An Ask Uncle Dave How-to
Build Your Own tubeless Inflator
"It's like jamming a cucumber down the urethra of a flaccid penis. I would imagine. No fun. No fun at all..."
Demystifying Fork Offset and Trail
"Very occasionally, Uncle Dave feels the need to talk about something technical, such that he can maintain his bona fides as a 'bicycle expert.'"
Ask Uncle Dave – Contractual Obligations
"I’m a little bit saddened that Specialized Gravity thought that this was the fourth most important piece of information..."
Ask Uncle Dave – How do I Break my funk?
"It's easy to feel inadequate if you aren't slaying foreign trail with a Red Bull in one hand and a Gopro in the other..."
Uncle Dave Succumbs to the Nog
Uncle Dave is here to cheer you up - by making you feel better about your 2016 - but at least he's still keen on sharing music...
Ask Uncle Dave – How to Give Back
"If we all start riding like that, we’re not going to have any trails left due to all the damage we will cause and people we will piss off..."
Uncle Dave Wants You off his Lawn
"Maybe some cop saying you can’t drink a beer on the beach. Or some old guy with a moustache lecturing you trailside about your mountain bike..."
Uncle Dave Gives Dental Advice
"I crashed 10 years ago and my tooth turned blue. Should I get it fixed and give up my bluetooth joke or keep it..."
Activities to Preserve Sanity When You Can’t Ride
My wife has compared me to our dog in the sense that I need some sort of activity every day or I get all fidgety, at least I hope that's what she meant...
Stuck in an Echo Chamber
"I waded through pictures of myself peppered with insane hashtags and dog whistles**, and I actually started to feel a bit sad..."
How to Rip Like A Rider From B.C.?
"At night, between mouthfuls of food, we'd discuss how... the skill set of BC riders is light years ahead of us..."
Talking to Women
"No matter what you're doing, a mountain biker is standing on the side of a trail somewhere, waiting to tell you that you're doing it wrong..."
Mountain Biking Sucks!
"Some scoundrel, maybe even the Industry, had taken that rock and skinny filled monstrosity and replaced it with a baby-bottomed smooth “flow trail” that required zero skill to navigate...'
I Buy Online: Should I Feel Guilty?
"The last thing I want is to travel 4hrs by kangaroo to the nearest town, only to be scrwed over by the bike shop charging double what it costs online..."
I’m a Grassroots Racer – Do I Deserve a Deal?
"Is anybody, at all, swayed into a purchasing decision based on the gear choice of a mid-pack Cat 1 DH racer?"
Can I run 20mm More Travel Up Front?
"A great fork can cover up a lot of mistakes and a bit of extra fork travel will usually add some capability to your bike..."
Retire The Bike or the Girlfriend?
"Now my girlfriend wants me to sell my bikes, skis, and "extreme toys" and take better care of myself..."
Must Lose 100 lbs and Get Faster!
“Old guys with grey beards pass me and say, “Gee, I never pass people”. Should I start commuting by bike every day?”
Worst Groomsmaid Ever
I'm in the wedding party and I have some obligations, but it seems like everything has been scheduled to prevent mountain biking...
I Keep Crashing – Help Me!
"I get tense and on the wrong line, and then suddenly, my front wheel is not under me and I'm on the ground..."
Dumbing Down Trails – Dumbing Up Bikes?
"Thank goodness they aren’t trying to educate us on this stuff and are instead focussed on creating new acronyms..."
Should I Get A Trail Dog?
"The muddy mess that your dog creates in the back seat of your friend’s new Audi is the reason you no longer get invited over to their house..."
"This is far from the most egregious example of filming being done with little to no regard for the environment or surroundings..."
How Do I Move to Canada?
"I have decided to leave the UK and move to Canada, specifically the sea-to-sky corridor. I think that's what it's called?"