OPINION

The Rant: Thru with it

July 12, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

In the beginning, there were axle nuts. They were simple and crude and required a tool to remove. They still exist today on many bikes, from cheapie department store numbers to the finest BMX bikes

BIKE CULTURE

Two-Wheeled Musings

July 4, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 3

Words by Paul De Valera My bicycle is my best friend, my only true ally in this world. My bicycle will never betray me. Though it may break and throw me off into a bush

OPINION

The Rant: Millimeters Matter

June 21, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Hang on, hang on Yes, it’s the little things Yes, it’s the little things That do us harm I’m not a stranger Ain’t a mystery When we both get it wrong -“Hang On,” Dr. Dog

COLUMNISTS

Rusch Job: Blood Road

June 19, 2017 Dirt Rag Contributor 0

Words by Rebecca Rusch They call Ho Chi Minh Trail the Blood Road because so many people lost their lives there. This complicated network of paths and trails runs from north Vietnam through the jungles

ESSAYS

Essay: Ignorance is bliss

June 6, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Words by Helena Kotala, photos by Evan Gross As someone who has been serious about riding bikes for a relatively short period of time, I still vividly remember being a beginner. Well, to be honest,

NEWS

The Rant: Purposely Lost

April 20, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez And it’s Easter time, too And your gravity fails And negativity don’t pull you through —Bob Dylan, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” I like getting lost. Maybe

ESSAYS

Adventure: It’s what you make of it

March 13, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

I think today more than ever, it’s easy to get caught up in the belief that our own lives are mundane. The internet constantly throws articles about traveling to far-off lands in our faces. Instagram

In Print

The Rant: Deferred Maintenence

March 10, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Wheel sizes, tire sizes, suspension travel, frame material, suspension design, so many damn choices. And that is just from a single company. Add in everyone else making kick-ass bikes these days and it gets hard

ESSAYS

Reset Button

February 24, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

I came really close to bailing on the ride. I felt overwhelmed with stuff to get done. It was a dreary day. I was tired. Maybe I’d just take a nap and then spend the