“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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14 Advanced Tips for Dressing for Cold Weather Rides

Winter riding, fat bikes

You know the basics of dressing for cold weather rides, which boils down to wearing layers and avoiding cotton. But here are some tried and true tips I’ve learned after several seasons of winter fat biking. Mostly I’m referring to riding in sub-freezing weather and dry conditions. Riding in the rain is another matter, which …

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It’s OK that You’re Slow

“It’s OK that you’re slow.” Maybe I’m saying that about myself, not you. Maybe I wrote that to make myself feel better, and make you feel better, too. Or maybe, just maybe, I wrote that because it’s true. Being slow on a mountain bike doesn’t make you a lesser person, just a slower one. Your family …

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Year-Round Mountain Biking: Can You Ride Too Much?

Mountain biking: for many, it’s a way of life. Take a moment to think about why you started, and why you continue–what about it satiates your personality? The adrenaline of the race? The beautiful landscapes traversed during a tour through the mountains? The sheer curiosity of how far you can push your physical and mental …

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8 Reasons to Ditch the Trainer and Ride Outside This Winter

As we recently witnessed the first snow of the season here in Pennsylvania, my mountain biking friends and acquaintances seem to be dividing into two camps–those that love winter and embrace the white stuff with open arms, and those that relegate themselves to indoor workouts on the trainer until spring, claiming that below-freezing temperatures are no …

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