Fabien Barel won the first round of the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala. Clementz came in 2nd place. Jared Graves took third.
Regardless of whether we are rule-followers or not, most riders routinely ignore certain aspects of gravity and inertia, trying to work these forces to our advantage while knowing that it might not work out the way we hope it will. And that’s exactly the way we like it.
And then there was a stern, yet polite, email from the Bureau of Land Management regarding the River Recon story that ran in our July 2012 issue. According to the note, the riding depicted in the article had taken place on trails that were not open for mountain biking and, as such, was illegal.
It’s fairly easy to get hung up on defining that which is real riding—mountain-bike media and industry marketing types are constantly creating new language and rules. I think it’s in fact realest when we no longer worry about defining anything—when you run what you brung and just enjoy your own ride.
I’ve been told that mountain bikers are passionate about their sport, and that all the chatter is an expression of that passion. But from my limited and, admittedly, self-serving perspective, passion seems better served in the doing of a sport rather than the talking about the trappings of that sport.
Source: Red Bull In the third episode of “Life Behind Bars,” Brandon Semenuk and Logan Peat head down to Woodward West in Tehachapi, California, to get some solid riding in. While Peat is sidelined with a leg injury, they meet up with fellow rider Kyle Strait where they practice some cork 3s into the foam [...]
By Ryan LaBar I bought my first pair of Time ATAC pedals about 9 yeas ago, and put them through 4 years of hard riding before finally retiring them (one had a cracked body). Since then, I’ve a spent a good deal of time on just about every other brand’s clipless pedal offerings. So, I [...]
The 2012 BFF kicks off on June 27 in New York City and will include over 25 cities across 15 countries. It has grown to encompass art shows, concerts, parties and, of course, bike rides, but with a fierce underground ethos, it still swears off any allegiance to ‘the industry’.
By Seb Kemp I don’t pay huge attention to US politics [Editor's Note: Kemp is a Brit currently living in Canada] (like most of the US electorate). I don’t ignore it, I’m just too busy getting distracted by Gwinisms in my Twitter feed, a choked Facebook timeline, and ex-pro racers wearing bikinis and shaving their [...]
Source: Anthill Films The quaint beachside community of Aptos, California is located ten minutes south of Santa Cruz down highway CA 1. Across the road from the bustling Post Office sits a vacant lot. This is home to the aptly named and world-renowned Post Office Dirt Jumps. These jumps have given rise to a community [...]
For the uninitiated, underage, or for those who never went through any sort of ‘weed phase’ in high school, Ian Anderson is one hell of a flute player. So much so that the flute, his chosen tool, is the focal point of his band Jethro Tull’s entire ensemble—his playing of it differentiating them from any other group in the ‘Middle English Rock’ genre, if there is such a thing.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been known to receive some strange things in the mail here at the office. Still, I couldn’t help but be surprised when I received a box containing a two-page press release, a canister of ‘Whiz Wands’ and instructions for a good ‘ol fashioned experiment. For those as [...]
Let’s face it, when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, mountain bikers just don’t cut it, not even the female ones.