Tag: bike trials

Rebuilding my garage workshop for woodworking and tinkering

It’s time for one last effort. One final attempt to nail this 540 before we tear these freaking ramps out of the garage. You can call me a quitter, this is not how I’m going down. There are just too many way to get hurt on Berm Peak to spend another moment on this. So […]

Turning a dead oak tree into a mountain bike jump with a cheap mill

Way back in the summer we cleared this dead tree to build woodpecker trail. Who knows how long the actual tree was laying there, but the timber we cut from it certainly was solid, and strangely full of perfectly usable wood. Well as it turns out, Berm Peak is a goldmine of white oak, which […]

Building a mountain bike jump over my driveway

Last week, we took this muddy, rutted forest road and turned it into a durable gravel road that is now Berm Peak’s grand entrance. But of course, it’s not just a gravel road. We built a few rock bump jumps into the side that end at a small landing. Because the rock jumps can be […]

Building a Gravel Forest Road with Rock Jumps!

Everything that comes and goes from Berm Peak, be it bikes, supplies, or the Gator was traversing this little patch of lawn next to my driveway. As you can see, it wasn’t a good long term solution. And so BP1 was born…hastily. It’s a short double-track forest road that connects the driveway to the trails […]

The Bike Park, sponsor lineup, and second YouTube channel

It’s a new year and there are a number of new things going on with this YouTube channel. So today, I’ll bring you up to speed so you know what to expect in 2020. The first thing is a huge, long term project that part of this audience already knows about. That is, a free […]

Danny MacAskill in Taiwan — Powered by Lezyne

Taichung is a really cool city. The architecture here is pretty amazing. Every single park…just are built to be interesting! Yeah, Lezyne invited me over to come and do some riding in Taiwan. I was thinking whenever you go to a new city you’re always thinking or a new place you’re always thinking, “Oh, this […]

My wheel truing workflow – get your wheels perfect every single time!

Hi I’m Alexandros Siasos and you may have seen me truing the wheels of my bikes in my Instagram bike maintenance stories and today I’m going to share with you my standard wheel truing workflow. Note that the procedure that we are about to discuss can be applied by anyone as no special tool is […]

Building & Riding a twisty hip jump transfer thingy

Last month we began building Rhodorooter, a steep downhill trail through the rhododendron thickets of Berm Peak. At the top around the very first turn, we made a mess. Dubbed the Kevin Jump, this failed project was Kevin’s plan to build a twisty transfer hip thingy out of two dead trees. We figured that throwing […]

Building & Riding the Skinny Backyard Tree Jump

Western North Carolina is a temperate rain forest, and therefore so is Berm Peak. It’s a great place to leave something if you want it to rot. This snake infested wood pile is a pretty good indicator of what happens to untreated oak when you leave it outside here, and it’s the exact reason for […]