Single Track Doesn’t Care.

Single track doesn’t care – I like this post … good sentiment

Outside Cincy

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Let me be the first to tell you; Single track doesn’t care. It doesn’t care what kind of bike you ride, nor the shape you are in. It doesn’t care how much money you made last year. It doesn’t care about what color your skin is. You could have polka dots all over your skin, and it would pay no mind. You could be five years old, or eighty-five, and single track will treat you the same.
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Single track can be difficult, but also enjoyable. At times it is smooth and flows perfectly through the forest, and other times it is rocky, technical and unforgiving. Sometimes there are sections that you need to get off your bike and walk. But, with practice and repetition, what was once difficult now comes second hand. The more you give to single track, the more single track gives back to you. Like life.
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Dynamo Lights: Exposure Revo vs B&M Luxos U

I have a revo but share the frustration with on/off button missing and an ability to piggyback a USB charger

Pointless Exertion

I was a caver long before I became a cyclist. Spending days at a time underground kindles a special kind of appreciation for light; cavers lust over the latest 1500 lumen Scurion lamp as a cyclist lusts over a Pinarello.

Choosing a new cycling light, then, was serious business. For long-distance riding I knew that I needed a dynamo hub, and the choice there was easy: the Schmidt SON 28 is beautifully made and renowned for just working, mile after mile, with bucketloads of power on tap. Finding a brand new one on eBay for half the retail price made my choice even easier…


After slightly obsessive research, the choice of dynamo-driven light fell between USE’s Exposure Revo and B&M’s less snappily named ‘Lumotec IQ2 Luxos U senso plus with USB connector.’ Exposure lights are well known in the road and mountain biking communities, whilst B&M have a strong…

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Dream Bike: Purple Elephant

found on radavist …

Golden Saddle Rides: Purple Pachyderm Elephant Tourer

As a bike shop owner, you see a lot of interesting customer projects roll through the doors. For Kyle, Woody, David and Ty at Golden Saddle Cyclery, it’s this steady influx of unique projects that keeps them engaged in the day to day shop routines. Once and a while, however, something rolls through that catches your eye.

How could you miss it? A purple pachyderm. An Elephant in the room…

The customer acquired this bike in a deal from its original owner, who rode it for a few years. It has a bit of beausage after extensive use. Once he acquired the frame, he began buying components piece by piece. Personally, I like the seemingly random parts including: made in the UK Middleburn cranks, a raw Haulin’ Colin rack, SON Edelux, Berthoud saddle, White Industries rear hub and Nitto cockpit.

If you’re thinking this frame looks familiar, John from Elephant used this platform as a beginning for the National Forest Explorer. They’re strikingly similar, save for the use of cantilevers on this bike, versus disc brakes and that color.