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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.