The University of Oregon student e-zine Flux spent some time getting grimy and dirty with us last year to see what makes us tick—what turns our cranks as it were. Why do we spend our time in the dirt, digging, shaping, grinding, sweating … smiling? Flux asked those questions and we did our mountain biker best to avoid directly answering their queries and keep our eyes on the singletrack ahead. ‘Cuz crashing sucks.