There’s been a recent resurgence in women’s mountain bike racing and Erin Osborne is part of the new wave of talented elite female XC racers. We're excited to announce Enduro Bites is now her official nutrition sponsor. Thanks for taking the time to tell our followers a little about yourself, Erin.
It's tough to imagine advanced cycling training without power meters. They are one of the greatest advancements in cycling training technology and have become a standard tool for anyone who wants to maximize performance. The man responsible for developing the first cycling power meter, and arguably influencing all power meters developed since, is Ulrich Schoberer. Also known as Mr. SRM, or as his friends call him, Uli. I was able to capture one of my chats with Uli, so sit back and get ready for his take on cycling, technology, and the latest from SRM.
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.
Training only on the bike can bring about structural weaknesses. If we're lucky, these can be inadvertently addressed by activities we chose to do off the bike. If not, they require the eye of a good coach to diagnose and address. Either way, the offseason is the best time address them. Coach Matheny also mentioned that unless you're a pro athlete with virtually unlimited training time, you're usually better served by addressing weaknesses for at least a portion of your off-season, and how it's easy to get addicted to putting in big miles and end up not ever being recovered enough to do quality intensity workouts to really increase your performance.