How To: DIY Hammock for Bikepacking

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So you want to try bikepacking. Do you have a bike? (duh…) A route? (ya!) Loads of unbridled, rookie enthusiasm? (of course!!) Loads of money for high-tech, hard-core, ultra-light, fancy-schmancy gear to sleep in and on, cook with, provide light, and strap it all to your rig for miles on end? (uh… nope). Just like enduro …

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My Mountain Biking Teachers

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“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost You probably remember very little of the quail shot crammed down your throat during Course XYZ 10, yet some of those who taught you have left lasting tread marks on your mind. What was it about Mr. Benson’s high school biology class that still inspires you today? Was …

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How To Start Bikepacking

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Hopefully after reading the 10 Bikepacking Races to Put on Your Calendar article some of you may have felt a twinge of inspiration to head out on an adventure. However, you may not yet know exactly how to embark on said adventure just yet. This article is meant for you, budding bikepacker. In its simplest …

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How To Decide How Much Suspension You Need

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As advances in suspension technology inch along, limits on terrain, the season in which you can ride, and the feats you can accomplish on a bike continue to compress. This poses both a bind and blessing for those new to the sport considering their first full suspension (FS, fully) bike purchase. With travel options ranging …

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Bikehacking Week Is Here!

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Have you heard of the website Lifehacker.com? If not, I really recommend that you click on over and check it out. Lifehacker is all about helping you create a better life, whether that be by giving you simple “hacks” to do mundane household tasks more easily, or by providing detailed analyses of complex issues like …

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How to Raise A Mountain Biker

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You are a mountain biker. You ride as often as “real life” allows. Initially, “real life” limits are things like school, job, finances, and proximity to trails. If you’re lucky, you add a significant other/spouse to your life. If you’re really lucky, that person loves to ride and you have a life-long riding partner. After …

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