Listened to your interview on the TrainerRoad podcast (How to become a faster mountain biker) – it was amazing and made me rethink what I thought I knew about riding bikes.
I’d really like to read more of your work but I’m a roadie and was wondering what you have for roadies in the way of books etc.
Now that I’m back from NorCal, I’m focused on learning my S-Works Tricross so I can race it half-decently this weekend.
Solid ride from the house last weekend. Climb 70 minutes then hit a steep/rocky DH trail. Find it blocked halfway down, hike out then pin the dirt road back to the house. Full speed laying it out through a gravel hairpin, drifting drifting, WRX appears in the dust—aimed right at me. Spot a pile of duff under the guardrail, go wide, edge into the bank and—poof!—set up for the next turn. Road riding, Enduro style.
The other good part. Worth a hike and repeat.
Today I rolled the Tricross to the DMV then pinned it up Boulder Canyon, Four Mile Canyon, Poor Man and Sunshine Canyon to home. I’d rather rip singletrack, but there’s something horribly awesome about pedaling up a mountain as hard as you can.
Check out this photo and video from a finish-line crash in stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de Suisse.
Sunday I did a benefit road ride with a very strong group. Was it fun? Well, it was sort of like a long road ride …
Dumbbells and indoor trainers have their place, but there’s no substitute for riding outside. Even if it’s dark and cold.
Especially if it’s dark and cold.
I just rolled the S-Works Tricross for an hour in my dark, icy neighborhood. Real quick:
Just finished a two-hour road ride with my neighbor Larry. I am a mountain biker for a reason, but freeroading is rad.