Off-Season Progress

Generally speaking, most racing in mountain biking is done in the spring and summer, leaving the fall and winter freed up quite a bit for racers. Like most of you, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than riding. Off-season seems so long and I miss my friends and the energy of the races constantly. It... Continue Reading →

Word of the Week # 9

OTB (abbrv) : OTB is an abbreviation for "Over the Bars". Used to reference a riders worst nightmare, this type of crash is the hardest to bail from and is considered one of the gnarliest ways to crash. OTB crashes generally send you helmet first into the ground followed by a nice thud as all... Continue Reading →

Word of the Week # 8

Buck (verb) : Buck or bucked, refers to the unfortunate act of having your rear tire sprung upwards off a lip due to suspension rebound. Getting bucked off a lip is a great way to end up going OTB, but theres some things you can do to avoid a crash after being bucked. There are... Continue Reading →

Urban Downhill: Manizales 2019

Quite an awe to spectate, and quite the rush to ride, urban downhill is becoming increasingly popular in mountain biking. Going on its 11th year, a special race of the kind kicks off the season in Columbia. That race is Downhill Urbano Manizales. The track is sweet, the people are passionate, and the vibes are... Continue Reading →

Word of the Week # 6

Pump (verb) Pumping is a strategy used to gain speed without pedaling. To pump, you do your best to unweight yourself while manuevering over a hill, and when on the downhill slope, become as heavy as possible. What I mean by this, is you push down when going downhill and lift up over a hill... Continue Reading →

Downed Riders

In an emergency situation, it's easy to act fast without thinking.DO NOT LET YOURSELF DO IT. Calmly executed training saves  more lives than panic stricken actions. Prepare yourself for the worst, and hope for the best. In the event of a serious injury, there are some things you need to do. STAY CALM - Panicking... Continue Reading →

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