The Mountain Bike Life
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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…

Indoor training stand

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…

Trail Trainer videos

Riding indoors on a trainer or stationary/spin bike is par for the course if you live in a four-season postal code. While indoor spinning is good for maintaining fitness, it lacks the ‘joie de vivre’ of riding on real singletrack. Being stuck in a basement watching someone…

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The days are short, and your daily window to ride is growing shorter. A night ride may be the only option to get you out on the trails. If you are like me, the thought of trudging through the darkness, aided by light, cool fall air surrounding…

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On Colorado’s Front Range, there really isn’t a weather-imposed “off” season. It gets a little bit cold, a little bit wet, for a little bit and then the lower trails closest to home dry up within a week or so. As a kid from Wisconsin, where winter’s…

Postoffice

Chances are if you pay any attention to mountain bike media, you have seen the Aptos Post Office Jumps. This jump park is seen everywhere in video parts, photos, and advertisements. The park has shaped what the Santa Cruz freeride scene is today. The jumps built in…

Skiing in Gatineau

Whether you’re a total mountain bike enthusiast, a light weight race weenie, or just a casual mountain biker, we all share something in common; a love for the outdoors. It gets easy to let the November druthers sink in; daylight is a hard commodity to come by…

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The rainy season saw us on the run recently. Away from the damp, grey box of our mountain-lined city towards sunny, wide open spaces. Weather forecasts pointed us southeast of the Cascade Range to the rolling land between Yakima and Walla Walla. In this sage-filled desert, there…

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As I understand it, this is the end of the season for you riders that observe seasons. As I also understand it, some of you like to escape the snow from time to time. Actually, I am absolutely sure of this since our streets are packed with…

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“October is a transformative month,” Dylan explained from his perch upon the riding lawnmower. “How’s that?” Denise asked. “Well, things hit a wall fast. Kids go back to school, parents have to drive them around to soccor and ballet classes, parents stop riding. The fair weather riders…

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