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I've had good experience with MTB'g dog owners. Not so much with trail hikers. I can't count the number of times they've had an unleashed dog under no control what-so-ever, around the corner of a trail, out of direct sight. Its pathetic. Unfortunately, the good hiking dog owners are outnumbered by the bad ones around…
I document maybe 2% of my rides. Even then, that means snapping up to half a dozen photos or so. Other than that, i do look at my average moving speed and total distance on my bike 'computer' but don't actually record anything anywhere. I guess I'm not goal oriented. I log into Facebook about…
Slee_Stack   on May 10, 2017
replied to Shortcuts :(
 
I see occasional shortcuts on the trails I ride and I like the suggestion to find out the WHY people are taking one. There is one shortcut that I actually understand people taking....
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I've never observed this behavior.  Guess I don't pay enough attention in parking lots.   Seems silly.  Why not just leave them under the mat with the car doors unlocked.  About the same level...
  So we know for sure he was coerced into riding? We know for sure it wasn't a free and voluntary choice?
 
How was the ride?  Chicopee and Yargo are my regular, afterwork rides.   My favorite greater ATL system is Allatoona Creek though its up 75 instead of 85/985.
Slee_Stack   on Apr 8, 2017
replied to Yeti SB95 compatible with 27.5+?
 
@Uber -  CF Rear.   Thus far, the extra plush of the 2.6 is nice.  I *think* I'm able to keep marginally better speed in corners before sliding/washing the front.  I haven't yet been...
Slee_Stack   on Apr 2, 2017
replied to Yeti SB95 compatible with 27.5+?
 
Figured I'd drop back in as a put new rubber on by SB95.   I installed Nobby Nic 29er 2.6" tires front and rear. Front measures exactly 2.6 mounted on my 45mm rim and has...
 
4 out of our 6 bikes are online purchases.  I'm my own bike shop.  And I like getting a build close to the way I want without paying 2 - 3X the price...
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I've only come across two ever and they were low effort ones.  Probably kids thinking how funny it would be, but not really thinking about consequences. One was some sharp rocks and sticks...
Slee_Stack   on Mar 20, 2017
replied to 1 by or 2 by?
 
Its all about the range you need taking into account your fitness level, your hills (up and down), and your surface (trail or road/trail). 1X tubeless here.  29er 30T front, 10sp 11-36 rear....
Slee_Stack   on Mar 20, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
I suppose its rare, but I've seen at least 1-2 MCs carrying a bike on the back every year.  the most common mechanism seems to be to attach a couple poles to...
Slee_Stack   on Mar 20, 2017
commented on a photo of Chicopee Woods
 
If you stop there, you'll never clear the climb out! Strangely though, folks only clear that climb when no one else is watching :P
This has to be about the worst way to die MTB'g. Poor guy.
Slee_Stack   on Mar 9, 2017
replied to Best vehicle for mountain biking?
 
Owning a pickup is about the worst choice for 99% of the general population regardless of what your hobbies are.  I'm not sure I'd buy into MTB folks representing most of the...
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Slee_Stack   on Mar 9, 2017
replied to Yeti SB95 compatible with 27.5+?
 
I run Chinese carbon 29er rims on my SB95....40-45mm rim width, forget the exact.  I have a 1X drive as well and a Large frameset. I've had tires from 2.2 to 2.4 on...
I started trail riding five years ago at the young age of 40. My goal is to keep it up through and after retirement. Fortunately I will be retiring relatively early, 55 at the latest, as soon as 50 if things work out positively. While perhaps lofty, my goal is to be 'faster' when I…
Slee_Stack   on Oct 31, 2016
commented on Over a Beer: Riding to Live
 
Even when feeling exhausted before hitting dirt, a few miles on the trail snaps me out of it. I really do come to life so to speak. Long ago I used to worry I might be too tired to ride. I now know I'm only too tired NOT to.
Slee_Stack   on Oct 31, 2016
commented on The 9 Best Bike Lights for Night Riding
 
Love my GloWorm X1 and X2. Shame they didn't make it into the comparison. They are superbright, tiny, have solid construction, and the heads themselves aren't too expensive. Admittedly, their battery packs are overpriced, but you can pick up quality panasonic cell packs for cheap to run them.
Slee_Stack   on Oct 31, 2016
added a review of Allatoona Creek Park
 

Update 3/9/17: I'm afraid to keep gushing over this place as I don't want to jinx anything. I've enjoyed the...
Slee_Stack   on Oct 31, 2016
answered a question about
 
Hocus Pocus can be exhaustive in spots, but Whipper Snapper is far more challenging.
Slee_Stack   on Mar 10, 2016
replied to Improved my biking!
 
Improved physical condition always helps and just with riding faster.  Tech skills also waver when your body (and mind) is struggling so being in better physical shape also helps you pick a better line, balance an obstacle better, land a drop cleaner, etc. I go to the gym to play racquetball.  When I increase my frequency of one…
Slee_Stack   on Mar 10, 2016
replied to Dealing with the wife and new bikes
 
'Either/or' never works out well.  Got to find the way to both and lesser.   Smaller water feature, lower gruppo line?
Slee_Stack   on Mar 10, 2016
replied to This bike bell is seriously dope
 
Interesting.  I'm a noisy hub vs bell guy though.
Slee_Stack   on Mar 10, 2016
replied to 1x12 Is Coming
 
Been using 1x10 for 1.5 years.  Came from a 2x9 prior.  Like most, I avoided shifting chainrings unless an absolute last resort.   Narrow-wide and clutch is the bomb.  I went from dropping chains every 3-4 rides to NEVER in 100 or more rides.  Also have more room for extra lights or battery on handlebar if needed with…

Upgrading my (much older) review to add a star. The new 'Mill' trails add fun, flowy mileage to the park....
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Slee_Stack   on Oct 2, 2015
added a review of Cochran Mill Park
 

Updating my 1yr old review. Lots of work has been put in to this system in the past 12 months....
Slee_Stack   on Oct 2, 2015
answered a question about Chicopee Woods
 
Heading North on I985, take Exit 17 and turn left. Drive 2.9 mi on GA13. Turn right onto Elachee Drive....
Slee_Stack   on Jan 21, 2015
added a review of Whipper Snapper
 

I actually 'rode' maybe 20% of it. Walked the rest. Its pretty neat. If you think you are a great...
Slee_Stack   on May 5, 2014
added a review of Cochran Mill Park
 

Cochran Mill park just isn't ready for trail riding. The existing hiking trails are nice and it is a very...
Slee_Stack   on Apr 29, 2014
added a review of Heritage Park
 

Rode this for the first time the other week. Unfortunately I was looking for more of a recovery ride that...
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Slee_Stack   on Apr 29, 2014
added a review of Flying Squirrel
 

You will be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn't think Ze Squirrel is the best trail at Chicopee. Get...
Slee_Stack   on Apr 29, 2014
added a review of Chicopee Woods
 

My prior review disappeared. Chicopee is a regular after work ride for me spring through fall. I consider it a...

My second least favorite loop at Chiopee (after a portion of White Tail). There's nothing technically wrong with Coyote but...
Slee_Stack   on Apr 18, 2014
added a review of Coldwater Mountain
 

CW is currently my second favorite trail system. I've been three times now and its always worth the drive. Only...
Slee_Stack   on Jun 24, 2013
added a review of Allatoona Creek
 

I've only ridden Rusty and Masons Loops but I am pleased thus far. Admittedly, I was a bit put off...
 

This 'trail' is In dire need of maintenance. Gave it a try yesterday on a whim. Too many downed trees...
Slee_Stack   on May 22, 2013
added a review of Harbins Park
 

Harbin's caters better to beginner and intermediate riders. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but its not a destination that...
Slee_Stack   on May 21, 2013
added a comment on DiY Bike Racks
 
Had two QR holders mounted to the c channel with a few spring nuts in the back of my Frontier...
 

I know many like White Oak, but its one of my least liked trails I've ever ridden. It probably doesn't...
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