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TenBeers mikekazimer's article
Apr 25, 2019 at 7:42
Apr 25, 2019
First Look: Garmin's New Edge 530 and 830 Cycling Computers
Wow, lots of hate here. Personally, I would never ride with my phone attached anywhere to my bike, and carrying it in a shorts pocket is annoying as hell. I've even messed them up being in a jersey pocket or hydration pack. I love my 800, even though I had to find my own maps. It's meant to be compact, rugged, and withstand the elements and the beating it should be taking on your rides. I'm no crazy shredder, but I can't imagine anybody but a roadie or commuter riding with a phone attached to their handlebars unless they really want to be replacing a $700 phone soon. I think these fit the bill perfectly. There hasn't been enough of a difference between models to warrant an upgrade until now.
TenBeers RichardCunningham's article
Apr 18, 2019 at 14:57
Apr 18, 2019
Mountain Bike Access Issues Flaring Up in San Diego County
Sounds like the situation in SD is a bit complicated with the number of land management groups, but the best way to improve things is to organize, get involved, and educate. Places where there is an organized user group that works constructively with local land managers have much better trail systems and access. And, educating the riding community around not building illegal trails can help as well -- all it takes is a couple of douches building a rogue trail and everyone loses access. It's certainly not easy and can be a slow process, but there are successes. Sadly, for SD and other places in CA it may be a lost cause for the time being -- governments are strapped and may see releasing land to developers as a better alternative to raising local taxes to get their budgets balanced. Put that to a vote, and the majority is likely going to prefer giving up the land to paying more in taxes. And unless governments see mountain bike access as something to improve revenue, they are not likely going to be very supportive. As far as eBikes, that is going to be interesting to watch. I think it's perfectly reasonable for someone with physical limitations (age, injury, etc.) to be allowed to use a motor-assisted bike on trails, but a bunch of hooligans ripping around on eBikes isn't going to do us much good for access. We need to turn the conversation to, "That's neat that due to technological advances, you can get out and enjoy mountain biking." Not, "Why are you riding that motorcycle on the trails?"
TenBeers sarahmoore's article
Apr 11, 2019 at 13:09
Apr 11, 2019
Results: XC - Sea Otter Classic 2019
@acali: I actually met a guy named Harry Beaver III. The THIRD.
TenBeers mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2019 at 13:06
Apr 11, 2019
First Ride: Hutchinson's New Griffus Tires
LOL, based on the comments, I am not the only one that thinks all tires are beginning to look the same. Pretty much every tire for the stated conditions looks the same. Would be cool to do a side-by-side tread comparison on all the major brands.
TenBeers sarahmoore's article
Apr 9, 2019 at 11:56
Apr 9, 2019
Walmart Launches High-End 'Viathon' Bike Brand
Great article, good job comparing this against other direct-to-consumer brands. I didn't even know this was coming (look at my location :) ). I saw XX1 on the cranks and was like NO WAY! But, I seriously doubt anyone would go to Walmart.com looking for a bike over $1,000. That said, Walmart owns several higher-end brands now, including Moosejaw, where you can purchase a Niner, Evil, or Diamondback. What would be nice is for someone to sell an aluminum hardtail with inexpensive but quality components -- a gateway bike with a decent brand-name air sprung fork for under $1000. OK, maybe $1200. People that are MTB curious don't expect a decent bike to be that expensive, then go out and buy a crappy one and have poor experiences.
TenBeers pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 4, 2019 at 7:00
Apr 4, 2019
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Trauma & Orthopaedic Doctor Henry Turner
@hcturner: Thanks doc. Nothing on the x-ray or exam indicated an MRI was necessary, and my insurance sucks now (thanks [insert political figure]) so would like to avoid that expense if I can. Getting older, so should expect things to take a bit longer to heal. Great idea for a thread and appreciate your contribution!
TenBeers pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 3, 2019 at 9:32
Apr 3, 2019
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Trauma & Orthopaedic Doctor Henry Turner
Hey Doc, I'm an older rider with some old injuries, one happens to be a shoulder dislocation. It hasn't bothered me for years, but then I slept on it wrong. I didn't get it checked out and babied it for a few weeks hoping it would get better, but it just got worse. Went to have it checked out and X-rays look great. I've been doing PT exercises to strengthen certain muscles (care has been great), and it is improving, but I have good and bad days as far as pain. They haven't told me not to ride, and it seems that using it more actually helps -- but that seems counter-intuitive. I've done some test riding on the street, popping wheelies and going off curbs, and it doesn't seem to bother it, no pain and feels relatively strong. My question is, should I avoid riding and stick to the PT exercises until the pain disappears, or if it doesn't bother me riding, go ahead and ride? Spring has sprung, and itching to get out . . .
TenBeers TitoTomasi's article
Mar 15, 2019 at 9:49
Mar 15, 2019
TenBeers OzTrails's article
Mar 13, 2019 at 15:07
Mar 13, 2019
Video: A New Trail System for All Levels at Fitzgerald Mountain in Springdale, Arkansas
Man, I live in NWA and hadn't even heard of this place yet, although being close to several other awesome places to ride might explain that! One more to add to the list . . . Lots of rain lately, but amazing how fast these trails drain and recover. Great destination for mountain biking, even better to call it home now.
TenBeers brianpark's article
Mar 13, 2019 at 14:47
Mar 13, 2019
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