Michael Barry’s tips for a successful century ride

August 18th, 2015 by Matthew Pioro | Posted in News, Rides+Events, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

I figured the former pro rider and experienced group-ride leader (this past June, he led a tour over gravel roads in the Catalan countryside) would have some tips for a successful century ride.


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 7: Lessons from a hard-earned 4th place

May 30th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

Saturday’s Bald Eagle stage concluded the 2015 Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic seven-day stage race. Despite being a relatively short stage, this one is never easy—especially for those racing for a position. For many racers, […]


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 6: Staying motivated

May 29th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

We’re almost done with a long, hard week at Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic—it’s been a great week, but my legs are definitely starting to feel the miles. Stage 6, Tussey Ridge, is the queen […]


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 5: The importance of planning

May 29th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

On Thursday, it was onto Stage 5 at Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic stage race in State College, Penn. This stage was a tough one for me last year because it is a remote one out of […]


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 4: Go hard, for the fun of it

May 27th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

Endurance racing resumed Wednesday at the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic with the “gravel day.” High-speed pack riding and mixed terrain have made this one of my favourite days of the race. Some racers will […]


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 3: Enduro day

May 26th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

We’re almost at the halfway mark of the seven-day Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic in Emmaus, Penn., and it’s the enduro stage.


Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic 2015, Stage 2: Getting aero and keeping doubt at bay

May 25th, 2015 by Peter Glassford | Posted in News, Skills, Technique | No Comments »

Welcome back to my report from 2015 Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic, a seven-day mountain bike stage race in central Pennsylvania. My intent as we go through the week is to go beyond the athlete blog and […]