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m@frit   on Nov 22, 2019
replied to Gloves without annoying seams
I just picked up a couple pairs of these for warm weather: mechanix vent gloves
Wow - never thought of that. That's a killer.
Not sure about this one, interesting though it may be. It seems overly complicated and maybe solving a problem that doesn't exist. It may actually may have the same issues as standard systems just rotated by 90 degrees. The manufacture of the rear cassette will take some precision machining and I don't see it lasting…
It seems to be just me, but I find IPAs unpleasant to drink. I'm a Belgian beer fan, but seem to be in a minority, especially among mountain bikers. That being said, give me a nice quality bourbon over all else.
m@frit   on May 14, 2019
replied to New Bike Day Dilemma
Badges?  WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING BADGES!!! I had a refrigerator in school that we started to stick our Chiquita Banana stickers on.  After a couple years, it was just about covered.  Not sure...
That might work if the tick hasn't latched-on or if your not particularly hairy. It's been my experience (2 - 3 tick removals per year) that once they're attached is takes a deliberate amount of force to remove them.
That should make it more socially acceptable for men to wear pantyhose.
I know 6 people who have gotten this allergy here in NC, including a husband and wife who got it about a year apart from ticks in different states. One guy out almost passed out while driving home after eating a hamburger for lunch. He doesn't like seafood, so basically eats chicken every day.
Looks like a nice jacket. Is it available in the US?
m@frit   on Jan 31, 2019
commented on 4 Pairs of Mountain Biking Pants Reviewed
Are these all available in the US?
m@frit   on Nov 2, 2018
commented on a photo of West Rim, Rio Grande Gorge
Looks like quite a drop. Drop the seat and make sure to keep your weight back.
m@frit   on Oct 30, 2018
replied to Custom hand bike stolen
I don't know how anyone could be so cold.  Hopefully this gets so much attention that whoever stole it can't profit by selling it or any of its parts. His rig looks badass!...
m@frit   on Oct 30, 2018
replied to Custom hand bike stolen
m@frit   on Oct 4, 2018
added a review of Chapel Hill High School

I've ridden these trails many time over the last few years. Yesterday I noticed that the roots, that are everywhere...
m@frit   on Sep 18, 2018
replied to No more REI or Dicks for me.
REI is awesome (2 kids in scouts), Dicks is not. Can't all just go for a ride?
m@frit   on Aug 7, 2018
added a review of Angler's Ridge

Rode Witchback and most of Hidden Hollow. Lower parts of the trails were a bit wet and muddy, but a...
m@frit   on Jun 13, 2018
replied to Is it wise to buy a demo bike
Ask them if they'll cover it under the factory warranty - usually a year.  Anything wrong should show up and be fixed in that period.
m@frit   on May 17, 2018
replied to Suggestions for getting a tire off of rim
Cutting through the bead without damaging the rim might be tricky (cutting off the tire would be pretty straightforward).  It's likely that the sealant has dried, effectively gluing the bead to the...
m@frit   on May 17, 2018
answered a question about
Last time I was there I found that the elevation gain was exactly equal to the loss, which was lucky,...
I am fully supportive of e-bike usage for disabled riders, but not able-bodied. It may make the "sport" stronger, but not the riders. The key word here is "sport". If you want a motorcycle, buy a motorcycle and stick to the dirtbike trails. There should be a struggle in getting up that monster hill to…
m@frit   on May 8, 2018
replied to What's with the new boom box trend?
I've encountered this phenomenon several time recently on the trail.  It's as annoying as blasting your car stereo with the windows open.  No one else wants to hear your music.  You might...
m@frit   on May 2, 2018
replied to Specialized pitch 27.5 tubeless conversion
I just converted my Specialized Fuse (27.5+  3" tires) to tubeless.  Wheels came already taped and I installed a Stan's valve stem (with the rubber gasket thingy).  Removed valve cores, pumped up...
m@frit   on Apr 16, 2018
replied to Bike Racks
I have 1-up rack that holds two bikes on a 1 1/4" hitch.  It's awesome, built like a tank and super easy and fast to load and unload.  The only thing that...
I don't use any if riding with others.
I use a single Bluetooth earbud only on one side. Lets me listen to music/podcasts, answer the phone if needed from the trail and still hear cars, other riders, lions, tigers and bears. I don't think I would ever block both ears.
m@frit   on Mar 20, 2018
replied to Tire logo
Yes, the most important thing is that you have them rotating in the correct direction for the tread pattern.  Don't worry about the logo, it's meaningless unless they make you go faster,...
m@frit   on Feb 20, 2018
replied to Beech Mountain Ski/Mountain Bike Resort?
Lots of cool small mountain towns up there for shopping/food.  Several breweries within a 15 mile radius.  Tons of hiking.  Several rafting outfitters nearby.  Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Cavern are all...
m@frit   on Feb 9, 2018
replied to Different gases for tires
Regular old household air is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% other stuff.  A compressor will remove some of the moisture in the air via condensation, but doesn't change the amount of...
Not a fan of IPAs. Not sure why anyone would want anything so bitter. Give me a nice, ridiculously strong Belgian any time.
m@frit   on Feb 8, 2018
replied to Different gases for tires
Have you weighed your wheels before and after filling with air?  I don't think you'd be able to detect a difference. I also don't think you'd be able to measure much of...
m@frit   on Feb 2, 2018
answered a question about
There are dozens of entrances to the trail between the top (near Durham Bulls Ballpark) and the bottom near Route...
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