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My Secret Leadville Plan

August 2, 2010
My Secret Leadville Strategy

I finished the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race in 11 hours and 24 minutes, and I have to say I am rather proud of that. This 100-mile MTB race is aptly nicknamed “Race Across the Sky” for starting above 10,000’ and topping out well over 12,000’. It took everything I had to finish […]

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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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How slow can you go?

June 27, 2009

I just got passed by a guy wearing shorts and a t-shirt riding a steel bike with sandals. Doh. I’m climbing Torrey Pines, one of my favorite hills in all of San Diego. Looking at my Garmin, I see I’m generating 272 watts – time to slow down again. I push my smallest gear over […]

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That Extra Little Bit

April 29, 2009

How much do you have to give? I’ve often wondered exactly where my personal boundaries are, now I know. Here’s how you can find out too: Author’s note: I’m no doctor or sports trainer, but I have a distinct feeling it’s possible to kill yourself doing this so please be careful. Step 1 – Choose […]

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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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