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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   5 hours ago
commented on a photo
 
Beautiful quaint countryside.
mongwolf   2 days ago
updated Ute Valley Park conditions to Good
 
So Jeff, I have not ridden a Specialized Enduro, but always seem to have my eye on the various models and years. Would you say that Enduros also fits your general description of Specialized mtbs?
Nice list Becky. For me, I have found two of your "tricks" help me the most to conquer long climbs. First has been to realize that climbs are one of the best times to enjoy nature on a ride. It's kind of hard to enjoy the beauty of nature and creation when one is blazing…
mongwolf   5 days ago
replied to Thank you Veterans!
 
+1 on Eric's thanks to our veterans.  Our freedom as a nation has always come at a great price and admirable dedication and excellence.  We all are deeply indebted to those who...
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
 
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IMO, a fattie would not extend the riding season so much here. December and January are just too cold to draw me out for riding. I shut it down due to the temps, not the snow. A fattie would help the riding a little on some days, but not increase the number of days I…
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
 
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Hey Jeff. Thanks for the write up and thoughts on each bike. It was an interesting set of bikes. I understand that you were at the Fall Cyclofest, but how did you come up with this particular set of bikes, besides the fact that they are all in the "enduro" category? Did you use any…
 
 
Thanks Kevin. Honestly, I don't think I was misunderstood. The issue was mine totally. I was giving my honest opinion on the topic, and poking at others a little. It was just more sensitive than I thought it would be. It just goes to show that sometimes things are better left unsaid ... ... a…
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a map of Tuul River
 
Wow, not the review I was expecting. $350 a pair and can't handle a little significant terrain. Crazy. I did look online and saw that the X-Alp is only 10 grams heavier than the X-Project P.R.O.. I'm still riding flats, so I guess I'll just stay with some lightweight hiking shoes. I don't mind losing…
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Sentiers de l'Abbaye d'Oka
 
Ahhhhhh, sweet happy pup. Man's best trail friend.
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added a map of Jargalant to Zaisan
 
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Vail Mountain Bike Park
 
Looks like "Riders on the Storm" would have been an appropriate trail song that day.
 
Also to broaden the subject about soft skills even further, how about the topic of soft skills on mtb internet forums. Here's a story of where I failed once. Jeff, posted up a forum topic one time about "baggies or spandex". Various persons were piping in on which one they preferred, but the conversation wasn't…
 
Wow, you guys covered a lot of ground on this podcast from how to relate to others as you pass them on a ride to one's relationship with his or her spouse. Pretty impressive. Obviously, attitude is big on the soft stuff. As you said in certain parts of the podcast, taking an attitude that…
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added a map of Nukht to Zaisan
 
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added a map of Zaisan Trail
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added a review of Zaisan Trail
 

The ride itself could easily be rated a 4 or 4 because it is a fun descent, but the fact...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added Zaisan Trail
 
The trail heads south out of the back of Zaisan Camp. It continues south up the mountain for 2.25 mi...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
added a map of Zaisan West Ridge
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
added a photo of Fire Tower Lower Loop
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo
 
Livin' the life.
N-i-i-i-c-e. Great to see a trail video sourced by the Singletracks team. Great job.
Greg and Ken, thanks for sharing. It's good to be challenged by much of what you both have written. I concur with much of what you have written. This piece made me start to think about where I am as a rider and also next year in a general way. In many ways I'm still…
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
added a review of Zaisan West Ridge
 

This trail is not for the faint of heart on the climbs or the descents. It can be really steep...
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