tripplew Mdcbiking's article
Apr 18, 2017 at 8:44Apr 18, 2017
Kasper Dean, Spring Break - Video
Hey Drew, one thing to know about Bellingham next time you choose to write an article. ***Winters are wet here.*** Although we had a slight La Nina presence that gave us over 800" snowpack in the mountains, the view that we are this utopian winter riding mecca is false. Trails turn to slop every year! When it does get cold the trails freeze and are great for riding. BC builders are close to mastering the art of rock armoring to provide maximum potential riding days. But 19 times outta 20 is it (refer to above) and builder get their chances. Ever seen the pictures of guys building up here? Rubber rain gear... that means (refer to above.) So many of us that call this place home have realized that being dependent on just one sport for our outdoor fix means you will be shut out on a regular basis. Therefore we diversify. Pros with the funds to do so head elsewhere. You know what moisture is great for? Snow in the mountains and volume in the rivers. Some even surf in the rain. Far from a disappointing winter. We shoveled snow in the lowlands more than once and had some solid wind storms but that is fairly average because we know that the snow will disappear in 24-48 hours. Forest service and logging roads get closed for longer because (refer to above) and people driving would just destroy them. The same goes for trails that builders have thrown fresh dirt on. So to recap, because we all want your writing career to be long and prosperous, when referring to the PNW in the winter time... Winters are wet here.
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Feb 17, 2011 at 20:09Feb 17, 2011
Frame is a 2008 Iron Horse 7 point size medium. Was ridden for two years, minor cosmetic damage on the chain stay where it was not protected by the wrapping and a spot on the front tube from a poorly positioned shuttle lap. Been a great bike but upgraded to a large frame. Have brand new 1.5 headset still in the box. Willing to ship at owners cost.
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Jan 23, 2011 at 11:24Jan 23, 2011
Teva Debuts New Shoes And Freeride Team
To anyone that is still reading these comments here is a review of their past products. Let it be know this is coming from a slightly jaded perspective due to my cousin working for the company, but I have never held back on letting him know when they suck. Yes they are made in china, but at this point 97% of the market is. They have strong ties to their producers and are personally over seeing that things are being done to spec. Two years ago there was a problem with a glue and they produced a bad batch of sandals. Within a month it had been corrected and everyone that they could contact who had bought them had a new pair without any cost. They have been watching the mountain biking market as a possible area to enter for a couple of years and have been testing out shoes such as the B1. I have had no experience with the new "pinner" and know little about them. I have however had two pairs of the B1 and they were the only thing to get me away from the 5.10s. Vibram soles, super good blend of sticky as well as durable. Wear them everywhere and had very limited wearing as well as solid canvas uppers, two sets of laces and great footbeds (think happy feet and gravis.) They work well for wider feet with a rubber wear patch on the outside baby toe that forms the start to a solid toe box. Feel a lot like a skate shoe that when tightened down gives a solid platform and connection to any studded pedal. Limited funk smell that is taken care of by a simple wash in a machine (only metal is the last couple lace grommets) and dries a couple hours after a wet ride. Out of the box they have a good water repellent that hold up for 5-6 months of regular water and washing. If they are going to get serious about making it into the market, I would like to see a velcro strap to protect the laces as well as a high top model for those with weaker ankles. Just my 2 cents.
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Apr 22, 2009 at 13:42Apr 22, 2009
Just a friendly heads up to all with questions about the location; the builders have worked very hard at creating and preserving the relationships with the governing bodies as well as creating some amazing trails. Not to be too strong a voice of localism but if you are willing to pick up a shovel and rake they will be more than willing to share what they have. Otherwise it is greatly appreciated that this remains a hidden jem. Thanks.
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