All posts by: tderuise

I know y’all love it when I poke fun at fad diets. And a diet that requires you to test your own blood multiple times a day and has seemingly normal people chowing down on cans of sardines feels like...
Continue Reading →
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:...
Continue Reading →
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....
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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,...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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,...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
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...
Continue Reading →
Love a good adventure?
Let's be friends.