xXc Magazine

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Bike, Races | 5 Comments

Season one, Issue one of xXc Magazine is now available. It is the brainchild of Jason Mahokey, outstanding author of The Soiled Chamois. The magazine focuses on ultra-endurance, solo, and epic mountain bike adventures.

I was able to contribute an article and a couple photos to the project and I am pleased with how those turned out. Jason did a great job of laying out the entire magazine. Tons of great photography, race reports, and stories from the early season of enduro madness.

Well done J!

My article is an adaptation of an earlier blog post about Ed Abbey that I expanded in length, but also in idea. I am happy with the way it came together, and was admittedly very excited when I saw it laid out in the magazine. I even printed out a few copies to distribute to the family.

One of my favorite sections of the magazine is the Trans-Iowa photo spread from Guitar Ted. The close up of the dead raccoon might be the perfect symbol of that race. And I think in that context, is exactly what G.T. wanted it to be. Nice!

Download and read issue one of xXc Magazine. It is well done, and I think a great start to what I hope will become a regular source of endurance storytelling.


  1. Jeff Gerke
    April 13, 2009

    Nice. I was just thinking the other day that I wished there was a magazine devoted to endurance riding.

  2. Jason
    April 13, 2009

    Thanks Adam, your article rocked and really helped show that the endurance scene is more than just racing, it’s also exploring and seeing what is beyond a 10 mile lap.

    Thanks again for contributing. Time to start working on the next one! 🙂

  3. Vito
    April 14, 2009

    Excellent material! I downloaded V1 after seeing your Facebook post. I also posted it my blog to get it out to my friends. Hope that’s OK.

    Looking forward to volume 2

  4. Nate Dawg
    April 14, 2009

    great blog! i’ve added you to my link list on ultimatemountainbike.blogspot.com


  5. Mike Ripley
    April 26, 2009

    Very Nice…..blend and vision of what a long day in the saddle embodies.

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