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Tag Archives: MTB
On the Snow: Burke, Vermont
Rapha on snow! More precisely, Rapha on Bruce Rychlik on top of Burke Mountain after a morning skin up. Was thrilled to see this coveted brand of cycling apparel and lifestyle put to use on snow. Combined with Arc’Teryx – it was a technical and stylish knockout.
PJ Dewey of Racestock Sports wears the Shred Half Brain D-Lux helmet in the very Vermont Slopeside edition. The maple sugaring graphics are by Shawn Rice (of Magic Hat graphic design fame), the artist who created the excellent packaging for the Cochran family’s Slopeside Syrup brand.
Kathy Herde is mad about plaid! Bonfire ensemble, head to toe, to ride her Burton snowboard one day after riding her Surly Pugsley fat bike at Winterbike.
It was the edelweiss that lured me in – but this classic Bogner one-piece suit reminded me of the German brand’s history in the Northeast Kingdom. In 1973, Willy and Sonya Bogner moved to Newport, Vermont to open a manufacturing facility for their family’s luxury ski apparel brand. I believe production was maintained for more than a couple decades. Sadly, but not surprisingly, Bogner no longer maintains production in the U.S. (Check out M. Miller of Boston for luxury ski apparel proudly made in the U.S.A.)
Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s third highest peak, seen through a hazy sunset from the top of the Mid-Burke Express.
Last weekend was a good one at Burke. . . I am ready for another! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
Village Sport Shop: Shredly in the Kingdom
Carrie Tomczyk, Village Sport Shop owner, still comfortable in her Shredly KC shorts at a post-ride dinner.
Christine Bengtson in Shredly Nikoli shorts being a pretty rad mom – riding a backup bike so her daughter could pedal her new Santa Cruz Tallboy!
Shredly adding a punch of color to the racks at Village Sport Shop.
Just a little bit of the women’s gear available at Village Sport Shop.
I had a couple of great Shredly sightings this past weekend while riding Kingdom Trails. Thanks to Village Sport Shop’s dedication to women’s product, the Lyndonville, Vermont specialty retailer is one of the first on the East coast to carry Shredly women’s mountain bike apparel.
Posted in Bike, Shopping, Style Tagged Burke, Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike, MTB, Shredly, Vermont, Village Sport Shop Leave a comment
MTB: Kingdom Trails
Burke Mountain in all its summertime glory from Heaven’s Bench off Darling Hill Road.
The girls welcoming riders to the Darling Hill trails after the climb up from the village.
View of the mountain from route 114 via White School.
Definitely worth that pesky paved hill climb for one of the quietest and prettiest loops in the network.
Warren’s Way race hill, green not white.
Dirty window; fantastic sticker! Anyone know where to buy these?
I could easily take a picture of something gorgeous or otherwise charming every other minute while mountain biking Kingdom Trails in East Burke, Vermont. But the trails flow so nicely – it’s too hard to stop! I managed to sneak in a few shots from an absolutely perfect summer weekend. As always, Kingdom Trails gets my highest recommendation as a stellar riding destination and experience!
Posted in Art & Graphics, Bike, Ski Areas, Travel Tagged BMA, Burke, Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike, MTB, Vermont 2 Comments
Shredly: Women’s Mountain Bike Apparel
Ashley Rankin wears the Shredly NIKOLI short at left; the CAROLINE short at right. Photo: Seth Beckton
New this year, the DH KNICKER offers extra length perfect for downhill, cooler temps or a classic pedal pusher look for cruising town. Fully featured with adjustable waist, thigh vents and cargo pocket. Shown in the ANA MARIA pattern. Photo: shredly.com
Ashley checks the view of Mount Sopris in the KTO short. Photo: Shredly
The MTB SHORT features an adjustable waist and invisible-zip thigh vents. Shown in the J-MO pattern. Photo: shredly.com
Ashley rocks the RIXFORD short in the Colorado autumn color of a Prince Creek trail. Photo: Jay GoodrichThe BASIC SHORT is anything but basic. Performance, comfort, style and nice details make this short not just a standard for mountain biking but so many other active pursuits. Shown in the ELVIRA pattern. Photo: shredly.com
Ashley showcasing the full range of the Shredly collection at a recent trunk show.
Ashley Rankin is a woman who makes things happen. A lifelong Colorado mountain girl and avid mountain biker dissatisfied with women’s performance apparel – she created Shredly to put an end to big, baggy and boring and ushered in flattering, functional and fun bike clothing.
As a devout user from the launch of the brand, I can tell you Shredly makes riding even more fun! The short fabric is lightweight and breathable with stretch for mobility while being rugged, durable and surprisingly mud-stain resistant. Thoughtful features like adjustable waistband, thigh vents and slim cargo pocket with blinged-out faux-crystal snap put the shorts over the top.
As for the separate inner liner, the Shredly YOGACHAM puts an end to hot and awkward diaper-like chamois. There is just enough padding – but not too much – in all the right places and a low-rise waistband inspired by yoga pants for comfort.
The bottom (no pun!) line is that I feel great in my shorts — the fit, function and comfort help me ride longer; style that is fun but also a little badass makes me happy – so I like to believe that Shredly helps me ride a little better! Check shredly.com for the full story and product range, including jerseys. And as Shredly says: Look Good. Feel Good. Shred Good.
Posted in Art & Graphics, Bike, Fashion, Other Mountain Sports, Style, Trend Tagged Aspen, Colorado, Mountain Bike, MTB, Shredly 3 Comments
On the Trail: Shredly
xKingdom Trails network in East Burke, Vermont is riding a bit wet and a lot humid but Deanne Eagle looked cool in her full kit of Shredly women’s mountain bike apparel: Ashley peacock shorts, Monte Carlo jersey.
More about Shredly coming soon. . .