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Category Archives: Training

How Do I Train For The Port to Port?

How Do You Train For 4 Days Of MTB Racing? Action Plans & Analysis We've had a few people ask us, just this week alone, how they should get serious about training for the upcoming Port to Port, 4 day, 4 stage race in May 2019. Wow... how long is that piece of string? So…
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Setting MTB Goals

Setting MTB Goals It's all too hard How often do you find yourself saying things like “I wish I was lighter”, “I wish I was faster”, “I wish I could climb stronger”, “I wish I was fit enough to enjoy a big race” etc etc. Most of us find ourselves not saying these types of…
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Saddle Soreness – Avoiding It Down Under

Saddle Soreness - Avoiding It Down Under The human anatomy is rather varied. It’s probably true that, to a kangaroo, we all look the same. However, where skin and bone meet the bike seat, that just isn’t true. Whether you possess “chick bits” or the old “sausage and eggs”… chances are, you differ even from…
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Going Tubeless

Going Tubeless The pro and cons and how to actually go tubeless Most of you will have heard about running tubeless tyres on your mountain bike. Many of you will have a good idea about to actually make the switch to a tubeless tyre set up. However, many of you will not be sure how…
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Wear Glasses

To Wear Or Not To Wear Glasses "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades" With decades of riding behind us, we've seen and heard a lot of "Wow, what a freak thing to happen", happen. From a tiny twig jamming a chain just right so it rips a rear derailleur clean off the bike,…
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Fuels & Burning Fat

Our previous article dealt with body weight and how it affects our riding. We delved into being overweight versus slim, and various aspects of that for the mtb rider. This article will be symbiotic to that article as we look a little into not just fats, but also sugars, carbohydrates and some nutrition as we…
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Newbies Guide To Social Rides

As a newbie to the world of mountain biking, the prospect of going along for a ride with people you don’t know is a daunting thought. Exciting on one hand, yet frightening on the other. Many questions pass through your mind, so we’ll explore a few and give some tips to help you gain some…
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Newbies Guide To Buying A New MTB

For someone new to the world of mountain biking, choosing a new mountain bike can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t really know what you are looking at or for. How much should I spend? What brands are best? What type of MTB do I need? Just some of questions that will run…
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Accredited Coaching

Just wondering, if you need someone to teach you to drive, you'd want them to be well qualified right? If they were teaching you to skydive good qualifications might be preferred in your instructor we'd imagine, yeah? And you wouldn't want to see "Self taught" or "Sponsored by Weetbix" in those qualifications either it's possibly…
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The MTB Rider and Fatigue – Pt 2 Managing Fatigue

In our previous article we talked about what your riding fatigue actually was and a little about how it occurs within your body. Now we look at what we can do to lessen the fatigue. Increasing Your Lactate Threshold and Fatigue Resistance Your lactate threshold is a term used to describe the maximum steady effort…
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