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2014 Santa Cruz 5010 C Medium Black Comes equipped with: Fox 34 Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima 130mm w/15mm through axle and tapered steerer Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Kashima rear shock Shimano XT M785 Brakes Shimano RT86 ICE TECH 180mm Front Rotor/160mm

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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin and Manon Carpenter Qualify Fastest in South Africa 4/11/2014 6:33 AM

How about our boy Neko Mullaly in 7th - best effort of his career, only 2.7 seconds off the pace! Crush it Neko! Happy to see Gwin shut everyone up, at least partially.

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/4/2014 8:23 PM

Now I see your request; I guess that I'm not really the person to create a curated list of the world's best trails. And I think that's what I was trying to get across —no matter how far you travel or how many trails you ride, it comes down to the...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 1:08 PM

Thanks for the comments, Dan. It was really cool to be able to connect with you again!

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 1:06 PM

Forgot to mention, Mac Miller's album, "Blue Slide Park" is named after Frick Park and the Iron Gate trail.

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 1:06 PM

Frick is awesome. I grew up learning to shred singletrack at Boyce Park in Monroeville, so that place is always going to be my favorite Pittsburgh riding spot. Every time I head to Pittsburgh to visit my parents nowadays, I bring my bike so I can get a...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 1:05 PM

Definitely make it back to frick sometime. You won't be disappointed.

To give you an idea of how good the new stuff is, we hardly ever ride Iron-Gate/Irish-center anymore. That's the fast constant downhill starting up top behind the baseball field and...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 8:09 AM
danheckler

Bravo! I recognize some of it, but it's been well over a decade since I've ridden there as I am living out west now. Looks great! I love the improvements, and I will certainly have to make time to ride the bench cut trail next time I'm in PA. Thanks.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 7:30 AM

I'm the rider/filmer in the first video and am happy to report that the trail system has massively expanded since that video was made last year. Even through the winter, those crazy trail minions were slaving away every week, benching trail into the...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 6:50 AM

Euan and #6, this is simply one man sharing five of his favorite rides that might be worthy of being added to your bucket list. It's not meant to be a definitive "Top Five Rides in the Entire Universe" article, so please take it for what it is and...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 6:48 AM

It's really great to hear from you, Dan. Please send me the grammatical errors! I sat on this piece for some time before just clicking send....without proofing. D'oh!

I can understand your note about the elitism of private trails as being on a bucket...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 6:45 AM

caveat: you're invited.

aha! There's the grammar check. eeks >> ekes. NIce catch!

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 6:45 AM

That article could be written. Just likely not by me. I've ridden in Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Canary Islands, South Africa... but I hardly spent enough time in ANY of those places to write a...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 6:38 AM
danheckler

The errors have already been corrected. smile

I am stoked to see you're "in print" again - I've always liked your writings - there should be more! And thank you many times for the invite, I sincerely appreciate it. If I'm ever in the area, count on me getting in touch - those trails look like a lot of fun! However, I still believe they shouldn't be on a "5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life" if the majority of folks reading will never have access.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 5:52 AM

I used to live on the other side of Frick…much safer trip to the trails.

Frick is amazing for the fact it is within the city limits of Pittsburgh and you can ride WITHOUT getting in your car.
Trails are so fun, the scenery on the double track to the...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 5:44 AM

There may be other Continents on the globe......#narrowminded

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 5:43 AM
danheckler

Deleting commentary is oh so 'Merican. What the moderator/web editor may or may not know is that the author was my editor a decade ago when I was a contributor to another mountain bike publication. Hence my pointing out a couple of grammatical errors. Those comments were strictly tongue-in-cheek, but it appears someone can't take a joke, or criticism (however it is perceived). Get over yourselves Vital.

For what its worth, I agree with Frick Park - heck, I've even ridden there WITH Mr. Browne. But to include a restricted trail network on a bucket list is simply ridiculous. "5 Places you must ride! - oh but you can't ride one of them - sorry" - it's total elitist bullshit that has no place in our sport.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/2/2014 8:31 PM

Call me boring, unimaginative, even parochial, but I have grand designs on riding trails in Europe, Africa, the Himalaya, South America, Canada and NZ on my bucket list. This is of course an entirely subjective opinion, but the locations listed hardly...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/2/2014 8:02 PM
danheckler

"The caveat: you can’t ride here. Unless you work here. " = Lame. Shouldn't be on the list if everyone can't enjoy. wink

"It's all there, and it eeks out more speed..." I think you meant "ekes" Mr. Editor. smile

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