The quadcopter saga started many years ago. Okay, three years ago. I was a semester away from graduating from Middlebury College when I saw the mountain bike movie Vast. It was awesome. Beautifully shot, well edited and had one of my favorite mountain bikers, and good friend, Ross Schnell, in it. One of my favorite shots in the movie was a flyover shot of Ross and Rene (Wildhaber) riding in the Alps. This shot, in fact: (...read more)
I was lucky enough to spend most of this summer traveling by car (since leaving Vermont on February 1st, I have driven over 15,000 miles). I say “lucky” because I much prefer traveling car travel to plane travel. For one, it’s cheaper. Especially if, like Syd and me, you have more than one person in the car. It also helps if your car is tiny and the worst gas mileage it gets is 22MPG (with two people, tons of stuff and three bikes on the roof). As an example, take our recent trip to Downieville for the Downieville All-Mountain World Championships. It’s just over 1000 miles from Winter Park (our start) to Downieville. Assuming the car got 20 miles per gallon (a low estimate) and gas was $4 a gallon (a high estimate), it cost us (1000/20*4) $200 to (...read more)
When in doubt, pedal harder. If that doesn’t work, lift the front wheel and pedal harder.