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

CKO is Canoe/Kayak Racing WITH Orienteering

It has been suggested that canoe/kayak orienteering (CKO) is the same as Foot Orienteering with the exception of an added boat for travel. But you need to think of CK Orienteering as more like a BOAT race, that just so happens to have Orienteering in it. Nuance matters when attracting paddlers It is a subtle...

/ January 14, 2012