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Holiday Gift Guide for the mountain bike enthusiast!

Dec 03, 2017

Holiday Gear Guide – What you need, what you want and where to get it! At the end of Fall and right before Winter officially hits, there are typically some really hot deals to be had. And not only that, it’s the perfect excuse to buy them for yourself or as gifts for the holidays. […]

Beef Up your Bike for Winter

Nov 14, 2017

Is your bike ready for winter? Have you considered how your bike could perform better with the appropriate accessories? Here is a quick peak at some of our favorite winter add-ons.     Winter Tires: WTB Vigilante TCS 2.3in (650b) The tread pattern is open and clears easily.  This tire is good for the mud. […]

Feeling Low? Mood Booster with more time on the bike

Oct 11, 2017

Are you in a funk, tired and unmotivated? Work is piling up and your stress meter is elevated? There is no denying that exercise can boost your mood. But if you perhaps forgot this or just don’t care because you are in a bad space its time to revisit this very important fact of life. […]

10 tips for riding in the heat of summer

Jun 28, 2017

Summer is  here with some pretty crazy high temps already peaking. Getting out on your bike still is a priority for fitness, stress release and social connections. For some  riding in the squelching glare of the mid day sun is a deterrent to get out for your routine stress reduction ride. For those that love […]

5 solid tips on how to mountain bike with more confidence

May 07, 2017

Eager to head to the trail? But weary of what the winter havoc has done to the terrain? Tree’s down, trails eroded, new rocks exposed. The winter weather has transformed a familiar singletrack you may have known so well now to a technical  knobby extravaganza. For some this can be the stoke they can’t wait […]

Weeeee….Pop a Wheelie

Oct 06, 2016

What gives me the biggest smile is watching my six year old daughter with such grit attempt again and again to pop a wheelie. And most recently is my two year old  mimicking everything her big sister is doing on and off the bike. Wheelie- Or in our technical mountain bike jargin “wheel lifts”.  Everybody […]

THE SLUMP and roll

Sep 06, 2016

Regardless of how strong and fit you are there is a pretty good chance your form and posture is less than optimal when on your bike. As you are reading this are your shoulders rolling forward, back rounded, core completely un-engaged? If so, sit up, lengthen your spine and roll your shoulders back. Good job.  […]

Even more fun on your bike!

Mar 31, 2016

Whats Right And whats wrong depends on what your doing.   Term Key : *BOS-Base of Support *COM-Center of Mass *LOG-Line of Gravity In the last installment of A Singletrack Minds Tips and Techniques we looked at some of the key points to Riding on the Offensive. Now, let’s look at how some of those […]

Your Body position affects how much fun you are having.

Mar 10, 2016

Your Body position affects how much fun you are having. Riding on the Offensive. For me the number one focus as a rider is what my next move is. I hear riders talking about being ready or staying in balance as their priority and what they feel is most important when on the bike. Which […]

Look beneath the surface

Mar 01, 2016

“ It’s not about being the best, it’s about being better than you were yesterday” Who doesn’t want a good deal, a special rate, something free? As we consider hiring a coach we undeniably consider the cost, the value and the importance. If we feel it is too expensive do we consider the cost in […]