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Apr 10 2015 - 11:03am | by andrewfiore

(MY) ORIGINS

Holy smokes, ever since I was 9 years old and reading comic books by the stack I have wanted to tell my own origin story. Now I have the opportunity. Regrettably, my story doesn’t include an adamantium skeleton, a fortress of solitude or a bite from a spider that led to amazing super powers, but this is my origin story and I’m sticking by it. Hopefully I am able to tell it in a way that connects with the reader and sparks a fire, perhaps even inspires. You know, like a super-hero. I’m not holding my breath, but we’ll see what happens.

Like most people, I’ve...

Whistler, B.C.
Moab, UT
Portland, OR
Chico, CA
Elijay, GA
Prescott, AZ
Moab, UT
168 reads
Biking
Mar 30 2015 - 12:21pm | by elisabethjohnson

I come from a competitive roadie background. Give me a crit and I’m in hog heaven. Last month marked my first year riding a mountain bike. It has been a blast! One of the best things that has come out of mountain biking is all of the awesome people I have met and friends I have made.

About 7 months ago I moved to a new state and started a new job. I knew four people when I moved to Reno and knew no one at my new job. I have always been someone who is a little shy around new people and slow to make friends. I quickly became the “biker chick” in the office due to the fact...

Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
220 reads
Biking
Mar 23 2015 - 12:29pm | by craigpayne

Recently I adventured into the South with three goals in mind… the wedding of my amazing daughter in Savannah, the surf at Tybee Island, and to taste the endless single track of the Pisgah & DuPont in North Carolina.

Leaving on a cold Texas morning the snow began to fall. Experiencing a few unforeseen challenges on the way I finally reached my first destination of Savannah. Georgia’s oldest city rich in history, fantastic cuisine, music and arts. It also happens to be the place where my beautiful daughter and awesome son in law decided to start their story. The wedding was...

Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
187 reads
Biking
Mar 16 2015 - 1:04pm | by dylanrenn

When I was 12 years old I got my first bicycle at The Cove bike shop in Sausalito. I rode it everywhere and off everything and in the end I destroyed that bike. The next 25 years I rode and broke a lot more bikes from 22 pound X-C bikes to 50 pound DH bikes and everything in between.

My name is Dylan Renn and I’m addicted to mountain bikes.

My early years as a racer was in Cross country category for the most part with hill climbs mixed in. As soon as gravity racing started I jumped on board and raced until 2005. After that I still raced on and off but mostly the past 6...

What I do...
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Biking
Mar 10 2015 - 1:51pm | by miguelramos

Well its that time of year…base season!!

The cycling season is soon upon us, and the preparation for a good season is largely justified by one training phase.
The base phase. Base is a cycling phrase and training block where you put in long hours on the road bike at a specific heart rate. Base is broken in 2 blocks of 8 weeks with 3 hour increments of ridding time each week. At the end of base season, I'm generally riding about 26 hours on my last week of base. The hours get long, and the road seems to never end. I do my best to enjoy the view. One key ingredient is to keep...

Time to SPIN!
Time to SPIN!
Time to SPIN!
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Biking
Feb 25 2015 - 2:07pm | by kenna

After reading a few Bermstyle reviews on FB and other social platforms, it became clear to me that Bermstyle's Jason Van Horn and Inga Beck are serious about what they do and what they love! That obvious dedication led me to send these two adventure gear junkies our cold weather gear to test through and through....

Bermstyle is an online journal documenting and revolving around life on two wheels, with an emphasis on the culture and gear. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they maintain roots in Portland and Southern Oregon, and live to ride bikes. Whether it’s on frequent road...

Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
Bermstyle Reviews ZOIC's Navaeh Short and Jaylyn Jersey!
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Reviews
Feb 24 2015 - 9:33am | by skyewalker

On July 27th, 2014, I tore my ACL mountain biking out at Calavera Preserve. I went off a jump a bit sideways and landed with my foot out to prevent a crash… and popped my ACL. I normally ride clipped in, but this day I was riding flats. Had I been clipped in, I don’t think I would’ve happened… but I can’t live in the past and I’m not going to sugar coat it, it really sucked. My journey to have my ACL reconstructed had begun, which took about 6 months of hospital junk, planning, appointments and being on the waiting list to get the procedure done.

February 2, 2015… surgery day. I...

ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
ACL Surgery
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Biking
Feb 17 2015 - 4:56pm | by kenna

A guest post by Ryan Van Duzer...

The not so wintery "Old Man Winter Bike Rally" was epic! My buddies Justin and Mat, together with 650 other bike lovers took to the country roads outside Lyons Colorado on a very blustery Sunday morning. Usually at this time of year in Colorado, it's freezing, so even though it was windy as hell, we felt pretty fortunate that temps were in the mid 60's. It was so warm in fact, we shed our hoodies pretty quickly, it felt like springtime! The first 10 miles (of 60) meandered through beautiful farmland, horse pastures and rolling hills. It was a...

Duzer Duz the Old Man Winter Bike Rally
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Events
Jan 6 2015 - 10:08am | by krisgross

When I put on a pair of baggy mountain bike shorts, a few things happen. I feel like adventure is around every corner. I totally ignore my Garmin, which is normally telling me where my heart rate zone should be, how long I should stay out, and a myriad of other rules and regulations. And usually, I'm with friends, and we're exploring, laughing, and learning from each other. Baggy-shorts rides are oxygen. Lycra rides are, conversely, usually all about oxygen-debt. (For the record, I love both!)

That's why this year, I'm thrilled to be riding as a Brand Ambassador for awesome baggy...

I heart baggy shorts!
I heart baggy shorts!
I heart baggy shorts!
606 reads
Biking
Dec 18 2014 - 3:34pm | by miguelramos

Winter Fluff

Ohhh the Holidays. A time when we let loose and eat not just a slice, but the whole pie. Nights are longer, and days are colder. Its also the time when us cyclist take a brake from cycling, and put our two wheeled loves away for winter. Well most of us put our bikes away. The off season is a time to relax a bit, and recharge the batteries from a long season of riding and racing. So go ahead and eat up…and get those urges out of the way. You worked hard and deserve it. But that does not mean its time to just slack off and do nothing. The off-season is a very crucial...

Winter Fluff
Winter Fluff
Winter Fluff
Winter Fluff
Winter Fluff
650 reads
Biking