Olivia’s Mohican 100K Race Report

FRIDAY’S PRE-RIDE

Chris and I like to arrive early the day before races so we can ride a section of trail. Let me give you an idea of what the weather looked like on Friday. It rained on Thursday and down-poured right before we headed out for our ride. As the sky was clearing we headed to the first section of singletrack that you come to in the race.

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Olivia’s Boondoggle ’45’ Race Report

Woke up that morning to the sounds of roosters in the distance and the sun shining down. There was no rush in the morning because the race start was not until 10:00 a.m.. Something I am not used to but it was nice to sleep in. We lined up at 9:45 a.m. with the male and female podium winners from the Boondoggle 4 hour up front. At 10:00 a.m. the truck and moped took off leading us in a neutral roll out. Continue reading “Olivia’s Boondoggle ’45’ Race Report”

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5 Meals That Don’t Require Refrigeration or Cooking

Ever finish a long mountain bike ride and find yourself at your car so hungry? If you are anything like me, when I go on mountain bike trips I am nowhere near restaurants or electricity for that matter. So when I finish my rides I need a hearty meal asap or on comes the “hang-er.” After many hangry moments I have finally found 5 meals that do not need refrigeration or cooking that don’t suck. I hope these 5 Meals that require no refrigeration or cooking help others be able to re-energize quickly to get back to adventure. Continue reading “5 Meals That Don’t Require Refrigeration or Cooking”

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Specialized Epic Expert vs. Epic Pro

Its that time of year again. Specialized has released their 2018 models and now we are all searching for a new favorite bike. Most of the buzz is around the Specialized Epic Expert vs. Epic Pro. It is a tough decision between the two. There is only one question that really matters and that is “what the heck am I getting for that $1300.00 price increase?”

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7 Step Bike Check

This is a “post-ride” inspection. Looking over the bike after a ride gives time to order parts and make repairs before the next ride. The trailhead is not the place to discover mechanical issues. By the time the bike situation get sorted out, your friends have already shredded all the singletrack and are out having beers. 

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