How to Ride Like a Jerry: Follow These 12 (Terrible) Rules!


Y’all know what I’m talking about. Those “rare birds” on the trail, well… just taking up the trail, suspiciously lazy with no matchy-matchy attire. Terrible at their sport (and likely questionable at daily life duties), they are the Ronnie Mac’s of mtb, goonin’ all day long. No one understands why these exaggeratingly awkward riders exist, but when encountered, they possess …

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New Belgium Dayblazer Beer Review


In the early stages of my craft beer epiphany, you would definitely categorize me as a beer snob. Maybe snob is putting it lightly… I was a beer jerk. If I was out with friends and the beer you ordered wasn’t a fruited barrel-aged quadruple IPA, you would probably be met with silent judgement or …

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How the US Border Patrol is Using Mountain Bikes to Secure the Border

CBP, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Bike Patrol unit on patrol in South Texas. Photo: Donna Burton, US Government Work

Border security has been a controversial topic in the US recently, specifically regarding building a wall along our southern border with Mexico. While it’s unclear how effective such a wall might be, it turns out the US Border Patrol is already using something way more awesome than a wall to enforce our borders: mountain bikes. The US Customs and Border Protection website says, …

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Mean Green: Life on the Line. Bike Patrol on the Border

stock photo: Jeff Barber

Editor’s note: This article was written by Leon Baker of the US Border Patrol, El Paso Sector. It originally appeared in the International Police Mountain Bike Association newsletter, and has been republished here by permission. Mosquitoes buzz in my ears, seemingly immune to the gallons of toxic DEET sprayed over every inch of me. They probably …

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The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Mountain Bikers


Have you ever read the best-selling book with a very similar title and three less habits? Neither have I, but the title alone peaked my interest enough to generate some thought on what might be some common characteristics among mountain bikers that are motivated, productive, and highly effective. Rather than a list of how to …

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Mountain Biking Causes Mental Illness: Find Out Now If You Are Insane


Mountainous Bicycling Dependence Disorder (MBDD) is a common but serious mental health condition in which an individual is physically and/or psychologically dependent upon riding a bicycle upon the earth’s natural surfaces. MBDD occurs exclusively in avid mountain bikers and affects all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. While it is mostly seen in adulthood, there are …

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How To Become a Bro-Brah Mountain Biker in 25 Easy Steps


bro: short for brother. a male friend (often used as a form of address). a young man, especially one who socializes primarily with his male peers and enjoys lively, unintellectual pursuits. In the late 1990s, and at the height of its latter-day usage, the term “bro” was threatened by “dude” when the wildly-popular cult classic, …

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