DISCIPLINE: Mountain Bike XC
HOMEBASE: Boulder, Colorado
Erin was born and raised just outside of the small town of Estes Park, Colorado. As a Colorado native, she grew up exploring all the adventurous sports her beautiful and rugged state had to offer. Eventually, she settled on mountain biking as her sport of choice and pursued elite competition. In 2012, after a few seasons of success on the domestic race scene, Erin was selected to the USA Cycling Mountain Bike World Championship team. This was a turning point in her cycling career where Erin determinedly set her focus on international competition and the desire to become one of the best mountain bike racers in the world. This focus paid off as Erin has made significant gains within the North American and International race scene to become a top US racer; a 2016 and 2020 Olympic Long List team member, 4 time National Champion, and a regular UCI podium threat.
Erin Huck Rides
YEARS ON STAGES: 4
WHAT’S ON ERIN’S DASH:
Ride time, heart rate, RPM, time of day, 3sec Power.
BEST THING ABOUT STAGES:
Stages allowed me to train with power on my mountain bike….which has been HUGE. I can race with it and train with it enabling me to simulate race efforts in training.
Erin was one of the first athletes to start training with the new StagesBike SB20 smart bike.
“Over the years, riding inside has looked like different things. You’ve had trainers, rollers, various combinations of the two. You have to bring potentially a dirty bike inside, the rolling resistance is never consistent. So the Stages indoor bike gets rid of all of those things. With being quiet, no setup, it just makes it a lot easier to get the work that I need done in the time that I have.”
FAVORITE STAGES MOMENT:
As I always say-the power numbers don’t lie. Having consistent feedback on my efforts allows me to measure progress, hit specific training targets, and helps to determine if something is a bit off…like if I need more rest, or if I’m not performing at my best.
2020 VIDEO SERIES:
WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD WHILE RIDING:
I don’t listen to music while riding, especially not while riding hard. I like to focus on the sensations and make sure I am present.
BEST THING ABOUT TRAINING:
That feeling of accomplishment after I’ve put in a hard, solid effort…and I’m totally worked!
MOST EFFECTIVE OFF-SEASON WORKOUT:
I love going for long runs and hikes-still a good aerobic workout, gives the legs something to recover from, and I can go with my dog which makes me happy!