Brian Smith

Brian Smith 1 week, 6 days ago on Electric bike shop opens in town

Scott, I apologize for my total lapse of reason and breaking the law by riding my pedal assist bike down the Core Trail at 12mph. I should have thought about the laws and how I could have injured others around me. In the future you can count on it that I will not use my assist or throttle when using the Core Trail to avoid causing injury to other law abiding citizens or visitors to our community. My bad.

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Brian Smith 2 weeks ago on Electric bike shop opens in town

I don't think you have any idea how these pedal assist bikes work. You should actually try one before bashing them. The assist is NOT for speed, its use do ease the load/stress on your body to over come different levels of riding. So if someone has a physical disability, or can not ride like a bike pro, get them off the core trail, they are shit out of luck?

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Brian Smith 2 weeks ago on Electric bike shop opens in town

I just did a road test on the Core trail on my E bike at about 5:30PM...it wasn't busy, only saw about 15 or so bikes. What I found... I got on the trail at Rabbit Ears Motel...immediately 2 road bikers passed me on the trail and then blew thru the painted on the ground stop sign at the Y at Rich Weiss Park (I stopped). Little bit farther down the trail, I had a guy on a Moots (love the Moots) road bike pass me...I speed up to pace him...he was doing 17.5mph. Today, I didn't pass a single person/bike on my E bike while averaging the 11.7mph. I am not a road biker obviously, I physically am not able to do it...but makes me wonder, how fast can a road biker go on a flat surface, or the Core Trail for instance (at least 17.5 as I witnessed today)? My E bike has a governor on it at 25mph. Can road bikers go this fast on a flat surface? Do we have rules in place so they don't go that fast on the Core Trail? Should they be allowed on the Core Trail if they have the ability to go that fast? Anyway, my ride was out of curiosity, I averaged about 11.7mph on my E bike with pedal assist randomly on...mostly for hills only. My opinion is the bottom line, folks need to be aware of their surroundings and have mutual respect for others on the trail...whether on a road bike, cruiser, fat bike, mountain bike or even E Bike.

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Brian Smith 1 year, 6 months ago on Jon Grossman: A Texan perspective at MusicFest

Tickets only are sold locally for the Musicfest each year, one day only at All That. I bought one myself for last years fest...believe it was $285, which allowed you into any of the events offered all week long. In order to know what day those tix went on sale, I just signed up for the Musicfest newsletter and waited until it was announced. This year, the Chief theater had several official Musicfest acts play all week long at 7PM shows, tix were open to the public and only cost $10. We saw a lot of great music at the Chief this last week, Kev Russell of Shinyribs, Kevin Galloway of Uncle Lucius, William Clark Green, Shane Smith, Randy Rodgers, Wade Bowen, Dirty River Boys, Gary P. Nunn and several others.

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2015/jan/05/musicfest-artists-perform-chief-concert-series/

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Brian Smith 2 years, 10 months ago on Winter airline seats to Yampa Valley Regional Airport to remain flat this ski season

I concur with Mark, pretty important for me to not waste time driving to Denver to fly out. This last spring with Republic has been the most challenging season I have had flying out of HDN in 6 years or so (I actually drove to Denver once, first time in 6 years). In my experience, I have not had significant delays in the layover in DEN unless of course my first Republic flight out of HDN was not delayed or cancelled. After this spring/summer with Republic, I am looking forward to winter season and more direct flights for sure.

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