Opinion


The Angry Singlespeeder: I am so over the road

The ASS trades his knobbies for skinny tires and finds out he’s been missing absolutely nothing.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Legendary Kamikaze returns as awesome, inclusive festival

The legendary Kamikaze makes it’s triumphant return with something for everyone.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Foaming at the mouth about CrossVegas

Beer and foaming in Las Vegas: The Angry Singlespeeder throws down on over-the-line fan behavior at CrossVegas

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Will e-bikes short circuit mountain biking?

The Angry Singlespeeder asks a pertinent question—Will e-bikes short circuit mountain biking?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: A comic tragedy – thoughts on Robin Williams

The Angry Singlespeeder reflects on the passing of comedian, actor and fellow cyclist Robin Williams.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Does Levi Leipheimer belong in mountain biking?

The Angry Singlespeeder looks into complaints about confessed doper Levi Lepheimer racing at Downieville. His perspective might surprise you.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Why the Downieville Classic is my all-time favorite

There are many mountain bike events that capture the essence of our sport, but in my mind, the Downieville Classic does it best.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: We need primitive trails

With all the world seemingly abuzz about manicured flow trails, the Angry Singlespeeder pines for a more primitive, raw trail experience.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Trans-Sylvania Epic – Death by rock

The Angry SInglespeeder takes on rocks, ruts and raucousness of Pennsylvania’s Trans-Sylvania Epic.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Think you’re hardcore? Think again

Think you’re hardcore? Think again. ‘Blind Bobby’ McMullen defies odds and redefines the word.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Dear Europe

The ASS bleeds enduro blue—red, white and blue, that is—as he challenges the claims of someone called “Europe.”

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Singletrack Summer Camp

Gearing up for the Trans-Sylvania Epic, a seven-day mountain bike stage race in Pennsylvania that’s becoming known as the ultimate “singletrack summer camp”.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Whiskey on Ice

The Whiskey Off-Road is a race designed to lure riders from colder climates for a little spring thaw in the perpetually 70-degree town of Prescott, Ariz. As our Angry Singlespeeder can attest, someone spiked this year’s Whiskey with a little dash of polar vortex.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: None More Blue

Look out enduro racers, there’s an angry new Smurf in town and there’s none more blue.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Another Sea Donkey Adventure

He may not know a donkey from a marine mammal, but our resident Angry Singlespeeder knows about something bigger than Sea Otter. And here’s a hint—it ain’t a fatbike.

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Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek – Long Term Update

It’s now got 13,000 miles and we call it the Enduro™ car. It’s slow on the climbs but it’s fast on the descents and it rallies on the rough stuff.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame doesn’t deserve to be in Fairfax

Mountain biking may have been born in the hills above Fairfax, but due to a vocal and powerful group that restricts mountain bike access, that’s all it can claim.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Hippies, high schoolers, naked dudes and drunkards in the desert

The 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, dubbed as the “Burning Man of Bike Races”, captures everything that is amazing about mountain bike culture.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Paradox of Choice

With so many different brands and models of mountain bikes to choose from these days, how crucial is it really that you find the ‘perfect’ bike?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Fat Bikes. Meh.

Does the added expense and time investment of buying and maintaining a fat bike justify its overall fun and usefulness?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: A Look Back on the Best Haters of 2013

The magic of the ASS column isn’t in the writing, it’s in the resulting commentary. The ASS recaps his favorite hater comments of 2013.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Spreading Holiday Jeer

This Holiday season, make more memories and buy less stuff; unless it’s bike stuff. Why? Because the bicycle is one of mankind’s all-time greatest inventions, and its money that’s always well spent.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Five Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Enduro™, fat bikes, volunteers, haters and innovators – just some of the things the ASS is thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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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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