Opinion

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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The Angry Singlespeeder: A Year without USA Cycling

Recent measures by USA Cycling to enforce an arcane rule should make us all consider not renewing our licenses for 2013.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Swiss Army Knife of Bikes

If you could only have one bicycle, which one would it be? Is it a bike currently in your stable or is it another bike you envision but do not own yet?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Why Strava Sucks

What do you call two people going for a bike ride? A race. What do you call two people with Strava going for a bike ride? A race that never ends.

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Freewheeling: Why Strava Doesn’t Suck

It’s not Strava’s fault that some people can’t distinguish between the reality of their mediocre cycling ability and the fantasy of their contrived on-line cycling identity.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Singlespeeds are for Angry People

More often than not singlespeeders have tattoos, carry whiskey flasks on rides and are proficient with the use of foul language.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: 26er or 29er – Which was Faster at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo?

Which bike turned faster lap times at this year’s 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, a 26er or a 29er? Find out which bike could better handle the 16-mile lap with roughly 1,000 feet of climbing per lap.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Five Steps to Holding a Successful Bike Race

Racing began at 10:30am, and by 12:30pm, awards were done and the parking lot was a ghost town. We somehow pulled off a mountain bike race that took no more than two hours…

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A Passion For Teaching – My Mountain Biking Philosophy

Women and Mountain Biking by LINDSEY VOREIS Life lessons you can learn from a bike My Mountain Biking Philosophy Mountain Biking is challenging, frustrating, exciting, and rewarding. It is a sport that reveals a person’s true character and I wish more women would experience what it can do for their lives. It requires intention, focus

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