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Learning 360’s

Learning 360’s on my Dirt Jumper I guess the irony here lies in the fact that where I am currently at in my journey on bikes. Is exactly the same place as someone that is 20 years younger than me.. nonetheless a 14 year old local rider and I built a jump to learn a […]

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Greg Cox Bike Park

Greg Cox Bike Park The newest bike friendly facility in San Diego. The Greg Cox Bike Park has: Above ground pump track 3 wooden jump lines Small bike pump track and several other skills oriented features Compared to the all dirt Sweetwater Bike Park. The Greg Cox Bike Park is smaller but still just as […]

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Sprockids San Diego

What is Sprockids San Diego? Sprockids is a non profit organization helping the youth engage in mountain biking. Focusing on: Strategies Life skills Community Stewardship All taught by a group of true mountain bike and outdoor enthusiasts. Sporkids at the Vailocity Bike park I was introduced to Sprockids San Diego by board member Scott Isgitt. […]

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Mountain bike training recovery tips

Mountain bike training recovery tips What does recovery mean? Training, racing or anything that places a mental and physical demand on your body will require some type of recovery. This type of stimulus is generally categorized as stress. Applying stress to the body during training is necessary for performance gains. Performance is gained by adapting […]

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Susanville Bike Park

Susanville Bike Park Video Location Check out my rides on Strava Bike Trails Overview The bike park has trails of varying skill levels. The trail in the video above has numerous small jumps, berms and wooden features. The are plenty of trails that are just meandering single track as well. I’m not sure of the […]

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Palomar Divide Gravel Ride

Palomar Divide Gravel Ride 85 miles 10,000 ft of climbing That is what I call a ride! One might ask; “Rob? why didn’t you ride with them?” simple answer.. Kathy is a savage and I am just a savage in training. Palomar Divide trail This is a moderately trafficked fire road. Starting on the north […]

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Palomar Mountain Century Ride

Riding from Carlsbad to Palomar Mountain. 100.1 miles 9,700 ft of climbing 7:45 moving time. Cycling Palomar Mountain Chad and Clint are both mountain bikers. While they had road bikes. Chad had only had his for a few months and Clint’s was more of a commuter bike. At the time I didn’t even have a […]

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Enduro Mountain Bike training rides

Energy systems and training rides. So to expand on my first blog “Enduro MTB structured training” I wanted to talk more about the 3 basic types of training rides. Aerobic Anaerobic Vo2max Applying these 3 focuses to “training rides” ensures that you are developing the different energy systems of the body. That improves your body’s […]

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Enduro MTB structured training.

Why would you need to structure your rides? This would be for the individual that is looking to improve not only physical fitness but also technical riding ability. Setting up as few as 3 structured rides a week can ensure a continual adaptation to training stimulus (progress). You are also less likely to over train […]