Over a Beer: What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live?

Choosing to live in a small mountain town like Salida, CO requires a serious meta-level decision about the type of life that you want to lead.
(Rider: Marcel Slootheer. Dog: Ezra. Photo: Greg Heil.)

Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. At the end of every calendar year, many people look back on the previous 12 months and reflect …

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My 2015 Epics: What Are Yours?

2015-03-10 2015 epics

Nothing is more exciting, outside the physical act of riding your bike, than dreaming of where you’ll ride it. Whether it’s a week in Whistler or a day at Duthie, from backcountry epics to bike park sessions, our sport has a wealth of options. As we approach the transitional season, we can start weaning our eyes …

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My 5 Mountain Biking Goals for 2015

Steamboat Springs is one of the places we explored this year.

Recently we posed the question on Facebook, “What mountain biking goals are you setting for yourself this year?” Answers ranged from “bike more” to “carbon everything” and “avoid more trees and/or cars.” Of course all of these answers got me thinking about my own goals for the season (though it is only January and I’m …

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Opinion: Why You Should Skip the New Year’s Resolutions in 2015


For the past handful of years we’ve created a thread on the Singletracks forum to share our goals for the new year, and to update each other on the progress we’ve made. But to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of new year’s resolutions–mountain biking or otherwise. I think you should skip the New …

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The 2,000 Mile Year


Goals. We all have them, whether we’ve written them down, spoken them aloud, made a pact with some friends, or just thought about them to ourselves… we all have goals for most everything we do in life. Over the past two years, I have been trying to reach a goal of riding 2,000 mountain bike …

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