The Mountain Bike Life
Fusion Bicycle Service-011

When I was 15 years old I was allowed to work in a bike shop. As a racer on their team, I had access to the work areas and shop tools whenever a stand wasn’t occupied by a regular customer’s bike. It was there, hanging out with…

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Sitting around camp the night before the start of our three-day backcountry riding trip, one of our friends exclaimed that they wanted to see a bear. Not too close, but close enough to get a good look. Like most first timers to the South Chilcotins wilderness of…

New Years Ride

I am not what you would call a gifted rider, you know the type that seems to always be at the lead of the pack. No two ways about it, I am slow…and as I get older I seem to be getting slower. So far that old…

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Wales is as synonymous with legends as it is rain and sheep. If legend is to be believed, if you sleep alone on the top of Cadair Idris you will awaken either a mad man or a poet. I’m clearly not fully a man of legendary characteristics…

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I have been thinking about purpose lately. Over the past year or so I have been struggling with the purpose of The Mountain Bike Life. Why do we exist and where are we going in the future? I wanted TMTBL to be a place where content creators could…

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The past few months have been busy as far as riding goes. While the rest of the world is still deep in their winter hibernation, the first races of the season start next month here in California! I have been riding a bunch, as can be seen…

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Dylan shook his head at a guy that changed two lanes without signaling, cutting him off. He couldn’t believe he was back in Jersey. He fumbled with the radio in Ted’s Subaru. The presets were whacked. Hip-hop, not the good kind, but the kind that’s 50/50 rap…

merry Christmas

I would like to thank all of our awesome readers and contributors for another awesome year of good rides, adventures and fun. As you may have noticed we have not been posting much the last week or two, releasing new content every day can get a bit…

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Mountain biking carries with it inherent risk.. The recipe for awesomeness shares many of the same ingredients with injury, disability and death. Gravity, speed, rocks/trees/fixed objects, limited protective gear and the constant desire to test it mean that it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt…

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When the summer riding season ends and days just as dark as they are cold, sometimes it is just not practical to ride your bike outside. The occasional venture into frightful weather can be fun, but motivation to ride for long periods of time vanishes and it…

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Many of us in the colder climates get bummed out about the end of the bike season, and truthfully sometimes it feels like I myself spend 6 months of the year trying to keep busy doing other things. In my last post I spoke about the fun…

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“New York City? Really?” he asked, shifting himself forward in his chair, leaning in close to the two cups of coffee before them. “I’ve been there. It’s kind of like Disneyland with drugs and clothing stores that smell like pesticide. And the pizza isn’t all that, either…

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