The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
, which has been in Crested Butte, CO since 1988, announced a few months ago they would be moving to Marin County, considered the birthplace of the sport. It seems like a natural
move to many
, but others (including many in bike forums) point out the irony of moving to an area where bike trail access has become so limited. The Angry Singlespeeder is not happy
Guy has a close encounter with some wildlife
during a mountain bike race. (SLYT)
Geoff Apps has been building and riding his own distinctive cross country cycles
since the late 1960s. Unlike the members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship
, who traditionally used touring or road bikes, Geoff's designs
come from his background in motorbike trials (previously
). After more than twenty years off the market, his latest design will soon go into production: the Cleland AventuraTT
is a new site that enables bikers, hikers and runners to upload GPS info, along with photos and comments, from their routes that get mashed up with Google Maps to create an ever-expanding trail resource. Mostly Bay Area now but that is changing.
Mountain Bike One.
What it's like to hit the trails with the President: a little Zen, a few Band
Charlie Kelly's Website. Between 1979 and 1983 I was part of the first company to make nothing but off-road bicycles when I joined forces with my former roommate, Gary Fisher, and a frambuilder named Tom Ritchey.
Meet Charlie Kelly, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer
and one of those who was there
in the mid-1970s, astride a converted Schwinn
atop Marin County's Mount Tam, founding the sport known today as mountain biking.[via
The internally geared GT
IT-1 solves many a mountain biker's problems
in one elegant way
Also, not to be missed, the Rohloff SpeedHub 500/14
, a 14 speed internally geared masterpiece
"While Cannondale claims that their design is 'bullet proof' our evaluation of the Headshok [front fork] after 72 direct hits showed that it is merely 'bullet resistant'
You, too, can survive
the coming apocalypse with the advice
of the Mountainbike Militiamen Movement.
Wales and sports. I'd not put the two together, being from across the Atlantic. But, as we approach next weekend's Mountain Bike Bog Snorkeling Championship
, I'm amazed the sport isn't better known in the States. Though, after reading about it from the 2000 Woman's champion
, I think I'd rather participate in their horse racing marathon
(there's a big bonus for crossing the finish before the horse) or bikeless bog snorkeling events
. What sporting events are there where you're from that haven't yet gotten the world wide audience they deserve?