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Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

August 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

All of your ride friends are signed up for the race… but you’re not so sure. “What if I’m too slow?” “What if I’m DFL (dead f*&^%ing last)?” “What if I can’t?” “What if I’m are holding everyone up? What if it’s too hard?” Or perhaps you’ve tried racing. Riders passed you as if you were going backwards and you felt bad you were in the way. You barely finished within the time limit, or worse, you became so discouraged you DNF’d (Did Not Finish, or dropped out). No doubt about it, mountain... [Read the full story]

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mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli US Cup/Kenda Cup Mountain Bike Races

mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli US Cup/Kenda Cup Mountain Bike Races

April 7, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Ladies: Once again, we invite you to race like a Pro at the mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California. If you’ve never raced, have dabbled or are a seasoned Pro, we have the Lounge for you. Warm up on a CycleOps trainer, fill up on Skratch Labs hydration, eat a healthy and delicious recovery meal, get your namaste on, have your bike fixed or just hang out with other ladies in the Lounge! We’ll even hand up bottles to you in the Feed Zone! Recovery Meal Menu may include: Recovery Rice Bowl (gluten and dairy free): Rice, eggs, vegetables (can be made vegan or vegetarian) Cheese... [Read the full story]

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Don’t Miss! World Cup Mountain Bike Cross Country Opener

Don’t Miss! World Cup Mountain Bike Cross Country Opener

May 23, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Tomorrow, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup kicks off in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Red Bull TV broadcasts the live women’s event at 9am GMT, or 3am MST, Sunday, 24 May 2015. If you’ve never watched the cross country World Cup, we recommend taking some time to catch the action. These ladies take no prisoners, are the fastest in the World, and often take risks resulting in some of the most exciting racing known to cycling. Americans racing include Leah Davison (Specialized, from Vermont, Insta: @leaeatsalot and Twitter: @leadavisonbikes), Georgia Gould (Luna Chix, from Colorado,  @gouldgeorgia... [Read the full story]

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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]

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Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

August 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

All of your ride friends are signed up for the race… but you’re not so sure. “What if I’m too slow?” “What if I’m DFL (dead f*&^%ing last)?” “What if I can’t?” “What if I’m are holding everyone up? What if it’s too hard?” Or perhaps you’ve tried racing. Riders passed you as if you were going backwards and you felt bad you were in the way. You barely finished within the time limit, or worse, you became so discouraged you DNF’d (Did Not Finish, or dropped out). No doubt about it, mountain... [Read the full story]

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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]

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Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

Mountain Bike Racing Tips for Beginners, How to get over anxieties about racing

All of your ride friends are signed up for the race… but you’re not so sure. “What if I’m too slow?” “What if I’m DFL (dead f*&^%ing last)?” “What if I can’t?” “What if I’m are holding everyone up? What if it’s too hard?” Or...

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If for no other reason, summer is my favorite season because it’s fig season. Fig season is a celebration of sweet heaven for your mouth rendering your senses overstimulated with rich flavors and history. The fig is versatile as snack, a valuable source of energy and nutrients for athletes, and an integral element...

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Don’t Miss! World Cup Mountain Bike Cross Country Opener

Don’t Miss! World Cup Mountain Bike Cross Country Opener

Tomorrow, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup kicks off in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Red Bull TV broadcasts the live women’s event at 9am GMT, or 3am MST, Sunday, 24 May 2015. If you’ve never watched the cross country World Cup, we recommend taking some time to catch the action. These ladies take no prisoners,...

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mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli US Cup/Kenda Cup Mountain Bike Races

mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli US Cup/Kenda Cup Mountain Bike Races

Ladies: Once again, we invite you to race like a Pro at the mtbchick Lounge at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California. If you’ve never raced, have dabbled or are a seasoned Pro, we have the Lounge for you. Warm up on a CycleOps trainer, fill up on Skratch Labs hydration, eat a healthy and delicious recovery meal,...

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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

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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