Monday, January 30, 2017

How to Eat For a Big Day in the Mountains


One of the biggest challenges you can face starting out mountain biking is how to eat to sustain energy on big days out.  Mountain biking is a high output, high strength effort, and nutrition is a huge issue that can make a day a big success or a painful lesson. I relate my own experiences and tips gleaned from the past years of epic days in the backcountry.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Huge Riding Fitness Tip That Will Change Your Life


Today I break down a listener comment on my James Wilson interview, vent about a bizarre plumbing crises that happened in my kitchen, then I give a top tip on how to get stronger on your bike.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

James Wilson of Innovation Pedals and BikeJames.com Interview




James Wilson joins me from Grand Junction Colorado, where he's pioneered an innovative new design: the Catalyst Pedal. His company is Pedaling Innovations. We talk generally about flat pedal myths, benefits, and then get into the Catalyst Pedal he's designed. Full disclosure, James sent me a free pair of these to try out. After 40 miles on the trails, I'm a big fan, and plan on riding them full time this year.
James' website: http://bikejames.com for his strength and conditioning programs and his flat pedal manifesto and other information.

Find the pedals at http://pedalinginnovations.com

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Monday, January 23, 2017

More Tech Riding Talk with Rob Berube, Backcountry Scenarios, Women's Tech Rides


Joining me today, Rob Berube of RideTechy talks more about spotting, organizing your own rides, the Techy Riders Scavenger Ride Event, backcountry scenario simulations, and women's specific techy group rides.
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Friday, January 20, 2017

In Studio with Tracey Dugdale, Massage Therapist and Endurance Athlete


Here's my visit with massage therapist Tracey Dugdale. Tracey is a former competitive triathlete and now a runner and rock climber.  She talks about the kinds of massage, what to expect with massage, as well as posture and her take on foam rollers.

To find out more about massage or book an appointment with Tracey, visit her website:  www.trimassage.com.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Innovative Gear Review and...ARE YOUR BARS TOO WIDE????


I rail on some traffic sign issues, apologize to XC racers, break down a dopey article on gear "innovations", and discuss why your handlebars are both too wide and too narrow.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Interview with Rob Berube, on Sessioning Technical Trail Features




In studio today is Dr. Rob Berube, a mountainbiker from Richmond, VA. He started a group in 2012 to join riders wishing to improve their technical riding skills by doing group rides with an emphasis on stopping to session technical trail features, where advanced and beginner riders are welcome to share knowledge, socialize, and get better at riding bikes.
Techy Riders Social Club on Facebook

Techy Riders web site

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Finally! I Have a Hater, and I Rant About IMBA's Website


I take some time to break down a negative review I received, the IMBA website, a bit more on Catalyst pedals, and why you gotta get into a Wilderness First Aid course.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

First Ride on Cataylyst Pedals! And a Rant Against Gurus


I rode the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals for the first time today. Hear about that as well as my introduction to Strava.  I also break down Bikram Yoga and the freak that founded it.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Two Glasses of Wine and a Tornado of Nonsense


I address a listener complaint and rant about plastic bags in tonight's podcast. And, I talk a bit about getting involved in your local trail club.




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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to Train for High Altitude at Sea Level and a 105 Year Old Frenchie Kicked Your Butt



Today I break down 105 year old Robert Marchand's record breaking bike ride and also talk about some cold weather riding tips, and a way to get acclimated to high altitude while you're sleeping. At low altitude.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Aging is Not Inevitable and Enduro vs Cross Country





An 85 year old man did a sub 4 hour marathon. I rant about how most of what we think of as age related decline is actually due to lack of physical activity.  I also break down what's In vs Out in 2017 in mountainbiking, and break down a GMBN video pitting an enduro bike against a cross country bike in a race.  Enjoy!
Cross Country vs Enduro Race
NY Times Article on 85 year old marathoner
VitalMTB piece on what's in and out in 2017

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Embrace Discomfort and OH LOOK! MountainBikers in MT Filed a Lawsuit!





Happy New Year--start the year off by taking the hard track. In today's episode, I talk about my wheels, my resolutions, and solo climbers Alex Honnold and Dan Osman. And I break down the lawsuit filed by the Bitterroot Backcountry Coalition which is sueing the US Forest Service to regain access to 180K acres of wilderness in Montana.

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 Alex Honnold's Tribute to Dan

Dan Osman Solo

Montana Climbers sue