A friend of mine was asking about mountain biking. She knew how involved I was in the sport and seemed genuinely interested. I had a few well framed photos of mountain biking in Arizona and Colorado, so I showed her a few. I purposefully chose the photos with great scenic views and a few action shots. To me, these photos told the story of the sport...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
On a recent mountain biking trip to Arizona and Colorado, we biked 7 days in a row at one point in Arizona, took a couple of days off to sight-see around the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, and then biked 6 more days in a row in Colorado. Summer heat. Rocky, technical terrain. Elevation. We knew we were going to need to take extra care of our bod...
The 401 Trail in Crested Butte, Colorado
A dropper seat post has more functionality than just for downhills. Here are a few tips for using it effectively! Why A DROPPER SEATPOST? Have you considered adding a dropper seat post to your metal stallion? These are a few benefits of adding one! The most functional use for a dropper seatpost is for downhill runs. Lowering your center of gravity ...
​Adventure Sports have helped to shape me into a more confident person, better leader, and healthier person all around. I have always been an adventure sport enthusiast my entire life and will continue to be; mountain biking has definitely found a spot in my list of favorite hobbies and forms of exercise in the past few years. In my early teens I c...
You don't have a lot of money and you're thinking about getting into the sport of mountain biking. Maybe you're thinking about getting a bike for your kid and you want to get something simple. You might be tempted to run down to your local department store. But you don't want to buy a Walmart bike--not for mountain biking. They might look like...
​Mountain bikers tend to have pretty strong opinions about the style of biking shorts that they wear. It's an argument between baggie shorts versus compression shorts. (Mountain bikers often refer to compression shorts as "lycra" or "spandex" shorts and sometimes "roadie" shorts, but we think the term "compression" is a better description.) The dif...
If you type in the search term "mountain bike" on eBay, there will probably be in the neighborhood of 5000 search results. Those results will include many high end bikes costing into the thousands of dollars all the way down to the kind of bikes you'd find in a department store for a couple hundred dollars. So, you obviously have to narrow the sear...
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...