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.

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.

Hurricane María opened them to mountain bike sustainability…

Special thanks to Martín Hanzlík and Jansen Colberg for covering our travel and lodging on this! Support Cabo Rojo Bike and Hike Trails Association! Every now and then, unique opportunities to visit special, far-off riding destinations pop into my inbox.  Despite my jet-setting ambitions, most of them are beyond my time and budget constraints. But…

How to perfect your bike’s handling: handlebar width!

#handlebarwidth #wideornarrow #keeppedalling How wide should your handlebars be?  Mountain bike handlebars come REALLY wide, and the hot tip is to cut them down to a more reasonable width.  But what’s a reasonable width for you, and what other factors might you want to consider before getting out the saw? PNW Components Range handlebar at…