mongwolfSingletrack

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Colorado Springs / Ulaanbaatar // MONGOLIA

 
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About Me

I started riding at age 50 through the prompting of my sons. Now I am totally addicted and only wish I would have started earlier in life. Having lived in Mongolia for over 20 years, my favorite riding experience is exploring the many mountains of the country for new trails.

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mongwolf   4 hours ago
commented on What size mountain bike do I need?
 
Jeff, do you have a feel for some companies which typically run bigger or smaller than other companies? For example, I have noticed that Ibis seems to produce bikes that run little small (especially in the TT and reach measurements). Also, I remember that it used to be recommended that you should be able to…
mongwolf   20 hours ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
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mongwolf   20 hours ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
I try to stay off muddy trails.  However, I am thinking of getting a pair of guards because many of the trails I ride on in CO and in Mongolia have a...
mongwolf   2 days ago
added a review of Ridge Trail
 

A little short but a really good time. A good challenge. Fun rocky tech (not too gnarly) with some challenging...
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mongwolf   2 days ago
added a review of The Saddle
 

Flowy and fun.
mongwolf   2 days ago
updated Ridge Trail conditions to
 
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mongwolf   2 days ago
updated The Saddle conditions to
 
mongwolf   3 days ago
replied to 1x11 or 2x10 preference
 
I really appreciate Jeff's answer.  In Mongolia I have to ride a lot of trails that can be crazy steep, and I need pretty much every gear my Ibis Mojo HD has...
mongwolf   5 days ago
updated Hawes Loop conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
added a review of Hawes Loop
 

Lots of fun to be had here. Most of the trails are narrow singletrack though much of the Hawes Trail...
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mongwolf   5 days ago
added a review of Hawes Loop
 

Here's the best map I could find online. It's quite helpful if you are new to the system. http://globalbikes.info/merchant/1079/images/site/Hawes.jpg
mongwolf   5 days ago
added 5 photos.
 
Pass Mountain from Cats Peak Trail.
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Excluding Pass Mountain, there is pretty much no gnar here, but there is a ton of flow. It's a great...

Nice network of desert trails right in the middle of the Phoenix metroplex ... great resource imo. There are some...
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Phoenix Mountains Preserve conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Usery Mountain Regional Park conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
commented on a photo of Pachorey Trail
 
1 on the NICE!!!
mongwolf   1 week ago
added 3 photos.
 
View of the Superstition Mountains from a lower portion of Pass Mountain Trail.
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mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Pass Mountain
 

Rode Pass Mountain today. Wow, now that is a mtb trail. Such a great challenge. Such a great adventure. Definitely...
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Pass Mountain conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Pemberton Loop
 

Nice loop. Fast & flowy. No big climbs and no big descents, but still fun, especially for beginners. Basically zero...
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Nice trails for beginners. Smooth buttery trails. Tons of flow. Easy climbs. Lots of distance. GREAT desert scenery.
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Pemberton Loop conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated McDowell Mountain Park conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Road trip of a lifetime
 
Wow, we could put together mountain bikers from New Zealand, Colorado, Mongolia and possibly Georgia all in one trip.  If so, there could be some tall stories told around a campfire or...
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mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Riserbar and spacers
 
Hello Dave, I have played around with spacers and different riser bars a lot.  In my opinion you are thinking right, and you will likely get the effects you want.  I have...

There is a map available at the pay gate when you enter the park ($6 fee per car). Here is...
I have not ridden these trails yet, but I was surprised that they were not listed yet on the ST's...
I'm sitting in The Valley of the Sun (Phoenix metroplex) right now on a work trip. I'm on the north side of The Valley. I rode the White Tanks today and hope to do Fort McDowell tomorrow and Usery Monday. It's been rather cloudy but of course temps are pleasant. I can't get down to…
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated White Tanks Competitive Track conditions to
 

Not a bad little trail system, but it is mostly double-wide and jeep trail. There is some true singletrack (maybe...
Wow Greg, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. Let us know how it progresses.
Wow, finally, reasoning and rationale making some progress. There is still a little hope that maybe someday wild land recreation management will be based on research and rationale and not politics.
Bad idea. Plain and simple.
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