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DaveySImon RichardCunningham's article
Apr 18, 2019 at 16:03
Apr 18, 2019
Mountain Bike Access Issues Flaring Up in San Diego County
It would have been cool if the story touched on the losses caused by ever expanding Wilderness in California and how this ties into so many problems in the western US.
DaveySImon RichardCunningham's article
Apr 18, 2019 at 15:56
Apr 18, 2019
Mountain Bike Access Issues Flaring Up in San Diego County
@downhillnews: leaving Marin was the best thing I’ve ever done to make me a better rider
DaveySImon jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 11:53
Feb 11, 2019
Chromag Announces Doctahawk, a Super Aggressive 180mm, 29er Hardtail
This is my next bike. I'm currently running a Whyte 905 with a DVO diamond set at 170mm. It feels great. This looks like the next step in the evolution.
DaveySImon jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 11:52
Feb 11, 2019
Chromag Announces Doctahawk, a Super Aggressive 180mm, 29er Hardtail
I run a 170mm DVO diamond on my Whyte 905. I started it at 150 and 170 feels much better.
DaveySImon konaworld's article
Jul 28, 2018 at 12:45
Jul 28, 2018
Kona Announces All New 2019 Kona Big Honzo
I was super excited when I saw that Kona was releasing a new Honzo. Then I looked at the geometry chart. I need to run an XL to get over 1200mm wheelbase. In fact the XL is the same wheelbase as my size medium Whyte G-160 or even Whyte 905. Why is it soooo hard to find a hardtail with forward geometry? It would be great if a company like Kona would modernize their geometry and make and aggressive forward geo 29er affordable. I'd really appreciate it.
DaveySImon danielsapp's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 23:39
Jun 14, 2018
DaveySImon danielsapp's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 23:35
Jun 14, 2018
Mountain Biking's Troubled Roots & the Hope in Marin County
Nothing will change. Not until the advocates change. MCBC and A4B have made terrible strategic errors. They will not accept responsibility for these errors. They are IMO the biggest part of the problem. The issue is simple. They keep pushing for multi use trails when they should be pushing for single use (bike priority trails) to separate users and reduce conflict. Until then it will be more of the same.
DaveySImon pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 6, 2018 at 19:52
Jan 6, 2018
Two Cyclists Arrested for Illegally Riding in Marin County
@ normar thanks buddy. Hope to ride with you again one of these days.
DaveySImon pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 5, 2018 at 21:20
Jan 5, 2018
Two Cyclists Arrested for Illegally Riding in Marin County
@Hammer48: Please check out the Sustainable Trails Coalition. I'm on the board. We are working to change the Wilderness dynamic that bans bikes. Our legislation would allow bikes to be in Wilderness areas on a case by case basis. Please write a letter to your legislator, write an editorial to your local paper and if you can send us some money. It all goes to our lobbyist in DC. I wish you the best.
DaveySImon pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 5, 2018 at 19:20
Jan 5, 2018
Two Cyclists Arrested for Illegally Riding in Marin County
I've tried and failed to change this dynamic in Marin County. I've attended countless meetings, met with the land managers and proposed 8 different trail alignments. All of them sustainable with 8% average grade that would have been crucial connectors for the cyclists that were arrested last month. Every single one was rejected by Jon Campo of Marin County Parks. I was successful helping to get a small but fun flow trail built on private property near Fairfax in 2012. It is still the only bike specific trail in Marin County. At less than a mile long it does not meet the needs of such a large group of recreation enthusiasts. For about 7 years of my life I did everything I could to change the dynamic that led to these arrests and I failed. So I'm sorry for that. However, I must say that the dynamic that led to these arrests is only going to get worse. Off road cycling is growing in popularity and the trails that we use to be off road cyclists are slowly disappearing. The road and trail management plan for Marin County Parks is a failure. There are so few places to ride that riding illegal trails is inevitable for every off road cyclist. Currently we only have access to 35 miles of narrow trail in Marin. Which amounts to about 8 percent of the total narrow trail mileage of over 375 miles in Marin. The road and trail management plan was meant to change this dynamic and for sure it has been a total failure. All the cycling community can do at present is to come together to vote down measure A the next time it comes to vote. If we do these Sheriff Deputies will not be on the Open Space trails. If that was the case last month: no one would have known that the two doctors enjoyed their bike ride.
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