24 Hour Nationals Race Report

I’m home, the legs are recovered, I got to spend a great weekend camping with some of my favorite people out in the woods of western New Mexico, with a little bit of sweet singletrack riding thrown in. What could …

24-Hour Mountain Bike Nationals

When I saw that the US 24-hour National Mountain Bike Championships were going to be in New Mexico, my very first thought was “Cool! Maybe we can put together a NoTubes team… Maybe I will have enough energy to organize …

There’s a first time for everything… Report from Fontana ProXCT

When I first started racing, there were occasionally those days in the springtime when I would call my coach and say, “Bart! I feel so awesome right now! I just feel like I can do anything on the bike!” He’d …

Mellow Johnny’s Classic: Pro XCT #1, Done!

Although at the time I felt victorious, in retrospect I don’t think the mad dash from sidewalk to gate A6 early last Thursday morning boded well for the weekend in Austin, Texas, where I was headed for the Mellow Johnny’s …

Race Report: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, Tucson, AZ

Race Report, 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo 2013 I love camping in the desert with my friends, as required for most of the 24-hour races I have done. Despite being a pretty intense backpacker in my younger days, I …

24-Hour National Championships, Colorado Springs

Race Report, 24 Hour National Championships, Colorado Springs At the end of August I squeezed myself back into the bike shorts to go to a race in Red River, NM, which was too conveniently located to warrant skipping. During the …

Mountain States Cup Riverside Rampage, Salida, CO

Something clicked on, finally, in the last lap of the last stage of the inaugural Mountain States Cup Riverside Rampage stage race in Salida, Colorado. I was there after the first (and hopefully last) 80-hour workweek ever in my life. …

The Whiskey Off-Road: Shannon’s Sum-Up

Race Report, Epic Rides Whiskey 50   Roll in: Cool little town, neat restored Victorian carriage house (scored by housing coordinator Nina!), Zeph, Nina, and I will be racing, with Deaton, Chad, and Kenny supporting us   Day 1 Friday: …

Pro XCT Fontana XC

I remember a time when the women’s pro field at a national race would contain a number of women who were not necessarily in peak physical condition for the race. When I started racing in 2002, this component would contain …

Victory at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

From the dust storm on race morning, to the evening rain that turned the course into a drivetrain-scouring sandblaster, not to mention the fierce arctic headwind on all the uphills, the conditions were somewhat daunting for this typically sunny and mild …

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