Check out these photos from my latest ride in Fish Creek Park. Although I did crash and hurt myself, the ride was still fun. Click each picture for a larger version.
On Tuesday evening it was overcast and cold, but I was determined to get out on my bike. I had been going back and forth all day if it was a good idea or not, and just before dinner I had decided it was a good idea.
I also started this blog. I poured over the themes at WordPress and landed on the Hemingway Re-Written theme. Over the last month I have posted non stop. I have developed both my writing skills and my riding skills, all while having a tonne of fun.
Kristin Butcher has published another stellar article at BikeMagazine.com. The latest tells a tale of overcoming obstacles through the sport of mountain biking.
“Cheers filled the quiet void when Denny nailed the downhill. When he missed the next turn and wedged himself and his bike up against a tree, the clamoring faded until it was met with the sound of a grown man giggling.”
Take a look at the gallery below for some great photos from my latest ride. It was a hot and smoky day, but the scenery in the valley was spectacular. The singletrack riding was pretty great too!
Click the thumbnails for larger views.
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.
Time 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.
After 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.
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.
Although 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.