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mtnryder   2 weeks ago
replied to And now...we wait in MN
 
....or instead of waiting, get in your car, drive 10-12 hours to wherever and RIDE!!!
mtnryder   2 weeks ago
replied to Love the new homepage design!
 
Much cleaner design. I like it as well. Kudos!!
mtnryder   on Mar 17, 2019
replied to how hard is Downieville Downhill?
 
OK, since we're throwing out all the other nearby options.... The #1 easiest shuttle trail out that way is Mt Hough over in Quincy. It's *mostly* low intermediate flow and a complete blast...
mtnryder   on Mar 7, 2019
replied to Moab vs Bryce / Zion / Sedona
 
Both Sedona (going in two weeks) and St George/Hurricane (going in April) are 6-7 hours from us in San Diego so that's where we head for long weekends. Moab is 13+ hours...
mtnryder   on Mar 3, 2019
 
mtnryder   on Feb 19, 2019
replied to I'm going crazy, please give advise
 
As was mentioned by somebody else, very bike on your list is top notch. Maybe you should demo a 27.5 bike, preferably a Bronson, before spending $6K? I have (2) 27.5 bikes...
 
Well you sort of asked two different questions. You asked where the Epicenter is and then where one would go if they had a chance to do one big trip. Epicenter? That's actually...
Whoops....hit the “post” button too early. Anyway, glad to see Olallie was mentioned. I personally think that it and the North Umpqua are the best trails in Oregon. Luckily, they are off the beaten track and not easy so the bigger crowds stay away.
The MRT will always come out on top because it’s scenic and almost anyone can ride it.
You didn't really say if you have an actual budget but whatever it is, I wouldn't be afraid to expand your options and buy a used bike off Pinkbike. I've bought a...
I have been mountain biking for 30 years this coming July. I've been hurt two times that required me to seek medical treatment. Both times I got hurt, I was riding at my small "local" area I have ridden 150+ times. The worst I ever got hurt was while riding ONE mile per hour down…
 
I've run everything from Ardents, Nobby Nics, Continental Mountain Kings to such lightweight options as the Vittoria Saguaro and never had an issue. I haven't been to Moab since the Aggressor came...
mtnryder   on Jan 20, 2019
replied to What are your mtb goals for 2019?
 
The amount of miles isn't as important as just getting out there and specifically riding SINGLETRACK trails. All dirt is not created equal. For me, my immediate goals are to get in as...
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mtnryder   on Jan 20, 2019
replied to First ride photos of the new year
 
Sedona after all the recent rains have cleared out...
I resisted running a DHF for years because it was only available in a 2.3 and we all know that all 2.3 tires are not created equally. The 2.3 DHF looked so...
mtnryder   on Jan 15, 2019
replied to First ride photos of the new year
 
Thumb Butte area in Prescott, AZ
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mtnryder   on Jan 15, 2019
replied to First ride photos of the new year
 
Coming down from Hangover in Sedona, AZ
A) The President has nothing to do with this decision B) The President doesn't care about climate change as much as you because he's not a sheep. I guess he realizes none of us can control when the Earth decides it's going to heat up or cool down, processes which have been occurring for hundreds…
mtnryder   on Nov 1, 2018
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Heading out of the lower trailhead parking lot
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mtnryder   on Nov 1, 2018
added a review of Ridgway Area Trails
 

I hate to give this 3 stars because the trails were in excellent condition and obviously well maintained but it...
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mtnryder   on Nov 1, 2018
added a review of Twin Buttes
 

This is a great XC type loop right next to downtown Durango. Very well designed singletrack though not a lot...
mtnryder   on Nov 1, 2018
added a review of Phils world
 

Phil's World is the single best designed "trail system" I've ever ridden. I ride it at least once a year...
mtnryder   on Oct 17, 2018
replied to Sedona AZ - Beginner to Intermediate
 
Here ya go....directly from Over the Edge & Osprey packs. https://www.osprey.com/stories/5-best-mountain-bike-rides-for-beginners-in-sedona-with-over-the-edge/ There's not really a legitimate "shuttle" ride per se in Sedona. However, depending on where you're staying, you can ride on the road...
mtnryder   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to Chest Protector
 
No to the chest protector. The last thing I want to do is where more stuff while riding. It's one of the pleasures vs riding an actual dirt bike. I also don't...
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mtnryder   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
Well, as usual, it depends. If I'm staying local during the week, I'm usually riding solo so I stick to familiar trails so that if something happens, my friends know where to...
mtnryder   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to Got a "home" trail?
 
Mine would be the Big Laguna Trail which sometimes includes a run down Noble Canyon as well. It's not really my "home" trail though as it's an hour plus drive. It does...
mtnryder   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to How hard do you push when you ride?
 
I'm more or less like Head Over Handlebars. Some days I'm just "feeling it" and push it on the climbs a little harder but generally speaking, I ride "smarter...not harder" on the...
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mtnryder   on Sep 7, 2018
replied to Tubeless air pressure
 
I'm about 220 fully loaded (unfortunately) and ready to ride and I'm not super anal about my air pressure. Anywhere between 22-25 is OK up front and 25-28 in the back is...
mtnryder   on Sep 5, 2018
replied to Moab...yes another ?
 
I originally decided to try flats after a trip to Downieville and after several hike-a-bike (HAB) situations on a ride on Mt Elwell. Walking in SPD equipped shoes was a nightmare. When...
mtnryder   on Sep 2, 2018
replied to Moab...yes another ?
 
On all my past trips, I rode clipped in. That’s the way I rode for 25+ years so it’s all I felt comfortable with. I never felt I was in any danger....
mtnryder   on Aug 29, 2018
replied to Is a hip pack enough for mountain biking?
 
I just returned from Whistler and noticed that about 60% of people weren't wearing backpacks....or even hip-packs for that matter. Then again, they are mostly just riding on the park so even...
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Awesome news. I can't wait until it's done so I can come back to town and help the economy.
mtnryder   on Aug 29, 2018
replied to Raising Kids Who Love to Ride
 
Here's my advice....move to Whistler. I saw 100 time more kids under the age of 10 riding there in one week than I've seen riding in 25+ years of riding in the...
mtnryder   on Aug 20, 2018
replied to Noneed2hate from Oceanside, CA
 
Hmmm....that green hillside in the back is what threw me off. I live 4-5 miles from there (over by Hwy 76 & College) but have never even heard of Tuley Canyon. I...
mtnryder   on Aug 19, 2018
replied to Noneed2hate from Oceanside, CA
 
That looks like the far S/E corner of Calavera. For both of you, you can find local MTB groups on Meet Up dot com. There’s also a local message board called Dirt Treaders...
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That guys a lying POS. Glad that he was charged for false reporting an emergency.
mtnryder   on Aug 16, 2018
replied to Crested Butte Shuttle Aug 25-26
 
If you can't find anybody, Colorado Backcountry has started running shuttles out there www.coloradobc.com
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mtnryder   on Aug 16, 2018
replied to Do you ride "on" or "in" your bike?
 
For me, it depends on the bike for sure. The more XC the bike is, the more I feel I'm "on" the bike while on Enduro type bikes, I feel I'm "in"...
mtnryder   on Aug 11, 2018
replied to Must rides in Whistler?
 
I just recently returned from spending 10 days up there and let me start off by saying that the resort *exceeded* my expectations. You are aware that Crankworx is going on up...
I just came back from 10 days in Whistler and I have to say, they did a phenomenal job with etc trails up there. I'm not a "park" guy by any means but I had a great time there because the trail quality, design and maintenance in the park was so well done.
My son was stationed just south of Richmond for a bit. I was not impressed with Richmond itself but the history that surrounds the area is immense. I would love to have...
 
I was just having this conversation with some women riders at one of our local riding areas, an area where there is absolutely ZERO beginner terrain so for sure these ladies know how to ride. Two of them were in their 30's and the other was in her 40's. In reality, the fact is that…
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