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2010 Julian Death March

August 12, 2010
Racing the 2010 Julian Death March

W hen I saw Sam ahead of me I knew that it was time to attack. Glory was at hand. Sam was the strongest rider amongst the group of friends I was racing the 2010 Julian Death March with and if I finished ahead of him, I would be first among my friends. It was […]

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I Do Not Ride Alone

August 10, 2010
Arlyn does not ride alone

When the shotgun goes off this Saturday morning signaling the start of the Leadville 100, I’ll roll out all alone in a sea of 1,500 other racers. I will pedal the fifty miles to the top of Columbine Mine and the fifty miles back all by myself. No one but me will push my bike […]

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Previewing the Leadville 100 MTB Course

July 27, 2010
The Dirt Bros Preview Leadville

I was not going to preview the Leadville 100 course this year. I mean, I previewed it last July and raced it in August so I thought I had a pretty good grasp of what to expect. But when Marcos finally got his “Yippee!” card, it became a must-do event. Since we were already scheduled […]

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2010 Triple Bypass

July 17, 2010
Team Climb On! on the Continental Divide

It was raining lightly as I dove into the sharp right hand turn under an overpass at mile 113. My tires struggled vainly to maintain purchase with the slick pavement and when they finally let go it was sudden and violent. I slammed into the pavement and began a long slide, finally coming to a […]

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Opening a Can of Whoop Ass

June 23, 2010
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Note: As a general rule, telling your competitors how good you feel before a ride and how much you’d like to kick their asses is a bad idea. After a week and a half resting after my dismal performance at Monster Climbs IV, I foreshadowed my improving form with this simple tweet. I dug the […]

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