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Posts tagged: Obsessives

36 Hours in Kitsbow: Escape from New York

“Ours is a film about family, so it’s only fitting that making it was a family affair. The core team was me, my wife, our daughter, and two of our nephews; but the spirit of the film was meant to include our entire family -- some who couldn’t participate and one...

36 Hours in Kitsbow: Petaluma to Marin

At Kitsbow we strive to fit it all in: work, family, and fun. But when it feels like adventure is something others do, it's time to hit pause. Then eject. Because adventure is just outside our door, maybe even a short train ride away. The key is to go.

Riding Iceland with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Seven years ago, Jeff fielded a phone call while working at Ibis Cycles, in sunny Santa Cruz, CA, USA. It was a fellow named Runar, from Iceland, who wanted to sell Ibis in the small country. Sure enough, after a couple years, the two met at Eurobike, then again randomly...

Oakridge

With the size and proliferation of mountain bike events growing every year, it’s always a treat to visit the quaint, slow-paced logging town of Oakridge for Mountain Bike Oregon. With a vast trail system complemented by an extensive network of old logging roads, Oakridge is best enjoyed with the help...

The Sting

There is a hill in my mind. It lingers there. Not because of its beauty or the fact that it juts up majestically high above a deep blue alpine lake. Not because of its rolling, sinuous lines of perfect singletrack, woven through postcard forests of beargrass, Douglas Fir and Western...

The Outsiders’ Guide to Mountain Biking British Columbia

With an opening in our Push to Start Summer Tour schedule, we opted to “take the long way around” for a detour de British Columbia on our way to Sun Valley, Idaho. On a whim we fled north from Seattle, first stopping in Bellingham to soak up as much lush Washington...

Shorts Guide

Knowing when and when not to wear shorts is a skill we only fully acquire sometime after adolescence – in fact, studies have shown that shorts-related decision-making abilities are directly linked to frontal lobe development. But since we mountain bikers are prone to being hit in the head, let’s not...

Springtime Ramblin'

As the season gradually picks up momentum and works its way into full swing, life on the road is once again our reality. With the annual Sea Otter event attracting industry folks from all over the country and globe, it’s a great way to get some face time with friends,...

Escape to Hurricane

Hurricane, UT- Escape the dreary winter rains with a trip to Hurricane, Utah, with professional mountain bike rider Jeff Kendall-Weed.  Follow along with Jeff as he jumps and wheelies across the beautiful desert terrain that lies in the foreground to Zion National Park. Presented by Ibis Cycles, in association with...

A Night is All You Need

  Adventure comes in an array of shapes and sizes, from extensive multi-day trips through remote landscapes to short jaunts in your own backyard. Sometimes all it takes is one night under the stars to hit your reset button. Getting out there on an overnighter elevates the monotony of the...

Verve Coffee Roasters: Obsessive about the Bean

Verve came to be through the serendipitous union of surf, sweat and a love of life and living. Founders Ryan O’Donovan and Colby Barr first crossed paths as Chico College students. As they grew to know each other, they found their passions paralleled as they bonded over playing music, sharing...

Do you have what it takes to be a Grasshopper?

  Started in 1998 by Miguel Crawford and the tight-knit Gianni cycling club out of Occidental, CA, the Grasshopper Adventure Series are long, fun, hard rides with cold beer and good stories at the end. Road, cross, and MTB skills are all tested to their limits, with each ride often...

Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz

  Kitsbow Ambassador Sam Schultz has been on and off the road in his newly acquired Sprinter. Most recently, he and his girlfriend, Emily returned from their two month adventure through Alaska and Canada. Before he hit the road again last week for another 6 months, we were lucky enough...

Getting Involved

Kitsbow is a small company founded and staffed by dedicated cyclists from all over the United States. With ambassadors all over the western states and roots all over the country, why did we choose to make our home base in Northern California? We’ll be the first to admit that we...

Kitsbow and the Grasshopper

 Kitsbow is proud to have ambassadors who are involved in the mountain bike community locally and across the country. Meet Kitsbow’s newest ambassador Miguel “Mig” Crawford. Miguel’s life has revolved around the bike since 1988, when he sold his first car to buy a Stumpjumper. Every weekend he swapped commuter...

Turkeys and Wheelies

Done with all your ‘Honey-Do’s’? Waiting for the turkey to hit the table? Here’s some inspirational ‘Tips & Tricks’ from Kitsbow Ambassadors, Jeff Kendall-Weed and Wes Shirey to help kill time on Thanksgiving day.   Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Kitsbow!   The post Turkeys and Wheelies appeared...