Pokemon Go Mountain Biking

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On Sunday, Greg and I received a message from former Singletracks writer and Southern Wheelworks owner, Dustin Gaddis, “Pokemon Go & MTB trails. Seems like an article begging to be written.” I was vaguely familiar with the game, having just read an article earlier in the day about a girl who discovered a dead body …

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Opinion: Strava Sucks the Soul out of Mountain Biking

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Editor’s Note: Bob Ward has been riding mountain bikes since 1985. Over the years he’s authored three guidebooks, owned and operated a mountain bike tour company, and much more. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. I was out riding one of my local singletrack …

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The 10 Best Apps for Mountain Biking

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The smartphone is the single most ubiquitous piece of technology today. These days, everyone from your 80-year-old grandma on down to your 12-year-old nephew is walking around with their head down, tapping away on their iPhone. While some have decried the smartphone as a distraction from real life and the natural world around us, these ever-present …

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Unplugging and Enjoying the Great Outdoors

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Staying connected through a number of platforms is common these days. We use Strava to squeeze out every last detail of our rides, post selfie pictures of our sweaty, smiling mugs during our epic feats of athleticism on Instagram, and showcase it all on Facebook so the world can rest in assurance that we are …

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Review: POC iPhone Case: Protection For Your Phone

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Quick: what’s your best friend’s phone number? If you’re like me, you have a hard time remembering because your phone has replaced your brain for questions like that. So it makes sense that POC–the Swedish protective-equipment maker–is producing a helmet for your phone. This case is made up of three parts: a foam-based inner sleeve …

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