Dual slalom course building advice

The Beaver Meadows race is coming up, and one of the CSU cycling team members seeks help designing a course.

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That epic feeling

I’ve been so focused on learning and teaching how to ride fast that I’ve lost touch with riding for its own sake — or at least covering miles just for the sake of covering miles. Never mind line choice and exit speed — just turn the cranks and enjoy the scenery.
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Snowmass Action Magazine

Sorry about the tardiness, but here’s the report from the July 21-24 NORBA National Mountain Bike Series stop in Snowmass, CO. We’re talking speed, air and precipitation.
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Fun and useful game: No Dab

The SMBA monkeys and I were riding Keystone last week, and when lightning stopped the lift we hooked up with the Mojo Wheels crew for an old-fashioned rumble.
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Pump first – pedal later

This letter comes from a self-professed beginner who has been reading Mastering Mountain Bike Skills and working on his pump. He makes a revolutionary point:
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Extreme uphill: Mt. Evans

When an injury prevents you from riding extreme downhill, what do you do? You ride extreme uphill!
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Summit County Slurpee Session

During our downhill camp a couple weeks ago, we took the SMBA monkeys downhilling at Vail, then we got some Slurpees and went dirt jumping. The dudes tore it up. If only they could be this confident around girls their age …
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Nuts on the loose

When snow bars the after-work alpine shuttle, what do nuts do? They bomb the pavement, climb the dirt until it gets dark, then get loose.
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MSC #4: Crested Butte Pedalfest

It’s a bit tardy, but here’s the scoop from the June 25-26 Wildflower Rush in Crested Butte, CO. Warning: This report includes pedaling.
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Pinned

Pinned adj The state of riding (typically a motorcycle) with the throttle wide open. Maxed out. On the ragged edge.
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Clip-in questions

It’s time to talk about pedals, shoes, hip muscles and more.
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Join the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League

Yes, Colorado now has its own High School Mountain Bike League. Here’s how to join.
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