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 perhaps you’ve tried racing. Riders passed you as if you were going backwards and you […]

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EAT Fig Season Favorites, Part I

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 to the most discerning culinary Pro’s summer fare.

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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

The mtbchick Lounge returns to the US Cup/Kenda Cup races in Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA. Join us for Pro level support, get to know other women racers and enjoy your own space.

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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, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 on longer trail rides. I’ve had mixed experiences with […]

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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. […]

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Review :: Juliana Juno 650b (or 27.5″) Women’s Mountain Bike

I received for Christmas a Juliana Juno. Juliana is the new women’s line of Santa Cruz bicycles, created by the multi-time World Champion mountain biker Juliana Furtado. Juli’s Juliana has been in the Santa Cruz line for years, offering a women’s touch to a racing bike. Juli’s new line of bikes touts a full range […]

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