Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Race Report: 2015 Xterra USA Championship

The Xterra Tribe gathers annually in Ogden, Utah on the last weekend of summer. The Xterra off-road triathlon USA Championship brings elites from around the world and top age-group athletes from across the United States to celebrate the season together … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 Xterra Mountain Championship

After a few weeks of solid mountain training in Park City, Utah, I was eager to toe the line at the Xterra Mountain Championship in Avon, Colorado. Despite my Iowan upbringing and flatland existence in North Carolina, I race best … Continue reading

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Altitude Training: Park City Mountain Resort

After a very successful altitude training trip last year, I decided to take full advantage of my remote working privileges for another sojourn to the high country. This time around, thanks to fellow Xterra off-road triathlon pro Emma Garrard and … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA Southeast Championship

With IMBA epic mountain bike trails weaving through Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain is the perfect venue for the XTERRA Southeast championship, which doubled this year as the USAT off-road triathlon national championship.

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EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails

Just outside of Greenville, NC the EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails offer up 11 miles of challenging and exhilarating single track with ample shade as a respite from the heat. The trails are built and maintained by the … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA West Championship

The XTERRA West Championship in Las Vegas, NV marked the start of the XTERRA US pro tour. With my season debut at XTERRA Costa Rica derailed by stomach issues, it served as my first real test against the increasingly competitive … Continue reading

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XTERRA West Championship Course Preview

Saturday, April 25th marks the start of the XTERRA US Pro tour with the West Championship in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be my first time racing the event, and I’ll have my hands full against a stacked field … Continue reading

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Xterra Costa Rica 2015

Costa Rica seemed like as good a place as any for my first international race. After a brutal east coast winter, the chance to trade snow for sunscreen in March made the decision all the easier.

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Ride Kore Skill Instruction

Contrary to the onslaught of bike industry advertising, the most surefire way to mountain bike faster, more safely, and with maximal enjoyment is to upgrade your skills, not your bike. Books, articles, and ads targeting cross country mountain bikers and … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Effetto Mariposa

Small details matter in mountain bike racing. Racers spend countless hours training their bodies, tweaking their bikes, scrutinizing the course, line selection, tire selection, tire pressure, race strategy, nutrition, on and on. Small details can make all the difference between … Continue reading

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