The Mountain Bike Life

Earlier last week (January 8th), I received a few messages from some of my friends telling me I needed to take a look at a photograph circulating around mountain bike social media. The photograph was of a downhill rider in a rather odd predicament. The rider, in…

I have been using the EVOC Freeride Trail pack for just over 7 months now; I have taken it on everything from long XC rides to lift assisted riding at Mt. Washington and Whistler. I have ridden with it in all conditions, gotten it wet and muddy…

As most of us are removing our bikes from our December 21 apocalypse shelters, I think we can revel in the fact that considering the world didn’t end, we all will live to see another model year of machines from our favorite industry. In 2013, we can…

I first saw Orontas many months ago when I was doing some research for bike lubricants and grease, their packaging is what first caught my eye but what really stood out for me was this line in their manifesto “We hold ourselves to an ethical standard that…

Sweet, you finally made it out on your first ride! But, you realize that something just doesn’t feel exactly like you wanted it to. What now – time to take it back to the shop and get another one? Not quite! Below, you’ll find a few easy…

OK  I have a confession to make.  Mountain biking is not my only hobby.  My bike addiction has to share time with my car addiction.  I think it is more about wheels than anything, but I love cars as much as bikes.  I have probably had close to…

This is actually my first pedal upgrade–and while this is a specific pedal review–it also serves as a strong word of advice to beginners: pedals are a cheap and extremely noticeable first upgrade to a bike.  I held off on any upgrade that wasn’t necessary until I…

It’s a funny thing, this mountain bike life. To choose to love a mountain biker is to choose to love this crazy life. It became very quickly apparent when I met Rivers that he has a passion for mountain biking that was completely missing in my life…

It’s that time of year again where one looks at the future and comes up with a fantasy list of things for the year. Delusions of frames, events, ride, and filling what you say you will do before the 80 car freight train of reality with Murphy…

So, if you’re anything like me, you’re rarely content. That statement alone is why you are most likely reading this. I’d like to give you my opinion on different types of bikes and the purpose I justify them with. Let me tell you a little about my…

Pedals are just pedals right? I used to just put any old pedals on my bike; I really was not that choosy. I guess I used to think this because I had never used a good set of pedals, just the clunky, cheap, thick pedals with crappy…

When I first downloaded the Strava iPhone app I didn’t know that it would become such a vital part of my daily ride. I have now upgraded to a Garmin Edge 500 GPS and record every ride I go on. To start off I should probably explain…

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