Tailwind Nutrition Review

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Tailwind Nutrition. All you need, all day. Really?

I had my doubts…

Scooping some white powder called Tailwind Nutrition into a water bottle let alone several scoops into my Camelbak left me with huge doubts that this would be “ALL I Needed” for as long as I rode my mountain bike. In fact, even when the imtbtrails forum started talking about it and people I had grown to know and trust were singing it’s … Continue reading

Tech Talk: Improve Your Cornering

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Cornering is not as simple to understand as the experts seem to make it, at least to those who are more conscious about their body movements as opposed to those that naturally and instinctively do it. Being in the former group, I’ve been trying to come up with various cornering strategies for certain corners and have come to understand a few things.

The primary basics:
– you need to consider the path of both wheels individually, going around … Continue reading

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

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A few photos from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. We decided to not bring a dedicated camera; just snapped the occasional phone pic. I really like to cover part of the lens with my hand, too.

We rode the US portion from Rooseville MT to Antelope Wells NM in 61 days (including five rest days) – around 2500 miles at a touring pace. It all went pretty much as we planned/hoped. We shot for a 40-mile/day average so … Continue reading

SART: The Post Office Loop

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SART, Santa Ana River Trail is located on the East side of San Bernardino, and I would guess that the closest town would be Mentone, trailhead is just North if not actually in Angelus Oaks. I heard about it about two years ago and have wanted to ride it ever since. Always seemed that something came up right when I planned to go. In fact, we were supposed to ride it last weekend but we decided to go … Continue reading

EPIC TAHOE!

magazine_front_page_slider_tahoe_scan I’ve been wanting to go to Tahoe for years, and especially since I started mountain biking . Well we finally planned a family getaway. We stayed in South L Tahoe. Picked up some good info on STR for a shuttle …Tahoe Rim Trail/Flume /Marlette Lake. This was my favorite of the 2 rides I did. The TRT is only available on even days of the week and reservations were recommended. The shuttle was only 15$, very organized and we … Continue reading

Burkhart Trail . . . . The Beauty and the Beast!

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Burkhart Trail . . . a few words and LOTS of Pics today…

The Burkhart Trail, at lease the north end of it’s trailhead, is out of the Devils Punch Bowl parking lot. They say it’s in the Pearblossom section of the Antelope Vally. At least that’s what STRAVA would have you believe. To get to the Trailhead from the parking lot you have a non-warm up climb to where the Burkhart Trail “T’s” into the Devils Chair trail.

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The Bomb Squad Road Trip

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by Tom the Bomb

The Bomb Squad road trip.

A couple weeks a go T-2 mentions in a phone conversation he needs a road trip, funny how I was thinking the same thing. I had been watching the weather for South Mountain and Sedona and voila, perfect timing. Thursday evening departure, with T-2, Tom, Krankin Kiwi, Mike and Redwoods, Pat. We stop for overnight zzzzz’s in Blythe get up early and head out to Phoenix.

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Hydration

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by Mikie Watson

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’re supposed to drink water when you ride your bike; but how much water? What kind of water? What does it do? How does it help? What about before and after you ride? If you are anything like me, I struggle to drink enough water BEFORE I ride and in all reality, I’m not a big water drinker when I’m off the bike (this isn’t good by the way). I’m not a hydrating … Continue reading

SEDONA!

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by Mikie Watson

I guess you can call this another “Mike Grace Production” based on the fact that he introduced me to the Kokopelli extravaganza. I stopped by Mike’s place (Bicycle Johns in Santa Clarita) to pick up a new set of Speedplay Frogs Pedals for “The Mistress” when he mentioned the opportunity to go to Sedona Arizona to check out the trails. I told him I would get back with him on that. 30 seconds later, I told … Continue reading

Mt. Lowe

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by Mikie
Proof: http://app.strava.com/activities/103112510
Tom the Bombs Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/103109906

A little confused as there is a significant difference in elevation gain between Tom the Bomb and myself… :| Hmmmm.

I got two things, 1) You can only say WOW! …so many times before people start thinking your WOW’s don’t really mean anything. …and 2) Two for two on the South side of the San Gabriel’s clearly lets me know that I … Continue reading