Be a Better Climber!

Be a Better Climber!

Be a Better Climber!  How to become a better climber; that is always the question! I get asked about how to become a better climber from clients, friends, and cyclists of all abilities more than any other topic. I find this ironic because I used to be a...
Going Easy Should Be As Hard As Going Hard

Going Easy Should Be As Hard As Going Hard

One of the most common, although not ideal, habits that everyone who is trying to push themselves physically seems to have, is they don’t go easy enough when they should, nor do they push themselves as hard as they should when they need to. Whether you feel that your...
To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving

To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” ~Albert Einstein This quote has become a large part of the bicycle culture memography and appears with frequency both on the walls of many a bike shop and bicycle loving home, but is also...
Training :: Making Changes – When, Why, and How Much

Training :: Making Changes – When, Why, and How Much

Making any kind of change to a routine is scary for just about anyone. There’s a level of comfort that goes with the predictability and expectation of the outcomes from following habits and routines in everything we do. Humans are creatures of habit. The...
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...
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...