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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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Absolutely loved the following sequence of lines: On top of refreshing their logos and branding, Marin cancelled their carbon road bike line, and took a stance on the type of people they wanted at Marin, both athletes and staff. “No assholes,” says Holmes. Their vision for the brand is to reflect its location, the laid-back…
mongwolf   2 days ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
 
You can also get in some cross training by doing trail maintenance while trail running. Then you don't have to the hassle with your hike, and you can lighten up the run a little with the periodic stops to do the maintenance work.
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Gold Camp Road conditions to Good
 
The weather should be fine, but of course you could hit some fresh snow high up in the mountains the last week of September.  The Aspen should be beautiful during your trip...
mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to First Bike/Used Trek/Overpaid?
 
@charding, "sunk costs" is a technical term in economics related to investment costs.  It is not a negative though the terminology may sound like it.  In simple terms, you have made the...
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Oh, how I wish I was there to watch the whole event unfold. =)
I had a very similar situation on the Kenosha Pass to Lost Wilderness Segment of the Colorado Trail a few summers ago. Some persons were obviously target practicing and moving along from location to location in the valley below the trail. As I was returning from the boundary back to the trailhead, the shooting got…
Nice to hear about BCST and Hobbs Hollow. I was never too big on BC because I felt it lacked an awesome downhill or two. I guess I'll have to go back and give Hobbs Hollow a ride.
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Sesame Canyon conditions to
 
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Buckhorn Loop conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to First Bike/Used Trek/Overpaid?
 
@anecroft, I don't want to be insensitive to you, like Pelosi was to the American people, but $350 is truly peanuts for mountain biking.  Those $350 are sunk costs now; just get...
This definitely makes some sense when buying new. How many times have we complained that the bars on a new bike are too narrow? But in reality the bars maybe just the right width for some while being too narrow for others. Start with a 750 mm bar and add on an extender or two…
mongwolf   on Jul 7, 2018
replied to The Age Old Debate of Rock Shox vs. Fox
 
I've ridden with both.  I had a bit more trouble with a Rock Shox Lyric.  The three Fox I have own have been great in turns of not giving me any trouble,...
I'm not sure the article would have been better served in any way, and I appreciate the extensive explanation and differentiation. Yes the San Juans are quite distinct in their own right geologically and in my heart too. I too will never forget when I "discovered" the SJ for the first time. And they still…
Hey John, I've never differentiated the San Juan region and the mountains of SW CO from the Rockies as you did in the first paragraph. I thought the region was part of the Rocky Mountain range. Please enlighten me a little.
Great write up John. The entire SW region of CO is the best of the best imo. I've spent some time in there, but not enough, that's for sure. I'm not sure you could ever spend enough time in the region. My middle son and his bride did an extended backcountry rock climbing and 14er…
Glad to see more bikes going back to threaded BB. For years now I have used that as my initial criteria to filter out bikes models. If a bike had a PF BB, I just looked on to other bikes. It filtered out a bunch of bikes -- a bunch of good bikes -- but…
mongwolf   on Jun 28, 2018
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
 
@Noggus, the pinball wizard of mountain biking ... ... and rarely it seems do we have such luck.  Great story.  What have you done in that section since?
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mongwolf   on Jun 28, 2018
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
 
And as Jeff has mentioned on another forum, trees always have the right-of-way.
mongwolf   on Jun 28, 2018
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
 
The other day, I hit a tree, a great big tree, oh lucky me ... ... and you know the rest of the song.
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mongwolf   on Jun 28, 2018
replied to I Hit A Tree The Other Day
 
I have to confess, one time I hit a flower and crash ... ... But it wasn't just a little flower.  It was a great big flower.  =)  I clipped my bar...
 
Where does the Yeti Switch Infinity suspension fall in these categories? Is it a linkage-driven single pivot?
mongwolf   on Jun 27, 2018
commented on Watch: 7 Good Habits for Mountain Bikers
 
Nice to GMBN videos being posted again. They are always entertaining.
mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
updated East Descent South Valley conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
updated East Descent North Valley conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added East Descent South Valley
 
Mostly two track and mostly moderate to easy grade. The top 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km) is more steep,...
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mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added East Descent North Valley
 
Mostly two track and mostly moderate to easy grade. The top 1.4 miles (2.2 km) is more steep, reaching slopes...
"Singletracks will be testing the conversion kit, so look for a review in the future." I think that's pro deal speak for Matt gets a free upgrade of his drivetrain, and he's lovin' it. =) Matt, what bike are you putting the kit on? Make sure you send us a pic with your bike stylin'…
@vapidoscar562, I suck so bad at climbing I probably never should have left Ohio. =)  But that was more than 30 years ago, so what's done is done. I love going back...
mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added a map of East Descent South Valley
 
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mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added a map of East Descent South Valley
 
mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added a map of East Descent North Valley
 
mongwolf   on Jun 26, 2018
added a map of East Descent North Valley
 
mongwolf   on Jun 24, 2018
commented on Watch: 54 Mountain Bike Fails
 
Agreed onefastfattie with one exception -- the poor kid who head slammed into the dirt. He did move afterwards. Uuuuggghhh. Painful.
mongwolf   on Jun 24, 2018
added a map of Bayanzurkh Uul East
 
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mongwolf   on Jun 24, 2018
added a map of Bayanzurkh Uul East
 
mongwolf   on Jun 24, 2018
added a map of Bayanzurkh Uul East
 
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