Uncle Dave Has a Plan...
Daylight Saving Time: You're Doing it Wrong
"Literally overnight, evening rides go from a race against the clock or a juggling of lights to a leisurely thing you do whenever the hell you want..."
Uncle Dave went to Croatia, and you're not going to like it - Part 1
Drunk on Press Junket Lemonade
Uncle Dave gets wined, dined and thrown into the Adriatic - is it all so he'll say nice things about new products from Specialized?
Dainese Altitune Collection
"Riding my motorcycle from Nanaimo to Tofino in a monsoon proved that these pants can easily take on anything that a measly bicycle could throw at them..."
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...'
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..."
What Do You Hate in the MTB Industry?
"Since we work in a business that is overrun with marketing, it's refreshing to hear the unvarnished truth.
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..."
Uncle Dave Brings You Kona 2017
"I showed up in Squamish on a Sunny Tuesday afternoon and encountered a large group of lubricated Kona bicycle dealers hurling furniture into a swimming pool..."
2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review
"I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn't punish me when I'm at 90%. Or 80%..."
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..."
2016 Yeti SB5.5C
Uncle Dave was smitten as soon as he pulled the Yeti SB5.5c from the box - and it may have cured his colourblindness...
GIVE ME FREE SH!T!
"What is the width of the handlebars on my bike? I’m sitting on the sofa and am too lazy to do this myself..."
12 Speed: Progress Or Excess?
"And then I'd hit them right in the f@cking face with a totally unexpected doozy of a change that required all sorts of really fancy, expensive sh!t..."
Find Me a Job to Pay for Sweet Bikes
"Not child labour bad - more like privileged child with a distorted worldview having his dreams crushed kind of bad..."
Are Product Reviews Full of Sh!t?
"How have we collapsed inward to a state where product reviews aren't worth the damn megabyte they consume..."
50 Tooth Cogs? Oval Rings? WTF?
"Oval chainrings and 50 tooth cogs are new and I don't need them - therefore they probably are stupid and suck."
Must Get Better – Who To Ride With?
"They will also kind of suck and the concentration of aging crappiness will just cause depression for the entire group..."
Keyboard Warrior VS EnduroBro Stravadude
"Of course the descenders were inconsiderate madmen and of course the climbers were busy-bodied fun killers..."
Specialized 6Fattie FSR Comp Carbon – Dual Tester Review
"Worst case, if this thing explodes in our faces, we can just swap some 29er wheels in and pretend that we were never foolish enough to succumb to the industry conspiracy.,,"
Fat, Fashion and F*cking Wheel Size
“The point is, we’ve always looked pretty stupid riding our bikes…Dress up like your favourite dirt jumping from and maybe some of whatever-the-hell-that-takes will rub off on you.”
The 650b Conspiracy
“Everybody knows that plus bikes are the new “massive bike industry conspiracy” and 650b was only created to pave the way for its introduction. Please put more effort into staying current…”