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First impression: Full-suspension

I’ve had a whole of two rides on: No surprise: Full-suspension riding has its advantages and disadvantages. In short, here’s what I thought while I was riding: Pros Can stay seated through small-to-medium bumps Can bomb through stuff like rocks and roots Requires less thinking (more time for daydreaming) Cons Heavier – more weight to [...]

MTB: Rear tire review

As of right now I’ve got a stash of tires that I’ve been trying to choose between for a rear tire. My front tire, the Ritchey Excavader WCS serves me well. For the rear my current arsenal includes: Forte Sherwood XC Continental TwisterPro Panaracer FireXC Pro 1.8 WTB MotoRaptor 2.14 (haven’t tested yet) Continental Mountain [...]

Picture Rock

Last night I went biking for three hours at a really beautiful trail called Picture Rock, about a half hour from here. I wish I had my camera because the scenery and weather were absolutely perfect for picture-taking. This site does not support embedded trip maps. View the trip here instead. I climbed and climbed [...]

3/15/09 / Mooli

7:51 PM Climbing Everest 3:00 PM Watching Angoor. Absolutely hilarious! I wish Gulzar had made many more movies than he has. 2:52 PM Had the season’s first mountain bike ride yesterday. The weather was around 65 degrees at mid-day; it couldn’t have been better. I rode the Marshall Mesa Trail and Community Ditch Trail.

8/31/08 / Chautauqua

4:53 PM So here are maps made from Google Earth of the two trails mentioned below. Royal Arch trail, the one I hiked today, is 4 miles round-trip.  It’s labeled “moderate” on the official map, but the guide at the visitor’s center said he would label it more toward “strenuous” if it were up to [...]

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