Two wheeled traverser of mountains, words to paper, people believer, he's here hungry and waiting, James Thompson will be your friend and help in whatever way he can.

Belief in Yourself

Picture this ... you are a small child once again ... and somebody asks you if you want to try out this Rrrreally cool new game. What are you going to say?. Without a moment's hesitation, I'm betting you said, "let's do it!". You didn't even know what it was, but you were confident you could handle it and would like it. Now, I know you didn't like ...
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Purchasing Mountain Biking Gear from Your Local Super Market

You know how you start a new hobby, and it takes you awhile to start liking it and even a while longer before you quit borrowing/using your buddy's hand-me-downs and want to invest in your own gear?. Well, that's what happened here. I had just reached that point, and I was all excited. I had finally decided that I enjoy mountain biking enough that ...
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Running Out of Gas

When you don't eat all day and then go "all out" on a trail  So the other day, I wasn't prepared for a ride... and by this I mean that I had no idea I was going for a ride, much less doing anything at all that day. What this means for my ride is that I had not eaten, and I had stayed up late the night before.  Now, I don't know about y'al...
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Your Bottom, it's Important

So... Mountain Biking Shorts Shorts are "necessary" but the reason I wear them is because I personally don't want to have calluses on my bottom. It's a weird enough place without adding that to the picture. And yes, I know some controversy exists out there about baggy or compression shorts; it's up to you when it comes down to it. The only reason I...
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My Clash with Mountain Biking

Blood, Sweat, Tears, and all that, yada yada yada  From the first ride to now  So, how does one happen upon mountain biking?... it's really not an interesting story, so I'll skip it and go to my first ride on a "real" mountain bike... But first, some backstory.... I have been riding bikes since I was three. My first memorable experience r...
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