A hamfist by definition is: A person or persons who through lack of wit and excessive testosterone do gross, irreparable damage to bike and body under the guise of repairing the aforementioned bicycle. Make no mistake, there are only two types of bikers: wrenches and hamfists.
In this letter from Dirt Rag Issue #85 (April 2001), serial art contributor "Captain Black" explains how he eschewed proper engineering principles and created a magical machine for sharing the joy of cycling with his son.
Oh, yes we did. In 2003 we interviewed the outspoken Zap Espinoza—who at that time was the editor of Mountain Bike magazine. Zap's candid conversation provides an inside look into the sport we love, and reveals what makes the man tick.
A high school football star joins the military while his younger brother pursues an interest in natural science. In this fictional piece, the brothers' common interest in mountain biking unites them after tragedy tests the strength of their relationship.
What’s it like to date a cyclist? One woman found that it’s an unexpected trip, an odd adjustment to a far-out culture. It also inspired her to live life to the fullest and to pursue her most adventuresome dreams.
Eighty years ago bicycle touring was a different animal. Mountains, dirt roads and all of two gears. One rider pays homage to the old-school guys by ditching the materialism and touring in dirtbag style.
Flow exists in all kinds of sports, even tennis players are seeking to flow—it’s not unique to mountain biking. As such, the new development of flow trails has left mountain bikers all over the world arguing about the merits of different trail construction styles.