Friday, March 31, 2017

The Myth of Women's Specific Bikes, and Video Editing Tips!


I break down some points from Amanda Batty's blog post about women's specific bikes, go off on a tangent about white male privilege, and then give some tech tips for making video edits using a GoPro.

Amanda Batty's Blog

Will John Snow on GoPro Video

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Biker Gets Assaulted on Trail! And A Full Enduro Ramble


Today I break down the assault of a mountainbiker by a trail runner near Golden Colorado. I also rant about the fragrant joys of plane travel, and the EWS.

Enduro World Series site

Biker's account of assault

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Repost! The Bravest Rider at the Red Bull Rampage, and a Wilderness First Aid Breakdown


Sam Reynolds, pro rider, backed off from riding this years Red Bull Rampage competition.  This may have been the most courageous decision of all. Is rising life and limb worth it? Probably not, but its all but inevitable because we cannot help but push limits!  I discuss this and more, such as my Wilderness First Aid class that I took this weekend.

Pinkbike Interview with Sam Reynolds

Wilderness First Aid Classes Near DC


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Repost! Strength Training Principles


Today I break down how the science is in on strength training improving your endurance for mountain biking.  I talk about the basic principles of maximal strength training and how to prep for it by using a general strength conditioning phase. Also, the 2017 19th Shenandoah Mountain 100 was announced and I talk about that. 

Here's a link for Training for the New Alpinism at Patagonia's web site. Amazon has it too.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Busting Myths About Cornering Technique


It helps to think of mountain bike technique in terms of cause and effect rather than right and wrong.  I also ramble about an electronically controlled dropper post that's on the market now from Magura.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Cramps on Long Rides


Today I break down a nice article on how roadies should be more like mountain bikers, why we need to be careful on multi-use trails, and then provide the ultimate advice for eliminating cramps.

 

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Trail work days in the Mid Atlantic!

Women's Skill Clinic!


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Trail Breakdown Quick Fix Tip and Olympic Games Adds Climbing


I go over a recent trail mechanical issue a friend had, then I rant about how out of touch the IOC is with the way they are conducting the newly added sport of climbing at the next summer games in Tokyo in 2020.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

In Studio with Garrett Hubbard: Stokesville Race Breakdown!


Today Garrett joins me to ask about the Stokesville 60/40 race. We talk about the race and my perspective on preparation and riding for a 40 mile event with 5000 feet of climbing! 

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Repost! How to Climb Better and a Rant on Roadies





This was about my 30th episode--I think i was just beginning to really figure out the pace and sound stuff. I think I ranted after a ride on one of the rails to trails paths nearby about some roadies doing, well, roadie shit. And I guess I gave some advice on climbing. Enjoy and I should be back live next week!


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Training Not Giving You the Results You Expect? Here's the Answer!





Today I break down a remarkable advancement in our knowledge of how people respond to exercise differently, how you may be affected by it, and what you can do about it!  I also rant about trail etiquette and stake my claim as the "NPR of MountainBiking".

New York Times article on Exercise Non-Responders

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