The Great Western Road Trip, 2012: Recap

Most of the stops on our journey.

One of the main things that stokes the fires of my mountain biking passion is travel. While mountain biking is exponentially more interesting than road riding, if I had to ride the same trails day in and day out (and year in and year out) I could easily imagine the flames dying down to low, …

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Photo Essay: Highlights From 2012

Crossing the finish line of The Snake Creek Gap Time Trial in March.

Inspired by CraigCreekRider’s forum post titled “2012 Memorable Ride Pics,” I decided to go through some of my best mountain bike photos from last year. Boy, was it an awesome year! Sometimes at the end it’s hard to remember things you did way back in the spring, so I love to go back and reminisce …

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Cinema Sunday: “Medieval Mountain Biking: Nine Knights 2012”

Nine Knights Coursewalk

Really, I want to know who comes up with these ideas. The conversation must have gone something like this: “We want to make an awesome dirt jumping/freeride mountain biking movie, but piles of dirt in the woods are so boring to look at.” “Well, what if we go way up in the French Alps and …

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Interbike 2012: New Products from Giro


This year, Giro has decided to up their game yet again. In fact, they had so much going on in their massive Interbike booth that it made my head spin! So, to keep it simple, I am cutting straight to some of the key features that I found most interesting. Giro has decided to release …

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The 650b (R)evolution, Part 3: Rocky Mountain, Scott, Norco, and Intense


Click here to read “The 650b (R)evolution, Part 2: The 650b Godfather, (R)evolution, and 650b Sales.” While it seems that some companies have jumped into the 650b movement headfirst, other companies are testing the waters with just a couple of models. Rocky Mountain Rocky Mountain Altitude With 150mm of travel, they call the Altitude a …

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