The Mountain Bike Life
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Showers. Drizzle. Cats and dogs. It doesn’t matter what you call it, rain is the Pacific Northwest’s favourite weather. The first big storm of fall arrived this week. Slippery roots, mud and water are now the riding norm for the months ahead. It’s our riding solstice, marking…

Brett tipped over

Mountain biking is an interesting sport, a unique sport, and a multi-dimensional hobby. With a great deal of mechanical strategy, physical training, mental fortitude, and technique it is easy to get caught up in these intricacies, allowing them to consume you. Add some sunglasses, a set of…

Cut Cable Lock

I just love the Urban Dictionary definitions for “Lock it down”. There are 3 basic kinds of good bike locks: * Cable Locks * U-Locks * Chain Locks In this write-up I am going to go over some information and my thoughts on Cable Locks. Cable Locks…

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In Canada we have our Thanksgiving long weekend the 2nd Monday in October, and this year instead of gobbling down huge amounts of food I decided to hit the road in my new (to me) Honda Element. The plan was to hit three of the best riding…

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If you’ve done this sport/lifestyle/modus operandi long enough, you begin to collect pieces of cycling. Mud on your tires, bits of random bike skeletons in the parts bin, god-awful bike-event t-shirts, and if you’re doing it right, you also gather Bike Friends. Your Bike Friends are not…

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For those of us in the northern regions of the world, we are into our last few snow-free weeks of mountain biking. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. I had to cut tonight’s ride short due to the darkness. I think I will…

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These last past 5 months I have had the pleasure of traveling throughout the state of California competing in the California Enduro Series. The 5 race series has taken us the the Nevada desert, high into the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and deep into the loamy trail…

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One of the newest additions to the Ontario Cup (and Canada Cup) race series is the course at Naughton, just to the West of Sudbury. This course is home to the Walden Mountain Bike Club, and of the Wolfpak Racing team. The trails are volunteer operated and…

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Earlier this year while cleaning up my Chromag Stylus frame which as we know had been stripped for the mistress build. It was put aside for a future rebuild as there is just something special about it. It can do DH, ride xc, hit the pump tracks…

Spock and Nova taking off in Round Valley

We’ve all seen it, and most of us envy it. The perfect four legged friend that follows right behind their pack leader (also known as human/master/mom/dad). Never straying from the designated trail, except to let other traffic pass, no time to concentrate on squirrels or interesting smells…

Mud Bay gravel path

The echoes of summer rides have dimmed. Autumn clouds jostle the sun for room in the sky. The daily grind has taken over where road trips ruled the week. Spare time has become family time. One week after another our bikes sit, waiting for a rare moment…

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Where do you lock up your bike? This is very important, and usually even more important than the bike lock itself. Any good lock-up is only as good as where and what you lock it up to. Never lock a bike to a small street sign pole…

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