Gravity Dropper Seatposts: I started using these seatposts last year and noticed a remarkable improvement in my confidence, technical riding, climbing, and descending. They're not just for downhillers!
Dean Titanium Bicycles: I'll be riding Dean's new 2006 Ti 29er Softail (the Duke). I should be placing my order next week. This bike will be perfect for the endurance races!
PowerBar: I have been chosen as part of PowerBar Team Elite! This is great news because I use and love the PowerBar Endurance Sports Drink, Recovery Sports Drink, PowerBar Gels, and especially the whole grain PowerBar Harvest Bars (my favorite flavors are the Double Choc Chip and Toffee Choc Chip...mmmmmm...)
Recover-Ease: I should be getting my product soon and I can't wait to see how it helps me with my performance. The American College of Sports Medicine Study (2004) claims that Recover-Ease led to:
• 52% reduction in Fatigue
• 51% reduction in Muscle Soreness
• 38% increase in Energy
• 24% boost in Mental Function
• 20% boost in Immune Function
• 16% increase in Overall Mood
• 5-day faster return to normal training
Defeet: I use the base layers, shoe covers, socks, arm/knee warmers, and gloves. They are comfortable and affordable!
Rudy Project: I'll be wearing their sunglasses on the road and trail. Very sweet looking eyewear!
BURN Energy Drink: This stuff tastes way better than any other energy drink out there, and it actually has good stuff for you that's useful when you're riding and racing:
B-Vitamins are crucial for the proper energy metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids.
Antioxidants A, C and E
Antioxidants help your body keep its immune system strong. Source BURN provides high levels of all three key antioxidants A, C and E. Combined with the other ingredients above, and the fact that it has NO high fructose corn syrup, BURN is the healthiest energy drink on the market, too.
Maltodextrin is a complex carb, providing sustained energy. BURN's also got the right sugars for quick energy, especially for sports. In fact, it has a better carbohydrate profile for sports than P**wrAde (keep in mind, BURN is not a sports drink, rather a perfect pre-race/pre-game/pre-workout boost or for halftime. You should replenish with water and electrolytes during exercise to maximize your performance and keep safely hydrated).
Keeps you alert, awake and improves performance of all aspects. Caffeine has been proven to: burn fat as fuel, extend your time to fatigue; strengthen muscular contractions, giving you more explosive power.
Guarana has been used in native Brazilian cultures to boost energy and combat fatigue.
Ginseng is a tonic herb. It helps keep you healthy under stress.
Korean Red Ginseng
Studies have shown it to improve mood and reduce perceived stress
Important in helping to maintain proper electrolyte utilization. More than that, it is also helpful for the brain, heart and eyes. An overload of physical or emotional stress can deplete Taurine levels.
Infused into BURN2, Nitrous-M Arginine is a potent form of the amino acid Arginine.
Glucuronolactone is a naturally occuring human metabolite that, when combined with caffeine and taurine, has been proven to increase alertness, accelerate reaction time and increase endurance. It is also believed to help detoxify the body.
Bad Lasses: A new Atlanta-based clothing company that was started by 2 mtb chicks- Kari Linder and Kate Cook. Their stuff is really cool!
Collette Adams: The BEST Massage Therapist in Atlanta. She treats elite athletes of all kinds! Visit her at Sports Massage & Integrated Therapies..you will be amazed.
Gene Hamilton: I took his clinic last year and it helped me to improve every aspect of my mountain biking. If you are looking for a clinic to improve your skills, this is the one.