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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Using your GPS on the mountain bike trail

In many ways, exchanging data between your GPS unit and computer can be a confusing and frustrating process. Unlike iTunes and the iPod, there isn’t a dominant piece of software or hardware to streamline the process of managing, viewing, and moving tracks, waypoints, and routes from your computer to your GPS (though programs like EasyGPS …

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Mountain biking in Albuquerque

Paul and I decided to hit the Elena Gallegos mountain bike trail in Albuquerque since it came highly recommended from my buddy Mark Kittelson. After calling 5 or 6 bike shops in town, I found the one place that rented bikes: Northeast Cyclery. In fact, only one location of Northeast Cyclery rented bikes for $25 …

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finally, my new ride!

my photography skills dont do it justice but, alas, the wait is over… i think it deserves to be called the sex-c. this is truly the sexiest thing under 26 lbs! now, the question is, who am i more in debt to… santa cruz for the purchase of this exceptional work of art and the …

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is it a crime to ride it?

my bike finally arrived, only two months past schedule and five months since it was ordered. darn, i can’t keep calling it “it”, i had five months to think of a name for it and “it” certainly deserves a name! it’s almost too pretty to put the parts on, maybe i should just put lock …

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