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Is Canada the next Switzerland?

August 11th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Is Canada the next Switzerland?

If going by their Junior team results at the World Champs is any indication, they might be! Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, the Swiss will remain at the top for a bit. But, to take Gold, and some Silver home for both men and women Juniors, [...]

Great new course recon video of XCO world champs!

August 7th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Great new course recon video of XCO world champs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMYgB-lgxWs&t=166s This is awesome I think. The original course video didn't really show much. This one is awesome. Great Britain riders Max & Corran? Not sure who they are honestly but they look to be FLYING through the one lap of the course. Fearless. Man, if MvDP can get his [...]

Marathon Worlds looked awesome!

August 7th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Marathon Worlds looked awesome!

While most XCO stars didn't race, Avancini certainly did, and won the thing again. This would be his second Marathon championship. Alan Hatherly gave it a go, and most of the big names in the longer distance world were there. The top racers who show up to Cape Epic, usually [...]

Official XCO World Champs course preview

August 3rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Official XCO World Champs course preview

Not sure how I didn't see this sooner, but the UCI had released a video a month ago showcasing the entire XCO course to be used for the World Champs next week. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DN0dmxiu4 It doesn't look like a World Cup course, that's for sure. They always add [...]

Tom Dumoulin the MTB racer?

August 2nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Tom Dumoulin the MTB racer?

Saw a cool article about ex-road pro Tom Dumoulin. I don't know how many of you follow the road racing world. I'll admit to be a fair weather fan. I watch the TDF, and several of the spring classics. Mainly out of boredom. But Tom Dumoulin was a big gun [...]

Henrique Avancini is going for it in Glasgow.

August 2nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Henrique Avancini is going for it in Glasgow.

I must say, hats off to the Brazillian. He is going to race all three XC formats. On the 6th he'll take on the Marathon, then the 10th the XCC and finally give the XCO a whirl on the 12th. That's pretty cool I think. I would love to see [...]

Who are we sending to Glasgow?

August 1st, 2023|News|Comments Off on Who are we sending to Glasgow?

We're a week away, and just in case you were wondering, here's the official list of Team USA that will be visiting the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland for 2023: Elite Men Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Specialized Factory Racing) Elite Women Savilia Blunk (Inverness, Calif.; Rockrider FORD Racing Team) Kate [...]

It begins with a Podcast

July 31st, 2023|News|Comments Off on It begins with a Podcast

Well, after 2 years of going back and forth on formats, it's been decided a weekly podcast, yes, another dreaded podcast, will be the first release from Short Travel Mag. Some things are best shown in a video, so we will also be releasing a weekly video, but the goal [...]

’23 World Champs are upon us!

July 31st, 2023|News|Comments Off on ’23 World Champs are upon us!

Glasgow, here we are! This years World Champs extravaganza sure seemed to creep up this year. When first announced that the UCI was going to combine all disciplines into one location at one time, it seemed so far away. But in a few days, the fun begins. For me, the [...]

SRAM AXS…second guessing trying it out.

July 28th, 2023|Late To The Party|Comments Off on SRAM AXS…second guessing trying it out.

Well, I have in my box of "stuff I bought, didn't need, and can't bring myself to install" a complete XX1 AXS Eagle groupset. The works, crankset, DUB bottom bracket, everything. The one thing I don't have, only because no one on the planet seems to stock, is the Rocker [...]

Tan wall tires? Really?

April 22nd, 2023|Late To The Party|Comments Off on Tan wall tires? Really?

Back in the day, only BMX bikes had tanwall tires. The infamous Comp III tires ruled the day. I had them on several bikes. I don't think they were tan for looks, but for a manufacturing reason? I'm guessing using a fabric sidewall on a rubber tire simply meant leaving [...]

Togs? Useful or Useless?

September 1st, 2022|Reviews|Comments Off on Togs? Useful or Useless?

Togs? Useful or Useless? Everyone who knows me knows how much I still believe in bar ends on my bikes. I have them on every bike I own. I have a drawer full of them that aren't being used. Yet, I'm so clearly in the minority that it has finally [...]

2022 UCI World Cup Schedule is out now

September 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 2022 UCI World Cup Schedule is out now

Well, there's one date that's undecided for location, but there are a couple of exciting things to note for next year, that's for sure. First and foremost, there are now 9 XCO races! That's quite a jump from 6 the last few years. And once again, the USA gets a [...]

MVDP will not race MTB the rest of the year? Bummer…

August 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on MVDP will not race MTB the rest of the year? Bummer…

Maybe his insane schedule has finally caught up with him. But man, I'm bummed that he won't be on the start line on thursday or Saturday for the 2021 World Champs. Ever since he showed up and finally showed that the mighty Nino was beatable, I've loved watching Mathieu Van [...]

Post Olympic Year Weirdness

August 17th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Post Olympic Year Weirdness

I've personally never really enjoyed Olympic year mountain biking. Although this last round was of course especially odd. The racers spend the entire off season and early part of the regular season trying to magically prepare for one single day. That's it. Honestly, I think they all over do it. [...]