Mountain Biking Causes Mental Illness: Find Out Now If You Are Insane

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Mountainous Bicycling Dependence Disorder (MBDD) is a common but serious mental health condition in which an individual is physically and/or psychologically dependent upon riding a bicycle upon the earth’s natural surfaces. MBDD occurs exclusively in avid mountain bikers and affects all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. While it is mostly seen in adulthood, there are …

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How To Become a Bro-Brah Mountain Biker in 25 Easy Steps

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bro: short for brother. a male friend (often used as a form of address). a young man, especially one who socializes primarily with his male peers and enjoys lively, unintellectual pursuits. In the late 1990s, and at the height of its latter-day usage, the term “bro” was threatened by “dude” when the wildly-popular cult classic, …

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How To Prevent Saddle Sores

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The perineum. Among other terms of endearment you and your circle of friends have dubbed it, one thing the surface separating the back door from the bits hasn’t been called is comfortable on a bike. In every other activity of daily living where cheek meets seat we’re in constant search of the plushest arrangement, yet aboard a bike the only …

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A Wider Enduro Race Rim: DT Swiss EX 511 Review

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Besides constantly crushing the competition and securing multiple world championships, what else do Richie Rude and Aaron Gwin have in common? Well, probably a lot of behavioral patterns, training and diet regimens, skill, raw talent, genetics, and a slew of other unexplained phenomena that make a mountain biker world champion. But, besides that, they both have …

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Stocking Stuffers for Any Mountain Biker: All 10 Gifts for Under $100

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, second only to fall season mountain biking, but hey, it’s still a pretty wonderful time. It’s also time to get your mountain biker loved one some more stuff, right? “Wrong,” you think. He/she has everything he/she needs and buying him/her anything bike-related is like buying your teenage daughter …

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The Hood Report: Seeking Solitude on Cedar Creek and 15-Mile

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With the exception of a few connector trails (two of which are undergoing extension and re-route), this report on the Cedar Creek/15-Mile loop will conclude our coverage of the 44 Trails–geographically the most expansive network in the Mount Hood region. This collection of trails to the east of Mount Hood are special to the area, …

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The Hood Report: Intro to the 44 Trails, Report on Knebal Springs and 8-Mile

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The Hood River Valley courses nearly 40 miles along Highway 35, bound by Mount Hood to the south, the Columbia River to the north, and the Cascade Range to the west. A large ridge system runs the eastern border of the valley where, 26 miles south of Hood River, OR, National Forest Development Road (NFD) 44 climbs into the ridge …

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