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My Podcast on Endurance Training, Mountain Biking, Plant-Based Nutrition, & Mindset

By Sonya Looney | May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m excited to announce that my podcast, The Sonya Looney Show is now live! The podcast is about endurance training, cycling, mountain bike tips, vegan and plant-based nutrition, mindset and mental toughness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more! Some of the shows will be me speaking about some of my experiences across the globe with co-hosts.  I […]

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Focus on Doing Your Best, Not Being the Best. Boycott All-or-None Thinking

By Sonya Looney | Mar 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When we make a declaration of a new lifestyle, goal, or habit, it can be hard to stick to. According to research by the University of Scranton, 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s Resolution goals ( We want to create habits to be happier and healthier, but change is not always easy. If […]

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That Thing I Never Mentioned…

By Sonya Looney | Dec 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

 I love to talk about a variety of topics- mostly mountain biking, adventure travel, and the power of mindset to achieve great things in life.  However, there are other topics I tend to stay away from publicly to avoid confrontation and making people feel uncomfortable.   There is one thing in particular that is a massive part of […]

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Mindset: How to Deal with Injuries, Surgery Recovery, and Setbacks

By Sonya Looney | Nov 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

“What’s that thing sticking out of your shoe?” Me: “Umm, that’s my foot.” These are not the normal questions you get asked after finishing a mountain bike race, but they have been normal for me for the last 8 years.  I have Taylor Bunions; bunions on the pinkie toe side of your foot.  You get […]

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2016 Mountain Bike Season Recap

By Sonya Looney | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year of my career has been interesting.  The thing I love most about being an adventurer and racing my bike around the world is that there will always be surprises.  One of my mottos is that it’s important to do things outside our comfort zone, things we have dreamed of doing but been a […]

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Putting the "Endure" in Trans BC Enduro Stage Race

By Sonya Looney | Jul 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

“You want an adventure?  Well you’re going to get one!” said the emphatic and hilarious Ted Morton [assistant race director of Trans BC]. Even though I have A LOT of endurance stage race adventures all over the world, what was about to happen was beyond my experience and comfort level.  I definitely got an adventure!  TheTrans […]

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The Sound of Freedom: Jaybird Freedom Headphones

By Sonya Looney | Jun 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Going to these races – they are so challenging and so far away from home and so far out of my comfort zone. You have to figure out who you are, and what your expectations are, and how are you going to react to things that are happening to you.”  In 2 minutes, find out […]

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The Keys to an Extraordinary Life

By Sonya Looney | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The engine of my ’94 Nissan Sentra sputtered as I turned the key. My $300 mountain bike was jammed in the back seat of my car (affectionately named The Tough Bastard) and I muscled my way through the turns up the switchbacks to Sandia Peak Ski Area outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. My car didn’t have […]

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Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT Bike Computer Review

By Sonya Looney | May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am a bit of what you’d lovingly call a “tech geek.”  It may be because my background is in engineering, or it may be that I just like really cool devices that increase efficiency and make me better at what I do.  Last year at Interbike, I saw the Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT and was excited that […]

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Sonya Looney and Yuki Ikeda take on 900km South African Mountain Bike Race

By Sonya Looney | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Press Release from Sonya’s Newsletter Looney and Ikeda take 4th in the Mixed Category at Joberg2C Stage Race; South Africa. This year marked the 7th edition of South Africa’s longest point to point stage race, the Joberg2c. Spanning the beautiful countryside from Johannesburg to the ocean front finish in Scottsburgh, riders experienced a challenging but rewarding course. Joberg2c is […]

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