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I'm currently living in Holt, Michigan and riding as much as my work, wife, and daughter will let me.

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Jared13   1 week ago
rode 51 miles at Potawatomi trail
 

I can't ride....55! via Strava
Jared13   1 week ago
updated Potawatomi trail conditions to Good
 
Jared13   3 weeks ago
rode 11.1 miles at Ellicottville Epic
 

Wet rocks, slimey roots, and foggy glasses at McCarthy Hill State Forest via Strava
Jared13   3 weeks ago
updated Ellicottville Epic conditions to Fair
 
Jared13   3 weeks ago
rode 9.2 miles at Moraine State Park
 

No rain at Moraine, but thoroughly drenched all the same. via Strava
Jared13   3 weeks ago
updated Moraine State Park conditions to Good
 
Jared13   3 weeks ago
added a review of Swain Resort
 

I asked Swain Resort via Facebook if they still had trails. They said they no longer had them.
Jared13   3 weeks ago
updated Swain Resort conditions to Poor
 
Jared13   3 weeks ago
rode 14.9 miles at DTE Energy Foundation Trail
 

Winn it's a four-day weekend--we ride! via Strava
Jared13   3 weeks ago
updated DTE Energy Foundation Trail conditions to Good
 
Jared13   3 weeks ago
rode 7.7 miles at DTE Energy Foundation Trail
 

Humidity 1 Jared 0 Winn ? via Strava
Jared13   3 weeks ago
updated DTE Energy Foundation Trail conditions to Good
 
 
When I lived in Montana, I religiously used a Dakine 30L pack. Tools, food, jacket, water and thankfully stuff that I never needed like poncho, emergency blanket, etc etc. I moved to...
Ah, so the steeper STA doesn't directly lengthen the wheelbase, but it allows a longer front center to be comfortable. Got it, thanks for the clarification!
I'm not sure how the STA plays into wheelbase, but the slacker HTA and longer top tube are definite factors. IMO, a longer front center and shorter chainstay is where it's at! Shorter chainstays tends to make a bike feel more playful and easier to manual. My point was I wonder what was more of…
Very interesting article, Matt! The two stats that jumped out at me were the change in HTA and the "massive" shortening of the chainstays. I'm all for slacker angles/more travel, but I wonder what the driving force behind the shorter CSs was. It could have been engineers were finally figuring it out, or maybe it…
Jared13   on Aug 27, 2018
added a map of Ogemaw Hills Pathway
 
Jared13   on Aug 26, 2018
rode 10.1 miles at Ogemaw Hills Pathway
 

So lost, so fun at Ogemaw Hills via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 26, 2018
rode 15.1 miles at Rifle River Recreation Area
 

The tale of two trails at Rifle River Rec Area via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 26, 2018
updated Ogemaw Hills Pathway conditions to Good
 
Jared13   on Aug 26, 2018
updated Rifle River Recreation Area conditions to Good
 
The 9th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Festival is Labor Day weekend. It has a lot of people there during the weekend, but we had the trails practically to ourselves starting Sunday around noon. It is an epic time!
Jared13   on Aug 21, 2018
rode 11.4 miles at Midland City Forest
 

Tour of MCF by CMMBA via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 21, 2018
updated Midland City Forest conditions to Good
 
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Jared13   on Aug 21, 2018
updated Midland City Forest conditions to Good
 
I'm a big fan of technical climbs (probably because you're supposed to take them slow and I suck at going uphill fast!) The biggest improvement I saw when attempting technical climbs happened when...
Jared13   on Aug 19, 2018
rode 1.7 miles at Fulton Park North
 

Quick stop photo op @WLT via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 19, 2018
added a map of Pine Haven
 
Jared13   on Aug 18, 2018
rode 15.5 miles at Mid Michigan Community College
 

Least dedicated or most efficient? ???? @MMCC w/EPIC via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 18, 2018
rode 6.9 miles at Pine Haven
 

Pleasantly surprised by #70: Pine Haven Rec Area via Strava
Jared13   on Aug 18, 2018
updated Mid Michigan Community College conditions to Good
 
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