FredLikesTrikes's Forum Activity

Reply to What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 3/25/2016 7:35 PM

We were too scared to try the spoke method... only two beers each to get those photos. Still a good excuse to have a couple before 5pm.

Reply to Raceface Chester Pedals. Are they worth the money?? 3/23/2016 4:53 PM

Stay tuned, we're currently testing a set and will have the article up sometime mid April.

Reply to Ostrich Chases Cyclists 3/9/2016 4:08 PM

Dude needs a stiffer setup, he can't even hold a line on asphalt.

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/6/2016 7:09 PM

Showing someone a MTB vid who's not into the sport vs. what those of us who're completely immersed into it, IMO, are two totally different things. Showing them that Motorhead edit of Brannigan they won't get how insane that riding is. They could watch ... more »

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/6/2016 10:29 AM

Personally, I prefer old school skate-style filming. But, I have to admit, the stuff that Revel Co's is doing with the past few Semenuk edits is pretty unreal. Here are the Brannigan video's you referenced: Video 1Video 2

Reply to Snake season 2/29/2016 11:50 AM

Ugh... when I'm riding solo here in SoCal all I can think about is running up on a rattler. I've seen so many over the years and have had a few very close calls. I went down pretty hard after gooning a ravine gap. Was gonna go nose heavy on the landing ... more »

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/29/2016 11:32 AM

It doesn't matter how perfectly I set up my seat height on a bike, within 5 minutes of pedaling I swear my legs get a tiny bit longer... It's so weird and annoying as hell.

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 5:48 PM

Lol

Reply to Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 12:26 PM

Interesting... arm pump is an issue for me at bike parks. I wonder if this could be of help.

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 12:17 PM

Before every ride?

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 12:16 PM

Actually that's one of mine, too. I like them to practically pull to the bar but stop a cm or so before. I feel like it helps with arm pump and hand fatigue during long park days.

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/26/2016 9:32 AM

No big bike trails in Bend? I still haven't been but it's on the list this year.

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/24/2016 12:36 PM

It used to be 90% DH and 10% *road... and it was awesome. Now it's: 10% *road 60% trail 30% DH I'd much rather it be 45% DH / 45% trail / 10% *road, though. *Road - quick 1-15 mile ride to local brewery or 20-30 mile "6-pack" night ride.

Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/23/2016 4:27 PM

Start it!

Reply to Properly Bedding in Brake Pads 2/23/2016 9:25 AM

Likely won't be your cure-all but sometimes sanding down the leading edge as well as the bottom of the pad to round them off a bit has been the trick for stubborn setups that just won't stay quiet.

Reply to Properly Bedding in Brake Pads 2/22/2016 4:58 PM

I usually just forget, get to the top of a trail and have a wild first run. But everyone else's advice so far has been far better (and safer) than my typical practice.

Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 4:41 PM

Man... it used to be 30-min for DH, now it's about 40-45 to the closest spot and solo missions are no longer an option as they're not really HAB-able. For trail, 30-min to the okay stuff, 45 to an hour for the goods. I need to move.

Reply to do you workout? 2/18/2016 10:15 AM

A lot of people will say interval training does the most good for us in regards to cycling. I'm no expert though.

Reply to do you workout? 2/17/2016 12:00 PM

Working out, when I did, was mega helpful for riding. I mainly focused on core and cardio. For long days in at the bike park it really helped me ride all day without ever feeling too fatigued. Before you go out and get a gym membership, try searching ... more »

Reply to What's Your Race Weekend Routine? 2/12/2016 11:07 AM

I personally hardly notice the spectators during my run. Tunnel vision. I sorta hear the air-horns and bells and stuff, but it's not nearly as loud as it is when you're actually standing in the crowd cheering.