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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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