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My First Cyclocross Race

September 28, 2009

Cyclocross is cool because the race course has such varied terrain – grass, pavement, sometimes mud and usually a little sand. This was not the case at yesterday’s race. The second race in the SoCalCross Prestige Series was held at a motorcross park way out east in the desert. This is an example of what […]

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How I became a Cyclocross Racer

September 23, 2009

I couldn’t stop staring at the cover of Velonews. The February 2009 edition had just been tossed in front of my while I sat munching a sandwich in my kitchen. The cover depicted a wet, slimy, muddy and yet intensely focused cyclist – I was completely captivated. What crazy sport was this? Cyclocross – what’s […]

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2009 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

August 27, 2009

The shotgun went off about a half second early. The blast surprised me as I counted down the last 10 seconds to the start of this year’s Leadville Trail 100 MTB race along with 1,232 other riders. I half-expected to start moving at the sound of the gun, but with about 800 riders in front […]

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Headed to Leadville

August 13, 2009

Finally headed to Leadville this morning for the race on Saturday. What an amazing journey this has been so far. I guess you can consider that this journey really began eight months ago when I entered my name in the lottery, fully confident I’d be selected. It’s been an amazing ride ever since I got […]

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The Descenders’ Alpine Challenge

April 26, 2009

At the 2009 Alpine Challenge, Arlyn get a lot of help from Mike – his Captain on the road. The Mighty Descenders work together to take 8 of the top 20 places including first and third.

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