Unkas

A media professional now working in the outdoors industry, since that's what I spend most of the time thinking and obsessing about :)

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Mar 17, 2018 at 11:03
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 9, 2018 at 7:16
Mar 9, 2018
Unkas leelau's article
Mar 9, 2018 at 6:43
Mar 9, 2018
Dawsome! Yukon Mountain Biking Part 1 - Dawson City
I can't believe I missed this the first time. A mountain biking trip to Yukon has been on my bucket list for a while now. This is so amazing, thank you for sharing!
Unkas alexcgevans's article
Mar 3, 2018 at 10:22
Mar 3, 2018
20 European Riding Spots We Want to Visit in 2018
@pufi: Technically almost all of the out-of-park riding in Slovenia is in a legal grey zone limbo at best, or illegal at worst. That is why you will not find a lot of official information on it and even Trailforks probably only has about 5% of all the trails that are out there. However, the trail network is absolutely huge and there is trails everywhere. If you are not an idiot and observe trail etiquette, respect hikers and private property, you will never have any trouble. Connecting with the local bike shops and clubs is the way to go. If you are friendly and passionate to ride, perhaps even bring a six-pack with you when you drop by, pretty much every bike shop will be happy to direct you or offer to take you out for their local favorites. Virtually every region of the country has awesome trails and the diversity you will find as you move around is off the charts for such a tiny country. I am subjective because of where I come from but some of the best riding to my taste (big mountains, raw and techy) is actually found in one of the least-visited regions of Carinthia, up along the Austrian border. If you end up there connect with Bikenomad and they will show you around.
Unkas mikelevy's article
Feb 6, 2018 at 8:23
Feb 6, 2018
Saris Bones 2-Bike Strap-On Rack - Review
I've been using one for about a year. I found it a mediocre solution and would only recommend it if you have no other options. Thule makes strap-on racks with trays where you put the bike wheels (or at least it used to, I bought my Thule rack in 2009) that are much, much better than this. The ergonomics of Saris is poor and it really gets exposed when trying to carry two (or, god forbid three) bikes. It probably works for hard-tails, but full suspension designs don't mesh well with it. We used one of these racks on a bike trip through BC and it was a pain. We had two bikes - a HT and a fully, and most of the times it felt like playing a crazy jigsaw puzzle trying to put both on the rack. Even then, the fully never seemed to quite fit securely and did not inspire a lot of confidence. We also broke one of the attachment points. We sometimes just ended up stuffing the fully into the back of our wagon. Bottom line - it kind of works (for one bike and/or hardtails) if you have not other option. I've since switched the vehicle and will be returning my Saris. Just my two cents. P.S. A note @mikelevy - we ended up doing a similar thing and put one strap around our Cane Creek. About half way into the trip the shock developed a leak. We are not sure if that was just a failure that would have happened on its own, but we had a suspicion that strapping the bike by the shock and the consequential vibration travelling from the car via the rack to the shock might've had something to do with it.
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Oct 29, 2017 at 12:32
Oct 29, 2017
Thanks buddy! I guess fall riding around here is the payoff for the mosquito infested sumer haha

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Oct 28, 2017 at 16:26
Oct 28, 2017
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Unkas canadaka's article
Oct 28, 2017 at 16:08
Oct 28, 2017
Unkas canadaka's article
Oct 25, 2017 at 11:37
Oct 25, 2017
Top 10 Ridden Canadian Cities of Summer 2017
I would’ve never expected that before spending a few years living there, but Edmonton was a priceless chapter in my mountain biking "education". Let me put it this way (with some oversimplification and a bit of exaggeration); Almost anyone can create something impressive with unlimited means at their disposal, but true art is more often than not a result of working within constraints. The amount and the quality of singletrack in such a dense urban environment, with really not a lot to work with in terms of gravity terrain, is unparalleled by anything I've seen elsewhere. Nothing is given, everything is earned, could be Edmonton's riding motto, both in terms of trail-building and riding. All the sweet but short descents are earned by punchy, tight and steep, steep climbs. And all the miles of twisty, flowy, technical and fast singletrack are carved out of the limited, if often spectacular greenspaces surrounding the North Saskatchewan river valley. Would I trade living in the mountains for Edmonton? No, but that also comes down to growing up and feeling at home in the mountains, as well as just being a small-town boy. But would I take my mountain bike with me when visiting or moving to Edmonton? A 100% yes. A word of advice. While it can be amazing to just go out there and get lost in the labyrinth of trails, for a more focused experience join one of the social rides that pretty much all the bike stores in town run at least a couple times a week. Riding with a group of locals who know how to link the individual trails into a lung-bursting and adrenaline-soaked epic ride is an amazing experience and a great way to make friends. Some of the most amazing people, riders and trail-builders I've had a chance to meet come from Edmonton. And some of the most memorable rides I've done happened there, in that unique and contrasting world of green river valley, concrete sprawl and golden, far-north summer sunsets that seem to last forever.
Unkas briceshirbach's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 21:29
Oct 12, 2017
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