Jackass Number 2: Bike stunts

If you saw Jackass Number 2 you no doubt remember the rocket bike stunt first attempted by Johnny Knoxville (photo below) and subsequently perfected by BMX superstar Matt Hoffman. But to me, the funniest bike stunt actually involved old fashioned high wheel bicycles (aka penny farthing bikes). These old bikes have always fascinated me and …

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Klunkerz mountain bike movie

Have you heard about this mountain bike documentary? The film is being screened in Park City, UT this week and is set to play in Santa Barbara, CA and Durango, CO later this year. Klunkerz follows the history of mountain biking and has interviews with all the big guys: Breeze, Richey, Fisher, et al. The …

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Mountain bike as weapon

Apparently a homeless guy near Alexandria, VA was using his mountain bike as a weapon to attack cyclists near National airport. The short article says the guy “swung his bike by the handlebars and seat near National Airport on July 10, knocking at least one other rider off his bike.” Up to 15 other riders …

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Mountain bike hall of fame

Leah and I visited the mountain bike hall of fame in Crested Butte, Colorado a few years back after riding the famed Trail 401 just outside of town. We weren’t quite sure we were in the right place at first, the hallowed hall of fame actually resides in a single room at the back of …

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Mountain bike teeter totter plan

* This was originally posted on mudhunny’s blog but has been reprinted here since the old blog was ghetto (jeff’s fault). yes! another excuse to bust out my favorite stationary – green engineering graph paper. the plan was to build a 12 foot long teeter-totter with an approach angle of 20-22°. the materials needed are …

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Mountain bike trail art

If you’ve been mountain biking for a while you’ve probably seen it on one of the local trails: mountain bike art. Maybe it’s a gnarley looking tree that’s been decorated with discarded bike parts or even a trailhead info sign plastered with colorful stickers. We used to have a photo of a tree in Hawaii …

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Jobs for mountain bikers

Don’t you wish some days that your job was to ride mountain bikes? You could open a bike shop in your town (though more than likely you’ll lose you ass) or train 8 hours a day to become a pro rider. Maybe you could start a touring company, guiding people on trail rides around Colorado? …

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Forget the skis, jump on your mountain bike

We’ve been having unseasonably warm temperatures here on the east coast so far this winter (sorry Colorado bikers) and that’s meant a crazy long mountain bike season that still hasn’t ended. Here in North Carolina today it’s supposed to be in the mid-70s and New York City had it’s first November and December without snow …

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Mountain bike blog

New for 2007: The singletrack* mountain bike blog. The idea is for this to be a daily or semi-daily roundup of interesting news concerning mountain biking, mountain bike trails, GPS biking, singletracks.com, and tangential topics. Do you know of any good mountain bike blogs? Unforuntately we don’t (unless Marla Streb is keeping hers up over …

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Mountain bike jerks

As you know, singletracks.com is all about the trails. We love checking out new trails and always having good places to ride no matter what town we might be in. We’ve checked out trails in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and Colorado and in the process, we’ve observed a few things about bikers and …

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