How to Overcome the Fear of Crashing on the Mountain Bike: It seems that for many mountain bikers, crashing is the biggest fear when venturing out onto the trails. It’s a ‘what if’ that hinders many people from reaching their full potential or even attempting certain trails or routes. While fear is a healthy emotion … More How to Overcome the Fear of Crashing
What tire pressure should I run today? That’s a question you should ask yourself every time you go out on the trail. It can be a difficult question to answer, not only because no two people will have the same answer for the same reasons, but because your answer should change based on a variety … More What Tire Pressure Should You Run on the Mountain Bike?
Cornering is a great place to put a little extra time and energy if you’re looking to improve your speed on the mountain bike. Not only will cornering with proper technique allow you to carry momentum and actually move faster on the trails, but it can also save you energy. Just like any skill, learning … More How to Corner on the Mountain Bike
I know a lot of people who dread climbing uphill on their bike. It seems like they spend half of the riding complaining about the hills or trying to avoid them all together. I don’t blame you. Climbing can be tough and most mountain bikers are out there to enjoy the technical trails or rowdy … More How to Improve Your Uphill Climbing on the MTB
Goals are the foundation for hard work. Whether you realize it or not you are probably setting goals for yourself constantly. What do you hope to achieve in each workout? What do you hope to achieve on performance day? Even if you have no intentions of winning a race, it’s important to set clear goals … More Goal Setting for Cyclists
Finding the perfect place to do your workout can become a real challenge. For a new or time-crunched athlete, finding the perfect road or trail can not only be difficult, but can bring on anxiety, frustration, and take away from the main point in the workout: the physical exertion. It’s something that no one really … More Where Should I Do My Cycling Workout?
In 2016, I stood on the start line for my first U23 World Cup. The day before I had pre-ridden the course with tears in my eyes and blood streaming down my legs. I was in over my head. I was fearful of the technical features. Four years later, in 2019, I stood on that … More The Olympic Long Team
Whether you’re an athlete or not, stretching should be a part of everyone’s routine. Flexibility and mobility are key components that help with range of motion and overall quality of life. Let’s be honest though…not everyone loves to stretch. In fact, I fought hard against it for several years. I just felt like I spent … More Stretching for Cyclists
Bike fits are so incredibly important! Whether you are a recreational athlete who only rides a few hours a week, or a dedicated elite cyclist who prides yourself on your mileage and speed, you would benefit from getting a bike fit. Your bike should not be uncomfortable to ride. I cannot tell you how many … More What is the Proper Bike Fit?
Everyone in the World is facing uncertainty right now. It blows my mind that that isn’t even an exaggeration. The entire World has been faced with question around the future. I know that many people are suffering tremendously with the loss of loved ones, illness, financial fear and so many other truly difficult and scary … More Dealing with Uncertainty