Pedal Durango November Newsletter
What a month October was with the Sepp Kuss parade, Durango Mesa Park opening at the end of September, and Spoketober. All happening around the same time. Durango is truly blessed to be so supportive of our cycling community. We are very pleased and thankful that Pedal Durango has been so well used and accepted over our first 9 months.
Riley Amos does it again!
Durango’s Riley Amos comes away with another UCI Mountain Bike win. Enduring tough competition on the world circuit combined with horrible conditions, Durango’s Riley Amos demonstrated his incredible bike handling skills and takes the W at the Monte-Saint-Anne UCI race in Canada. With this incredible showing Riley ended the season at second overall in the U23 World Cup Championship points! Huge congratulations to Riley for an amazing performance. I think there is something in the water in Durango. I mean there is just champion after champion that continues to shine on the world stage.
Cyclocross Season Has Begun!
Want to hone your mountain biking skills, your road bike conditioning and then add on a little steeplechase action? Be sure to add some cyclocross racing to your schedule. There are numerous events scheduled for this cyclocross season that you can participate in. Stormy weather? No problem. Cyclocross happens regardless of snow, wind, cold, and mud. Check out the schedule of events on the Pedal Durango website on our social calendar at: https://pedaldurango.com/events/
It is starting to happen at Durango Mesa Park. Progressive Trail design put together some amazing flow trails, Durango Trails built some connecting trails from the Horse Gulch Trail Head, and there was a spectacular grand opening. If you have not had the chance to experience the trails at Durango Mesa Park you are definitely missing a great riding experience. Also, all of the connector trails are so well designed and easily accessed. Be sure to get to the trails before the snow flies! If you live out of town plan a trip and experience all of our trails. Trails and trail maps can be found at https://pedaldurango.com/our-rides/
How Often Should I Get My Suspension Serviced?
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The frequency of bicycle suspension maintenance can vary depending on several factors, including the type of suspension, your riding style, the terrain you ride on, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. However, here are some general guidelines:
- Regular Check-ups: Conduct a quick inspection of your suspension system before each ride. Check for any visible damage, unusual noises, or signs of wear.
- Monthly or Every 25-50 Hours of Riding: Perform a basic maintenance check on your suspension system every month or after every 25 to 50 hours of riding. This can include cleaning, lubricating, and checking for any loose bolts or parts.
- Bi-Annually or Every 100-150 Hours of Riding: Consider a more thorough maintenance check every six months or after approximately 100 to 150 hours of riding. This may involve a deeper inspection, cleaning, and potential replacement of worn-out components. Be sure to check your pressures frequently according to your manufacturers recommendations.
- Annual Overhaul: Aim for a comprehensive suspension overhaul annually or after about 200-300 hours of riding. This involves a thorough inspection, replacement of worn parts, lubrication, and tuning to ensure optimal performance.
- Specific Manufacturer Recommendations: Follow the maintenance schedule and guidelines provided by the manufacturer of your suspension system. They often provide recommendations for maintenance intervals and specific procedures to follow.
- Professional Servicing: If you’re not comfortable performing maintenance on your suspension, or if you notice significant issues, consider taking your bicycle to a professional bike shop for servicing.
- Adapt to Riding Conditions: Adjust your maintenance schedule based on the conditions you ride in. If you frequently ride in harsh or muddy terrain, you may need more frequent maintenance.
Remember, proper maintenance is crucial to keep your bicycle’s suspension system functioning well, ensure rider safety, and extend the life of your bike components. Always refer to the specific maintenance instructions and guidelines provided by the manufacturer of your bicycle’s suspension system.
Be Sure to Check Out Pedal Durango’s Social Calendar for the Month of November!
Please visit https://pedaldurango.com/events/ for more information