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Jul 31, 2014

Julie and Jill of the Skirts in the Dirt mountain bike race join the show to give listeners an idea of what the race is all about, including the atmosphere, course, and special challenges. The race is a benefit for the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance. Listen in for a fun discussion with two very passionate mountain bikers!

 

If you have an idea for a guest or would like to be on yourself, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

We also have advertising opportunities available if you would like to promote your race. Please contact us about advertising at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

Related Show Links:

Skirts in the Dirt Website

Skirts in the Dirt Facebook

 

Sponsors:

West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance

3rd Coast Cycles

Alger Bike Shop

​Carborocket

Cannondale

Central District Cyclery

Cross Country Cycles

Freewheeler Bike Shop

Grand Rapids Bicycle Company

Julie McGraw Photography

​The Lowell 50

Ray's Indoor Bike Park

Speed Merchants

The Spoke Folks

Velocity

Village Bike Shop

 

Hotel

SpringHill Suites North 

450 Center Drive NW

Grand Rapids, Mi 49544

 
SpringHill is offering race attendees a rate of $139.99 per night available both Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. Regular rate to the public is $189 a night.

 

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Jul 29, 2014

If you only listen to one episode of Just Riding Along, this might be the one yours. Andrea and Matt tear it up in this episode with endless answers to great listener questions. What carbon wheels? Should you run a dropper post? Where do they stand on the new Salsa Spearfish? New Wolf Tooth Components color? What about the RockShox RS-1? You get a full mix of advice, discussion, and rant.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the next episode, contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com. We also have advertising opportunities available, just contact us. 

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

Nox Composites (Members get free shipping)

Salsa Spearfish

Wolf Tooth Components

Problem Solvers Hydro house guide

Apex Nutrition Show

Pivot Mach 4 27.5

Become a Mountain Bike Radio Member

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

 

Jul 28, 2014

It's mid-summer and the heat is on! Have you been struggling to stay cool during your rides? Has the heat been affecting your ride enjoyment or race performance? In this episode, Kelli provides some great tips to help you beat the heat!

 

We encourage listeners to get involved by sharing your experiences, show ideas, questions and comments. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, please contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

Related Show Links:

Scott Thigpen Tour Divide episode

Scratch Labs Hyper Hydration Mix

S! Caps

Sodium Discussion Episode

Listen to all the back episodes

Buy an Apex Nutrition plan starting at only $15

Email Kelli

Apex Nutrition Website

The Fuel Right Blog

Fuel Right Twitter

Apex Nutrition Facebook Page

Become a Member - Members get 15% off Kelli's plans!

Jul 26, 2014

Josh Tostado joins the show to discuss his recent win at the Breckenridge 100. The "Breck 100" is considered one of the hardest 100-milers anywhere and this year marked Josh's 10th year racing this classic Colorado race. Listen in as he discusses his 7th win and what's on tap as he moves on from possible his last Breck 100.

 

Josh is one of the most accomplished endurance mountain bike racers out there. He has an extensive resume of competing and finishing near or at the top of many of the most demanding endurance mountain bike races ever created. 

 

If you have an idea for a guest or would like to be on yourself, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

We also have advertising opportunities available if you would like to promote your race. Please contact us about advertising at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

Related Show Links:

Interview with Josh about 24 Hour Solo National Championship

Josh's Website

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series

Breckenridge 100

Josh Tostado's sponsors:

   Swiftwick

   Santa Cruz

   Shimano

   Maxxis

   Smith Optics

   Ergon

   Avalanche Sports Breckenridge

   Stans NOTUBES

   Honey Stinger

   Infinit Nutrition

   Nite Rider

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Jul 24, 2014

This week Colin is really excited to announce a pretty special, and timely, guest to the Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast: none other than Kerry MacPhee, one of Scotland’s excellent Commonwealth Games mountain biking team.

 

Kerry started out as a triathlete, racing a fair bit in that discipline in past years. She added mountain biking to her tri training, though, and soon discovered she had a real knack for it. That, along with the fact that Mountain bike is, of course, far more exciting than skinny wheels and plodding along on foot, led her to mountain bike racing, and now to the commonwealth games.

 

In the interview Kerry talks about what it’s like to be part of her national team at such a big event, along with what training and prep she’s gone through to get there. It was great to get an insight into what it’s like to be an athlete at that level – something Colins thinks we’ve all dreamed about at some point!

 

As always, before we start, your feedback means tonnes to Colin, so please do get in touch via the following methods:

 

  • Email – just use the contact form here

  • Comments – pop a comment in at the bottom of this page

  • Voicemail – use the ‘Leave a voicemail’ button on the right

  • iTunes reviews – drop one in via the iTunes Link

Mountain Biking Race Tips

 

Later in the Interview Kerry and Colin discuss mountain bike racing in general, and her tips on getting into racing in the first place. Her advice is really encouraging so if you’re dawdling about entering your first race, have a listen and get motivated. There are even a few training tips sprinkled in there to help you out.

 

They also discussed the Scottish Cross Country series a few times – that’s a great set of races to get started in as they offer a big range of levels, from total beginners and up.

 

Mountain Bike Coaching

 

On the subject of training, Kerry and Colin discussed the fact that it’s often a great idea to get a bit of coaching every now and again throughout your biking life, as you hit skill plateaus. They mentioned Chris Ball and his company, Dirtschool, who are pretty well known as a great option for that in Scotland, having coached many a young DH racer in their time. They’ve even got Ruaridh Cunningham and Rab Wardell on their team, previous downhill and a cross country champions respectively.

 

Where to Watch Kerry at the Commonwealth Games

 

Colin is pretty excited to watch the Commonwealth Games mountain biking now, as you might be able to tell! You can see it too on Tuesday the 29th July. Kerry is racing in the women’s race at 11.31 alongside Lee Craigie and Jessica Robert for team Scotland. Then the men race at 14.00, and the Team Scotland guys to look out for are Grant Ferguson, Kenta Gallagher and Gareth Montgomerie.

 

If you want to show Kerry your support then give her a cheer on Twitter at@KerryMacPhee.

 

The race is going on at Cathkin Braes, so if you want to follow in their footsteps, post commonwealth games, then you can find the trails here: Cathkin Braes.

Jul 24, 2014

Host, Mark Stover, gives you a rundown of some of the latest endurance news. Listen in to hear about several races throughout the country, including the Breckenridge 100, the High Cascades 100, the Firecracker 50, BC Bike Race, Tatanka 100, Iron Mountain 100k, the Munga and more!

 

As usual, Mark brings a full lineup of great information about some of your favorite endurance races. He previews a few events, including ORAMM and USA Cycling Marathon Nationals. If you haven't been able to sift through all of latest news or can't get the full story by reading websites and blogs, you should listen.

 

If you are a race director or racer who would like to hear your race report on an episode of The Last Aid Station, please contact Mark at Mark@Mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

We also have advertising opportunities available if you would like to promote your race. Please contact us about advertising at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

Related Show Links:

Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell

Breckenridge 100

High Cascades 100

Firecracker 50

BC Bike Race

Tatanka 100

Iron Mountain 100k

The Munga

National Ultra Endurance Series

The Last Aid Station Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Endurance Calendar

About the host, Mark

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Jul 23, 2014

The MTBParks Bike Park News Podcast is back after a few weeks off! Michelle and Ben chat about what is going on behind the scenes at MTBParks.com, including the valuable MTBParks Pass, why it's important to support small businesses that you use, enduro, and more. Michelle also gives updates on parks, trails, and races to take note of.

 

If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good. 

 

Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

Related Show Notes:

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MTBParks.com Website

MTBParks.com Facebook Page

MTBParks.com Twitter

MTBParks.com Instagram

MTBParks.com YouTube

MTBParks.com Vimeo

YouTube.com/MTBparks
Vimeo.com/MTBparks

Email Michelle at MTBParks.com

Support MTBParks.com

Save $$$, Get great stuff, and Support MBR by becoming a member

 

 

News:

 

New Trails:
Mt Bachelor New Trail
Snowbird New Trail

New Bike Parks:
Discovery in Montana joins the gravity scene.

Down the Road:
Killington Gravity Logic Deal in the works?

Beta Testing Reviews on MTBparks Site: Post your reviews of your bike park visits.

SBA (Small Business Advertising) Program Just Launched.
Designed for local Small Businesses looking to reach mountain bikers planning trips to their resort communities. Starting at just $300 - get your company listed through the end of 2015!

 

Upcoming Events:

 

UCI MTB World Cup 2014: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
Saturday, August 2 at 11:15 am - 1:15 pm (PDT) - Downhill Finals

The Championship heads to North America as the riders do battle on one of the most recognizable race tracks, Mont Sainte-Anne. Watch it LIVE on Red Bull TV!

UCI World Cup | Windham, NY, USA

You can watch live on RedBull TV. Get the schedule and find a link on MTBparks.com 

Mountain Creek, NJ: Dirt Rock N Root Women's DH Camp

Join Kathi and Dirt, Rock n Root Training for a series of 3 day women’s downhill clinics July 25-27 and August 22-24!  Riders will start by reviewing the core fundamentals and then move on to developing the key skills for conquering the mountain – descending position, cornering, braking.  You’ll work on how to pick the best line down the trail, and how to clear obstacles that you find along the way.  There will also be a GoPro video analysis of your riding, so you can literally see how you are improving!

Windham, NY: POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview Race

Here’s another POC ESC DH Cup Race that you do not want to miss. The POC ESC "Test Your Glory" World Cup DH Preview Race presented by Clif Bar.

That’s right, we’ll be breaking in the World Cup Track for the UCI World Cup coming to Windham just two weeks later. This will be you only opportuniy to race or ride this course this year. (unless you’re a WC Pro)

Pro and Amateur practice will be separate so there will be plenty of time to get your lines dialed. The Race the World Course that the POC ESC will be racing during the World Cup Weekend will be open so you can get a jump on practicing that course as well. So you will be able to ride all day!!

Silver Mountain, ID: Ladies Day Aug 2 | Silver Race Series #4 Aug 3

 

Come ride with Pro racers Jaime Rees and Chelsey Henry. This is your chance to pick up some basic tips on riding and race prep from two ladies who have raced downhill at the pro and world cup level! Structured as a group ride with some Q&A and a little bit of skill work, think of it as a chance to meet and ride with some like minded ladies.. Women of all ability levels are welcome!

Cost: Free
Meet: 9:30 in the village
Lift Ticket: $20


Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour
As part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.

 

On Friday, you can expect the World Enduro Series races to be completed by early afternoon. Saturday and Sunday there will be minimal impact on the trails open in the bike park and, by the way, we’re open until 7pm Wednesday through Saturday so there is plenty of time to GET YOUR RIDE ON! 

 

Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills.

August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship 


Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014
Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing.


Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals 


Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014
Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.


Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014


Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series

 

Big Mountain Enduro 

 

Moab - August 23

 

Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014
The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!
Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate.


This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.

 

Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often!

Get the MTBParks Pass NOW

(Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)

 

RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS:

United States


Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/Snowmass
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.

 

Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested Butte
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Hampshire | Attitash Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Mexico | Angel Fire
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New York | Plattekill Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.

New York | Whiteface Bike Park 
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.
Bike and Stay package coming soon!

 

Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Utah | Brian Head Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Burke Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Mount Snow Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Virginia | Bryce Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Washington | Stevens Pass Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wisconsin | The Rock Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wyoming | Grand Targhee
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Canada

New Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:

 

California | China Peak Bike Park

50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

Montana | Whitefish Bike Park
50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park
50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada
50% off shuttles through the end of the year.

 

WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Canfield Brothers Bikes

MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.

 

SR SUNTOUR

SR Suntour's mission is to RIDE MORE WRENCH LESS and as an MTBparks Pass member they are offering 25% off MSRP on any of the company's performance suspension products EpiXon, Auron, Durolux or RUX. To learn more about SR Suntour's line, visit www.srsuntour-cycling.com. For questions or order placement contact our Madison, WI location, email service@usulcorp.com or call 608-229-6610. Please have your member ID available.

Jul 22, 2014

In this episode, Coach Lynda Wallenfels answers a listener's question about how to find a coach. She gives some useful, practical tips and ideas to consider when searching for the best coach for you. 

 

If you've been thinking about hiring a coach to take your riding to another level, then listen in to get some tips from one of the best coaches out there!

 

We welcome and strongly encourage listener questions, so if you have any questions that you would like to hear on future episodes, please contact Ben at ben@mountainbikeradio.com or Lynda at Lynda@lwcoaching.com.

 

Related Show Links:

USA Cycling Find a Coach Page

Training Peaks

LW Coaching Website

LW Coaching Facebook Page

LW Coaching Twitter

LW Coaching Forum

Email Lynda

 

Jul 22, 2014

After a week off, Andrea, Matt, and Kenny are back with a full episode, complete with discussions about recent trips, recent rides, tech, bikes, goods, and more. Matt has a couple small rants, Kenny is his usual self, and Andrea isn't crabby like when she was cutting weight for a fight.

Plus....what is an "Antique Gun Show?"

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

Syntace Carbon Hi-Flex Seatpost

Salsa Cycles new 2015 bikes

Turn Down for What Button

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

 

Jul 18, 2014

Have you considered taking a trip to ride in the mountains or are you planning to do a high elevation race such as the Leadville 100? High altitude poses some unique challenges that can be tricky to overcome. Kelli shares some thoughts and tips that can help you enjoy your time in the mountains.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, please contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

 

Apex Nutrition now offers a specific fueling plan for the Leadville 100 MTB Race!  From taper week to high altitude considerations to the morning of the race, through Kelli's hourly race fueling recommendations to recovery, you’ll find exactly what you should be eating and drinking to give your body the fuel it needs.  For only $20, Kelli has included the following:

  • Specific taper week nutrition recommendations to promote recovery and energy
  • High Altitude Considerations and Strategies to overcome reduced oxygen, low energy, and altitude sickness
  • Morning of recommendations to get all the nutrients you need without overfilling
  • Hour by hour recommendations for fuel including what to pack and what to have ready at aide stations
  • Recovery recommendations so you can feel good the next day
  • Coupons for recommended fuel

Race with confidence knowing you’re fuel plan is spot-on!

 

Related Show Links:

Kelli's $20 Leadville 100-specific Nutrition Plan

Acli-Mate Mountain Sports Drink

Listen to all the back episodes

Buy an Apex Nutrition plan starting at only $15

Email Kelli

Apex Nutrition Website

The Fuel Right Blog

Fuel Right Twitter

Apex Nutrition Facebook Page

Elevated Legs (MBR members get 15% off of your Elevated Legs purchase - that's $135 off)

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Jul 16, 2014

The WORS reporter, Todd Nutter, is back after a busy month to report on the recent WORS Cup in Portage, Wisconsin at Cascade Mountain. The race is the 6th stop on the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour. 

 

The racing was fast and competitive as expected as many of the country's top riders showed up to test their fitness and skills for the upcoming XC Nationals at Bear Creek Resort in Pennsylvania. Listen in as Todd gets you up to date in the world of WORS, the nation's largest mountain bike race series.

 

Related Show Links:

Wisconsin Off Road Series Website

WORS Youtube Channel

WORS Twitter

WORS Facebook

Todd's full race report on Cyclingnews.com

Justin Piontek Graphic Design

Elevated Legs

Erica Tingey on Girls & Gears with Danielle Musto

Thunderdown in the Underdown

Wausau24

Contact Todd

Email Ben

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Jul 15, 2014

Are you feeling anxiety, lacking confidence, or get nervous when you are about to take on a big event or challenge? Listen in as Carrie gives you tips on how to build your confidence with tips and real experiences in this new episode.

Carrie's Mental Training Tips episodes are meant to be short episodes that give listeners tips on improving their mental game. You'll take away everyday lessons that you can try immediately, practice, and work into your regular training routine. 

 

If you like what you hear from Carrie, be sure to head over to her website to get more information, sign up for her newsletter, and learn about her book, On Top of Your Game.

 

Related Show Links:

Carrie's Website

Mental Skills Training Facebook

Mental Skills Training Twitter

Contact Carrie

Buy On Top of Your Game

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Jul 15, 2014

In this episode, Jeff, Jonesy, and Pat check in from an expo in Kansas City. They head over to the liquor store near their hotel and pick up three beers from Shock Top. Listen in to find out what they think - you may be surprised!

 

Be sure to head over to Biglivers.com to pick up some of their gear. Use code "MBR" to get 25% off.

 

If you have an idea for an episode or have some thoughts on this one, leave a comment below or contact us.

 

Related Show Links:

Shock Top Brewing

Leaky Roof Meadery

Big Livers Website

Contact the Big Livers guys

Big Livers on Twitter

Pat on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Bike Life in Swedish Lapland Podcast

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Jul 14, 2014

June 8, 2014 - Neil sits down with one of the most experienced bikepackers out there. It's an interesting discussion that covers a wide variety of topics, from Jefe's history in mountain biking and bikepacking to next week's Tour Divide.

 

They chat about a lot of the thoughts and details about racing long distances and listeners have the unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the very few who has raced the Colorado Trail Race and Tour Divide several times. It's also a very interesting discussion because Neil, the host, is a very strong young rider who is coming into his own and Jefe is a veteran who has seen a ton and continues to push his boundaries. Listen in to hear what Jefe's advice is for Tour Divide rookies too!

 

Related Show Links:

Bikepackers Magazine

Bikepackers Magazine Reviews

Contact Bikepackers Magazine

Tour Divide

Trackleaders

 

Bikepackers Magazine Social:

 

Jul 14, 2014

Andrea's legs are swollen. Listeners gears are grinding away their 1x11 setups. Will gels actually kill you? What the hell are in those gravity riders' backpacks?  You know the usual discussion...you get plenty of discussion that may or may not be kid friendly.

 

Have a listen now to hear about Andrea's solution to her swollen legs, another discussion about chainrings and 1 x 11 setups, and some thoughts about what could actually be in those backpacks (pumps, folding bikes, and weed were mentioned...).

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

Elevated Legs (MBR Members get 15% off Elevated Legs - that's $135)

Wolf Tooth Components (MBR Members get 15% off Wolf Tooth Components)

Bikerumor Osmo Nutrition Gel Discussion

Pale Spruce Tour Divide bike

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

 

Jul 14, 2014

Do you have an upcoming race and don't have your prerace and during race plan written down? Do you even have a plan in your head? If not, you could be spending all that training time and money to only have it sabotaged at the last minute.

 

In this episode, Lynda offers up some great information, experience, and tips for listeners who are getting ready for an upcoming race to be prepared for all of the details. Save yourself some time, energy, and possible huge stress by listening in!

 

Related Show Links:

LW Coaching Website

LW Coaching Facebook Page

LW Coaching Twitter

LW Coaching Forum

 

Email Lynda

Jul 14, 2014

June 12, 2014

 

This new mental training tip helps you to calm your nerves and relax the butterflies you feel in anticipation of any challenge or event. Does your heart beat faster and your palms sweat when you are about to perform? Listen in and Carrie can help you!

 

 

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Carrie's Mental Training Tips episodes are meant to be short episodes that give listeners tips on improving their mental game. You'll take away everyday lessons that you can try immediately, practice, and work into your regular training routine. 

 

If you like what you hear from Carrie, be sure to head over to her website to get more information, sign up for her newsletter, and learn about her book, On Top of Your Game.

 

Related Show Links:

Carrie's Website

Mental Skills Training Facebook

Mental Skills Training Twitter

Contact Carrie

Buy On Top of Your Game

Become a MBR Member

Jul 14, 2014

In this episode, they discover the world of radlers. Ever heard of radlers? It's a style of beer that the guys try out for the first time. They were pretty surprised overall with the Dundee Beer Summer Shandy and the Stiegl Radler. Have a listen, try one out yourself, and let us know what you think. 

 

If you have an idea for an episode or have some thoughts on this one, leave a comment below or contact us.

 

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Jul 14, 2014

Olov and Lars are back with another great episode. In this episode they invite a guest and have some fun. Listen in as they chat with their guest, Carl-Magnus, and chat about bikes and life in Swedish Lapland. 

 

You'll hear a little about Carl-Magnus's start in triathlon, the website that is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists called Warmshowers.org, and a lot more. The guys also share the usual drink as well. 

 

Related Show Links:

Carl-Magnus Website

Warm Showers - A Community for Touring Cyclists and Hosts

Bike Life in Swedish Lapland Website

Bike Life in Swedish Lapland Twitter

Bike Life in Swedish Lapland Instagram

Lars on Twitter

Lars' Loveatwork PR

Swedish Lapland Website

Swedish Lapland Twitter

Swedish Lapland Facebook

Olov's Menswear Boutique

Learn about Lulea, Sweden

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Jul 14, 2014

June 15, 2014

 

Jeremiah joins the show the discuss his win at the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic, as well as being a father of two young children, while balancing his training and racing, The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, and the rest of his busy life. 

 

Jeremiah has been a guest several times on Mountain Bike Radio and it's always great to get his perspective on the status of mountain biking. In this episode, he shares his insight into being a dad (and new dad) and keeping up with his racing. While it's a challenge for him, he takes a laid back approach and tackles tasks as they come. This episode gives listeners a peak into Jeremiah thoughts about Trans-Sylvania and a lot more!

 

Related Show Links:

Jeremiah's Website

Jeremiah on Twitter

Jeremiah's Athlete Page on Facebook.

Jeremiah's Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

Trans Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Website

Trans Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Twitter

Trans Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Facebook

Sho-Air Cycling Group Team

Sho-Air Cyclery Website

Sho-Air Cyclery Twitter

Scott Tedro Twitter

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Jul 14, 2014

This is another jam-packed show covering all of the latest bike park updates, including openings, news, and reports from the last week. 

 

 

If you're looking for bike park news, opening dates, trail reports, information about upcoming events, as well as a quick recap of what happened on the trails in the past week, this show is for you. The MTBParks Podcast covers lift accessed bike parks throughout North America in this weekly roundup with Mountain Bike Radio's Ben Welnak and MTBparks.com founder Michelle Good. 

 

Want to get your park on the show? Contact us today at info@mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

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Currently Open Parks:

 

The Rock Bike Park - WI   

Mountain Creek Bike Park - NJ

Plattekill Bike Park - NY

Blue Mountain Bike Park - PA   

Angel Fire Bike Park - NM   

Whistler Mountain Bike Park - BC

Bryce Mountain Bike Park - VA

Sir Sam's Mountain Bike Park - Ontario
Bromont Bike Park - Quebec

Mount Snow Bike Park - VT

Snowshoe Bike Park - WV

Attitash Bike Park - NH

Spirit Mountain - MN

Highland - NH

Mammoth, CA

Snow Summit, CA

Granby Ranch, CO

Launch, PA

Sundance, UT

Burke Bike Park at Kingdom Trails

Grand Targhee Mtb Park

Whiteface Mountain Bike Park

Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte

Silver Mountain Bike Park

 

 

Upcoming Park Openings:

 

Bike Snowmass

Opening Day - Saturday, June 21
Location:  Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Park News:

 

Whistler Bike Park, BC

Whistler's extended play takes effect this weekend giving you three more hours to shred each day AND the resort announced recently that the Garbanzo Zone will be opening up on June 21st, a full week earlier than last year.

 

Sun Peaks, BC

The Biker Cross trail has been the subject of a mini excavator assault, which has delivered a well-deserved total rebuild of this high traffic lower trail. The original Biker Cross was built as a dual slalom course, however in recent years the surrounding vegetation has had more of a singletrack route in mind. The rebuild has focused on bringing the course back to its former glory in this regard, now plenty wide allowing slower riders to take the lower route and more advanced riders to tackle the high line packed with bermy jibs on this flowing roller coaster of a trail. Every berm is being rebuilt with playful, springy transitions, and jumps through the flats have been torn down to make room for creative new features with multiple line options to switch up your descent.

 

Silver Star, BC

Silver Star Mountain Resort, located in Vernon, British Columbia, recently announced that it plans to add 25 kilometers of new cross country mountain bike trails this year, with more in the works for 2015. When complete, the expansion's estimated cost will equal more than $250,000 and will provide riders of all abilities a more diverse selection of trail options. Silver Star began its expansion in 2013 to introduce a new XC, all-mountain riding component to the resort.

 

Silver Star has expanded its downhill trail network to provide riders with the option of riding a new intermediate trail from the summit to the mountain base. Jedi Mind Trick, a blue trail that runs from the base of the mountain to half-way up is being extended to the summit and the double black diamond trail Pro-Star – Walk the Line, that runs from the summit to half way down the mountain will be extended to the bottom. The trail network that will link existing trails with new trails are currently in their final stages of construction.

 

Mammoth Bike Park, CA:

Mammoth will be opening the gondola this weekend, which is one week earlier than originally planned. MTBparks.com friend Eric Hunter tells MTBparks that trails at Mammoth Bike Park are in amazing shape right now.

 

Snow Summit, CA

The Snow Summit Bike Park at Big Bear flips the schedule to daily operations next week. This week the Snow Summit Trail Crew made their way over to Miracle Mile to put in some work! The Down-Flat-Up Bridge on Lower Miracle has been shortened and the mandatory-left when airing off the bridge will now line up better and take you into a new jump! Basically this section of trail is going to be faster and better. They hauled in tons of pavers to make the section ride faster.

 

China Peak, CA

There's still time to register for the VP Components EnduroFest coming up June 21 & 22. Running at high elevation, this event features a course that puts the “endure” into enduro, with three arduous transfer climbs plus three technically demanding timed downhill stages on loose, rocky and dusty terrain.

The winner in each category is based on the fastest total time in the three special stages. The eleven categories include beginner, sport, expert and pro riders. $4,000 goes to the top 20 Pro/Open men; with $1,000 split between the top ten Pro/Open women. Awards go three deep in all other categories.

 

Park City Mountain Resort, UT

Summer arrived in Park City last week as the resort fired up the Town Lift for mountain bikes on June 6. The Crescent Lift is scheduled to open June 21, which will provide more than 70 miles of lift-accessed terrain on the town’s centralized resort.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Blue Mtn PA - PA State Championship - June 22

 

Sun Valley, ID: June 27-29, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour

This two day race featuring an evening prologue on the 27th promises to be one of the longest and most grueling enduro races riders will find anywhere in North America.

 

British Columbia June 28-July 5, 2014

BC Bike Race, all competitors start each day together in a mass start, working their way against the clock and through the course to the daily finish line. Racers' finish times are recorded at the end of each day completed. At the end of the race, each of the stage race times is added up to calculate the overall winners in each category. In BC Bike Race, we have 7 days, or 7 stages, of incredible mountain bike racing.


July 5 Killington VT East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship

 

Canyons Resort, UT: July 19, 2014
The North American Enduro Tour comes to Utah! Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort features a true European format, 6 stages covering 17 miles, 3 timed technical descents and 3 untimed climbs. While the climbs are untimed, there is a cut off time.
Racers will be treated to a premier event based out of the Canyons Resort village, in the mountain bike mecca of Park City, Utah. Beautiful and challenging aspen lined trails, professional chip timing, a post-race meal, athlete gift bag and raffle.

July 20 Plattekill NY Plattepalooza 


Winter Park, CO: July 25-27, 2014
Part of the North American Enduro Tour
As part of the Colorado Freeride Festival, the Specialized Enduro is a 3-day, 5-stage race that will showcase some of the world’s fastest, fittest, and most technical mountain bike athletes battling it out throughout the trail system of Trestle Bike Park.

 

Whistler, BC: August 9-10, 2014
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is part of the legendary 10 day Crankworx Whistler mountain bike festival. This much anticipated competition will showcase the world’s fastest and fittest mountain bike athletes competing for the largest prize purse in Enduro racing history. The race will feature both the Whistler Valley and the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the stages are regarded as some of the finest, most technical trails in the NAET. The five stage, single day format, with almost 50 minutes of racing, and approximately 50km of riding will be a true test of athletic endurance, versatility and mountain bike skills.

August 17 Attitash NH NH State Championship 


Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH: August 24, 2014
Triple Crown: The OverMountain Enduro is an event open to racers of all abilities. The 4 stage race spans across Highland Mountain- incorporating everything from trail riding to downhill. The course will challenge participants in both fitness and technical riding ability. The OverMountain Enduro puts the fun back into racing.


Sept 7 Killington VT Eastern USA Regional ENDURO Championship Series Finals 


Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ: September 14, 2014
Triple Crown: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of several timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each “special” will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.


Burke Bike Park & Kingdom Trails - Burke, VT: September 28, 2014


Triple Crown: The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. The Kingdom Enduro is the final stop in the Triple Crown Enduro Series

 

Big Mountain Enduro at Snowmass
Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22
Location:  Snowmass, CO

Durango - June 28-29

The Durango Enduro is not for the timid; it is a true backcountry event that will

Keystone - July 12-13


This premier stop will also be part of the 2014 North American Enduro Tour.


The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US. With rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike. Our courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least six rowdy stages with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.


Moab - August 23

 

Big Mountain Ultra Enduro at Crested Butte

Big Mountain Enduro Finals: September 3 - 7, 2014
The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart!
Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate.


This will be a stand alone event and not a part of the Big Mountain Enduro Series overall rankings. Registration for the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro will include five days of enduro racing in the backcountry, organized shuttles each backcountry day, lift ticket on the final day at the Evolution Bike Park, coffee and beer provided each day by our respective sponsors, breakfast and lunch each day, BME apparel kit, an annual subscription to Mountain Flyer Magazine, a large awards ceremony and an adventure experience of a lifetime.

 

2014 POC ESC Enduro Cup USAC Regional Championship Series
June 22 Blue Mtn PA – PA State Championship

 

 

2014 POC ESC SuperD Cup USAC Regional Championship Series
June 21 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship

 

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Enjoy one complimentary, one-day lift ticket at each of these bike parks during the 2014 season. The list of bike parks offering one free day of riding this season–with your MTBparks Pass–is still growing, so be sure to check back often!

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(Use code "MTBradio" to get $10 off!)

 

RIDE FREE AT THESE PARTICIPATING BIKE PARKS:

 

United States


Colorado | Bike Snowmass @ Aspen/Snowmass
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

MTBParks Pass holders also get a free Budweiser draft beer at the Elk Camp Restaurant.

 

Colorado | Evolution Bike Park @ Crested Butte
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Idaho | Silver Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Minnesota | Spirit Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Montana | Big Sky Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Hampshire | Attitash Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New Mexico | Angel Fire
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

New York | Plattekill Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off recurring visits after you use your complimentary day.

New York | Whiteface Bike Park 
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season. 10% off lift tickets all season long with your MTBparks Pass.
Bike and Stay package coming soon!

 

Pennsylvania | Blue Mountain Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Utah | Brian Head Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Burke Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Vermont | Mount Snow Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

Virginia | Bryce Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Washington | Stevens Pass Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

West Virginia | Snowshoe Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wisconsin | The Rock Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Wyoming | Grand Targhee
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

Canada

New Brunswick | Sugarloaf Bike Park
One complimentary lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS:

 

California | China Peak Bike Park

50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

Montana | Whitefish Bike Park
50% of one lift ticket valid one time during the 2014 season.

 

New Jersey | Mountain Creek Bike Park
50% OFF LIFT TICKETS ALL SEASON for MTBparks Pass members in 2014.

 

All Mountain Cyclery | Boulder City, Nevada
50% off shuttles through the end of the year.

 

WANT EVEN MORE GREAT DEALS?

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Cleveland, OH

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Cleveland (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Ray's Indoor Bike Park | Milwaukee, WI

One FREE day pass to check out Ray's Bike Park in Milwaukee (valid during 2014/2015 fall/winter season)

 

Canfield Brothers Bikes

MTBparks Pass holders are eligible to receive a 15% discount on ANY purchase.

* SPECIAL 30% OFF CRAMPON CLASSIC PEDALS FOR CHARTER MEMBERS (through 5/31/14)

Jul 14, 2014

In this episode of The Last Aid Station, Mark runs through recent events for several endurance races, including the Mohican 100, the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder, the Bearscat 50, the Dirty Kanza 200, and more. He also chats with Neil Beltchenko from Bikepackers Magazine about the Tour Divide and provides race previews.

 

If you are a race director or racer who would like to hear your race report on an episode of The Last Aid Station, please contact Mark at Mark@Mountainbikeradio.com. 

 

We also have advertising opportunities available if you would like to promote your race. Please contact us about advertising at info@mountainbikeradio.com.

 

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Mohican 100
Gunnison Growler
Bearscat 50
Wasatch Back 50
Dirty Kanza 200
Listen to the Dirty Kanza 200 3rd place woman, Andrea Wilson, discuss the race
Gold Rush Gravel Grinder
Trans Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic
Tour Divide
Rocky Mountain Endurance Series
24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest
Bikepackers Magazine
Bikepacker Radio
Hilly Billy Roubaix
Wilmington Whiteface
Tatanka 100
Bailey Hundo
Lumberjack 100
National Ultra Endurance Series
Stoopid 50
The Last Aid Station Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Endurance Calendar

About the host, Mark

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Jul 14, 2014

In this episode of Just Riding Along, the crew discuss different and new "standards," including the new Trek Boost 148 hub and the Cannondale F-Si. Matt starts a rant, but Kenny cools him off while being devil's advocate. Andrea jumps in with a rant of her own. 

 

Have you ever had a problem with a new part, product, or component? Did you take it back to the shop or the manufacturer? Listen in as Andrea, Matt, and Kenny discuss what they've run into with poorly manufactured products.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the next episode, contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com. We also have advertising opportunities available, just contact us. 

 

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Cygolite Hotshot

Cannondale F-Si 29er

Brickhouse Racing Website

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Matt's Twitter

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Jul 14, 2014

In this episode, Kelli shares five real foods that all athletes should stock in their kitchen. These foods are readily available at most food stores, versatile, and easy to eat, so you don't really have an excuse not to eat them. 

 

Kelli discusses some specific amounts and offers some tips on how to get your fill of these foods. She also mentions her own yogurt making (the link is found below.) If you're looking to up your nutrition game, this is a step in the right direction.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, please contact us at info@mountainbikeradio.com

 

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Recipes:

 - Make your own yogurt

 - Ginger recipes

 - Beet recipes

 - Chia recipes

 

What, why, and how of coconut oil

Make your own yogurt

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Buy an Apex Nutrition plan starting at only $15

Email Kelli

Apex Nutrition Website

The Fuel Right Blog

Fuel Right Twitter

Apex Nutrition Facebook Page

Elevated Legs (MBR members get 15% off of your Elevated Legs purchase - that's $135 off)

Become a Member - Members get 15% off Kelli's plans!

 

Jul 14, 2014

John Kolarevic is the director of the X100 mountain bike race in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He joins the show to discuss the race, including pre and post-race information, race distance options, and course details. If you were on the fence about racing the X100, this episode should help to push you over the edge.

 

The X100 is 100 miles of twisting single track that winds in and out of county gravel roads, two tracks and fire roads. Bikers roll through the most beautiful terrain Michigan has to offer: deep woods and steep hills dotted with pristine lakes, streams and ponds. The X100 has some killer cross-country riding – until now – only by die-hard locals.

 

GET 50% OFF YOUR RACE ENTRY - Become a Mountain Bike Radio Member: http://store.mountainbikeradio.com/category/mbr-memberships

 

(That's $70 off on the 100-miler!)

 

Related Links:

X100 Race Website

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X100 Facebook Page

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

X100 Sponsors

Traverse City Information

Become a Mountain Bike Radio Member

 

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