Opinion


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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Colorado Floods – The Impact and How To Help

As many of you aware from the national and local news, the Colorado Front Range has been hammered with unprecedented amounts of rain this past Wednesday and Thursday, and it especially dealt a heavy blow to the Boulder, Longmont, Lyons…

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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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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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Crankworx 2013: My Volunteer Experience

Volunteering at Crankworx is a great opportunity to see the events up close and personal, you can meet the athletes and it’s a great opportunity to give back to your community.

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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 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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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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The Angry Singlespeeder: You Are Not a Real Mountain Biker

Don’t be a poser. Become an IMBA member or a local trails advocacy member and do your part to support trail access.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: This 4th of July, Buy Something American Made

So you want more American made products? Then start buying more American made products.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Riding Way Up North in Duluth, Eh?

With the full support of the mayor, trail building projects are happening everywhere in Duluth, and the riding is stellar.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Finding Things to be Angry About

The ASS has found inner peace in his new home, at least until he stumbled across a Yahoo! headline the other day.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Paradise Lost

San Diego has some incredible riding, but non-stop, greed-driven development is ruining this former paradise.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Be Happy with What You Have

If you got a raggedy car, stop talking sh*t about your raggedy car. That’s your raggedy car. You need to go home and wash the sh*t out that muthafu*ka; put Armor All and everything on it.” – Katt Williams

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Guest Column: The State Of 24-Hour Racing

What is the state or 24 hour racing? Our guest columnist hopes it’s not dead, and believes that there’s a new group of enthusiasts out there that are helping to keep all-day-all-night racing alive.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Just Don’t Do It

I’ve done a lot of dumb things in my life, but pre-riding yesterday’s Tour of California Stage 2 in 122 degree heat was one dumb thing I’m proud not to have done.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Listen All Y’all It’s a Sabotage

Booby-trapped trails are a sign of mental sickness, but they’re also a product of poor trail etiquette. There is no justification for people who intend to harm mountain bikers, but what leads someone to such desperate measures in the first place?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Flat Tires and Fun Times in Prescott, Arizona

In an Old West frontier town, one of the most successful mountain bike events in the country celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: 650B Wheels, Bottom Bracket “Standards” and Toilet Paper

The ASS rants this week about bottom bracket “standards”, what we call 650B wheels and the complexities of buying toilet paper.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: 560 miles to Sea Otter the Hard Way

Imagine the beautiful simplicity of a five-day trip where your entire existence is focused on only three things: riding, eating and sleeping.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Go Adventure

The only thing more cliché than riding the California coast and reciting Dirty Harry quotes is telling yourself you can’t go on an adventure because you’re too busy.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Don’t “Showroom” Your Local Bike Shop

“Showrooming” is growing in popularity and saves consumers money, but is done at the expense of hard-working independent bike dealers worldwide. What is “showrooming” and are you guilty of doing it already? Find out here.

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