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jfigel76   on Oct 21, 2012
added a photo of Fairland Recreational Park
 
County line trail looking south.
jfigel76   on Oct 16, 2012
added a review of Whitney State Forest
 

The above description is pretty accurate. There was some new machined trail blazing that seemed to go for a while....
jfigel76   on Sep 21, 2012
added a review of Brown Wave
 

Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as...
jfigel76   on Sep 21, 2012
added a review of Skinny Loop
 

Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as...
jfigel76   on Sep 21, 2012
added a review of Deep Step Loop
 

Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as...
jfigel76   on Sep 21, 2012
added a review of Deep Step Loop
 

Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as...
 

Traveled from Maryland for the week to ride these trails. Well maintained and thought out trail system. Wear glasses as...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Great Wall Loop
 

Rode CCW and had a blast. Downhill to start from the parking. Fast, fun and twisty. One of the beat...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Tower Loop
 

The best advise I can give is park at the NW end to access this trail. The connector is a...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Big Rock Loop
 

The best advise I can give is park at the NW end to access this trail. The connector is a...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Augusta Canal
 

Flat, shaded, dirt and nice views. You can drive a car down the trail but not the bridges. Good after...

I traveled from Maryland to ride in this area. I had the most fun on this trail. It is a...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Lake Springs Loop
 

I traveled from Maryland to ride trails in this area. Rode this loop clockwise. Nice views of the water. Twisty...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of Modoc (Stevens Creek Trail)
 

I traveled from Maryland to ride trails in this area. I rode over 80% of the trail. It is an...
jfigel76   on Sep 19, 2012
added a review of North Augusta Greeneway
 

Completely paved trail with great shade. A few cool bridges to cross. Great place for the family. Multi users using...
jfigel76   on Sep 18, 2012
added a review of Meadowood
 

The post below is quite acurate. I rode it clockwise. My mileage totaled 5.25 miles. Loop is pretty easy to...
jfigel76   on Jul 4, 2012
updated Savage Park, Wincopin Trails
 
to Open.
jfigel76   on May 21, 2012
added a review of Margroff Tract
 

Pretty cool trail system. Trail work and blazes are great. There are are a few mtbike obsticles that are challenging....

I rode from Swallow Falls SP to Herrington and back. About 45 minutes each way. No major climbs or downhills....
jfigel76   on Apr 29, 2012
added a review of Rock Shox Reverb
 

Easy set up, butter smooth.
 

Nice sweep, rise. Strong.
 

Super shiny, light, nice rise and sweep.
jfigel76   on Apr 29, 2012
added a review of Salsa Lip Lock
 

Price, well made.
jfigel76   on Apr 19, 2012
added a review of Thomson Elite X4
 

Strong, durable, nice finish.
jfigel76   on Jan 15, 2012
added a review of Bontrager 29-3
 

Fast and cheap.
jfigel76   on Jan 15, 2012
added a review of Park Pin Spanner (SPA-2)
 

Feels good.
jfigel76   on Jan 15, 2012
added a review of Bontrager 29-3 TLR
 

Good grip, flowy, durable.

Value, multi use, back saver
jfigel76   on Jan 15, 2012
added a review of Bontrager XR1 29er
 

Fast, light, smooth.
 

Well made, works well.
 

Works well for removing cassettes.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Bontrager Rhythm 31.8
 

Light, strong, looks great.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Bontrager Rhythm Elite
 

Average/low end post. Double bolt adjustment.

Works well for removing disc rotor bolts.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Manitou Black Super Air
 

Effective, nice, cheap.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Park Multi Tool
 

8mm hex in a small package
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Park Triple Spoke Wrench
 

Saves money and time looking for the right spoke wrench.
 

Lightweight, thin, effective, keeps ears warm.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of Bontrager XDX TLR 29er
 

Light, comfortable.
jfigel76   on Dec 25, 2011
added a review of C&O Canal
 

170+miles of level dirt trail. Pretty remote in some spots. Shaded in a lot of spots. Plenty of places to...
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park 3 Way Hex Wrench
 

Works on 85% of hexes on your bike, nice feel
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Shimano Deore XT
 

Last forever. Spray them with a hose repeatedly.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park Cyclone Chain Scrubber
 

Cleans chain well.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Cane Creek Thudbuster LT
 

Poor mans full suspension. Very high quality. Adjustable bushings for weight.
 

All in one, no cords. Helmet mount is great.
 

Dual adjust ability. 1.25 hr on high.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of SRAM PG-990
 

Super cool colors, lightweight, well made.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park MTB-3 Rescue Tool
 

Nice variety of tools.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Shimano SLX Rapid Fire M660
 

Work great, durable.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park Gear Clean Brush
 

Gets the leaves, gunk and grime out of my cassette.

My winter sock of choice. Feels great, so wool itch.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of e*thirteen Turbocharger
 

Works well, great price, well made.

Works great.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Rock Shox Dart 3
 

Great lower end shock for the price.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Planet Bike Blaze 2W
 

Great for the money, nice helmet mount available.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park Spoke Wrench SW-0
 

Nice feel, accurate, easy to use.
 

Did a MORE night ride here. Lots of doubletrack and wide grassy trails. Area gets lots of horse traffic. No...
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Cabin John Trail
 

I parked at 7701 Tuckerman and did 15 miles at night with MORE. Lots of singletrack, out and back. A...
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Cabin John Trail
 

Did a MORE night ride here and covered about 15 miles. Nice single track. Out and back. A few road...

Works well, stable.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Park Chain Wear Indicator
 

Works great, good price, accurate.
jfigel76   on Dec 24, 2011
added a review of Fox Racing Shox 32 F29
 

Plush, smooth, clean holds pressure good.
jfigel76   on Dec 23, 2011
added a review of Giro Hex
 

Fit, adjustability, does not scratch.
jfigel76   on Dec 23, 2011
added a review of Panaracer Fire XC Pro
 

Everything. Great price, lightweight, durable.
jfigel76   on Nov 21, 2011
added a review of Osprey Raptor 14
 

Reservoir is easy to remove and install, fits tight on your back, lots of cinch downs to make it smaller....
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Gary Fisher Mamba
 

Price, value, color.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Easton EA70 XC
 

Good value, strong.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Camelbak M.U.L.E.
 

Versitile, value, well thought out pack.

Wide, all mountain rim.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Topeak JoeBlow Sprint
 

Great all around pump. Value.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Fox Racing Shox Float RP2
 

Feels like 2 shocks in one.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Thomson Elite Stem
 

Best stem for the money. Good value.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Specialized BG Pro Glove
 

Best glove to date for me. Gel is nice, comes in XXL.

Protects bike, easy to install.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Pedros SynLube
 

Great all around lube. Biodegradable.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Thomson Elite
 

Everything. Value, durable, easy setup, wide variety of angles, lengths and diamaters.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Ritchey Comp V4 Mountain
 

Value, and durability.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Specialized Epic
 

Great climbing, smart geometry.
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a photo of Wincopin (Savage) Trail
 
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Blue Marsh
 

Should be an epic. About 30+ miles all the way around. Wide variety of terrain and great views. Took me...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Wincopin (Savage) Trail
 

These trails are close to my house and I ride here often. Trails are well maintained and see a lot...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Wincopin (Savage) Trail
 

Portions of the Wincopin Trail (Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow) are marked with colored blazes on trees. These trails total...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Bar M Loop
 

Mainly used as an easy route to to connnect to other trails. Jeep trail. No major climbs or downhills. Mixture...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Gold Bar Rim
 

Did most of this trail as part of a shuttle ride, Magnificent 7. It is an out and back, uphill...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Circle O Trail
 

All slickrock and very well marked with a white line. No dabs or dismounts and I did it wet. No...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Arches NP Main Road
 

All paved road with little shoulder and no dirt. Pretty scenic area and the only major climb is near the...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Gemini Bridges
 

Did this ride as a shuttle. Drop off at the top, ride down and take a jeep road up to...
jfigel76   on Oct 27, 2011
added a review of Deadman’s Ridge
 

Probably one of the most technical of the trails at Bar M. I rode this wet just after a light...
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Sugarloaf Trail
 

I did this as a shuttle ride and it is mostly downhill in the beginning and then flat rail trail...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Sidi Dominator
 

Look great, dry out well, well made, toe spikes, fit great.
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Avid Elixr 5
 

Came with bike, great stopping power. Good reach.
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Hayes Stroker Trail
 

Supper grippy, adjustable lever, nice reach and easy setup.
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Yakima Raptor
 

Holds bikes, lasted 10+ years still going. Service is great.
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Garmin Oregon 400t
 

Touchscreen, good reception, and lots of features.
jfigel76   on Oct 26, 2011
added a review of Mavic C29 SS Max
 

Supercool looks, strong and true.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of SRAM 9 Speed Powerglide II
 

Love the color choices. Strong and durable.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Chris King InSet
 

The best.

Cool looks, comfortable.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of * Dirt Rag
 

Great east coast mag.

Value, versatile.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 Bar
 

Rise and sweep and width is perfect.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Trek Rumblefish
 

Mostly everything. Makes mountain biking easy and I feel like I am cheating the trails. Upgraded to Haven wheels. Flowy...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Oury Oury Lock-on Grips
 

Soft, large, easy set up, easy clean does not move.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Easton Haven
 

Look cool, wide rim, strong MT rim TLR. True's easily.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Susquehanna
 

I am not sure why this trail is rated advanced, but it is not. Intermediate at best, with some sections...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Broad Mt. Loop
 

Fast rocky double track with long uphill and a long downhill. Good overlook and nice workout ride. There were lots...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of American Standard
 

Did this trail years ago before it was closed. Sorry to see that. I remember it being tecnical and rocky....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of North Fork Mountain Trail
 

Rode this trail from south to north with a shuttle. Took about 3 hours. Saw 2 snakes and the overlooks...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Hoyles Mill Connector
 

Rode the first few miles from Schaffer Farms. It was grassy trails with a well defined trail in the middle....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Pike 2 Bike
 

Abandoned turnpike highway with 2 really cool, and long tunnels. Out and back. Really cool with the family. Take lights...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Rocky Gorge Reservoir
 

This area is not maintained. I also believe it is closed to mountain bikers. I could be wrong about it...
 

Same as Seneca Creek State Park, see other review. Rated for beginners and family mountain biking around the lake.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Slickrock
 

Yup, it is the most popular trail, but not the best trail. Old school trails straight up and straight down....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Greenbrier State Park
 

Typical, western Maryland, old school, rocky terrain, loose rocks, straight up and straight down. Nice views of lake on the...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Greenbrier State Park
 

Typical, western Maryland, old school, rocky terrain, loose rocks, straight up and straight down. Nice views of lake on the...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Wilde Lake
 

Typical paved trail in Columbia around a lake. Lots of bikers, dog walkers, trail runners and geese poop everywhere. Not...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Tsali Mouse Branch Loop
 

Great loop. Directional, no dabs or dismounts. Only ride on certain days and that is fine with me. Can be...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Wincopin (Savage) Trail
 

Rode back here Geocaching a few times. Trail is linear and connects with Savage Mill Trails on the south end....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Tsali Recreation Area
 

See reviews for the 4 individual trails there. Left, right loop. Thompson and Mouse Branch loops. Ride different loops on...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Dead Horse Point State Park
 

Supergreat beginner area in Moab. Take a break from the rocks and deadly drop offs and go here. Nice visitors...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Moab Brand Trails
 

A nice mix of terrain from Slickrock, easy singletrack, technical singletrack, open fire roads, and plenty of options for loops....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Fair Hill
 

Possilble Epic. Many opportunites to get lost and do a lot of miles. Trails are not clearly marked and crisscross...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Frederick Watershed
 

Advanced trail riding in Maryland. Trails are not well marked so bring a GPS or good maps. Terrain is rocky...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Shimano XT Hollowtech II
 

Stiff, no flex, easy install.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Prime Cut
 

This trail is a great uphill to the trails in the area. Gradual climb up, tight single track. Most riders...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Lake Elkhorn, Columbia
 

I rode this paved path around the lake with my 4 year old. There a lot of walkers, bikers and...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Laurel Hill
 

Great for beginners or advanced riders who ride fast here. Lots of options and distance is great. Obstacle course is...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of 18 Road Trails
 

Flew in from Maryland to ride these trails and Slickrock. Lots to offer, and epic if completed all trails in...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Spruce Knob Loop
 

Best to have shuttle to top then park at Walk In Campground. Nice, technical downhill with challenging terrain and drop...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Joe's Ridge
 

This is a great downhill. Not as advanced as Zippedy, but more jumps, faster berms and well maintained. I took...

I used to ride this area a lot but over the years, I have come to not like this area....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Cedarville State Forest
 

Solitude, singletrack, somewhat easy, no dabs or dismounts. Can be wet after rain. Trail maps are OK.
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Loch Raven Reservoir
 

I have not rode here since they closed the singletrack area. It was a real fun, counterclockwise day with great...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Burke Lake
 

LOTS of people here walking their dogs, trail running, and biking. Go on off hours, off days for fastest riding....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Fountainhead Regional Park
 

I love this park. It has everything, good scenery, roots, downhills, uphills, techs, advanced sections, distance, solitude (on off days),...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Tsali Right Loop
 

One of my favorite trails to ride. Directional, which I love. About an hour to complete. Only open to bikers...
 

Nice, easy mt bike trail for beginners or speed for advanced riders. Might Ned 5 bucks to get in. You...

This entirely paved trail runs on an old railroad bed. There are lots of roadies, and a few rollerbladers. It...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Quiet Waters Park
 

Paved trail in a paid park. Park outside the park in the strip mall to save money. Paved trail goes...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Ez
 

Outerbike test loop. Short, close to parking, great warmup, directional for Outerbike, no major climbs, or downhills, no slickrock but...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Tsali Left Loop
 

A must do for mountain bikers. This area was designed by mountain bikers. Great views of lake and trail was...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Bent Creek
 

This place is fast, fun and epic. There are a lot of trails here. Get a map. Many trails overlap...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Frontside
 

OTE Sports new trail. Just techy enough to make it great, no dabs, and no dismounts. Great connector to other...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Zippety Do Dah
 

Best downhill of 18 Road. You can see the trail for miles. 2 Very steep parts that are fun, fast...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Gambrill State Park
 

Advanced, rocky trail riding. Full suspension almost a must. Most folks ride the blue trail. Difficult to get any rhythm...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Porcupine Rim
 

I parked at the watertanks and rode to the overlook about 3-4 miles. Then turned around and rode sweet downhill...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Kessel Run
 

One fun trail. I did the trail downhill and it was twisty, turney, flowy and jumpy. Add tech by going...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Centennial Park
 

Great after work or inclement weather ride when other trails are muddy, wet or snowy. Mostly paved around the lake....
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Lazy
 

Basically the test loop for Outerbike. Nothing too technical and no dabs. Great to try out new bikes and connects...

Rode the race course here and it was a blast. Old school trails that are rocky, fast, straight up and...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Odenton Park
 

I used to do a mountain bike race here by Team Snow Valley in the 90's called "Pshchocross". Really fun,...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Rockburn Branch Park
 

Great beginner area. Some grassy trails and kinda wide singletrack. Excellent area to add a few miles to PVSP area...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Big Chief Loop
 

Great beginner trail with no dabs. The eastern side of the trail is more rocky and the western side is...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Allegrippis Trails
 

This is where DirtRag Dirtfest is located every year. There are 30+ miles of trails that connect together. There are...
jfigel76   on Oct 25, 2011
added a review of Baltimoreannapolisbwiloop
 

Trail is entirely paved and loops around BWI Airport. I think it was about 10 miles around. Some good views...
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