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Why Race?

Why Race?

When I got into mountain biking I had ran almost 100 races. I loved them all- 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, marathons and even an 50k that led to my knee going out with a girl I can’t do this anymore, you got to drag this leg from mile 17 to 31. That...

Knee Pads- Hot Topic!

Knee Pads- Hot Topic!

One of the most common questions we get in our Facebook group is, “What kneepads do you recommend?” There are so many options, we thought we’d share what we wear!   KimMTB Experience Race Team OrganizerEnduro and Downhill Racer I...

Mad River Enduro Recap

Mad River Enduro Recap

A few weeks ago a few of the MTB Experience race team members completed the Mad River Enduro. This Enduro is so popular it sold out in 4 hours. Upon registering all racers were prepped for what was to come their way with this disclaimer: These...

Enduro World Series- Northstar

Enduro World Series- Northstar

Enduro World Series Northstar California Recap by Kim Rafter and Sara Schneider Northstar California hosted the 7th of 8 Enduro World Series (EWS) races over the August 23-25, 2019 weekend. The event offered three levels of competition: EWS...

Ensenada Enduro Recap

Ensenada Enduro Recap

As soon as I arrived at Horsepower Ranch Friday afternoon there was a shuttle van of people getting loaded up. They were going to pre-ride stages 1&2. It took over an hour in traffic to drive across town to get to Stage 1. Once we were pedaling...

California Enduro Series- Ashland Recap

California Enduro Series- Ashland Recap

The end of the series was in Ashland Oregon and just so we didn’t get comfy, the weather predicted rain and snow for the race. Here is how it went: Thursday: Pre-ride stages 1 and 2. Last year when Kim and I raced we went up the 8 mile fire road...

California Enduro Series- Kamikaze Games Recap

California Enduro Series- Kamikaze Games Recap

Last year the Kamikaze games ate me up and spit me out. It was my first time racing at Mammoth. I had altitude sickness, raced blind and pretty much crashed my way to the finish line. This year I had our amazing enduro team along for the ride. One...

California Enduro Series- Big Bear Recap

California Enduro Series- Big Bear Recap

A few weeks ago Sara and I went to Big Bear Lake, California for the Crafts n Cranks Enduro. Here is a timeline recap of our adventure (times approximate and merely noted for a general reference): Thursday 6pm Leave Grass Valley for Visalia...