MTB trails: Good and bad news

I have some good news and bad news to report regarding mountain bike trails – which do you want first? Bad news? Okay, let’s get it out of the way. Hikers and bikers are up in arms in Marin County (again/still) over illegal mountain bike trails. This time some bikers accidentally found themselves on an …

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Singletracks email newsletter launched

We finally sent our first email newsletter to singletracks members yesterday afternoon and the response has been great so far. To get the newsletter you need to have 1. signed up for a singletracks account, 2. opted-in for our email list and 3. have signed in to the singletracks website at least once. When all …

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The $242 track stand

Learning to track stand on your mountain or road bike takes practice and it’s tough for most people to hold steady for more than a few seconds. One rider in Oregon, however, learned it’s also expensive to do a track stand when he got a $242 traffic ticket for his performance at a traffic light. …

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Garmin Edge 305 review: Sweet but spendy

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll remember that just 2 weeks ago I posted a glowing review of the Garmin Edge 205. I was so smitten, in fact, that I immediately decided I needed to buy the Garmin Edge 305 so I could experience the best of the best. This weekend I …

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Singletrack MINDS mountain biking documentary

Poison Oak Productions has produced an excellent documentary called Singletrack MINDS that takes a look at trail access issues in Marin County, California, the birthplace of mountain biking. I had a chance to watch the film last night and I have to admit, it left me feeling frustrated and a little sad. Trail access often …

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Kids learn to build their own bike frames

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent had an interesting article (registration required) last week about high school students from Carbondale learning to build bike frames from master frame builder Koichi Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi has built thousands of bike frames including frames used by Lance Armstrong and Bobby Julich. The article says that even today’s “custom” bike frames …

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Garmin Forerunner 201 review: So-so for biking

Editor’s note: This review was first posted in August of 2005 on our sister blog at TripleBlaze.com and has been updated with mountain bike specific information. I purchased a Garmin Forerunner 201 in 2005 to use for running and to possibly use on my bike. I had been using a Garmin eTrex for mountain biking …

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MTB skills training

Seems like these days most mountain bike training focuses on improving physical endurance, but few take the time to teach technical skills. Most people are either just born athletes or they spend lots of time riding (and crashing) until they get better. Some groups are starting to address this gap in training through clinics like …

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MTB park coming to midtown Cleveland

The Presidents of the USA song “Cleveland Rocks” was once just a sarcastic jab at the Forest City but it now looks like Cleveland may actually rock some midtown mountain bike trails in the near future. A million dollar bike trail is being planned in town and the organizers are in line for a $100K …

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