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This M(om)ent…Sweating, Swooning, and Stillness here in the Vortex..

… it’s actually (today) an hour and seven minute climb to the top of the scintillating, single track, technical downhill section…and that is at my high Zone 3 pace. your actual climb time might be slower (or faster) depending on your fitness/skills. the whole 16-mile route took me 1:35 front door-to-front door.

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A Virtual MTB Ride/Lesson…

Pedaling through a thicket of Aspen Beings and a creek crossing… See that smile on ET’s face?! The mountain biker who wins is the one who is having the most fun!

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Coach,
Spent day mtbing, eating, swimming, then back on Mt Elden for more. My friend and I popped out into a meadow at a wall of aspens at around 8300ft. Blinding white. See pic. You probably recognize it. Its somewhere off Schultz Creek Trail up top…

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Flag MTB’ing…Q&A

Published on Apr 12, 2012 by in mountain biking, Q and A, Teachings

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wanted to ask you if you’d recommend any particular bike shop or more importantly bike trail that I shouldn’t miss. I’m sorry you’ve already moved or I’d buy you some grande burritos and beer after you kicked my ass on the trail…

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Elke Brutsaert is a Mountain Bike Downhill Superstar from the Day…she now travels internationally with a pro team as “Head Mom” taking world-class care in her collegiate rider’s care, skills, and recovery (she is a renown massage ‘artist’). Ilg has had the honor of ripping some sweet San Juan singletrack with this Diva of the Dirt and, all ilg can do is blink with awe at her (still) cherry command of speed over seemingly impossibly dangerous descents. Elke – a Durangatang – now sends me her most promising cycling warriors from 18x National Champions; Fort Lewis College because, like you, Elke knows that ilg can create Champions…read on for her quote and an interview:

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On Any Given Sunday…Railin’ High Country Rides with World Class Downhillers…

How about a 5,000′ vertical world-class descent with a 3x World Downhill Champion and two other World-Class descent specialists?

come and watch your feeble near-fifty year-young el coache in a Noble Effort on a Downhiller’s version of a yoga mat…

the magic singletrack of Dutch Creek in all her autumnal splendor…you ain’t gonna find this in any Durango MTB Guidebook…

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2.5 mile high club;   MTB Hill Repeats/Jump Squats Workout…

High Mountain Hurl…end of the first set of 2 x 5 sets of 40″ MTB Hill Repeats into 30″ Jump Squats…at 12,300’…

oh there’s Pilates, there’s Kettleballs, there is “power yoga” taught by low-landers…however, when it comes to Wholistic Yoga? there is still only one ilg – at nearly 50 years old – willing to puke black blood since 1981 just to Rise Higher Within…Toward Wholeness…Toward genuine Union with the Divine; aka; Yoga. come on…let’s share my workout today…

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A 3-Day Practice Build…

typically scintillating San Juans in summer…rocketing down the from the top of the climb, the intoxicating rush and dazzle of wildflowers and berries make for a disorienting – yet sacred – descent; like falling through a perfumed kaleidoscope!

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