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May
10
I Was Bitten by a Dog. Now What?

I Was Bitten by a Dog. Now What?

Next to distracted drivers, dogs are the biggest safety concern for many cyclists. Now I know why.
6 min read
Jul
11
GRUSK TALL Had it All!

GRUSK TALL Had it All!

Some days are almost heaven. Often, I only notice in recollection. But this time, I felt it while it was happening.
10 min read
Jul
04
Am I Ready for 84 Miles of GRUSK?

Am I Ready for 84 Miles of GRUSK?

For me, event preparation comes down to four key elements: physical fitness, mental attitude, nutrition plan, and gear set-up.
12 min read
Jun
21
Canaan MTB Festival 2023–Community Keeps Us Rolling

Canaan MTB Festival 2023–Community Keeps Us Rolling

The Canaan Mountain Bike Festival was founded by Sue Haywood in 2009 with a simple yet powerful mission: to bring people together on bikes and encourage local trail stewardship.
12 min read
Jun
13
Victoria Weeks on Hilton Head beach wearing a tank top and helmet.

The Tides of Training

Athletic training requires balancing the ebb of intense focus with the flow of life’s obstacles and opportunities. A recent trip to Hilton Head Island was unexpectedly inspiring and illustrated this perfectly.
9 min read
Jun
06
The Power of Music Featuring "Enjoy Your Life" by Romy

The Power of Music Featuring "Enjoy Your Life" by Romy

My connection to the lyrics of most songs on my playlist is purposeful enough to boost my mood, increase positivity, and speak to my spirit instead of my mind.
10 min read
May
30
Grit, Guts, and Determination: How The Race Across the Sky Reclaimed the Spirit of Leadville, Colorado

Grit, Guts, and Determination: How The Race Across the Sky Reclaimed the Spirit of Leadville, Colorado

The powerful tale of why and how Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin founded the Leadville Trail 100 running and mountain bike races–contributing to the economic and spiritual recovery of a once declining mining town that has lasted over 40 years.
10 min read
May
23
Answering the Call of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

Answering the Call of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

The videos of the Leadville 100 MTB race were like flint scraping against the ragged edges of my broken heart. There was a spark. It didn’t take long to ignite a flicker of hope, something I hadn’t felt in months. I could do that race. I don’t know how I know, but I know. I should at least try.
8 min read