MTB gear evolution with Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn has an interesting article over on Velonews this week where he looks back at some of the advancements in bike tech over the past 25 years. I have to admit I didn’t realize Lennard had his own bike company (Zinn Cycles, celebrating its 25th anniversary) – I just always thought Zinn was just …

Mountain bike deaths

While skiing this past winter I had a morbid question on my mind: do more people die in skiing related accidents or mountain bike accidents each year? One article I read in the local paper mentioned there had been something like 5 deaths on the slopes in Aspen alone that winter which seemed high to …

Landis takes 2nd at Leadville

In case you’ve been completely disconnected like me, Floyd Landis took second place in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado this weekend. He actually had a pretty good performance – just 1 minute, 43 seconds behind the winner, Dave Wiens – especially given his poor showing at the Teva Mountain Games a few …

Armstrong flakes on Leadville (again)

I really thought the news was too good to be true. A couple weeks ago we read that Lance Armstrong AND Floyd Landis would be racing in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race despite previous word of a “scheduling conflict.” Well, it looks like there’s no conflict now, but there’s also no Armstrong. Lance will …

When biking, heat stroke is no joke

Terry Pearson posted a few days ago about cycling induced heat stroke and with record heat across the country this week it’s a great time to remind people about the dangers of dehydration and exhaustion. While mountain biking with some friends back in high school one of my buddies suffered from a bad case of …

Mountain Bike News

Sorry about the lack of news over the past week or so. We’re on the move from our digs in Durham, NC to a new spot in the Atlanta area and it’s put a crimp on our blogging abilities. No need to worry though–there hasn’t been much mountain bike news to speak of anyway. Using …

Mountain Bike Oregon

There’s been alot of talk and high-fiving around the Mountain Bike Oregon weekends and I have to say, I don’t get it yet. I mean, I have heard that it’s fun and the trails are great but there are great trails in alot of places. It could be the wonderful event planning skills of the …

Share the Trail: With Motorcycles?

I meant to post a short tidbit last week about a collision between a mountain biker and motorcyclist near Telluride but never got around to it. Ellen Hollinshead mentioned it in her Summit Daily column yesterday so I thought I’d revisit the topic today. Hearing about this incident reminded me of my experiences riding Captain …

Gary Fisher: Founding Father of Mountain Bikes

Investor’s Business Daily (seriously) did a great profile on Gary Fisher yesterday in case you missed it. The article gives a solid history of the sport and talks about how Fisher was integral in developing and promoting mountain biking. Fisher continues working to grow the sport and has received recognition from everyone including the Mountain …

First Ever Colorado Trail Race

How come no one told me about this? On June 13th 10 mountain bikers set out on a 535 mile race along the Colorado Trail from Waterton Canyon near Denver to Durango (good Denver Post article here). It’s about 60,000 feet of climbing in case you were wondering. Race organizers are keeping things simple and …

Dangers of Mountain Biking in Canada

After hundreds of mountain bikers at the Test of Metal mountain bike race fell ill last month a doctor says race organizers should have cancelled the event. “Our future advice to the race organizers is to inspect the route prior to the race to ensure it is not littered with animal feces, and not end …

MTB News Round Up

If you haven’t been following Le Tour, there’s a mountain biker in the yellow jersey – Michael Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a former mountain biking world champion and more recently, an alleged doper. Mountain unicycling got a nice profile in the LA Times today. I saw a MTB unicycler riding down the black diamond summer slopes …