Lumberjack 100 – I won! Breckenridge 100 – 2nd place to Leadville champ Larissa Connors Grizzly 100 – 2nd place (again) to Leadville champ Larissa Connors
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Here’s the link to my Lumberjack 100 race report in MTB Race News. I love this race for three big reasons: It’s near the small town in northern Michigan where I grew up running and cross-country skiing. My dad (who used to be my running and ski coach) comes out to support me at the
Here’s the link to my Mohican 100 race report in MTB Race News.
I picked myself up quickly, pedaled hard for a few strokes to gain some speed, and promptly clipped a pedal on a rock and flew over my handlebars – over the exposed edge of the trail – into a thicket of willows. It was like landing on a mattress! I peered over the edge of the willows and said a little prayer to the Goddess of Mountain Biking – it was steep!
My dad and I used to spend the long drives discussing race strategies like, “play opossum for the first few miles,” “put a rascal move on the competition when they don’t expect it,” and, “don’t be a wounded animal when you start to feel tired.”
You’re going to hate me for saying this. The Telluride 100 climbs 14,000 feet up and over some of the biggest mountain passes in Colorado and my body didn’t hurt during any of it. A half mile from the top of Last Dollar Pass, no more than 30 minutes from the finish line, I started