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About Me

I originally took up mountain biking in 2000 at the age of 35 because I spent all summer whining that I couldn't ski. However, the addiction soon took over and I now ride knobbies much more than I ride sticks. I'm a classic short attention span kind of guy and would generally ride an average trail for the first time than a great trail for the second time, and I will take every opportunity I can, short of ignoring the commitments of my family and day job, to seek out new trails, which is why my trails ridden list is so long.

My Bikes

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John Fisch   43 minutes ago
replied to Awkward Moment. What do you do?
 
I can't imagine riding without a helmet. I cringe when I see others doing so.   That said, I can't imagine being so full of myself, or such a busybody, that I would feel the...
John Fisch   2 hours ago
added Red Rocks
 
This ride incorporates singletrack, dirt road, and open red slickrock. It is remote and, despite it's uniqueness, sees little traffic....
Yeah, some people like to complain about our gravelly trails, but it’s great to be able to ride when wet!
By now, I've demoed a hundred bikes or more and written dozens of reviews and read thousands. That was a great read! A marvelously personal, but beautifully descriptive tale of a boy and his (temporary) bike. Makes me want one. I LOVED my time on the Chumba Ursa (steel 29+ run fully rigid). A very…
John Fisch   5 days ago
updated Placitas Trails conditions to Good
 
 
John Fisch   1 week ago
added 3 photos.
 
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This is a very nice network with good variety as long as you're not looking for lots of tech. There...
John Fisch   1 week ago
added West Avon Preserve
 
This is a network of a half dozen all singletrack trail segments. There are some good climbs and descents. There...
Looking only at dw link really limits your choices. Aside from the aforementioned Ripley LS, you may want to look at the Pivot Mach 5.5.  It will lean a little more toward the...
John Fisch   1 week ago
 
John Fisch   1 week ago
added Remington Ridge
 
This is one of Kernville's monster shuttles. It has a few miles of up and down followed by almost 4k...
John Fisch   1 week ago
added a map of Remington Ridge
 
John Fisch   1 week ago
 
Way cool. Love the effect. Portal and Porcupine can make you feel pretty small anyway, so this is a cool perspective.
John Fisch   2 weeks ago
 
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added High Meadows Loop
 
This is a singletrack loop that alternates between forested canopy and open meadows. It is shared with motos but is...
+ 2 others
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added Kern River Trail
 
Even though this trail mostly parallels the Kern River, it does cross a few ridgelines, meaning there is plenty of...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added Mill Creek
 
Although this can be done as a loop with a long road climb, it's best done as a shuttle. This...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a map of High Meadows Loop
 
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John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a map of Kern River Trail
 
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
 
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added Summit Lake Trail
 
This is typical Cascade singletrack through pine forests with multiple lakes along the way. About halfway through, it crosses the...
John Fisch   3 weeks ago
added a map of Summit Lake Trail
 
John Fisch   on Oct 19, 2017
 
Awesome! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Gordie!
John Fisch   on Oct 12, 2017
 
John Fisch   on Oct 9, 2017
added Choachi Loops
 
These are two loops with classic Andes riding in the mountains southeast of Bogota. The south route loops through the...
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John Fisch   on Oct 9, 2017
added Santa Fe de Antioquia
 
This route follows rugged mountain roads for about 17 miles before veering off into steep, unmaintained fall line singletrack. The...
Hmmm..... We were told one of the key benefits of legalizing it would be the elimination of the black market and all the sketchy activities that go along with it.
John Fisch   on Oct 9, 2017
added a map of Choachi Loops
 
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John Fisch   on Oct 9, 2017
added a map of Santa Fe de Antioquia
 
Wolf, I have the same personal feeling about Rampart Reservoir. But I couldn't not include it; it remains hugely popular as I suspect it will always.
John Fisch   on Oct 5, 2017
 
Let's not forget the north end of the MDH. The ride from the CCC campground to the TRNP fence is a dandy. Making it even better is the opportunity to catch the Longs X trail on the way back, making for a rare all singletrack loop opportunity on the MDH, rather than just another out-and-back.…
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