Learn: Road/Mountain Bike

August 21, 2009

Bust to Move

Bust to Move

With boobs the size of mosquito bites, you’re living proof that great things come in small packages.  Therefore, it would only be appropriate that the packaging be worthy of its contents.

Speed is your Friend

Speed is your Friend

Yes, faster riding can often be safer, smoother, more efficient and more controlled! It doesn't mean that you should "just pin it". But by letting off the brakes and coasting through the rough areas we can let our bike work for us instead of fighting it.

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

You're a real trail blazer.  You've trekked your way through Nepal, safari-ed in Tanzania.  Now where do you go?  Check out the next ten hot spots as predicted by our friends at Off the Radar, the online magazine for independent adventure travelers.

Overcoming Fear on the Trail

Overcoming Fear on the Trail

Mountain biking can be anything from a really fun experience to outright terrifying depending on the rider's skills, experiences and perspective. Here are some ways to overcome fear:

Our Expert

Gene Hamilton

Gene Hamilton - Mountain Biker Extraordinaire

Gene Hamilton lives to ride and rides to live. He has been competing and coaching snowboarding and mountain biking for over 18 years. He started his career as a snowboard coach but in 1999 his passion for mountain biking outgrew his passion for snowboarding so he started BetterRide to provide mountain bikers with fun and effective, structured skills coaching year round. A licensed USA Cycling Expert Coach, Gene works with athletes of all levels including top pro racers, junior experts and hundreds or riders who just want to feel comfortable on the trail. His popular Core Skills clinics focus on teaching the basics on bike handling and mental skills in a safe environment and eliminating those "other skills" taught by well-intentioned friends and boyfriends. A decent rider himself, Gene is no stranger to the podium including a Silver, and two Bronze Medals at the UCI World Masters Championships.

Photo credit:  John Shafer

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