certificates (Whole Enchilada & Mag 7)  Trails don't really need a guide, a buddy would be...
Mark Larson   on Nov 14, 2017
replied to Stupid Question Sunday
 
I use 3M 2228 Scotch Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape if anything that's stock isn't present or not doing the job.  I read about it once in some forum so I gave it...

Went to Bentonville, AR on a whim after seeing lots of YouTube videos and having a vacation suddenly cancelled. It...
 
Dropping in off the hub at Coler
Mark Larson   on Sep 19, 2017
replied to Anyone going to Interbike?
 
Check out envelo at Outdoor Demo.  We've got a couple Polygon Square Ones you can have fun with.
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Ours are reasonably loud...probably in the middle of the spectrum.  I believe the ones with Sram Drivers are quieter however.
Mark Larson   on Sep 18, 2017
rode 7.8 miles at Quarry Ridge Park
 

Polygon Square One Ride Test via Strava
Mark Larson   on Sep 15, 2017
replied to Moab for the first time
 
You say early October...Outerbike is Oct 6th-8th.  They have shuttles to 3 popular trails over the course of the weekend and you can hit two others from the venue.  You'd just need...
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Alafia got hit pretty hard.  Here are a few damage photos from the SWAMP club.
Mark Larson   on Sep 14, 2017
rode 11.8 miles at Blue Mound State Park
 

Late for work (A whole lotta Blue Mound) via Strava
Mark Larson   on Sep 8, 2017
replied to What is going on with the GT brand?
 
GT was big in Performance stores but when ASI bought them (Fuji, etc) they got fazed out...so now they're at a crossroads.  They've always (in semi recent history) sold bikes to Dick's...
Mark Larson   on Sep 8, 2017
replied to First Bike
 
Since it sounds like you're going to fully jump into being a mountain biker and have a BMX background, definitely get as much bike as you can!  The Marin Hawk Hill won...
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In all honesty there's probably not much difference.  I've never even seen a Nukeproof in the wild (beyond a pro DH race I watched) but I would definitely go for whatever one...
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