Bike

Nebulous Perseverance

We’ve all been there. A rowdy, memorable party train suddenly derails when someone hits the deck. With any luck, the injuries are minor and it’s a short ride or hike out. Reality is sometimes a different story, though, and trail extraction can require some MacGyver-like intuition.

In this case, it was a typical hot, summer day in Whistler at the June 2015 Outerbike event and the crew from Transition Bikes was eager to squeeze in a ride after a long day of booth duty. Like any big group ride, sometimes getting going is the hardest part. “We were a rolling shitshow,” Lars Sternberg says half laughing, half shaking his head. Sternberg is a bike-industry veteran, havingto mountain bikes. He’s been with Bellingham-based Transition Bikes for nine years. The employees of Transition are a tight crew and are well known for their humorous antics. “We get pretty fired up when we’re all together,” he says.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Bike

Bike4 min read
Letters
BIKE WELCOMES YOUR INPUT. SEND CORRESPONDENCE TO: EDITOR, BIKE MAGAZINE, 2052 CORTE DEL NOGAL, CARLSBAD, CA 92011. OR EMAIL: NICOLE@BIKEMAG.COM. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate the reviews you guys made (Bible of Bikes Tests, Vol. 26,
Bike6 min read
From Brook To Bottle
Of all the things we carry into the mountains, water is the heaviest and most voluminous. For a while, we carried it in backpacks even on short rides. In those days, space for a water bottle inside the front triangle was considered little more than a
Bike12 min read
Open Range
The SB130 is long. It also has travel. Therefore, it’s a long-travel bike. It’s a long-travel bike in spite of its rather diminutive actual amount of rear-wheel travel, of—you guessed it because it’s in the name—130 millimeters. Truth be told, we sta