Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Exclusive: The Sombrio Rig Life–Chapter 2

11.07.2012 //

The Sombrio crew take their pump track to the streets of San Francisco.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

11.07.2012 //

Thomas Vanderham. Ebensee, Austria.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

11.06.2012 //

Winthrop, WA. Photo by Dan Barham.

Video: Specialized’s 2013 Demo 8

11.06.2012 //

Here’s a bit of background on the latest iteration of the Specialized Demo 8 and why Berrecloth chooses to pilot it.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

11.05.2012 //

Parker Williams. St. George, Utah.

Left Field: Mr. Burns Endorses Romney for President

11.04.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Ah, election time. Theoretically it’s that special occasion when America beams out a beacon of democratic bad-ass-itude across the globe. A sort of “Hey, world! Check us out while a whopping 58 to 64 percent of our eligible electorate kicks out the jams and exercises their right to vote.” Boom. Of course,

Video: The Story Behind Bontrager’s Latest Tire

11.04.2012 //

Legendary tire designer Frank Stacy has breathed new life into Bontrager’s tire line. The new G5 is a good example of his gift for making rubbery magic.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

11.04.2012 //

Southern Chilcotins, BC.

Dirty Words: A great day to be a selfish cyclist

11.03.2012 //

There is an election coming up next week and while much of the debate has been about the role of government in our lives, on our mountain bike micro-level the real issue is who owns the dirt.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

11.03.2012 //

Darcy Turenne. Vancouver Island, BC

In Praise of… Unconditional Allies

11.02.2012 //

t was 1977 when I first hucked my purple Schwinn Pixie off a pine-needle-covered hip on the hill below my house. I somehow landed it and pushed
straight back to the top to hit it again. And again. And again.

Video: Mojo Trail Diaries Part Two

11.02.2012 //

For part 2 of the Morocco trip Weir, Barel and company really get into the backwaters of the Moroccan Atlas.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

11.02.2012 //

Crankworx 2011.

In Praise of…Primitive Lines

11.01.2012 //

Rustic diversity, the tactile challenge that comes with trying to stuff a pair of rolling wheels down a twisty piece of dirt that never had wheels in mind when it became a trail, gets shunted to the side as new trails are crafted that reward momentum and are tailored to ease the wheel’s passage.

News: You’re Invited to Sombrio’s Pump Track Jam in San Francisco

11.01.2012 //

Sombrio is teaming up with Bike Magazine, Boombotix and Ride SFO to bring their pumptrack to San Francisco this Saturday, November 3. Come ride! It’s free–plus Sombrio has bikes, pads and helmets for you to use.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

11.01.2012 //

Sun Valley, ID.

Argentina All-Mountain Finale

10.31.2012 //

With the trip winding down, we simply had to get one dawn patrol ride checked off the list.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

10.31.2012 //

Kurt Sorge. Kamloops, BC.

Video: Argentina All-Mountain Adventure Episode 4

10.30.2012 //

Right outside of the town of Bariloche is some of the sweetest ribbons of singletrack any of us had ever experienced. Not only that, but directly in town is a top quality shuttle zone that had us saying “one more run” over and over.

News of the Tweet: Follow the Leader

10.30.2012 //

What does it take to become a Twitter success (and will doing so make you feel like a bit of a whore)?

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