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breathinghard   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to winter trail riding
Most of my riding is on back roads up a mountain and then a long descent back. The problem I have in the winter is twofold - I can stay warm on...
Most of the trails are on public land. I think there has to be a valid and clear reason to exclude any group of people from using a particular area of public land. This can include safety or damage to the environment from overuse. There are some areas in the west where horses are excluded…
breathinghard   on Sep 10, 2019
replied to New member
I stumbled across this article which might be of some interest to some. Basically the study looked at the exercise levels done by e-bike users vs regular bike users. E-bike riders rode...
breathinghard   on Sep 5, 2019
replied to New Rider
I wouldn't consider myself an expert on the subject but I have a few thoughts. First, determine what type of riding you want to do. If you want to gravitate towards enduro...
breathinghard   on Sep 4, 2019
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There was a recent thread on e-bikes with a variety of opinions ranging from positive to VERY negative. Here's an example of a negative reaction in an article on this website: I'm 69...
Check out this link, which profiles a variety of different bikes for bikepacking:
breathinghard   on Jul 12, 2019
replied to e-bikes
Thanks, EJRocket. It's good to hear from someone who has actually used an e-bike. I'm reminded of a discussion that occurred a long time ago during the running boom of the 1970's. Prior...
breathinghard   on Jun 20, 2019
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14 year old friend of mine practicing jumps at Davis gulch, Helena Montana
breathinghard   on Jun 13, 2019
added a photo
Tyler, age 14, practicing jumps
I term I never heard before but recently read in a book by Chris Froome: "'Rhoid buffer" - a descent steep enough that you get low off the back of the seat with...
If on a ride you are already where you want to be, why be in a hurry to get somewhere else?
breathinghard   on May 16, 2019
replied to New Bike Day Dilemma
I love the shirt! Nice to see some humor here and compliments to the artist. The slogan's great too. Thanks.
breathinghard   on May 14, 2019
replied to e-bikes
Of my mountain biking friends, two have broken a humerus, one has broken a femur (and had to be found and evacuated by search and rescue), and one had a near catastrophe...
breathinghard   on May 10, 2019
replied to e-bikes
Comparing the use of e-bikes, which is legal and as far as I can see has only health benefits for older people, to the use of anabolic steroids, which are illegal with...
breathinghard   on May 9, 2019
replied to e-bikes
This topic reminds me of a "war" in the rock climbing community years ago. Some of the older traditional climbers who regarded climbing as an extreme sport where one pushed the limits...
breathinghard   on May 9, 2019
replied to e-bikes
The Helena Outdoor Club in Montana had a lecture recently at a monthly meeting from the owner of Big Sky Cyclery, a man who has been in the bike business for 42...
breathinghard   on Apr 11, 2019
replied to Anyone wear MTB pants (not tights)?
I vary the pants depending on the weather, but usually tuck the cuff into my socks on the chainring side if the pants are a little loose. I've never had a problem...
breathinghard   on Apr 7, 2019
replied to Tarp Shelters and rain
My initial backpacking tent was a tarp. This was back in the day when the only advice on the subject came from Colin Fletcher, author of The Complete Walker, who used a...
breathinghard   on Nov 21, 2018
replied to New clothes
Personally I wouldn't use jeans if you think you might also need a rain jacket. They get wet easily and NEVER dry out. 50 years ago when I was green as grass...
breathinghard   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to No more REI or Dicks for me.
I wish businesses would steer clear of politics. Mountain bikers have some issues that are political in nature - access to trails in wilderness study areas is one that could be debated....
breathinghard   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Winter Apparel
I haven't done a lot of mountain biking in the cold - plenty at 35-50 degrees but not much at subfreezing as I don't find it any fun, but have done some...
breathinghard   on Sep 16, 2018
replied to Newbe middle aged man
I live about 1/2 miles from the Great Divide Mountain Bike trail which goes from Banff, Canada to Mexico. . You'd be surprised how many of the folks doing the 2800 mile...
breathinghard   on Sep 10, 2018
replied to Crash on new bike
Last year I got a new bike from Salsa and actually decided to read the manual that came with it. The manual stated in clear terms about downhill jumping and free riding...
breathinghard   on Sep 6, 2018
replied to How hard do you push when you ride?
I think it should depend on the purpose of the ride so there's no correct answer. If you are training, which I would define as trying to increase stamina, strength, aerobic capacity,...
breathinghard   on May 31, 2018
replied to Is the old fart in shape?
Having done treadmill tests on veterans for 25+ years I would say that if you can bike for an hour you are better than most of your peers, by far. The flip...
breathinghard   on May 30, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
I think wearing a helmet is a good idea. Having said that the hard data that helmets reduce injuries is scanty. The reasons relate to the laws of unintended consequences - wearing...
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