Nathan Cline

  • Enduro Mountain Biking: What's the Deal?

    by Nathan Cline

    Enduro Mountain BikingI admit that as a mid-westerner, I had no clue about enduro mountain biking. I love off-road bike racing. Yet, all of the races that I have ever done have been cross country (XC) or cyclocross (CX) race format. So what is enduro? I see lots of bikes and products coming out with the label of enduro, “What’s the deal with that?”

    I asked an Iowa friend, Adam Prosise, who has been living and racing in Colorado for a few years to explain a few things to us, and Adam  was up for it.

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  • How to Train with a Slower Rider

    By Nathan Cline

    How (not) to train with a slower riderIn order to train with a slower rider, adopt the role of the good shepherd. (Note: Like the opposite of megaphone-dude in the cartoon.)

    Not every ride can be exactly what you want. In life, as in bike riding, it is up to us to make the best out of any given situation. So when it comes time to ride with people of different ability levels, the more experienced cyclist has an opportunity to be a leader and help guide the other people on the ride. Here I will offer some tips and tricks that I have done myself to both give the person I am riding with a good experience and also get a workout for myself in the process.

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  • Will There Be a Fat Bike Triathlon?

    by Nathan Cline

    Will Jess do a fat bike triathlon?It seems that fat bike races are popping up all over in the last few years.  Heck, even USAC is jumping on the bandwagon with last year’s move to add a Fat Bike National Championships event. (Shout out to Amanda Miller—a native Iowan—who won last year!) As the race format dominos fall, I foresee fat biking continuing to become more and more popular. But will the sport adjust into existing race formats, like fat bike triathlon, or continue to forge its own path?

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  • Des Moines Dirty Duathlon: Nate's Report

    by Nathan Cline

    Nate Cline runs the Des Moines Dirty DuathlonDes Moines Dirty Duathlon
    2 mile Trail Run, 10 mile Mountain Bike, 2 mile Trail Run
    Des Moines, Iowa
    October 25, 2014

    Blessed by beautiful weather and endowed with a challenging trail system, the 2014 Des Moines Dirty Duathlon was difficult and fun at the same time. Temps were in the 70s, which is the most pleasant I have had for the Dirty Du.

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