Costa Rica

November 15, 2013

Before I get going, I wrote a feature for MTBR called “A Taste of Costa Rica” about my trip. Read there here: The rest of my post will be a few more photos and words about my trip. Costa Rica never lets me down. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. I love the […]

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WIN an Ergon Backpack!

November 13, 2013

The Ergon BA3 SuperEnduro is by far my favorite Ergon backpack.  My favorite is the thick velcro waistband for control and fit.  That’s just one of the feature I love.  You can check it out here: Ergon BA3 Info Anyway, Ergon is giving away a FREE pack.  All you have to do is put your […]

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MTB Ayiti Video

October 28, 2013

It’s been almost a year since I went to MTB Ayiti. It was the first mountain bike race in Haiti. Being at the inaugural event was more than just pedaling a bike. It was being a part of a culture and a place that people are afraid of. I was afraid to go to Haiti […]

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Whirlwinds

October 21, 2013

This fall has been a bit busier than I planned!  I’ve been constantly on the go since I got back from Mongolia.  So let me fill you in. I got back from Mongolia and was pretty sick and jet-lagged with the 15 hour time change!  I spent a few days trying to get my health […]

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Harness your INNER NINJA!

October 9, 2013

As you all know, I’m crazy about my socks. I’ve been rocking ‘em since before sock companies made such flare and fun. I used to buy them anywhere I could find them…!! Over the last 10 years, socks have gotten more popular and a great way to add some fun or style to your look […]

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Reports: Post-Race aka Stage 8

October 1, 2013

Everyone was ready to celebrate their finish of the Mongolia Bike Challenge.   The restaurant ger was beautiful with intricate design. Shoes off! Genco and MBC went all out to entertain us that night. The video is better than any photo. It was pretty cool! I’m so proud of Matt. He took 3rd overall in […]

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Reports: Stage 7

September 30, 2013

It’s always nice to line up for the last day of a stage race. The efforts you’ve put out all week have solidly taken its toll on your body.  You are fatigued yet satisfied.  You have managed to settle into a grueling routine and adapt to flogging your body into performing no how tired you […]

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Reports: Stage 6

September 27, 2013

Stage 6. 104 miles. 100 milers are my bread and butter in the US. I love them and the distance seems to be my sweet spot. However, our 100 milers involve a serious amount of elevation gain, normally 10,000-15,000′ of climbing and singletrack. Quite the contrast to this one. I was dreading another fast start. […]

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Race Reports: Stage 5

September 26, 2013

Stage 5 was a loop so that we start and finished in the same camp. I hung in lead group for awhile and was happy about that, but was shot out the back(broken record?) I was riding by myself for a long time on a flat straight away in the wind. I decided it was […]

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Reports: Stage 4

September 25, 2013

Stage 4′s start was downhill. I was happy to put the last 24 hours behind me and distract myself by bombing downhill. It was pretty fun! I had good positioning and found myself ahead in the top 10 people as there was a bit of traffic behind me. Once the road flattened out, I was […]

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