SwampyankeecyclistGranny Gear

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Roxbury // Connecticut

 

About Me

Started long ago, but didn't keep it up. Became a roadie, now getting out in the woods again.
Swampyankeecyclist   1 week ago
replied to Your best crash story
 
I'm pretty new to mtbing, but I've been a roadie and a graveller for 15 years. For some reason, one of the best local mtbers has sort of taken me under his...
Well, yeah. A bunch of us dropped coin on 27.5+ bikes recently and have to defend our choice!
I'm another CT rider with a 27.5+, and I echo John Sweeney's comments. The best mtb for anyone to ride is the one they have fun on, and I have a metric shit-ton of fun on that mid-fat.
Swampyankeecyclist   on Aug 3, 2017
replied to Hello From CT!
 
Another Nutmegger here. Pretty new to mtb riding, but long-time roadie and gravel grinder. Local rides for me include Waldo and Huntington.
Swampyankeecyclist   on Mar 29, 2017
replied to Manual
 
A goal of mine, too. When I was a kid, I could ride a manual (when did they stop being wheelies?) for a hundred feet. Not so much any more. How did...
I don't get the uproar over e-bikes in non-competitive situations. They aren't motorcycles tearing up our trails. Personally, I wouldn't find them satisfying, but I ride both to enjoy the outdoors and to challenge myself. Everyone has to ride their own ride, and if someone isn't as fit as I am and needs an e-bike…
Very cool. Sorry about the Falcons....
Swampyankeecyclist   on Mar 1, 2017
replied to Climbing Techniques
 
We don't have a lot of long trail climbs here, but plenty of shorter, technical ones. Looking at the front wheel works for me on long road climbs, but I find it's...
There's a soullessness to ordering online. Sure, I do it sometimes. It's as satisfying as a Big Mac and leaves me wondering why I just did that. If I go to my LBS, they know me. I know them. I throw a Frisbee for their shop dog while waiting. I've ridden with them. They've extended…
My wife calls me an elitist because I tend to sneer at technology I don't use. I suppose she's right - Otherwise I'd be riding a penny-farthing. On the flip side, a...
 
I thought about it, and ended up going with my LBS. The owner gave me a good deal on last year's Specialized Fuse, and he gave it to me on a handshake...
 
A 1985 Ross Mt. Hood. I still have it. In fact, I never rode it much and became a bit of a roadie. Last fall I decided to tag along with a...
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