Stories about the Bike

I bike raced for five years in Northern California. Since then I've interviewed cyclists and triathletes worldwide. Here's a selection of a few favorite stories.

How to Stay Fit and Fast As You Age

At the age of 67, former mountain bike world champion Ned Overend is dealing with the typical aches and pains accumulated over decades of racing. He’s got hand pain from crashing, and most mornings he wakes up with a tight neck and back. But Overend still trains and occasionally races, and his weekly group ride in Durango, Colorado, is 90 minutes all-out with pro-level cyclists.

“It’s been really helpful for me, doing hard group rides with younger athletes,” Overend said, who is four decades ol

Team USA Recap: Three Bronze Medals at MTB Worlds, Two…

We recap the latest in American bike racing from the past two weeks.

Team USA wrapped up their trip to the French Alps with two individual bronze medals plus a team bronze, along with numerous top-10 placings at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Christopher Blevins (Specialized Factory Racing), Riley Amos (Trek Factory Racing), Cayden Parker (Bear National Team), Haley Batten (Specialized Factory Racing), Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing), and Bailey Cioppa (Bear Na