How to manual: teaching my favorite skill

How to manual, and how to wheelie a mountain bike- two of the most requested tutorials out there, but also a great topic for a WMBC fundraiser! The WMBC is our local trail advocacy group, and are the reason we are so lucky to have access to so much trail on Galbraith Mountain. In fact,…

I rode the Norco Optic!!!

That’s right, you’ve heard about it- the mysterious marvel of the mountain bike world- the Norco Optic! Thanks to Jenson USA, as well as to Derek from Norco, I was lucky enough to log two sunny days in Portland, OR, aboard the 125mm travel little shred machine. Norco really, really, really wanted me to follow…

My Niner WFO e9 Ride Review

The Niner WFO e9 is a bit of an eMTB monster, with a full 180mm of tavel front and rear, rolling on a mega mullet set up of 29×2.6 front and 27.5×2.8 rear tires.  Ebikes have come a long ways, and a big part of this is due to the tech behind the motor and…

Stranded in the desert…

The DRZ400s fuel economy is decent, but (apparently) that changes when you’re dredging through 6″ of silt across the open desert.

Building a bike rack for my DRZ400

We are super lucky to have access to an extended family member’s vacation house in Sedona, AZ, and we do our very best to take advantage of that.  We recently spent about 6 weeks in the small town between Flagstaff and Phoenix, which was a long enough stay that I drove my hipster camper van…

My ride review of the new Ripley AF

The 2021 Ripley AF is everything you thought it’d be- though it did catch me a little off guard. As a result, I got creative and built a bicycle rack on my DRZ400 in order to get to some interesting new trails!

Riding (and sending) the Norco Sight VLT 29 eMTB

Time for a bike review! This is why 2020 was such a unique and fun year for me- thanks to support from Jenson USA, I’ve been able to spend time on a plethora of offerings from the various brands that Jenson sells. Jenson is an online retailer here in the United States, and they sell…