Articles in the Passion Category
This pedalin’ version adapted by: Christopher Neubert
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the home
Not a creature was stirring, not even a gnome.
The Woolie Boolies were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of single track danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘wind proof vest, and I in my bike cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose …
Climb, descend, repeat
By: Dean Yobbi – Click here for Blog
With only one previous Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell in my legs, perhaps I’m not the most qualified to give advice on surviving/conquering this unique challenge.
However, that event two years ago left such an impression, along with a few deep emotional scars, that I still want to pass along 10 tips to “enjoying” ORAMM on July 22. If you’re racing or riding it, I think they’ll be useful.
1) Our thing doesn’t begin until you reach the nine-mile Curtis Creek climb. Repeat: The starting line might be in …
Posted on April 18, 2012
Written by: Chris Coney from the Voice of the Blue Ridge
I have finally completed a goal I have been working on for a while now. Yesterday, I finished my first mountain bike ride of 50 miles in 5 hours and twenty minutes, with an average speed of 9.3 mph. My great friend, Patrick, accompanied me on the ride, and we had an incredible day biking in the woods. We linked up all the classic trails in Bent Creek and Mills River in Pisgah Forest near Asheville, NC for a sweet epic ride. …
writen by: Ben Blitch
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In the 80’s mountain biking was occurring in the bowls of the WNC woods in the form of local long haired hippies like Art Schuster roaming the woods on their 24” BMX cruisers. Liberty Bikes was located down in Arden next to Long Shoals Rd. and there was a BMX track behind the shop. Road riding ruled the roost and the roost was packed! We had all the pro teams coming through for races at Biltmore Estate. Yeah, the cross in Asheville race …
by Chris Strout
You know your weekend is going to be pretty incredible when you see this waiting for your group ride:
Thing is, we weren’t spending time with Dave “I’m the guy who beat Lance” Wiens. Or even Dave “Mountain Bike Hall of Famer” Wiens. Because, as you know if you’ve ever met him, those guys don’t exist.
Instead, we were hanging out with Dave “Gunnison Trails” Wiens. And you’d be forgiven if you weren’t aware that this Dave Wiens existed: A visit to the Gunnison Trails organization web site reveals absolutely no information (unless you …