BICYCLIST Magazine – Issue 161: Winter 2019

#161 | BAT Build #2: Modern Vintage | Asphalt, Please: Mammoth Gran Fondo | ISOD: Kern County Adventures | ATC: Top Four Fitting Issues | Legal Cycling: Wrongful Death, 2019/2020 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!

Prologue

As you prepare for holiday festivities and consider your plans for the new year, we hope you find this issue an inspiration for your next adventure or exploration. The BICYCLIST Calendar has filled out for 2020, with events on record through July. Begin your search on page 16 with a range of events and races to challenge, entertain and reward, all throughout the Western United States.

Bob Becker steps in with this issue’s ‘Electric Age’ bringing the ‘hands-on’ evaluation of the Revel Propulsion e-bike kit that we introduced last issue. The compact size and universal adaptability make it a compelling option. Find out more on page 5.

Rick Schulz breaks down the four most common issues he encounters as a bike fitter in this issues ‘Ask the Coach’ which may be useful in determining if there are any areas of your bike fit that need some polish. See page 6 for more insight on his observations.

James Murren takes us on a trip to Kern County in the ‘In Search of Dirt’ column. The area is one I am familiar with during childhood trips camping with grandparents. I look forward to visiting again with a bike in tow, see page 10 for the recommended trails.

John Woodson provides his experience riding the Mammoth Gran Fondo this past September in this issues ‘Asphalt, Please’. He shares his report from the 102 mile ride in the heart of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Expanding on the geography of this area, Bob Becker peels back the layers and reveals a wide range of  things to see in the ‘Destinations Within Reach’ column on page 13.

James Murren writes ‘The Last Page’ with a profile of Pete Gonzalez, an active volunteer building trails with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association. If you’re looking for a way to take your passion for the ride to the next level, take a cue from Pete on page 22.

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See you on the route. Stay safe. Peace,

– Chris Reynolds
(@chrsrnlds)

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