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Jun 22 2015 - 3:08pm | by skyewalker

So it’s been 4.5 months since surgery, and my left knee is at 82% strength compared to my right leg.

I’m stoked as I’m getting more mobile and active. Doing tons of PT in the gym, jogging up to a mile and half now and getting so much more flexibility out of my knee than even just 2 weeks ago. I’ve stuck to the program my physical therapist gave me and I’ve been diligent. My parents were here for a couple months and my dad was going to the gym with me and it was great to have him cheering me on when I still had a leg brace on.

I rode my bike on the road for the first time...

The end is near...
The end is near...
The end is near...
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Biking
May 28 2015 - 10:25am | by stansnotubeswom...

Happy (sloppy) spring to all of our wonderful sponsors! Here in Utah, we are ready for some sunshine… though the trails are probably thankful for the moisture.The NoTubes Elite Women have been busy since Sea Otter. Rose, Nina, Mical, Emily and Jenny all traveled straight from Sea Otter to race the Whiskey 50 . Rose had a banner day, finishing in third.

“[The Whiskey 50] gave me a taste of what I have been working for with my best finish to date in 3rd .” -Rose Grant

Mical also had a great finish in seventh. Jenny had an especially rough weekend, succumbing to food poisoning...

Here the ladies tear it up in the Fat Tire Crit. Photo credit: Dave McElwaine
Rose Grant Photo credit: Janet Grant
Here Jenny attacks the Growler course at Hartman Rocks. Photo credit: Dave Kozlo
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Events
May 19 2015 - 10:19am | by wendyengelberg

The event planning for me started Monday. The weather forecast was looking very bleak with snow predicted up to 5 inches and roads requiring chains and snow tires. As of about Thursday, after the Amgen tour was cancelled for Friday in Big Bear due to bad weather, I had lost hope and was leaning towards a plan B of riding local with friends. Then the sun came out Friday and seemed to melt everything away. I kept checking road conditions and the weather. Road conditions were good, no snow, but the chill factor was off the charts at mid 30's for Saturday and 50"s for Sunday.

Now my...

My 1st Enduro!
My 1st Enduro!
My 1st Enduro!
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Events
May 15 2015 - 10:57am | by stansnotubeswom...

ZOIC is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Stan's NoTubes Women's Elite Team for 2015, within that team is our beloved Brand Ambassador Sue Haywood! Below is a recap of the kick off to the event season, THE SEA OTTER CLASSIC! Here are some quotes and pics from our amazing ladies team...

Sarah Kaufmann: Whew...Sea Otter weekend! What a wild and fun event. We were thrilled to have all eight of our Stan’s NoTubes Women’s Elite Team members in the same place for this bikecentric weekend! Actually this is the first time we have managed that in the five years of the team’s...

Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
Sea Otter Recap
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Events
Apr 30 2015 - 12:01pm | by steveboyd

I love the springtime. About the 1st of April every year the mornings begin to warm up enough where I don’t need a jacket or long sleeve jersey for the morning ride. I like this because mornings (early) are my favorite time to ride, and I do not like being cold. Heat I can take, but numb fingers and toes are at the bottom of my list.

Last year, April 2014, was my 1st go at the Whiskey 50 race in Prescott, AZ. What could be more fun? Mountain biking awesome trails, great food, beer gardens, 2000+ friendly MTBers, and perfect weather….uh, unless the weather doesn’t cooperate....

Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
Whiskey or Bust!
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Events
Apr 29 2015 - 3:18pm | by kenavery

Living in New England is fun. The seasons change, the trails are technical, and dirt is grippy (even if the roots aren’t). Every spring the snow melts, and the local MTB crew starts to buzz about which trails are open, and where the next ride is meeting. Right about that time, the industry migrates to Monterey, CA, for the annual kick-off weekend, known as the Sea Otter Classic.

I look forward to attending this event every year, as it supercharges the spring energy that was buzzing back east. All the new gear, the new teams, the pro races, and media coverage, has made this event...

The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
The Kick Off Event of the Year!
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Events
Apr 10 2015 - 11:03am | by andrewfiore

(MY) ORIGINS

Holy smokes, ever since I was 9 years old and reading comic books by the stack I have wanted to tell my own origin story. Now I have the opportunity. Regrettably, my story doesn’t include an adamantium skeleton, a fortress of solitude or a bite from a spider that led to amazing super powers, but this is my origin story and I’m sticking by it. Hopefully I am able to tell it in a way that connects with the reader and sparks a fire, perhaps even inspires. You know, like a super-hero. I’m not holding my breath, but we’ll see what happens.

Like most people, I’ve...

Whistler, B.C.
Moab, UT
Portland, OR
Chico, CA
Elijay, GA
Prescott, AZ
Moab, UT
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Biking
Mar 30 2015 - 12:21pm | by elisabethjohnson

I come from a competitive roadie background. Give me a crit and I’m in hog heaven. Last month marked my first year riding a mountain bike. It has been a blast! One of the best things that has come out of mountain biking is all of the awesome people I have met and friends I have made.

About 7 months ago I moved to a new state and started a new job. I knew four people when I moved to Reno and knew no one at my new job. I have always been someone who is a little shy around new people and slow to make friends. I quickly became the “biker chick” in the office due to the fact...

Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
Chicks riding bikes with chicks...
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Biking
Mar 23 2015 - 12:29pm | by craigpayne

Recently I adventured into the South with three goals in mind… the wedding of my amazing daughter in Savannah, the surf at Tybee Island, and to taste the endless single track of the Pisgah & DuPont in North Carolina.

Leaving on a cold Texas morning the snow began to fall. Experiencing a few unforeseen challenges on the way I finally reached my first destination of Savannah. Georgia’s oldest city rich in history, fantastic cuisine, music and arts. It also happens to be the place where my beautiful daughter and awesome son in law decided to start their story. The wedding was...

Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
Into the South...
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Biking
Mar 16 2015 - 1:04pm | by dylanrenn

When I was 12 years old I got my first bicycle at The Cove bike shop in Sausalito. I rode it everywhere and off everything and in the end I destroyed that bike. The next 25 years I rode and broke a lot more bikes from 22 pound X-C bikes to 50 pound DH bikes and everything in between.

My name is Dylan Renn and I’m addicted to mountain bikes.

My early years as a racer was in Cross country category for the most part with hill climbs mixed in. As soon as gravity racing started I jumped on board and raced until 2005. After that I still raced on and off but mostly the past 6...

What I do...
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