Category Archives: Racing/Competition

Correct Use of “Ultimate”: BC Bike Race Really is the Ultimate Singletrack Experience

Imagine seven days of riding technical Pacific NW singletrack, enough camaraderie to match the competitive spirit in the air, and racing on trails that you are excited to ride. You might find yourself using descriptors like “ultimate” or “epic” among … Continue reading

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Getting the Party Started: Stottlemeyer 60 Mountain Bike Race (Port Gamble, WA)

The weather was pretty nice last Saturday—I hope you did something epic with it. Epic certainly defines the time that I and my fellow Sturdy Bitch Racing teammates had at the NW Epic Series’ Stottlemeyer 30/60 mountain bike race in … Continue reading

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Trying Something New at the Black Diamond XTERRA (Black Diamond, WA)

So I don’t do triathlons (and I haven’t run a 10K-distance in years). Still, at some point, signing up for the Black Diamond XTERRA triathlon on August 5th must have seemed like a good idea, because there I was. But … Continue reading

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Sun and Fun at the Stottlemeyer 30/60 Endurance Race (Port Gamble, WA)

We racers could not believe our luck: a bluebird day with mid-60-degree weather instead of the wet, muddy conditions we’d come to expect this time of year. I had forgotten to swap out my heavier mud tires for more appropriate … Continue reading

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Doing More Than You Think You Can at the Leadville 100 MTB Race (Leadville, CO)

“You’re better than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can.” These words of encouragement, famously spoken by race director Ken Chlouber the evening before each Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, are surprisingly comforting … Continue reading

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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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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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