The Road to Cat 1

The Road to Cat 1

My category 1 upgrade was the hardest upgrade I’ve earned. I finished earning the necessary points early this season. It’s been a long road, eight years worth. I relayed all of this to my friend Sarai of GirlBikeLove and she suggested I write about it. It’s a...
Tori’s Tips :: What to Carry When You Are Bringing up the Rear

Tori’s Tips :: What to Carry When You Are Bringing up the Rear

What to carry on a ride depends on your priorities, your ride length, the amount of ride support you’ll have and your own comfort level.  Whether you ride minimalist or with everything but the kitchen sink, there’s no shame in taking a page from the Boy Scouts and “be...
Hacking Enduro :: Cornering Like You Know What You’re Doing

Hacking Enduro :: Cornering Like You Know What You’re Doing

In Part 1 of Hacking Enduro, we went over all the fun stuff you get to buy before attempting to ride enduro. Now, we’re going to progress to, you know, actually riding your shiny, new enduro bike. And we’re going to start with cornering, because one of the...
Girl Power :: 8 Spring Moves for Top Mountain Bike Performance

Girl Power :: 8 Spring Moves for Top Mountain Bike Performance

Spring is in the air. Time to dust off those mountain bikes and prepare for a shred-happy summer. But first let’s make sure your body is strong and ready to slay single-track like the warrior princess that you are. As the trails dry out we can’t just jump on and go...
Hacking Enduro :: Choosing the Right Equipment

Hacking Enduro :: Choosing the Right Equipment

Hi, I’m Syd and I have a confession: I’m not at all qualified to be writing this post. I’ve only done two enduro races and I barely finished the second one. Probably when you think enduro, you think fast and (here comes the second confession),...
10 Emergency Road-Side Maintenance Tips for Cyclists

10 Emergency Road-Side Maintenance Tips for Cyclists

This post originally appeared on Naked Women's Racing blog. Read the original post here.  Rachel has had her fair share of mishaps while riding in the dirt and on the road. Here’s her top 10 road side maintenance tips, and yes, they all have...