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MortifiedPenguin ClayPorter's article
Dec 12, 2017 at 12:00
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Deathgrip Ultimate Roost Contest Winner Announced
Hmm. Obviously Brendan and I have very different tastes.
MortifiedPenguin vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 12:28
Dec 8, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@ACree: I *think* I agree with you? If I understand you correctly you are saying that a vast majority of the wilderness areas also happen to be prime mountain country, and the vast majority of non-wilderness is not mountainous. If so, yes % of land mass is totally irrelevant and the ratio of "rideable to unrideable" is more important. Do wilderness areas only comprise 2.7% of the lower 48's land area? Yes. Do those same wilderness areas contain 45%, 60%, or maybe 75% of available RIDEABLE terrain? I don't know, but that is what counts.
MortifiedPenguin vernonfelton's article
Dec 7, 2017 at 21:10
Dec 7, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@isawtman: I live in Montana, so that's the place I used. 2.7% of 1.9 billion acres is still 50 MILLION. Nothing to turn your nose up at and say "this isn't even worth it." I believe my point still stands however about this not being a matter of actual land acreage or use but rather the fact that IMBA turned their backs on the group they were supposed to represent.
MortifiedPenguin vernonfelton's article
Dec 7, 2017 at 18:22
Dec 7, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@tigerteeuwen: I will admit this subject hits very close to home for me. Sorry for jumping on you about your comment, I do agree conservation and stewardship of the lands we have are very important. To me this is more about IMBA turning their backs on the one group they claim to support most. And @isawtman: Check your facts. Montana has roughly 3.5 MILLION acres of wilderness land, which comprises 3.75 percent of of total land area on Montana. Let's go with what you say and there is only 2.75 percent of our land designated as wilderness. That would still constitute 2.5 MILLION acres of land. When you factor in a large portion of this wilderness is mountainous, and a very large portion of Montana is NOT, 3.5 million or even 2.5 million acres starts to get bigger and bigger. Not to mention the fact that the little area we do have to ride is being whittled away steadily by various legislation and landowners. For IMBA to "dangle a carrot" so to speak of supporting H.R 1349, which at least provides hope we will have a voice in what happens to the land and then turn and not only withdraw support but ACTIVELY lobby against said bill is a true Benedict Arnold move. I for one support land use for as many users as said land can wisely support. Whether or not you think mountain bikes are allowable on certain lands, this move by IMBA was not right. Source: and a calculator
MortifiedPenguin vernonfelton's article
Dec 7, 2017 at 16:36
Dec 7, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@tigerteeuwen: with all due respect, you are not the one fighting this battle. In fact you (probably, I can't be sure as I only have ever visited Canada) have far more rideable terrain than we do and are not seeing what little is left being taken away. Regardless of what should and shouldn't be ridden, having a trail advocacy organization publicly declare they will be ACTIVELY opposing mountain bike access in certain areas is similar to a doctor saying he will now be actively pumping second hand smoke into all his operation rooms. It's sick.
MortifiedPenguin vernonfelton's article
Dec 7, 2017 at 16:07
Dec 7, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
Same here. I actually have regularly ridden my bike up to the edge of the wilderness area and then locked it to a tree and hike in for some camping or fishing. To do it all on a bike would be fantastic.
MortifiedPenguin mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 20:02
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@drjonnywonderboy: sure you can. The whole assembly threads in AND out of the top tube. Should be just as simple as removing a bottom bracket.
MortifiedPenguin paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 17:33
Nov 10, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@JesseE: Hey! Innocent bystander here, who doesn't own a diesel but does wrench on cars and trucks. That article isn't entirely accurate. Rolling coal is more about poor efficiency of an engine under certain operating conditions. I've seen bone stock VW Jetta's roll coal and "bulletproofed" trucks not. Heck, I've even seen gas engines roll coal. It is something you CAN modify your engine to do, but often it's a byproduct of poor planning on an engine build. Look at LMP1 endurance racing. Lots of built high power diesel engines there, not much coal. My personal opinion (which is not a fact) is that any smoking engine is a dying engine, so I am not a fan of coal rolling. Just wanted to put that out here so gearheads like me won't get as bad of a wrap.
MortifiedPenguin socalspeed's photo
Nov 9, 2017 at 22:14
Nov 9, 2017
What fork do you have on this?

MortifiedPenguin FreehubMag's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 12:54
Oct 30, 2017
Montana Treasures: Helena with Lanie White - Video
@rth009: is that also known as Moe-Z? If so, too late.
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