IMBA lobbying for cyclists in DC

It looks like IMBA is organizing mountain bikers for the 2007 League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit to be held in Washington, DC in March. To be honest I’m not a card carrying IMBA member but I really respect alot of what they do. In particular, I’ve never ridden an IMBA-designed mountain bike trail …

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Mountain bike helmet cam

I recently read about a new mountain bike helmet cam from Twenty 20 camera that looks pretty rad. Apparently it’s just an image sensor, to actually record your rides you’ll need a video recorder or camcorder of some sort but it looks sweet nonetheless. They even have some sample videos posted that look ok, though …

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What happened to Sock Guy?

Leah was shopping for some crazy mountain bike socks for my Christmas present (I like to wear them with casual clothing) but had a hard time finding socks that were crazy enough. She tried REI and when she asked the guy where the “crazy” bike socks were he told her, “This is a family store, …

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iPod case for mountain bikes

H2O audio just announced The Outdoor Sport Integration System for their iPod nano case at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Apparently these guys make waterproof iPod cases (see photo) but the newest product (not yet released) is a mounting bracket for attaching your iPod to your mountain bike. It seems …

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Lance drops Leadville MTB race

In case you missed it over the holidays, Lance Armstrong backed out of the Leadville 100 mountain bike race due to a “scheduling conflict.” Too bad, mountain biking really needs more superstar personalities to generate new interest in the sport. In related news, it is also uncertain whether Floyd Landis will be racing in the …

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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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Deal on Suunto Mountain Bike Watch

Amazon has a good deal on the Suunto T3 and Mountain Bike Pod Combo Pack. I hadn’t seen this watch before but apparently it not only tracks heart rate, calories burned, and splits but it also tracks your speed and distance via included bicycle pod. I have a Suunto X3 watch and it’s really a …

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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 lifestyle clothing

We recently came across a website selling mountain bike lifestyle clothing called Evomo (though we’re not quite sure if the name has any specific meaning). It’s surprising we haven’t seen anything like this before, though the classic “Singletrack Mind” shirt could be considered a trailblazer in this area. There are already lifestyle brands and micro-brands …

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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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Transfer mountain bike trail maps to your GPS

When Garmin designed their eTrex recreational GPS series they certainly didn’t have the Internet and data sharing in mind. It is possible, however, to upload saved GPS track data from your computer to your GPS unit with just a little work. File this tutorial under “advanced” GPS information 😉 For this article I used my …

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