Friday, November 30, 2012

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Liberty Mountain Trail System: A True Diamond in the Rough

If ever there was an under-acclaimed trail system, a network of trails that flies way, way below the radar, it is the Liberty Mountain Trail System in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On Test: Airborne Goblin 29er V 2.0

Still, one of the main bikes in my stable is the original version of the Airborne Goblin, and I use that bike to test many of the products and components I get in for review. When I heard that Airborne was releasing the latest rendition of the Goblin this fall, I knew that I had to check out the updates!

I’m pleased to announce that I was one of the first people to throw my leg over a production Goblin, so the scoop doesn’t get any fresher than this:

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Top 3 Mountain Biking Tips

The relation of mountain biking to road biking/cycling fascinates me. On one hand, they each seem to be just a different side to the same biking coin. But on the other hand, mountain biking is oftentimes so radically specialized when compared to road biking that it seems like a different sport entirely. Since these sports are so different, transitioning from the road to the trail can be a daunting task. Specifically, while road riders often bring an amazing fitness base to the mountain bike trail, the technical side of the sport usually proves to be challenging. While I could write for days about mountain bike skills, here are the three most basic mountain biking techniques that you should have in your arsenal: Read the rest of this article here.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Trail Tuesday: Bent Creek, Asheville, NC

Bent Creek has been on my ride wishlist for a very long time. I’ve heard so many rave reviews of this trail system that my mouth started to water at the mere whisper of the words “Bent Creek,” but I had yet to taste the sweetness for myself. Until now. Click here to read the rest of this ride report.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mountain Bike PRO Cycling Computer App Powered by Runtastic

I rarely use my GPS unit anymore–partly because it has been on the fritz, and partly because I hate carrying a different gadget for everything. Carrying an iPhone is just so much easier, and so I was on the lookout for the perfect GPS app to log my forays into the wilderness. I’ve tried just about everything on the market, from MapMyRide to Strava to AllSport LE… and many more. Finally, after a couple of email nudges from one of the Runtastic marketing people, I gave the Mountain Bike PRO Cycling Computer App (powered by Runtastic) a try… and I’ve fallen in love! Click here to read the rest of this article.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Smartphones on the Trail: All Your Mountain Biking Electronics in One Package

Some people denounce the smartphone as a technological leash forever tying those who own them to the world of digital screens and the internet. I, on the other hand, choose to think of my smartphone as the ultimate liberation from the burden of mountain biking electronics. Click here to read the rest of the article.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pearl Izumi Octane SL II MTB Shoe Review

Pearl Izumi is famous for making high-quality apparel for running, road biking, and, of course, mountain biking. While you can easily get decked out in Pearl gear from head to toe, the company is especially known for their shoes. Read the rest of the blog post here.


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