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.
Following up my post from the other day, I found this video of how our rides are manufactured. I really like this show and seeing it making videos about my favorite hobby is pretty cool. Give it a watch here or click below to check it out.
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.
Saturday I decided I wanted to head out for a ride. My wife had been busy all morning so as soon as she got home I threw the bike on the back of the car and took off.
I was really excited to get to Nose Hill. I was going to explore the interior of the park that I had only quickly ridden my last visit.
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.