There’s a bike the bicycle industry doesn’t want you to know about. And it’s in my garage. Its frame is a top-secret alloy that is light, easy to fix, smooth-riding and strong. Cared for well, it can last indefinitely. Sounds…
One thing people often tell me is “I wish I could travel with you!” I’m flattered, honestly. When someone says that, I hear “You know what you’re doing and you know how to have fun.” Great! I’ll take that any…
I’m not a runner. I know this sounds strange considering one of my travel traditions is running a 10K in the places I visit… so far, I’ve run 10k races in Vietnam, South Korea, Norway and Iceland. But I’m just…
I can’t even tell you how many times I hear American travelers go on about Spain, Italy, France and England. You’ll hear about culture, history, museums and food (a little less so with England on that last one!). But I…
Marketing geeks love to show mountain biking as an adrenaline sport. They’re not completely wrong … but there’s more to it than bug-eyed, stimulant-addled, body armor-wearing, bro-speaking dudes plunging off 50-foot drops on engineless motorcycles. Even early on in my…
People travel to eat, to birdwatch, to lounge on beaches, even to skydive. But for my wife and me, running abroad has become a reason to travel.
A humorous look at some of the many materials bike frames are made from these days, from carbon fiber to bamboo.
The new Arizona High School Cycling League has smart plans to get more girls interested in mountain bike racing. Check out the ideas, and add your opinion.
I start thinking about the cost of mountain biking and find something surprising – over a long enough period of time, each ride isn’t all that expensive.
A PR person for a deodorant company gets me thinking – what are the stinkiest smells in sports? I came up with three that might gross you out.
I decide to take another try at bike commuting in Phoenix, Ariz. Find out how I fare among the drivers and disjointed network of bike lanes.
When mountain biking in summer takes its toll on Phoenix riders, we escape to Flagstaff. Find out why – and watch the video!
Mountain biking can make you look cool. Just learn which style buttons to push. Follow this advice and boost your mountain bike cred, no matter how bad your skills and stamina!
Find out whether a few mountain bike upgrades will make you ride better … or if they’re just a waste of cash better spent on an entirely new bike
When summer rolls around, I go through electrolyte drinks at an unbelievable rate. They’re my key to being able to exercise and not feel miserable the rest of the day. Here are some of my favorite electrolyte drinks.
Let’s say someone gave you $3,000 to spend on your latest hobby. What would you do? Read on to find out what your resident mountain biker would do!
Who built and manages the best mountain bike trails near Phoenix? The state, county and city government land managers are all over the board in their expertise and vision for cultivating mountain bikers. Let’s see who leads the pack.
There are many trail users out there just looking for a chance to be useful and keep their favorite trails in top shape. Trail clubs and land managers should follow these steps to tap into them.
Whenever I travel, I can count on my fear of heights to rear up at least once per trip. Here’s what happens in my head when the exposure and consequences for error escalate.
Sometimes, I cross the fine line between brilliant bargain hunter and mere low-rent cheapskate. And it usually happens with mountain bike products. Here’s my list of stuff that’s burned me the worst.