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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   2 days ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to Good
 
Looks like a nice helmet Greg. I just bought a Kask Mojito which I really liked in terms of fit and comfort. I have a hard time with fit. But it does lack some coverage on the back of the head. Not good. The interceptor looks to give nice coverage all around the head with…
mongwolf   4 days ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   5 days ago
replied to Bear tips for Pinetop, AZ
 
My experience in AZ forests and woodlands (1000s of hours in the forests and woodlands running from along the Mogollon Rim from Flagstaff to Payson to the White Mountains to the New...
mongwolf   6 days ago
commented on How To Pick Your Trail Dog
 
Ohhhhh man, I love articles about trail dogs. I just love seeing the joy and enthusiasm of dogs running with their masters. I grew up with dogs, and I want one sooooo badly (wrong grammar I know), but I just can't have one with my life circumstances. =(
mongwolf   1 week ago
commented on a photo of Selkh Am
 
 
Hey Roger, here are couple of links to give you a little taste of dusk patrol in Mongolia. https://www.singletracks.com/photo.php?c=1&p=119796 https://www.singletracks.com/photo.php?p=116739
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Wheeler Peak Trail
 

Hey Matthew keep bringin' the awesome reviews and new trails. I really enjoy your posts and the sense of adventure...
 
Not too different than Idaho and Montana actually.
If our highway patrol units get to drive around in Chargers, Cameros and the likes, then our border agents should get to patrol on some decent mountain bikes. =)
Get those agents some real mountain bikes. They deserve it.
mongwolf   1 week ago
answered a question about
 
Monument Preserve is a very nice riding area -- not tons of mileage but too small plus there is a...
$1000 is pretty limiting for a use full suspension.  Here's a thought.  If possible, ask mom and dad to go in with you as your Christmas present or birthday present.  Each year...
 
Great article Roger. I have the great privilege of riding in the evening in Mongolia, and I LOVE it. Mongolia is a mystical place at any time, but an evening in Mongolia is magical. The long shadows across the vast landscape, temps dropping, beautiful sunsets, the hues of the sunset coloring the landscape, owls hooting,…
mongwolf   1 week ago
commented on a photo of McCoy Flat Trails
 
Wow, for some reason this photo reminds of the backside of Switchgrass in KS.
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Buffalo Creek conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Little Scraggy
 

Rode the entire trail for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Good times indeed, and it adds some...
Lots of dirt for the knobbies to cover. The stuff dreams are made of, and I do waaaaaaay too much of that.
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Mount Herman Trail
 

I "rode" (and hiked) the DLS Trail today from south to north. Much of the trail is overgrown with scrubby...
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mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Mount Herman Trail
 

I also rode Black Pearl and Granite Circle Loop today. GCL is an easy loop with a nice DH in...
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Blankets Creek
 
Awesome sign post and photo
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to Looking for a new tire
 
Hey ZD, could you post a close up photo of your tire tread in their current condition?  That might clarify the issue that some have raised about the number of miles you...
 
Getting out super early in the morning helps in many places.  Beat the heat and the bugs ... ... but watch out for the spider webs. Also the Kite Patch is very...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to If I knew then...
 
Learn about body position -- the attack position and also maintaining a neutral position over the bike which actually changes as the trail gets steeper.
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to If I knew then...
 
Nice little list collectively compiled by everyone.  Job well done imo. =)   Walpus, I'm not sure a beginner needs to know about clipped pedals for those early rides, but in the...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Farragut Trail system
 
Resonating a clean healthy environment.
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Buffalo Creek conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
replied to If I knew then...
 
Make sure you buy the right size bike.  And when in trouble, go easy on use of your front brake.
Hey John. Trust that all is well with you. One trail surface that falls under jeep trails that I really like are "two tracks". These are not double wide trails, but two narrow singletracks formed by ORV that sit side by side. They give a singletrack experience, but the cool thing is that you can…
Great story Greg. Thanks for sharing your adventures. I was just driving through that region a little over a month ago. The only problem (in terms of biking) was that I was on a mission and had an old family piano in the truck, delivering it to my middle son who currently lives in OKC.…
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo
 
Hilarious.
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