Author Archives: "Bike"
As I rolled out of bed at 6:30 this morning, I couldn’t help but feel the effects from the previous day’s efforts. We had in fact ridden 30-plus miles, climbed over 6,000 feet, raced flat-out, lung-burning stages for almost 30 minutes, and battled with the altitude and sun.
At home in Spain, Andreu Lacondeguy practices downhill on enduro motocycle trails with his brother, while Kyle Strait pursues his passion for racing, earning a silver medal at the U.S. National Championships, and Tom van Steenbergen goes to Europe for a slopestyle competition he’d rather forget.
Steve Peat and 2014 World Cup Champion Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland take us on a run down the Hafjell World Championships 2014 track.
The Red Bull District Ride course builders have worked tirelessly at full throttle to finish this unique track on time. In just a few days they have changed Nuremberg’s old city into an amazing urban freeride course.
Only a few hours before last weekend’s pro downhill race in Nordkette, Austria, it started pouring rain and the course changed from a tough but manageable piece of technical track into a muddy, slippery nightmare.
Galen and I are in Medora to take on the Maah Daah Hey 100 endurance mountain bike race. People sometimes laugh when I tell them about mountain biking in North Dakota, but the joke is on them. The Maah Daah Hey Trail covers over 12,000 feet of elevation gain in 105 miles, with almost equal amounts of ascending and descending, and roughly 90 percent of that is true singletrack.
Justin Julian, general manager at Salsa Cycles, teaches Joe how to noodle for Koi in the fifth episode of “Fishing with Joe at Eurobike.” And keeping his streak going, Joe was skunked.
Thomas Humpage, a professional photographer based in Chamonix, France, had invited me along to go downhilling with his friends for the day. He’d also lent me his 160-millimeter travel, full-suspension enduro bike, as it was decided that my hardtail 29er was probably not up to the rigors of descending 7,500 feet down Pila mountain with a bunch of really fast Chamoniards on downhill bikes. I think that also made him generally responsible for ensuring I didn’t embarrass everyone by showing up in my stretchy shorts.
It has been a few years since Hans Rey showed off his trials skills. But what better place than on Fishing with Joe? Joe kisses a tire, maybe soils his “waders,” and of course, chuckles along the way, as Hans hops around at Eurobike.