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About Me

Started riding bikes on mini bike trails in the 70s. We did things on those bikes that I would never consider doing now

My Bikes

ericshell   2 days ago
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I wear $9.00 DeWalt safety glasses. I bought them as a temporary replacement when my wife "Borrowed" my $125.00 Wiley x pair. They work just fine. I still wear them. They look...
ericshell   3 days ago
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Thats what I do..Just was wondering if there was other responses. Your response was not harsh. No apology is necessary. Thanks!
ericshell   3 days ago
started a topic: Awkward Moment. What do you do?
We were riding when a helmetless rider rode up to us. Everytime I see one of these guys I have the same response as seeing a smoker. "They STILL do that?" The Mr...
ericshell   6 days ago
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USMC 1981 to 1992  
ericshell   1 week ago
started a topic: Thank you Veterans!
Just a quick note to thank all our Military Veterans past and present. Your personal sacrifice is deeply appreciated. Also Happy Birthday Marines!
I work with Subaru..Saw this today and remembered Jeffs post. Check it out.      
Everything offends everybody. So I am not surprised someone even dreamed this up.
My concern is that they will get faster. As with any technology they will improve these bikes. Make them faster and easier to handle. Will there be a day that these bikes are do 40 MPH on the trails. Is it safe to have older folks who are too frail and weak to ride a…
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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I find myself asking the same thing. Many pics I see on singletracks end up as my desktop pic... Some of these places look amazing!
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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ericshell   2 weeks ago
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ericshell   2 weeks ago
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It happened I copied and paste the name Vrachonisída Makronísi . Im not sure why its there.
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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Hmmm My wife is from Greece...Maybe I can spin it that I am taking her back home to visit. Then duck out for this ride..for 8 days..I just might get away with...
Ebikes should be only allowed on motorized trails only.
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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I went tubeless this year. Best move I have done for my bike. But before that I would just go into my MTB shop and get whatever tube they had on the...
Awesome response. You nailed it. I cant believe that laziness is even creeping into mountain biking. Im an old ex Marine at 54 and I will pedal until I cant do it anymore. I would rather crawl up a trail, dragging my bike behind me before I sit my old ass on a ebike.
Amen brother...My thoughts exactly
Im a purest. I will never be in favor of these bikes. Kinda defeats the purpose of a human powered MTB. If you want a mini bike just buy one.
Just one word....Awesome
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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<h3>iliketexmex Great response!</h3>
ericshell   2 weeks ago
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Camp Mack Lebanon County Pa
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ericshell   2 weeks ago
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If you buy a crappy bike your experience will be the same. Maybe try looking for a leftover 16 or 17 at your local bike shop. (LBS). Also ask them about their...
ericshell   3 weeks ago
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I would start with a good used hard tail and a decent fork (airshock) If you like mountain biking you will quickly go to a new bike instead of upgrading a used bike....
ericshell   3 weeks ago
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I judge my speed and danger zone by my gut (and toes). When I go down a trail at speed if I am going to fast for my ability I know it right...
Life is way to short to be in a job you hate. If this is your passion send out the resumes. See where it goes. Dont look back or hesitate if you...
ericshell   on Oct 20, 2017
started a topic: Welsh Mountain New Holland Pa
Has anyone ridden at Welsh Mountain? If so, what are some of your thoughts about this Lancaster Pa Trail? I am always looking for new trails.  
Ill be there..Its always a blast..PLUS the beer is off the hook
ericshell   on Oct 16, 2017
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THANK YOU ! I rode yesterday at 18lbs in rears and 16lbs in front. Amazing how well those tires feel on the trail!
ericshell   on Oct 14, 2017
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I am running the TCS Toughs
ericshell   on Oct 13, 2017
started a topic: New WTB Rangers 3.0
Just mounted tubeless on my daily driver GT Pantera Expert hardtail. Threw a set of Huck Norris in the mix just for the heck of it. My question to the peanut gallery...
ericshell   on Sep 29, 2017
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
The first bike I took off road and on a "mini bike" trail as we called them in the 70s was a yellow K mart 10 speed. Then I got a BMX...
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