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Going Up? Four Kinds of Climbing

There are lots of ways to skin a cat, and four ways to get up a climb. Here they are: use often, and in any combination you need.  1. Seated Climb The first type of climb is the seated climb. It’s used for fire roads

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Give Your Bike A Break

By: Richard La China | USAC Certified Cycling Coach I can’t believe Fall is already here again. The days are getting shorter, the shelves at Trader Joe’s are lined with pumpkin spiced everything, and football is on tv almost every night.  It’s tempting to let

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Home On The Front Range

A Learning Experience In Colorado By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor Recently, after a decade and a half of sun baked fire road climbs in Southern California, I decided it would be a good idea to lead a more oxygen inhibited lifestyle and move to Colorado.

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Ninjas Love RedMonkey Grips

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance Instructors and Team Ninja Racers Riding RedMonkey in 2017 For the 2017 season, Ninja Mountain Bike Performance instructors and Team Ninja Elite racers are pleased and proud to be riding RedMonkey Grips. Thanks to generous support from RedMonkey Sports, all Ninja

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How to Ride Over a Log Pile

Let’s talk about that pesky pile of logs in the middle of the trail. How exactly do you ride over this (with the intent of keeping wheels on the ground), and avoid getting bucked or totally loosing your momentum?  The answer – by “soaking up”

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Team Ninja 2016 Year End Party!

It’s Party Time!! Join us for the annual Team Ninja Party! Thursday November 3 :: 6-9pm We’d love for you to come join us at our official Team Ninja End-of-the-2016-Season-and-Beginning-of-the-2017-Season Party. We’ll be reliving the glory days of this past year (like our team race

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Lee’s Cyclery Hosts Ninja Skills Clinics

There is something very special about Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins, Co..  You’ll love their immense selection of drool-worthy bikes, fantastic service, and selection of top quality threads.  But what really sets this place apart is their 50 plus year history of serving the Fort

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All Upgrades Are Virtually Worthless Without This

By: Richard La China | USAC Certified Cycling Coach “Preparation” is a simple concept, yet one that is often forgotten by cyclists—either accidentally or on-purpose—and eschewed for something “easier”: a lighter frame, carbon wheels, a new supplement, time in a CVAC pod. Certainly, those things

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Why Getting Low Will Make You Faster

By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor One of my favorite components of a good Ready Position is riding with a low, flat torso. We humans (most of us anyway) have a natural tendency to protect ourselves from danger. For Mountain Bikers this often translates to pushing

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Science Shows Hugging Trees Is Good For Health

By: Alanna Ketler Originally Published at CE / December 12, 2014 I’m sure most people have heard of the term “tree-hugger,” often a nickname given to people who care about the environment and the planet. But did you know that hugging trees can actually improve

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How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

We love cycling and we still have days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves out of that chair and saddle up for a ride.  Motivation is the same for all of us: It waxes and wanes like the moon.  You just need a few

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How To Stay On The Pedals When Jumping

One of the frequently asked questions we get about jumping has do do with why riders struggle with keeping their feet in contact with the pedals once airborne.   Below, is a email we received from Rich G., a recent Jumping Mini-clinic participant, and the response from

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