All posts by: tderuise

It’s tough to put experiences like racing mountain bikes up Mt Kilimanjaro and alongside herds of giraffe and zebras into words. But for the sake of sharing the magic of K2N with you all, I’m going to try. The Race:...
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My love and appreciation for cycling has been evolving a bit in my old age (ya boy is passed mid twenties now). There was a time when bike races were the only thing in the world that mattered to me....
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Found myself in some lukewarm water last month when I shared a tiny sample of my disdain for “organized dieting”, AKA fad diets. While I would love (and plan) to jump right into a discussion on some of the other...
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There are two types of people in this world: 1) cyclists and 2) the friends and loved ones of cyclists. If you read the title of this blog and were offended I’d stoop to such a click-bait, commercialized blog topic,...
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Nutrition is a lot like politics… If you find yourself going too extreme in any direction, you’re probably going to make Thanksgiving weird. A few years back I went vegan for 365 days while racing full time and I learned...
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Buying a new mountain bike these days can be intimidating. There are so many options, variations, and “innovations”; but what’s really going to affect the way your new bike rides? Whether you’re new to mountain biking or a seasoned rider,...
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Altitude has long been viewed as the holy grail for endurance training. The lower levels of oxygen high in the mountains produce a state of hypoxia in the body that triggers the production of red blood cells. More RBC’s equal...
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Cross country mountain bike racing has the longest list of variables riders must face out of any genre of racing. This is because not only are you going down the hills, you are also going up them. Efficiency on the climb...
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MX is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. Within the last ten years we’ve really started to see what a huge role fitness plays in a riders’ success on a supercross or motocross track. The major...
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Droppers are no longer just for enduro racers. Today, dropper posts can be found on everything from fat bikes to road bikes, used by riders of all different skill levels. Dropper posts eliminate the need to choose between efficiency and handling confidence by allowing you to have...
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