Category Archives: Biking

Building Character at the High Cascade 100 MTB Race (Bend, OR)

What’s worse than riding your mountain bike 100 uninterrupted miles? Riding it one-hundred-and-six miles, which was the length of this year’s Mudslinger Events High Cascade 100 race course, held last Saturday in Bend, Oregon. And what’s worse than riding 106 … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking 101 With Sturdy B Racing

A few weeks ago, my mountain bike team, Sturdy Bitch Racing, held a women’s coaching clinic for new mountain bikers at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park in Issaquah, Washington. For a couple of ladies, this was the first time riding … Continue reading

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Smooth—But Not Easy—Riding at the Echo Valley Endurance MTB Race (Chelan, WA)

It may have been a “roadie” course—with not a rock or root to be seen—but few would call the Echo Valley 30/60 Endurance Race an “easy” ride. Last weekend’s race certainly made me work for my 3rd place finish. Host to … Continue reading

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Stoked on the Stottlemeyer 30/60 Endurance Race (Port Gamble, WA)

Who knew racing could be as fun as riding? Cross-country mountain bike racers know what I’m talking about: the courses we race around these parts tend to be devoid of the technical challenges we actually love to ride. There are … Continue reading

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Is McGarry’s Secret Weapon the Golden Hair or the Diamondback Dreamliner? You Decide.

If you listened to pro rider Mike Metzger talk about Kelly McGarry’s “lovely golden long hair” while announcing last Saturday’s Ranchstyle Slopestyle Competition in Grand Junction, Colorado, you might think he’s half in love with the Diamondback-sponsored rider from New … Continue reading

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Big Tricks Win Big at Ranchstyle Slopestyle (Grand Junction, CO)

Back flips, tail whips and 360s were the ticket into the final round of the slopestyle competition at the Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival yesterday, May 7,  in Grand Junction, Colorado.  But it took the best riders of the Freeride World … Continue reading

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Argentina Wine and Wheels Tour

Wineries in Mendoza—Argentina’s equivalent to Napa Valley—may be a little late to the wine tourism game, but they’re sold on it now. For the last several years, select wineries (both big and small) have opened their doors to visitors eager … Continue reading

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