Anatomy of an adventure race

Last week saw the return of EX2 Adventures VentureQuest 9-Hour Adventure Race at Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA on September 29th, 2013. As far as adventure races go, this is one of the more enjoyable courses considering the mix of orienteering, intense mountain bike trails, and fantastic canoeing along the calm Occoquan River. Reckoneer’s...

/ October 4, 2013
EX2 Adventures Race Brief

How to think like a Race Director

Jim Harman, owner and operator of EX2 Adventures, is one of the top off-road sport production managers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Producing an average of 21 events a year with a draw of over 5,000 competitors a season, his company has established itself as the industry leader in the Washington DC area since its founding...

/ August 2, 2013
Adrian Jackson (AUS)

How the Jackson Method can improve American MTBO athletes

Analysis of the World Cup MTBO statistics over the past few years reveals that there is a good chance of the same athletes will place almost identical to their World Cup standings during the World MTBO Championships. The past and present performance of recent MTBO athletes provides an excellent leading indicator when predicting who will...

/ July 20, 2013
Enduro combines XC with Downhill

Transition to Gravity MTB Begins with Enduro

Gravity mountain biking has been an interest of mine for some time. But not many cross-country mountain bike riders understand what is involved in Gravity competitions. The skills are different, the gear is different, and even the bikes can be different. The transition from Cross-Country (XC) to Downhill (DH) involves more than just being crazy...

/ June 13, 2013
Short Track XC

Spectator Friendly MTB Racing Includes a Short Track

Friends and family of mountain bike racers will attest to the boredom that comes right after the start of a cross-country (XC) mountain bike race. Once the mass-start roars by and all the riders disappear into the tree line, the only thing left to do is sit and wait — sometimes over an hour —...

/ May 3, 2013

US Biathlon Needs US Snipers

Snipers are highly trained marksman who maintains close visual contact with the enemy and engages targets from concealed positions without being detected. Originating from the verb to snipe, the word was used to describe a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive snipe by soldiers in British India in the 1770’s. The term sniper was...

/ July 12, 2012