Robert DobbsGramcounter

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// New York

 
The image of mountain bikers as just a bunch of crazy ass kids doing backflips and jumping everything in sight. Is anyone wondering how this sensationalism is potentially affecting trail access? +1 and...
HA! Similar to Jeff's two left shoes story.... Years ago, met up with a large group for a ride and discovered I had grabbed my formal office dress shoes and not my Shimano SPD's...
Yes I replaced my dropper with a standard post on one of my bikes but it was due to reliability issues. My Remedy came with a RockShox Reverb which failed 3 times over...
The Kingdommmmm!! ...and Allegrippis and Douthat. Of course, all of this will depend upon work, and the weather, both of which were beyond sucky in 2018. :- (
Robert Dobbs   on Dec 22, 2018
replied to Playing in the mud?
 
Here in Central New York, you have to like mud or you'll never get to ride (July is about the only true "dry" month). So yeah, I often ride in mud....and I...
Robert Dobbs   on Dec 5, 2018
replied to Bike wash
 
I've used Simple Green on my MTB now and then with no issues - Also use it on my car and truck with no issues.
Sorry, off topic, but gotta say… if someone not familiar with biking were looking over my shoulder and saw this thread’s subject, they’d probably question my internet browsing habits. Ah, ha, ha, ha!! ...
Take your valve core out with a pair of pliers Wait....what???!! Mary, mother and Joseph, no. -- use a valve core remover. : - O It also comes with a tube connected to the...
Robert Dobbs   on Oct 25, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
Hmm…. the argument between being injured in a bike crash vs being injured in a bathroom fall….. I’m at a draw. Welllll, it's not really an argument. I'm just trying to point out...
HA! Looove your girlfriend analogy! With tubeless I would place the emphasis on smarter; Ivy League, MIT & multiple doctorates smarter and she ain't gonna fall for the same droll lines you...
Robert Dobbs   on Oct 17, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
After gathering my wits, went back to inspect and an old tree with about a 4? trunk and virtually no branches had apparently broken off just as I was passing underneath. Wear a...
You read about these accidents every year! As someone who spent much of my youth and young adult days hunting with my father and granddad I still cannot fathom how this can happen without the hunter being a) blind or b) grossly negligent (hunting by sound), Know your surroundings and know your quarry!! Simply NO…
....would also love to see the 3D fatbike version of this! It could be called the Penny Fatthing or the Penny Plus, or, in keeping with the clothing industry, Big and Tall. ;- )
HA!!! Well folks laughed at 29'ers and fat bikes when they first came out, and there is a guy in my town that rides a mountain unicycle.....so why not?!? I bet this thing would absolutely maul larger fallen timbers -- on the other hand, if you misjudge a skinny you might end up breaking your…
Robert Dobbs   on Sep 27, 2018
replied to Tool Bottle
 
I think it will be just fine. I was going to suggest a micro-seat bag but was really intrigued by your bottle mount kit holder (which I think is 'effing clever).   I...
I will add that as much as I love my SUV, it does give me pause that I need it to mountain bike. With my road bike I pretty much open the garage door and voila! I'm on a 20-100mile ride, no vehicle involved. With MTB i need to drive 20miles just to "get out…
Personally, I'm a fan of big, boxy, SUV 's. They offer the trailer hitch for quick shuttles to local trails, but also offer security and protection for those "Trail and Town" rides where you head into the city for post-ride grub or hotel etc. I love the 4Runner in your first photo, I can tell…
Robert Dobbs   on Aug 28, 2018
added a review of Walking Purchase Park
 

Really Nice Trails!! As others have mentioned, definitely -not- for beginners! Very rocky in many parts, glad I had flat...
IOWA = Idiots Out Wandering Alone OUCH!...man, that's just harsh!
HA!.....I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt. Even here in Central New York we have roads that devolve to seasonal roads which further devolve to "Jeep trails"....and yes, people...
Robert Dobbs   on Jul 30, 2018
replied to Parts: LBS or Online
 
.I also make a point of tipping my mechanics….   Interesting....I've never, ever, done this for my LBS techs. Without hijacking this thread or getting into a Mr Pink (Reservoir Dogs) discussion on this,...
Robert Dobbs   on Jul 26, 2018
replied to First Bike/Used Trek/Overpaid?
 
Yeah, you are waaay over thinking this. Relax and ride the snot out of the bike. ...the real trouble will start once you become addicted to the sport and end up spending 10-20...
Robert Dobbs   on Jun 20, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
It’s the challenge of the sport – and the inherent risk associated – that appeal to many of us. Thank you rmap for having the backbone to state this. I believe it's true....
Robert Dobbs   on Jun 20, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
Also the forces in a bike crash are far higher than a fall in the bathroom. Both can potentially kill you but the likelihood is much much higher with an mtb crash. Hmmmm,...
Robert Dobbs   on Jun 15, 2018
replied to Harrisonburg or Bentonville?
 
I've ridden Douthat State Park just outside of Harrisonburg.....it's one of my new favorites! Beautiful park, great singletrack, in the middle of frekin nowhere, but still has full LTE coverage (go figure). I'd...
Robert Dobbs   on May 30, 2018
replied to 1994 Cannondale Killer V 900 rebuild
 
Yeah, +1 with SlowMitch. If you were a veteran mountain biker and wanted this bike for the sake of nostalgia to park beside your other 4 mountain bikes, ride once in a blue...
Robert Dobbs   on May 28, 2018
started a topic: Another Fuggin' Trek?!?!?
 
Soooo, I walk into my local bike shop excited at the prospect of purchasing my first gravel bike, a Salsa Warbird (been saving my nickels and dimes the last three years). My...
Robert Dobbs   on May 23, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
How much is your life worth? How about your ability to walk? The capacity to speak/type in complete sentences? (pun intended)   Actually,  I value all of the above quite a bit. But I...
Robert Dobbs   on May 22, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
Fun fact. Over 200,000/yr  people in the US are injured from slips and falls in the bathroom, 200,000!!!......do you wear a helmet in the shower?? I also find it fascinating, and a bit comical,...
Robert Dobbs   on May 20, 2018
replied to Already hot in the South!
 
Niiiiice! You and I need to trade places. Up here (New York) it's cold, dark, damp and depressing -I'll take 90, sunny and humid seven days a week. (...geez, I -really- need...
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