By Brian Maslach Please join us in welcoming our newest ambassador: Joanna Yates! Joanna is a remarkable human as well as being a phenomenal rider and coach. Her positive attitude caught my attention before I knew anything about her coaching or riding abilities. Her energy is contagious! Not surprisingly, she is a professional mountain bike coach and guide at the Sedona Mountain Bike Academy. She is also the content creator and social media manager for Thunder Mountain Bikes in Sedona Originally from West Virginia, Joanna initially developed her mountain biking skills in Slatyfork, WV. She moved to Sedona, a place many of us dream to be, to professionally utilize and further develop her skills. She's definitely the type of person I am excited to utilize to help test and...
A ride can change in an instant. If you've mountain biked for long you've likely experienced this at least once. This past weekend, Jason Irwin and I encountered one of these instances. Thankfully, Enduro Bites came to the rescue, but now how you’d likely expect.
Regular customers might recall that we originally released Nano CBD Softgels along with our Nano CBD Drops. We've since stopped making the Softgels and only offer Nano CBD Drops, but why? While we were proud of the quality of our Nano CBD Softgels, we and some core customers found that we got more from the delivery system used for the Drops -- especially when each dose was held under the tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. Doing so allowed for more complete and faster absorption. While I new much of this before we ever released either product, the real-world effect was greater than I expected.
I have dreamt about trying to onsight Moonlight Buttress for years. This iconic route ascends a prominent prow of immaculate sandstone for over 1000 feet of finger crack delight. Featuring flawless rock, thrilling exposure, and jaw-dropping scenery, this sustained journey breaks down into 10 pitches. The first four provide a friendly warm-up: moderates, with one slightly spicy 5.11 traverse to keep you on your toes. The next six pitches are the business. Each offers a unique test of one’s crack climbing proficiency, so depending on height, finger size, and level of endurance, the “crux” of this line varies widely by climber. The magnitude of this goal, with its physical and mental challenges, has long inspired and motivated me.