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Bikepacking Planning

What makes a good bikepacking experience? Planning and being prepared. At least thats what I have been told. I hope to do my first bikepacking adventure this spring with more to follow this summer and fall. I had hoped to … Continue reading

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2011 Salsa El Mariachi 29er with Fargo Fork

So, today starts a new chapter in my life.  One that introduces the recent trend of our mountain bike culture toward bikes with 29 inch tires.  The pros and cons of 26 inch vs 29 inch is a dead horse … Continue reading

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My first mountain bike race.

On June 4th, 2011, I decided to see how fast I could ride for 6 hours up in Temecula, CA.  The 6 hours of Temecula was awesome.  I experienced some awesome self inflicted suffering when my legs’ muscle groups played … Continue reading

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Endurance Race Carb Loading

Here is my lunch and dinner for the day before the race tomorrow.  Lots of pasta, olive oil, pine nuts, sun dried tomato, oregano and basil flakes. Yum!

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Comfort vs Weight on a MTB for Endurance Racing

On my endurance XC MTB rig, I chose gp1 grips from ergon from the perspective of comfort trumping weight priorities. There are lighter grips out there, but reviews on the Ergon grips had me convinced that they would be more … Continue reading

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