Robert DobbsTrailblazer

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Robert Dobbs   2 weeks ago
replied to e-bikes
 
frankly, what right do I or anyone else have to tell another what they “need” for a bike? Come on. Hmmm, so what not rules?....you're OK with someone riding a motocross bike on...
Robert Dobbs   2 weeks ago
replied to e-bikes
 
Comparing the use of e-bikes, which is legal and as far as I can see has only health benefits for older people, to the use of anabolic steroids, which are illegal with...
Robert Dobbs   2 weeks ago
replied to e-bikes
 
You may not think getting older people out on bikes is a cogent argument for e-bikes. I can’t think of a better argument because the young folks don’t need pedal assist.   And just...
Robert Dobbs   2 weeks ago
replied to e-bikes
 
You may not think getting older people out on bikes is a cogent argument for e-bikes. I can’t think of a better argument because the young folks don’t need pedal assist. The...
Robert Dobbs   2 weeks ago
replied to e-bikes
 
....Before anyone gets on too high a horse about this, realize that someday, if you are lucky, you too will be the 70+ year old wanting to bike, and also realize that...
 
Hi David Welcome from the Finger Lakes! I have not ridden the Pine Bush, but there is a review of it here: https://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/albany-pine-bush-preserve.html From the descriptions and photos, it appears to be the perfect trail...
 
And why do they always land on the trail. Yeaahhh, why is that? Someone really should get an NSF grant to study this wind trail-sabotage effect!
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If it involves riding as many trails as possible and counting the trees that fell on the trail vs away from the trail; then I am in. I think $200/hr ought to...
Bullotta sez: "You obviously have never ridden an eMTB." Wow! You completely missed the point... by light years. Guess I could say you've obviously never taken androstenedione. Those racing will expend even more power than those who have not. It adds 122.4watts of power to whatever effort you put in. .... And they're not using…
E-bike race, really? ....no really? I'd actually prefer a race featuring athletes using performance-enhancing drugs....at least it would still be a human-powered event. --sigh
Robert Dobbs   on Feb 19, 2019
replied to 29er Trail Tires
 
Everything I've read about the Magic Mary has been good to glowing. Don't think you can go wrong. Myself, I really like the Maxxis Minions DHF for grip in the crappy wet weather...
Robert Dobbs   on Feb 7, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
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...
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