We both saw the lake at exactly the same time. We were just riding along, and suddenly there it was, winking at us through the trees.
Read the rest at Adventure Journal.
Noble Canyon was the first “real” mountain bike ride I ever did. And by real I mean, I full-on climb with a long, crazy descent. The first few times my friend and I rode it, we weren’t strong enough to do the climb. So, we shuttled. It was the hugest thing when we finally did the whole ride, bottom to top to top to bottom. And when we learned to clear all the crazy rocky bits. My first time, I rode a steel hardtail with no suspension. I’m not sure I could even do that now. I suppose you never forget. Anyway, if you like playing dirt bikes and you’re ever in the neighborhood, ride this thing. It’s just so fun. Which, is how mountain biking should be.
Please I can go ride here someday. Beautiful video of riding the Passo dello Stelvio. Well done @s2_art!
There has been some buzz in the last few weeks about women and Interbike — specifically about the sexism presented at the trade show (here, here, and here, if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about). While I’m all for feminism, and for supporting women in traditionally…
Lots to agree with here. I was joking with a friend by the last night in Vegas I felt like putting a paper bag over my head. But that was the fault of the party animal vibe of Vegas, not the bike industry.
The bike people still have some road to travel in terms of gender equity, but it’s definitely getting better. And, I was super stoked to run into so many awesome bike-loving women friends while I was there.
I do think it’s a very good question: Why so few women racing bikes? Why so few women interested in the women’s pro sport? I feel like this is like The Huge Question. Or one of them anyway.
Shane Ferro: On Women and Interbike: Show Up, Show Up, Wherever You Are