Mazdamia LadiesAllRide's article
Feb 18, 2021 at 9:47Feb 18, 2021
Girls AllRide Mountain Bike Program Announces Registration Details
My girls had a great time at their day-camp (and show-up on the website pictures!) One thing that bothered me though (and might get me some grief) was at the end of the day when everyone is congratulating the kids and saying goodbyes, the coaches immediately started slamming beers like it was going out of style. I drink too, but it was kind of a weird dynamic to, in my opinion, be shoving beer/party culture in the face of these kids after a healthy bonding experience where the coaches are meant to be looked-up to. Food for thought I guess, and it won't prevent me from bringing the kids again, but it does make me want to leave right after the event, which is disappointing.
Mazdamia remymetailler's article
Feb 11, 2021 at 10:22Feb 11, 2021
Video: How Remy Metailler Deals With Fear
Remy your videos are great. Topical, educational, sincere, and a probably underrated quality, PG. I share them all with my kids, and this one especially will go to my daughter who overthinks her riding sometimes to the point of fear. Keep it up!
Feb 5, 2021 at 8:16Feb 5, 2021
Friday Fails #156
As much as I enjoy watching teenagers crash, the sounds their friends make annoy the piss out of me. You take the good with the bad though I guess.
Mazdamia nkrohan's article
Feb 5, 2021 at 8:09Feb 5, 2021
Review: 5 Indoor Cycling Trainers Ridden & Rated
Purchased the Wahoo KICKR stationary bike in late fall for the family to use. So much better than the mag-roller we no longer used due to the need to switch bikes. If it were just me, no way I'd drop the coin ($3k I think), but sharing it across 4 family members and the ability for all of us to re-size and ready it in 30 seconds or so gives it the win. I'm in the process of building a mount so I can get my laptop up there and work while I ride which should help me burn off some of this extra Covidsulation.
Nov 13, 2020 at 9:43Nov 13, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #144
I'm still waiting for someone filming to ask, "Are you well?" It's abundantly obvious that in most of these videos, the rider is definitively not, "good."
Mazdamia OutrideBike's article
Oct 14, 2020 at 9:17Oct 14, 2020
Indigenous Youth Granted 5 New Cycling Programs Through Outride’s Riding For Focus
I love this stuff. Here in Oregon I actually once reached-out to the tribal leadership for the Warm Springs Tribes about if they would be open to building a trail that runs more or less adjacent to Hwy 26 up on the plateau down to the bottom of the gorge there, but never heard a response. Could be a really neat trail with potential for easy shuttles, and give folks headed between Portland and Bend a reason to stick around for a while. Still would love to see some trails there and the opportunity to get the tribes involved and get some more bikes into the hands of kids in their community!
Oct 2, 2020 at 8:37Oct 2, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #138
One again confirming that saving my big airs for the snowboard was a wise life choice.
Mazdamia jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 23, 2020 at 10:23Sep 23, 2020
Hyper to Begin Selling High End Mountain Bikes Through Walmart
Let's hope they arrive at Walmart pre-assembled. Having fixed a Walmart bike for a neighborhood kid that came with the stem/bars installed backwards (yes, fork/brakes under downtube), I would not want a Walmart "mechanic" touching anything that intends to hit the trails.
Mazdamia daysaver's article
Sep 22, 2020 at 10:03Sep 22, 2020
Video: Daysaver Multitool Offers 9 Tools & Weighs Only 45g
But wait, where's the bottle opener? I thought you're not allowed to ride without being fully prepared for a post-ride beer. Buy this and you'll die of thirst for sure!
Mazdamia brianpark's article
Sep 11, 2020 at 9:43Sep 11, 2020
High Above's Slimmer Hip Pack, Smartwool's New Kit, Giant Loop's PLB Holder, & My 2x2 Moto Rack - Across The Pond Beaver
I nearly pulled the trigger on one, but then instead installed mounting plates to the sides of my Penguin cases on my little CB500x and then I mount one wheel on each side with a through axle, and just strap the frame across the top of the seat and boxes. It looks a little ridiculous (more than this? not sure), but I've taken it 7hrs from Portland to Southern Oregon and still managed 65mpg or so. Handling was not hampered to a great degree as it doesn't raise the bike's profile too much. Total cost about 20$ for the steel plates I bolted to the cases.