Added a comment about video Totally Twisty Technical Trail Bike Treasure - ONE LAP Near Salt Lake 1/17/2018 8:13 AM

LOL!

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Liked a comment on the item Totally Twisty Technical Trail Bike Treasure - ONE LAP Near Salt Lake 1/16/2018 11:20 PM

This trail is only rideable on a need-to-know basis

Added a comment about video Pre-season Testing Ohlins Suspension on an Enduro 29 with Curtis Keene 2/11/2017 5:38 PM

I thought you had logged off the interwebs for good TeamRobooty! You should write a blog about your hate for coils.

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER & STEVIE SMITH JERSEY - Vital OTB, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 8/5/2016 12:05 PM

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Added reply in a thread What's the Best Spot You've Ever Ridden? 7/30/2016 8:38 AM

Would have to agree with you here. Moab may be the cliche answer, but it is a 'mecca' for good reasons. The landsape is incredible, you have to work to get to the viewpoints which makes them even sweeter. The entire experience - long desert rides that ... more »

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Added a comment about photo Gwin's Tires 6/2/2016 3:14 PM

Honestly I would not be surprised it is basically this:
http://www.amazon.com/Bell-No-Mor-Flats-Inner-8-Inch/product-reviews/B001UG4W9S

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Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 8:53 PM

Just got back from Moab yesterday, saw a handful in the wild out there. A Spec Stumpy plus bike (they call it 6Fattie because they are Speshal, but they are also the Walmart of the bike world), and a Hightower in plus shoes. Honestly not sure if they ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 4/8/2016 11:11 PM

1. Wow. Watched twice already.
2. OMG it looks slippery.
3. Holy jesus these guys are good.
4. I'd almost reckon it the slower pace this year actually almost looks less dangerous than what went down in 2015.

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Added a comment about feature An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 12:32 AM

I can't even take the rest of this article seriously after your Moab introduction. So lets look into my crystal ball... You decided to pedal the whole Porcupine loop instead of paying for a shuttle = amateur. Based on your dehydration, I can assume you brought maybe a couple water bottles on a 30 mile desert loop = double dangerous amateur move. Ironically your lady was doing better in the hydration department so I bet she a actually brought 3 liters in a Camelbak and despite her insistence you told her you'd "be fine" with less, and then tried to save face when you were facing severe dehydration and heat stroke. Yah, totally Moab's fault.

Here I'll start a review of a DH bike in a similar spirit: "I had to go back to Whistler, a place Id sworn never to return - the first time I went the experience was terrible! We took our XC bikes up A-Line and almost got landed on multiple times! When we descended, it was awful - my Fox 32 and 300g rims snapped in half after airing phat to flat, and my new lycra kit got torn up. I nearly broke my jaw wearing an aero helmet and my knees were all cut up. Not sure why everyone raves about Whistler, after limping to my car and realizing I sliced a sidewall on my 300g XC racing tires, I packed up and left Canada never to return. Anyhow, now Im back to do a review on Diggler mountain scooters!!"

Although this comment will likely go unread, let this be a lesson for anyone new to Moab:

1. "Desert miles count double" - this is a general rule when we go, and it seriously holds true. A 20-mile ride on your local familiar trails is not the same as 20 miles in the desert (even if you lose 3000' vert and its 'mostly downhill'). Prepare to get destroyed riding ledges.

2. Dont be the dumbass that tries to pedal up Sands Flats Road - buy a damn shuttle. The 90's is over and there is nothing to prove by doing the whole loop, everyone who passes you in the shuttle is not impressed. You could also pedal your bike up Whistler instead of buying a lift haul ticket, but why??!? This rule doesnt apply to if youre german and pedal up Burro Pass and then ride Sands Flats back to town.

3. Slickrock is the worst ride in the entire Moab area. Seriously, any other trail is better.

4. Bring a minimum 3 liters water, half ice, plus a bottle or two of Gatorade, plus 2 more energy bars than you think youll eat. People are skeptical but typically we go through all the water and food and after one ride they understand. Better to finish with an extra liter than have a story like the one above.

5. Only Specialized (the Walmart of the bike industry) would be dumb enough to 'test' e-Bikes here - Im sure skipping all the epic trails like Porcupine singletrack and Ahab to compete with rock crawlers on blown out 4x4 trails was great.

Nothing personal to AJ, I just see people do dumb things in Moab every trip and it drives me crazy. You should have me write a Moab prep article, lulz.

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Added reply in a thread What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 3/25/2016 8:16 PM

Wedding ring. Seriously. Its titanium and easy as pie, I open beers for everyone now with it.

Added reply in a thread Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/13/2016 8:03 PM

Its called Razzle Dazzle you nOObs, they used it in World War 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage "the intention of dazzle is not to conceal but to make it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed, and heading" so it makes sense for ... more »

Added reply in a thread US To Raise De Minimis Level for Import Taxes 3/9/2016 8:19 PM

Bravo. Seriously, that's PhD level discussion right there. I could not add anything further to this discussion that would compare to your comments.

Added reply in a thread What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 9:30 PM

With you 100%. Love Keystone - just need to invest in a proper WC DH track top-to-bottom. Where is Vail Corp on this??? Seriously could you imagine straight down River Run @50mph+ through the finish!?!

Added reply in a thread What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 9:28 PM

Please ANYWHERE in the US west of Denver. So many mountains and they have New York.... Thats like wanting to ski and saying "Alaska? Nah lets go to Minnesota"

Added a comment about video Tim Johnson’s Historic Fat Bike Winter Ascent 2/24/2016 10:30 PM

Thank god he wore that aero lycra, definitely wouldn't have made it in baggier clothing. Also glad the team mechanic showed up with that pressure gauge to adjust tire pressure for him - that tool on his own would have weighed him down too much. Can't believe the Sherpa team didn't make him wear oxygen. I don't think that record will ever be attempted again, just too dangerous.

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