New Years Resolution: More Mountain biking in 2008

Love ’em or hate ’em, New Year’s resolutions can often give you the kick in the pants you need to improve your health and happiness in the coming year. Of course it’s really tough if your resolution is to ride your mountain bike three times a week when it’s 20 degrees outside and the trails …

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 …

Using your GPS for mountain bike training

Believe it or not, cycling specific GPS devices like the Garmin Edge weren’t designed for navigation (trail or otherwise). And although the Edge does a good job plotting your route for you, it’s actually part of Garmin’s fitness line and packs some great features to help you track and achieve your training goals. All GPS …

Mountain bike skills training

A couple weeks back I wrote about public high schools offering mountain biking courses. Now it’s time to talk about what adults can do to learn about mountain biking or improve existing singletrack skills. Gene Hamilton is a mountain bike coach who runs a company dedicated to mountain bike instruction. His company, BetterRide, puts on …