Tonight I talk about my miserable progress learning wheelies, and insult some roadies again. Also an update on my lube regimen and some less than organized thoughts on hydraulic brake issues.
Today I rant about a piece by Greg Heil on Singletracks.com and his need to bike.
I also break down some tools that help get you closer to committing to a new maneuver.
Blood Road is Rebecca Rusch's documentary, directed by Nicholas Schrunk, about her mountain bike epic through Vietnam to find her father's remains. I talk about the movie and meeting Rebecca last week at the DC screening.
I cover a piece by Brice Shirback in Pinkbike about Fayetteville's up and coming mountain bike scene. And I break down the recent groundbreaking free solo climb of El Capitan by Alex Honnold.
I talk a bit about NICA in Colorado, IMBA Ride Centers, and Treating Depression with Bouldering
Today I clarify my advice on elbow position, dismiss accusations that clip in pedals are cheating, and relate a somewhat crazy story from high school. The second half of this episode may not be suitable for younger listeners.
In today's show I talk about the Massanutten Hoo Ha Enduro, and some studies of caffiene and fasting and how they affect your performance!
I spoke with Mike Brcic, Founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Sacred Rides, a mountain bike adventure trip company based in Toronto. Mike has overcome personal challenges to become an accomplished entrepeneur. His projects include Sacred Rides, Mastermind Adventures, and Bikes Without Borders.
I break down the Virginia Trail Festival over in Stokesville, and I also talk about three techniques that are key to climbing technical terrain.
This is a freaking incredible knowledge drop on strength training and nutrition. Tim Henriques has been lifting weights and training people, and training other personal trainers, for a long time. His book, "All About Powerlifting" is a well written and well researched volume that anyone looking to get stronger and more fit should read.
*For those with kids, there is a very small amount of adult language in the show tonight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I go over issues you can have with a rear derailleur and how you can fix them!
I announce a date for the upcoming skills workshop and talk about trail etiquette and a cool study on running.
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!