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How to ride 24
Twenty-four hour racing is largely determined by one’s equipment and physical readiness, but it also warrants a premeditated psychological strategy to endure the unknown places the wee hours will take a rider.
Copper Harbor Trails win more deserving recognition
Recognition comes in many forms and many forms of recognition continue to come in for the well deserving Copper Harbor Trails in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Epic singletrack dreaming
Getting an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Ride Center in Wausau, Wisconsin, would be a big deal, a coup for the local mountain bike club and the surrounding community.
Hurts so good
Experience proves that a WEMS race is a long day with plenty of time for dramatic reversals as the hours take their toll. After 40 of those monsters now, I’m still learning lessons.
Hiking group fights bikes on national trails
Mountain bikes should remain prohibited
on National Scenic Trails, such as
the Ice Age and North Country trails in
the Midwest, according to Gregory A.
Miller, president of the American Hiking
Society (AHS) in an fundraising
email sent to members of his organization.
A Tale of Two Races
Charles Dickens’ novel
A Tale of Two Cities
juxtaposes life in Paris and London during the onset of the French Revolution.
In contrast, two small northwestern Wisconsin hamlets, Hayward and Cable, serve as anchors to two of my favorite and humbling events, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival and the American Birkebeiner.
Meeting a need for singletrack in metro Milwaukee
As any avid Milwaukee-area mountain biker knows, finding enjoyable singletrack through hilly wooded terrain requires a drive of a 30- to 60-minute drive, depending on the direction you travel.
Student mountain biking in Wis. gets a boost
WIN Cycling, a new effort to establish mountain biking clubs in Wisconsin schools, is backed by the Wisconsin Off Road Series, the country's largest statewide mountain biking race series.
Beware the lever
Just the other day, I was organizing my ideas for an article on skiing, roller skiing and mountain biking safety when suddenly I had an epiphany. It occurred to me that one of these disciplines was by far more dangerous than the others, and that sport was mountain biking.
Fat bikes have arrived
Are fat bikes really a threat to cross-country ski trails?
Greg Smith, co-owner of the website Fat-bike.com,
would like to see the conversation opened between skiers, snowshoers, fat bikers and any other winter users of public ground.
The difference a fat bike can make
Looking back at my 2012 training log, I see I biked more miles in November and December than I did in July. Serious cyclists, I realize, wouldn't be impressed by my pedaling less than 200 miles in each of those months. But it wasn't until July that my monthly biking miles outnumbered my running miles. Funny what a difference a serious running injury - and a new bike - makes.
Don't have a fat bike? You can still race a fat bike
With the increasing popularity of fat bikes - usually hard-tail mountain bikes with heavier steel frames but always with low-pressure balloon tires at least 3.5 inches wide - comes a plethora of fat bike-specific races, even race series.
Midwest mountain bikers unite!
Up from the Chicago area for the weekend, Cody Kunz took time away from visiting his Madison-area friends to check out the Middleton Bike Park. The 22-year-old rolled around the upper level pump track before braving a series of three six-foot high tabletop dirt jumps.
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