SMBA summer: One week done, nine to go

Last week was my first week of full-time coaching with Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures, and let me say this: Whew!
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MSC #4: Chili Challenge action fest

This year’s Chili Challenge rocked as usual, with the double-extra bonus of its UCI E2 status and the sweet World Cup courses.

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Investment property: Paved jumping paradise

You better move quickly if you want to get this one-of-a-kind property.
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Becoming a pro mountain biker

What’s up Lee? I’m Scott from Lake Tahoe. I love to ride downhill and freeride, I live for it, and I am really thinking about making it what I do for a living, so I’m curious, how much do the pro’s make? take someone like Cedric Gracia or Brian Lopes, I am really interested in finding out, because not only would I love to race and ride my bike pro, but I would really love to make a living out of it. Thanks Lee, you rock, I look forward to getting a reply back. Peace out.
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Five Miles of Hell and other pleasures

Each May for the past 25 years, the Moosehead Motorcycle Extravaganza has assembled a group of friends in the desert near Green River, UT for some friendly brotherhood and some heinous motorcycle trail riding.
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Mark Weir goes national

In January our favorite soul-riding tough guy received a call from a major sports nutrition company, and now he’s muddying up Outside magazine.
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Hanging with Mark Weir

WTB tough guy Mark Weir only leads one kind of ride: the death kind. The climbs are long, steep and plural, and the descents require just as much strength and focus. His rides are so punishing, I know only a few people who have ridden with him more than once. When I visited NorCal in January, I had the semi-pleasure of hanging out and riding with the bald brute.
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Nice pedals: Specialized Lo Pro Mag

I got my mitts on a pair of Specialized Lo Pro Mag platform pedals in early July, and I’ve been running them ever since.
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Protect your jumping paradise

When your beloved dirt jumps won’t stop crumbling, it’s time to mix some Quickcrete.
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Tour of California Day 6: Tunnel Trail, Santa Barbara

Top section of Tunnel Trail.When Jim and I landed in Santa Barbara we dialed ourselves in at Motel 6 then mosied downtown to buy a trail map. The whole shopping scene was very shi-shi…with rich, beautiful women everywhere and a bakery for dogs.

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Tour of California Day 5 – San Juan Trail

When you think of the greatest places to ride in California, southern Orange County usually doesn’t come to mind. I mean you’ve got your Downieville, your Lake Tahoe, your Mammoth and your, uh, San Juan Capistrano? Unless you’re a swallow, that just ain’t the place to visit.

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