Mountain biking on TV this weekend

CBS is showing the Xterra World Championship off-road triathalon this Saturday, February 3 @ 1pm EST. The race is made up of a 1-mile ocean swim, a 20 mile mountain bike ride, and a 7 mile trail run. This year’s championship is in Maui and Phil Liggett will be providing commentary. Outside of the Olympics, …

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Bike maintenance classes

I got an email this week from a local bike shop about some bike maintenance classes being held at the shop in the evenings. They call it Bicycle Chain University (BCU) though I think the use of the word “university” is a bit strong for single-session “classes” on stuff like how to lube your chain. …

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USA Cycling mountain bike calendar

USA Cycling has come out with the first annual national mountain bike calendar and I couldn’t be more stoked. The calendar has 53 events in 3 categories (cross-country, gravity, and ultra-endurance) and gives pro mountain bikers the chance to earn points toward an overall title to be awarded at the end of the season. I’m …

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IMBA lobbying for cyclists in DC

It looks like IMBA is organizing mountain bikers for the 2007 League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit to be held in Washington, DC in March. To be honest I’m not a card carrying IMBA member but I really respect alot of what they do. In particular, I’ve never ridden an IMBA-designed mountain bike trail …

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Lance drops Leadville MTB race

In case you missed it over the holidays, Lance Armstrong backed out of the Leadville 100 mountain bike race due to a “scheduling conflict.” Too bad, mountain biking really needs more superstar personalities to generate new interest in the sport. In related news, it is also uncertain whether Floyd Landis will be racing in the …

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nc state games

my first xc race of the year. i thought it would be fun to race at hog run again, the last time i rode there was probably back in 2000 when i entered my very first mountain bike race. but this time, most of the race course was on the newer advanced section. there were …

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