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stumpyfsr   2 days ago
replied to better upgrade: fork or dropper?
 
At first I wanted to say “fork”. But after you further explained your trail and riding I’d say dropper post definitely make more sense. Just keep in mind that different bikes has different...
Since prices for decent bikes skyrocketed to 5-6000 it’s not an option I’m considering. $2-3k is what quality full-suspension is worth for me.  
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I’ll secobd on fat Bike. Preferably one that will allow suspension fork later. These bikes are tanks and you’d have to really rip trails to destroy one. Hiking trails in PA usually looks...
stumpyfsr   1 week ago
replied to Do you cross train?
 
I don’t consider it cross training yet I believe that hiking, rock climbing, downhill skiing and mountain biking help each other for me.
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Freeze/thaw conditions can keep me away from trails.
First time I had to do this was on 10-day trip on Boundary Waters. Was raining three days in a row and not much good dry wood around. Luckily havnt been on a day trips that went wrong yet
Nice. Never thought that Corbets Colouir could be ridden by bikes
Great article. One skill I had to use more then once is starting a fire in the rain. Since everything is wet I had to split branches and use dry inner parts to start a fire and dry myself.
stumpyfsr   on Nov 16, 2017
replied to glasses
 
Photochromatic glasses is a way to go. Unless you riding in the desert a lot. I use mine in any conditions day and night. Sure, glasses do fog up and get dirty. To...
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stumpyfsr   on Nov 16, 2017
replied to Stupid Question Sunday
 
I’d say for the cost of durable electrical tape you can buy a dedicated neoprene sleeve for your chainstay. It should cost around $5. Maybe $10 maximum. In general tape is too thin...
One more reason some folks don’t ride at night - some parks/trails are officially closed after dark or like 10 pm. And motivation, of course. When 0F outside it’s hard to push yourself outside. Yet those are usually are most memorable rides.
stumpyfsr   on Oct 1, 2017
replied to What is going on with the GT brand?
 
Didn't you notice all those "defects" mentioned before swiping your card in the store? If so, you most likely had a remote idea how much would upgrade cost. I'm not defending GT...
Wow! I've heard someone was working on the bikepacking route that include all 14ers in Colorado. This guy definitely went further. Applauding to his effort.
I'd give these a try, provided it will be priced reasonably. Too bad that regular patches won't work.
stumpyfsr   on Sep 24, 2017
rode 30.5 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 24, 2017
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 23, 2017
rode 24.8 miles at Copper Harbor Trails
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 23, 2017
updated Copper Harbor Trails conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 23, 2017
added a review of The Underdown
 

This trail is very similar to Rock Lake or Nicolet National Forest. It's a constant workout over rocks and roots....
stumpyfsr   on Sep 23, 2017
added a photo of The Underdown
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
rode 5.2 miles at The Underdown
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
added a review of Sylvan Hill Bike Park
 

I'm impressed with quality and flow of these trails. Climbing up isn't difficult and going down is pure fun. There's...
stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
added 6 photos.
 
Best non-lift assisted downhill trails.
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stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
rode 9.3 miles at Sylvan Hill Bike Park
 

Fun lil trail via Strava
stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
updated The Underdown conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 22, 2017
updated Sylvan Hill Bike Park conditions to Good
 
stumpyfsr   on Sep 11, 2017
replied to Vehicle rooftop tents: Yeah! or Meh?
 
I'm with @mongwolf that every bit of your gear should be used in different applications. There were few occasions when I found difficult to find a spot for my tent and rooftop...
I met few guys who smoked before riding downhill, "just to take the edge off". I followed them for a mile and wasn't impressed with what I saw. It didn't help them to go faster for sure. Obviously it's a personal choice to use or not to use. I prefer to stay sober while riding…
Not many biking videos over 10 minutes long I've seen lately. This one is truly interesting to watch. Congratulations, Colton, on successful race.
stumpyfsr   on Sep 8, 2017
replied to Is cyclo cross taboo?
 
Hi, @xcxc. I don't think it's taboo on here. Singletracks is one of the best online cycling community I ever seen and many guys riding gravel/cx bikes when trails are wet. I'm not...
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stumpyfsr   on Sep 8, 2017
replied to First Bike
 
I'd say go for the best bike your money could buy. Also reserve some cash for gear - helmet, pump, patch kit, shorts, gloves etc could cost quite a sum alone. Used market...
 
Cool tips. Using construction heat gun to make toasts is genius :)
Well done video. Especially considering what bike he used and what video equipment it was filmed with. But I'm sure there's gotta be even older videos.
stumpyfsr   on Sep 7, 2017
replied to Bikepacking Glen Edendon Scotland
 
Cool video. I had the same question about the sun, while watching your video :) i like this vivid colorful landscape.
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