- Member since Aug 18, 2011
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- haines , Alaska
- Male / 37
Ride 300+miles every month
Trailbuilder, XC, AM, DH, FR, trials, Fat tire. Parent. Engineer.
maituk BigTimber's article
May 16, 2013 at 15:192 days
The Kids Don't Ride
I got a girls age 13 and 11 the 13 year old is straight up anti biking while the 11 year old has a high end road bike and a specialized saphire. She rides to school in any weather, hits the jumps and races. She checks pinkbike every morning right outta bed and organizes shuttle runs for her friends. I ride everyday with a quiver of 9 bikes. i am a way into building my life around riding and my little girl makes it even funner. Parent guilt is a real thing. When your kids ride with you it feels good. When you ditch em it says something about your priorities and can hurt feelings. For the last three years I've takin winter bike trips for 3 months and my little Betty will ride with me everyday. Her first real ride was the paradise royale and she ripped it. Kids have a fantastic strength to weight ratio and can really shred. If they love it then the answer it easy. When they don't they just need to understand they'll be spending a lot of time alone doing stupid shit
maituk RyanLeech's video
May 15, 2013 at 11:263 days
May 14, 2013 at 14:12May 14, 2013
Posted in "Trail-building tools"
May 10, 2013 at 11:25May 10, 2013
maituk mattwragg's article
May 7, 2013 at 8:07May 7, 2013
Old School Tech: The Original GT Zaskars
Me to. My first mountain bikes were before suspension and 7 speed cassette. Try 5 speed and Shimano XT2 brakes on my first new bike in 1982, the Univega Alpina Pro. I worked at a shop when the first prototype specialized and rock shox came out about the same time around 1990. We sold the first cannondale rear suspension bike in 1990 and it was also very very bad. Suspension caused more harm then good at that time. About the same timeframe we went from the skurfer (skateboard with a rope on front) to plywood snowboards without shaping or metal edges. It's crazy that when I started mountain biking and boarding each were not even sports and now they are so huge. Imagine the future when the shit you're using now is ridiculous.
maituk teecee's video
May 5, 2013 at 9:14May 5, 2013
maituk mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2013 at 7:26May 5, 2013
Video: California Enduro Series Round Two
Agreed sinki There are good enduro trails in Santa Barbara like Jesusita that have steep technical riding. I was just down there and was impressed. If they're gonna distinguish then there should be a distinction. XC - Trail - AM - Enduro - DH - DJ. Trails in this video are squarely XC. Looks like fun but not enduro fun.
maituk ShelbySmith's article
May 3, 2013 at 6:57May 3, 2013
maituk maituk's video
May 1, 2013 at 15:58May 1, 2013