Month: January 2014

Chilcotins: Hike a Biking for the Rewards

Someone once told me that it wasn’t worth the time and effort to spend hours hike a biking in the Chilcotins. This person was fit, had a light bike and rides regularly. The simple fact was they would rather pedal their bike than take it for a walk. That’s understandable, we all prefer to be […]

What I Want to be When I Grow Up

Remember when you were a kid and people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? A Firefighter, a Policeman, a Cowboy and an Astronaut is what I typically answered with and not always in that order. Today I’m a Mechanical Designer. Never in a million years would I have answered that […]

Pages about Pedaling

Its still mighty damp round here, I know plenty of guys getting out on the trails but I have to say riding in seriously boggy conditions really doesn’t float my boat unless I absolutely have to. As I’ve mentioned before I believe that part of the responsibility of being a biker is trail maintenance and […]

2014 Projects and Upgrades

After the trip to Florida and the fiasco of getting back to Kingston. And of course all the million and one things that need to get done. It was time to put together the short list of projects and one build for 2014. And to keep things doable am keeping the non trail building project […]


It should be winter here in Gingerville. It should be all clear, crisp, frosty dawns. Breath steaming in the quiet morning air. The winter sun should be glinting off of frosted, firm winter trails like something from a chocolate box scene. It should. It most certainly isn’t but it should. No, Mr. J. Frost has […]

Our Tracks – Jan 2014

“Where have you been riding over the last couple of weeks?” Our authors come from all over the world.  When I posed that question to them, the variety of the answers amazed me. On this diverse planet, at any given time, mountain bikers are leaving tracks in myriads of different places.  Over the coming weeks, […]

DIY: Wheel Truing Stand

If you are looking for a wheel truing stand that you may use 1 to 2 times per year you may not want to invest big bucks in one. There are a number of ways to use your bike as a truing stand with some zip ties or tape, but that isn’t very precise. I […]

JVC ADIXXION Camera: Preview

Recently I was gifted the JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION Action Camera.  For a popular frame of reference, it’s very similar to the GoPro.  I’ve only been able to test it on one ride, which was actually the stickiest mud I’ve ever had the displeasure of trudging through.  So, my video is more a testament to video […]