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Or you could get a phone that is capable of running the GPS when it doesn't have a cell signal. That would include practically all smart phones these days.
Do people really hate on you??? I hate that...
I think the whole "IMBA approved trail" concept is a relic of another era. We now have multiple web-sites like this one where we can quickly learn where the coolest, most popular trails are. Just look at all of the "Best" lists that are regularly refreshed by the editors. If IMBA wants to remain relevant…
bonkedagain   on Mar 17, 2017
replied to Crested Butte, Fruita, Moab. Pick 2
 
It really depends on what you like, both in the saddle, after the ride, and on days when you want to give your legs a break.  Also, the time of year makes...
bonkedagain   on Jan 16, 2017
replied to Road trip of a lifetime
 
Jim, I met a bunch of Kiwis at the top of the Fruita 18 road many years ago -- perhaps that was you.  Anyway, like John, I'm in the Colorado Springs area...
bonkedagain   on Dec 22, 2016
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
 
Yeah, like those guys said, it depends on how you define "mountain bike".  When I was a kid in the early 70s I would take my Schwinn Typhoon and hit all the...
bonkedagain   on Dec 18, 2016
answered a question about
 
Set up a shuttle. Leave a car, or have a driver meet you at the free parking lot in Manitou...
Well John, now that you have slowed down, maybe me and my slow ass can keep up with you. If you want to do a ride or hit the slopes let me know. I'm working on Missing Link on Saturday. Will you be there?
4umaps are free, at least in Backcountry Navigator. In any case, there are lots of good navigation aids available. I think the biggest problem for me is the overwhelming variety of options available. Local knowledge is definitely an advantage when deciding where to go.
The San Juans are still "mini-alps". You don't have as many rugged peaks, and deep valleys, or the glaciers, that you have in the Alps. IMO, if you want to see "mountains" then you have to get out of the Rockies. Greg, I thought the signage was really good in most of the places I…
So John, I assume you recorded your track with your GPS so that you could upload it to this site and save the next person a whole lot of route-finding confusion. Right? :-) Thanks for the write-up! I love hearing about the less traveled trails.
bonkedagain   on Mar 13, 2016
added a review of Oil Well Flats
 

Fun place to ride -- it is so refreshing to see a new trail system built with MTBers in mind....
bonkedagain   on Oct 20, 2015
added a comment on Summiting a 14er on Mountain Bikes: Mount Antero
 
I did this ride back in the '90s, but in reverse, more or less. I started at my house in...
Hmm, BWCAW also allows motorized use, so I wonder if they have a different designation. In any case, I've asked...
Hmm, after reading this editorial and the pile of replies to it I wish I could have that part of...
Tried to PM you but could not get "Find Member" to find you. Sigh. Anyway, I'm waiting for more snow...
Thought so. We should get together and do a ride (or ski!) sometime...
It's been about fifteen years since I have been out there. I remember it was a lot of fun and...
I have six smartphones with unlimited voice, data, text, international roaming, for $130 per month on T-Mobile. In my plan,...
Regardless of what tricks or techniques the devices use the bottom line, to me at least, is a smartphone is...
 
Also, after you have captured that great set of pictures, pick the best one for uploading -- we don't need...
bonkedagain   on Oct 15, 2014
added a photo of Mason
 
Pikes Peak in background; Boehmer Reservoir in middle
bonkedagain   on Oct 15, 2014
added a review of Mason
 

Nice trail that provides an easy pedal thru the forest on the south side of Pikes Peak. Note that as...
bonkedagain   on Oct 15, 2014
added a map of Mason
 
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bonkedagain   on Oct 15, 2014
added a map of Mason
 
bonkedagain   on Oct 15, 2014
added Mason
 
This is a pretty mellow trail that winds its way from McReynolds Reservoir around the west side of Mason Reservoir...
Ditto on Monarch Crest -- I can remember nominating it years ago, now it's gone. Weird... I have to agree with...
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Ironically, Monarch Crest still shows on the IMBA clickable map as an epic trail, so who knows if it is...
From my perspective sitting here in Colorado those states are definitely in the east. ;-b
bonkedagain   on Jun 20, 2014
added a comment on Exploring Fresh Dirt in Moab: Navajo Rocks Loop
 
Funny, we camped up there for years, before they banned camping in that area. Might have to go check it...
bonkedagain   on Apr 24, 2014
added a comment on Day 17: Ghost Town Gravel Grinder
 
Ah, memories. I spent many days up at the Calumet mine collecting epidote crystals with my kids in their younger...
@dgaddis Sounds like some of the non-locals need to volunteer more! There have been multiple trail work days around BV...
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bonkedagain   on Apr 5, 2014
added a comment on How well do you understand women mountain bikers?
 
Come to Colorado Springs. I have had multiple women in a single group blow my doors off here. ;-)
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