Cross-cultural exchanges are often fraught with differing ideas of how things “ought” to be. An American struggles to come to terms with a cultural barrier he had not anticipated—the Italian way of mountain biking.
Even before the current diversification of wheel sizes, the ever-increasing number mountain bike niches had us pondering the growing number genres. In 2006 we asked a panel of industry insiders to give us their take on the growing number of niches.
Thanks to Ray Petro, and an outpouring of local support, Cleveland, Ohio, became home to the first-ever indoor mountain bike park. Read about how the 66,000 square foot facility turned from dream into reality.
After we published a letter from a needy Serbian mountain in Dirt Rag issue #105, the outpouring of support from our readers was simply amazing. It took 10 months to sort out the logistics, but a package of donated parts made it to a rider in need.
The typical cycling position, plus the bumping and jarring of riding on rough trails, can beat up our backs pretty badly. Learn how to deal with, and hopefully avoid, back problems from an expert in the biomechanics of cycling.
If you crash and find yourself flying like Superman through the air, your shoulder is probably going to take a hit. Learn about potential injuries, problems and some preventative steps for taking care of your shoulders.
Jeff Lockwood reviews six bicycle-themed children's books with bright, exciting illustrations that caught the attention of his 2-year-old daughter Kaya, and recommends a how-to guide for bicycling parents.