The days are getting shorter and, for most of us, the cooler temperatures have started to roll in (if you’re one of the lucky few in a warmer state, soak up a little extra sunshine for the rest of us!). Whether you’re hitting the road or tackling the trails, there are a few important things to remember in order to stay safe and optimize your performance as the cooler weather approaches.
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For the most part I use my custom Infinit nutrition blend. Through the years I’ve worked with Infinit to create a couple of custom blends that I use for all my training and racing. For people that don’t know about Infinit Nutrition it’s basically customizable drink mix, you can take all the ingredients that the body needs to preform athletically, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, electrolytes and control how much of everything you want in that personal mix
Every Memorial Day, INFINIT teams up with a charitable organization that works to support our active servicemen and women, retired Veterans, and their families. It’s an annual tradition that we are proud to continue, and this year we're excited to be teaming up with Ride It Out MTB to help support their mission of empowering Veterans by giving them positive outlets for stress and anxiety through mountain biking.
We asked Team INFINIT Athlete Maddy Frank to take us through a day in the life of a high school senior who also balances life as a Cat 1 mountain biker and competitive cyclist — From training to homework to shopping for waterproof (and more importantly sweatproof) mascara!
INFINIT Athlete Ryan Petry discusses his experience at the Leadville 100, a mountain bike race like nothing else. The energy and athletes that fill the sleepy mining town is unrivaled by any other mountain bike race in the world. This year was my 6th time taking on the 104 miles and 11,000ft of climbing.
Started in 1994, in an effort to bring work to Leadville's mining community, the Leadville Race Series has grown in publicity and popularity substantially over the last two decades. The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race race starts at 10,000 feet and climbs up to 12,000 feet of elevation, this test of human will pushes riders to their limits, and has earned the name "Race Across the Sky."
Sixteen years ago, Team INFINIT Athlete, Maddy Frank, was born weighing just 1 pound 13 ounces. From the second she was born Maddy was a fighter. This resiliancy has helped her develop into a fierce competitor on the bike, and has enabled her to crush every obstacle she has met along the way.
Josh Tostado is a one-of-a-kind athlete when it comes to endurance sports. His first competition, Montezuma's Revenge, was a 24-hour bike marathon that Josh entered just to see if he could even compete. He would go on to take 4th place in a race generally reserved for only the most experienced riders. Josh then won this same event the following two years and set records in 2007 for both distance and altitude, as he climbed riding 156 miles and going through 32,350 feet of altitude change in 24 hours.
Josh Tostado, or as many know him, "Toast", is one INFINIT athlete unlike most people you will meet. Josh thrives on pain and endurance, and this has led him to become one of the top distance mountain bikers in the world. Josh grew up in Maine where he learned to cross country ski and mountain bike. After a trip to Colorado, to ski the Arapahoe basin, Tostado was hooked. He told his parents that he would be moving to Colorado to be a ski bum and live out his dreams there.