Last weekend was a big deal in Winter Park, CO. You had the Air Downhill, the Enduro World Series, the Slopestyle, some cross country and more I’m sure.
I didn’t compete at all. It felt strange, but it was good.
Today I shared DH shuttle rides with a bunch of dudes in the hills above Florence, Italy. Them: No English. Me: No Italian. But we did reach a consensus.
As you might know, fun happens at the intersection of challenge and skill. Today I found the sweet spot on the Whale Tail at Valmont Bike Park.
Here’s a nice note from last weekend’s high school MTB coach training in Utah.
If you get into your wife’s yoga, maybe she’ll get into your biking!
Yesterday I hit a personal record for sprint power—stoked!—but the extreme level of stoke got me thinking:
Why are numbers so appealing?
Too bad I learned this when my 10-year domain registration expired, but everything’s working again and all is good.
10 years ago I had some bike stories to tell, so I whipped up a little site for my friends Now I have almost 40,000 friends each month.
Thanks everyone for your support!
Big things are afoot. Stay tuned.
It’s official: The Bugs are now mountain bikers.
So much wisdom in this nsmb.com story by Ryan Leech. I swear an entire essay can be written about each paragraph. Brilliant illustrations too.
Check out Ryan Leech and the Cons of Being Pro.
Even if you’re not a pro rider, you might identify with some of the struggles Leech talks about. I sure do.
A little change of pace, but a useful one. Clear writing is one of the most useful—and bankable—skills you can develop.
As my favorite chart shows, fun happens at the intersection of challenge and skill. As long as you’re trying new things and working your kung fu, you’ll be having fun.
One of the many rad things about cycling: There are a zillion ways to improve your abilities and gajillion ways to challenge yourself.