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Tools To Make Mountain Biking Fun - Jan. 18, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

I ride trickier stuff on the road then I do at home.  Riding around a gap for 8 years means there's a lot of baggage whenever I contemplate hitting it.

BC Warns: Illegal Building Could Bring Jail time, 10K Fine - Jan. 10, 2019, 7:40 a.m.

If it hasn't been to the courts then isn't it speculation to say a judge would throw the stiffest penalty at someone?  Specifically, that at this point the minimum penalty is just as likely as the stiffest penalty.

BC Warns: Illegal Building Could Bring Jail time, 10K Fine - Jan. 4, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

What's the history in the courts of BC mtb trail builders being taken to court under this act?

Dorking Up MTB - Nov. 14, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

We have a local guy making custom frame bags for the fanny pack crowd.  I do have to admit that I run a fanny pack in the winter.

The Best Bike In The World - Oct. 9, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

You beat me to it!

The Carbon Patrol is Here! - Oct. 4, 2018, 6:22 a.m.

Full Castanza.

You Can't Kill A Roach - A Tribute to Ingrid Doerr - Sept. 25, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

When I used to order Roach for the shop it was often Ingrid that'd answer the call and take the order. She was really nice and made a few custom pieces for me. I wore every one of them into rags. 

Every interaction with her was great and I'm genuinely sorry to hear she has passed.

2018 Ibis Ripmo Reviewed - July 24, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

It seems like the Ripmo doesn't fit particularly big.  Is that a fair assessment?  I.e. if an XL HD4 fits small the XL Ripmo won't be much better?

Interview: Santa Cruz Product Mgr. Josh Kissner on Bronson/5010 Mk 3 - July 4, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

Any chance you could ask Santa Cruz why no XXL in either bike (add Nomad to the list) when Santa Cruz sizing dictates a need for an XXL (see Hightower LT and V10 for proof)?

Spending in the Sea to Sky: How Mountain Biking Boosts Tourism - June 28, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Non parametric model running on 1996 data and a survey with a single collection modality?

This is more a marketing paper than anything else IMHO.

2018 Zerode Taniwha - March 19, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

"...I wouldn't fear tossing into the weeds. Of course, I have no real data to substantiate this opinion"

I see many weeds in the photos, thus providing ample opportunity to throw said bike into the weeds and to then gauge resulting fear levels.  Not generating this data, in spite of the opportunity given, is an opportunity missed indeed.

Stiffer Isn't The Solution - Feb. 23, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

Geared up I'm 230lbs on the bike and this new gen of "stiff" bikes are about right for me.  It isn't that long ago that road riding meant watching the BB sway back and forth and trail riding meant listening to the pivots creak.

The New 2018 YT Capra 27 & 29 - Feb. 12, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

The addition of the XXL puts YT on the map for me and is one more piece of evidence that bike manufacturers are recognizing there are +6'2" riders out there.

Dorking Up MTB - Feb. 2, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Forgive me if someone already said this, but I don't think any of these are mistakes.  Rather, the list is just a timeline of being a mountain biker in the early 90s to today.  

What people can forget is that we weren't so much developing mountain riding culture as we were transitioning from/overcoming a century or road bike culture.

I think that where we are with mountain biking after only 20 years of collective learning is pretty good compared to other riding tribes (road, city, bmx, etc.).

RRP ProGuard - The Max Protection Edition - Jan. 31, 2018, 7:55 a.m.

A 4L milk carton and zip ties can do wonders in the rain.

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