Off Road to Athens MTB Film: Great

I’m starting to think that all great mountain bike movies have to be documentaries. Fictional cycling dramas always turn out cheesy (think Breaking Away and American Flyers) and most adrenaline flicks just don’t have a plot. Documentaries, on the other hand, combine the rush of riding and competition with the unscripted drama that surrounds the …

Are you fast or slow? Epic or not?

If you’re competitive like me you probably wonder from time to time how you stack up with other mountain bikers. Sure you could enter a race but we all know those things aren’t fair or accurate anyway 😉 Luckily singletracks makes it easy for you to measure up without stepping up to the starting line. …

Mystery revealed: Singletrack vs. Singletracks

When I first started writing this blog on a regular basis back in January, I alluded to the fact that I was calling this the “Singletrack” blog rather than the “Singletracks” blog. Subtle difference, yes, but perhaps perplexing for some. Well perplex yourself no more… When we first started out 9 years ago we really …

Refurbished, custom bikes in UK: Flip this bike

Want a one-of-a-kind bike without having to do alot of work? Specialbike can hook you up with a refurbished ride sporting brand-spanking new components and a fresh paint job. Looking for that cherry 1968 Schwinn with a banana seat? How about a Trek Antelope like all the rich kids were riding back in the 1990s? …

Finding new bike trails: Books vs. websites

Believe it or not, I started mountain biking in the dark days before the Internet. Back then there were basically three ways to find new mountain bike trails: 1. Talk to a friend 2. Talk to your local bike shop 3. Buy a guidebook. Talking to friends worked well but usually limited you to the …

IMBA Trail Care Crew at Tsali June 2-3

Just got this in my inbox on Tuesday, not sure I’ll be able to make it out but it sounds like fun (and a good thing to do as well): IMBA is coming to Tsali, NC, June 2-3, and you’re invited to join in the special events. Anna Laxague and Jason Wells of the Subaru/IMBA …

Biking AND a wedding ring

Fitch popped the question about mountain biking with a wedding ring and it seems like most guys were split about riding with or without the ring. More recently I came across a post on Graham’s Go Clipless blog about a company that makes wedding rings shaped like mountain bike tires. This way you can show …

Motionbased Review: Take 1

After reading a glowing review of the Garmin Motionbased online service from an Edge 305 owner I was stoked to see what the hype was about. After wading through system errors and software downloads I have to say I just don’t get it. Motionbased accounts are free and they allow you to do advanced visualization …

How baggy are your bike shorts?

Apparently I’m still stuck in the 1990s when it comes to the mountain bike gear I own – I ride a 1999 hardtail Trek 7000, I rock fingerless gloves, and I still wear lycra bike shorts on trail rides. Gross, I know but I guess I wasn’t paying attention when mountain bikers decided to go …

Ales and Trails: Brilliant

This past weekend IMBA-California held “Ales and Trails” at China Camp State Park in Marin County and from what I read it sounds like it was a great event. I mean, combining mountain biking and beer is such a great idea it’s amazing you don’t see more events like this. Plus the Ales and Trails …

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort to Reopen Mountain Bike Park

Just received this press relase from Northstar: TRUCKEE, Calif.– March 26, 2007– After a one-year hiatus, Northstar-at-Tahoe¬† Resort‚Äôs mountain bike park, the largest in Northern California, will reopen this summer offering five new trail segments, two full new trails, increased lift access with the addition of the Tahoe Zephyr Express, a new jump park, skills …