Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Art of Mountain Biking, babyhead, berm, cross country, enduro, Hurst, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, Robert Hurst, rock garden, singletrack, Specialized, XC
BUY IT NOW: AMAZON
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: air pressure, air resistance, bicycle tech, bicycling, contact patch, cycling, gradient resistance, gravity, mountain biking, optimal air pressure, pedaling resistance, resistance force on a bicycle, rolling resistance, Schwalbe, tire deformation, tire size, tire width, urban cycling
From the Schwalbe tech info pages — http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/rolling_resistance
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: Comp-23, Flite, mountain bike, mountain biking, P-22, P-23, rigid fork, Ritchey, singletrack, Spinergy, Tange, TIG-welded, Tom Ritchey, transportation, vintage mountain bike
With custom factory paint. In its native habitat.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bike racing, cross country, Georgia Gould, London, mountain bike, mountain biking, Olympics, XC
… says that UCI winnings for cyclocross races were ten times more for elite men than they were for elite women.
“This looks like a pretty strong case of discrimination,” Gould said. “I understand men’s fields are deeper. There are more guys racing. OK, you don’t make it equal 20 places deep. But the top few people? You don’t get a discount like, ‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts). You pay less for your plane ticket.’ Or when I buy my license from the UCI, they’re not, like, ‘Oh, you’re a woman. You pay 10 percent of what the men pay.’ I train just as hard. You don’t go the same distance.
“‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts)’” is among best ever newspaper quotations, lovin’ those parentheses.
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: 29-inch wheels, 29er, 700c, all terrain bike, bicycle, bicycling, bike, bike of the day, cycling, Flite, Flite saddle, Mike, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, off-road bike, pedalcycle, WaltWorks
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: all terrain bicycling, bicycling, continental divide, endurance mountain bike racing, endurance racing, Eszter Horanyi, mountain biking, MTB, singlespeed, SS, TD, Tour Divide, travel, vacation, WaltWorks, Waltworks 29er, XC
Everybody’s pulling for Eszter…
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing, bike racing, Canada, chipotle, cycling, former mountain biker, Garmin-Cervelo, Giro d'Italia, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, Ryder Hesjedal, Tour of Italy, Vaughters, xc world champ
“His biggest strength is his ability to do a gut check and dig deep when there’s no hope,” Vaughters said. “He’s also a little bit stubborn, which can be frustrating at times.”
No hope, he says, after the guy wins the Giro. I hope Hesjedal steps up his frustration of Vaughters.
The sports guys are impressed that a “former mountain biker” won the Giro. Seem to have momentarily forgotten about Cadel Evans, also an xc world champ. The novelty of mountain bikers winning major road races wore off long ago among those involved in the actual races.
Filed under: Bike of the Day, Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycle theft, bicycling, bike, bike of the day, bike rack, bike theft, Gary Fisher, mid range, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, The Art of Mountain Biking, Trek
I’ve often seen a mid-range Trek mtb parked at this spot, formerly occupied by a bike rack.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Christchurch, Hi Graham and Lani -- you guys out there?, Kiwis, maybe it was Graeme, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, New Zealand, The Art of Mountain Biking, track!, trail etiquette
(Had an interesting passing incident today, as a matter of fact, on some singletrack south of town. I was about to pass a runner. He heard me coming and kindly stepped off the trail — almost directly onto a huge rattlesnake. Very large snake, as thick as a mason jar. Awesome. It waved its huge head around at us like a cartoon cobra for a few seconds, then we all went on with our business.)
New Zealand has some nice trails, so I’ve been told.
First time I’ve ever heard of something like this between trail riders. Didn’t watch the video:
Brizzell said the incident happened after he asked Dalton to let him past, in line with trail etiquette to let faster riders through.
However, Dalton did not give Brizzell space and eventually their argument boiled over into a physical confrontation.
Brizzell said he was strangled by his helmet strap and eventually bit the man’s finger.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: mountain biking, MTB, off-road bicycling, singletrack, The Art of Mountain Biking
If you dare, over here.
The book is called The Art of Mountain Biking: Singletrack Skills for All Riders.