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.
Today I break down a nice article on how roadies should be more like mountain bikers, why we need to be careful on multi-use trails, and then provide the ultimate advice for eliminating cramps.
I go over a recent trail mechanical issue a friend had, then I rant about how out of touch the IOC is with the way they are conducting the newly added sport of climbing at the next summer games in Tokyo in 2020.
Today I talk about chain lube and maintenance and my slightly informed opinions on the matter. I also break down a press release from IMBA by the boss, Dave Wiens.
Today Garrett joins me to ask about the Stokesville 60/40 race. We talk about the race and my perspective on preparation and riding for a 40 mile event with 5000 feet of climbing!
This was about my 30th episode--I think i was just beginning to really figure out the pace and sound stuff. I think I ranted after a ride on one of the rails to trails paths nearby about some roadies doing, well, roadie shit. And I guess I gave some advice on climbing. Enjoy and I should be back live next week!
Today I break down a remarkable advancement in our knowledge of how people respond to exercise differently, how you may be affected by it, and what you can do about it! I also rant about trail etiquette and stake my claim as the "NPR of MountainBiking".
Today I talk about why we all need a steward of common sense in our life, then I get into some IMBA, STC and local chapter talk. With a new director, and the loss of a major sponsor last year, the future of mountain bike advocacy faces serious challenges. Plus, it's a very sexy episode!
Tonight I talk about some of the things you need to do now to be ready for a great, strong mountain bike season this year. Enjoy!
Today I break down what it takes to replace your rear derailleur, talk about a new dropper on the scene, and explain why you need to slap yourself. I also promote the Stokesville 60/40KM race and the DC Bike Ride coming up this spring.
I break down my weekend of derailleur eating riding, mental preparation, then I get into the story of the courageous soldiers of the 25th Cavalry, African American soldiers who rode 50 miles a day on bikes in 1897 from Montana to St. Louis.
Learn what the hard working volunteers of the Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) have accomplished in the past year and what you can expect to look forward to for 2017--the 25th Anniversary of this effective and important non-profit. We talked about new developments in trail design standards, the national summit of IMBA, where Ernie spoke, and much more.