Big Mountain MTB Training Camp

Over the next two months we’ll be talking about mountain bike training and getting in shape for the spring MTB season. Sure, getting in shape for mountain biking can seem boring, painful, and at times, anti-social but the Big Mountain Mountain Bike Training camp offers a nice alternative. This year’s training camp is being held …

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Becoming a pro MTB guide

Admit it: you’ve thought about it at least once or twice. Many of us imagine giving up our commute-and-cubicle lifestyle and making a living out on the mountain bike trail, guiding out-of-state riders with money to spend through scenic and challenging terrain. But what does it actually take to become a professional mountain bike guide? …

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MTB Safety & Broken Bones

Timothy Jones posted a good article on the Made to Order Bikes blog about mountain bike safety earlier this week that’s worth checking out. Beyond wearing a helmet, Jones reminds us of the importance of eye protection, gloves, and even MTB body armor for downhill / urban rides. It’s interesting to see how safety gear …

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Avoiding mountain bike injuries

The morzinemtb blog posted part 1 of a series on avoiding mountain bike injuries which should be pretty helpful for those of you embarking on late summer epic rides this month. Today’s post focuses on avoiding neck pain and my favorite tip is that riders should get off the bike at least once per hour …

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Comparing mountain bike trails

With the ongoing intersection of technology and mountain biking there have been some recent efforts to quantify and compare mountain bike trails. While the idea may sounds strange, some interesting progress has been made. The International Bike Parameters Index (IBP Index) “is an index that values the difficulty of a mountain bike route or a …

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Training tips for racing in 2008

The Ride-Strong.com blog has a great post about getting in shape for racing in 2008. While this blog mostly focuses on road riding the training info is really applicable to anyone who rides on two wheels. My personal favorite tip – rest and recovery are important so get lots of sleep before racing season! No …

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Setting goals: Epic rides in 2008

Looking for a way to stick to your mountain bike resolutions in 2008? Here’s one way: Commit to riding in an epic mountain bike event this year. (Notice I didn’t say you should commit to racing an epic event – I’d be happy just to finish most of these.) Bicycle Frenzy has a quick list …

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Mountain biking for fitness in 2008

Around this time of year many folks start considering their health and fitness goals for the new year so I thought I’d share some thoughts on mountain biking for fitness. If you’ve never tried mountain biking and you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape, perhaps this post will inspire you to take …

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