Monday, October 12, 2015

Krista's Custom Clinics- 2015 Fall Schedule

2015 Race Season was a blast. I'm so excited to have the BME #1 race plate next year.  Thank you to all my friends, family and sponsors! Huge thank you to Dr. Hammond at Animas Orthopedics, who knew you could fit an ACL and meniscus surgery into the off-season? (Last winter I finally fixed a 10-year old soccer injury, severed ACL. I had a bazillion questions and couldn't find cyclist success stories, feel free to contact me if you have questions. I highly recommend the Townsend custom braces in photos below.)

Switching focus to Clinics now! It's always so much fun to meet up with friends and make new ones while we all focus on improving skills. 

Turner RFX!!!!!!!

Dates below are tentative, please contact to reserve a specific date and time

Typical Skills Clinic -  Each Clinic will be Customized to the Client(s)

1-3 people
2-4 hours
Sessions are custom built for each person or group
$50/hr for a private session, cost goes down as the group grows
Review of basic skills followed by more advanced skills:
    Body position, bike set-up, bike-body separation
    Wheel-lifts, uphill and higher speed variations
    High speed cornering, flat corners vs. berms

Cornering Body Positions

No memorizing rules, every corner may need a slightly different application of skills. Why is this body position so drastically different than the first photo? 

Skills clinics let us practice skills, gaining a better understanding of what each shift in weight and change of position does for us. Nothing beats feeling comfortable and confident letting our body and bike move around to eat up whatever the trail throws at us.

Floating over Rocks - As Anthony says, "it's easier than hitting each one"

Specific requests include tricky sections of trail which the client wants to dial in, or a feature they have been wanting to try.

Clinic Travel Schedule

     Monday 19th 
     Tuesday 13th, 20th
     Wednesday 14th, 21st 
     Thursdays - booked
     Fridays - booked
     Saturday 17th
     Sunday 18th

November 9-14th

November 18th-30th

December 1st-10th

Monday, August 10, 2015

Krista & Anthony Pinkbike Videos, Riding/Racing and Race Van

Thanks to Big Mountain Enduro, Mike Day and Tory Powers for a short clip of us pre-riding and racing!

Click for Pinkbike Video

Thanks to Devon Balot for the pinkbike video of the van. #vanlife 

Click Here for Pinkbike Van Video

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Big Mountain Enduro Race Photos and Videos BME#1 and BME#2

Summer! Anthony continues to overhaul and custom tune suspension between races and I have switched gears a bit from Devo, clinics and team management prep work to more traveling and racing.  We are also doing quite a few photo and video shoots this summer, great for documenting our riding and racing. It's been an extremely busy and fun year!

Big Mountain Enduro promo videoshoot


Click Here to Play: Krista, Diaz and Friends in Keystone BME#2 Promo Video 

Pictures of the videoshoot thanks to Nick Ontiveros:

BME #1 Aspen/Snowmass Race

Pictures thanks to Eddie Clark's BME#2 Mountain Flyer write-up

Devon Balet's Pictures

Krista, Race Run Jumps, Photo Credit: Devon Balet

Krista, Race Run Road Drop, Photo Credit: Devon Balet

Race Recap and Interview Video

Click Here
Click Here to Play BME#1 Recap Video

BME #2 Keystone Race

Practice and photoshoot for Keystone resort

Krista, photo credit Keystone Resort's Cody Mendoza
Pre-Race Videos

BME#2 30 second Keystone Teaser, Mike and Diaz pre-ride Keystone BME#2
Full length 2min Mike and Diaz pre-ride a Keystone BME#2 run
Mike Day's helmet cam (12,000 views on the Keystone facebook page!)
Race Videos
Click Here to Play, Keystone BME including wrecks 

Click Here to Play different ways of getting down, Diaz as "the Pro"

Pictures thanks to Eddie Clark and his BME#2 Mountain Flyer write-up

Devon Balet's Pictures Full BME#2 Pinkbike Write-up Here


Anthony Diaz/Stan's NoTubes as Pinkbike header:

Anthony Diaz Osprey Product Video:

Click Here to Play Diaz Describes the Osprey Zealot Pack

Monday, April 27, 2015

Helmet Cameras

I just received a new camera from, I am excited to try it out!  Here are a few things we use helmet cameras for besides watching our own fun rides. Phones are great, but not as convenient as a helmet cam. With the right camera it is easy to set by a trail feature to record your form then review footage on the trail or during a clinic.

A lot of photos I post are screen captures of helmet cam video taken during clinics, festivals or our own rides. Plus we can contribute to produced videos with our own POV footage.

Durango Ridge Screen Capture

Trek Dirt series clinic 

Amasa back drop screen capture

Durango Devo U14 Girls working on reading trail, alternate lines and skills.


So rad having you at our practice today. You are amazing :)
Posted by Tina Ooley on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Wheelie practice at Top Secret Camp.  Way to go Sadie!!!

Advocating for bringing pirate trails into the Durango trail system.  

Dump jump video with Durango Devo member Jack Tescher and coaches Alisha Gibson, Anthony Diaz and Lucas LeMaire.

Thank you to Four Corners TV for covering mountain biking in the Southwest

Anthony Diaz, Riding Hogsback and Diaz Suspension Design  - Click here for video

 Four Corners TV - Anthony Diaz, Riding Hogsback and Diaz Suspension Design

Moab Outerbike

More Outerbike

Ride for Reading school visits
Yes, you can use Elmer's glue to put up a mohawk, let me show you...

Kid's Pumptrack Clinic Santa Fe, NM  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 Click HERE for Sign Up on Clinic Page
Durango Maintenance Clinic Series
Thank you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Product Review 2014 Part 5 of 5, SRM, CarboRocket, Raxter Bike Rack, G-Form Pads, Oakley Eyewear, ProGold Products, Game Ready, Chamois Butt'r, Primal Wear, Custom Helmet Art, Jagwire, FRS.

This is my final post reviewing product we were lucky enough to have used in 2014. 

I am now working on our 2015 clinic schedule, please contact me if you are interested in adding your location to our travel schedule. 

Reviews con't

SRM Power Meter: The best power meter on the market, it's the most accurate and still the gold standard for all power meters.  

The SRM assembly is sealed against rain, sand, mud, and cleaning, doesn't drift with temperature fluctuations, and the auto offset really works.

You do lose the ability to quickly change the chainring on the trail since you have to pull the crank to change the chainring.  It's a super-quick job, but you need to have a larger allen wrench than I typically carry on the trail.

Pictured below the SRM is the normal XX1 spider and chainring. SRM utilizes a 110 BCD so the the XX1 chainring will not fit. A Wolftooth or Race Face wide-narrow chainring is used instead and a 30tooth ring is the smallest that will fit on the SRM spider.

On the Bike Nutrition

Regular CarboRocket Energy/Electrolyte Drink: I use this for shorter rides/races, or rides with breaks; social all-mountain style or all-out races under 1.5-2 hours.


More sodium - 300+ mg of sodium per serving

2:1 ratio of Maltodextrin to Fructose - Research proven to let you digest 50% more carbs

Mixes instantly - Even in cold water! Easiest mixing drink available

Full spectrum of electrolytes - Sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium

All Natural - Vegan - Gluten free, the only drink that still goes down smooth after 12 hours of racing in the sun 

Great info on their website:

CR 333: I switch to 333 for long base rides or rides where you are on the gas for hours, endurance rides and races.

333 - Half Evil All-In-One Endurance Drink
Diaz says it best, "it's just magic".  It's actually a very scientific combination of everything you need to ride without having to eat gels or solid foods.

The all-in-one, mild tasting on-the-bike drink. Start with ~2 scoops per bottle, 222 calories and adjust up to 333 an hour depending on intensity and how many calories you can digest per hour.

Favorite flavors = Grape (no caffeine) and Raspberry (50g caffiene per 333 calories)
4.5g BCAA per 333 calories
1.6g Electrolytes per 333 calories

Rehab Recovery: After any workout.

Rehab - Post Workout Recovery Drink

Favorite flavor = Chocolate Coconut
15g Protein Isolate
40g Glucose
5g Glutamine
4g BCAAs

New Electrolyte RocketLytes: This is great when hanging out in the sun, for hangovers, or any time I need electrolytes without additional calories.

"Ginger and peppermint powered electrolytes!

Ask any endurance athlete what their biggest fear is and most will answer the same muscle cramps and stomach problems on race day. It’s the endurance athlete’s paradox; you need calories and liquids for optimal performance but that same fuel and liquid plus intense physical activity (especially in the heat) has the potential to wreak havoc on your body and ruin your day. Crush your fear and crush your race with RocketLytes unique formulation of cramp killing electrolytes and stomach soothing peppermint and ginger.
Suggested usage: Take 2 capsules every 30-60 minutes of exercise or anytime you need to replenish your electrolyte levels or calm your stomach.

Raxter website

Raxter Bike Racks: Simply the best I've used, especially for shuttling. No having to slide trays forward or back. Place the bike so it doesn't interfere with the one next to it and the arms pivot to wherever that is. Straps hold the wheels and you are done. 

If it works for DH bike + Diaz drifting turns in the jeep it'll work for everyone.

See van picture above to see the step-up design, This avoids dragging the bike rack when going through a dip. Smart. The 4-bike rack is actually a 2-bike rack with a 2-bike add-on, making it easy to change up. 

I used my first Raxter rack for 7 years and it still works great.  It's been backed into a couple things and been hit, but I'd just bend it back and it was good to go. See 2009 review here:


G-form Protection: Knee, Elbow, Shin, and more

All of their pads are lightweight, comfortable, easy to carry and high-tech.  The knee, elbow and shin pads are as easy to carry, as breathable as arm or knee warmers and they feel the same while riding. 


Oakley Eyewear: I am always super excited to be able to wear Oakley products


AIRBRAKE MX goggles (pictured left)

Radar Path for XC and road riding

Women's Feedback for everyday (pictured (right)

Overload Gloves (yellow and black below)

Lube, Degreaser, Grease & more

ProGold Bike Lube, Grease, Wash, Degreaser, Towels and Gun Lube:  I am often asked if I actually use and like the ProGold product, or do I have the product because I know Bruce, the sales rep.

I really like the Extreme lube; especially the sample size because it's easy to carry in a pack for long days of creek crossings, or to share with other folks whose chain lube wears too quickly.  It's also easy to clean. I love the ProGold degreaser, my cassette and chain always look brand new.

The Pro Towels are another favorite, I have a tub on the workbench, on my desk and in the van.  They also come in single wrapped, great for sharing or for travel.

I use the EPX grease on just about everything during bike assembly and gun lube on the guns.

GameReady Recovery System: Best training and injury ice/compression unit on the market. Temperature and compression are independently adjustable.

I own the left and right shoulder sleeve as well as two knee sleeves.  They make sleeves for almost all body parts.  The GameReady is officially designated as medical equipment, so not cheap.  If your insurance covers a rental, take advantage of it.

Diaz all wrapped up after a cross race. Utilizing 2 knee wraps and the Y (splitter) hose.

Chamois protection

Chamois Butt'r Chafe Protection: New favorite product, Her'. 

Super smooth, can be used on your hands, face, anywhere you use lotion. Chamois Butt'r stands up when used as it's designed, as a chamois lubricant and cleans easily.

Her' is PH balanced for women.

Other products:

Jerseys, Jackets & more

Primal Wear Custom Riding Gear: Primal has been supplying my jerseys and kits for some time.

Primal has a great selection of short sleeve, long sleeve, DH, wind jackets, wind vests, thick jackets and, new for 2015, an all-mountain jersey.

Edgar Bustillos - Custom Art

Custom Painted Helmets: Diaz had the great idea to ask Edgar to custom paint our helmets. They turned out great!

Edgar with Helmets Before

 Edgar's Design for Diaz's Helmet

 After. Diaz's mohawk skull on the right

 mine w/ flower and ponytail girl scull

Cables, Housings, Brake Pads & Tools

Jagwire Cables, Housings and Tools: Jagwire is known for amazing housing color options 

In addition to shift and hydraulic brake housings, they carry:

Small parts: Various End Caps and Cable Tips, Inline Adjusters, Rotating Hooks & Bridges, C-Clips, Stick-On Guides, and Frame Protection

FRS Energy + Endurance

FRS Healthy Energy Drink:  

"All-natural antioxidant found in foods such as blueberries and apples. With over 10,000 scientific studies on the benefits of quercetin, scientists believe it works at the cellular level with your body to produce and sustain your own natural energy. Quercetin mimics the effects of exercise by enhancing the production of mitochondria, the energy-producing units in our cells."

Green Tea Extract
"Also an all-natural antioxidant. Unlike black or oolong tea, green tea is not fermented and is instead typically created by steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures. Because of this process, the antioxidant properties remain intact and health benefits are maximized. Each serving of FRS contains 20 – 85mg of green tea extract."

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