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Male Model and Mountain Biker

Posted by RL Policar On March - 4 - 2014

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We can now officially add that to our resume of bad-assery. Yes it’s possilutely true, Art Aguilar and myself were asked to be “models” for a recent Maxpedition photo shoot. With that in mind I had asked Nep of Black Tiger Beef Jerky and Dustin Roe from The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too to join us in our debut in the world of male modeling.

Our day started pretty early, here we are for the “prep” scene. Yep, that’s my Limo being used as part of the shoot.
maxpedition photo shoot

The Maxpedition crew were top notch and super classy. Not only were they great guys to work with, but they’re super cool and their bags are pretty legit! The photographer was none other than the world famous Ming Wu. Mr. Wu had done quite a bit of work for Maxpedition as well as other clients in various industries.

In this photo, Art was given directions by Mr. Wu on how fast and where to ride down the trail. This was taken at Stair Steps in Aliso Woods. One thing with doing these shoots, you end up doing the same shot over and over again. Each time we went down the trail, they’d have us do it again with new adjustments made to the bags or our own gear.

Though we’ve only seen just a few photos from the shoot, they did provide us with some that we could use for the site. They plan on using the other photos for various campaigns, catalog pages and other marketing collateral.
maxepedition with mtnbikeriders
Here’s some of the shots of Art that was recently used for a Maxpedition Facebook contest. Art is wearing the Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger.
Art with Maxpedition
Art and Maxpedtion
We’re hoping to see more of the photos in the near future. Once they’re available, we’ll make sure we share then with you all. Oh and yes we will gladly give you our autographs.

Huge bicycle sale at JensonUSA

Posted by RL Policar On April - 3 - 2013

The folks of JensonUSA has something called The 3 Million Dollar Bicycle Clearance Sale.Some items are discounted by as much as 58%
bike sale

Here’s a glimpse of what’s on sale.
mtn bike sale at jensonusa

To check out all the deals, CLICK HERE.

One of THE best videos that was featured in

Posted by RL Policar On September - 9 - 2012

Check it out kids, Team Racer Neal “Hollywood” Bryant does it again with his most recent creation with “The Downhill Bro Down”

Happy Birthday RL!

Posted by Jeremy Yang On January - 25 - 2012

Boss Man RL is going for the big 2-9 today… or was that the 3-9… awwww fuhgedboutit.

Boss Man RL is turning a year older today. Not only does he have the best mountain biking blog known to mankind, RL is also a great family man and friend. We can all attest that we are better for having known RL.

Thanks for the blog, thanks for the mountain biking and most importantly thanks for the friendship. Happy Birthday, RL!!

Lower priced Airborne Bicycles for 2012? Hells Yeah!

Posted by RL Policar On November - 8 - 2011

Got some news from our team sponsor, Airborne Bicycles.

Consumer-direct brand Airborne Bicycles announced its 2012 pricing today, according to the company’s website. And while prices across the industry are going up, Airborne is proud to offer lower retail prices than ever for 2012, with no reduction in spec.

At $1299.95, for instance, the best-selling 2011 Airborne Goblin 29er is already rated “equal to or better than bikes costing hundreds of dollars more” by Dirt Rag magazine. The 2012 Goblin keeps the same spec but drops an additional $150, to just $1149.95

Or consider the Airborne Taka DH machine, which Mountain Bike Action calls “(the) best deal on a downhill bike we’ve ever tested” at its original price of $1499.95. For 2012, Airborne takes that “best deal ever” pricing down even further, to just $1299.95.


“It’s not about making bikes cheaper,” says Airborne Director Rick Vosper. “It’s about distributing bikes smarter. Bottom line is, it costs Airborne the same to make a good bike as anyone else. But we can deliver it to the cyclist at a much lower price because direct-to-consumer distribution is so much more efficient.”

Since Airborne doesn’t use model years, the new pricing is effective immediately on existing products, and is anticipated to continue throughout 2012 as inventory is refreshed and new models are introduced.

Complete pricing information is available at

An Evel Knievel Themed Jersey by Maybe…

Posted by RL Policar On October - 26 - 2011

So I’ve been wanting to come out with my own version of the ever so famous Evel Knievel Suit but in a long sleeve jersey that is ideal for mountain biking.

The price would be $45 per jersey (shipped in the US only). If this is something you’re interested in, leave a comment or shoot me an email. I need a minimum of 6 to get this done. Hats Coming Soon!

Posted by RL Policar On October - 5 - 2011

Here’s another thing we’re working on, its our official hats. The logo will be embroidered on a Pacific Headwear 404M. Below is a mockup of the hat. We’ll be doing a limited run of these hats, we’ll let you know once its available.

mtn cap


Posted by Art Aguilar On August - 23 - 2011

OK the time is near, I feel it in my bones, like the birds that get the urge to go south for winter or the migration the whales do to baja, its time, time to make our trek to the city of sin, the city that never sleeps, the city where a beam of light shoots into the air and breaks into space never to be seen again. On the way we pass an old ghost, a road named Zyzxx, the worlds biggest thermometer. The pull, the pull its getting stronger. I start looking at the hills and mountains and think to myself how would I go down this hill, how would I climb it.

This place, this place in the desert that lights up so bright at night like a diamond waiting to suck the life out of some, but not me, not me for I’m on the way to my “MECCA”, my place of worship once a year where we gather, we the media, we the dealers, we the makers that give you the riders what you want.

Ohhhh I feel it, my place of worship, my “MECCA”, but the first stop at my “MECCA” is the place in the desert where we start our trek up and down the hills of this place that will torture our souls with dust, heat, beer. A place of tents with goods, but none to trade only to show, touch, and drool over, but this is only the start for their is much, much more to be had in the fallowing days. It is not just of feasting on what the makers bring for us to show you, but to also catch up with old friends, see new movies, go to feast, drink free beer, and more beer, and then some more AAahhhhhh, INTERBIKE is coming!!!!!

The Start of MECCA

And in this time it is up to us the media to show you as much as possible to entice you as we get enticed by all that the makers bring to show us and the dealers what will be out in the coming months. You will start to see the pre spy photos and new lines of gear, parts, and bikes ( I have goose bumps just thinking about it.), and as we pass through the gates where only the chosen are allowed we will bring it to you through email, tweets, Skype, Youtube, and websites, and all manner possible.

So to give you your pre shot you need here is a taste of last year’s travel to my mecca, “INTERBIKE !!”  Enjoy.

Pro's show there spirit being here.


Friends come to share smiles, we walk along in the wonderful sunlight and ride all that is new to us, oh what a wonder time we live

They just wait for us.


There is so much to see while you are here you will surly miss much.  One has to slow him or herself down to not miss anything, control, control, you must learn control.

If you love the things you do, do them to the fullest extent and never stop. I truly believe that you will remain younger at heart in your mind as well as your body.

My bro stash

While I’m here I make my peace with all that is cycling, from road to mountain, to BMX, cruiser, and yes even fixie ( The latest fade that has lasted for what over five years now, OK it’s not a fade anymore.)


Yes this was to be true 2010 was to be it for Interbike here in Vegas. The kegs were going off the parties were many, heck one group was doing it big by giving top notch whiskey shot as a toast fair well to the Vegas venue just about every hour and handing out mustaches to go with the toast. Now this is STYLE!!
And you would look for the popping open of the kegs of beer.


Pouring the necter of the gods.


As the show ends for the day it is time for us to venture out into the lands around us, to see the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people that walk about, ahhh it is quite the adventure here in our annul trek to our “MECCA” we call INTERBIKE.  All that we suffer to bring you the newest pics of the the best bikes and products, the stories of things to be and the things that never will.


Now I won’t boar you with all the same old bike pics you see, but rather all that we go through to bring you what you want to see. We go through the hardships for you our reader so you won’t have to. You see this is hard for us, up early,to bed late, all day meetings, talking to so many people and so much more. Yes this is the “MECCA” for seeing all things bikes for the new year to come and the pull to go there is strong to make the trek here every year.


I look forward to this, but this year it is different for me, for I am going as the media. Not as a exhibitor or dealer, so does this mean more work, well I will find out.

“I feel the pull in me to go to the city in the desert getting stronger, my heart is beating harder and harder. I can’t wait.”

Being Social

Posted by Jeremy Yang On July - 18 - 2011

Thought this was funny. Wow, is mountain biking going mainstream?

Speeding Through Chantry

Posted by Jeremy Yang On July - 11 - 2011

One of my favorite mountain biking pictures I have ever taken was just posted on’s Pic of the Day. The picture features Tim riding through Chantry Flats. A slow shutter speed + some panning action… voila.

Let me know your thoughts.


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