Tag Archives: Racing/Competition

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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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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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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