The RIDEYOW Blog

Preparedness, Control & Performance: Psychological Aspects Of Mountain Biking

Preparedness, Control & Performance: Psychological Aspects Of Mountain Biking

Feeling prepared and confident is the key for me when I want to attempt bigger trails or features.  Personally, this comes to me through repetition, variation, and visualization.

 

High Heart Rate and Training

High Heart Rate and Training

One of the things we talk a lot about is heart rate. More specifically, people are always concerned when they are riding around with their heart ra...
A Midsummer's Bikepacking Trip

A Midsummer's Bikepacking Trip

Sandra recently went on a 3-day solo bike packing trip and wants to share what she did to help you prepare for your next bike packing adventure.  Read on to find out how she got her bike ready, what equipment and food she packed, and how she packed it and carried it. 
What I Have Learned Switching From Clipless to Flat Pedals.

What I Have Learned Switching From Clipless to Flat Pedals.

This season I switched to flat pedals after 20 years of clipless Shimano SPD's.  Here is a summary of what I have learned about myself.
Kids Bikes - My View as a Dad and Instructor

Kids Bikes - My View as a Dad and Instructor

Content by Chris Wood Being a dad of fledgling cyclists and teaching mountain bike lessons to other people’s kids has taught me a lot about how to...
What's In That Pack Mister?

What's In That Pack Mister?

If you're wondering what instructors carry with them, on and off lesson, here's some insight into what is in that huge pack.
Control Leads to Performance

Control Leads to Performance

Mental preparedness and control is part of becoming a better athlete. As a PMBIA instructor I believe that learning foundation skills and then more complex maneuvers helps with this preparedness because you will have more control on your bike. And this leads to more performance which might mean more speed, bigger drops, or just more fun.
Eating For Training and Performance

Eating For Training and Performance

With all the indoor training and outdoor fat biking we do in the cold riding season, it's no surprise that we get hungry. Really hungry. Like, half a pizza hungry. So after a few months of being hangry, Mike decided to find out if we could eat better to stay fuelled for riding and recovery.
Getting Started With Indoor Training

Getting Started With Indoor Training

Whatever you’ve been up to since bike season wrapped up in the fall, if you plan on being bike-fit for the start of the season, you should consider doing some indoor training to get ready for your next epic bike season.  Check out our getting started guide for equipment and software suggestions and how to get started training indoors.
Indoor training with Zwift was a game changer for me!

Indoor training with Zwift was a game changer for me!

When I mention to friends that I am going to ride my trainer in the basement, often their response is, “Really, it sounds so boring?”.  Yes, it can be boring until you find out what works for you.  It took me 3 years to get a system in place that I liked.  Now I don’t just like it, I look forward to the regular exercise and fitness gains.

Fatbike Tire Pressures

Fatbike Tire Pressures

Fatbiking is still pretty new to most people and tire pressure can make-or-break a ride.  Check out our guide to getting your tires dialled for different conditions.
Ottawa-Gatineau Fatbike Trail Primer

Ottawa-Gatineau Fatbike Trail Primer

If you're looking for fatbike trail in Eastern Ontario, the Ottawa-Gatineau Fatbike Trail Primer covers where the trails are, trial maps, and how to ride them.  We have kick-ass trails. Come and try them!