i would like to ride freeride mtb, street mtb, trials and bmx.
matjtom90 redbullbike's article
Jul 5, 2015 at 8:502 days
Replay: Lenzerheide World Cup DH
Gutted for Bruni, he had that until the second to the last turn. Minnar is a legend though.
matjtom90 Travel-Marquette's article
Jun 24, 2015 at 15:51Jun 24, 2015
The Best Trails Weekend You've Never Heard Of
I saw the picture of Little Presque and immediately thought that looked familiar, that island has some awesome cliff jumping spots on the north side. I can also vouch that Marquette has so amazing trails unlike anything else in the midwest.
matjtom90 SramMedia's article
May 6, 2015 at 14:49May 6, 2015
Video: Chaos Can't Be Beautiful
Brandon Semenuk thinks chaos can be beautiful.
matjtom90 paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2015 at 7:30Feb 7, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: The Future
I guess I have a little different take on this. In a lot of areas craigslist and this website will have some pretty good deals on used bikes. I wasn't actually aware that people asides from bike shop employees and well to do 30-40 year olds bought new bikes. Just about everyone I know rides used bikes ranging from $250-$1700 or so in price. I personally have a fleet of just about all 2006 bikes and even though my freeride rig is almost ten years old that doesn't diminish from my fun any. If we have a community or riders the used option is always available and a great way to break into the sport.
matjtom90 RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 23, 2014 at 11:49Dec 23, 2014
Can You Freeride a Fat Bike?
Although fatbikes have their purpose I couldn't agree with this more, I just ride my hardtail with 2.75" all winter in Michigan and for the most part it is just as capable as a fatty. I also notice the discrimination in tire widths as well, a local group just put in one of the first dedicated fat tire trails for winter use up here and the restrictions on tire size only allow dedicated fat bikes. It works for me I guess, I just hit the off beaten path hiking trails and illegal snowmobile trails, getting out in the winter is fun and perspective changing no matter what bike you find yourself on though.
matjtom90 wileskws's article
Nov 30, 2014 at 8:20Nov 30, 2014
Mountain Biking in the Midwest
I agree with what you're saying to a degree, but I think you may be missing an aspect of these riding areas that make them successful. They are most definitely the best riding zones in our geographic area, and although to an extent they can cater to a world stage they are built to be the stuff mountain bikers dream of in cities like Chicago, Madison, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and many others. These cites have a large population base and I know a lot of riders who plan vacations around mountain biking in the U.P, so while their build quality may be up there with some of the best trails around I don't think many of these places expect a whole lot of riders outside of the midwest. It would be cool to become a destination for mountain biking though, I think the whole northern part of the midwest could do great with enduro as a sport because of our terrain for example. Reading through my comment I largely agreed with you, I just wanted to try and expand some on why these areas are successful.
matjtom90 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 15, 2014 at 17:00Nov 15, 2014
Video: Lapiaz Prepared Two Ways
I always enjoy seeing trials on the main page.
matjtom90 mdelorme's article
Nov 9, 2014 at 9:57Nov 9, 2014
Harbinger of Winter - The Iceman Cometh
Wow, I never thought I would see an article on my hometown like that on Pinkbike.
matjtom90 minibikeDH's article
Nov 4, 2014 at 13:57Nov 4, 2014
Video: An Autumn Introspective
I just clicked on the video without reading anything and I couldn't stop thinking to myself that area looks a lot like Michigan, glad to see it is.
Video: Dean Tennant - Growing Pains
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