Thursday, August 30, 2012

The East Bay: Anti-Mountain Bike Stance Relegates Riders to Doubletrack


If I have ever ridden in an area that is less friendly to mountain bikes than the East Bay, I don’t remember it. I’ve been to places where there just isn’t any green space or hills, or there just aren’t really any trails in those hills to ride. But neither of those is the case in the East Bay. And it’s not like the trails that are there would be too difficult for mountain bikes to ride–many of them looked immaculately groomed and butter-smooth. Finally, it’s not like these areas are even designated Wilderness or National Parks, two areas that have been historically closed to mountain bikes

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Traveling to Big Bear Lake: Lodging, Eats, and Drinks


I have written about both the downhill mountain biking and some of the cross country riding available at Big Bear Lake, but no mountain bike destination is truly complete without comfortable places to stay (or at least pitch a tent), unique restaurants to satisfy that post-ride hunger, and establishments to serve some delicious adult refreshments.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Epic Big Bear XC Ride with Gavin Burke


I knew the ride was going to be a long one when, seeing me loading my gear in the truck, Gavin rolled up to our rental cabin and said, “oh, we’re just going to ride from here.” I assumed we’d have a ways to drive to get to the trails all the way on the other side of the lake, but it was only a couple of miles of paved pedaling until we turned off into a church parking lot and started climbing up the side of the ridge on the unmarked Don’t Shoot Me trail.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Monday, August 20, 2012

POD on Singletracks


Recent POD on Singletracks from Big Bear, California.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cinema Sunday: Strength in Numbers

Several different people left comments on one of the recent Cinema Sunday posts about how insane and straight-up dangerous freeride mountain biking is. I think RoadWarrior may have put it best: “Looking at the crashes; I think I’ll stick to my technical XC trails, let the kids break their necks.”

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mountain Biking Big Bear Lake: Snow Summit Mountain Resort


Located less than 100 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake and Snow Summit Mountain Resort are well within day-trip distance of about 18 million people, thousands of which are passionate mountain bikers. Those lucky dogs!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gravity Dropper Turbo Seatpost Review


I have had the chance to put Gravity Dropper’s Turbo seatpost to the test over the past several months. I have used it heavily on several different bikes, putting on hundreds of miles and countless drops and climbs. One thing is certain: this is one bomber piece of machinery!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hydrapak Big Sur Review


The Big Sur really is the big brother of the Selva: it can do everything the Selva can do, only more. With three liters of water capacity and much more storage room, the Big Sur is ready for some big rides! I’ve taken the Big Sur out on numerous 20-30 mile adventures into the backcountry and have been using it as my main hydration pack for several months now, and it has held up admirably!

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