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California Enduro Series Recap

I decided to try Enduro racing this year and here is what I learned: Training You say you are going to train but let’s be honest. Winter is cold. The first Enduro seems super far away. Before you know it’s here, you are waiting your turn in the...

KAMIKAZE

Kamikaze: A strong, delicious alcoholic beverage that usually comes in a shot form but if you go to college in Humboldt and know the bartender, it comes in a pint glass.  OR if used as an adjective: reckless, potentially self-destructive. A little over a week ago I...

MY MORGAN STORY

In Fall of 2016 I volunteered at the Nevada City Women’s MTB Clinic. There was a high school girl attending on an old bike borrowed from the clinic director. This girl went over the bars more in one weekend than I have the entire time I have been riding. 

CONGRATULATIONS PAIGE!

Congratulations Paige!! Our very own Paige Ramsey was selected to be a Specialized Women's Ambassador!  Over the next year Paige will be working with Specialized to create more opportunities for women to ride. Congratulations Paige! This is a well deserved...

ANNOYING FOOD POST

I don’t normally post about food. Nonetheless holy shite I can’t stop obsessing over these vegan pancakes. The recipe was adapted by http://runningonrealfood.com/4-ingredient-mega-fluffy-vegan-protein-pancakes/. I am super picky about protein. I don’t like...

TIME TO MAKE A MOVE INTO PRESSURE

In mountain biking there are a lot of different kinds of pressure. Pressure in your tires, pressure in your fork, pressure in your shock. As an instructor I talk about pressure in your feet a lot. A LOT. I coached a clinic today and yes, of course we...

BIB MANIA

Earlier in the week I posted on Facebook looking for recommendations for bibs. A local racer was quick to shout Giro Halter! I received a few other suggestions but due to needing something for my race yesterday I was subject to whatever was available on...

PAIN

Pain...We all have it at one time or another. We all tolerate it differently. Hopefully, the pain we experience is relatively short in length. But, eventually most of us will start dealing with chronic pain. It doesn't really matter who you are, or what...

SEA OTTER CLASSIC 2017

A while back Justin signed us up to provide coverage for Mtbr at Sea Otter. At the time I was excited to have definite plans to be there. As we returned from traveling for spring break my excitement was waning. The thought of packing back up to travel...

BIKE CHECK – EVIL/THE CALLING

Recently we went for a ride with Brian, BKXC. After riding for a bit, Justin and Brian went off to video a bike check of Justin’s new bike, Evil’s The Calling. They were gone forever. Little did I know that Brian let Justin have full reign of the bike...

WHEN YOUR HOMIE DON’T WEAR HER KNEE PADS

You want to see what happens when you don’t wear your knee pads? Check out my girl’s photos. Now I have ridden enough with my friend to know she has adequate protective gear. However we all know that the bad crash happens when you aren’t wearing all your...