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MTB Ayiti Yashica T4 Images

1 Comment 07 February 2013

I can’t wait to tell you more about MTB Ayiti. About the sweat and the blood and the laughter and the tears and the confusion and the cheers and the parties and the dancing. Paths so steep it seemed impossible. Hot nights with mosquitoes, cold nights without showers, many nights without power. An endless supply [...]

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MTB Ayiti Stage One: Mosaics!

1 Comment 30 January 2013

It’s hard to overstate how dynamic and ambitious the MTB Ayiti project is. It’s a bike race, sure, but the overall vision reaches far beyond competition or shredding gnarly trails. At the end of the day, founder Philip Kiracofe’s dream is to create an entire system of trails that spans the vast mountainous regions of [...]

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Chicks Dig the Ride

6 Comments 19 May 2011

In 2005 I wrote “Chicks Dig the Long Ball”, a short conversation in which my softball teammate Kath and I debated the virtues of the fat, soaring long ball versus, say, an opposite field triple. [Let the record show that I favor the opposite field triple although in 2005 I couldn't pull it off. In [...]

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Mountain Biking

Specialized Trail Crew: They Bribed me with Carbon Fiber

4 Comments 11 February 2011

Specialized called. They said, “Join the Trail Crew. We’ll give you a sweet bike and a big box of gear. All you have to do is blog.” My heart answered for me, “Yessir. Of course, sir. Did you say carbon fiber, sir?” I am a bike whore if ever there was one and since I [...]

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PictureBook: Mont Sainte Anne MTB Worlds 2010

1 Comment 05 September 2010

* * The cross-country course featured passovers, pass-unders, a technical section referred to as “Bagdad Highway” (don’t ask), a spirit-sapping grinder of a switchback climb called “Beatrice” (she’s not as nice as she sounds), and some wicked-crazy shenanigans through the rooted, twisting “Petite Perdrix”. The names of these sections sound nice when you say them [...]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking, Racing

XTerra! Portland’s first off road triathlon

Comments Off 13 August 2009

File this under “more cool stuff I’m going to miss”. I am in San Jose at Anti-Training Camp, gorging on carbs and fat, not a bicycle in site. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, XTerra Portland is set for August 15th out at Hagg Lake. Hagg Lake holds a lukewarm spot in the heart of every [...]

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