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maituk mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2015 at 7:45
Sep 19, 2015
WTB's PadLoc Grip System - Interbike 2015
lookup handlebar palsy sounds like radial and ulner nerves
maituk TheFEST's article
Apr 24, 2015 at 18:50
Apr 24, 2015
CruzFest Bike Checks
No It says Bikes OVER bitches and that is a much more reasonable statement
maituk yoga15app's article
Apr 7, 2015 at 7:05
Apr 7, 2015
maituk scottsecco's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 9:03
Jan 29, 2015
Video: Lars Sternberg - Loam Ranger
I concur with you. The textbook definition is correct and as mountain biking culture makes up own word definitions, we appear lame. The absolute truth is often less important in popular culture than what is believed to be true. I got tired of correcting people, like your teacher prolly did too, and finally relented to accept that loam meant something different to bikers and that I should rethink relying on truth. I appreciate the gentle bitch slap and agree that descriptions like: duff, palustrine, bog, mire, non-mineral soil or humus are far more technically accurate. I'm in Hawaii shredding 29er enduro TLD on volcanic soil for a month so I won't run into any loam rangers here.
maituk scottsecco's article
Jan 25, 2015 at 5:24
Jan 25, 2015
Video: Lars Sternberg - Loam Ranger
norton07 I appreciate your candor but you contradict truth enough to not need anyone to argue with. In the Pacific Northwest loam refers to organic detritus that constitutes the soft organic (woody) and non-mineral soil featured in the video under discussion. The trails you refer to are packed sand, gravel and clay composite. This is not what loam means to bikers in the part of the world I live in. But what do I know, I''ve just been mountain biking 20 years longer than you've been alive and own an environmental engineering firm. Words are just words until you get paid to use them. Being under contract to "harden" trails built of "loam" is enough for me and the state of Alaska to accept that definition.
maituk aledilullophotography's article
Jan 8, 2015 at 9:54
Jan 8, 2015
The Fro Riders in Disneyland
Awesome Defined. But why are they on all on Brand C suspension?
maituk RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 23, 2014 at 9:37
Dec 23, 2014
Can You Freeride a Fat Bike?
Jason 5500 I live in Haines, AK. and use ice spiker pro 29er full susser with dropper for rivers, lakes and icy roads. The fatty I use in winter for wet muddy trails to reduce erosion impacts and mostly for riding low tide, (20 foot tidal range means we can ride and terra firma year round). Intertidal and beach riding are where the fatty shines. Otherwise studded 9er is better.
maituk RockyMountainBicycles's article
Dec 23, 2014 at 7:39
Dec 23, 2014
Can You Freeride a Fat Bike?
I got the blizzard and been riding for 3 months. My third fatty. I live in AK but rode it a bunch on California beaches. Now using it for packed snow machine trails and low tide rides in AK. Heard some funny shit as I rode by random people on the beach in Santa Cruz, like: ....OH, THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE FOR (best) ....HUNNY, WHY IS HIS SO MUCH BIGGER THEN YOURS? .....DUDE, THAT'S THE TICKET TO FAST FORWARD YOGA BEACH BUTTS ALL DAY LONG .....UMM, IS THAT LEGAL? CAUSE THAT PROLLY SHOULDN'T BE LEGAL (F-ing californians) .....I THINK IT HAS A MOTOR, OH WAIT, IT DOESN'T, THAT'S SO AWESOME .....I WANT ONE OF THOSE. WHAT IS IT? .....BETCHA CAN'T DO THAT WITH YOUR LITTLE BIKEY TIRES, HUH?
maituk scottsecco's article
Dec 18, 2014 at 6:24
Dec 18, 2014
Video: Lars Sternberg - Loam Ranger
Squidboy - You are wrong - The term Loam in soils science refers to a proportionally balance mix of sand, silt and clay. In mountain biking Loam refers to organic soil that has very little mineral (sand,silt,clay) because it is mainly decomposed plant matter. When its wet its called muskeg and when its dry its also called peat. Loam does not destroy bike parts because it is organic while "mud" generally refers to wet mineral soil which is very destructive and sticks to everything. Just like eskimos and snow we need articulate our soil conditions so we don't sound like surfers. The "loam" Lars refers to is dry organic soil while "mud" is wet mineral soil. It's the opposite type of soil matrix. Get it?
maituk pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 8:44
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
Good point Sir narrow wide not compatible with odd tooth spacing? Trying to get my head around that
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