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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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Dirt Divas on Dallas Ridge (Greenwater, WA)

 Distance: 15-17 miles Altitude Change: 3,600 The Ride: If the descent down Ranger Creek Trail in Greenwater, Washington, is the icing on the Cascade Range’s cake, then the evil climb up to Corral Pass, paired with the sweet traverse along … 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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Watching out for Nature at Camp Tamarancho (Fairfax, CA)

My hands weren’t gripping the bars and my feet weren’t pressing the pedals; they were pawing the earth itself. 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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Cashing in on Kachess Ridge (Easton, WA)

Distance: 18 miles Altitude change: 3513 ft Conditions (as of Thursday, July 23, 2009): Conditions are ideal! The singletrack is finally dry, and though the endlessly rocky descent is also quite loose, the switchbacks are easy to slide around. Ride … Continue reading

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