Category Archives: Racing/Competition

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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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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