editing mountain bike guidebook

I’m Writing a Book

And I'm losing my mind. I’m in the final stages of writing a guidebook, and oh my god. At first, this doesn’t seem like a big deal. Four years ago, I came back to the United States from a year-long surf trip and declared, with determined fists clenched, “I am never working for anyone again. I am going to be a writer.” I envisioned working in coffee shops and airports, lazily typing out articles and blog posts. Drinking coffee, and executing my flawlessly flexible schedule by going for mountain bike rides at 10 in the morning. But it is a big deal, writing...

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Get more women on bikes

Five Ways to Get More Women On Mountain Bikes

And not by hiring female staff or selling pink socks First, I need to preface this by saying that I live in a place where women generally dominate the cycling scene. I’m lucky to live somewhere where women get outside and shred, and where women riders are supported by our community and our shops. But I know that I live in the anomaly that is the “Bend Bubble”. Also please know that I’ve been mostly a mountain biker since the mid-1990s, so my perspective comes from the dirt world. I recently read an article from Bike Magazine that Trek is trying to...

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