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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   1 day ago
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mongwolf   3 days ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
 
+1 for press fit bb.  Stupid for the user/rider; great for the manufacturer.  But then again maybe it's not great for the manufacturer because I for one have never and will never...
mongwolf   6 days ago
added a review of Oil Well Flats
 

Very good local ride for those living in Canon City, and a great resource for us in COS when the...
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
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mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
mongwolf   6 days ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Palmer Trail / Section 16 conditions to
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Palmer Trail / Section 16 conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Palmer Trail / Section 16 conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Dakota Ridge
 

Dakota Ridge is definitely black diamond -- rocky and chunky. One could spend a lot of time sessioning some of...
mongwolf   1 week ago
added a review of Hogbacks
 

Nice system, especially if you live in the Canon City area or the other higher Front Range trails are snowed...
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Dakota Ridge conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Hogbacks conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Oil Well Flats conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Buffalo Creek conditions to
 
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
Rode Captain Jack's, The Chutes and Stratton.  It was all pretty messy, but rideable.
The last two times I have travelled through AR it was raining. =( Someday ...
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Buckhorn Loop conditions to
 
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mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to
 
 
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   3 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
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mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
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   3 weeks ago
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mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   3 weeks 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   on Jan 18, 2019
replied to Heel pain after a long ride
 
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   on Jan 18, 2019
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   on Jan 17, 2019
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   on Jan 15, 2019
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
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   on Jan 11, 2019
updated Buffalo Creek conditions to
 
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