A few years ago when the gravel bike trend was starting to take off, one of my local Wise Veteran Riders sniffed “I can do … Read the rest
The year 2018 is going to be the Year of the Gravel Bike. Really, it might be already.
The Ongoing Gravel Bike Mission
This year, … Read the rest
I won’t drink until I soil myself. I’ll cut back on snorting rat poison. I’ll quit inhaling high-fructose corn syrup by the troughful.
These are … Read the rest
I’m looking for your advice about the best hydration packs out there.
See, my Camelbak MULE is ratty and old. It’s salt-encrusted and engrodiated. It’s … Read the rest
There’s an endless number of ways to stay fit – and to stave off boredom. But to me, mountain biking is a blend of exercise … Read the rest
I love dogs. It’s just the people who hold their leashes who I often want to boil in a vat of porcupine urine. Or more … Read the rest
Mountain biking can make you look cool. You don’t even have to be fast or even good at it. Just learn which style buttons to … Read the rest
It’s been years since I last sampled the Prescott mountain bike trails. I’d been a camp counselor there one summer, but that seems like eons … Read the rest
I hate mountain bike reviews. I hate them in magazines. I hate them on websites. And I double-dog hate them in podcasts.
But, but, but … Read the rest
A week before I picked up a SixSixOne helmet, I really hadn’t heard of this new-to-me mountain bike company. But then, I rarely think about … Read the rest
I’m not used to being confused while mountain biking near the Pima & Dynamite trails in Scottsdale. But today? Flumoxed, mixed up, mystified. Like “watching … Read the rest
Bike mechanics know when mountain bikers have abused or neglected their bikes – just like the dentist can tell that your choppers haven’t seen floss … Read the rest
The group-think that can plague mountain bike culture led me to the new X-Fusion 29er fork. Many riders think you have to ride a 29er; … Read the rest
Something about this bike that makes me a happy, friendly rider. I realize it as I greet a mountain biker headed the opposite way. Every … Read the rest
Back in my bike shop days, the other mechanics liked to say I was like junkyard owner Fred Sanford from the old TV series. I … Read the rest
Wow, there’s something stinky on this Delta flight. Kind of like a bison pooped around seat 37D, and they used a dirty diaper soaked in … Read the rest
The English county of Yorkshire is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Locally known as God’s own county, the soaring mountain peaks and sweeping moorlands make Yorkshire … Read the rest