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Aug 29, 2014

The topic that riders love to hate: intervals. Cyclists use every excuse in the book to avoid them - too hot, too cold, too windy, too flat, too hilly, wrong bike, wrong road, wrong trail, etc. In reality, it's often a lack of understanding of what intervals are, how they can be used, and how they should be used.

 

In this episode of The LW Coaching Show, Lynda kicks off a series of episodes discussing intervals for mountain bikers. She sets up some of the basics of intervals, including why you need to do intervals, the heirarchy of the best place to do your intervals, and what's with the myth of training 50% road bike and 50% mountain bike.

 

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.

 

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LW Coaching Website

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LW Coaching Forum

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Aug 28, 2014

Olov and The Lars check in from about 200km from the Arctic Circle with friends Kevin and Fredrik. They record this podcast after the second day of a several day trip in an area in Northern Sweden. The guys discuss the fantastic trails, beautiful area, and lack of other people, in a fun episode. You can read more and see more pictures from the trip over at the Bike Life in Swedish Lapland Website

 

We want to hear from you! 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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Related Show Links:

Fredrik - Aurora Safari Camp Website 

Listen to BLISL episode with Fredrik discussing the Aurora Safari Camp

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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Aug 27, 2014

Do you compare yourself to others? Does it affect your performance negatively? Carrie answers a fan's question about sizing yourself up against your competition. She shares some practical tips to turn your comparisons into positive energy.

 

In addition to competitive sports situations, you can apply the information in this episode to any part of your life, including coworkers, peers, and other people you deal with on a daily basis. Listen in to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others negatively and don't get psyched out anymore!

 

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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.

 

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Carrie's Website

Mental Skills Training Facebook

Mental Skills Training Twitter

Contact Carrie

Buy Carrie's book "On Top of Your Game"

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Aug 26, 2014

If you've ever thought about doing a long ride, trying out bikepacking, or just getting out into the wilderness by yourself, this is an inspirational and insightful interview that you can't miss! Neil possesses a unique combination of talent, guts, persistence, and the ability to go for days with minimal sleep. After finishing 3rd in a record-setting Arizona Trail Race 300 in April, he dedicated his summer to dialing in his setup, getting in quality saddle time, and resting up for the Colorado Trail Race. Listen in as he tells his tale of his win at the 2014 Colorado Trail Race.

Related Show Links:

Tailwind Nutrition

Bikepackers Magazine

Bikepackers Magazine - Neil Beltchenko CTR report

Colorado Trail Race Website

Bikepackers Magazine Reviews

Contact Bikepackers Magazine

 

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Aug 26, 2014

Garrett Alexander chats with Michael Ackerman about his first attempt of racing the Colorado Trail. While he admits that he learned a ton and that he could go under six days, Garrett finished in 6 days and 13 hours, which is a really great time for the 500+ miles. Listen in as he shares the details of his ride, including what it's like to ride to home to Durango, his equipment, food, and more. 

 

 

Related Show Links:

Bikepackers Magazine

Bikepackers Magazine - Neil Beltchenko CTR report

Colorado Trail Race Website

Bikepackers Magazine Reviews

Contact Bikepackers Magazine

 

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Aug 26, 2014

Michael Ackerman chats with Karlos Rodriguez Bernart, John Pickron, and Kevin Porter at the Junction Creek Trailhead at the end of the Colorado Trail Race. They talk about how they got into the sport and share some great experiences. They give a good shout out to Joe Polk at MTBCast.com for his role in growing bikepacking. Listen in for some great insight from three CTR riders.

 

Related Show Links:

Bikepackers Magazine

Bikepackers Magazine - Neil Beltchenko CTR report

Colorado Trail Race Website

Bikepackers Magazine Reviews

Contact Bikepackers Magazine

 

Bikepackers Magazine Social:

Aug 23, 2014

The Munga is a groundbreaking 1000-kilometer race in South Africa on December 3-8, 2014 that is offering the largest prize purse in the history of mountain biking. Listen in as Mark chats with The Munga race director, Alex Harris, about the race, including, how the race came to be, how will it work, who could be coming out to race and more. Alex shares the full story of the race and answers some hard questions about the fees, the rules, and how will the race happen. 

 

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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Related Show Links:

The Munga Website

The Munga Facebook

The Last Aid Station Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Endurance Calendar

About the host, Mark

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Email Ben

 

Aug 21, 2014

We were out on location on Monday, August 18th at Urban Steam Coffee in Colorado Springs, Colorado in support of the newly formed Urban Singletrack Project. We were invited to be part of their weekly "Monday Night Chill Ride" and had the opportunity to talk to many supporters of the project.

 

Listen in to find out what the Urban Singletrack Project is, who benefits from it, who supports it, and what riders think.

 

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Episode Timeline:

 

Starting at 5min:02sec - Jon Severson - Driving force behind the Urban Singletrack Project

42:40 - Kelly Bubach - Owner of Urban Steam Coffee

56:05 - Trevor Dierdorff - Owner of Amnet IT Consulting Firm

1hr:03min - Susan Edmondson - President of Downtown Partnership

1hr:14min - Fixie Dave - He's Fixie Dave!

1hr:31min - David Deitemeyer - Park Planner at Colorado Springs Park

1hr:42min - Johnathan Shankland - General Manager of The Famous Steakhouse

1hr:51min - Cars R Coffins Hurl, Galen O'Moore, Cameron Chambers

 

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Related Show Links:

Urban Singletrack Project Website

Urban Singletrack Project Facebook

Urban Steam Coffee Website

Urban Steam Coffee Facebook

Urban Steam Coffee Twitter

Urban Steam Coffee Instagram

The Famous Steakhouse Website

Amnet Website

Downtown Partnership Website

Colorado Springs Parks

Borealis Bikes

Cars R Coffins Website

Bike Magazine

#HeavyPedalTour on Twitter

#HeavyPedalTour on Instagram - Follow Bike Mag

Follow Galen on Instagram

Cameron Chambers - Podium Performance Coaching Website

The Hub Bicycle Shop

Support Mountain Bike Radio

 

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.

 

 

 

Aug 19, 2014

Wow. The e-bike discussion continues to heat up. In this episode, the crew discusses listener comments about last week's e-bike rant. Then they respond to listener questions about bike and component upgrading and handlebars for long gravel races. As usual, you get plenty of good info and troll bait. 

 

Have a listen. Now. 

 

We want to hear from you! 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.

 

Support Mountain Bike Radio by becoming a MBR Supporting Member

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

GT Bicycles Karakoram Elite

Felt Ebikes

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

Aug 18, 2014

The Last Aid Station episodes continue to get better each show! In this episode Mark shares several race reports, including Ore to Shore, Leadville 100, Wilderness 101, ORAMM, and Big Bear Grizzly. Mark also interviews singlespeeder and current NUE overall singlespeed contender, Gordon Wadsworth. Great info about current endurance mountain biking!

 

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:

ORAMM/Jerdon Mtn

Big Bear Grizzly

Wilderness 101

Leadville 100

Ore To Shore

American Ultra Cross Series  

National Ultra Endurance Series

The Last Aid Station Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Endurance Calendar

About the host, Mark

Email Mark

Email Ben

Aug 17, 2014

Kelli gives you another great episode filled with great tips. In this episode, Kelli shares five real foods that can help aid your recovery from injury. If you've been on the sidelines, itching to get back to 100%, give this show a listen. (These foods can help people who aren't injured too!) She also discusses her $20 ebook that gives you 40 pages of more in-depth nutrition to help with injuries.

 

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.

 

About Kelli's $20 Instant Download "Injury Recovery Nutrition Plan:"

 

"If you’ve been hurt, have an upcoming surgery, or want to know what to do in case of injury, this Apex Nutrition Injury Recovery plan is for you.  You’ll learn what foods, supplements, and strategies can help you recovery better, faster.  It includes full sample meal plans that emphasize specific healing foods, specific details and dosages for supplements, and how to use foods and supplements for pain management.

 

Want to heal fast and get back on the road/trail? This Apex Nutrition Recovery Plan will help you heal!"

 

Related Show Links:

Kelli's criteria for picking whey protein

Kelli's "injury recovery super smoothie" recipe 

Natural Factors non-denatured whey protein

Tera's Whey 

Matt Fitzgerald's book, "Diet Cults"

Buy Kelli's $20 Instant Download "Injury Recovery Nutrition Plan" 

Listen to all the back episodes

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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!

Aug 14, 2014

The Big Livers check in with a tasting of two of Cigar City Brewing's beers - Jai Alai Pale Ale and Invasion Pale Ale. The guys give you the usual They also give you a rundown of what to look for in upcoming shows. If you're at the Hotter'N Hell 100 next weekend, be sure to stop by and say hi, buy some cool gear, and let them know you heard them on Mountain Bike Radio to get a little deal!

 

Be sure to head over to Biglivers.com to pick up some of their gear. Use code "HH100" to get FREE SHIPPING this month off!

 

We want you to share your beer and we'll talk about it! If you are a brewer and want your beer to get some airtime, please let us know. Also, 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:

Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City Jai Alai

Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale

Hotter'N Hell Hundred

Big Livers Website

Contact the Big Livers guys

Big Livers on Twitter

Pat on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Become a Mountain Bike Radio Member

 

About Cigar City Brewing:

 

“In a state known for theme parks, Cigar City Brewing has become a major attraction for those who appreciate and seek out excellent beer. It opened with a flourish and spread its reach quickly, appealing to both hardened beer geeks and brew novices with eyebrow-raising flavors and commitment to quality.

 

Capitalizing on the Latin culture and tobacco-manufacturing history of Tampa Bay, Cigar City highlights those strengths on its labels and in its beer names and recipes. Many of the beers it produces – Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale – reflect the sensibilities and ingredients of Florida. One of Cigar City Brewing’s most sought after beers is a special release called Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. The 11 percent ale is aged on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, ancho chiles, pasilla chiles, and cinnamon.”
- John Holl, The American Craft Beer Cookbook

 

At Cigar City Brewing we make beer we like to drink and toast those who choose to drink with us. Behind all our beer is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion. We acknowledge that what we do at Cigar City Brewing isn’t for everyone, but we welcome all.

Aug 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

 

Olov and The Lars are back after a little time off! In this episode the guys chat about what's new, talk about bikes they like/have/want, and more. Listen in to the show that is straight from Sweden!

 

We want to hear from you! 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:

Surly Instigator

Salsa Cycles

Singular Cycles

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

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

Aug 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

 

In this new episode of the MTB Strength Coach Podcast, James looks at three areas that you can apply the philosophy of when to "forge the blade" and when to "sharpen the edge," which are:

  • Your development as a rider over your career
  • Your skills development
  • Your annual training plan

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. 

 

Episode background:

 

Last week James took his family to Glenwood Springs, which is a small town in the mountains about an hour and a half from where he lives. One of the main attractions is the Glenwood Adventure Park and Caverns, which is a small amusement park set atop one of the peaks overlooking Glenwood.

 

They have some really fun rides that add in the twist of making you feel like you are going to fall off a cliff. Their signature ride is a giant swing set next to a 200 foot cliff that swings you out and has you staring straight down the cliff. Even though you know you won’t die your “lizard brain” has a hard time believing it, making for a terrifying and fun experience.

 

The park itself has a western theme and as part of it they had a blacksmith shop set up. His little boy, Z, was mesmerized by the process of taking a lump of metal and turning it into a finished object. While Z was paying more attention to the fire and hammering (which was pretty cool), James noticed a pattern to his work.

 

He had two distinct phases to his work. The first was the taking the raw lump of metal and pounding it into the basic shape he wanted. He then switched gears and started using different tools and methods to refine the basic shape into the specifics of what he wanted.

 

This reminded James of a saying in strength training about “forging the blade vs. sharpening the edge”. This saying is used to remind people that there are in fact two distinct phases of training. This pattern applies to a lot of things during a mountain bikers career and failing to recognize it can make it hard to improve.

 

As you’ll learn in the podcast this concept can be used to help you make smarter training decisions based on your needs. You’ll also be able to better understand how workout programs you come across fit into the grand scheme of things better as well. What works for one rider may not work for you and knowing what you need will help you avoid blindly following the wrong plan.

 

 

Related Show Links:

Read the full blog post explaining this podcast

MTB Strength Training Systems

MTB Strength Training Systems Facebook

MTB Strength Training Systems Twitter

MTB Strength Training Systems YouTube Page

Learn How to Ride Harder, Ride Faster, and Ride Stronger

Buy the Ultimate Workout Program

Buy the Time Crunched Trail Rider Solution

Learn how two dumbbells may be all that you need!

Functional Movement Screen

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Aug 12, 2014

**Show Intro: Skirts in the Dirt Mountain Bike Race**

 

Matt kicks in a huge, f-bomb-filled rant about the use of e-bikes on mountain bike trails to start the show. It's a great point about the possibility of ruining access for all mountain bikers....that discussion is sure to be continued. The crew also discusses listener questions, including the bike to buy on a budget, and much more!

 

Have a listen. Now. 

 

We want to hear from you! 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

Intro: Skirts in the Dirt Mountain Bike Race

Steve Tilford's interview with Jimmy McIlvain about E-bikes

Art's Specialized Diverge

Spencer should consider a Specialized Crave

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

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Aug 11, 2014

Just when you thought they finally went away....they come back for more! D2 and 40 Hands have had a busy summer and 40 Hands has been spending all his time in Denmark among the bike-loving citizens. They discuss Denmark cycling infrastructure, how much the Leadville 100 sucks, the Breck E#@%, cyclocross sucking, legal and illegal drugs and porn, and even a dose of hockey. What are "Euro Miles" and what the hell is "Calf Lube"?

 

Don't like what you hear? Turn it off. If you do, you may have some issues....and if you do have issues, email D2 at D2@Drunkcyclist.com to thank him and shower them with beer and beer ideas.

 

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:

Black Shirt Brewing

Upslope Brewing

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA

Breck Epic

Leadville 100

Drunkcyclist Website

Drunkcyclist on Twitter

Drunkcyclist on Facebook

Drunkcyclist Tumblr

Email D2

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Aug 5, 2014

This episode is another list-filled show sure to inform and entertain you. The gang covers a good range of new topics - road racing, Ikon vs. Ardent Race, riding with a new rider, a little bit of World Cup and plenty more. And....let's get Matt a full suspension 29er to race soon! Have a listen. Now.

 

Just Riding Along is brought to you by ProGold.

 

Related Show Links:

ProGold

Brickhouse Racing Website

Brickhouse Racing Facebook Page

Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page

Andrea's Twitter

Matt's Twitter

Kenny's Twitter

Andrea's Sponsors:

 

Aug 2, 2014

Neil is back with an update of Bikepackers Magazine. He recaps the coverage that you'll find on Bikepackersmagazine.com about Trans Am Bike Race and the Tour Divide. He also gives some updates of things to watch on the site, including a site redesign. These are busy and exciting times for Bikepackers Magazine, so listen in.

 

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:

Bikepackers Magazine Trans Am Bike Race Coverage

Bikepackers Magazine Youtube Channel

Bikepackers Magazine Tour Divide Coverage

Bikepackers Magazine "Faces of the Tour Divide"

Bikepackers Magazine

Bikepackers Magazine Reviews

Contact Bikepackers Magazine

Tour Divide

Bikepacking.Net

Trackleaders

 

Bikepackers Magazine Social:

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