How To Shift Your Bike Gears The Right Way

How To Shift Your Bike Gears The Right Way Mountain Biking Guide Technique

Bike Drivetrain

As I have quickly learned there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to shift your gears. Proper shifting can lead to a more efficient and enjoyable ride, and can also greatly help to lengthen the lifespan of your drive train.

Proper shifting is an essential skill to any bike riding discipline. Read on to learn the ups and downs of shifting your bikes gears.

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Riding Beautiful Singletrack In Bowmont Park

Singletrack trails in Bowmont ParkTime to explore new trails! I decided to come to Bowmont Park to check out the singletrack trails that run along the ridge, overlooking the Bow River.

It was a warm day, and I was feeling a little tired from a poor sleep. I still wanted to get out for a ride, and the views in Bowmont Park made it totally worth it.

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How To Change A Bike Inner Tube

Change a bike tube unseat the beadAfter getting two flats in two rides, I wanted to learn how to change my own inner tubes. It will be a very handy skill for trail side repairs, as well as home repairs. Overall this was a fairly simple process, and only required minimal tools. I will be using a very handy video from Park Tool for reference material, as well as adding tips I found useful while doing it myself.

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Brandon Semenuk – Along For The Ride, Finding New Inspiration

Brandon Semenuk Along For The Ride Finding New Inspiration Mountain Biking YouTube

After watching this video I immediately wanted to get on my bike and ride. Listening and watching  how Brandon Semenuk changed his focus and found a new lease on his riding and life struck a chord with me.

I highly recommend giving this a watch. Hopefully it will inspire someone to get out and make a change.

 

Fish Creek Singletrack At Dusk Is Amazing

Fish Creek SingletrackAlthough Wednesday was hot, and the smoke that had rolled in at dinner time was thick I still wanted to get out on my bike.

Since the first ride in Fish Creek had been early on in my riding season, I wanted to get back here and check out more trails. I headed over to the Votier’s Flat parking lot and started putting my gear on.

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Nose Hill Flat-A-Palooza Photos

Check out the gallery of photos from my latest ride in Nose Hill below. Click to view a larger image. I managed to get some spectacular shots. It is really a fantastic place to ride, with some amazing views.

Close Encounters – An Article By Kristin Butcher

Kristin Butcher is very quickly becoming my favorite person writing about mountain biking. Her articles and opinion pieces are incredibly well written. I find them engaging, funny, heartfelt, articulate, and genuine.

“With shelves hemorrhaging bike parts and a circle of friends we can barely recognize without helmets, it seems like forever ago when it felt like we were the only ones dabbling in the world of dirt.”

Check out this great read over at Bike Magazine’s website. I can’t wait for the next issue to come out for more of her inspiring and fantastic pieces.