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Volume 1.2        Jan. 24, 2003
BustedSpoke's Movie Night: Amateur Files Part 1
On Thursday, January 16th, an over-capacity crowd of mountain bike enthusiasts jammed themselves into the 3rd floor bar at the Rockfish in Newburyport, MA. Interview: Philip Keyes, NEMBA's Director
Philip is the Executive Director for NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association), the country's (and possibly the world's) largest recreational trails advocacy group. Greasy Wrench: Homemade Studded Tires
Introducing an all new mechanics forum on BS where you can get all of your questions answered. From bleeding your brakes to getting the right fit, you can find it all in the new Ask The Wrench forum.'s Movie Night
Amateur Files Part 1 (and more!)
On Thursday, January 16th, an over-capacity crowd of mountain bike enthusiasts jammed themselves into the 3rd floor bar at the Rockfish in Newburyport, MA to view some of the areas many amateur film productions. The crowd of over 120 people far exceeded the expected 50 plus.

Philip Keyes, NEMBA's Director
2002 marked the first time ever a group has purchased land in order to preserve and manage it for use by mountain bikers. NEMBA is currently planning and collecting donations to purchase a 47 acre parcel of land at the uber-popular riding area known as Vietnam in Milford MA. Philip is the key person behind this initiative and we talked with him about it.

Greasy Wrench
Homemade Studded Tires
You don't have any studded tires? Well there are two options here, you can either spend a hundred bucks or more on some high quality Nokian Tires or you can make your own for less than half the price of one. In case Christmas has drained your wallet, here is how to make your very own winter tires that even Mel Gibson would be happy to ride to the thunderdome.

Featured Trail
Mount Agamenticus
Mount Agamenticus offers something for all skill levels, especially for the intermediate and expert riders with good technical skills and endurance. In the spring or if it recently rained, those technical skills will be in constant use over the slippery roots and rocks. From technical and big drops to casual double track. You name it, Aggie has it! Mount Agamenticus can easily consume a whole day.

This Month's
Featured Bike Shop

50 Water Street.
The Tannery Mill #1
Newburyport, MA 01950
(888) 465-BIKE

Riverside Cycles is a full service bike shop located in a restored leather mill in historic Newburyport, MA. For the last seven years, part-owner Aaron Millett says that everyone at the shop has specialized in one thing, "Customer service, doing the best for our customers!". It shows.

New England
Bike Event Calendar BustedSpoke's "Buy Vietnam" night
Saturday March 8, 2003
Rye Airfield - Rye, NH
Join and Rye Airfield for "BUY VIETNAM Night" featuring a feature-length national film, local pro's and a mountain bike only session in the park. There will also be tons of give-aways, free food and drink, a raffle and more. All proceeds of the night are going to NEMBA's Buy Vietnam fund. Look for more details soon!

2nd Winter Snow Mountain Bike Race
Saturday January 25, 2003
Shawnee Peak ski resort
For more info, call (207) 892-9228

Bontrager tubeless ZR9000 rims!
Swiss-made hubs, OSB rear rim design, and the Bontrager tubeless sealing system.

Dear Diary, I've got the overcoat on and I'm feelin' Fellini! The creative juices are flowing again.

Enter's first ever photo contest. Share your talent with the rest of us! Ends 2/15/03
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Past "Rubber Side Down" issues
Volume 1.1 : December 18, 2002
Volume 1.2 : January 24, 2003
Volume 1.3 : March 3, 2003
Volume 1.4 : April 3, 2003
Volume 1.5 : May 6, 2003
Volume 1.6 : June 1, 2003
Volume 1.7 : October 3, 2003

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