Sam Reynolds, pro rider, backed off from riding this years Red Bull Rampage competition. This may have been the most courageous decision of all. Is rising life and limb worth it? Probably not, but its all but inevitable because we cannot help but push limits! I discuss this and more, such as my Wilderness First Aid class that I took this weekend.
I do some ranting on trail etitquette after having yet another episode of a non yielding rider. I also break down how pads and other forms of risk management should be a part of your trail life, and contribute to you being a good citizen!
I break down Trek's announcement about their mountain biking advocates for women. I also dig into the swear words we use and how I've changed over the years in my use of language around gender and sexuality.
Pisgah and its amazing big mountain backcountry trails are legendary, for good reason! We rode in a group of nine (!) and had an amazing experience. I break down the trip, what we did, how to make sure you maintain energy during long mountain loops, and then make fun of Karl for getting lost.
Today I sit down briefly with Russ Adams and get his thoughts on riding in the backcountry here on our road trip to Brevard North Carolina.
Learning to wheelie isn't something I hear discussed much, and I know many new riders may need a few tips. Today I cover the basic movement, later we will discuss more advanced techniques for holding the wheelie. I also get angry about backup alarms, and I promote the Scott Scudamore IMBA volunteer award.
I give a killer tip for handling technical terrain and anticipating movement on the trail, and I also rant about a guy that didn't yield the downhill. And why we may not always want to yield downhill anyway.
A common question on the internet this time of year is "What bike light should I get". I let you know my incredible important opinion on this matter. Then I break down some bike mechanics philosophy, break down the Wee Day Out video by Danny MacAskill and the cool behind the scenes stuff it takes to do. Next, IMBA announced the Scott Scudamore National Volunteer Leadership Award.
Learn how to set the timing on your axle and how to not collapse our hydraulic disk brakes like a noob! As well as an update on the bike crash victim from last week, and a theory on what caused Luis' Rhabdomyelosis. Also I talk about NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and their cool ethic about participation.
Luis had a spectacularly frightening medical event at the 18 Hours of Scout's Honor Mountain Bike Race in September. Hear the story of how he woke up confused and unable to speak or understand English in the emergency room.
I ranted about bike safety, break down an incident where a rider crashed at Fountainhead yesterday, and I also talk about why I decided to do a podcast.
Back in the studio to talk about the Rampage, the problem with bike shorts, and what you need to know about the rules of the trail, according to IMBA. #ridewithmore #ridewithimba
Frank Raiti visits to talk about the new Lake Fairfax Bike Park.
Harlan Price is a skills coach for mountain and cyclocross biking. We talk about mountain biking skills, NICA, bike geometry, flat pedals vs clipless, and more!
Backcountry mountainbiking is no joke if you find yourself lost, with flats, and in bad weather. Unless you've brought the things I mention, in which case, you'll be fine!
I may make some roadies angry with this one. But my climbing tips are fantastic and will make your next steep hill go a bit easier, faster, and safer.
Good braking techniques separates the good from the great, so listen up for some tips to get your body position dialed in for better braking.
Shifting and pedaling at the right cadence are fundamentally important in mountain biking. I cover the what, why, and how for newer and intermediate riders, give an important tip for easier shifting, and explain why chainline is an important concept. I may also get a bit unhinged over drivers that don't go on green lights because they are Facebooking at stop lights.
Do you know the neutral and ready positions? Today I break them down in simple terms and give you the what, why and how so that you can hit the trail with more skill. I also address an issue a listener messaged me about regarding my use of the AngryMountainBiker handle. Controversial? You decide and let me know!