About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.



The Angry Singlespeeder: You’ve got too Much Bike

So you’re new to mountain biking and just bought a full suspension bike? Bad news. That rig is way too much bike for your skill and it won’t make you a better rider.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Get into Costume and Get on Your Bike

This Halloween, do what the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association does; get into costume and get out on your bike.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Cyclocross – The Suck Science

It’s that time of year again. Where mud-caked mayhem and masochism come together in a sport we all lovingly refer to as cyclocross.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Ashland, Oregon – Shakespearian Singletrack

To Enduro™ or not to Enduro™, that is the question. The answer? In Ashland you can do both, provided you can find a hotel room.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Park City – A Silver Town With Gold Singletrack

With more than 400 miles of singletrack surrounding town, it’s no wonder Park City is the only Gold Level IMBA Ride Center in the entire world.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Is Las Vegas the Best Interbike Can Do?

Why must such an incredible event representing one of mankind’s greatest creations be contained in one of mankind’s worst creations?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Our “Environmental Impact” is a Joke

After seeing the apocalyptic natural destruction that happened in Colorado last week, how can anyone take the argument of human “environmental impact” seriously?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: My Very First Enduro™

The ASS trades in his singlespeed for a six-inch squishy bike and tries an Enduro™ to see if this new format of racing lives up to all the hype.

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Legends of the Kamikaze Downhill Photo Gallery

Although some of these shredders are 20 years older and wiser, they can still bomb the Kamikaze at nearly 60 mph.

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Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games: Legends of the Kamikaze Kickoff Party

Some of the most notable legends in the Kamikaze Downhill kicked off the Kamikaze Bike Games Weekend at Mammoth Mountain.

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The First Annual Grand Junction Off-Road

From the creators of the Whiskey Off-Road comes a new event with a welcoming town, more challenging trails and awe striking scenery.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Rocky Mountain High with Uncle Rico & Friends

The ASS shares his favorite and not-so-favorite towns during a month-long trip to colorful Colorado.

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Breck Bike Week – Fun for the Entire Family

Slated right in between the Breck Epic and the Pro Cycling Challenge, Breck Bike Week has a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere perfect for families.

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Tedro Raises $20,000 in 3 Days for World Championship Riders

Sho-Air International President Scott Tedro cuts ties with USAC and reaches out to the cycling community to raise funds for riders going to the MTB World Championships in South Africa.

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Breck Epic Stage 6: Exhilarated and Exhausted

The final stage of the Breck Epic wraps up with two trips over the Continental Divide.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Breck Epic Stage 3

Stage 3 was an absolute beast, with 36 miles and 6,564 feet vertical feet of soul crushing uphill. Singletrack to super technical, deep woods East Coast style riding loaded with square edge rocks, slippery roots and tight switchbacks, the Breck Epic offers something for everyone.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Breck Epic Stage 1

200+ miles and 30,000+ feet of climbing, all above 9,500 feet elevation…on a singlespeed of course.

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The ASS Goes to Breckenridge

Here’s to altitude sickness, mild hypothermia and rooming with a raving lunatic who’s racing on a fully rigid singlespeed. Yeah, there’s gonna be some great content. Tune in for Daily ASS updates from each stage of the Breck Epic.

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For the Ladies – Women’s Mountain Bike Racing Done Right

Yeti Beti takes a ladies-only approach to grow the popularity of mountain biking with women.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Sudden Loss of a Dear Friend

Celebrating the life of a remarkable human being and a loving father. Thank you, Udo. Words can’t even give justice to how much you will be missed.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Downieville Classic Sheriff’s Blotter

The ASS gets his hands on the Sheriff’s Blotter after a raucous weekend in Downieville.

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2013 Downieville Photos and XC and Downhill Results and Video

The Angry Singlespeeder grabbed his camera and snapped some pictures around Downieville the afternoon before the big race. Weather is great, trails are dialed and some very stiff competition is here.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: You’re Using the Word “Epic” Too Much

The word “epic” gets tossed around far too casually, describing everything from a weeknight jaunt to a post-ride burrito.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: From Death Comes Life

A 27,000-acre fire threatens the town of Idyllwild and its amazing network of singletrack trails.

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Review: Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag

The Mountain Feedbag is a must-have for the all-day adventure racer who must fuel while on the go.

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