The Mountain Bike Life
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He was in the midst of a dream, a sweaty, anxious dream…not so much a nightmare, there was no sense of danger, no monsters, ghosts or murderers chasing him, just a series of events leading to dire mental stress bringing him to the edge of a sleeping…

The Ride Never Ends

I close my eyes and I see the flashes of afternoon sun through the tremendous douglas firs. I feel the sharp, cold alpine breeze, uncontested by trees on my sun-fired skin. The smell of juniper and fire in my nostrils. The soft delicate crush of heroically damp…

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I have been riding the Trace for over a year now, in that time I have ridden this fork on everything from long XC rides to DH runs at bike parks and everything in between. It’s been a while since I wrote up the product preview and…

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The other weekend my girlfriend and I loaded up the truck with bikes and dogs and headed to the mountains. The 6 hour drive from Saskatoon to Calgary was well worth it for the change in scenery. We stayed with family in Bowness and checked out the…

University Cup Group Shot

Well, everyone knows that the bike season started a long time ago, but for a lot of students in Ontario, they’re starting to dust off the cobwebs, ride more often, and get focused for the University Cup Mountain Bike Race Series. The U-cup series is a series…

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New brakes can make your bike feel like a million bucks. The old Avid Elixers on this BMC 29er were rough, loud and steep descents were met with plenty of chatter. A fresh set of Shimano SLX’s have got this bike stopping strong and best of all…

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Like anyone who rides bikes there is always the endless discussion of gear, bikes, and what do you carry in your pack. This year we replaced our Passat with a SUV for reasons that are far more numerous to explain. Yet in the end ended up with…

Riding up the trail dubbed 1000 Turns you get a very stark reminder that the leaves are ready to fall. It makes for a beautiful ride | Photo: BJ Platte

Living in the moment you never realize it is coming. You ride along blissfully with your thoughts focused solely on the trail in front of you. You are out enjoying another perfect summer rip through your favorite trails. You finally are back in riding shape. You know…

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There comes a time when you have to put the chainsaw down and go ride a bike. You’ve seen others benefit from your trail work and appreciate the smiles and thanks you get in return. But all work and no play makes for restless riders. You have…

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Countless pedal strokes, sweat dripping from every crevice of my body, a pain from each and every muscle, and a back pack full of warm water. Rocks trudging under my tires as I spin through the grit on my way to the top of the mountain… For…

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As much as I enjoy Singletrack trail rides, I do not think that they are the end-all or pinnacle of my experience and ultimate enjoyment when it comes to mountain biking. I like to mix things up and to go to as many different places as I…

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“So I love what you’ve done to the place,” he said, pouring himself a healthy dose of Maker’s Mark into the least cloudy glass he could find. “Thanks,” she replied. “I really wanted to bring out the character of all four walls, kind of accentuate the power…

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