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Back after a 15 year break...

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Moto Bike Mike   4 days ago
replied to New from Southeast Ga
Welcome aboard!
The Fox Rhythm 34 is a great fork for reasonable coin. Love mine. Here's a link to MBAs test.
      They are closer in price than I first thought. Apparently Specialized has had a price increase since the 2019s hit the market because the original 2019 AL Comp was $3k. Glad I...
Moto Bike Mike   1 week ago
replied to Canyon Customer Service
Sorry to hear of the troubles you are having. They must be really frustrating and hopefully you will get things worked out soon. I looked hard at Canyon bikes when I got back...
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If I'm looking at the right Trek (Remedy 8), it is $1000 more than the Stumpy... One could do a few fun road trips to distant epic rides for a grand. Just...
Not sure which would be best, but there is probably no wrong answer here. Have you ridden both? I will say that my 2018 Stumpy AL Comp has exceeded my expectations. It...
Thieves are scum. Inside job?
Moto Bike Mike   1 week ago
commented on a photo of Lost Lake Trail
Beautiful view!
Danny is entertaining to watch, for sure. Not only does he have amazing skill, but he always seems to have a smile on his face and enjoying the moment. Count me a fan!
That would be a real mess after the first mud hole.
Osprey makes awesome gear, so it is likely that these are top notch. That said, I LOVE my Osprey Raptor 14 pack and doubt I'll be buying anything else for some time.
My thinking is that if the skin is covered it will be somewhat hotter either way. After several falls where my Alpinestars Paragon knee and/or elbow armor paid big dividends, I'll stick to bash over rash.
Never owned an Ebike, but glad to hear they are being accepted in more places. They sound like a fun option for many folks.
Was just out there about 3 weeks ago. They will drop you off at Monarch Pass (no uses permit needed, it's on a public highway). From there you ride the Crest and...
Moto Bike Mike   on Aug 31, 2018
replied to Bad crash
Daaayummm. That could have easily caused some serious injury.
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Gordon, there are shuttles rides available in town for about $30 per rider. We used an outfit in Poncha Springs on Hwy 285. Don't have their number, but the town is a...
What out border patrol really needs is a freaking wall...
Coming back to trail riding after a long layoff, the new bikes amaze me. My ride has 27.5" wheels and 150mm of travel on each end (Specialized), climbs well, handles technical trail with razor precision, and will normally handle any hit you've got the nerve for and ask for more. It is so much better…
Just took a soil sample last week on a vacation ride near Leadville, Co. Had a few dings and whacked my head on a rock (thank God for a good helmet). No...
Tequila is also good to run in the bladder in the first place, lol.
Moto Bike Mike   on Aug 19, 2018
added 3 photos.
Curved Trestle
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Moto Bike Mike   on Aug 19, 2018
added a review of Monarch Crest Trail

Beautiful views, thin air. As someone that lives at 700' above sea level, we rode the crest on our 2nd...
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Moto Bike Mike   on Aug 19, 2018
added a review of Hagerman Tunnel

Beautiful, historic ride with stunning alpine views. This was one of the most enjoyable rides I've been on in years....
Moto Bike Mike   on Aug 5, 2018
commented on a photo of Cuyuna Lakes
Nice shot!
Spent 8 years as a park ranger and dealt with the issue of people driving on the trails numerous times. In my experience, for all of the fine people we have in...
"Blown Away" trail... Sounds like the old guy needs to find a more appropriate place to sight in his rifle. Fortunate that no one was hurt.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 16, 2018
added a review of Osprey Raptor 14

Plenty of space, pockets and ventilation. Will make for a great day hike pack too!
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 15, 2018
commented on a photo
Beautiful image. The natural beauty of the rainbow remains.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 14, 2018
replied to New aluminum model of Trek Slash
Yeah, not seeing much savings here myself. That said, I like aluminum frames and have personally always been distrustful of carbon for MTB applications.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 14, 2018
commented on a photo
Nice ride, beautiful setting.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 6, 2018
commented on a photo of Wildcat Trail
Both brands are great and I have (and do) own both. My preference is Fox, mainly because I'm an old motohead that remembers them as a kid in the 70s when they...
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Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
Hooked a front brake lever on a tree once. Walked around bug eyed for a few days. Can you say wicked deceleration? Lol.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to Advice for rock gardens
Well, it has been a loooong while since my last ride on a hardtail, but try sitting and smoothly spinning where you can to save energy. Pick the smoothest lines possible and...
Another vote for Oury.
Moto Bike Mike   on Jul 6, 2018
replied to Test riding
Some of our local shops prefer to rent you a bike ($30-75) for a day and credit the the rental fee if you buy from them. IMHO, that is completely reasonable vs...
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