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…

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…

This lesser known Leavenworth classic will test your mettle

Out in Leavenworth, WA, I previewed what the upcoming chilly winter months have to offer with Icicle Ridge. Despite the frigid name, the climb up was sweltering as we kept ascending, even reaching temperatures over 100 degrees, Icicle Ridge provided little reprieve from the sun. The heat combined with the trail’s steep elevation made this…

WA state’s longest flow trail?

Flow trails are an easy way for newer cyclers to get a good feel for what downhill speed can be without all of the pelvis-breaking obstacles. The idea behind flow trails is to have a smooth trail with a sustained higher speed, usually with a series of berms or rollers to allow riders to pump….

TUTORIAL! Same speed, same jump, different flight path!

Jumping- we all love it, and sometimes, we all hate it.  Saying you can learn how to jump from watching a video is something I just don’t believe in, as every jump is different, and there are so many different ways of teaching this.  That said- I wanna be very upfront- this is not a…

Bump up your bunnyhop height!

A fundamental mountain biking skill, the bunnyhop is believed by some to be an ancient tradition passed down through mountain biking lore since the beginning of time. It may seem weird the bunnyhop was invented right at the beginning of time, but just hear me out. After all these years, there is a simple (but…