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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.
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.