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August
1

Last week I packed up my ’97 Honda Passport with my newly equipped Cove G-Spot for a couple days of riding in the mountains. I had recently sold my DH bike and built up my old trail bike for its intended purpose, which is a full-fledged Freeride bike. After wallowing around on a big bike […]

June
16

I hope post finds your riding season going well so far. I’ve been having a bast hitting the trails on my new Devinci Troy trail bike. Nothing like a new bike to motivate you to get out and put your fitness to good use. I was also able to drive over to the Crested Butte […]

May
9

A few weeks ago I shared a GoPro video of me riding the PBR trail in Fruita with my trail mutt Aka and riding buddy Jeff. On it you got to see Aka in all his trail mutt glory, setting a crazy fast pace and dancing back and forth across the trail while staying out […]

April
2

Last Saturday I got the chance to attend a seminar by Dan John. Dan is one of the brightest strength coaches in the world and someone I have followed for a long time. When I found out he was just 4 hours away I jumped on the chance to see him present his training philosophy […]

March
26

Last weekend I went out to the 18 Road Trail near Fruita with my dog and another riding buddy to get some laps in on Pumps, Berms and Rollers (PBR) before it gets ransacked by the summer heat. It had recently been reworked and buffed out and we were looking forward to some fun, fast […]

March
5

I don’t know why but it seems like dogs and trail riding were meant to go together. A good trail dog can help motivate you to ride more and they make you smile more when you’re on the trail. I’ve had 2 great trail dogs so far, the first was my original trail mutt Mojo […]

March
3

All I can say is “wow”…I was pretty speechless at the response I got to my comment contest I held over the weekend. With well over 100 responses, it was not only my most popular contest ever but it had some of the best stories I’ve ever read. I really had no idea I was […]

February
28

I have to say that I forgot how sensitive the hard core Crossfit crowd is when I sent out my last newsletter relating my experience at a Crossfit gym. While I’ll admit that there are some great gyms out there flying the Crossfit flag, at some point you have to look at the overwhelming number […]

February
24

I’m a little late getting a blog post up today because I’ve been working like mad on updating the Ultimate MTB Workout Program and creating the new racing specific versions of it. However, like any good mountain biker I did manage to blow off work long enough this weekend to get my first ride of […]

January
2

Alright, so 2014 is here and I’m sure you’ve made some sort of promise to yourself about your training and/ or nutrition program. I know that I sure have and that’s great, except I know that odds are very high we’ll never see them through unless we take some massive action. Fortune favors the bold, […]

December
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November
28

  Thank you for the continued support! *This great image is from the team at Mission Bicycle Company!

November
25

First, I want to say thanks to all of the riders who took the time to post a comment and enter for a chance to win a new copy of my new Time Crunched Trail Rider Solution. I was really excited to see that there were a lot of riders who feel they can benefit […]

November
22

Let me ask you a quick question – are you being as consistent with your training as you would like to be? If you are like most riders the answer to that question is no. Unfortunately, even with the best of intentions it can be hard to overcome the two biggest hurdles facing riders wanting […]

October
21

Let’s face it – figuring out how to improve as a mountain biker can be a tough process. This is the most complete mountain bike training website in the world and nothing else can even come close. No where else will everything you need as a rider. Sure, we’ve all experienced the rapid improvements that […]

October
7

By now almost every rider I talk to has seen or heard of kettlebell training. Even if they don’t know the name everyone recognizes the funny looking weight that looks like a bowling ball with a handle welded to it from shows like The Biggest Loser. Heck, even Lance Armstrong was pictured doing swings with […]

September
9

First of all I want to say thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the comment contest. It was one of my most popular ones ever and there were some pretty funny posts. As always I used a random number generator to pick the winners – there are way too many good comments […]

September
6

Alright, time for another comment contest to mark the release of a new program from MTB Strength Training Systems. This one follows in the footsteps of my widely popular 30 Day Standing Pedaling Power & Endurance Solution and promises to change how your look at one of the hardest trail skills to master…Cornering. The new […]

August
1

MTB Strength Training Systems is proud to bring you another great program to help you enjoy riding even more. This time, I’ve got a brand new twist on things. In my opinion riding gets just a little more fun when you’re standing up and my hope is that this will be the best money you […]

July
26

One of the best training books I read this year was called Zen Jiu Jitsu: How to Improve Your Game 100% in 30 Days. As you can probably guess it was written for Jiu Jitsu folk but I found the basic premise of the book very intriguing. You aren’t at the mercy of “bad genes” […]

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