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oldmanjoe pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 13:30
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@mikekazimer: I ride my BMX at least once a week, because it is hella fun.So much easier to toss around than my 26" mountain bike. But it sucks in the mountains. Going from a 20" to 26" is quite an adjustment, I don't ever see going to a 29, but I don't race downhill.
oldmanjoe AngelFireBikePark's article
Mar 1, 2017 at 13:35
Mar 1, 2017
Angel Fire Bike Park Opening Date and Demo Daze Details
9-4 is a good day. Sucks when the weather rolls in and it becomes a 9-noon.
oldmanjoe vernonfelton's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 7:51
Feb 3, 2017
January 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
@SirNotAppearing: You are not well informed and your"facts" have lots of opinion in them. Sounds to me like you failed your critical thinking class.
oldmanjoe pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 7:26
Feb 2, 2017
Last Day to Vote! 2016 Photo of the Year: $10,000 Cash Prizing - Rnd 1
They fit my screen great. Although I'm not on a tablet or phone, since I'm old.
oldmanjoe mikelevy's article
Dec 23, 2016 at 9:14
Dec 23, 2016
Pinkbike Poll - How Many Days Did You Ride in 2016?
I don't count, so I'm not sure, but normally get 3 rides a week in. 2 after work, and one on the weekends, pretty much all of daylight savings allows this. Then winter.... I'm lucky (somewhat planned) to live where it's possible to ride in the winter if you have the light. Although I must admit the good trails are almost done until springtime. There are trails to ride just to ride.
oldmanjoe mikekazimer's article
Oct 27, 2016 at 14:54
Oct 27, 2016
You Don't Need to Learn on a Hardtail - Opinion
I rode BMX for a few years in the mid-west. Then I moved out to mountains, and bought a hardtail mountain bike. The first season I was excited to try a new sport, by midway the second season, I was back on my BMX and the hardtail was rarely used. Mountain biking sucked, I'd rather ride the trails. A few years passed, and I rode a demo full suspension bike, and I was ready to try again. It took a long time for me to decide to put up that kind of money since my first experience was not great, but I did it anyway. Now Mountain biking is my sport and I'm in the mountains a couple days a week, and miss it horribly when I can't be there. The fun to work ration of a hardtail is not in balance for beginners. The accomplishment of clearing a difficult section comes with experience, beginners just get frustrated.
oldmanjoe RichardCunningham's article
Mar 31, 2016 at 9:37
Mar 31, 2016
Fox Wants to Upgrade Your Float 34 Fork With Its New Air-Spring Kit
I'd consider this if I didn't have to send my fork to Fox. If I could get this done @ my LBS within a week, I'd be researching this more. I'm not sure I need it and I certainly don't need to be off my bike for an unnamed amount of time to get it done.
oldmanjoe COMMENCALbicycles's article
Mar 18, 2016 at 8:20
Mar 18, 2016
Commencal's New 2017 Absolut SX Kyle Strait Edition
Is Kyle huge? He makes that look like a BMX bike.
oldmanjoe RichardCunningham's article
Jan 15, 2016 at 8:02
Jan 15, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Who Has the Right of Way - the Climber or the Descender?
When on a multi use trail, you shouldn't be going balls out fast down the hill. You need to be able to stop for a hiker or dog on trail, and not just assume they will quickly get out of your way. So assuming you are already riding in control, it shouldn't be a big deal for the down-hiller to yield. The down is my reward for going up, but there is a purpose to my going up. I'm testing and pushing my fitness level that will allow me to take that mountain bike vacation and not be beat after the first day. Did you have to slow down too much for that drop or jump because I was coming up? So sorry, but turn your bike around and go back up 100 yards and get back at it.
oldmanjoe mikekazimer's article
Jan 14, 2016 at 15:23
Jan 14, 2016
Opinion: Should You Take More Risks?
Taking risks is part of mountain biking, it's just a matter of how much risk you want to take. Unfortunately the consequences can be anything from being off the bike for a short period of time to life changing incidents. So I have a line in the sand I don't cross. I try and sneak up as close as I can, but some risks I'm just not willing to take.
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