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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Unkas scottay2hottay's article
May 23, 2018 at 14:21
May 23, 2018
Tales From Southwest China's Downhill Scene
Awesome piece. This is the type of content we need more of. Thank you for posting!
Unkas briceshirbach's article
May 11, 2018 at 11:48
May 11, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Mountain Bike Guide to Calhoun County, Alabama
Thank you for these write-ups! Probably my favorite series on PB, and much needed positive-vibes therapy away from all the ordinary (read, negative) news. Keep up the awesome work! :D
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.
Unkas Unkas's photo
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
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