Brown’s Ranch - McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

If you ever wanted to get someone excited about mountain biking this is the place to do it. Located on the outskirts of Scottsdale AZ, this trail network is part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. These multi-use trails cater to riders of all skills levels making it fun for families and intermediate riders. But there … Continue reading Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

10 essential items every mountain biker should carry and 8 non-essential favorites

10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Here are 10 essential items every mountain biker should carry on a ride. I also included 8 non-essential favorites for longer rides. Now to be fair, the complete list of things that I carry varies on where I’m riding, and how long I will be out for. But the 10 products listed below are always … Continue reading 10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Riding with a separated shoulder. Injury timeline, recovery and training process

Riding with a separated shoulder.  Injury timeline, recovery, and training process

I separated my shoulder a month ago and I wanted to document my recovery process, and go over how I was able to get back on my bike and continue training. If you follow me on Strava you know I had a pretty bad crash at Mt Penn a month ago resulting in a grade … Continue reading Riding with a separated shoulder.  Injury timeline, recovery, and training process

Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car

Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car “A camera slider without the rails”

The Telesin Motorized Dolly Car is a camera slider without the rails. It’s built really well and I’ve enjoyed using it to get those B-roll shots to enhance my product review videos. https://youtu.be/MNSaRFFpIyQ Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car (Affiliate Link)https://amzn.to/3D89of0 The versatility of the swing arms and compact design make it better than a slider … Continue reading Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car “A camera slider without the rails”

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

If you are looking for an affordable carbon mountain bike rim that is durable and lightweight, check out Nextie’s lineup of premium rims. https://youtu.be/tBl3EXhbsmA To put these carbon rims to the ultimate test I installed them on my hardtail singlespeed. Not only are hardtails rougher on parts, but singlespeeding involves a lot of serious torque, … Continue reading Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

Mountain Biking Holbert Trail on South Mountain, Phoenix AZ

Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

For our last ride in Arizona we headed back to South Mountain to tackle the infamous Holbert trail and the more well-known Corona De Loma trail. As luck would have it, Jeff Lenosky the “Trail Boss” was shooting his own video that day and we spent the morning leap frogging each other down the mountain. … Continue reading Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

50 Year Trail, Tucson Arizona

“Best slabs in Arizona” MTB 50 Year Trail – Just Ride Ep. 18

If you love slabs the 50 Year Trail in Tucson AZ has got you covered.  Riders of every skill level will have something to challenge themselves with. This amazing trail system is located in Catalina State Park just outside of Tucson and is a "must ride" if you are in the area.  https://youtu.be/CAymc1v5xiw In addition … Continue reading “Best slabs in Arizona” MTB 50 Year Trail – Just Ride Ep. 18

Sunset Ridge, Hawes, Mesa AZ

Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat!  MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17

Sunset Ridge is located at Hawes in Mesa AZ, and is one of the best MTB tech trails in the area! This expert level trail is tucked high and away making you earn every foot. If you are unsure of your mountain biking skill level there are two squire catchers at the start that should … Continue reading Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat!  MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17

Trail Running Tips

4 Tips to help you get better at trail running

If you struggle on trail in technical sections here are 4 tips to help you advance your trail running skills. https://youtu.be/hoCYdL9j8XY Last year I did a video on “3 Steps to improve your technical trail running” (see below). In this video I tried to take it one step further by taking a deeper look at … Continue reading 4 Tips to help you get better at trail running

The science of rest and recovery in sports “Train smarter, so you can train harder “

Cycling and running without proper recovery could lead to dead legs, mental fatigue and other overtraining symptoms. If you train hard then you probably already know the importance of rest days.  https://youtu.be/Z5bjh3tXnHQ Professional athletes will include light days, or a day off, right into their training schedule.  And after a hard race or tough training block … Continue reading The science of rest and recovery in sports “Train smarter, so you can train harder “