Review: Riding skills course with

There is was a demon inside my head. It shows showed up every time I come came up to a drop in a mountainbike trail. It then jumps jumped out of my head, slows slowed time, lands landed at the edge of the drop, turns turned around and from there, stares stared at me with its evil grin. It reliably vanishes vanished as soon I get got off of my bike and carry carried my bike down the drop. Fuck! Thank you, Flo – demon slayer – Vieth Continue reading


Re-visiting Bikepark Winterberg after 8 years

Last time I visited the bikepark in Winterberg, Germany, was in summer of 2010. I injured my shoulder after a couple of minutes when rolling through the practice area not paying proper attention and had to get to the hospital. Let’s just say I don’t have the best of personal memories when it comes to that name, “Winterberg”. Now, after 8 years, we went back there …

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Super simple bike wall mount

With all family members starting to ride bikes (or run bikes), space in the garage has become a precious good. So I thought about how I could mount some bikes to the wall. The kid’s bikes were not much of a problem. With a little hook each, they all went to the wall easily. But with the mountainbikes … not so easy. I thought about just mounting a small wooden plank to the wall, putting the wheels on that and holding the bike up with a rope. But then I found a way easier and even cheap solution.

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New bike: Orange Alpine 160 (26)

A couple of months ago, I read a review of the Alpine 160 and while I read it, I was once again tempted by the simplistic design and concept of the frames they build in Halifax. The fact that they went from the big massive one piece swingarm to the much less bulky looking 2 piece version on the Alpine frame made the difference for me to decide it was finally time for a new frame to replace the Nox Flux FR.

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