Mountain biking at Crystal Mountain MI

Downhill Mountain Biking Crystal Mountain MI

Recently I found myself about an hour away from Crystal Mountain resort, with my bike and looking for some singletrack to ride.  With temps set to break 90F I opted to check out the downhill mountain biking Crystal Mountain is now offering — mostly because I didn’t want to do any climbs in that heat. But…

2015 Signal Disruptor

2015 Signal Disruptor Snowboard Review

Signal Snowboards went back to the drawing board for the 14/15 season and started from scratch with a new lineup. The Disruptor series is a park board available in flat or traditional camber. I opted for traditional camber. Size: 156 Bindings: 2013 NOW IPO Shape: True twin, blunted nose & tail, camber (also available in…

2015 Capita Ultrafear

2015 Capita Ultrafear Review

The 2015 Capita Ultrafear has a super clean minimalist graphic that tells you to “stay badass”. Wise words, indeed. Flat-rocker seems to be the neglected stepchild of snowboard shapes but I’ve usually found it pretty versatile so hopefully the Ultrafear stacks up to that. Size: 155 Bindings: 2015 Union Contact Pro Shape: True twin with…

Trail Map for Mount Bohemia (not including Middle Earth, Outer Limits, Pirate's Cove or Haunted Valley)

Mount Bohemia Ski Resort Review

Whether it was uncooperative snow conditions, nobody to carpool with, or a $1000 repair bill on my Jeep, it seemed like every time I tried to go to Mount Bohemia, something got in the way. Mount Bohemia was becoming my Moby Dick — this year alone, I had canceled twice. But everything finally came together…

Kinco 901 Work Gloves

Kinco 901 Gloves – Reviewed

A while back I went on the hunt for good, durable gloves that would withstand the ravages of midwest tow ropes. A few searches and forums suggested the insulated Kinco 901 gloves, so I ordered a pair and put them through the ringer. After riding them for nearly an entire season, here’s how they stack…