Brad the DadGranny Gear

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// Minnesota


 

My Bikes

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I agree with the small steps and building confidence. There are some black and red sections of trails around me that I never felt like I could do. I went on them...I fell, I failed to clear features, I got frustrated...but I learned. Now that I can clear 80% of the stuff in my neck…
I see a few people have mentioned eye protection which was the first thing I thought about. I usually ride during the day, so its my sunglasses most of the time. I...
Brad the Dad   on Aug 26, 2019
added a photo of Trek Roscoe 7
 
All Clean
Brad the Dad   on Aug 26, 2019
spec'd a bike: Trek Roscoe 7
 
Brad the Dad   on Aug 26, 2019
added a photo of Trek Roscoe 7
 
On top of the car
I was brand new to MTB when I walked into my LBS, and they helped me zero in on what type of bike I should ride with my budget in mind. I did a little more research and ultimately went back there to buy. I've since built a relationship there and returned for other purchases…
Brad the Dad   on Apr 3, 2019
started a topic: And now...we wait in MN
 
In Minnesota, we had a brutal end to the winter season. Record snow falls in February...wind chill below -50°F...thousands of car crashes due to poor road conditions. But alas, we got a...
Brad the Dad   on Nov 9, 2018
added a review of Trek Roscoe 7
 

GREAT 1st "real" mountain bike Handles great Fun to throw around Confidence builder
Brad the Dad   on Nov 9, 2018
replied to New to MTB lifestyle
 
I really like the 5 trails at Theo. I would advise upping your skill level and confidence before hitting Brownie Lake (the southern most trail). It has some pretty intense uphill rock...
Brad the Dad   on Nov 5, 2018
replied to New to MTB lifestyle
 
The single track scene in MN is great. Assuming Theodore Wirth is on the way to work? As mentioned above, you can get pretty dusty and dirty on the trails. You'll have to...
Brad the Dad   on Nov 5, 2018
replied to Got a "home" trail?
 
Murphy Hanrahan in Savage, MN is 2 miles from my house, its fast and fun. But I have a soft spot for Lebanon Hills in Eagan, MN. Truely something for everyone there....
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