That book is a really great idea, ordered it a few days ago.... My son is turning 10 in two weeks, he loves riding his mountain bike...he is not a native speaker of English but reaally curious and open....and loves good stories and pictures.
Now I need to check them out.
Oh....and I still rock a pair of Roach pants in dark blue where the knees are like in indigo. Almost look like a normal pair of pants. A bit baggy but still awesome. Bought them at the original Cove in 2001 I think. Had a few seams replaced by a professional. Can not kill them.
Riding in pants is wesome. I bought a Fox race pants two seasons ago, and it was such an eye-opener. Riding regularly in them, but am a bit worried about crashing in them. The material seems to be easy to tear, are the Royal race pants any different? Guess these are the ones that the 50 to 1 are wearing.
Happy New Year! The Boundary pics are just awesome.
I know want to ride a 29er Hardtail with modern geo on the shore. Sweet....maybe 2021.
Done. Did not come up with a fancy name though. Albus was my choice....hopefully a grandfather to other trees one fine day. And I hope they plant Western redcedar. Such beautiful and powerful trees once fully matured.
I am really intrigued by the beast...I love hardtail riding so much, apart from bikepark shredding. Still, I think I would love to test ride one but live on the wrong continent, and my plan is to buy a new ht in two years, and I think I would go with a Stylus again, this time with 27.5 wheels. I like it playful and nimble.
Still...awesome way to go for Chromag.
And does it hold a water bottle and spares?
Thank you for that feature, I really enjoyed it. I can still remember an interview with Jared in the old Dirt Mag when it was still paper, this interview literally made me taking up hot/cold showers after a practise or training session. Really inspirational.
Thanks for that tale, the name Pulp Traction kind of always floated there in the back of the English-speaking mtb world, now I know why.
Any chance The Moment will be available on dvd/blu-ray?
I might have. I rememer having read it, and since I have not thrown away any copy of Bike I bought or subscribed to, chances are good. I check this weekend.
I am a dad myself, and yes, when we lived together before the break it was at times challenging.
But in this day and age of easy-to-access info and training and coaching your argument is not really all that valid in the long run.
Dads and moms need time to get used to the new vircumstances but sooner or later it all comes down to the facts that
every single one of us gas 24 hours. How and with what we spend them depends on each one of us.
if a rider wants to improve and stay healthy long term he/she does not come around input/training from other areas/pursuits, be it yoga or lifting.
being a good dad entails being a positive, life-affirming role model. And for that Little Toddler should understand that health and happiness can be connected to training and goals.
But....I can remember that time of "I just want to go gor a ride NOW!" time pretty well, after the birth and the first time.
That is a great piece with some really solid advice, Cam.
I am currently in hospital after a stupid training related movement gave me a prolapsed disc L5 S1 with sciatica.
All more or less good now, and the best part without surgery. Rest and rehab now, got a good physiotherapist.
What I am once again checking as a personal upgrade is a new trail helmet with maximum coverage. What good is a fit and strong body if your head is not as protected as it could be?
And yes, the most simple way to improve performance is fine tuning the engine and skills associated with it. But that is not as easy as buying that set of cranks or wheels.
Anyways, enough of a middle-age rant, thanks for the article.
That was really sick! Sick rider, sick bike, sick trailriding, sick picnic table manual, wall ride, roof drop, stairgaps. Awesome. True style never gets old.
And that T-shirt. Sweet.
Oh the optimism of youth? Seriously? Because of the weather?
Perfect winter conditions.....after a certain age time is precious and that is a bigger issue than cold temps and a but of mud.
Re: Seond hand/used bike issues mentioned
I think that this is not really a legit issue if a person wants to start riding. It would make for a great Satruday late afternoon with a drink or two while pulling apart that used bike and get some skills in being self sufficient.
And a bike rider does need a few tools anyways, and fixing a bike at home can be done with a mini/multi tool, might be no fun - but can be done.
This issue might be different for people who do not care at all about how a bike is working or who only ride because of the hype, true.
The question at the beginning of the editorial is purely rhetoric, though. Who gives a shit about what anyone is riding?