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When Mountain Bikers are the Saboteurs - Oct. 16, 2020, 12:19 p.m.

Exactly what Michael said.

I would also like to add, that there is a trail permitting process that details what work will be done on a trail and this is all pre-approved by the land owners.  If a non-permitted person goes ahead and makes changes that are not on the permit, they can seriously jeopardize the trail access we are lucky to have.  Land owners are hyper concerned about litigation and us having fun on our bikes is way down the list of priorities for them.  Our access to trails is tenuous at best and it would not take much for it to all go away.  

There is a bigger picture at play here that all of our collective small actions feed into.

Also, there are not enough builders to keep all the trails on the Shore maintained.  If folks want to put shovel to trail we have  lots of opportunities for them to do that. Whether it is showing up for a trail day or taking on maintenance of a trail yourself , if you have the passion and desire we can make it happen.  There is a right way to do things, so if people feel that passionate about this, get involved with the NSMBA trail builders.

2020 Norco Sight – Build Your Ride - Feb. 28, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

Having been on the inside of Norco, I did have the conversation that people above 250lbs and 6'3" like to ride bikes too. I have had this many times over the years there.  They did somewhat listen and hence the seatpost angle changing as you go up in size.  Hopefully they will get there, but all the testers are really skinny so I am not holding my breath and folks above 240lbs riding bikes are extreme outliers according to the data, so I get it. For us larger folk though when using the the ride aligned app, just push the skill level to "semi-professional" to get your settings.  The pressure settings will work reasonably well for the shocks/fork on the A3.  It worked well for me and definitely made a difference to the way the bike rode as the suspension setup on this new geometry is geared towards higher pressures.

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