How to Make More Time for Mountain Biking

Time. It is the ultimate non-renewable resource. If we break something, we can buy a replacement. If we lose some money, we can make some more. Some things grow, some things shrink, and some things stay the same. But time?  It just… disappears. We get one shot, and one shot only, at each and every …

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Turn It Up! How Music Enhances Your Shred

Flow: that sought-after, heightened state of mind, perfectly tuned into vibrational balance with the elements. How do you reach that space where time ceases, where your body, mind, and tread are gripping the dirt in synchronous harmony? And what about mental and physical motivation – the intrinsic will to do, to get out and seize a …

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First Ride Blues: The Beginning of the Season Doesn’t Always Go as Planned

It was two month since I had been on my bike, and it felt foreign. My muscle memory was more tuned to the exercise bike in my den than one that actually propelled me forward with every pedal stroke. I was less than a half mile from home, but I wavered twice wondering whether I …

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“Gluten-Free” Won’t Make You Faster!

It feels good to go fast. It feels even better to win (hell, just be honest with yourself). To get there, some people are willing to try almost anything–EPO, steroids, HGH–pick your poison. The majority of us take a more “healthy” approach to reap personal fitness and performance gains. We do things like… diet. But, define “healthy?” Going …

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Mountain Biking: It’s Good for Your Heart

Most of us start mountain biking because it’s fun. Hitting the trail is a satisfying way to get outside, hang with friends, challenge your mind, and of course, there’s beer. The list goes on, and we love it. But aside from these more obvious advantages there exists a major internal benefit–it’s good for your heart. Heart disease (CVD) is the number …

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