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2019 Gift Guide: Week 6 - Dec. 21, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Evergreen does not exactly represent all of Washington. 

Friends of Capitol Forest in the Olympia area(Capitol Forest) and Olympic Dirt Society in Port Angeles (Dry Hill) area. 

Similar to WMBC, FOCF and ODS are local, and strongly and effectively advocating and working for MTB access and projects in their respective areas. 

Agreed. Washington is a well represented state for our sport.

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 11, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

Yes. The original DH trail bike.

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 11, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

Yes. The original DH trail bike.

Purple Is the New Black At Rampage - Oct. 28, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

I remember being pretty mesmerized in the purple ano era. There was an aura of mysticism around all of those ano and polished bits. Placebo speed and performance factor was high, and it was real. Those were very good times. Now we are on the opposite side of the sphere - subdued greys, browns and greens - more mountain hipster and less 80's fallout. Thanks Yeti for keeping the teal bling through it all. And Zoke for busting out some nostalgia at the Rampage.

Formula Cura 4 Brakes Ridden - Oct. 19, 2019, 12:36 a.m.

I had the same lack of roll back problems with a pair of Cura 4's last year. No one would reply to my help inquiries through the Formula USA web contact. I finally connected with someone at Formula Italy via the Formula account on Pink Bike. After a couple of back and forth's for help through Pink Bike, Formula stopped responding. 

Pretty poor performance from the brakes and even poorer performance from Formula customer service. This is the same combination of problems Formula has been having with their brakes for years. 

Reading through the conversations above, it sounds like there may have been some seal issues with the early Cura 4's? I really would have appreciated it if Formula would have stood behind their brakes and helped me out. 

YOU LEFT ME HANGING WITH BUNK BRAKES, FORMULA. Weak. I'm now on Saint's.

The Offseason - Jan. 25, 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Great video. Buy a van (an old VW if you are inclined to uncertainty). Leave home. Explore. Take pictures. Breath. Repeat often.

Canadian Downhill Legend Steve Smith Dies at 26 - May 10, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Did you guys seriously just stick another post above this one? Shameful. This post or a eulogy or any Smith related posts should be the top post on this web site for days to come. I'm not even Canadian, and I'm ashamed for you.

Rip it up in peace, Steve. Your memory lives on strong in all of us.

RAW with Luke Strobel! - March 22, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

Fuck yeah Cascadia

Skull Saboteur to be Sentenced Jan. 21st - Jan. 21, 2016, 9:40 a.m.

Intent to harm. Some jail time should be expected.

RAW from Windham 2015 - Aug. 7, 2015, 8:51 p.m.

Sam Hill @ 2:00…

Shot Out of a Cannon - July 24, 2015, 8:24 a.m.

Yes please!

In Praise of the Climb - July 22, 2015, 8:05 a.m.

Good piece - one that needed to be written. The pre-descent meditation. The alignment of chakras through breathing, and suffering. As a rider from an area with a little more flow(up and down) and a little less chunk, the climbing in the Whistler area has always been not only gut wrenching but mind opening. One major benefit I noticed after my last tech climb in the Whistler Valley, was the improvement in speed and flow on the well earned descent. The same body english(language - PC?) used to efficiently get up and over the roots and rocks on the climb turns on the out to be the same technique used to flow and carry speed on the descent. Climbing in Whistler Valley makes you a better descender.

Are All Mountain Bikers A-Holes? - July 17, 2015, 8:19 a.m.

Ah, c'mon! 🙂 Well, isn't this piece written from the perspective of a grumpy old guy? Only visits bike shops every couple years? Would rather run tubes than spend 2 annoying minutes checking tire pressure pre-ride? Bitter about barely having time to get out and ride a few hours a week? You get back what you put out there. Understand Karma - no debt goes unpaid. It's all clear from here!

Tired of Tires and Trying(!) Tubeless - July 6, 2015, 10:31 p.m.

Complaining about checking and tuning tire pressure is like complaining about having to lube your chain. Why is there no lube-free chain? There just isn't. Some would call that an opportunity. So go on. Keep running 45, flat free PSI in your tubed up Nevegals. The rest of us will keep rolling our lighter, better handling tubeless tire miracles - and that does not include UST.

Ignorance isn't a choice. Stupidity is. I don't mean that! It just came out. Whatever works for you.

Does The North Shore Suck? - May 23, 2015, 7:10 a.m.

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