Opinion


ASS Does Downieville: Bear chasing and more from MTB Mecca

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt in Downieville, California, with tales of bears, rampage and romance.

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ASS Does Downieville: The rider who cried wolf


The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer haunt with a message about accident reporting protocol. He also rode his bike a lot.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Has Sea Otter gotten too big?


The Angry Singlespeeder believes that if event organizers want to keep Sea Otter healthy, strong and relevant moving forward, they have to keep in mind the old adage, bigger is not always better.

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ASS Does Downieville: How to not get shot or pissed on


Whiskey drinking, tall tales, gut busting climbs, and the search for an abandoned jeep. Just another day in Downieville.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Happy e-Fat Biker


Our resident hater of all things modern and fun may have turned over a new (electric) leaf.

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Opinion: Stop hating on race promoters


Bike race promotion is one of the hardest and most thankless jobs around. It doesn’t pay very well, either. The author ask that we not cast the first stone but rather be the one to offer a helping hand.

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ASS Does Downieville: Documenting season of work & play


The Angry Singlespeeder is posting up in one of world’s most unique mountain bike locales for the summer, and for better or worse he’s going to tell us about it.

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Opinion: Confessions of a trail dumb downer


Creating and maintaining trails is a difficult subject. Who decides how difficult the trail should be? How do we balance the needs of the many forces pulling the trail quality in all different directions?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Just Don’t Get Hurt


The Angry Singlespeeder: Go big or go home? Maybe not. The ASS lays down his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act for the mountain biker.

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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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