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I like the looks of this tire. One day, maybe next season, i should to branch out from my favorite Conti Race Kings for racing and this has been added to my short list
I watched that Womens XC recap video and it was possibly the most boring race recap video I have ever watched, which is a shame because I watched the race live and it was quite compelling and entertaining
The XC races were pretty great as well, the men's race was highly competitive to the last lap, when a couple of late crashes sorted it out
That way that they transferred the bike from one rider to another was pretty much a rip off of the Girl "Yeah Right" skateboard video. Though the Girl skate video was far more innovative and interesting to watch than that one was. I highly recommend Yeah Right
marvinmartian   on Jun 29, 2018
replied to Back to WTB
 
YES! Bronson (rear) and Wolverine (front) are my favorite general trail riding tires (to be read without the "bro-ness" of the term "trail") and Nanorapters front & rear when I need to...
VMT was better when it was actually challenging switchback turns like a trail should be instead of these bro-favored glorified bmx berms.
I was a Chris Farley fan, not a huge fan but I liked his work. I never even thought of him in association with the Farley bike until I saw this article
Odd, I have never had a video autoplay on this site... is this a problem?Or even a thing?
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Lara Bars or Kind Bars, both of which I can buy at my local supermarket. BTW, Rip Van Waffles are far better than Honey Stinger
Wow! Racing news! I love it. This site needs more racing news. I am completely serious
 
When we got to that I took a longer alternate route back down to the road as I have a fear of heights and I'd probably get freaked even on the smooth stuff because of being so close to the edge. My buddy rode down and said it was a piece of cake; not sure…
I've only ordered from them a couple of times. One time they sent me a brake pad package that had come open and there were no pads in the package or anywhere...
marvinmartian   on Oct 14, 2017
replied to What mtb socks do you love?
 
I generally prefer standard Pearl Izumi socks, 2 inch tall cuff. But half the time I end up riding in just my everyday socks, because I already have them on at the...
I should make sure I spell things like "advice" properly before I hit the submit button
I seem to hear people advising new riders to get a plus bike because it makes riding easier. I think that is bad advise; riding skills are a good thing to learn and probably best learned when first getting into the sport... just my opinion. I also hear people advising newbies to get a super…
Thank you for this review. I still prefer bibs over baggies any day.
Brilliant!!
marvinmartian   on Jun 8, 2017
added a review of Clinton Nature Park
 

Seemed like a decent system if you are in the area, though not necessarily worth traveling for. I do think...
marvinmartian   on Jun 3, 2017
replied to Favorite pre- bike ride food
 
Rip Van Wafels are my go to pre-ride food...tasty, filling enough, but don't sit heavy in the stomach
marvinmartian   on May 29, 2017
replied to Full Suspension Advice ($2,500)
 
If that type of bike is what you are looking I'd go for the Trance 2, as it seems like the best value in its class. I live in Georgia so if...
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I've been getting emails about this as well. My reaction? Meh. A bit of a kooky idea in general and in Columbus? Seems like something that should happen in the metro Atlanta...
 
With your description of "however probably never progressing beyond beginner/intermediate level with still lots of riding on gravel/old wood roads" I'd suggest a standard 29 or 27.5 hardtail, depending upon what size...
 
back in the mid 90's when I started mtn biking this was called "riding light".... back when we used skills instead of getting bigger wheels,using wider tires or slacker head tubes to make riding easier
I would prefer it to just do what it was designed for and maybe make that experience better. I'm trying to rid my life of excess social media, not add more... especially if it will just clutter up what I consider a great tool
I always prefer road helmets, but I always prefer lycra when mountain biking as well which seems to put me in the minority these days
The only time that I rode Porcupine Rim was on a 26" hardtail with 80mm travel up front (yeah, it was a while back) and I had a good time
That used to be a thing back in the late 90's, but I don't know anyone who still does it. I hate wearing a pack, unless I am on a 3+ hour...
Nice!
marvinmartian   on Apr 26, 2017
added a review of Garmin Edge 25
 

small bluetooth connectivity

I have been riding this trail since it first opened after the '96 Olympics and it just keeps getting better....
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marvinmartian   on Apr 26, 2017
added a review of Rock Chapel
 

Not worth checking out. 20 years or so ago this was one of the go to trails for the metro...
marvinmartian   on Apr 26, 2017
spec'd a bike: GT Zaskar 9R Elite
 
It has been 17 years since I rode Walker Ranch. I still have the scars from an epic crash there... over the bars total carnage, I wish I had video of that crash as it must have been quite a site. Then we had to ride the bikes back to town with myself in horrible…
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