March 10, 2019

No doubt you’ve heard the old saying when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. The weather provided us with a big bag of lemons on our trip to the desert southwest in Moab, Utah and Sedona, Arizona, during the winter storm they named Quiana. We drove out of Minneso...

June 24, 2018

Kudos to the eight intrepid riders and aspiring yogis who joined us to ride the red dirt trails at of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. On what would have been an otherwise rainy, washed-out weekend for many trails around the state; the Cuyuna trails seemed to...

April 11, 2018

After a winter off from mountain biking and attempting to maintain some semblance of fitness through visits to the climbing gym and the occasional cross country ski; we headed to Arizona to ride the red rocks of Sedona and attend the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.  Tar...

November 7, 2017

I love where my bike takes me, from the red rocks of Moab to mountain tops in Canada, it is a way for me to see the world, meet new people, and explore places I would not otherwise get to. But, there is a piece, without which these experiences would not be possible, a...

June 23, 2017

If you have not taken a mountain bike clinic before or received any formal coaching, you’re probably not alone.  One of the reasons many people decide to get coaching or take a clinic is out of a healthy fear of hitting a tree or crashing.  I believe you don’t have to...

April 30, 2017

The first week of April Tara, Oscar and I drove 10 hours due south to northwestern Arkansas to mountain bike on the hilly, single track trails around Bentonville, Arkansas, the headquarters of Walmart.  This area, the "OZ Trails", have recently received much attention...

March 24, 2017

I’m kinesthetic, I learn by doing. I want to figure out for myself how something works and only open instruction manuals after something goes wrong. Nine years ago I “built” my first bike. I say built in quotes because I was working in a shop at the time and bikes typi...

January 3, 2017

As someone who can be creature of habit, I need variety in my life. In the winter months I run, I ski, I hike, I snowboard, and I lift weights. I use the winter as an opportunity to cross train and build anticipation for the upcoming mountain bike season; and I don’t f...

November 21, 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas

The daylight hours have dwindled and suddenly the night riding season has begun. According to singletracks.com us Minnesotians are into night riding, which makes sense. E...

October 17, 2016

Last week we headed north to Duluth and Cuyuna for some guiding and riding. It was a lovely fall weekend with peak color changes for many birch, aspen and maples. Recent high winds and rain had blown quite a few leaves off the trees and onto the trails; but there was s...

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