If you have a look through the blog posts on this site, I talk a lot about pacing on descents. This comes from both the research that I've done, and also coaching and my own racing. Now that I've been linking the braking data over video, this kind of thing is really easy to view--you... Continue Reading →
MTB telemetry is here to stay. At the highest level, the sport is the FormulaOne of the trails, and the trickledown effect is evident more every day.
Riding down hills is hard. Not only is mountain biking down hills really physical, but you need to brake at the right places, handle some gnarly terrain, pick the best lines, and pump and flow if you want to go fast. There's a lot to think about and there's a lot for your body to... Continue Reading →
The MTB world was recently rocked by the news that a few top riders have been caught using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). A lot of people have reached out on social media asking my thoughts. ***Before you read further, it is worth noting that I give every athlete the benefit of the doubt, and I... Continue Reading →
When I was coming up through the ranks in cycling, I always made lots of excuses about why I didn't have a coach. And looking back they were all big mistakes! Apart from the fact that the internet was only just starting to become common place back then - and that you couldn't just look... Continue Reading →
I've been wanting to make a plan like this but just haven't had the time! But it just had to be done. And now it's done! It's the workouts and structure that you need and the fun that you want. You don't need to guess. It's only 4 weeks. The workouts are suited for XC... Continue Reading →
I tried my very first singlespeed after my first year of riding. The bike I borrowed was a 26" Santa Cruz Chameleon with a 32x16 gear, complete with a Nokian Gazzaloddi 2.5 front tire and vee brakes. It was sick! I had one hour to ride the bike, so I took it out to my... Continue Reading →
At the recent 2018 mountain bike world championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Claudio Calouri and Rob Warner were talking a lot about braking. Riders who appeared to do too much braking went visually more slowly than riders with a "good" braking strategy. And of course, this was apparent in race times. More often than not the... Continue Reading →