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The Importance of Psychological Skills in Downhill Racing

Feb 18, 2012

Sports create a domain where humans can gather to collectively participate in “tests” of skill which will rank them relative to one another. On any given Sunday you will find downhill riders around the world racing against the clock to crown a champion of the mountain. These athletes train for months to prepare their minds and bodies for the ultimate

Winter Riding by Judy-Lynn McGrath

Feb 17, 2012
veggie cyclist

When most people are asked to name a winter sport or activity, mountain biking is not a typical response. In fact, many cyclists hang up their helmets during the winter months or when the temperatures dip. I would have thought to do the same thing, had I not known that there are ways and conditions to ride all winter. I

Joyride 150 Women’s Weekend 2012

Feb 10, 2012

On February 4th and 5th, Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park in Markham, Ontario was host to the second annual Joyride Women’s Weekend, a weekend where ladies of all ages and skill levels got a chance to work on their skills–or try new ones–with the guidance of highly skilled, trained coaches. Ladies from all around Southern Ontario, from as far as

Pushing Progression – Brayden Barrett-Hay Interview

Jan 30, 2012

Since opening, Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park has had a massive impact on the cycling community. The owners, Scott Bentley and Mark Summers, managed to fit almost every type of two-wheeled adventure into one 90 000 square-foot building in the heart of Markham, Ontario. With this kind of facility located in the middle of the GTA, it has accelerated the

Feeling Stronger with the Ultimate MTB Workout Program

Jan 09, 2012

The program is having an impact on the World Cup and makes me hopeful for the 2012 season It’s winter here in Canada and the end of the downhill mountain biking race season. Around this time, I look back and reflect on what has been, sometimes honestly, sometimes with rose-colored glasses. As it is every time, I’m faced with the

Racing Levels

Jan 09, 2012
Rob Fraser

For every rider, there is a race. No matter what you’re level, there will be a venue for you to compete, learn, and excel. Racing is a great way to meet new interesting people, travel the province, country or even the world, and grow as a person. 7 years ago I was introduced to racing, and it was the best

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