Many times, it is easier to go over an obstacle than around it. Top free-rider Richard Gasperotti, who took part in the legendary Red Bull Rampage contest four times, will be your teacher.
In this episode we’ll learn how to go through flat corners and bermed ones. Top free-rider Richard Gasperotti, who took part in the legendary Red Bull Rampage contest four times, will be your teacher. Watch the video here.
The Trail Doctor is IN, and he’s writing you a prescription for getting your bike’s gear shifting working again. Bad shifts can ruin a ride or even snap a chain, so knowing how to fix your shifting on the trail … Continue reading
The skill of riding straight–holding a line, as it’s commonly called–is one of the most fundamental mountain bike skills. It’s not just used for riding skinnies, like the length of logs, planks, and elevated boardwalks, but staying on your line through … Continue reading
I took part in my first XC race over the weekend: the 6th Round of the Ontario Cup at Mountainview in Midland. It nearly broke me, and I loved every lung-burning, testicle-crushing, breakfast-losing second of it! Right from the start … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about all the reasons people give for not biking. But perhaps instead of giving you a list of reasons why they don’t bike, people just want to know why in the … Continue reading
Picture this: You’re renting a mountain bike for a trip to Whistler or Park City and on the rental form, they ask you to rate your riding ability: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert. It turns out that plenty of people … Continue reading
We live on an increasingly crowded planet and trails, whether we hike or ride them, are a refuge from the daily grind. And while these wonderful strips of bare ground in our open spaces help us escape from civilization, it … Continue reading
If you’re an avid mountain biker, you’ve probably heard every excuse in the book from people about why they don’t mountain bike. “You should give mountain biking a try,” you say. People shake their heads and scoff. They look at … Continue reading
In the last few years, bikes have evolved from a mere tool of recreation into a true investment. You no longer have to be a hardcore cyclist to fit the caricaturist joke that your bike is worth more than your … Continue reading
When I was in college I biked quite a bit. Mostly we used the logging roads all over our 28,000 acre campus at Berry College. On one of these rides, I got in a rut left by a logging truck. … Continue reading
Be sure to check out Part 1 of this feature. There are a whole host of reasons to take a mountain biking clinic. Heck, Greg Heil’s previous article, “why everyone should take mountain biking lessons”, is enough to convince even the … Continue reading