There’s nothing like a 24-hour mountain bike race to test your mind and body. Here’s the scene from an Average Joe sort of racer.
Check out the action from the 2011 Hedgehog Hustle at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Garish uniforms, funny hair, out-of-control beards – this race had it all!
Planning to take a hike outside the U.S.? Well, beware – even English-speaking countries have some very different ways of saying “hiking.” Here are a few of my favorite examples.
Wandering Justin was at the Third Annual McDowell Sonoran Challenge. Get a look at the action from this 20-mile off-road bike race/20k run/9-mile hike and see what you missed!
On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators
I just finished my first solo 12-hour race. Here’s what I learned about surviving a solo epic race effort – and what I thought of the Four Peaks 12 Hours in the Papago event.
Sometimes, it’s easy to let everyday life get to me. But a good mountain bike ride can restore some perspective – and remind me that things ain’t so bad.
The west side of the Phoenix metro area have some solid new biking and hiking trails. But they come with some legal drama and controversy.
Hot temperatures force many Phoenix-area mountain bikers to ride at night. Now we’re starting to re-emerge in the broad daylight. It’s almost a whole new experience after months of nighttime riding.
I recently sat in on a workout for students of a Japanese sword-handling art. Here’s what I learned about Iaido and the people who practice it.
I can now say that I’m officially a world-class athlete: I was the first American finisher in a race abroad.
Mountain biking at night used to give me the willies. But I’m so over that – I’ve fully given myself to the Dark Side. Here’s why.
Find out about the incredible outdoor adventure you can find on the Landmannalaugar – Hrafntinnusker hike in Iceland.
Interested in hooking up for a nighttime mountain bike ride? Grab some good lights and a helmet and check out McDowell Mountain Regional Park’s 16-mile moonlight ride.
If you’re thinking of doing a 24-hour race, check out these mountain bike tips to prepare for the effort and adventure.
Right now, a shantytown/mountain bike refugee camp is forming in the desert northeast of Tucson, Ariz. It’s there for the…
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I know I’ve mentioned the McDowell Mountain Regional Park before here on WanderingJustin.com. And let me tell you, my love…
I took my first yoga class in 1999. I found a lot to like about it. But I also encountered pretentious posturing galore. Here are the Top 10 things I began to hate about yoga.