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Rivers Mitchell
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Heading to Alvor, Portugal and would like to know if anybody can recommend some nice trails and a bike rental shop..? Cheers
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SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT
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Holy Jim trail to Santiago Peak, the highest point in Orange County, CA.
The climb sucked, but 5 miles of singletrack on the way down was worth it.
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There are definitely easier trails to bike up there, but good times either way!
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A great bike festival in Portugal. https://youtu.be/JtXj1tdbbzU
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Gotta love the crotch cam!
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Vai con fiducia nella direzione dei tuoi sogni! Vivi la vita che hai immaginato. (Henry David Thoreau)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)

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Nicholas Townsend

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My post op appointment for my surgery is Tuesday. Got a little anxious and cleaned up the bike. Hope I can ride her sooner than later. 
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I feel your need to bike too. Been dealing with an illness and getting back to summer and riding my bike again, if only 30 minutes at a time, helps inspire me to keep going. Live Strong and keep the wheels rolling bro.
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Daniel Gregersen
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Videos  - 
 
Finally somebody took the job of riding tracking and reviewing the many great trails in the great nation of Denmark it's called sporguide.dk :) great work so far not so many trails but the database is quickly growing... This is a video teaser from one the guys test ride, next time I'm out on the trails I'm gonna be hitting the same trails and will put up of a video of the ride :) 
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Stripes The Tiger
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Rides  - 
 
If you guys wanna know how the Demo 8 rides, it's surprisingly playful for a 8in travel bike. That sucker can corner too. Only was able to get in three runs on the weekend, but it was super fun :) It was also saving my bacon a couple of times too. Hooray for long travel!

I'm looking forward to riding it more and being able to really enjoy a full day on the mountain.
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+Rivers Mitchell I run 165mm cranks on all my bikes and I also run a slightly firmer spring that stock for my size. Northstar definitely has its share of rocks (not see in that picture), and I didn't really have any problem whacking them except one.
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The Mountain Bike Life is a community dedicated to the mountain biking lifestyle. Please follow the rules of the community.
 
With the opening of the Australian Ski Season only days away I thought it was a good time to talk about MTBing in the NSW Snowy Mountains.

Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard about the progress mountain biking is making within the Ski Resort industry world wide, however when it comes to the Australian Snowy Mountains mountain biking is not just a summer sport.
With the opening of the NSW Ski Season only days away I thought it was a good time to talk about MTBing in the NSW Snowy Mountains. Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard about the progress mountain biking is making within the Australia Ski Resort industry, however when it ...
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Strength in Numbers is on Netflix. Definitely worth checking out.
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Todd Kushnir

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So I have this old Miyata Pathrunner from 1987, original owner, and I love it.  I've ridden it a lot, on road and off.  I decided that it may be time to upgrade. The guys at the shop want to sell me a $1500 Giant 2014 Anthem 3, or a Trance that is on sale from $3700 to $3000.  Meanwhile, I'm really only interested in banging some badass upgrades onto the Miyata and calling it a day. Problem is, I don't know how to figure out if components are available for bikes like this anymore and  what the sizes are of the things I need.  Of Course, no one at a bike shop wants me to do this BTW, they just want to sell me a new bike, ugh.  The last guy said, I would be unsafe to mountain bike on my....MOUNTAIN BIKE. because, as he said, times have changed and a lot has been learned about mountain biking.  Ok, I get that, we use shocks now. He claims the geometry makes it harder to fall (can't tell on this as I've never ridden anything else except the Miyata and never had a terrible bad spill or anything).  So if there is someone who can advise me on what to do with the Miyata to pimp it that would be incredibly awesome. Things I would like to do are perhaps adding new wheels, new forks, new drive train, and anything else that someone would advise doing on a bike like this. I would like to eventually be able to ride it on roads to trails, but not heavy jumping or drops, just flowing trails and dirt roads, etc.
Thanks in advance!!
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Update, I rode a 2014 Specialized Crave Comp (Medium) at the local bike shop. They want $1600.00 for it.  It did ride nice,  nice short stem would not need the small, but not so sure I want a 29er, given where I'm coming from and that may be my only hesitation.  I don't think they are being fair on the price either given the 2016 models are already being shown.  Ironically, when I bought the Miyata, I was bummed it wasn't a Specialized like my friends had. Now it seems like this bike is redemption, but maybe there is smaller wheelbase hardtail I should be looking at. Thanks. 
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My trail boy trying out his new gear shifters...
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chris freshour

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Morning ride.
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Lunch ride.
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Aaron Troy Matthews

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Eric Horner

Your Bikes  - 
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