Vicki’s Spring East Coast Racing

The past two weekends of racing have seen the start of the Mid-Atlantic Super series (MASS). I usually try and race the first few races in the series as warm-up/preparation for my bigger target races. With my mountain bike season …

NUE Hampshire 100

Even though it’s August, and the mountain bike season is supposed to be winding down, I am still really, really excited about racing my bike! Usually once the Wilderness 101 is over, I am less than excited about racing. This …

NUE Wilderness 101

100 mile racing takes patience. Good job I am a patient person! Twenty miles into the Wilderness 101, I was, as they say, contemplating life and the sanity of racing such distances. I had been spat out the back of …

British Cross Country National Champs

After been married for only 3 weeks, and still not a USA resident (which takes so much time and paper work!) I was unable to race US cross country nationals in PA (what a bummer, love that course), so decided …

Wildcat Epic NUE

It was a day of cat and mouse at the Wildcat 100 NUE #3. I would feel strong, pass a bunch of riders, only to go off course, and have to start the charge again. The point in the day …

Vicki’s Report From Mellow Johnny’s

Monday, March 11, 2013 Mellow Johnny’s   I remember when even April racing used to feel early. Winter is usually long and arduous in PA, and the month of April is when race promoters can safely put on a race …

Shenandoah 100: Mechanicals, Sickness, But a Whole Lot of Fun

First off, can I say just how amazing it was to see almost 60, yes S.I.X.T.Y, women lined up for the NUE Shenandoah 100 on Sunday! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the results.Thom Parson’s interview shares the flavor of my wh…

Temporary Loss of Equilibrium and the Hampshire 100

In general, I find the work, train and race balance totally manageable. Rich and I know what the other has to do in order for everything to fall in to place. But, when one side of the equilibrium goes skewwhiff, …

The Meditative State of Mind During 100-mile Bike Racing: W101

On Friday, a guy at work started quizzing me on the mental state of someone who chooses to race 100 miles on a mountain bike. The guy is really smart, and was genuinely intrigued by the state of the mind …

Hot Summer Racing

Rothrock Trail Mix, State College PA – a 30-mile loop across some of the best and rockiest trails this side of State College. Organized by Terri and David Pontzer (NMBA), it was set to be a success.Race start: Rothrock trail mixForty five minutes bef…

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