chardingTrailblazer

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I've been riding a MTB since 2012, but really got addicted to singletrack trail riding in the summer of 2017. Now I can't get enough and got my first full suspension bike, a Fezzari Cascade Peak Plus, at the end of 2017.
charding   13 hours ago
replied to Dupont considering entry fees
 
I live in a state with no income tax and no sales tax. I'm not really sure why people expect others who don't use the parks to share an equal burden of...
charding   5 days ago
replied to Dupont considering entry fees
 
If the parks need more money (and I am sure they could use more), let’s wring the funds out of the government waste and fraud. Further, let’s fund the services through charitable...
charding   6 days ago
replied to Dupont considering entry fees
 
I can't speak to the Dupont trails, since I'm in NH and have never visited them. But I can say I am more than happy to pay for the trails I use...
charding   1 week ago
rode 9.2 miles at Salamander to Silverfish to Skyline
 

Grater Grind w/ Jon via Strava
charding   1 week ago
updated Salamander to Silverfish to Skyline conditions to Good
 
charding   1 week ago
rode 9 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

LDT SF via Strava
charding   1 week ago
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   1 week ago
replied to Trail Hardtails
 
I don’t support Potheads. Well, at least you showed us proper respect by capitalizing. lol
charding   1 week ago
replied to 6K Bike at Walmart?
 
Doesn't really surprise me considering Sam Walton's  grandsons are avid mountain bikers who have done a lot for MTB advocacy and trail building. I wouldn't really be surprised if these are really...
 
I have a pair of MTB conversion pants made by Zoic. They have legs that zip off to turn them into shorts and the cuffs can be folded up and fastened with...
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charding   1 week ago
replied to Trail Hardtails
 
Sorry for the old info. On the other hand, if you can find a shop with leftovers, getting a past year's model might be a way to get a good bike at...
charding   1 week ago
replied to Trail Hardtails
 
If the info here is accurate, while the 27.5+ models are a little more, you should be able to get the 29er Timberjack for around $999... https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a22739720/salsa-timberjack-nx1-29-review/
charding   1 week ago
replied to DB Mason 1 vs Hook
 
I’m in my early 40’s and I’m not getting any younger. I'm in my mid 40s, so I hear what you're saying, but I agree with FredCook's post. Mountain biking, if you really catch...
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to Looking for help/guidance
 
Hey, Brandon...welcome! My suggestion to people new to MTB'ing is find a bike you're happy with. It doesn't matter if the components suck, it only matters if you ride it and have fun....
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charding   2 weeks ago
replied to DB Mason 1 vs Hook
 
After reading your first post more closely and seeing that you intend to do black runs....again, I'm no expert, but I'm not sure these are the bikes you want if you're going...
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to DB Mason 1 vs Hook
 
Of those two, I'd go with the Mason for the 10 gears versus the 8 gears on the Hook. Also, the + size tires are nice to have if you're new to...
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to What does your bike weigh?
 
I'm more concerned about what I weigh than what the bike weighs. Anyway, my bike changes weight. After grinding up a climb, it sheds about 10 pounds when I point it downhill. True...
I am sick of seeing “blue ” doggie bags on the sides of some trails!   I've never understood the folks who take the time to pick up the poop, just to leave the...
charding   3 weeks ago
replied to Tarp Shelters and rain
 
Have you looked into bivy sacks? Basically a one-person tent that fits a person and sleeping bag. I have the Alpine model in the link below and it has a Gore-Tex floor....
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charding   3 weeks ago
replied to New device - tracker + fun
 
I'll help out and complete the survey. I am curious about the product and I'm wondering...most of us who are into tracking our rides are already able to do so with our...
charding   3 weeks ago
rode 7.9 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

Good Times @ LDT SF via Strava
charding   3 weeks ago
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   3 weeks ago
rode 8 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

Out of shape, out of practice, full of FUN via Strava
charding   3 weeks ago
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   on Mar 3, 2019
rode 4.7 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

More damned bad luck and I'm just about ready to give up this f'ing sport via Strava
charding   on Jan 27, 2019
rode 3.6 miles at Yudicky Farm
 

Bad Luck Again @ Yudicky via Strava
charding   on Dec 1, 2018
rode 5.1 miles at Yudicky Farm
 

Yudicky - ride cut short via Strava
charding   on Dec 1, 2018
updated Yudicky Farm conditions to Good
 
charding   on Nov 30, 2018
rode 8.9 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

LDT SF with the hunters via Strava
charding   on Nov 30, 2018
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   on Nov 24, 2018
rode 5.8 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

LDT SF - GLORIOUS!!! via Strava
charding   on Nov 24, 2018
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
Does this work with both iOS and Android OS?
Really cool idea and I would buy one once it came out and I could read reviews of other people's experiences over time. But I also agree with everyone about not riding...
charding   on Sep 28, 2018
replied to Newbie from Northern Illinois
 
I can't help with recommending trails where you are, but wanted to welcome you to the sport and forum, comfortablycurt! As for taking a tumble or two, it won't "probably" happen...it will...
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charding   on Sep 28, 2018
replied to Best MTB routes across the US?
 
Hi jenny, I can't help with your question but I'm replying to give it a bump back to the top in case it slipped by someone who can help. Plus, I'm also...
charding   on Sep 22, 2018
rode 46.9 miles at Depot Road Singletracks/FOMBA
 

Rockingham Recreational Trail via Strava
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