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AngryMountainBiker Show

Mountain bike, rock climbing, and adventure sports talk. Not really that angry. Tune in for topical mountainbiking interviews, trip reports, and rants on road cycling, and life's minor and not so minor annoyances. If you like mountain biking, and you like podcasts, you found a home!
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May 25, 2017

I break down why you should go to the Virginia Trail Festival in Stokesville despite some wet weather, how roadies react to social interaction, give some tips on how to approach the clip in vs flats decision for a new rider, and generally rant about bike stuff in a full enduro way.

 

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Beer and Taco Mountain Bike Festival Article by MTB Stan Lee

Virginia Trail Festival in Stokesville

 

May 23, 2017

From bike rack mal-design to glove packaging, I give the world important things to think about in this show with rants galore.  I also break down a Seth's Bike Hack's video on clips vs flats. 

Seth's Bike Hacks Clip v Flats video

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May 20, 2017

Today I talked with Meg Valliant, a dirt jumper and filmmaker from Seattle, Washington, about her full length documentary, "The Sisterhood of Shred".  I also do a short breakdown of my SDS trip earlier this week.

Info for Richmond VA Screening of The Sisterhood of Shred

The Sisterhood of Shred Website

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May 11, 2017

I break down my experience being a man, at the Women's Mountain Bike Day last weekend, what you need to think about if you ride with a dog, and I make fun of a Bicycling.com article on what not to eat. 

Richmond Screening of Sisterhood of Shred

Women's Mountain Bike Day Photos

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May 9, 2017

Today I sat down with Martin Fernandez to talk about his new book, Mountain Biking Virginia. Learn about the hidden gems you don't even know about, with rides for all abilities and in all parts of Virginia.  We also talk about MORE and its relationship to IMBA and many more topics!

Find Martin's book here: BestRidesDC Site

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May 5, 2017

In today's show I relate how not listening to my intuition last time I installed a chain cost me a new derailleur and a rush to repair.  I also break down some reader mail about differences in biking effort.

Quantico Centenial Epic Information link

MORE Women’s Mountain Bike Day Info

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May 2, 2017

Today I chat with Anne and Todd Mader, owners of the Bike Lane shops in Northern Virginia.  We get into how they overcome the challenges facing retail shops in a tough competitive environment, what their bike team means to them, the importance of skill building, and much more.

The Bike Lane Website

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May 1, 2017

I spend some time on listener mail about an access issue in Charlottesville, VA, then break down my experience at the Big Bear Enduro in West Virginia.

Link to Ragged Mountain Natural Area interview

Link to Charlottesville VA MTB Club

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Apr 27, 2017

Today I talked to Simona Vincenciova, Kathy Ascenzi, and Jo Maralit, the organizers of the 2nd Annual MORE Women's Mountain Bike Day in Virginia.

This promises to be a fantastic day, with clinics covering skills, bike fit, as well as group rides for all levels.  Simona, Jo, and Kathy share their wealth of experience and what to expect at the event on May 6.  See details in the link below if you'd like to attend!

MORE Women’s Mountain Bike Day Info

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Apr 26, 2017

In today's show I break down my experience helping support a 3 day, 170 mile, singletrack tour for 17 next level endurance mountain bikers in the Shenandoah for Shenandoah Mountain Touring. I also talk about a BikeJames article about the components of fitness and attacking your weakness.

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Apr 20, 2017

I go over issues you can have with a rear derailleur and how you can fix them!

 

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Apr 20, 2017

I announce a date for the upcoming skills workshop and talk about trail etiquette and a cool study on running.

NY Times Article on Running

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Apr 18, 2017

Today I break down the fascinating study showing how interval training is especially beneficial for older people as a way to increase mitochondrial health.

Next, I give some motivational advice on how to find and maintain health, followed by a rant on dropper posts.

And, I announce a beginners coaching clinic!

 

New York Times article on study

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Apr 14, 2017

I find fault with some crappy internet bike advice, then list some huge improvements we could make to Strava.  Hint: trail beer sharing should strip seconds off your time!  #mountainbiking #bike #enduromtb #angrymountainbiker

 

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Apr 13, 2017

In studio today I interview Brandon and Roger about Richmond, it's mountain bike scene and trails, and what's in store for RVA More this year. Enjoy!

RVA More site

RVA More on Facebook

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Apr 13, 2017

Today I break down what the fundamental skills are that you need to get better at any biking maneuver.  But first you have to listen to the inaugural segment of "What Can't Will Complain About", where listeners have suggested subjects I can't possibly complain about.  And yet I can.  Enjoy!

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Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association

 

 

Apr 11, 2017

I had the good fortune to be invited as an assistant to the amazing coaches at Michaux Mountainbike School last weekend.  This is the story.

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Michaux MTB School

Take Aim Cycling

Endless Bike Company

Adventure Seen

Apr 6, 2017

After riding nearly 500 miles on the Catalyst pedals, I give my thoughts!  Also, I make some recommendations for trails to do and what to expect if you make the trip to western North Carolina to ride Pisgah and Dupont.

Pedaling Innovations site

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Apr 5, 2017

The San Diego Mountain Bike Association is strongly considering a split with IMBA over some contentious issues.  I break it down, then I cover a cool study describing a way to acclimate to hot weather, when training in cool weather!

IMBA may lose California!

Beat the heat article!

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Apr 4, 2017

In today's show I reconsider my opinion from my previous show regarding women's specific mountain bikes, I give Garrett a shout out, answer a listener question about drops, then I break down Sunday's 'Shed ride and skills progression.

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Mar 31, 2017

I break down some points from Amanda Batty's blog post about women's specific bikes, go off on a tangent about white male privilege, and then give some tech tips for making video edits using a GoPro.

Amanda Batty's Blog

Will John Snow on GoPro Video

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Mar 30, 2017

Today I break down the assault of a mountainbiker by a trail runner near Golden Colorado. I also rant about the fragrant joys of plane travel, and the EWS.

Enduro World Series site

Biker's account of assault

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Mar 27, 2017

Sam Reynolds, pro rider, backed off from riding this years Red Bull Rampage competition.  This may have been the most courageous decision of all. Is rising life and limb worth it? Probably not, but its all but inevitable because we cannot help but push limits!  I discuss this and more, such as my Wilderness First Aid class that I took this weekend.

Pinkbike Interview with Sam Reynolds

Wilderness First Aid Classes Near DC

Mar 24, 2017

Today I break down how the science is in on strength training improving your endurance for mountain biking.  I talk about the basic principles of maximal strength training and how to prep for it by using a general strength conditioning phase. Also, the 2017 19th Shenandoah Mountain 100 was announced and I talk about that. 

Here's a link for Training for the New Alpinism at Patagonia's web site. Amazon has it too.

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Mar 17, 2017

It helps to think of mountain bike technique in terms of cause and effect rather than right and wrong.  I also ramble about an electronically controlled dropper post that's on the market now from Magura.

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