Category: Beginner

Clips VS Flats: A Beginner’s Journey

One of the largest heavyweight showdowns in the mountain bike community, Clips versus Flat pedals. Unfortunately, I don’t deal in absolutes so I will be taking an idealistic approach to the conundrum with the intention to bring an intelligent choice when figuring out how to pedal your rig. So step on- errr, step in… Whatever […]

My First Bike

It wasn’t a mountain bike, but it was 100% mine. I suppose that in the truest sense of the word, it wasn’t really my first bike. The first bike I remember riding – the one I learned to ride on – had a banana seat, something that sparkled, some pink and purple bits, and ape-hanger […]

Interbike 2013!

This is a live blogroll of coverage at Interbike 2013, the largest North American Bicycle Tradeshow. Our man on the street, Shawn McAfee from Texas Mountain Bike Trails, is covering some of the hottest new gear and bikes and giving us updates on what we will see coming our way soon! Starting today at the […]

Volunteers: Making Events and Trails Happen

The first post that I came across, at TMBL, was Shannon’s article about bike clubs.  Something in it spoke to me. When I bought my first mountain bike in 2007 (a Kona Caldera, for the record) I took it out to my local club rides and we both were welcomed there.  I was made to […]

Holy Altar of Contribution

In the last few years I have observed and experienced an increasing trend in mountain biking. Maybe I am an old grouch, but it bothers me how it has become this holy grail of mountain biking contribution. When I say contribution, I’m talking giving back. Go to any forum these days and you will see […]