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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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mongwolf   2 days ago
added a review of Lovell Gulch
 

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail. Actually, it is a small trail system with four main trails running east...
mongwolf   2 days ago
updated Lovell Gulch conditions to Good
 
 
If you can pull off a shuttle run, piece together Schnebly Hill and Munds Wagon Trails.  They make for 13 miles of DH fun, fun, fun. They are both listed as advanced...
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to
 
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mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Buckhorn Loop conditions to Fair
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Truck Bed Mounting Options
 
Though I recommend a tailgate pad, if you want to go cheap and effective, use a rug with rubber backing thrown over the tailgate and tie downs. I have done this for...
mongwolf   1 week ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to
 
mongwolf   1 week ago
replied to Help a fellow Mountain biker out ?
 
Done. All the best in your endeavor.
It's so cool to ride when the elements are making their presence known, but of course you should only do such on trails that are not damaged when wet. In Mongolia and on the Front Range of CO there are many trails that can be ridden when wet ... ... They have provided some of…
mongwolf   2 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to Poor
 
Hey Plusbike. I concur on the tween-bikes or mini-plus. One of the first bikes to get great reviews going with the 2.6 tire (instead of a larger plus) and on a wide rim was the Ibis HD4. It got stunning reviews for its plus advantages without the sluggishness. I have test ridden a few plus…
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Palmer Park conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
replied to Best MTB routes across the US?
 
Playing off of Hap's idea of traveling across the country, but this time staying fairly near I-70 or US-50 going east to west, you have Mountwood SP in West Virginia, Mohican SP...
mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   3 weeks ago
updated Captain Jack's conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Sep 22, 2018
updated Spruce Mountain Trail Upper Loop conditions to Good
 

The 1.6 miles of singletrack on the north side before the loop on top makes for a very nice climb...
 
If you've got the money or if you find an awesome sale (which I did), try the DMR Vault Magnesium Superlights. Mg body and Ti spindle make for 290 gram pedals (that's for the pair). They have a large platform and amazing grip, so they definitely work for big downhills. The only drawback is they…
mongwolf   on Sep 19, 2018
updated Palmer Park conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Newbe middle aged man
 
+1 on all other posts.  I was 5o when I got started.  One of the best decisions I have made in my life.
mongwolf   on Sep 17, 2018
updated Mount Herman Trail conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Sep 17, 2018
commented on a photo of Downieville Downhill
 
Wow, so picturesque.
 
Wow, sounds like surprisingly terrible performances out of the Peaty's and Finish Line. Crazy. If your experience is similar to others, I can't understand how anyone would have put their company name on such products. About a year ago, Jeff put up an article about The Flat Stopper long lasting sealant. No one seem to…
In Mongolia we used a couple of big SUVs over the years on our group rides. Taking off both wheels, we could get five or so bikes in back and five guys in the cab. Hard to argue with that kind of carrying capacity if you are often riding with a bunch of friends.
mongwolf   on Sep 8, 2018
replied to Chest Protector
 
Timely post.  I never wear any protection except for a helmet.  I guess I might regret it sooner or later.  But I had a close friend go down hard on the last...
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mongwolf   on Sep 8, 2018
replied to How hard do you push when you ride?
 
In CO and Mongolia where the rides are made up of long uphills followed by long downhills, I usually pace myself going up and get as much high speed thrill as I...
mongwolf   on Sep 8, 2018
replied to Crashing Spectacularly
 
Took my first hard crash in a couple of years last weekend.  Fortunately no real damage.  I slammed my head hard on the ground, but thankfully my helmet did what it is...
mongwolf   on Sep 8, 2018
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
I most definitely prefer exploring new trails.  Like most, I ride familiar local trails during the week, but the day I have extended amounts of time I am off to the unknown. ...
Owning a truck, I ditched the hitch, and throw my bikes over the tailgate.
I have also found that aggressive off road tires can be a must when the weather gets bad. 4WD is only as good as its tires. I've been in some really bad conditions in Mongolia and had to travel hours upon hours off road in mud and muck. Without quality aggressive tires, I wouldn't have…
Nice wheels Richard, and fun article. You have the bike. You have the truck. Now all you need is the trail dog. I definitely prefer the 4WD high clearance truck for those rarer times when the trailhead is on some old mining road or unmaintained forest service road. If looking at trucks as the preferred…
Nice to see the Ransom coming back. A 2008 Ransom was my first mtb.
mongwolf   on Sep 3, 2018
added a review of Dadd Gulch
 

Nice steady climb on the way out with some short steep sections. Really nice DH on the way back that...
mongwolf   on Sep 3, 2018
updated Dadd Gulch conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   on Sep 3, 2018
updated Dadd Gulch conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Sep 3, 2018
updated Dadd Gulch conditions to Good
 
mongwolf   on Aug 31, 2018
updated Captain Jack's conditions to Good
 
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mongwolf   on Aug 31, 2018
updated Stratton Open Space / The Chutes conditions to Good
 
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