Trestle Bike Park for Beginners & Families.
Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado is full of jumps and drops and really thrilling trails. But it's also a perfect place to learn how to ride downhill for the whole family. But, I've found that some people don't know that, so I want to talk about it and show the other side of the mountain...so to speak.
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A Collaboration with Sprocket Girl
North Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado is a beautiful ride that starts out with a lot of climbing.Formidable to say the least, but when you have a guide like Sprocket Girl and her crew, the hills quickly fade into the distance. Subscribe to her channel and tell her I sent you!
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Did Stuffing the Down Tube Work?
Last week, okay, a couple weeks ago, I stuffed the down tube of this bike with an air filter from a furnace in an effort to quiet the rattles clatter. Did it work? Hell, yay. In a big way.
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How to Get Your Bike to S.T.F.U.
Last time on Lunch Ride I installed a Fox Factory Transfer dropper post to help quiet down the ride. Well, I isolated another cause of clatter: the cables running through the down tube. While they do have a little bit of foam around the housing, they are still making enough noise for me to think there could be improvement.
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All the Cool People are Wearing Them...

I've always used a hydration backpack. But I thought it might be time to try something new. So, I picked up the Osprey Seral Lumbar Hydration Pack. Let's face it, its a fanny pack. I never thought I would like it... but maybe it I've changed my mind....

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Return to Slaughter Pen, in Bentonville, Arkansas

Another chill day of riding mountain bikes in Bentonville, Arkansas. Slaughter Pen Trail System is one of the most amazing places mountain biking that you can imagine. It starts in the middle of town and goes on forever.

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An Afternoon in Bella Vista Northwest Arkansas

A beautiful afternoon mountain bike ride in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Bella Vista and Lake Bella Vista is just a few stoplights north of Bentonville. It's the home of the Back 40 Loop and something like ten billion miles of connecting trails.

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A Little Behind the Scenes about Camera Gear.
I've had a couple questions lately about which gear that I use to film for this little mountain bike channel. So, pour ourselves a dram of a nice peaty islay scotch, and talk about gear. We will go over cameras, audio recorders, and the hardware that I use once its all "in the can" (that's film talk, y'all).
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Photoshoot with the Bike!
The trails have not been dry enough to ride in quite a while. I am getting antsy. So, in an attempt to spend a little time with the Giant Trance Advanced, I've decided to take some photographs of it. Close up macro photographs using an adaptor for my 50mm Nikon lens.
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Practicing Looping Out in Hopes of Better Manuals
Okay, here's the deal. One of the things that I feel makes my manuals on the mountain bike not as long as they could be is the fear of looping out. Basically, of falling off the back of the bike on to my butt. Well, today I aim to fix that with a little exposure therapy.
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Riding in Sedona and Enjoying Some Drone Drama

Sedona, Arizona's Templeton and Easy Breezy trails are a blast to ride on the mountain bike. They are not difficult trails but still have some very challenging sections that are fun to session.

Plus, I also had a little drone drama with the Mavic Air. But more about that in the video.

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Recharge Your GoPros Off the Grid
One of the best pieces of gear I've added is the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Portable Power Battery Recharger. When I'm "off-the-grid" keeping my GoPros, iPhone, headlamp and whatever else charged is no longer a problem! If you like to camp and record all your adventures consider picking one of these up!
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The Crashes of 2018
This video was much longer, but then I cut out the parts where I was being an idiot. Well, not all of them... Lunch Ride is a year old and what better way to celebrate than with a mountain bike crash reel! Instagram: @lunchridemtb https://goo.gl/9tqhJK Facebook: @lunchride https://goo.gl/22gT1m
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Riding in Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona, AZ is just a dream come true when it comes to mountain biking. Serene and beautiful with countless miles of trails. In this video I'm riding the Slim Shady Trail. A trail that is a blast to ride in whatever direction you want to go.

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Manual Progress Report
How does the manual machine translate to the trail... not very well. It's fun and it does help with practicing balance, but it doesn't make one a manual master right away.
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Trainer Days are Here Again

It’s colder, the days are way shorter, and I’m not able to get out on the trail as much as I’d like. So that means dragging the trainer out of the closet. It’s not my favorite, but with these few tips I’ll show you how to make it a little better.

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What to Wear for Cold Weather Riding

The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean you should stop riding. Check out one of the first videos I made for Lunch Ride detailing what and how to wear what you might already own to get backs on the trails and have a cozy ride.

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A comparison between the New GoPro Hero 7 & the Hero 5
I had seen a bunch of reviews on the new GoPro Hero 7 Black. I thought it was going to awesome right out of the box, but it wasn't. It took some trial and error and a trip to Angel Fire Mountain Bike Park in New Mexico to do some end of season downhill riding before I really figured out that I love it.
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