Taking Advantage Of The Last Few Days Of Fall

Taking Advantage Of The Last Days Of Fall

A great ride through some of my favorite trails on a beautiful fall day

After a very long (for me anyways) lay off from riding, due to a new job, I finally got my bike out for a ride. With winter just around the corner any day I can get my bike out is a pretty great day. This ride was an especially good one too.

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The Butcher Paper: Creature Of Habit

The Butcher Paper Creature Of Habit Kristin Butcher Bike Magazine

The Butcher Paper Creature Of Habit Bike Magazine Kristin Butcher

Kristin Butcher Is Back With Another Stellar Piece

Most hobbies have their own rituals and mountain biking is no exception. My own ritual is to stop for a hot cup of coffee on the way home. The time it takes to finish the drink is a great time to reflect on the ride, giving me the chance to lock away the memories I just made.

“Even though the ritual of warming up has been intertwined with winding threads of uphill singletrack for more than a decade, each time still results in a moment (or several) when I genuinely wonder if my legs will ever feel like anything more than lactic acid and bags of suck.”

Head over to Bike Magazine and read the latest article. Check out more articles from Kristin here and here.

BC Trail Riding In The Heart Of The Okanagan

BC Trail Riding In The Heart Of The Okanagan Pinterest Summerland Penticton

BC Trail Riding Okanagan Summerland Penticton

Riding Trails In Penticton And Summerland B.C.

Finally! A new post. It has been a while since I have had some time to sit at my desk and write about mountain biking. I got back from a week and a half long trip to the interior of B.C., specifically the Summerland and Penticton area. The trails I rode there are not the forested, soft dirt trails of the west coast, but they had their own charm and fun to them.

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5 Post Ride Recovery And Repair Essentials

5 Post Ride Recovery And Repair Essentials Mountain Bike Recovery Repair Maintenance

5 post ride essentials

Follow These Post Ride Rules To Extend Your
Body and Bike’s Lifespan

Whether you do weekend trips to the bike park, or you rip some trails close to home every day, you and your bike are going to need some maintenance. Check out the tips below for all the essential things you are going to need to do to keep you and your bike running in tip top shape.

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The Post Crash First Ride Out

Post Crash First Ride Out

Post crash first ride out fish creek park mountain bikeAfter nursing my rib injury for just over a week I felt it was time to get back on my bike. It didn’t hurt too much to breathe, and jumping around wasn’t too bad so I figured a ride at my local trails would be good to knock the cob webs off.

It had rained a bit the night before, but it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. I did my pre-ride check and put the bike on the car. I was off to my first post injury ride and was a little nervous.

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Riding In The Rain In Fish Creek Photos

Riding In The Rain In Fish Creek Photos singletrack trail riding crashes photos

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.

Also take a look at previous galleries from other rides here, here and here.

Why Riding In The Rain May Not Be The Best Idea

Why Riding In The Rain May Not Be The Best Idea Singletrack Trails Crash Mountain Biking MTB

Riding wet single track trails in Fish Creek park

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.

After dinner I loaded up the bike on the trunk rack and set off for Fish Creek Park. If I am going for a quick ride in the city the trails there cannot be beat!

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Riding The Ridge At Bowmont Park Photos

Riding The Ridge At Bowmont Park Photos Mountain Biking Trail Riding Singletrack

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!

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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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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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