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  1. Gary B

    A Newbie tire question to the Experienced

    My bike has Nobby Nic’s on it and I ride at about 32 psi. 30 psi causes premature sidewall wear. The tires have tubes. Over the past years I have noticed wear on the sidewalls of the tires (sidewall threads are starting to show) at even 32 psi, and felt it necessary to buy new tires (tubed)...
  2. Gary B

    What is the condition of Lewis Morris after last night's July 1 "downpour"?

    Has anyone had a chance to ride Lewis Morris since last night's downpour? The town of Cedar Grove, near me, had numerous trees down. That storm just did not "like" Cedar Grove. I’m wondering if the LM trails are even open, if the trails are too muddy, if trees are down, and if it is beyond...
  3. Gary B

    Lewis Morris Conditions

    Has anyone had a chance to ride Lewis Morris since last night's downpour (Fri, July 1)? Just wondering if the trails are too muddy, if trees are down, and if beyond riding safely for a beginner.
  4. Gary B

    Newbie question - Replacement Tire

    I forgot to include the specifics of my riding. Most riding is at Lewis Morris (weekly) with occasional rides at Deep Park, Stephens, Kitatinny, and Tourne (Tourne, weekly as of very lately). I run tubed tires. My bike is a ’14 Giant Trance X “1” 29er full-suspension. Thanks for the...
  5. Gary B

    Newbie question - Replacement Tire

    My bike needs a new rear tire. After a season and a half, the back tire is starting to show sidewall abrasions and the threads are "just starting" to show through the sidewall. The front tire is still in very good condition and the tread is fine. Should I rotate the tires from front to...
  6. Gary B

    Fat Fondo - February 28th at the Tourne

    Which entrance to the park is better to find everyone, the Eastside entrance off McCaffrey Lane in Boonton, or the Westside entrance off Old Boonton Road in Denville?
  7. Gary B

    Nubie question: What type winter riding gloves

    What brand and model of winter riding gloves do you wear/recommend for weather in the low 30's? I'm basically a strong beginner and I'm just starting out now with winter riding. The gloves I have, though insulated, just don't cut it below the mid-40's, frozen fingers. Also, if you can tell me...
  8. Gary B

    Did you get a Shock Pump with your new FS bike?

    I just bought my first full-suspension bike, and was told by my LBS that the bike did not come with a shock pump. The bike is a Giant Trance X 29er 1. The LBS told me that unlike tires, the shocks should keep their pressure for a long while (almost a year). When you buy a FS bike as of...
  9. Gary B

    2013 Lewis Morris Trail Maintenance Dates

    Next Lewis Morris Trail Maintenance (Nov 9 ??) Sean, I helped out with TM this past Saturday. It was a great experience cutting that new path! Please post up if there will be an extra TM for Nov 9. I spoke to the large group I ride with at LM and will try to get more people to come out...
  10. Gary B

    Is anyone interested in giving a beginner a tour of Allaire on Sunday?

    I was looking for anyone with experience at Allaire who would be willing to lead a beginner around the park. This is the first time I would be out on my bike this year (so it's to see what kind of shape I'm in) and I've never ridden Allaire yet. Also I have read a few threads that say that the...
  11. Gary B

    Interested in a St. Patrick's Day beginner ride at Allaire

    How well does Allaire drain off in weather like today? Anyone interested in riding tomorrow (Sunday)? I’m a beginner and this would be my first time out this year. I’m looking for a slow to medium beginner ride. It would be my first time to Allaire and I’ve been told that the white and...
  12. Gary B

    allamuchy ride 12/23

    Check out njmountainbiking.com, they have a ride at Stephens (so far, depending on the weather) on Sunday at 11AM. 8 people are riding. They are a great group of people.
  13. Gary B

    Sorry for the late notification but I remember you said that you were looking for a chance to...

    Sorry for the late notification but I remember you said that you were looking for a chance to ride Lewis Morris some time. I also remember that I told you at the Black Friday ride at 6 Mile Run that I would be in contact with you about any new rides. Because of the changing weather, I don't...
  14. Gary B

    Deer Park ride Sun 12/2

    Would this ride be considered a "beginner" ride? I'm new to mountain biking (first year) and have never been to Deer Park, but have heard that it is beginner friendly. I'd like to join the ride but that all depends if my sore shoulder is feeling better by then (I crashed going too fast through...
  15. Gary B

    Beginner ride Black Friday

    I'd like to join on the 12 pm ride. I haven't been on my bike for about 2 months now and a casual beginner ride sounds great to get back on the bike. This will be my first time to 6M but with with my driving directions and GPS I hope to meet you all at the Canal Road lot by 12.
  16. Gary B

    Anyone interested in a beginner ride at Lewis Morris this Saturday?

    Sorry everyone but I have to cancel out to attend Saturday's ride for personal reasons. I'll try to keep everyone in the loop if the weather next week is good so we can plan another ride.
  17. Gary B

    Anyone interested in a beginner ride at Lewis Morris this Saturday?

    The current weather and the arrival of Frankenstorm also has Saturday questionable. While the real storm isn't supposed to get to NJ until Sunday afternoon, it is overcast and drizzling around the Morristown area already this Friday morning and today was supposed to be a sunny day just like...
  18. Gary B

    Anyone interested in a beginner ride at Lewis Morris this Saturday?

    Thanks for the offer. I'll wait to hear what your hours are for Saturday. Three o'clock might be the latest we can start being it gets darker on the trails with all the tree cover before it gets just as dark in the parking lot. A 90-minute to 2-hour ride would be great, but it all depends on...
  19. Gary B

    Anyone interested in a beginner ride at Lewis Morris this Saturday?

    Just in case anyone wants to join us (but things might be put off for a week, ....things are yet to be determined...), here is the address to Lewis Morris Park and the Sunrise Lake Parking Lot where all the mtn bikers meet: Lewis Morris County Park 270 Mendham Rd Morristown, NJ 07960 -...
  20. Gary B

    Anyone interested in a beginner ride at Lewis Morris this Saturday?

    Having an experienced guide with Lewis Morris would certainly help. I've been riding along in another Thursday afternoon beginner-intermediate group at Lewis Morris that just broke for the winter because of the lack of daylight. We had a leader there too to follow who knew all of the trails...