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Dear Uncle Dave: What is the best bike for the Apocalypse? - March 13, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Comes as a frame only so you don't need to do all the swapping.

Dear Uncle Dave: What is the best bike for the Apocalypse? - March 12, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Hot damn Dave! If I had the monies and talent I would build this bike for you! Not only because you chose a Big Honzo but Helado Effing Negro! Add the track "Invisible Heartbeat" to your list. Zombies probably have invisible heartbeats anyway, so really it's a super fit.

My Girl Rides like Crap and Wants to Come on Every Ride... - Jan. 2, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

I have advice for your girlfriend: break up with your guy. He's a jackass that's too scared to talk to you. Get out while you can!

Dear Uncle Dave: My Roadtrips have become Petty Arguments Disguised as Vacations - Oct. 2, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

I'm just here for the RZA! 

But road trips are awesome and that dude's friends are cheapAF. DEFINITELY don't let them go to the RZA show!

Alone. In The Dark (A Welcome To Night Riding) - Sept. 12, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Night riding, to me is one of the greatest aspects of mountain biking. I love everything about it: the way it makes an old trail feel new, how everything sounds different at night, the solitude, the occasional eyes peering back out at you from the woods, the way the snow sparkles in the lights, the way my breath curls up on a cold, cold night, the colors of the sky in the dark and the gentle illumination the city gives to the bottom of the clouds. It's just totally magical. I don't night ride in the summer due to the long days, but I had my first night ride of the season last night. It was pouring rain to the point where the descent had sticks and leaves floating down the trail. My lights made the rain and accompanying visor splatter feel like hyperspace. My fingers were frozen. My feet felt like they were in icy swimming pools (5.10s don't drain well). 

I laughed maniacally the entire time and got home to find my mud-splattered rosy cheeks in a permagrin. It is just most fun you can have on a bike. I'm right there with you.

Best of 2017 - Pete's List - Jan. 1, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Aw wow, Pete. This is really thoughtful. Thank you for the kind words and the long-time support.... especially since I made you and Cam eat all of the energy bars ever at Interbike and I never wrote a story about that. I love you guys!

Dear Santa - Cam's List - Dec. 22, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

Cam- I'm pretty sure you could just propose to share with the VanTan club. That way, instead of "rolling in and flashing your membership card," you could just roll in.. flash them.... and enjoy all of the benefits of being nekkid AND talking about bikes. Jack pot!

27 Winter Riding Tips (Winter is Here!)* - Nov. 17, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

I think it must be. If i flip the actuator it kills all tension in the cable. The post won't stay down on its own and it won't stay up if I sit on it. The worst of both worlds.

27 Winter Riding Tips (Winter is Here!)* - Nov. 16, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Also, if anyone has any tips to keep KS seatposts working in sub-zero temperatures, I'd love the help. Mine dies as soon as we hit freezing.

27 Winter Riding Tips (Winter is Here!)* - Nov. 16, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Another tip for keeping your hydration hose from freezing: tuck it in your shirt. Works every time.

If it isn't Carbon - are you Still a Mountain Biker? - Nov. 8, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Hell I work in the bike industry and have never owned a carbon bike... I confess that's changing, like today, BUT still. I climb as fast as anyone else. Ride the same shit as everyone else, and probably have as much fun as anyone else on my same old bike that I've ridden for 3 years. I kept it because I loved it and it felt good. My car - the only car I've ever owned my entire life- has 203,000 miles on it. It's a 2005 Subaru Impreza. I love it. Would I love a new car? Sure, but do I love my current, beat-to-shit Subee? Youbetcha. It's all consumerism in the end. We just pick our battles.

Hammer Time with Leatt - Sept. 25, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

I was really impressed with the fit and weight. Obviously, try it on if you can, but the weight (or lack thereof) was super impressive.

Outdoor Demo: Treasure Hunting - Sept. 21, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

Personal opinion on eBikes aside, that reference is a literal reflection of what I saw at Demo. In fact I can even quote one rider on a pedal assist bike saying, "Man I'm so drunk right now," as he weaved his way through foot traffic in the expo area at a fairly zippy speed. I'm not going to debate the pros and cons of eBikes here. If they're something you're happy about, more power to you. -L

"Barbed Liar" Posts Statement - July 25, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Reading his statement gave me a brain ache. That is all.

Eric Porter's Universal Tube Trick - May 31, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

There's a reason we joke that Porter is the best dad in mountain biking. That dude is always prepared. Awesome trick!

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