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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…
marvinmartian   on Apr 22, 2017
replied to Which bike?
 
I'm not sure why anyone would say those are not real mountain bikes. They all look okay to me. I have been riding mtn bikes for 23 years and almost pulled the...
The unofficial trail builder that I am assuming you speak of is who I first thought of when reading the thread topic. That person has been honing the craft for about 20...
 
Great Divide Titan is my favorite IPA
I'd love to do this but it is on a race weekend here in GA. Maybe next year. Bear Creek, Mountaintown, Potato Patch, etc was the area I cut my teeth on in the 90's, I'd highly recommend this ride to anyone not familiar with the area
marvinmartian   on Mar 8, 2017
commented on New Belgium Dayblazer Beer Review
 
I saw this beer and it really looked like something I would enjoy, as I am not terribly into overly hopped beers and am always on the lookout for a great hot summer day beer. But once I got into the first of the six pack it seemed real weak on the flavor and not…
Glad that Snyder stepped in to fill the void in Tucker after Bikeways closed shop.Good people. They are now my closest shop; according to their map I live somewhere near the Plateau of Gorgoroth!
marvinmartian   on Feb 27, 2017
replied to New Guy on the Internet Block
 
uhh, you sort of screwed up here... sounding like a douchebag trying to cash in easy money rather than a true mountain biker who is in the sport for the right reasons....
 
Always start with cleaning and re-greasing with a creaking in the drive train. I recently had a creak in my bottom bracket area when putting good pressure on my road bike. I...
I'm already calling it... best post of 2017 at the end of the year
I've been wrapping my chain stays with electrical tape for nearly 20 years; one additional thing that I do is wrap the chain stay with a strip from an old tube and then wrap that with the tape. It helps dampen the chain slap noise
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, out of North Carolina. Out here in the Stn Mtn/Tucker/Lilburn area I get it at Smokerise Bottle Shop but have also seen it at a local Kroger every...
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