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Unfortunately you are still living with the 20th century assumtions that the harder you exercise the better for your heart and overall health. The 21st century data shows this is not true at all (Mayo Clinic Proceedings, multiple artcles including one this month from Kaiser Permanente). Excercise at a low/moderate level seems to be the…
Nevada‚Äôs legislature has already passed a bill legalizing ALL e-bikes on state park trails. As a long time mtn biker I decided to demo an e-bike and was so impressed I immediately traded my mtn bike in for a Giant Full-e 0. Living in the Sierra Nevada at 5000 to 10,000ft elevation with climbs over…
The engineers at Santa Cruz bike have a different take on this issue. They have an article on their website where they discuss metal fatigue and the effect of repeated vibrations from the trail that put bikes at risk of fracture. They do not even advise jumps on any of their bikes except theV-10 which…
But on the other hand this should be read in the context of last week's article about the park ranger who died after running into a grizzly bear at high speed. I leave the high speed riding to the ski resort bike parks. Public trails are no place for racing at high speed. Suppose that…
Nice article but unfortunately the writer and the respondants do not make the connection between this type injury and similar injuries in football and now soccer linked to later onset of dementia via CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopaty) or Alzheimers. Yes the writer lived but at what consequence twenty years later? Careful riding is key, and…
I like the comment at the end that you should re-adjust the suspension after a ride to use most of the travel. The manuals for these suspensions never make that clear and give one the impression that the initial Sag sitting on the bike is the travel you should ride with. But for me I…

This section of the Rim trail follows a paved road (fibreboard freeway) so I find it more fun to start...
 
My concern with this article is that I worry the writer and those who responded still think that riding longer makes the heart stronger. Multiple articles recently ( mostly in Mayo Clinic Prceedings) show that after 45 min excercise at only 4-5 mets there are diminishing returns from further exercise with some studies showing the…
Orinda8   on Oct 8, 2015
added a comment on Test Ride Review: The Updated Santa Cruz Bronson CC
 
I appreciate the advice to try similar bikes, but even where I live in Tahoe there are few bike shops...
Orinda8   on Aug 29, 2015
added a review of Crockett Hills Regional Park
 

My first visit to the park and I had guides who visit often. Starts out on a fireroad (Edwards Loop)...
Orinda8   on Aug 9, 2015
added Brown's Creek
 
Trail starts out immediately at 12-22%grade even up to 88% for 1st 0.25 mi ,then elevated out to 8-12% as...
Orinda8   on May 29, 2015
added a comment on How To Decide How Much Suspension You Need
 
I think there is another part of this discussion that should not be left out. To use automobile analogy, you...

As of August the trail remains in good shape, none of the deep dust of Tahoe trails. Trail grade is...
Orinda8   on Jul 26, 2014
added a review of Sawtooth Ridge
 

The trail forms a loop around a fireroad that goes north-south up the center loop. The western loop is much...
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