Even if you don’t like to admit it, if you compete in cross country races, you undoubtedly give a lot of thought to your weight rather often. When spec’ing up their next cross-country racing machine, I’m fairly sure that every xc racer has fantasised about some extremely light race wheels or considered running a 3…

 

Cycling as a Form of Therapy When Things Get Tough: Riding to Find Comfort I really like cycling. Some individuals bike for fitness. Some cyclists use their rides as preparation for competitions. However, as I’ve discovered over the course of the last two weeks, cycling can also be very soothing. The death of my father…

 

Schwinn Traveler III When I woke up yesterday, I never in a million years imagined that after looking for an upright mixte commuting bike for the last three years, I would finally find one. However, here she is in all of her grandeur as a fire engine, and she is all mine. Upright handlebars? Yes. Step-through frame? Yes. Great color? Definitely. Lugs? Simple, but yes. Good condition? Oh, yes! I held my breath during the test drive, figuring that some glitch would appear, and I’d have to walk away from a dream bike. Again. But everything checked out, over and over again. Now it’s all mine! I’m completely…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There are some weeks that are wonderful, some weeks that are nutty, and then there are those weeks that are very nuts. The previous week was a mixed bag, but overall I was able to watch in awe as relationships with individuals — connections that I have really, really desired over the course of the…

 

A few weeks ago, I posted a post in which I detailed some of the most horrific mountain bike accidents that I’ve had and requested readers to share stories of their own. There was a nose case, some cartwheels, a big blast of wind, some road rash, and some hurt pride. Although the majority of…

 
 
 

It’s nearly the end of January, the month in which you probably began with the intention of making significant life changes. Where do we stand with that? I really hope that you’ve decided to go in a new direction this year. one that acknowledges your actual existence and allows you licence to include more of…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’re fortunate, you live in an area where you have unrestricted access to a broad variety of trails, and the individuals who maintain these trails operating — who are often volunteers — have the backing of the local community of mountain bikers. A mountain biking community that is not well organised runs the risk…