Bike maintenance can be pretty intimidating. There’s a lot of moving parts, and it can feel tough to get started. But like anything new and unfamiliar, it just takes a little practice and you’ll be off and running! Taking a couple minutes to learn some quick maintenance techniques can save you tons of time and hassle out on the trails or roads. Davina Jackson and Jessica Wyman of Rolling H Cycles in Nampa, Idaho have some excellent tips for the ABCD’s of basic bike maintenance that YOU (yes you!) can do before each ride in less than 5 minutes.
The City of Chengdu is rich with food, culture, history, entertainment and wonderful people. Our trip hardly did it justice but I hope you enjoy seeing some of our grand adventures in a strange and beautiful new place!
After an amazing experience in Columbus, GA earlier this summer, I couldn’t turn down the chance to try another World Cup XC Eliminator event before the snow starts to fly and 2018 comes to a close. If you aren’t sure what the heck I’m talking about, check out this LINK to the Georgia write-up, and learn more about XCE races. With the amazing support of KS Suspension and Chinook Winds Casino Resort, as well as my other amazing sponsors and support team, I was able to secure a rider selection to represent the United States in Chengdu, China for the World Championships in Urban Mountain Biking. XCE is a UCI-recognized discipline at Urban Worlds, providing an opportunity for the very best eliminator riders in the world to compete for a coveted Rainbow Jersey. Without a doubt, this was one of the most perspective-altering and incredible experiences of my whole life. Every day was full of amazing things- and it has been impossible to cram them all into a single blog. Instead, I’m breaking it up into 3 pieces: Prologue, Exploring Chengdu & The World Championship Event itself. It has been so much fun to hear from all of you as we traveled abroad! I look forward to hearing more of your own travel stories and hope that our journey inspires you to try something wild, exciting and wonderful.