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Photo Essay: Four Days Around St. George, UT

St. George is one of our main spring (and fall) destinations, and it's one of the most popular for a reason:  hundreds of miles of amazing trails sit in a valley that's accessible by car within a 45-minute drive, and it has some of the...

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Guest Blog: Getting the Most Out of Your Trip, Part II

Did you miss the first part of our guest blog article, "Getting the Most Out of Your Trip"?  No problem, check it out HERE.   Packing   I am a "bit" intense when it comes to packing. My wife laughs at me when I am packed one to two...

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What is an Epic Ride?

The term "epic" gets tossed around in mountain bike-speak often; heck, we like the word so much we used it in the name of our company.  Most folks use the term interchangeably with "awesome", to describe anything that was really cool and fun to experience....

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Photo Essay: Four Days in St. George and Hurricane

The St. George area of Utah is one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the western US, and offers a huge array of mountain bike trails.  From classics like Gooseberry Mesa to virtual unknown areas where you won't see another soul for hours, the...

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Guest Blog: Monarch Crest Epic

About the Author: Matt Miller has been riding bikes off and on since he was a teenager- with gaps spent researching motorized hobbies- and concluding that bicycles are still way cooler. He has been experimenting with enduro racing, but his favorite types of rides are those...

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Endurance Training: Hit the Weights!

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Over the past few years, strength training for endurance athletes has come back into focus as a necessary component to a well-rounded training program.  Strength training serves many purposes.  Here are the top three...

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Three Ways to Step Up Your Game

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Have you ever wondered how that riding buddy of yours is always so much stronger than you on climbs, or seems to have an extra gear in his or her legs compared to you? ...

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2016 Destination Comparison

I've received a handful of emails over the last few weeks asking how one of our locations compares to another, or how I would rate a specific destination when it comes to technical and aerobic (read: climbing and distance) level.  A recent email- thanks Dale-...

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The Right Way to Train

Written by: Nick Swanson, Through the Wall Training You've finally signed up for that multi-day mountain bike race or better yet, a Chasing Epic trip, and you are wondering how to prepare so that you can truly maximize your riding experience.  Looking back to my previous...

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Understanding Energy Systems and the Fuel They Use

Author: Nick Swanson, Owner and Coach of Through the Wall Training, LLC In my last article I wrote about the timing of food and how it impacts our recovery and performance.  It is important to understand the energy systems in the body before going into detail...