What do you do if you encounter a motor biker on one of your favourite local singletracks?
My last ride of the season before snow flew, I was taking Giant’s new Trance X 29er demo bike for a test ride. After work that day, in the last hour of autumn daylight, I set out on one of my favourite local singletracks. Continue reading →
Mountain Bikings beloved Cedric Gracia, along with Cyril Despres, shredding the high peaks of Andorra aboard some new KTM Bikes.
I have to admit that seeing this video for the first time made me cringe. I have an ongoing fear of dirt bikes tearing up precious singletrack I have spent the last few years of my life building and maintaining. It’s a fear I am working hard at coming to terms with, and to be fair, this short video clip helps a bit. Continue reading →
The Mountain Bike Life, a fresh new blog about your favourite pass time!
TheMountainBikeLife.com Home Page
Ever Since I started work on BikeFAT.com about a year ago, I have been on the lookout for other web pages and blogs covering the sport of mountain biking. I can’t help but look at what other people are doing on the web, and how they are doing it, if only for the hope I might learn something to better my craft. A couple months ago, I came across a blog called SingletrackGeek.com by following links to sites that referred some traffic over to mine. (In a way, this is my attempt at returning the favour!). At the time of my visit, it appeared that the creator of SingletrackGeek was starting a new website named TheMountainBikeLife.com. Continue reading →
The top things this bike mechanic brings with him out on trails, (besides his bike!)
While going through my Camelbak the other day, I decided to take some pictures and write a quick post about what I carry in this bag and why. For the most part, this is the bare minimum of what I take riding with me out on the mountain bike trails around where I live, though a lot of the time there is even more stuff in my pack than is shown here. What is shown here, however, is probably a good guide for people to start with, and is what I feel to be good advice for people wondering what they should be carrying with them out on their own trails if they want to be able to deal with most problems that may arise during a typical mountain bike ride. Continue reading →
The Balance Bike: A 200 Year Old Idea Finally Finds Its Time
Way back in 1817 a German, Baron Karl von Drais, invented a brilliant machine he called the “Laufmaschine” (english translation: running machine), better known to us as the hobby-horse or dandy-horse. It was made entirely out of wood, and was propelled by straddling the frame and pushing it along with ones feet. Continue reading →
You’ll love these three kids biking videos, especially if you’re a parent!
A new generation of cyclists are being raised that are learning to ride bikes at a younger age than any of us adults and our parents ever dreamed possible. Who would’ve believed that so many children around the world would be riding, (and not just riding, I mean ripping!) on two wheels, without training wheels, before the age of four? Continue reading →