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mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

February 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider this, the mtbchick Lounge is here for you- clinics, support, friends, community, fun and transformation. To us, the mountain bike is freedom, and we want to share that with the community of women at large. We invite you to join us, and here are a few reasons! 1. Full neutral support! 2. Yoga space for meditation, yoga, relaxation and stretching. Be social or find some alone time! 3. Personal mechanic to handle your every bike need! No charge, no sass, just some dudes primping and pimping your bike so you don’t... [Read the full story]

Events

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

February 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider this, the mtbchick Lounge is here for you- clinics, support, friends, community, fun and transformation. To us, the mountain bike is freedom, and we want to share that with the community of women at large. We invite you to join us, and here are a few reasons! 1. Full neutral support! 2. Yoga space for meditation, yoga, relaxation and stretching. Be social or find some alone time! 3. Personal mechanic to handle your every bike need! No charge, no sass, just some dudes primping and pimping your bike so you don’t... [Read the full story]

Races

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

February 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider this, the mtbchick Lounge is here for you- clinics, support, friends, community, fun and transformation. To us, the mountain bike is freedom, and we want to share that with the community of women at large. We invite you to join us, and here are a few reasons! 1. Full neutral support! 2. Yoga space for meditation, yoga, relaxation and stretching. Be social or find some alone time! 3. Personal mechanic to handle your every bike need! No charge, no sass, just some dudes primping and pimping your bike so you don’t... [Read the full story]

Ask-a-Chick

Ask a Chick :: Should I buy a women’s specific mountain bike?

June 30, 2013 · 2 Comments 

Dear mtbchick, I am a beginner rider wanting to buy a mountain bike. I’m researching bikes, and I don’t know if I should buy a women’s bike or a men’s bike. Please help! -Confused Dear Confused: You are not alone in your state of wonder when it comes to whether or not you should buy a women’s specific bike. It depends. If that sounds like an answer a financial advisor would give, it’s for good reason. As a rider I have mixed feelings about women’s specific bicycles– some fit well, some are designed by plugging numbers into a computer program. Here... [Read the full story]

How-To

24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

February 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

My ear plugs aren’t working. Can I push them farther in my ear? Will they get stuck? They’ll send me to the ER. I don’t want to ride in an ambulance. Why can’t I fall  asleep. I’m tired. I wish they’d turn the music off.  Oh no, already! My tent shake wake up call. It’s my turn to ride. Why am I here? I love racing. I can’t believe I signed up for this again. I’m so excited to be here. I’m cold. I am alive. My light isn’t fully charged and it’s my turn to ride a lap. What if it runs out? Can I conserve during the climbs?... [Read the full story]

People

Optum Pro Cycling/Diamonback Bikes Team Camp 2014 :: Malibu, California

Optum Pro Cycling/Diamonback Bikes Team Camp 2014 :: Malibu, California

March 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Jade Wilcoxson and her brand new National Champion themed bike and kit. Under clear blue Malibu skies, the Optum Pro Cycling men and women led media, sponsors and partners on a 2 hour coffee ride.  The new team intro was not only a showcase of America’s top men’s and women’s cycling teams, but also of their new Diamondback bikes. The Bike For many cyclists, Diamonback has not been the front of mind brand since the early 90s when Susan Demattei and Dave Wiens were racing Diamondback mountain bikes. As of late, Diamondback has reentered the world of racing and is now offering top... [Read the full story]

News and Views

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider this, the mtbchick Lounge is here for you- clinics, support, friends, community, fun and transformation. To us, the mountain bike is freedom, and we want to share that with the community of women at large. We invite you to join us,...

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California Dreamin’ :: Mammoth Mountain Biking

California Dreamin’ :: Mammoth Mountain Biking

It’s winter in Colorado today. Tomorrow it could be 50 degrees, but today a layer of thick cotton-like snow covers the blemishes of winter foliage. Summer always returns, as it will in a few months, with smells of backyard barbecues, pine trees and dirt. Right now, the cool air on my skin and in my lungs reminds...

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2013 Furnace Creek 508/Trona 353 :: Team Persian Onager :: Part 2, They Might Be Giants

2013 Furnace Creek 508/Trona 353 :: Team Persian Onager :: Part 2, They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants “Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous...

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Dakine Women’s Siren Shorts :: The Best Women’s Baggy on the Market?

Dakine Women’s Siren Shorts :: The Best Women’s Baggy on the Market?

Dakine Siren Short atop Mammoth Mountain I am not the biggest fan of baggy mountain bike shorts– preferring lycra any day of the week. It’s light, smooth and doesn’t get caught on your saddle. It’s one layer, breathable and fast. Yet I wear baggy mountain bike shorts from time to time, especially...

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Mountain Bike Commute :: Cat Encounter

Mountain Bike Commute :: Cat Encounter

I am one of few people in the World who can say, “I ride my mountain bike to work, on dirt.” It is hands down the best part of my job. How many people can say their commute is the best part of their job? Each ride, morning and evening, provides me with an adventure. I meet people, talk to horses,  get...

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mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

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2013 Courageous Women of Dirt :: Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

2013 Courageous Women of Dirt :: Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

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Bicycle Maintenance Clinics @ Sport Chalet :: September 24 and 28, 2011

Bicycle Maintenance Clinics @ Sport Chalet :: September 24 and 28, 2011

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Wine and Cycling :: Spin + Wine = Pablove Fundraiser

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Races

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

mtbchick Lounge Women’s Lounge at the Races :: Kenda Cup West and US Cup MTB Series

Perhaps racing is not something you have never considered. Why would you? Consider...


2013 Furnace Creek 508/Trona 353 :: Team Persian Onager :: Part 2, They Might Be Giants

2013 Furnace Creek 508/Trona 353 :: Team Persian Onager :: Part 2, They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants “Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could...


24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

My ear plugs aren’t working. Can I push them farther in my ear? Will they get...


Persian Onager 2013 Furnace Creek 508 :: The Trona 353

Persian Onager 2013 Furnace Creek 508 :: The Trona 353

Is this what dying of cancer feels like? You’re under water. Someone is pushing...


Persian Onager Rides Furnace Creek 508 for Bahati Foundation

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In a bold move, Lazer Helmets has equalized the men’s and women’s prize...


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