Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Today is National Bike To Work Day. Lots of folks are leaving their cars in the garage…. I’m OK with that because some percentage of them might actually start riding to work, but my cynical side says this is a feel-good day, then its back to using the EZ-Pass to the Lexus Lanes on the way to resting a $30,000 German-made automobile in a concrete stall for the eight or nine hours you’re at work.
TRUVATIV is releasing its own version of BlackBox-branded components with a line of signature-series handlebars; each of which was shaped to the specific demands and requirements of one of the brand’s sponsored riders. Jerome Clementz gets his own bar. Ditto for Danny Hart and Steve Smith.
There are plusher bikes out there. Lighter bikes as well. Where the Instinct excels, however, is its balance and versatility. I’d happily ride this thing anywhere outside of a bike park. A quick tweak of the geometry and the bike is ready to tackle just about anything. That’s not something you can say of most 29ers.
As I watched the girls in the camp improve, hitting bigger jumps and drops, pumping confidently through big bermed corners and tackling steep sections I got a little twitchy. I knew how they were feeling; I knew that as they pushed themselves a little further each time they were chasing the rush of accomplishment. The euphoria, the hi-fives, the smiles, I started to jones for all of it.
Eleven-year old rider, Alex Shepherd, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor On April 16, 2013. Alex’s friends and family are seeking donations to help offset the costs of what will be an expensive medical procedure, and have set up a website to help raise donations. We’re asking our readers to help out if they can.
“Perfect Space” – As the project gathers pace, Danny finds the perfect space to start building his lines. He takes some inspiration from the Athertons at Fort William and as the UK prepares to welcome the Olympics, Danny has the honor of carrying the torch through Glasgow.
The second season of This is Peaty rolls off with a bang, Rocky-style: cue the beards, the sweats, the pummeling of beef slabs of beef, the splitting of lumber…from a cinematic point of view, this clip is actually a marriage of both Rocky I and Rocky IV, but more to the point, it’s just funny as hell. Good stuff here. Oh, and there’s riding too.
After being the most successful male mountain biker of all time, and a rally car racing champion, Nico Vouilloz now embarks on the next phase of his competitive life: the first Enduro World Series.
At $125, The North Face’s “Long Way Home” jacket is a hell of a value. It’s also a smartly-designed product: highly breathable, incredibly comfortable and, thanks to its removable sleeves, extremely versatile. An ideal jacket for cross-country rides in fall and spring conditions.