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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I like water. I dislike sports drinks. Most rides I typically only take plain water. Until I tried Skratch for the first time, a bottle might have sat in my bottle cage untouched for long stretches. My first try with Skratch, I found my bottles empty before the middle of a long climb.
Camping, gourmet food and supreme singletrack make Idyllwild one of my best memories of 2012. A not-so-well known mountain bike race is is hosted annually for singletrack seekers. A classic course for classic mountain bikers…
Having spent my formative years in Spain, my definition of comfort food includes the intricate delicacy of Paella, yet I have never made the leap to attempt a Paella of my own. Now that I have a Camp Chef outdoor stove, there is absolutely no excuse for not giving it a go. Plans were made. […]