MOUNTAIN FLYER MAGAZINE Number 51
A NEW HIGH
Before he won the 100-mile bailey Hundo, before he went 7:07 at leadville, before he became a Strava phenomenon in his hometown of Carbondale, Colo. Dave Krimstock was a drug addict. Years or therapy, his role as a guidance counselour and a rekindled love of mountain biking have helped him reclaim a clean life.
SOARING WITH THE CONDORS
Forty-six ecosystems from the Amazon, to the Andes, to the Galapagos; 14 active volcanoes; four World Heritage sites; the highest concentration of rivers per square mile; and then the most biodiversity of any country are a few of Ecuador’s claims to fame. So is exceptional mountain biking.
The deeper Antonio Abreu rides into Brazil, the deeper he falls in love with the country. the people face political corruption, health risks and more, but they manage to find happiness among the challenge. It’s just one life lesson Antonio Learns as he pedals through an unfamiliar landscape.
ON A WING AND A PEDAL
As a child, Megan Dean helped her dad with autobody repairs; as a teen she booked punk rock shows; and into adulthood, she was a bike courier in Los Angels. As disparate as those jobs may seem, they have been key in Megan Dean giving flight to Moth Attack custom cycles.
Photo Essay: The Land of OZ
Advocacy: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Pivot: Mach 4
Intense: Recluse Elite
Yeti: SB 5.5
Devinci: Spartan RR
Reeb: Dikyelous Boost Sixfiddy
Specialized: Riprock Expert 24