Formerly known as Ih8bikes.com/www.ihatebikes.net, Bermstyle is an online journal documenting a lifestyle that revolves around life on two wheels, and the culture around it.
Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re decidedly west coast, with roots in Portland and Southern Oregon. We love riding bikes, whether it’s on sweet trails, or simply to the store on a beer run.
Our interests revolve around well designed gear, whether it’s bikes, accessories or apparel, and correctly believe that the correct number of bikes to own is N+1. Our quiver has grown that include bikes of all kinds, though our truest passion lies in the dirt, and back it up with sweat equity to in local trails advocacy. Trail Karma is real.
Jason Van Horn
Photographer / Editor / Designer / MTB Skills Coach / MTB Trails Advocate
Known for his unending desire to play on anything with two wheels and a handlebar, Jason has been writing about riding bikes since 2004, and talking about bikes for years before that. His photography has been featured in Bike Magazine, Mountain Bike Action, Dirt Rag, Bicycling, Decline Magazine, Momentum Magazine, and Wend.com. He’s been a bike mechanic, a professional trail builder and a Bicycle Skills Coach. He currently works for the San Francisco based clothing phenomenon known as Betabrand as the photography editor and consults with product development for the Bike to Work line. He also coaches Mountain Biking for www.Bikeskills.com.
Although he considers himself an all around rider, Jason has an ample quiver of bikes that include trail and enduro bikes, a DH bike, fixed gear, XC bike, road bike, hybrid and BMX bike. While he owns a car, its primary function is to get him to the next single track destination, preferring bikes as transportation during the week. He currently serves on the board of the SF Urban Riders, a group dedicated to bringing a bike park and off road riding opportunities to San Francisco, and is the Trails Consultant for the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay.
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Bio: Inga is a city dwelling mountain biker who purchased her first mountain bike 11 years ago. She lives for the weekend when she is free to ride technical trails, park and shuttle runs, and street riding. She has worked as a Data Analyst for several non-profits and is currently the membership director for the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay, and serves on the board for the SF Urban Riders. In addition to her addiction to bikes, she loves traveling, road trips, bodybuilding, surfing, yoga, rock climbing, and fashion.
She is also a certified Personal Trainer and understands the value of exercise, nutrition and alternative medicine. Several days a week, she trains and lifts with her friends in a gym. She is a firm believer of weight training and wants to continue to educate men and women on the benefits of bodybuilding.
Inga’s favorite trick is a fat powerslide. She recently learned how to bunny hop, and is stoked on how much her riding and technically skills has progressed this year. Her current goal is to continue to develop her emerging bunny hop skills and apply it to dirt jumping and downhill trails, as well as training for Super D events.
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