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Even if you can't detailed comments, still do it. Even if rejected it is still recorded. Someone will still read and they will need to document to number of comments. We feel any comment is better the staying silent. We need to demonstrate to the Forest Service that there is national concern regarding the WSAs…
bitterroot   on Aug 3, 2018
bitterroot   on Jul 9, 2018
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Having re-won access to the Sapphire WSA (at least temporarily) we headed out for some trail clearing. Towards the end...
We still have a battle in front of us. We hope to use this reprieve to resolve the WSA issue.
Cresting the hill from Porcupine Saddle on a smokey summer day.
Once again we will celebrating the joys of mountain bikes and friends by throwing a party at Lost Trail and...
I imagine in the areas around Sun Valley and Ketchum most "mechanized" trails are default mountain bike trails with limited horse and foot traffic in which case adding e-bikes is probably not a significant issue. The problem is going to be more is areas with significant mixed use where any net increase in speed of…
bitterroot   on Feb 2, 2018
commented on Why I Quit Mountain Biking
At first I rolled my eyes, but then I realized that if I replaced the words mountain biking with rock climbing or whitewater kayaking the same could apply to me. Over time I lost climbing partners and to moved to places where the water was flat, and the only waves were two hours away. In…
bitterroot   on Sep 5, 2017
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Smoke or no smoke, I need to get out and ride
bitterroot   on Sep 3, 2017
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There's not a ton of climbing on Warm Springs Ridge, but the grunt out of Porcupine Saddle is one of...
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bitterroot   on Jul 13, 2017
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Evening ride on the Sapphire Crest
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bitterroot   on Jun 27, 2017
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Enjoying the long days of Summer.
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bitterroot   on Jun 15, 2017
added a photo of Warm Springs Ridge
Climbing through the lupine.
For the fifth year in row we will gathering at the top of Lost Trail Pass for fun and shredding...
bitterroot   on Jun 8, 2017
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Heading home.
bitterroot   on Jun 8, 2017
replied to How often do you check your sag?
I used to never check, and then last year the seals started wearing out and I needed to add air every ride to make it through the season.  Now that it has...
bitterroot   on Jun 7, 2017
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After work is the best time to ride.
bitterroot   on Jun 7, 2017
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bitterroot   on May 11, 2017
commented on Why Are Some Chapters Leaving IMBA?
Thanks for the insight, Greg. It gets at I what I sense is missing as an organization is passion. The individuals I know at IMBA are passionate, but it doesn't to get translated to the whole organization. This may be the result of having becoming an established organization that in general has had success mainstreaming…
bitterroot   on May 9, 2017
commented on Why Are Some Chapters Leaving IMBA?
The chapter leaders in the Northern Rockies (Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) had quite a few discussions about what direction to take, and while some chapter left and some grudgingly remained no one was happy with IMBA's direction. The region and assistant region directors were key in uniting chapters and IMBA. That on the ground knowledge…
bitterroot   on May 2, 2017
commented on In Appreciation of the Non-Riding Spouse
You are a lucky man, John. Not all of us have been as fortunate in finding understanding partners.
bitterroot   on Apr 23, 2017
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First ride on Ward Mountain after last year's Roaring Lion Fire toasted the area.
Considering that I started mountain biking to stay in shape for ski season, I may be a little biased, but I'll still take a day of powder over riding groomed fat bike trails any day. Like a bunch of people have mentioned take an avy course and get some skins. A backcountry tour is the…
Is the a place of e-bikes, sure.  I share trails with trail runners, horses, and dirt bikes on occasion;  being passed doesn't hurt my ego.  In my opinion, the only person being...
While lumping us with motorized groups makes no logical sense, that it is the belief for the conservation groups here in Montana and they have convinced the FS that their opinion is correct. In the travel plan that closed that closed our trails, the one word that almost never appears is bicycle. It is almost…
And there will be a chance to comment on another 80 miles of trail they are trying to close in the Ten Lakes WSA. We are working on organizing the suggested comments and will have them ready soon
We are still raising money. Lawsuits are not cheap. You can donate at
And that is why we were riding there that weekend. We don't have aspens, but Larch have their own special magic
bitterroot   on Sep 29, 2016
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Fall day on the southern half of the Alpine #7. Hazy from fires in the region.
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bitterroot   on Sep 29, 2016
added a review of Alpine Trail #57

First off the trail is mislabeled as #57. It should be Alpine #7. Given all the trail closures in Montana over...
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