The Mountain Bike Life
Welcome to Winter Park CO

Some road trips start out with a strange foreboding feeling. You get the sense that you should not be journeying to the destination you have in mind. All parties involved seem to have catastrophic vehicle failure immediately before disembarking. You seem to get stared at by every…

Sunset View

Phoenix; a dusty rock jungle of heat plus the unwanted insertion of humidity have demonized our local trails. Monsoons brought out the worst in the Phoenix heat. I found myself migrating north on a weekly basis, more than ever in search of new trails, new excitement, and…

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You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to improve your bike. However, most often the biggest benefit in your mountain biking is actually to improve your own riding skills. How would you like to be able to get past those troublesome obstacles almost effortlessly? This is the…

Funbikespano

The mountain biking world is full of people with strong opinions. The optimist in me would like to believe that this is because people find passion in the sport, that the physical challenges, the immersion in nature, the intersection of skill and difficulty, and the clarity of…

Treeline

It’s 6 AM and I can’t seem to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. The obnoxious, looping noise keeps penetrating the darkness of my room while I slowly gain the motivation to get up and start the day. Today is different though. I am…

chrisriding

In 5 weeks I will be riding 60k for my wife at Paul’s Dirty Enduro . The insidious thing called depression tried to take her away. A year later and things are better. I see more the woman I love. But one can’t forget that it will…

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