Category Archives: Racing/Competition

Breasts, Bikes, Beer and Bitches: A Breast Cancer Fund Auction

Mountain bikers sure know how to have a good time—especially when it’s for a good cause. Last Thursday the Sturdy Bitch Racing team* held a silent auction at Seattle’s St. Andrew’s Bar & Grill and, with the help of generous donors … Continue reading

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Launching Off Lava Rock at the High Cascades 100 (National Ultra Endurance Series) in Bend, OR

What do you get when you add 100 miles (80% singletrack), 11,000 feet of climbing and screaming descents on jagged lava rock & soft sand? Nothing that my carbon Diamondback Axis couldn’t handle. Distance: 100 miles. Seriously. Elevation Gain: 11,000’+ The Race: Last … Continue reading

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Coming in Hot at the Gear Jammer Mountain Bike Race (Squamish, BC)

Part of the 2010 “Hell of a Series” that includes the popular Test of Metal event, the Gear Jammer is a 52K (32-mile) point-to-point race that takes riders up and full-tilt down some of the premier XC singletrack in Squamish … Continue reading

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Cyclo-Crossing Paths with the Urban Coyote (Seattle, WA)

Yesterday morning, a pack of riders and I felt the call of the wild, and we answered it, venturing out on our cyclocross bikes to explore the backwoods of metropolitan Seattle. We had signed up for the first-ever Urban Coyote … Continue reading

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High on Victory at the High Cascade 100 (Bend, Oregon)

It’s been five days now, and I’m still coughing up the dust I swallowed last Sunday, August 23, while competing in the inaugural High Cascade 100 endurance mountain bike race in Bend, Oregon. The air I had been breathing for … Continue reading

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Voodoo Cameo at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Dirt Camp ’09

 Don’t you wish you had learned to mountain bike when you were kid instead of in your mid-to-late 20’s? I do! By the time I finally learned to ride, I was already somewhat breakable. So when I was asked to … Continue reading

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Feeling Born Again at the White River Revival (Greenwater, WA)

For all you former mountain bike racers out there disillusioned by fire-road racing that passes for “mountain biking” these days, or the easy, buffed-out singletrack that makes even an 80-mil-travel fork overkill, prepare to have your faith restored. At the … Continue reading

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Racing Gets Hot in Roslyn, Washington

Brutal. I’m talking about hot, muggy, end-of July central Washington weather. I’m also talking about how I felt by the end of my last lap on the Roslyn MTB Festival course this past Sunday (July 26): brutalized. With proceeds from … Continue reading

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Summer is Racing Along (Bellingham, Roslyn, Greenwater in WA)

On Sunday, July 12th, the 17th annual Padden MTN Pedal race at Lake Padden in Bellingham, Washington, brought out the local talent to frolic in the blustery, surprisingly cool weather. Continue reading

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