The Biker

It happens to the best of us if you ride enough, its almost guaranteed that youll get saddle sores sooner or later. Theyre uncomfortable, even painful, and they threaten to make every biking experience a nightmare, and in some cases they can keep you off your bike completely! Simply put, they are the bikers bane. …

Mountain Biking Nutrition 101

Askany roadie and they will tell you that mountain bikers survive on a diet of burritos, pizza and beer or soda. While that is mostly true, it turns out that good nutrition helps out no matter what kind of cycling you do. Food preferences are fairly subjective, so you will need to experiment a little …

MTB How To: Log Hops

Logs – they’re a fundamental part of mountain biking in most areas of the country since where there are trees, there are trees that fall. Many riders hate logs and would like to see all of them cut off the trails. Others, like me, really enjoy riding them and are always wondering just how big …

Top 3 Core Training Exercises for XC/ Trail Riders

For a mountain biker, building a strong, high performance core for the demands of riding for hours on grueling trails requires a smart, multi-pronged attack. You want a core that is able to connect the upper body and lower body, resist twisting and be able to coordinate with the hips for lateral movement around the cockpit. Here are …

My Local MTB Trails: C’mon, I’ll Show You Around

Ahhhh, home sweet home Your local trails: they’re the home stadium, your turf. I submit that there are a huge list of things that make your go-to singletrack a very special place indeed. I got to thinking about this when I went out for an after work ride to grab some pictures of my new …

Learning Mountain Bike Skills at BetterRide Camp

I recently had the chance to spend three days at a BetterRide mountain bike skills camp. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in school and the amount of information was overwhelming – in a good way! I learned a ton of ways to improve my mountain bike riding and handling skills. With new …

Status Report: MTB Beefcake in the Making

About six weeks ago I embarked on a training regimen based on the product Mountain Bike Dumbbell Combos from James Wilson. One of the key features in the program is its elimination of all possible excuses someone like me would use to avoid an undertaking like this. “I don’t want to have to buy all …

MTB Beefcake in the Making

A first look at James Wilson’s 12 week MTB DB Combo training course. A weight lifting regimen you can do in 45 minutes 3 times a week to get you stronger for those long trails ahead. Something for us in the deep freeze to look forward to…