Monthly Archives: January 2012


I‘ve been thinking about what I want to accomplish this year.  Last year I was thinking about doing the 3 State 3 Mountain challenge and spent most of my energy February, March and April preparing for it.  Because I put the … Continue reading

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Blog stuff and whatnot

So now that I’ve been involved with the world of blogging for over a year I feel like I have a slight idea of what I should and shouldn’t write about in this blog. I’ve tried to make my blog … Continue reading

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Sewing up tires

I recently bought a Kenda Karma rear tire for my 29er a couple of weeks ago and I really like it, its light on the tread department but I can tell a difference in rolling resistance and it seems to pull good enough, not to mention its … Continue reading

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Matt explains wheel building

OK riding a mountain bike in the Shawnee National Forest is like a full time job.  I need a support crew to keep my gear clean and working, but since I can’t quite afford to pay a support crew right … Continue reading

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Gator Socks Review

For me winter means mountain biking and since our trails have plenty of creek crossings that also means cold wet feet.  Many of the experienced riders sport Gore Tex socks, which through some magic I can’t understand repel water and yet allow sweat to breath … Continue reading

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Bringing in the New Year on my bike

Make that my mountain bike. I rode Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accumulating about 40 miles of soft muddy trails.  Each ride has it’s own story. Matt prepares a healthy breakfast of brown powders. Friday:  I got up early and spent … Continue reading

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