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schwim   on Oct 23, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
Bikes are like cars now.  If you are buying them new, you're getting ripped off.
schwim   on Sep 17, 2019
replied to New member
 
Ken, I think it's awesome that you're out enjoying the trails at 72!  While there was a lot of pushback from the community early on, as more people realized they weren't getting...
schwim   on Sep 16, 2019
replied to Buying a frame
 
I've built every bike I've owned except for the first one in the manner you are contemplating ( 8-10 bikes).  I've found it incredibly cost effective to move over parts and upgrade...
schwim   on Sep 13, 2019
replied to Dropper post on All Mountain bikes?
 
I LOVE MY DROPPERS!  I use them on any bike I own and I always buy the cheapies off of Amazon.  I've gotten thousands of miles out of them without any failure. ...
schwim   on Sep 12, 2019
replied to Singletracks jerseys are coming
 
They look great, man!  If the quality is as high as your t-shirts, they may last indefinitely as I've worn it for years and it still looks brand new. :)
schwim   on Jul 10, 2019
replied to Bold move
 
Well, it's short on details but the article title states that it was recovered so I guess we weren't dealing with criminal masterminds. On another note, who in the hell rents a bike...
schwim   on Apr 27, 2019
rode 7.4 miles at Hanging Dog
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
schwim   on Apr 15, 2019
replied to Dupont considering entry fees
 
I wouldn't personally pay to ride it but I can appreciate the need to begin charging when the local govt won't provide the necessary resources.
schwim   on Apr 15, 2019
rode 7.4 miles at Hanging Dog
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
schwim   on Apr 15, 2019
updated Hanging Dog conditions to Good
 
schwim   on Apr 9, 2019
replied to How do you feel about litter on the trail?
 
I don’t get permission because over the years I have notice trying to get permission to go in on State or Township land requires to many hoops to jump through . I...
schwim   on Apr 4, 2019
rode 8.2 miles at Hanging Dog
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
schwim   on Apr 4, 2019
updated Hanging Dog conditions to Good
 
schwim   on Apr 4, 2019
replied to Trail sabotage, or just rocks and logs?
 
Well, I think maybe it's easier for hostility to grow between two camps as the numbers swell.  If you're a hiker and see four bikers, it's easier to glare at the "group"...
schwim   on Apr 2, 2019
replied to Trail sabotage, or just rocks and logs?
 
but at anytime have you contributed to the contentious climate on multi-use trails?   Nope.  Everyone gets a cheerful greeting and a suggestion to have a great day.
schwim   on Apr 2, 2019
rode 15.1 miles at Brush Creek
 

Afternoon Ride via Strava
schwim   on Apr 2, 2019
updated Brush Creek conditions to Good
 
schwim   on Apr 1, 2019
replied to How do you feel about litter on the trail?
 
I'm ususally riding slow enough to stop and pick it up.  I've always got spare space in my Camelbak.  Big stuff that I can't get out, I try to neaten it up.   Humans...
schwim   on Mar 28, 2019
rode 9.5 miles at Hanging Dog
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
schwim   on Mar 28, 2019
updated Hanging Dog conditions to Good
 
It's Marin.  Literally the posterboy for hostility towards anything with pedals.  I'd take my tax dollars to another county if I biked and let them have it.
schwim   on Mar 11, 2019
replied to Trail sabotage, or just rocks and logs?
 
It's most likely a walker/hiker that don't like the trails being dual-use and assume the only group that should be allowed to use them is, of course, theirs. The sabotage looks to be...
schwim   on Mar 11, 2019
replied to What does your bike weigh?
 
I never weigh them simply because I don't care how much it weighs.  I'm having a good time.
schwim   on Mar 6, 2019
rode 12.4 miles at Grape Smuggler
 

Charge! The knob via Strava
schwim   on Mar 6, 2019
updated Grape Smuggler conditions to Good
 
schwim   on Mar 2, 2019
rode 9.2 miles at Hanging Dog
 

Charge! The Dog via Strava
schwim   on Mar 2, 2019
updated Hanging Dog conditions to Good
 
 
Wow, it's such a rarity that I might actually have relevant information regarding something!  The chances are great, however, that I'm wrong and won't do anyone any good.  Nonetheless, my twin pennies! I'm...
schwim   on Feb 26, 2019
rode 15.3 miles at Brush Creek
 

Charge ! Brush Creek via Strava
schwim   on Feb 26, 2019
updated Brush Creek conditions to Good
 
schwim   on Feb 14, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I drive a 79 Bronco to the trail where I sport levis and Wal-Mart athletic shirts while pedaling a 26" rigid fat bike regardless of the season or weather. My bikes are...
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