Downhill MikeDoubletrack

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Dont ride colder minus 25 Celsius and I don't ride on ice. I dont mind mixture of ice and snow but when it's pure ice and even though i have a set of studded tires i stay home or go gravel grinding because gravel roads are usually ice free when trails are covered in ice.
Downhill Mike   2 days ago
updated Durham Forest conditions to
 
Downhill Mike   2 days ago
updated Walker Woods conditions to
 
Downhill Mike   2 days ago
updated Glen Major Forest conditions to Fat Bike
 
Downhill Mike   4 days ago
updated Durham Forest conditions to Fat Bike
 
Downhill Mike   4 days ago
updated Walker Woods conditions to Fat Bike
 
Downhill Mike   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
Downhill Mike   1 week ago
updated Durham Forest conditions to Fat Bike
 
Downhill Mike   1 week ago
updated Glen Major Forest conditions to
 
E bikes dont damage the trails more then regular bikes. Now horses do insane amount of damage. I will take pictures when spring comes. Horse riders go on still soft trails and especially on the climbs horses rip up the trails just as bad as dirt bikes. They also never pick up the poop after…
I live in Canada and have a fully rigid fat bike just for the winter. I dont think my regular mountain bike would be able to go thru deep snow and suspension would start leaking in minus 20 rides. Any of you guys ride regular mountain bikes in full on winter conditions?
Thank you Santa Cruz. I owe 5010 and love that bike. Will continue supporting Santa Cruz and buying their product. Even though I live in Canada and most likely they will not put money into our trials but I do travel quite a bit to the USA for riding and will definitely enjoy great US…
Downhill Mike   2 weeks ago
updated Durham Forest conditions to Poor
 
Downhill Mike   2 weeks ago
updated Walker Woods conditions to Poor
 
Downhill Mike   2 weeks ago
updated Dagmar North conditions to Poor
 
 
https://45nrth.com/products/apparel   Here you go. Can't go wrong with these guys. I have used their gear in minus 23 and felt warm
Downhill Mike   on Nov 9, 2019
updated Glen Major Forest conditions to
 
Downhill Mike   on Nov 8, 2019
replied to Your MTB plan?
 
Exploring more trails and going more often to USA because I live in Canada Ontario very close to the border. Staying healthy and fit would be nice and not loose my fitness with...
Downhill Mike   on Nov 8, 2019
replied to Dealing with new drops
 
If a drop is taller then me which is 6 feet tall I stay away from it. That's my rule.  As long as you are confident with your manualing skills smaller  drops...
I power wash my chain and lightly wash the rest of the drive train with a brush and very light water. Rarely use any degreaser.
Looks like a nice helmet, sure. In my experience most head injuries can be avoided with a regular helmet no need for high end stuff but usually it's the neck that just cant handle the impact. In my experience most deaths or serious injuries on Mtbs and Motorcycles come from neck injuries. Your helmet might…
A few people answered 4000+? I think my car doesnt even have that much?
<p style="text-align: left;">I usually do around 1500 to 2000m in vertical elevation in a 100km ride on about ninty percent gravel  double track and the rest is mixture of tarmac and jeep...
All depends what kind of roads you have in your area. Where I live it's mostly pretty smooth gravel roads and singletrack is also smooth. Not much rocks or roots at all....
Good news!
 
Watched some of it. Gets better every year.
I did number two mismanaged expectations. Now my wife wont ride anymore. Hasn't touch her bike in two years. I never had to teach anybody how to ride so I when she told me she had a mountain bike before I took her to some blue trails and that was a disaster. After that i…
Downhill Mike   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
I would recommend getting a jacket with zipper ventilation on the side. In the climbs I keep the open and on the long downhills close them up and this way I dont...
Downhill Mike   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to Winter MTB Vacay
 
I would mention Sedona in Arizona. I have been there once .Great place.
Downhill Mike   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
Goggles are great but they dont work for me in the winter. I wear just regular riding glasses but just with bigger lenses. Goggles always push on my nasal passages and just...
Downhill Mike   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
Wish you a quick recovery.
G Forms saved my knees many times. They are very good but I wish they were a bit more durable. After couple of washes they start falling apart. Other then that they are super comfortable, light and give good protection.
Downhill Mike   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
I love fat biking. I live in Canada Southern Ontario and last year we had 4 month of fat biking in the snow. Are we talking about the same minus 37 and...
Downhill Mike   on Oct 17, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
Problem with leaving fallen trees on the trail is that people will start getting hurt and government will start closing down the trails. You have to understand that back in the day...
Glad you fully recovered Trent.
Downhill Mike   on Oct 15, 2019
replied to Fully Rigid
 
<p style="text-align: left;">Also I have a Salsa Beargreese and Salsa Mukluk which I ride fully rigid but mostly in the winter. Cant wait for the snow to come</p>
Downhill Mike   on Oct 15, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I disagree with Plusbike Nerd. Going tubeless is really great. You are able to run lower pressure and dont have to worry about pinch flats. You can safe at least a pound...
Would be nice to read a review of newer cutthroat models.
I own Salsa Warbird and really love that bike. I only do one day gravel rides and dont carry any gear and rarely hit any singletrack unless its green. For people that wish to ride more technical terrain and carry gear on the bike cutthroat will be perfect. Thanks for the information. I am glad…
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