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More riding  //   Wednesday - August 26, 2009

Massanutten Trail Sunday was spent with a great group of people riding trails we've never ridden before. My wife and I headed out early pointing the car north and headed 60 miles to the north end of the Michaux State Forest. Our hosts were Brett and Donna who are lucky enough to live surrounded by the forest and a stone throw from the trails. We were lucky to have them as our guides.

We had nine riders and were out playing in the woods for 5 1/2 hours before calling it quits. I think we only saw 2 other riders the whole day. Despite a good bit of rain lately, the trails were dry and in prime condition. Pop on over to Dirt Rag to check out an interview with one of our group for the day.

Off to the George Washington National Forest tonight for a little camping and biking with Todd. I think we might find some rocks where we are going...

- riderx

Fixed Gear Freestyle  //   Monday - August 24, 2009

Many fixed gear freestyle and trick videos come off as pretty boring because most of the tricks are snoozer flatland tricks you could find in Bob Haro's early '80s book Freestyle Moves. On top of that, many times I'm left with the impression that the riders and makers of the videos take themselves way to serious (Epic!) and think they are breaking some new ground when in reality they are just reinventing the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I've done plenty of stupid things on fixed gear bikes myself, and riding bikes, doing tricks, and having a good time is something I want to see more people doing, but wheelies, bar spins and flatland balancing tricks aren't cutting edge. I expected more of the same from the "One Gear No Idea" video. Instead I saw some cool riding, good production and a good rider that didn't take himself too serious.

One gear No idea from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

- riderx


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