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Eagle Rock // Virginia

 
CraigCreekRider   on Aug 14, 2016
replied to 200 Mile reviewof my Trek Top Fuel
 
There are so many great bikes out there these days. The Fuel is on my short list for when I go back to full squish (its inevitable).
CraigCreekRider   on Jun 7, 2016
replied to Toughest Sidewalls for XC
 
Interesting. I have been running a Nobby Nic rear and Hans Dampf front for over a year now with no issues. With 14 months on the front the mold casing center strip has not even wore off yet and I ride a lot. There is no shortage of rocks in my area but they are…
CraigCreekRider   on Mar 5, 2016
replied to 1x12 Is Coming
 
I guess I will quit holding my breath for a new and improved 1 x 3 then. That is all I really use and I haul 27 other gear combinations around for nothing.:)
Congratulations! I am just a few years behind you but will be working for a while yet. I agree with the blog on Douthat State Park in Virginia. Also just across the valley from Douthat State Park is Longdale - North Mountain - one of my favorites with awesome views back towards the Blue Ridge.…
Ride higher, rockier trails that don't get damaged. I also do trail maintenance on days that are just miserable.
CraigCreekRider   on Dec 30, 2015
replied to Tubeless Worth It?
 
Like Brian87 said, the sealant saves you from thorns. Stans is the most common, but there are other brands too. There is some maintenance as the sealant will dry out over time. I carry a tube (or two) also just in case the tire gets unseated from the rim.
CraigCreekRider   on Dec 23, 2015
replied to Illegal Trail Fines
 
We have a trail in town that was re-built to accommodate mountain bikes. Then the National Park Service changed their mind and decided that they would not allow bikes. A 6 mile urban loop trail with woop-de-doos and berms is a lot of temptation. As you might expect, it gets poached regularly. Last I heard…
CraigCreekRider   on Dec 23, 2015
replied to Tubeless Worth It?
 
Thought I would comment since I am a fairly recent convert to tubeless. My 26 inch bike is still tubed, but I went tubeless on my 29 inch hardtail. For me better traction and a softer ride were the main benefits from lowering air pressure. Thorn flats are common in my area and tubeless has…
CraigCreekRider   on Dec 2, 2015
added a comment on Mountain Bike Light Buyer's Guide
 
I have been using NiteRider Lumina 600 and 650 for the last few years. Cordless and USB charged I now...
CraigCreekRider   on Nov 9, 2015
replied to Leaves Everywhere!
 
I feel your pain living in leafy Virginia. When I went from 26 to 29 that helped. When I had new wheels built for tubeless with extra wide rim that helped by putting more rubber on the ground. Truthfully though, is you live in a land of roots and rocks covered with leaves there is…
Looks like my kind of ride.:)
CraigCreekRider   on Jul 3, 2014
added a comment on Caught in the Current of the River of Time
 
Well put. Sometimes the things you want to do get pushed aside for the things you have to do. Many...
CraigCreekRider   on Nov 25, 2013
added a comment on Top 10 Reasons NOT to Move to Salida, Colorado
 
I am trying to feel your pain. Really. Looks like you have found a great place to live, despite all...
I am with Greg on this one. Not saying e-bikes don't have a place, i just don't see them being...
CraigCreekRider   on Oct 13, 2013
added a comment on Review: Shimano SLX IceTech Brakes
 
I have been running these brakes the last couple of years and I love them.
 
I would also add in Douthat State Park. Lots of riding from the campsite in the state park and adjacent...
CraigCreekRider   on Jun 19, 2013
added a comment on Video: "Follow My Dream" Series Teaser
 
Very Cool. What a great experience that would be.
CraigCreekRider   on Jun 10, 2013
added a comment on Mountain Bikes and Beer
 
I don't fully understand the connection, but mountain biking and beer drinking definitely have one. I believe a university should...
It all looks kinda familiar for some reason. Fork in the Alley is our Monday night post Mill Mountain ride...
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Hopefully this will work https://vimeo.com/40197575
Another thread on Dragon's Back from last April. https://forums.singletracks.com/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=7926 Check out BD279's Vimeo video too. Some of the creek crossings in the...
Great blog post Greg. Glad you were able to make that ride. The annual race is coming up there soon...
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Link for the race: https://www.mtntouring.com/mountain/htm/dragons-tale/dragons-tale-event-page.htm Because of winter road closing the race includes a fair number of road miles to start with....
 
Nicely done MtbGreg1. Before my time riding I hear there was a don't ask - don't tell policy with authorities...
CraigCreekRider   on Feb 4, 2013
added a comment on Photo Essay: Highlights From 2012
 
Nice! My year looks tame compared to yours. Glad you got to experience all those different places. Keep on riding...........
I live a little over a hour away and have never been. It has a reputation for being a little...
CraigCreekRider   on Nov 17, 2012
added a comment on The 7 Best Climbs in Mountain Biking
 
My first few years of riding a discussion about which climb is better would been like talking about which prostrate...
 
CraigCreekRider   on Oct 18, 2012
added a comment on 2012: The Year of the Klunker Komeback
 
I like this bike. It reminds me of my first real non-hand me down bike in the 60's. What a...
CraigCreekRider   on Sep 17, 2012
added a review of Explore Park
 

Fun flowy trails. Built before the latest trend of super high berms and woopdedoos. Root exposure has increased giving the...
Great Ride report Greg. Downieville and The Whole Enchilada are on my bucket list. 401, Crested Butte, ........... I need...
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