At the Time We Just Called It County Road Riding

At the Time We Just Called It County Road Riding

At the Time We Just Called It County Road Riding It was the spring of 1998, my roommate and close friend Doug Demusz had already been putting in some base miles on the frozen backroads around our hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had modified a Trek 770 road...
Winter Accessory Guide

Winter Accessory Guide

When I was a little boy being dragged off to the grocery store with my mom one of my favorite things in the whole store was the open topped freezers at the end of the frozen goods aisle. I would step on the vent at the bottom and pull myself up over the edge so I...
The Climbing Index

The Climbing Index

Any time that we ride or plot out a new route there is a ratio of miles traveled to feet of vertical gained that we always pay attention to and would like to share with you.  A ride that exceeds 1000ft of elevation gain per 10 miles traveled qualifies as...
Adventure Bike/Monstercross Conversion

Adventure Bike/Monstercross Conversion

The naming of things is a powerful human instinct. Without a name for an item or an event we are forced to come to terms with its specific qualities and its uniqueness. Once we have a name we can use that name to sum up all those unique qualities which we remember and...
Quality vs. Quantity

Quality vs. Quantity

We here at the Dirty Roads are committed to bring you the very best rides and routes that we know and ride. We are not trying to be a clearinghouse for every possible dirty road ride that could be put together, but instead trying to provide you with the best, or at...

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