PURA VIDA: The incredible riding scene in Costa Rica

THIS IS LOCAL LOAM Community. The Central American community. The enduro community. While a few days is nowhere near enough time to really understand a new culture, that one theme kept coming up during our trip to Costa Rica. Just how did this overriding sense of community grab me, you ask? I had never been…

YEEHAW: This is Local Loam AUSTIN, TX

Texas, the second largest US state, has less than 4% publicly accessible land. This creates a substantial challenge for mountain bikers. But we’re nothing if not a determined and crafty group and we’ve found a few unique ways to shred Texas on two knobby tires.

ABOVE LA: Riding the RIPMO in the City of Angels

The riding in the San Gabriel mountain range in LA is unbelievable! We rode up to Mount Lukens- the highest point in LA at 5’066 ft. This edit is a favorite from a bit back, and this bike is still a favorite of mine- and many others- today.


Revolution is a strong word. Even so, it feels appropriate to describe how Northwest Arkansas has incorporated a complete mountain bike experience into the region. The ambitious strategy that began in Bentonville, and now expands throughout northwest Arkansas, paints an exciting new paradigm for what’s possible when developing the sport. These days in northwest Arkansas,…

LOCAL LOAM: Riding Mt. Lemmon with TORCA

Tucson has been all over the mountain biking media as of late. Nearly every major outlet has posted content from the area. During my own Tucson pilgrimage in December 2018, I saw for myself just what makes this riding so special.


You all keep asking me how I’ve been enjoying the Ripmo AF, even though what you really want to ask me is “will you like a Ripmo AF”?  Well, clearly it’s now time for a bit of a ride report! My Ripmo AF is not a stock bike.  Depending on who you ask, the $4300…

PODCAST: Do you know Hannah Bergmann?

“Women’s advocacy in riding is burgeoning because of this person.” Hannah Bergmann grew up in Hood River, Oregon and now lives in Bellingham, Washington. Her first passion was skiing, and she actually only started mountain biking about seven years ago when her dad got her into the sport. But don’t let that fool you- Hannah…

My STOPPIE tutorial is live!!!

Hey guys! My last Patreon tutorial of 2019 is now live!!! For anyone who is unfamiliar with the Patreon setup, I post riding tutorials exclusively for my patrons every single month. This month is how to stoppie, round 2. You’ve likely seen me do many nose wheelies in my videos, and as a result, this…

#FOLLOWCAM madness!!!

#followcam footage is always a favorite and I’m stoked to be able to ride with some of the best riders, on some of the best trails, all over North America! Check out the videos to see my rides with Nate Hills in Sedona, Logan Nelson in my local Bellingham, and Jordan Hodder from Kamloops, B.C….

Riding with Rad Women: Meet Danica Fife

Danica only started mountain biking three years ago, and she’s already racing enduro and on her way to becoming a pro! We went up to Darrington, Washington to ride some rad trails and talk about what inspired Danica to ride, what she loves about the sport and her hopes for the future. Keep this one…