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NEWS

Trailer: From Where We Stand

December 11, 2013 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

There’s little doubt the mountain bike industry is heavily focused on the West Coast, but what about the rest of us back east? There is no shortage of amazing trails and beautiful scenery, so why

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Just Riding Along

Breck Epic – Checking into the Single Speed Frat House

August 13, 2012 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Montana Miller,

On the last day of Breck Epic, the fastest single speeder gets to shave his pubes. The slowest single speeder gets glue those pubes to his face.

I’ll be racing all week, and posting updates and results here. I really hope I don’t lose. I already have a beard.

A couple weeks ago, I headed out of Pennsylvania. I’ve been on the road traveling around Colorado, riding everyday and trying to adjust to the altitude.

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Just Riding Along

First ride with a new trail buddy

August 26, 2011 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Matt Kasprzyk

I have a new riding buddy.

Royal Zero the Zombie Killer has been a part of my pack for about 17 months now. He’s not a fox. He’s about a year and a half old Shiba Inu, one of the oldest breeds in the world, despite almost going extinct after WWII. My goal has always been to develop him into a great trail dog.

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ADVOCACY

Ticks suck!

July 6, 2011 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

By Gregory A. Cummins, D.O., M.S. American Board Internal Medicine Fellow Candidate, American Academy of Wilderness Medicine

Illustrations by Andy Jones

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NEWS

Come and Gone Review

August 14, 2010 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

In 1986, Joe Parkin was a fresh-faced American teenager with a bike, a spare set of wheels, and a dream of becoming a pro cyclist. While his peers were cutting their teeth on the US

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GEAR

Anatomy of a Crash

June 19, 2010 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

After a good 14 years of mountain biking, I finally earned my wings on a perfect summer day. The car was packed, and I was ready for the thrill of downhill riding at Seven Springs

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Bike Industry News

Monterey By Way of Hollywood

April 22, 2010 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

The first Sea Otter Classic of the 10’s was welcomed with beautiful California weather. Gone were the high winds, flash flooding rains and bone-chilling sub-60 degree temperatures. I arrived in Monterey via a small prop

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NEWS

They’re Back!!!

February 18, 2010 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Move over guys! The Women of MTB are in the house! Ray’s warehouse, that is. This Friday through Sunday (February 19-21), Ray’s MTB Park in Cleveland will host the third annual Women’s Weekend. The Largest

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GEAR

Under Test: Norco Jubei 1

August 7, 2009 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Who kicks the most ass, a Pirate or a Samurai? This question has been tormenting me for a while now, and I have discovered the clear winner. A 17th century rouge Samurai, sporting an eye

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NEWS

World Tour Report: 24 Hours of Big Bear

June 19, 2009 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

 Total Laps completed 1,832 Total distance traveled 23,449.6 miles Total elevation gain 2,986,160 ft (565.56 miles) We just returned from another great weekend of 24 hour racing at Big Bear Campground near Hazelton, WV.  Rolling in around