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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

This year I made a commitment to rider all winter. The trick is to have the appropriate clothing. I noticed that I tend to OVER dress. Its a work in progress. But...
ericshell   on Nov 27, 2017
commented on a photo of Cloudview
ericshell   on Nov 27, 2017
started a topic: Big No No bya Newbie
I was riding at my favorite MTB trail and came upon a rider moving boulders off the trail.."What are ya doin?" I asked. "Well..the big rocks are in the way and I am...
ericshell   on Nov 15, 2017
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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   on Nov 13, 2017
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
Thats what I do..Just was wondering if there was other responses. Your response was not harsh. No apology is necessary. Thanks!
ericshell   on Nov 13, 2017
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   on Nov 11, 2017
replied to Thank you Veterans!
USMC 1981 to 1992  
ericshell   on Nov 10, 2017
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!
ericshell   on Nov 9, 2017
replied to Vehicle rooftop tents: Yeah! or Meh?
I work with Subaru..Saw this today and remembered Jeffs post. Check it out.      
ericshell   on Nov 6, 2017
commented on Do Women's Mountain Bikes Offend You?
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   on Nov 2, 2017
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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   on Nov 2, 2017
replied to Bike odyssey 2018 - xc race greece
My wife's father is from Fourni (Vrachonisída Makronísi). Her mom is from Lefkas. <div class="_EP"> <div class="abup"> <div id="lxhdr"> <div class="_RXk"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="gic rl_center"></div>
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ericshell   on Nov 2, 2017
replied to Bike odyssey 2018 - xc race greece
ericshell   on Nov 2, 2017
replied to Bike odyssey 2018 - xc race greece
It happened I copied and paste the name Vrachonisída Makronísi . Im not sure why its there.
ericshell   on Nov 1, 2017
replied to Bike odyssey 2018 - xc race greece
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   on Oct 31, 2017
replied to 27.5 MTB Inner Tube ?'s
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   on Oct 28, 2017
replied to Beginner
<h3>iliketexmex Great response!</h3>
ericshell   on Oct 27, 2017
replied to Got a "home" trail?
Camp Mack Lebanon County Pa
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ericshell   on Oct 27, 2017
replied to Beginner
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   on Oct 27, 2017
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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   on Oct 25, 2017
replied to Noob Mistake. Help! Air = Accident
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...
ericshell   on Oct 20, 2017
replied to Tips for getting into the bike industry?
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
replied to New WTB Rangers 3.0
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
replied to New WTB Rangers 3.0
I am running the TCS Toughs
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