How to Buy a Mountain Bicycle*
"You could take the crappiest, city bike gruppo off a WalMart bike, and it will most likely out-perform the top of the line stuff..."
Chasing Fall from the Yukon to British Columbia
How far would you go to extend your favourite time of year to ride? Last Autumn, Cooper Quinn and Matt Beer chased fall colours from the BC to the Yukon in search of the endless Fall.
BC Warns: Illegal Building Could Bring Jail time, 10K Fine
The B.C. Gov't came out guns-a-blazin' in an effort to curb un-permitted building - but there may be legitimate reasons why these trails are being built...
The Peruvian Death March
You can't be disappointed when you don't know what to expect - but you can have your will crushed at 15,000 feet...
9 Fresh Rain Tips
Rain Riding is For Suckers
Some prep and the right gear can help you get out the door when the weather kills your mojo...
My Mistake History
Dorking Up MTB
"My path to mountain biking mediocrity was a bumpy and circuitous one - largely because I’m a stubborn SOB..."
Just Say Hi*
"Our order doesn’t have a secret handshake, a gang sign or even common colours..."
(They won't really change your life but they are good)
6 MTB Hacks That May Change Your Life*
Little things can make a big difference - and the internet is the perfect place for shortcuts and counter-intuitive tricks to ease your life...
The Best Bike In The World
"It floats up huge climbs like it’s pumped full of steam - I think it’s pulled right from Ned Overend’s dreams..."
Poor Prep Will Bite you in the Ass
A Disgrace to Mountain Biking
When one flat tire turns into four, preparation has to be spot on. If not get to walk out - or at least have a 10 spot handy...
Finding Your Big Rocks
If you don't get your big rocks in the jar - the important ones - you'll be left kicking pebbles and sand...
The Medium Is Dead, Long Live Independent Media
"Over time Dirt ‘matured’ into something that was irreverent, always on point and professionally unprofessional..."
The Spanish Underpants
I began to think of it as my own personal trail – even though I didn't build - but it was never mine at all…
Mountain Biking’s Worst Enemy
When you drop into an online discussion that seems like Republicans vs. Democrats and discover it's mountain bikers vs. mountain bikers…
Faking it as a real journalist in Grand Targhee
Uncle Dave's trip to Wyoming
"It's like a Michelin starred chef decided to whet your appetite with scraps from his compost bucket..."
Who Leads? What's your Ride Order Philosophy?
"Of course if there is an opportunity to pass we leap at it and the ‘so long sucker’ rule applies..."
Video - Story - Photos
Trail Hunter - The Brotherhood of Stoke in South Africa
"Matt Hunter is no stranger to flow, of course, but the trails Hylly and his brother-in-law, Fanie Kok, share with him in Karkloof catch him off guard..."
Riding is Not the New Golf
“…let’s just dispense with the comparison between a good ol’ muddy shred fest and 9 or 18 holes. It isn’t the same, by far.”
How to keep Secret Trails Secret
The Ten Laws Of Loam
You ride secret trails? How dare you! It’s a renegade world with few apparent rules, but even renegades have a code of conduct...
Places to Ride
Oakridge Oregon - MTB Capital of the Northwest?
Oakridge isn't a cute town, it lacks great restaurants and has only one brewpub - so the dirt and the trails had better be good....
Ask Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave Broke Himself (again)
"Not like a major gun shot. But a minor gunshot. Like a really large pellet gun, or a really small cannon."
Riding and Adventure in Switzerland
Vanderham Rides the Swiss Alps
Splitting borders while chasing Alpine singletrack, stone huts, and good food.
NSMB VIDEO & PHOTO FEATURE
Landshapes: Miranda Miller (World Champion!)
Not just Miranda Miller - that's World Champion Miranda Miller! Miranda riding and talking about her journey to the circuit...
Ask Uncle Dave
Talking E-bikes With Uncle Dave
" Are we guiding the sport? Or are we just another arm that can be used to sell people shit that they don't really need..."