At the peak of his career, world-renowned trials rider, Martyn Ashton, suffered an accident that paralyzed him. Ashton had been working on his ultimate movie, Road Bike Party 2, which now seemed as if it would never be finished. Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg, Ashton’s competitors and friends, have stepped up to finish the movie, which debuts today. Check it out here.
Source: Dan Barham Ryan Leech has ridden mountain bikes professionally for over sixteen years now; over that time he has been responsible for creating a whole new style of trials mountain biking, performing live in front of tens of thousands of fans and pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible on a bike. The […]
I've been off the bike more times than I want to remember and for more reasons than I care to admit. Winters, hurricanes, a couple of douchebag discs in my back and a general propensity for laziness have all taken their toll on my riding. Throw in the occasional injury and pregnancy, and I’ve been benched enough times to know that getting back on the bike is never quick. Or easy. Or painless.
Your iPhone is broken. Your face is broken. Your friends have deserted you. The police are coming. The cheese and ground beef you ate is about to mix with the vodka in a vomit geyser of epic proportions. You also have peed your pants. Don’t worry about i
It is this—the electric crowd so caught up in the glory and the spectacle of racing, their excitement and enthusiasm so palpable that it makes the hair on your scalp tingle, this roiling party of the sport’s faithful—this is what cements Fort William into legend.
Guys are pretty much one-trick ponies, and once you’ve seen the Shetland do the hokey-pokey, there isn’t much mystery in the Mister. So, as reticent as I am to pull the sword from the scabbard in public, I must offer faint praise to those individuals who feel that their shortcomings are worthy of displaying on the airwaves.
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, […]
From Dan Barham: For the last couple of years, I’ve had the great pleasure of running a photo clinic with Yukon-based tour company Boréale Mountain Biking, where I try to pass on some of the knowledge, tips and tricks I’ve learned in my time as a mountain bike photographer. It’s always a super fun course, […]
For most of us, our passion for riding started when we were simply kids playing on bikes. then we turned into ‘cyclists’ and began sorting ourselves into razor-thin niches. With divisions based upon minutia like wheel size or the irony of one’s throat beard, it’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of a particular riding style. that is, until stepping foot into Valmont Bike Park.
Air Terror is not 100-percent curable in every patient and manifests itself in many different ways. In mild cases, it acts as a governor, limiting the amount of space between a rider’s wheels and the ground. In extreme cases, it has been known to send the victim into rabid fits of self loathing, in which they disparage all forms of fun.
Plugged in. Connected. It’s the digital age and I’m surrounded by screens. Too many screens. The average kid watches television or his computer something like 50 hours a week. It’ll be a sad day when the shovel becomes obsolete because no one knows how to use one.
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.
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.