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December Cycle California!

Tinker Juarez: The legend continues

By Vic Armijo

Only the biggest sports stars are known by a single name.

Say Ali, Shaq, or Gretzky (or in the Bay Area, Pablo) and most fans will know exactly who you mean. Mention the name "Tinker" and most mountain bike fans will know that you're referring to the dred-locked Californian Tinker Juarez, the two-time Olympian, three-time U.S. cross country champion, etc., etc., who at 53 years of age just finished second in the NUE (National Ultra Endurance) Series. Not second in the age 50+ category, he was second in the pro ranks where he routinely beat riders half his age.


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Pumpin' it up: Pump for strength, training

By Lee McCormack

My name is Lee, and I've taught riding skills to thousands of riders of all levels. In this article I want to share one of the secrets of successful mountain bikers: The pump track.

What is a pump track?

A pump track is a continuous loop of round bumps and banked turns that you ride not by pedaling, but by pumping.

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The Cycle California! gift guide

Every year, Cycle California! scopes out the unique and the cool, the must-have items every biker needs. For this year's guide, the Cycle California! elves found gifts for children, adults or child-like adults in a range of prices.

Stocking stuffers

At some point, you're going to be out on your bike after dark and the more lights and reflectors you have on your bike, the better for drivers to see you. Under the category of stocking stuffer, LunaTagz fits the bill. These stick-on patches and decals are made with Scotchlite and reflect light from over 1,000 feet away.

Want to read more? Check out the December, 2014 issue of Cycle California! Magazine,
available in bike shops, sporting goods stores and fitness centers near you!