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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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So, what’s next?

August 31, 2009

Standing in front of the Leadville Courthouse at 5:54pm on August 15th, it occurred to me that for the first time in a long while, I had nothing to do. I did need a shower pretty badly, but besides that, my schedule was completely empty. Wow, what a strange feeling… I started preparing for Leadville […]

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You’re going to crash!

August 28, 2009

If you ride a mountain bike with any regularity, you already know what this is about. If not, you may be surprised to learn that you are going to crash if you ride a mountain bike, so just expect it. Sometimes crashing happens in predictable ways. Like, you know you shouldn’t have bombed that section […]

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It’s a Horse, of Course

May 19, 2009

The Straight Poop… I’m flying down a rocky fire road, going like a bat out of hell trying to catch Mark. I’m maybe 20 feet off his wheel, looking for a place to pass and his dust is choking me. I think about the amount of horse poop I’ve seen that day and I wonder […]

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How Could You Quit?

April 20, 2009

Arlyn is not exactly sure when he quit the Julian Death March, only that he did.

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