Furnace Creek 508 :: Persian Onager :: Course Recon, 2 September 2013

I unfurl my yoga mat onto the cool concrete of the patio. I assume Thunderbolt position, sitting on the tops of my feet, and I take a deep breath. To my left, my road bike, a gear bag, tool bag, backpack filled with electronic devices, cooler bag filled with bottles of Skratch and rice cakes, […]

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Summer 2013 :: mtbchick loves summer!

Summer was filled with thrills and spills, food, fun and many, many miles of smiles.

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The Feed Zone Portables :: Skratch Labs’ new Cookbook for Athletes

I’ve been poking around trying new recipes and it’s finally time to share the power. If knowledge is power, then it’s power I’m sharing. If you are or care for an endurance athlete, you need this kind of power. Thousands of dollars are squandered on terrible, engineered foods that cause gastric distress, and oddly enough, […]

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

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 […]

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Yoga for Cyclists :: 3 Post Ride Yoga Poses

At mtbchick, yoga is an essential part of life. The energy, beauty and strength yoga imparts to the daily routine drives us to take better care of ourselves and our surroundings. Yoga is beautiful because it can be what each practitioner chooses– a religious ceremony, an athletic endeavor, a meditation, a stretch, a workout, a […]

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Lodge 10″ Seasoned Steel Skillet :: Made in U.S.A.

On the Southern edge of the Tennessee border, a small town by the name of South Pittsburg whirs with the sounds of a foundry, of melting pots, sand blasting and seasoning machines. It is here where cast iron and steel cookware are created by American craftsmen. True local and artisanal kitchen wares for even the most discerning consumer are designed and manufactured every day.

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Race :: 2013 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to ride with the Skratch Labs team at the 2013 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. The people who make up Skratch Labs are an amazing and like-minded group of people. I enjoyed every moment of the weekend. Even the drama. A 24 hour race is rarely […]

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

On Saturday, May 11th, a few hundred female mountain bikers, and aspiring mountain bikers, will descend upon Irvine Lake in Southern California.

The clinic is the brainchild of mountain biker and Trail Angels founder Jacke van Woerkem. We wanted to get a little more insight about the foundations of this event, now in its second year, from Jacke. Here is what she has to say.

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USA Cycling, UCI and Mountain Bike Racing :: Part 1, How Todd Sadow Will Change Mountain Biking in the USA

This is a draft of a post I wrote yet never published in the summer of 2012. Erring on the side of political correctness, and still wanting to race in the Marathon Mountain Bike World  Championships, I felt I should refrain from damning my own National cycling governing body. Now, as I do not hold […]

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Chamois Creme :: Lube for your shorts :: Women’s Chamois Cream

Chamois creme, or chamois cream is lube for your shorts. For a primer on Chamois, go here. There aren’t truly many Chamois in the world of cycling today, as synthetic materials have taken the place of natural. However, like Xerox and Kleenex, the term sticks as the go to word for the pad in your […]

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