dontcoast

Bicycle addict. I like steep ups and downs. Road, CX, AM trail and anything fun on bikes. Also ride to get around town.

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dontcoast mikekazimer's article
Nov 6, 2017 at 9:47
Nov 6, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
@r-macattack: even soaked in sweat they keep me warm and feel like a second skin much better than most synthetics. microweight base layers with a jersey on top is great for hot/cool 3 season riding too (ie: hot exposed chapparal to cold north facing forest canyon and back) Just gotta get the layering formula right
dontcoast mikekazimer's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 16:14
Nov 3, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
not all wet trails are the same, and not all ebikes are the same, but people love knee jerk reactions and generalizations. great statement.
dontcoast vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 14:04
Nov 3, 2017
Hanging Up Your Helmet This Winter? – Pinkbike Poll
ride some trails when they're not too mucky. lots of road riding.
dontcoast mikekazimer's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 14:01
Nov 3, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
Oh here's another tip if the trails in your zone don't drain well: Road bike with full fenders.
dontcoast mikekazimer's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 12:29
Nov 3, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
MERINO WOOL BASE LAYER(S)!
dontcoast vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 10:23
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
Agreed. who cares about getting passed by an e-bike as long as it's a safe pass? "cheater" only applies where there are rules- ie: a sanctioned race. That's like saying someone passing you on a $10k superbike is "cheating" because you're riding a clunker. Take pride in your choices and fitness and do your own damn thing, what others choose to ride has nothing to do with you. Trail access is a legitimate concern that needs discussion. EgoBabyBros getting butthurt because someone is having a different kind of fun is a non-issue and only deserving a good laugh at their fragility.
dontcoast vernonfelton's article
Nov 2, 2017 at 14:40
Nov 2, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
Very valid and well stated points which sum up my reservations about e-Mtb. I'm especially concerned about this with where I live (Santa Cruz) due to the history of obnoxiously anti-bike groups in a town where cycling is a major industry and popular hobby but the trail network is mostly unsanctioned. We are finally seeing some positive bridge building with land managers and I would hate to see the hard work damaged by negative perceptions of e-mtb's. That said, there is the possibility that e-bikes will attract more people/money to lobby for trail access. Most people who buy e-mtb's clearly have time and money to lobby. It's complicated.
dontcoast mikekazimer's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 12:26
Nov 1, 2017
Pearl Izumi Versa Pant - Review
@bonkywonky: to be fair I'm pretty sure this is designed to handle foggy/misty days and puddles, these are clearly not rain pants. Very location specific, seems like it would be usefuly for pea-soup fog days in santa cruz for example (like my levi's commuter before the "d"wr wears off
dontcoast vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 16:55
Oct 19, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
WRONG. It's not an either/or. N+1. At least one squisher, one rigid and one singlespeed
dontcoast paulaston's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 16:50
Oct 19, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
@jclnv: .RE BC bike race anecdotes...you'll probably see an old ex pro on a bike with a 71* head angle blast past you, and a gaggle of people on 67*HA trail bikes... also, it's a steep head angle on an XC bike designed to be used in mass start holeshot racing, including fighting for position, snaking through a pack and picking techy lines on climbs while in the red... also, XC racers might like a bike that's not too dissimilar to what they're used to also, there are slacker options, and options are fine. also, if you don't think riding XC trails on a cyclocross bike sometimes is fun too; you should probably get an enduro e-bike and stop typing here. alternatively, go to taiwan and start a bike brand selling ultra slack XC race machines with 64*HA and sub-kilo frame weights. good luck. to you and the headtubes shearing off.
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