chardingGnarly

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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.
 
The trend of people paying far too much attention to trends. Just because others do something doesn't mean you have to and just because they don't doesn't mean you can't. Just get...
charding   6 days ago
rode 7.6 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

Relaxed Recovery Roll in LDT SF via Strava
charding   6 days ago
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   1 week ago
rode 21.7 miles at Bear Brook
 

Bear Brook Boogie Advanced Loop via Strava
charding   1 week ago
updated Bear Brook conditions to Good
 
charding   1 week ago
rode 7.9 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

LDT Hero Dirt...Under a Layer of Wet Pine Needles and Deadly Acorns via Strava
charding   1 week ago
replied to Breaking in....
 
For initial gear advice, I'd talk with your local bike shops, see what they have to offer and take a few bikes for some test rides. I'd also echo what Phonebem said...
charding   1 week ago
rode 11.1 miles at Mines Falls Park
 

Mine Falls Group via Strava
charding   1 week ago
replied to Bike cleaning Tips needed
 
Considering I spent thousands of dollars on my bike, I don't mind taking 20-30 minutes every few rides to give it a cleaning. If you want to protect your frame, I'd suggest...
charding   1 week ago
updated Mines Falls Park conditions to Good
 
Seems real enough to me. I know if I were being chased by a bear, my video production quality wouldn't be the top priority on my mind. lol
charding   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
This time I'm going to hit all the features, jumps and drops.
charding   2 weeks ago
rode 16.2 miles at Bear Brook
 

Riding Up On A Quasar via Strava
charding   2 weeks ago
updated Bear Brook conditions to Good
 
charding   2 weeks ago
rode 10.5 miles at Yudicky Farm
 

Sunshine Daydream Riding Through The Tall Trees via Strava
charding   2 weeks ago
updated Yudicky Farm conditions to Good
 
charding   2 weeks ago
rode 4.4 miles at Russell Mill
 

RM Loop via Strava
charding   2 weeks ago
updated Russell Mill conditions to Good
 
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
If I cycle a lot, I’ll look as good as I did 10 years ago. For some of us, this actually is not a lie at all. I took up riding singletrack only...
 
I already wear kneepads and I'm not looking for something that would cover the rest of my lower leg. Just something to protect the inside ball (medial malleolus) of my ankles.
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to Night riding and Deer
 
I second what Robert Dobbs said about the music. I know some people get irked by people playing music out loud and I used to feel the same, but I've evolved on...
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to Beginner Help
 
You can check if your chain is worn/stretched with one of these... https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-CC-3-2-Chain-Checker/dp/B000BR3LHQ/ref=asc_df_B000BR3LHQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312111916046&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12991179607755557030&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001910&hvtargid=pla-493478287143&psc=1   I would hazard to guess your derailleur hanger is slightly bent but not enough to be easily seen, the cassette is...
 
My priority would be: back and neck protection that is as easy to wear as a helmet. All other injuries worry me less.   I went backwards on my bike this past weekend and...
 
One thing I'd like to see is an unobtrusive pad designed for the ball of the ankle that isn't awkward feeling or to put/keep on. The most common pain I feel on...
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to NEED INFO ON KNEE PADS!!!!
 
I know some folks have complained the Raids (and other pads similar to them) get hot in the summer, and I guess they do, but I'm so focused on the ride and...
I do the same and agree with your take on group rides. I try to meet different people of different skill levels during the ride.
charding   2 weeks ago
rode 15.2 miles at Mines Falls Park
 

Mine Falls Solo Then Group via Strava
charding   2 weeks ago
updated Mines Falls Park conditions to Good
 
charding   2 weeks ago
rode 6.5 miles at Yudicky Farm
 

Nighttime Is The Right Time via Strava
charding   2 weeks ago
replied to NEED INFO ON KNEE PADS!!!!
 
I wear TLD Raid knee pads and generally have been very pleased with them. They've saved my knees more than once. The one drawback, I guess, is they slip on so I...
charding   3 weeks ago
rode 11.6 miles at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest
 

Awesome LDT SF Ride w/Spectacular Crash via Strava
charding   3 weeks ago
updated Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest conditions to Good
 
charding   3 weeks ago
rode 5 miles at Russell Mill
 

Quick RM Loop w/ Mike via Strava
Come join SNH NEMBA for our Family Fun Ride at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, NH on Saturday 9/28 (rain...
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