The Outspokin’ Cyclist: Mountain biking helps Durham youth stay focused

WAKE COUNTY — “This is my first race, and I got third place,” says Edgar, a sixth-grader at Brogden Middle School in Durham. Out of breath, Edgar just raced a mountain bike through lakeside trails of Harris Lake County Park … Continue reading

who needs a car?

Not me. I’ve got a truck. A two-wheeled pick-up truck. I sold my car this spring after realizing that I’d put gas in the tank a handful of times within the previous year. Then a friend reminded me of the … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: Ottawa pros offer advice

OTTAWA — Feeling trapped inside by the cold weather? Are you taking a break from cycling until the spring thaw? Winter cycling has an allure all its own, but to be sure it also has its challenges. I recently spent … Continue reading

Column: Could the Triangle be the next mountain biking mecca?

DURHAM — OK, OK, we don’t have the steep slopes or off-season ski resort infrastructure of British Columbia or West Virginia. Even in the state, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage. Western North Carolina already boasts the world-famous Tsali … Continue reading