Zap's Column Archives - Mountain Bike Action Magazine https://mbaction.com/zaps-column/amp/ Mountain Bike Action Magazine Fri, 21 Oct 2022 15:19:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ZAP’S COLUMN: NOT JUST ANOTHER COFFEE TABLE BOOK https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-not-just-another-coffee-table-book/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 15:19:10 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=128616

While the advertising question is a business discussion I generally avoid, at this moment I felt a need to jump in.

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MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME 2022 INDUCTION https://mbaction.com/3mountain-bike-hall-of-fame-2022-induction/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 17:41:46 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=128555

Three years of mountain bikers to recognize and celebrate

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ZAP’S COLUMN: THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING TRAIL WORK https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-the-importance-of-doing-trail-work/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 16:45:12 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=127605

For me personally, it was thanks to Alan and his merry band of trail-building loons that I became educated on the importance of doing trail work.

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VIDEO: TECHNICAL RIDING MASTERY IN ‘AKRIGG ON THE ROCKS’ https://mbaction.com/video-technical-riding-mastery-in-akrigg-on-the-rocks/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:35:20 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=127650

Mix one part MTB Trials legend with equal parts rolling geological formations for the perfect blend of style and creativity.

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THE INSIDE LINE WITH TROY LEE DESIGNS – VIDEO https://mbaction.com/the-inside-line-with-troy-lee-designs-video/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:14:32 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=127339

The Pro's Closet captures the chaos and charm of the world's fastest designer

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ZAP’S COLUMN: LONG LIVE TINKER https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-long-live-tinker/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:00:17 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=126926

"I still get invited to races, and it ain’t because of my looks or speech-making; it’s because people recognize that, even at 60 years old, I still race to do well."

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ZAP’S COLUMN: A REAL MOUNTAIN BIKE INFLUENCER https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-a-real-mountain-bike-influencer/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:00:50 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=126323

It’s sad that his particular brand of NorCal flair and genius has been replaced with humorless stiffs who see the bicycle only in terms of an engineering/profit assignment.

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ZAP’S COLUMN: THE FRENCH CONNECTION https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-the-french-connection/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:22:35 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=125873

To be sure, over the years, the Europeans have brought more positives to the sport than negatives, and for that, I will always relish the pioneers who mixed courage with a sense of adventure to make the trek over in the early days.

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ZAP’S COLUMN: ALL HAIL THE QUEEN https://mbaction.com/zaps-column-all-hail-the-queen/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:38:14 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=125325

Juli Furtado’s dominant, race-winning mettle would set the bar for many racers to come.

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ZAP’S COLUMN: HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF? https://mbaction.com/back-to-the-future-3/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 22:06:31 +0000 https://mbaction.com/?p=118688

"Never in a million years would I have guessed that someday in the future history would be repeating itself on my local ride."

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