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Sounds as if the action was innocent enough. We are a cultural out of touch with nature. We all could probably stand to learn more and understand how to protect and preserve our trails and environment. I tend to agree with Zoso about putting up signage for a time. Maybe a generic weather proof sign…
Hard to nail it down to one: Quality bikes - thanks to all those in the industry working to make quality components, bikes, shocks, tires, wheels Quality gear - pads, gloves, helmets, eye wear that protect me and are comfortable and affordable Trail builders - thank-you for giving your time and efforts Riding buddies -…
m.krupp   6 days ago
replied to Mexico riding beta
 
Did you try Singletracks.com there is a mtb trails tab on the home page and you can plug in cities and states to find trails. Having some fun with this.
If this bike is what you want then yes it appears to be a good deal. Expense usually is the biggest turn off to most trying to break into the sport. This...
m.krupp   3 weeks ago
replied to Winter riding layering questions
 
I haven't got it figured out just yet but my toes and fingers seem to be the hardest to keep warm. If I am riding my legs and arms and chest tend...
vapidoscar "Because you earned the dirt." Right on! Time is the biggest hindrance. It doesn't take a ton of time and is not complicated but between working and having 4 kids I have...
m.krupp   on Oct 30, 2019
commented on The Ultimate Hardcore Hardtail Build, 2019
 
I am most interested to hear about the Box 9spd also. I really like simplicity and fewer gears while not missing any range seems ideal. Overall I would consider this an ideal build for myself. I am a fan.
I have never had a desire to ride rode but have the benefits thrown in my face almost weekly. A couple of guys in my weekly group ride are former roadies. I am always impressed with their efficiency and how comfortable they are on the bike. There seems to be a sense of balance and…
m.krupp   on Oct 28, 2019
replied to Your MTB plan?
 
When I first read this I was a bit turned off. I thought why do I have to keep pushing the limits or make the sport a complete competition. Not that I...
"Webmaster!" I am stealing that. Hilarious. Been the webmaster many a time.
I think by reading some of the comments on here the point was missed. I don't think the point is that just one thing would make the decision to buy the bike but what is the first thing you look at when considering a bike. I usually start with head tube angle. To steep and…
m.krupp   on Oct 24, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
"I probably look like the saddest guy on a bike all the time." Thanks for sharing that. Hilarious.
Good advice. I especially liked the one about clearing debris. Yeah it takes from my flow but especially thinking of the less experienced biker that can't navigate it safely. Or maybe that odd branch that may kick up into the rear of another bike and cause issues. Thinking of others when others are not around.…
m.krupp   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to Is my bike wear and tear normal?
 
Aaron the dummy: First, Jeff nailed it. If any of the issues listed are your issues that is normal for a new bike and truthfully any bike at any time. Common issues...
m.krupp   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
rmap01, thanks for your thoughts. Good point about not starting out with cold hands or feet. They aren't going to warm up in the cold.
m.krupp   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
 
I have tried some riding in colder weather. I love the idea of riding in snow. Got an additional bike with plus size tires thinking about this. The issue I have is...
Done. Convinced now that I need to get some kind of protection. Thinking mainly about knees and shins since that is what I tend to bang up the most. Although the story of the dislocated elbow hurt. I dislocated an elbow playing basketball a few years ago. It hurt! Having something to protect my elbows…
m.krupp   on Oct 17, 2019
commented on Who Got You Into Mountain Biking?
 
I second mongwolf with more stories/articles on personal experience from the 'average' mountain biker. Nothing against the pros but I am not a pro and don't aspire to be or really look up to them. I am impressed by pros skills but I want to hear about how the average guy/gal does this sport. Someone…
m.krupp   on Oct 16, 2019
replied to Fully Rigid
 
Downhiller, that is a beautiful fat bike. I like it. Hope to add a full rigid fat bike to my stock sometime in the future.
m.krupp   on Oct 16, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I will second less groomed trails. Rugged and challenging is one of the draws that brought me to MTBing.
Trent sounds like a long hard road to recover physically and the mental toll it took. I couldn't imagine being down so hard...low to sell all my mountain bike stuff. That sounds rough. Great to hear you are back. Happy trails to you. I think your story emphasizes the need to follow proper recovery. Especially…
m.krupp   on Oct 16, 2019
commented on Who Got You Into Mountain Biking?
 
Like many people near my age (44), me getting into mountain biking evolved over time. I read so many stories and have multiple friends that loved BMX. Loved riding my bike and being in the woods. Eventually I would discover the bikes that combine both these. Like most it is hard to nail an exact…
m.krupp   on Oct 15, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I am tempted to get on here and say nothing needs to be reversed. All the info and options can be overwhelming so I want it to be simpler but I can...
m.krupp   on Oct 9, 2019
replied to Breaking in....
 
I tend to agree with RJShoop and Alvin Mullen. It is kind of in the name. Mountain, you need trails that are suited for your skill to start on. Start on green...
m.krupp   on Oct 9, 2019
replied to Help me choose a bike?
 
All the bikes you listed are great bikes. They are all essentially the same. Yes there are subtle differences but your getting the same bike. You can tweak stuff as you go....
m.krupp   on Oct 9, 2019
replied to Felt Mountain bikes
 
No first hand experience but I have looked at them in the past when shopping for myself. From my research they appear to be a very legit bike. Components, geometry all seem...
m.krupp   on Oct 8, 2019
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
Thanks for everyone contributing. I have laughed at how many of these lies I have told myself. Let me add  a few more. I am only going to ride for 'X' amount of...
What kind of life is it that you take the path of least resistance? Where is the story or adventure there? Heck yeah we should to do hard things voluntarily. You don't get stronger physically, mentally or emotionally by taking the easy way out. We become better people by committing to goals especially when they…
Richard beautiful thoughts. The woods has always been a place for me and mountain biking combined being in the woods with riding a bike. Two of my favs. Like you I discovered that the mental benefit was a whole other level. Best stress reliever I know and pure satisfaction. The biggest surprise was the community.…
m.krupp   on Sep 18, 2019
replied to Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
 
I had a dropper post then the cylinder failed. Found out the company expected the owner to replace the $75 every year. That's right every year. Took it off a several months...
Funny to come across this survey. Just a few weeks ago one of the guys I ride with asked me in front of our whole group how often I wash my gloves. I was almost embarrassed to say i hadn't up to that point. Yes they get sweaty but never noticed a smell or any…
m.krupp   on Sep 17, 2019
replied to front shock pressure thoughts
 
Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions. I see multiple people made the zip tie suggestion. Easy solution. Since it was asked a Manitou M30 on one of my bikes and a Rock...
m.krupp   on Sep 10, 2019
started a topic: front shock pressure thoughts
 
So for three seasons now I have had a good hard tail and still unsure if I have the front shock pressure where I want it. I know as with all things...
Thanks for the article. I have not spent a lot of time considering my saddle yet. It is something i wanted to get into but with padded biking shorts it had not made the short list of mods for my bikes. The Volt is already on one of my bikes. The Velo Angel Fly looks…
Cool concept but there is no fine tuning it to the angle one wants. I would use it if was right for me. Maybe a few different angles so there are options.
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