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Awkward Moments - Turning Right

by Kristin Eagle

Turning Right: When I'm mountain biking, I ride left foot forward. When I approach a right turn, I will inevitably move my right foot forward and then down... Awkward Moments - Turning Right

Let Go of the Apologies

by Kristin Eagle

Mountain biking is one of the hardest things I've tackled in my life. It's challenging at so many levels and it's also extraordinarily rewarding... Let Go of the Apologies

Tuck and Roll

by Jess Miles

Imagine just hitting your stride with a new ladies riding group and starting to get excited about races and rides. Imagine a rough weekend of life things, and driving the bike into the garage after an otherwise spectacular ride with a small number of said biking ladies group... Tuck and Roll

Look Before Leaping

by Jess Miles

Crashing. Bleeding. Breaking. It's a harsh reality: my body knows what's happening and is reacting accordingly, and the problems start when my mind steps in... Look Before Leaping

Define for Yourself What it Means to Win

We all have our own reasons for racing. Some of us race to win, but there is only one spot on the top of the podium! So why do so many people sign up to race, some knowing it's not about the win? What it Means to Win

Jari Kirkland as a Role Model

by Elizabeth Sugar Boese

Most of my friends know me as a 24-hour mountain bike solo racer. But I never intended to become that! It all started when I signed up to be the "Webcaster" for the 24 Hours of Moab race back in 2008. That was back when Granny Gear put on quite a production at their races, including live bands and reporters going out scooping the dirt to be posted on the website throughout the race.

A Seven-day Adventure on Bikes

Three-and-a-half years of planning, training, failing and learning from our mistakes have come to this moment. My vision is reduced to the gravel road directly ahead, sweat is dripping in my eyes... A Seven-day Adventure on Bikes by Kirsten Armbruster

Bikepacking to Backcountry Huts in Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful state in which to play outdoors. There are so many activities depending upon the time of year. My husband, Dave, and I moved out here to ski in the winter and mountain bike in the summer... Bikepacking to Backcountry Huts in Colorado by Kirsten Armbruster

Learning the Ups in Mountain Biking

by Elizabeth Sugar Boese

Let's face it - mountain biking is hard! One of the biggest challenges I find is going up over obstacles. I have a hard enough time going up as it is, especially a sustained long climb. Throw in some rocks and roots to go over as well and I usually tucker out. Learning the Ups

Happy Jack Fat Biking

Fat bikes are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of cycling. Early versions have been available commercially for about a decade, but only in past few years have they become a common sight around on public lands. Happy Jack Fat Biking By Jon Cicarelli

Mountain Bike Skills

Learning the Ups in Mountain Biking

Let's face it - mountain biking is hard! One of the biggest challenges I find is going up over obstacles. I have a hard enough time going up as it is, especially a sustained long climb. Throw in some rocks and roots to go over as well and I usually tucker out. Learning the Ups

Advocacy & Trail Etiquette

Mountain Biking and Equestrians

Last month I was invited to speak at the Larimer County Horseman's Association monthly meeting. Another avid mountain biker, who is also a horse owner, joined me for the discussion (thank you Steph Hoke!) We were able to present multiple scenarios from a mountain biker's perspective and hear the same scenarios from an equestrian's perspective. Mountain Biking and Equestrians by Kenny Bearden

A Crash Course in Mountain Biking Trail Etiquette

In the following article I will present an unofficial guide to mountain biking trail etiquette. I will admit that when I was younger, there were probably times when I needed an ‘etiquette lesson' on the trail. In a couple of cases I received an Instant Karma Etiquette Lesson and ended up looking and feeling like a giant tool. A Crash Course in Mountain Biking Trail Etiquette by Reno Toffoli

Winning Means Showing Up - Be Involved

Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation sports in the country, and access for mountain bikers to great trails has been increasing across the U.S. on both public and private lands... Winning Means Showing Up IMBA Post by Bruce Alt

Reviews

Sombrio

I've tried and reviewing the short sleeve "Slice and Dice" Jersey, the V'al Shorts and the long sleeve Silhouette Riding Shirt as well as a pair of the OSO Women's Gloves. Sombrio by Kristin

Five Ten

I have had the worst issues with bicycle shoes. From hot spots, bleeding and crushed toes, blisters on my heels to numbness that ended many rides early. I've been through it all and I had honestly lost hope on there being such a thing as a comfortable bike shoe. Five Ten by Kristin

Santa Cruz Bicycles - Tallboy 2

My experiences and opinions of this bike and the Santa Cruz brand have only gotten more positive over the year. It took me some time to completely fine tune the settings like rebound to be perfect for me but once I got it, the bike really started to shine. Santa Cruz Bicycles by Kristin

Shredly

You've likely seen me posting photos of me wearing brightly colored shorts or ones with crazy designs. They are the Shredly MTB Long and Ive been having so much fun with these shorts. Shredly by Kristin

Petal Power Joy Ride System

What is a chamois system? Well, its a before, during and after chamois cream system that includes the Joy Ride Chamois Cream (the during) but it also includes a package of Clean Start Wipes (the before) as well as a Fresh Finish Cleanser (the after). Why is all of this so nice? The ladies at Petal Power couldnt have put this better - Petal Power Joy Ride System by Kristin

SockGuy SGX 6 Sock

Unless your profession is napping, or youve have mastered levitation, chances are you spend a lot of time on your feet. Being a high-maintenance foot person my entire life, Ive tried almost everything to calm the tired foot. What Ive learned is that theres more than one thinks to the everyday use and maintenance of feet, which are the foundation of our structure. If the feet are tired, fatigued, or achy, it doesnt take long for the rest of the body to follow suit. SockGuy SGX 6 Sock by Robert

The Rider And The Wolf

Mike Rust lived bicycles. So much of what bicycling culture is today can be drawn back to Mike and his friends doing their thing in the mountains of Colorado. He used his experience riding and building bicycles (everything from road bikes to high wheels) to help construct early concept bikes to conquer single tracks of dirt and rocks and hills and slopes. The Rider And The Wolf by Matt

Twin Six The Standard Womens Jersey

It's everything I've always wanted from a jersey. Its simple, its lightweight, has three back pockets, its breathable and it fits well. I know a lot of folks like wearing busy jerseys and I do too sometimes but theres always a place for an awesome solid top to go with your busy shorts. In fact, these days its pretty damn unique to be able to sport a solid, high quality tech jersey. Twin Six The Standard Womens Jersey by Kristin

Inside Ride E Motion Rollers

I was lucky enough to be able to try out rollers made by Inside Ride. They have a slightly different approach to making you feel more comfortable and safe on them. They are too. While I did fall off most other rollers eventually, I have yet to have any issues with the Inside Ride rollers - Inside Ride E Motion Rollers by Kristin

Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream

Udderly Smooth is just that smooth! Made in the USA for over thirty years, Udderly Smooth products contain rich moisturizing ingredients. From the very first day I tried this product to weeks later, my opinion hasnt changed in the slightest. This is a great product and Im glad I have been introduced to Udderly Smooth. That was one #ChainringChat question that really paid off big for me. Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream by Kristin

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