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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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Hey Nerd.  I totally agree.  I hate how easy it is in mountain biking to lose one's conditioning.  Having started biking in Mongolia where the winters are truly too brutal to ride,...
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My greatest inspiration to ride, whether in withdrawal or in the middle of a great riding period is the Destination Trail Canada video.  We're planning the float plane trip in the Chilcotins...
mongwolf   1 day ago
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mongwolf   1 day ago
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Sorry Jeff, no photos, =) and I only rode at Palmer Park here in COS a few times and once at Buffalo Creek.  Pretty ordinary for around here, but at least not...
mongwolf   2 days ago
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mongwolf   2 days ago
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mongwolf   3 days ago
replied to What are your mtb goals for 2019?
 
Ok, I'm finally settling on my goals for 2019.  Here's to great weather and good health for all this year. 1.)  Ride 2000 miles. 2.)  Do several rides 40-60 miles long, and one 100...
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I concur with Brian.  If possible, make the decision to get out of Dodge and move to where you can ride year round. You will not regret it.
mongwolf   5 days ago
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Great thread. For many of us as we get older, it is stretch (and stretch well) or seize up.
Thanks for the interaction of fire mgt Dillion. You are quite right about fire mitigation in general and it being done in the "offseason". However, for this winter the West has been so wet that there are just a handful of control burns in operation before the shutdown (too moist to do control burns) (take…
mongwolf   5 days ago
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mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to Fat Bike
 
Like TexMex, I just stop, take a breather, enjoy the creation around me and be thankful I'm on my bike again. So much of mtb can be found just in where we...
mongwolf   1 week ago
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Dillon, displaying the massive wildfire photo is over-the-top imo. First of all, we are outside fire season(s) across the western US. I am unaware of any active wildfires or un-contained wildfires in the US. Secondly, I am quite certain that fire suppression services would be activated in the event of a threatening wildfire. Remember this…
Gotta do Agate this summer. It's been on my radar for a couple of years now. Looks awesome. And yes John, where are all those creek crossings everyone talks about. Every time I look at a map of the trail and area, I see another four miles or so of downhill trail that could be…
Definitely some good laughs.
mongwolf   1 week ago
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mongwolf   1 week ago
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Hap, I like the 2019 miles in 2019. Great idea.  And next year it can be 2020 miles in 2020. Very nice.
mongwolf   1 week ago
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
replied to Colorado Springs - January
 
No snow to speak of in the extended forecast, and the trails are quite good locally at this time.  So the trails should be good for the next couple of weeks at...
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
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Ohhh man TexMex, I had to travel back through the Midwest in Nov and Dec, and I was hoping to ride some.  The forecast looked so bad, I didn't bring my bike. ...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
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Wow, Fred. 70" of rain and trails closed since August. Unbelievable. You need to move to Colorado. =)  And I thought I had a bad year in 2018.
Great piece Matt. And you're sooooo right Leah, waaaay more fun than the gym.
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
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I will pipe in and repeat what others have said.  Go for Sedona.  Gorgeous weather in March, and amazing scenery along with amazing trails.
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
started a topic: What are your mtb goals for 2019?
 
I hope you all had an awesome 2018 on the mtb.  Mine went nowhere close to what I had hope.  Life, changes, new responsibilities took over as never before, and my biking...
Greg, How the heck are you?  Sounds like you've got quite the year planned.  I hope the knee is sound and up to the rigors.  New Zealand South Island, oh yah, for...
And of course there would be some heat and sweat build up with such a pack -- with any pack touching the body. However, a low slung pack may focus that heat in the area where many need to lose unhealthy fat -- on and near the core. That's a good thing.
Nice pack. Nice idea. At $129 MSRP no way. Literally stupid for the consumer imo, and I have more than enough income to buy whatever I would like in outdoor gear. To each his/her own of course. Yet, when will Americans choose to stop getting ripped off? If you have spent any time in Asia…
Gotcha. I was seeing "snakebites" and associating that with tubes. Yes, no inserts and tubes together. No dah. Brain cramp this morning.
Good introductory article Matt. Explain one thing for me. Why go with an insert and tubes instead of just going tubeless?
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
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mongwolf   3 weeks ago
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Awesome gals. Looks like you had waaaay too much fun together. Very cool. Ride on !!!!!
Great to see kids loving biking together. Competing but being cool about it. Growing in confidence and character. And maybe most important, hanging out with parents not thinking they are stupid. Keep it up NICA.
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