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Entries in Mountain Biking (10)


Balancing Entrepreneurship and Endurance: Julie Urlaub of Taiga Company

Julie Urlaub is the founder and managing partner of Taiga Company, a Golden, Colorado-based social media consulting company for sustainable businesses. She’s also an accomplished ultra endurance mountain biker, whose favorite event is the 24-hour solo. Here’s how this entrepreneur manages running a business with training and racing in some of the toughest endurance events in the country.

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Road Training for Mountain Bike Athletes

For a competitive mountain bike athlete looking to improve, training with a road bike may not seem like a likely place to start. However, utilizing a road bike for a portion of training can not only lead to greater gains in mountain bike specific strength and endurance, it will provide variety and recovery from the trail.

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Should I Buy a Power Meter for my Mountain Bike?

As the effectiveness of power meters became more widely accepted on the road, it was only a matter of time before mountain bikers started to consider using them as well. Trail riders tend to be more about “the ride” than the data. And while that’s fair, riders may never talk about watts over the flow of a perfect run, collecting data can make you a faster, more complete rider. So, should you buy a power meter for your mountain bike?

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How to Start Mountain Bike Training with Power

You finally saved enough money to buy a power meter. You’ve been hearing how using one can make you a better off-road rider and perhaps even get you to the podium. Here's how to make the most of this new tool of yours.

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How to Nail a 24-hour MTB Race

A 24 hour mountain bike race promises to test the limits of even the most experienced riders - whether you’re riding solo or as a team. A couple of weeks ago, TrainingPeaks sponsored the Boulder-based Trek Colorado Race Team as they took on the 14th annual 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race.

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