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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders

By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD — An estimated 30% to 60% of female athletes struggle with food, as do 10% to 33% of...

Hydration for Mountain Biking

By Erica Tingey — Proper hydration while mountain biking is critical for nutrient and oxygen delivery, organ and tissue function, temperature regulation, joint lubrication,...

Overcoming the Mid-Season Slump

By Sarah Kaufmann — As we approach fall, a common theme for many athletes over the summer is managing a mid-season slump. Most riders...

Fat Adaptation Strategies For Endurance Athletes Part II

By Heather Casey — In Part I of this article (Cycling West, Early Summer 2023 issue), I discussed the potential benefits and drawbacks of...

The Athlete’s Kitchen: ADHD & (Adult) Athletes-Can Diet Help With Management?

By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD — As a sports nutritionist, I commonly counsel athletes who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—generally referred to as...

The Point of All Return

It is the poetic spirit (fūrabo), the spirit that leads one to follow nature and become a friend with things of the seasons. —...

Touring South Dakota’s Black Hills via the Mickelson Trail

By Lou Melini — It was November of 2022 that Julie told me her sister was planning a family reunion at Mt. Rushmore in...

Why I Tour

By Nancy Ziegler — What Is it like for me to bicycle tour? I become totally immersed in the journey. Every part of my...

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Refresh Your Brakes

By Tom Jow — Last month during my trip to Oakridge, Oregon I noticed my brake performance beginning to deteriorate. Specifically, my rear brake...

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DNA Pro Cycling Reveals 2024 UCI Roster

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 26, 2023) — DNA Pro Cycling is delighted to unveil its 15-member team for the 2024 season. The team...

Adventure Cycling in the Wild West

It’s 120 degrees in the shade as Clarence Darling, 19 and Claude Murphey, 20, cyclists from Jackson, Michigan rest at a Colorado telegraph station in the Green Desert near the Utah border. At only 2 months into a fifteen month, 13,500 mile bike tour and with only 2 cents left in their pockets they are not feeling optimistic. The year is 1904.

Biking the Great Divide (A Woman’s Point of View)

The “basic off-pavement riding skills” and the sheer magnitude of all that climbing had me quaking in my cleats. I never considered actually riding the Divide because I thought it was way beyond my capabilities; but, I was more than willing to watch a film about it. Vince and I saw an awesome documentary called “Ride the Divide” and that changed my mind. The Divide didn’t look so bad. I was just thinking out loud when I told Vince that, “I think I can do that.” That’s all it took for him to start making plans. And once you tell all your friends, you’re committed!
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