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Yep. 9 1/2 weeks since I crashed and broke some ribs. Ribs aren't much of a problem anymore, until I try and stretch. But, now that the ribs don't bother me and I can move/work a lot more freely, I've discovered how badly I hurt my left shoulder when I landed. Brandon (my Chiropractor/RMT/Strength and…
Get antiquated with poutine!! LOL Yes, eating too much poutine may age your health prematurely, but hopefully you can ride off the extra calories. Maybe you should just get acquainted.... it'll be an awesome friendship!
That first one should be don't ride trails when the conditions are not appropriate for the trail. The writers here need to understand that trail conditions vary greatly across the world. There are lots and lots of places where the trails are not destroyed the minute a bike tire hits them in less than sunny…
Scrappper   on Oct 25, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
Hmm.... the argument between being injured in a bike crash vs being injured in a bathroom fall..... I'm at a draw. So far I have had one significant injury from a bike crash...
Scrappper   on Oct 21, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
We didn't wear helmets when we were kids, and we rode all the time.  No one wore helmets in the 90's.  One kid in my class (elementary school) fancied himself a "cyclist". ...
Scrappper   on Sep 29, 2018
replied to Your best crash story
 
So.... no punctured lung, but “inconclusive” results as to any broken ribs.  Major bruising showing on knees and legs.  Shoulder will probably show bruising later.
Scrappper   on Sep 29, 2018
replied to Your best crash story
 
It was only supposed to be a light rain.  It was not.  And it was early. No big deal, I don’t mind getting wet. Trail was getting slick in the open areas, but still...
I live in Canada, where marijuana will be legalized on October 17th of this year. I personally do not partake. But, my dad has a prescription for CBD (with a tiny amount of THC) that is used as a pain killer primarily. He fell last year and has permanent back/nerve damage. The use of CBD…
 
Hit a local trail in the rain, after it had been raining for days. Yes, the trail was softer than usual, and there were puddles and muddy places, but otherwise the trail was fine. And it was fine when it "dried out". The water crossing was deeper than usual, but that just made it more…
Is it snag resistant? Most of my riding "injuries" seem to come from being snagged by thorns, miss-navigating a corner and getting into burrs, side swiping a tree and scraping an elbow or knee, etc. Having a material that slides rather than snagging would be great!
Scrappper   on Sep 19, 2018
replied to Pet Peeves of the Trail
 
On my last ride I was going through a nice, gentle downhill section that just weaved back and forth nicely, was totally enjoying the flow of it.  Then I came around a...
Scrappper   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
I like both riding familiar trails and exploring new ones. Where I live, trail riding is either atv/rail/road/open type trails, or are single track through a conservation area.  Riding a single track trail...
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Scrappper   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Pet Peeves of the Trail
 
The usual - hikers, garbage, poop, rude people in general, etc. Mosquitoes!!  I rode Friday evening after work.  It was completely still, humid, and warm (started at 31C, dropped to 23C).  I'm used...
So is there a flat pedal shoe that will stick to pedals (I use Shimano Saints) but are useful for more varied conditions? A local 20 km trail has pavement, gravel, hard pack dirt, loose dirt, sand, mud, water crossings, roots, rocks, and steep ups and downs. So far I just wear my Columbia Drainmaker…
Is that sole sticky enough to hike up a steep, muddy creek bank while hauling a bike?
“I’m sick and tired of my mom and dad posting pictures of them riding dirt, and I have to ride a sidewalk to school,” Umm.... why don't you go ride the dirt with mom and dad after school or on weekends? If we didn't want to ride the school bus, we rode our bikes to…
It's a rather easy thing to have happen.  I was heading back to my truck, bombing down a flat trail, came around a right hand turn and was face to face with...
Scrappper   on Aug 16, 2018
replied to Do you ride "on" or "in" your bike?
 
Bought my bike 11 months ago, moved from a rigid 26" that didn't fit right to a hard tail 29" that fits quite nicely. So far, for the majority of my riding, I...
Scrappper   on Jul 29, 2018
replied to Creaking noise
 
I recently developed a creaking noise too.  The harder I cranked, the worse it was.  Went away completely while cruising or just lightly pedaling on flat land.  If I stood still and...
 
Definitely interested in these..... if they help with thumb pain. I have the stock grips on my RM Fusion mtb. I wear gloves. But, my left thumb/hand hurts right at the base knuckle. Right hand gets a bit tender, but not near as painful as the left. I need to replace the grips with something,…
Scrappper   on Jul 7, 2018
replied to Entry Level Bike Opinion
 
Look at Rocky Mountain bikes, they are Canadian.  Entry level bikes are at your price range
Scrappper   on Jul 5, 2018
replied to Entry Level Bike Opinion
 
27.5 is a good size, but don't completely rule out a 29, give it a try if you can test ride one.  I am 5'6" with a short inseam.  My bike is...
Scrappper   on Jul 1, 2018
replied to Entry Level Bike Opinion
 
For $100 more than the regular price of this bike, I got a 2017 Rocky Mountain Fusion 910.  29", hard tail, hydraulic disc brakes, 3x9 gears.  It is the lower model, but...
Well, there was that one ~12 foot embankment that I couldn't climb back up to get back onto the trail.  Couldn't get a single foothold in the mud, let alone drag a...
Scrappper   on Jun 2, 2018
replied to Short and heavy rider looking for bike
 
5'6", 28" inseam, 230 lbs.  I ride a Rocky Mountain Fusion 29", size small.  It's a hard tail.  Stand over height is the max I can go.
Scrappper   on May 27, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
I just bought a new helmet.  Old one took a tumble down the stairs and cracked. I have yet to hit my head in a bike crash, but I always wear the helmet. ...
Scrappper   on May 27, 2018
commented on Essential Mountain Bike Upgrades
 
Whoohoo! Just upgraded my bike! LOL Bought a new helmet. :) Old helmet is about 7 years old, but looked all ok. Wednesday night when I was hauling my bike and gear out to the truck, my helmet took a tumble down the stairs, and cracked the shell. So no more putting it off, I…
Scrappper   on Apr 14, 2018
replied to How's your riding year going?
 
Picked my bike up from the shop this afternoon.  Just needed it's first checkup and adjustment.  The mechanic wasn't there, so I don't know what he did to it, but I know...
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One of the best bonus features of bar ends! My old bike came with them, at the time when they were popular.  I liked them.  Gave another grip option, actually protected my hands...
Scrappper   on Apr 8, 2018
replied to How's your riding year going?
 
Well, considering I just bought my bike at the beginning of last September, this year is going great compared to last year!! I had bought a VeloSport Banff way back in 1997 and...
Scrappper   on Jan 25, 2018
replied to What was your first mountain bike?
 
First bike I bought was a 1996 Velosport Banff in green.  21 speed, grip shift, bar ends, etc.  First ride I headed out with my siblings to the snowmobile/ATV trails that run...
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Scrappper   on Jan 25, 2018
replied to Hey Ontario people
 
Mud is the best part!
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