Tag Archives: MTB

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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XTERRA USA Champs

The 2014 Xterra off-road triathlon US national championship marked both the end of my season and the beginning of my journey as a professional off-road triathlete. The stunning Ogden, UT area is a worthy venue for the annual event drawing … Continue reading

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ENVE MTB Wheel Review

ENVE composites makes some of the most sought after carbon road and mountain bike wheels and components in the bike industry. Unlike their competitors, who predominantly outsource manufacturing to China, all ENVE carbon rims are made in the USA at … Continue reading

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XTERRA Mountain Championship 2014

July 19th, 2014 marked the end of a 52-week journey from top performing amateur triathlete, to long-term infirmed parasite sufferer, to unsure professional triathlete, to professional podium finisher.

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Colorado Altitude Training: Red and White Mountain Ascent

With some flexibility in my schedule for the summer, I decided to make a trip to Colorado to train at altitude for the first time in anticipation of the XTERRA Mountain and National Championships later this year.

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Race Report: XTERRA East Championship 2014

Historic and vibrant, downtown Richmond, VA is the perfect locale for XTERRA racing.  The (James) River City a hub for entrepreneurs, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone seeking authenticity and a unique sense of place and community. The past two years … Continue reading

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XTERRA Southeast Championship 2014

May 17th marked the second stop on the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon US pro tour at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. My apprehension swelled with the approaching race date as I tried desperately to build fitness after seven months … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know For Your First XTERRA Triathlon

In this post, I’ll share some tips on how to have a fun, fast, and safe XTERRA racing experience. If you are unfamiliar with off-road triathlons and why you might want to join in on the action in 2014, check … Continue reading

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Training: Frederick Watershed

The off-road trails at Gambrill State Park and neighboring Frederick Watershed are the steepest, rockiest, and most technical riding within an hour drive of DC. I’ve had so much fun riding off-road in this area than I went almost a year … Continue reading

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Gear Review: OPEN O-1.0 Hardtail 29er

I jumped on the Cervelo bandwagon rather early in the game, buying their “Dual” aluminum tri bike in 2004.  It was by far the best value for the coin, with the best adjustability and the most confidence-inspiring geometry on the … Continue reading

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