With events being cancelled left and right, my dad and I decided we needed to have some big ride or goal to motivate us to stay in shape. After various big rides were thrown around, Kokopelli Trail came up. A 139mi route running from Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah, the route is a combination of singletrack, jeep roads, gravel roads, and pavement, and all in the dry desert of … [Read more...] about Kokopelli Trail Ride Report
Held at the end of July every year, the Laramie Range Epic is an old event, and is definitely my favorite of the year. Hosted in the national forest near Laramie Wyoming, the event is a little small, with around 200-300 riders showing up. The atmosphere is great though, the race is well put on (it’s the best marked course I’ve raced), and the food is excellent. There are two … [Read more...] about Laramie Range Epic 2021 Recap
FTP, otherwise known as Functional Threshold Power, is a common term thrown about, most often by more serious road cyclist or XC mountain bikes. However, the average trail rider, or recreational road rider may not have any idea what their friends are talking about after a long block of training. First off, some definitions: FTP: Roughly the amount of power a person … [Read more...] about What is FTP and How is It Useful?
Five Ten is a staple in the mountain bike world, offering shoes in both clipless and flat options. The brand's Freerider shoe is definitely the gold standard for flat pedal shoes, and it’d take a mighty good shoe to beat it. The brand is owned by Adidas, and is also known for its climbing shoes. The Freerider is Five Ten’s base flat pedal shoe, using their Stealth Rubber … [Read more...] about Five Ten Freerider: Long Term Test | What’s the Take on the Big Guys?