For the past year, I’ve ridden about 90 percent of my mountain bike miles on a belt-drive singlespeed (first a Raleigh XXIX, then a Domahidy Ti). The big question on my mind has been … could I actually race the…
Back in the old days, I worked at Adventure Bicycle Company in Mesa with this guy named Chad Hummer. He could race really damn fast, make an avalanche of jokes that started with the phrase “your mom” and also perpetrate…
My training plan for the 6 Hours in the Papago mountain bike race wasn’t a winner: A month before the race, I came down with strep throat. Before my antibiotics even ran out, I was headed to New Zealand for…
After a more than 10-year hiatus from road-biking tour events, I made my return at the 2016 Tour de Scottsdale. In the meantime, I’ve ticked the box on some 12- and 24-hour mountain bike races. Why the hiatus? Road bike…
As a long-time mountain biker, I’ve owned more than my share of bikes. But there’s one that really made a change in my life that no other bike will equal.
So who out there did the Warrior Dash? What did you think? Was it really “a hellish 3.4 miles” of running, obstacles and mud? Here are my thoughts on a fun, unusual race.
My best mountain bike racing wisdom – it’s better to challenge yourself and come in last than sandbag your way to “glory.” And here’s why.
The course for the Fat Tire 40 at McDowell Mountain is the work of a masochistic dungeon master. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a ton of well-run fun. See what made this a great mountain bike race.
Check out photos from the high-speed action at the White Tank Whirlwind mountain bike race!
Mountain bike racing can get too serious. Until someone passes gas on the course.
There’s nothing like a 24-hour mountain bike race to test your mind and body. Here’s the scene from an Average Joe sort of racer.
Check out the action from the 2011 Hedgehog Hustle at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Garish uniforms, funny hair, out-of-control beards – this race had it all!
On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators
I can now say that I’m officially a world-class athlete: I was the first American finisher in a race abroad.