maituk

Ride 300+miles every month
Trailbuilder, XC, AM, DH, FR, trials, Fat tire. Parent. Engineer.

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maituk pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 8:44
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
Good point Sir narrow wide not compatible with odd tooth spacing? Trying to get my head around that
maituk pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 7:50
Jul 22, 2014
maituk mikelevy's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 7:24
Jun 27, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Why Do You Love It?
Because the alternative to riding is not riding and that's just plain dumb.
maituk EnduroCup's article
Jun 5, 2014 at 12:54
Jun 5, 2014
Enduro Cup Heads to Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Festival
That kid. That red skirt. ride fast little bastard don't loose sight of what's important.
maituk rachellefrazer's article
May 6, 2014 at 8:39
May 6, 2014
May Online Deals
Papapendrel - The LBS is as dead as the local music store. Times change. Good bike mechanics are very rarely found at bike shops cause they don't get paid enough for their skill set and gotta have another gig. Usually 20 something punks that don't have a clue. I travel the west coast often and the only good mechanic shops I found are Slippery Pig in Phoenix and trailhead in San Jose. The theme that mail order will kill mechanic access for non-wrenchers seems reasonable. Make some friends that ride and the "mechanic"will make himself obvious. Pay him generously with intoxicants and pay attention.
maituk SramMedia's article
May 2, 2014 at 8:42
May 2, 2014
Introducing the Bluto - RockShox's New Fat Bike Fork
BoneDog - I live in Haines AK and been riding a pug since day 1. Usually around +10 here but we get spells of -25 F. I also ride a 9er on studs for lakes and rivers on ice. My 9er is full suss and works fantastic in super cold temps. I just run lighter oil. It's funny when folks dis suspension on sand and snow. Motorsports are a a bit ahead of us on this. Turns out it works fine. The fat tire is a spring without rebound and handles like crap reminiscent of the old honda big red. Big tires necessitate suspension with strong rebound control or obstacles make the wheel go airborn and loose traction.
maituk dylawn's article
May 1, 2014 at 8:26
May 1, 2014
Life In The Loops - It Never Gets Old
Hey - OldskoolAK - We've been riding the spring low tides and low water glacial rivers in Haines - AK. Low altitude trails are opening up. Isn't Kincaid open? I just flew through and it looked good from a mile away. After beerfest in Haines we're headed up to carcross with juneau/haines folks for shuttling. You are welcome to join. Alaska is small: you're only 880 miles away.
maituk JordanCarr's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 9:24
Apr 22, 2014
Raxter Tarsus Hitch Rack - Review
lame rack same as all the rest with less features North Shore Racks kicks the sorry ass off all hitch racks I just drove from santa cruz to Haines, AK with 4 bikes after a 3 month bike vacation Exit angle and taillights unobstructed, no marks on bikes. 10 second mount dismount each bike. full fold down immediate trunk access and no impact on fuel economy. With soo many racks out there you guys are gonna hafta do alot better then this. Ewe. Velco, I mean, really. The only thing noteworthy about this rack is how lame it is. Copy crap.
Feb 27, 2014 at 8:28
Feb 27, 2014
Dave - Sure glad I came down from Alaska to ride with you for month of February. So fun. Best All Mountain shuttle service in Cali. Can't wait to ride with you more. Wanna ride Paradise Royale or other Humboldt rides sometime between March 6 and 18?
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maituk mikelevy's article
Feb 16, 2014 at 6:31
Feb 16, 2014
Opinion: Is it Time to Revolt?
Priorities don't have to be hierarchical. I learned 5 years ago (died and was resuscitated/ snowboarding is dangerous) that for me being a good father, engineer and person requires minimum 10 miles a day off road. The more I ride the better I am at everything I do. After prioritizing riding my career and relationships improved drastically and continue to. Today I work 4 hours early solving environmental problems, ride Demo forest in Aptos 4 hours then help kids with home school and do more office work. Yesterday rode 20 miles with my teenage girls and got 6 hours of work in to reduce human exposure to lead at one site and carcinogens at another. The point a agree with Mike on most is that if you feel riding should be a top priority then do it. This is not about self indulgence. I'm on 3 month CA riding vacation ( we live in Haines AK) and whole family is getting their needs met. Riding more will improves efficiency by completing you with happiness. That shit goes a long way.
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