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Colorado Cyclocross Calendar

it’s my first year living in Colorado for cyclocross and I’m starting to get excited! The calendar on BRAC (Bicycle Racing Association Colorado) is lacking links and non-sanctioned races/clinics so in my effort of research, here is what I have found for cyclocross racing in Colorado. Cross of the North 2012 – Men’s Open from Jamie Servaites on Vimeo. August 20 – Formula Four Boulder…

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Ice Cream Ride

Musings on Active & Recovery Nutrition

There are many schools of thoughts in the athletic world about what you should or shouldn’t eat. Many of my friends have gone with the Paleo eating habits, personally I try to look at the ingredients, make an educated “Yes or No” thought in my head and then try it on training rides. These days it takes a scientist to breakdown and to be able…

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6 hours warrior creek 2013

Race Report: 2013 6 Hours of Warrior Creek

This was the fourth year of testing my metal against the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek. Each year as half of a women’s duo, my partner Melissa has always been the ringer for us and I wanted to be able to pull my half of the race as strong as she could. Originally, this race was supposed to be a tuning race for the Burn…

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Stay Humble

Race Report: Bouldergeist at San Lee Park

My main goal for the 2013 season was to move from Sport to the Expert class. That was THE goal. Thanks to a killer performance at the Winter Short Track Series I was moved up to Expert or CAT1. If you aren’t familiar with the difference of the two categories, it often is double the distance and sometimes on a different/harder course. Racing 22 miles…

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Charlotte Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #4

A race report that was almost forgotten, as I’m typing this 6 days later in the Philadelphia airport during a layover. My last race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track Series had a handful of ups and downs. As I was only able to race 4 out of 5 races my placing of this last race would be a wash. Going into a race lacking…

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Charlotte Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #3

Could I keep consistent lap times? Could I make the podium? How did my skinsuit do under mountain bike conditions? Let’s Cut to the Conclusion Mission, possible. 2nd place, behind a super strong (pro) Debbie, and in front of a damn good field. I’m not going to give you play by play but here are cliff notes. Went into the woods on first lap 3/4 behind…

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Charlotte Winter Short Track Series

Race Preview: Charlotte Winter Short Track #3

Today was the first time in this race series I’ve been able to sleep in. Maybe the nerves are calming down and I am realizing I don’t have to wake up at 7am to dance around in spandex all morning. Restless. Excited. Hopeful. Is today the day I’ll earn myself a place on the podium? My goals for today are simple. Solid, consistent, lap times….

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Short Track #2

Race Report: Winter Short Track #2

Lesbi-honest.…going into this race I was super pumped but had pretty realistic expectations. My legs would be loaded and weighed down from the previous day’s threshold test, plus I had a 3 hour mountain bike ride planned for Monday. I wanted to do well, but these Short Track races aren’t goals, they are pieces of a bigger puzzle! Pre-Race Warm Up & Getting Jacked Up…

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Charlotte Winter Short Track Series

Race Preview: Charlotte Winter Short Track #2

After my break through 4th place finish last week I seem to be a marked woman going into this race. Reasons being marked sucks I had a power test yesterday, which (to be explained at another time) wrecks your legs completely. Several girls will not be there today that I was using for pacing last week. Several friends are coming out, hopefully I don’t crash…

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Arleigh Jenkins Charlotte Winter Short Track

Race Report: Winter Short Track #1

Going into the first race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track series I was nervous and unsure. How shell’ed off the back would I get? Would I clog up the berms for the fast single speed boys that needed to blow past me? The morning routine was off. I’m not used to racing in the afternoons, so I was up and “Ready” about 3 hours…

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