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Michelle and I hit the trail on Saturday to take our newly acquired mountain bikes for their maiden voyage on the Grand Ridge trail near Issaquah, Washington.  We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the trail, and elated with our bikes.   The only trouble we got into was with me going a bit too fast on some of the descents and learning...
Phase I of Operation Get Back Into Mountain Biking is complete.  This week, we bought Michelle a used Cannondale Prophet.  Comparing this thing to my Zip is a study in how dramatically times have changed.  Looking at the bikes side-by-side, it seems the only similarity is the fact that they both use wheels,  are powered by pedals, and the rider...

Project Zero

by frank / Jul 30 2009 / 20 posts

When I was growing up, my family and I did a lot of mountain biking.  It was really just a matter of training; we were nordic ski racers and the heart-rate patterns in both sports seemed to be more similar than between road biking and skiing and the intense efforts to ride up steep, technical hills was better interval training than anything you c...