How tos and Guides

Benefits of hiring a coach.

I never even thought about having a coach.  I thought that if I just ride my bike more I would just get faster. I do believe that having a solid base does increase your speed but just like anything you will plateau. After ending last years season with my first 100 mile mountain bike race […]

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City Life: Colorado Springs

The City Life blogs will be all about what we found in each city. We try to find places that accommodate our family. Most will be dog friendly and have a locals vibe. We are not into commercial places and love a good beer. First up COLORADO SPRINGS

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How to Shower While Camping and Find Water.

Chris and I went to Leadville, CO in 2016 for our first truck camping adventure out West. We spent a week out of our truck and learned quickly that it is difficult to find places to shower. The campgrounds out West don’t have bathhouses and lake water is really cold. So we learned the hard […]

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Traveling with Dogs

I have been asked a lot recently on how we go on trips with our pups.  I love dogs so I am very excited to help others experience the joys of traveling with their pets. We have 2 dogs. Pre is a 3 year old Standard Poodle and Clyde is a 4 year old Blue Healer […]

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Colorado Summer Adventure: towns, trails, and logistics

We recently returned from Colorado where we camped, hiked, biked, and explored for two weeks. We are known for squeezing in as much adventure as possible for as cheap as possible. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing articles detailing our recent adventures. Each article is aimed at helping you to experience the […]

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Free Camping through Colorado

For 12 days Chris and I slept in our truck and camped for free while exploring Colorado. I am not going to say every spot was amazing or ideal but when you try your best to save money on lodging you become willing to make it work. Free Camping in Kansas Our first spot was […]

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3 fears of mountain biking and how to overcome them

As someone just starting out, crashing seems scary. No one wants to get injured, sadly we have day jobs. I know I am always thinking about my hands as a dental hygienist. Some days I cannot overcome this fear and have to realize it or I start making silly mistakes and

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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.” […]

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4 reasons to get on the trainer

I am often asked how I can sit on the trainer for 2-5 hours at a time. Here is what motivates me to just jump on and train. 4 reasons to get on the trainer is an article that I hope can help you find motivation to train indoors.

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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 […]

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