Insights from Aaron Gwin on Line Choice

Aaron Gwin proved he was human in a couple of ways at Fort William. The most obvious example was when he came off during his race run. Another example came in Episode 2 of Tales of the Mob. Aaron’s renowned for his physical strength, which provides the foundation for his attacking, aggressive, all out style….

Rainraw & 3 Iconic Rain Soaked Race Runs

A few weeks ago Bluegrass Eagle released an interesting little video called Rainraw which features┬áSam Blenkinsop talking about why he likes and dislikes riding in the rain. Many riders hate wet and muddy conditions but some riders thrive in them. The level of technique and bike control needed to compete in these conditions is high….

Aaron Gwin on how Caring Wins Races

Lululemon have released a third video in their Stepping Beyond series and this one focuses on Aaron Gwin. Aaron’s message in the video is a powerful one and provides another example of why he’s at the top of his game. In it he talks about how much his team support him and how he supports…

Aaron Gwin Talks Racing

An interesting interview was released yesterday by Bell Helmets in which Aaron Gwin talks about world cup racing. The interesting bits for me in this interview turn up in the first 55 seconds: What do you do to psych yourself up before a race? What are some of your 2018 racing goals? As you’d expect,…

What Max Verstappen (and his dad) can teach us about mountain biking

It was the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend and during the race the commentator gave us a massive insight into what makes the difference between the best and the rest. While talking about Max Verstappen’s achievement of moving from 16th place at the start of the race to finishing 3rd, the commentator began talking about…

Insights for Mountain Bikers from Sir Isaac Newton

Last Sunday (20th March) marked the anniversary of Sir Isaac Newton’s death and, while he died over 250 years before mountain biking was invented, his legacy is of use to us all. Newton is famous for discovering gravity and, as a blogger who’s interested in gravity-assisted mountain biking, his work has got to be worth…

The Power of Technique

The third round of the UCI World Cup Downhill MTB Championship ran this weekend in Leogang, Austira and saw Aaron Gwin cement himself as a true phenomenon of the scene. ┬áLast to take on the course, Gwin exited the start gate and snapped his chain with his first pedal stroke yet went on to claim…