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Mountain Biking

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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Three times the screw

September 4, 2009

Thirty-six hours before I was to board my flight to Colorado to race the Leadville 100 I was riding peacefully in my backyard canyon, trying to keep my legs loose. That’s when I felt a terrible “ker-chunck!” from somewhere and felt my bike sag depressingly towards the ground. Shiny metal fragments flew off 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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