triton189Doubletrack

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New Lenox // Illinois

 
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Old mountain biker, started back up into mountain biking a couple years ago.

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triton189   1 day ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   5 days ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   5 days ago
updated Old Plank Road Trail conditions to Good
 
triton189   6 days ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   6 days ago
replied to Mountain Lions
 
I ride with a timbr bell, mainly for other hikers and bikers but it gives any critters more than enough notice that a tired old biker is coming down the trail.
David Parris you are right about how Europeans are more accepting of ebikes. My wife and I were there for 3 weeks over the summer and I rented one for her in Switzerland due to the huge amount of climbing. Best thing I ever did, she was able to ride with me on all the…
triton189   1 week ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
 
triton189   1 week ago
added Sram BB7 brakes
 
THE MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE IS YOURS With gobs of beautifully modulated power and intuitive easy-to-use adjustability, the BB7s set the standard in...
 

Shifts well Quiet Light Clutch
+ 1 other
 

Powerful enough for most riding Simple design Easy to adjust Low cost No bleeding Much stronger than bb5's-larger pad area
triton189   1 week ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   1 week ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
I use a few apps to navigate / track mileage. Strava, endomondo, trail forks and mtb. All have their strong points but the common denominator is they are on my smart phone. I never ride without it, love having it as for the safety aspect.
I'm with kenwrightjr on this one, I am 56 and really appreciate the security of the plus tire over standard 27.5 or 29. I think the article is fair for the average rider under 45, but once you start to get older fat and plus tires offer sooo much peace of mind while riding. They…
triton189   2 weeks ago
added a review of Arkansas Hills
 

Only had a day to ride this system but came away really impressed and wanting to live in Salida. Trail...
triton189   2 weeks ago
replied to Bikepacking Glen Edendon Scotland
 
Beautiful country side!  One question, do you ever see the sun there?
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   2 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
That is a very cool trail, would love to ride it someday.  Tough endo, hope you're ok after that.
triton189   3 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Fair
 
3K to prevent a 7 dollar tube from pinch flatting, no thanks.
 
Go out and rent both types if you can and try them out.  I own both a 29 hard tail and fs and love them both.  But at my age (55) I...
triton189   3 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
triton189   3 weeks ago
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
 

Inexpensive Shifts well Bearing clutch
triton189   on Aug 23, 2017
updated Palos Forest Preserve conditions to Good
 
Thinking my next bike, my "retirement rocking chair" will be a plus bike. Not really concerned about speed, I know I'm slow, I don't like falling down...
Wife and I rode trails in Salida this year but not Cottonwood, gonna have to make this a priority next year!
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