2011 Sea Otter Classic Preview

Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is returning to Monterey, California this weekend for its 21st year in a row and it looks to be bigger and badder than ever! I was able to attend last year courtesy of Airborne Bicycles, and this year I’m excited to return. On the outside possibility that you haven’t heard of …

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Review: Icebreaker’s New Roto Half Zip Jersey

Icebreaker Jersey

Icebreaker produces technical outdoor apparel featuring New Zealand merino wool as their material of choice. Until recently, the company has mostly focused on producing base layers, coats, and socks for backpackers and adventurers but all of that is about to change! This year Icebreaker is releasing a complete line of cycling-specific clothing featuring their signature …

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Sweet MTB Gig: 2011 Airborne Flight Crew

Airborne 29er

Airborne Bicycles just announced on their Facebook page Friday night that they are officially accepting applications for the 2011 Airborne Flight Crew. They are currently looking to fill 6 positions, replacing 5 people from last year and adding 1 new position tobring the total number of Crew members up to 12. As a returning member …

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Stay off the Trainer and on the Singletrack: 7 Essential Pieces of Cycling Apparel for Winter MTBing

It is a weird time of year to be a mountain biker. Depending on where you live, you could either be trying to get up the determination to brave the chill and ride, or putting away your bike and waxing up the downhill skis. Here in the southeast, most of us tend to mountain bike …

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Mountain Biking Through History

Mountain bike trails can have many different features that draw the rider in and create an enjoyable outdoor experience. These different features could include challenging, rewarding climbs, rough, technical tread, amazing flow, man-made stunts, or gorgeous views – and the list goes on and on. Historical trail features are particularly interesting to me and whenever …

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Transitioning Ski & Board Skills to the MTB Trail

Looking through the corner. The sport of mountain biking (and especially downhill mountain biking) shares many similarities with the sport of downhill skiing and snowboarding. For the average cross-country or all-mountain biker, most of the congruent skills occur in the mental decision-making department. I first learned of these similarities from my mountain biking master when …

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