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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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Earn $1,000 For Your Local IMBA Chapter!

At Chasing Epic, we pride ourselves on supporting the organizations that are making a difference in the mountain biking community; one of the main reasons Chasing Epic was started was to provide a way to be involved in trail advocacy and helping local communities increase...

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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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Fruita: 40+ Miles in 24 Hours

I recently managed to carve out a couple of days to "get away" with a friend to ride Fruita over a couple of days.  Knowing that time was short and the weather was perfect, we wanted to get as much riding in as possible over...

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Three Spring Destinations: Which One is For You?

Here in Boulder, Spring has definitely sprung.  Sure, we're bound to get another dose of winter weather at some point over the next few months, but for now everyone and their brother are out on their mountain bikes enjoying the 70 degree weather...

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Will Canon City be the Next Fruita?

Canon City, Colorado is a blip on most folks' radar, as the town isn't known for much of anything other than having the Royal Gorge bridge and train (and white water rafting, FWIW) just to the west of town. However, the town is trying to...

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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...

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Featured Trail: Zippity-Do-Da in Fruita, CO

Yes, the trail is as much fun as the name.   The 18 Road trails in Fruita (aka the North Fruita Desert trails) are nearly world famous for their layout and fun-factor, and Zippity Do Da is the masterpiece "must ride" trail of the entire...

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Announcing our 2016 Demo Fleet: Ibis and Niner!

After much deliberation and careful consideration of several factors, we're excited to announce the fleet of demo bikes our customers will have access to on all of our 2016 trips.  If you haven't checked out our "What's Included" page yet, Chasing Epic includes amazing high-end demo...

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Training: The Basics of Ride Nutrition

Author: Nick Swanson: Owner and Coach for Through the Wall Training, LLC Recovery and nutrition are often overlooked parts of the overall training regimen.  The foods you eat, the quantities, and the timing, all contribute either positively or negatively to how well your body recovers from...