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Downhill Mike   1 week ago
updated Blue Mountain conditions to Good
 
Downhill Mike   2 weeks ago
replied to Another Fuggin' Trek?!?!?
 
I started mixing it up like you now. Now if Salsa is  sold out that means that they are doing just fine for now without your support so maybe look for another...
 
Wish you a fast recovery. I am dealing with bruised ribs and sore back right now so I can imagine how you feel. Every root and rock you can just feel with...
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Downhill Mike   2 weeks ago
replied to Does anyone bring a weapon?
 
I live in Canada so we can't carry but I always bring my dog spray or a hunting knife. Came pretty close with a cougar in the spring but it was calm...
If somebody is well off then why not. A kid gets to be a kid only once so why not make him or her happy. They will remember riding a nice bike and the rest of the good memories that come with it their whole life. Why have kids if you don't want them to…
Downhill Mike   3 weeks ago
replied to Carbon Bars Scored: Replace?
 
I would replace them. No need to take chances with safety.
Downhill Mike   3 weeks ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
More supple is a right word. Regarding traction you can run lower pressure so you will have more traction for sure.
Downhill Mike   3 weeks ago
replied to Trail or Enduro bike?
 
<p style="text-align: left;">If you are planning to do long climbs and you are not plannig on doing big jumps and riding super gnarly trails then in my opinion between 120-140 of travel...
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Downhill Mike   3 weeks ago
replied to Tubeless?
 
Once I converted to tubeless a few years ago my wheels got less bouncy. Part of it was that I was able to run lower pressure.
Downhill Mike   3 weeks ago
commented on Mountain Bikers Attacked by Dogs
 
Get chased on road- gravel rides all the time. So far they only try to get me on the downhills or straight away and failed miserably. I hope they don't go after me on the climbs or I will have to use my dog spray on them.
I am sure even a dog spray would work on a mountain lion as long as you get it in its face. I usually ride with a knife, bear spray or a dog spray depending on a ride I am doing.
Downhill Mike   on May 15, 2018
replied to Average speed
 
Usually 15 km in hour is considered good speed for XC. I did a race last year and averaged 15.2 in a 30km race and came second. Mind you it was an...
Not sure what he is saying excacly but sounds like Oh My Oh My. I don't think there is something bad in what he is saying. Hopefully his buddy will be good and this video is a good example of what not to do.
Downhill Mike   on May 12, 2018
updated Don Valley conditions to Good
 
Downhill Mike   on May 7, 2018
updated Durham Forest conditions to Good
 
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Downhill Mike   on May 7, 2018
updated Glen Major Forest conditions to Good
 
Downhill Mike   on May 7, 2018
updated Walker Woods conditions to Good
 
Downhill Mike   on May 7, 2018
updated Dagmar North conditions to Good
 
Downhill Mike   on May 3, 2018
added 3 photos.
 
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I rode here on May first on my gravel bike and trails were dry except of a few muddy spots...
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Downhill Mike   on May 3, 2018
added a review of Estates
 

Are you sure it's not on a private property?
Downhill Mike   on May 3, 2018
added a review of Caledon Rail Trail
 

This rail trail is good if you are beginner, trying to get back in shape or doing a big gravel...
Downhill Mike   on May 3, 2018
updated Glen Haffy Conservation Area conditions to Good
 
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Downhill Mike   on May 3, 2018
updated Caledon Rail Trail conditions to Good
 
Cool trail. I would enjoy riding it on my gravel bike alot more then on my MTB. Places like that are good for more of an exploration scenery rides rather then shredding on my mtb.
Would the wood get messed up or absorb the water and get heavier if you get caught in the rain or simply wash the bike?
Downhill Mike   on Apr 22, 2018
updated Turkey Point Provincial Park conditions to
 
Glad to hear that you are good now.
One of my favorite bike commercials.
Downhill Mike   on Apr 8, 2018
replied to How's your riding year going?
 
In Canada Southern Ontario the weather is crazy so the trails are not rideabe right now so I mostly ride gravel roads on my Salsa Warbird in about
Good for her. She seems like a good cyclist and a very tough lady. But I do agree that she might feel it when she is 50. I really hope she doesn't but the way she is grinding instead of spinning on the climbs that is just very tough on your knees especially when you…
Downhill Mike   on Mar 30, 2018
replied to Fully Rigid
 
I ride my Salsa Warbird on trails sometimes. It's a gravel bike with dropped bars and to me it's something in between mountain bike and a road bike. It feels pretty good...
Hope to visit one day
Downhill Mike   on Feb 17, 2018
commented on Terrene Cake Eater Fat Bike Tire Review
 
Great review. Thanks
Downhill Mike   on Feb 7, 2018
updated Durham Forest conditions to
 
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