Chris WardGramcounter

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Dallas // Texas


 
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About Me

I'm just now returning to MTB. Once I joined the military I was always deployed and after I was in college full-time. I finally purchased a bike, Motobecane Fantom 29 X9 hard-tail, and begun riding again this year. I have only ridden Rowlett Creek Preserve and Cleburne State Park. In my younger days I rode down hill in Northern California--Kirkwood mainly. Trying to dial myself into the new bike and get back to an advanced skill level.

My Bikes

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Chris Ward   on Apr 15, 2015
added Novara Novara Headwind Jacket
 
Waterproof and windproof jacket from REI. So far the jacket worked well through the winter in North Texas. I was...
Chris Ward   on Apr 15, 2015
added a review of Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV
 

Tons of storage, durable, does not move around, carries plenty of water, has a rain cover, has a dedicated spot...
 

Works great and I have no major complaints. Keeps the wind and water out during the winter.
Chris Ward   on Apr 12, 2015
checked in at LB Houston
 
Chris Ward   on Nov 3, 2014
checked in at Cedar Hill State Park At Joe Pool Lake
 
Chris Ward   on Nov 1, 2014
added a map of LB Houston
 
Chris Ward   on Nov 1, 2014
checked in at LB Houston
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added 8 photos.
 
Easton EC70 Riser
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added Easton EC70 Riser
 
The EC70 Riser is the ideal carbon handlebar for hardcore trail riders. It features the same durability and ride feel...
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added SRAM PG 1070 Cassette
 
The PG 1070 Cassette's semi-spidered design maintains a high level of shifting performance with a matched cassette/chain combination that runs...
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added Origin-8 Pro Fit Series
 
3-D Forged AL6061 alloy construction Chromoly hardware 4-Bolt Pro-Lite face clamp Weight between 105g and 110g
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added Thomson Setback Elite
 
The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged. Forged clamps, integrally machined head, and...
Chris Ward   on Oct 31, 2014
added Origin-8 Pro Fit Series
 
6061-T6 alloy 3-D forged U-Bolt 2 piece clamp design Road or Mountain 35g
Chris Ward   on Oct 30, 2014
checked in at Rowlett Creek Preserve
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 22, 2014
added a map of Rowlett Creek Preserve
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 22, 2014
checked in at Rowlett Creek Preserve
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 22, 2014
added a review of New Hogan Lake
 

Grew up riding this trail. It's been quite a few years since I've ridden the area, but I always had...
Chris Ward   on Oct 22, 2014
added a map of LB Houston
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 22, 2014
checked in at LB Houston
 
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added a photo of Ergon GC1
 
Ergon GC1 designed for city bikes with handle bars that bend towards the rider.
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added a review of Canari EXO Comfort Bib
 

Very comfortable and breathe well. The padding works great and does not move around. Once I start riding I can't...

Compact, holds essential items, lightweight, sturdy construction, holds roughly 3 bottles of water--just enough for a short day ride.
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added a review of Spin Doctor MXV Mini Pump
 

Very light and sturdy. Stays closed during rides and the handle does not open up. The plastic holster and Velcro...
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added a review of Summit Summit Bottle Cage
 

It's a bottle cage.
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added Canari EXO Comfort Bib
 
Sun & Ski Canari EXO Comfort Bib. Very comfortable and the padding is great; have rode for 4 hours wearing...
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added Ergon GC1
 
The GC1 is a grip developed for the ergonomic demands of users of bicycles with backwards-swept handlebars, such as those...
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added Spin Doctor MXV Mini Pump
 
Mini pump for mountain bikes. Comes with mounting hardware to screw the mount to the frame. Pump snaps into plastic...
Chris Ward   on Oct 21, 2014
added Summit Summit Bottle Cage
 
Black aluminum bottle cage.

Works well and has comfortable grips. The air gauge is easy to read. Fits both Presta and Schrader valves.
Chris Ward   on Oct 16, 2014
added a review of MSW RP-210
 

Clip-in well, great grip on the flats, hold up well to rocks, ability to ride with clipless shoes or regular...
 

Holds essentials like cell phone, I.D., Insurance card, I.C.E. card, and a protein bar or two. Strong zipper and Velcro...
Chris Ward   on Oct 16, 2014
added Spin Doctor Essential Floor Pump
 
The Spin Doctor Essential floor pump has all the basic features you need for quick and easy tire inflation. Steel...
Chris Ward   on Oct 16, 2014
added Motobecane Fantom29 X9
 
30 Speed, SRAM X9 equipped 29er bike with Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brakes and 100mm Rockshox Reba Lockout front...
Chris Ward   on Oct 16, 2014
added Bontrager Pro Seat Pack XL
 
Bontrager's Pro Seat Pack makes organizing and accessing your essentials a breeze. Plus, the solid V-Loc mounting system holds everything...
Chris Ward   on Oct 14, 2014
added a review of Shimano SH-M088
 

Comfortable and sturdy. I have rode about 75 miles so far using these shoes and I have no complaints.
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added a review of Bontrager Shock Pump
 

Pumps up the shocks with ease. Very simple to adjust the amount of air needed with the quick air release...
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added SRAM SRAM 11-36t 10speed
 
This product came stock with bike.
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added WTB Speed Disc I-19
 
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added KMC 10 speed
 
Stock with bike
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added Ritchey Comp 31.8mm
 
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added SRAM 11-36t 10 speed
 
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added WTB FX 29"
 
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added WTB FX 29"
 
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added MSW RP-210
 
Platform and clipless pedal design.
Stock with bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 7, 2014
added WTB 29Trail LaserDisc
 
Wheels are decent; came stock with the bike. Black anodized aluminum 29er wheels.
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
added RockShox Reba RL
 
Dual air front suspension
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
added a photo of Motobecane Fantom 29PRO
 
My bike
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
created a My Trails
 
list.
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
added a review of Cleburne State Park
 

Intermediate to advanced technical riding. Lots of roots, loose rock, and washed out terrain with some elevation changes and good...
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
added a review of Katy Trail
 

Simple paved path. Very busy during peak hours, early mornings and mid-evenings, with people walking, running, and riding. The good,...
Chris Ward   on Oct 6, 2014
added a photo of Cleburne State Park
 
One of the easier trails at Cleburne State Park. Lots of roots and loose rock.
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