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2014 Beti Bike Bash Recap

If you are a cyclist of any kind (road, cross, hybrid, etc.) an want to see or experience an amazing event, come to the Beti Bike Bash next year.

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Cross of the North 2013

A Cyclocross Race for Last Place

When someone asks how your race went, traditionally you want to tell them your place 1st or 5th out of 10, something to that tune. When you are in last place you want to list out all the other positives of the race, this was my race this past Sunday. My first race of any discipline in Colorado, my first cyclocross race of the season,…

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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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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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Race Report: Atlanta AlleyCross

A guest blog from Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA. Saturday was a beautiful day in Atlanta, one of those occasional Southern winter days when it feels like spring–the opposite of what cyclocross weather should be.  Other parts of the country have muddy, sloppy, cold cyclocross races.  In Georgia, the weather always seems to provide us with boring, but beautiful race days….

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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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Charlotte Winter Short Track Series

Race Preview: Charlotte Winter Short Track #1

Your first of a season are always nerve wracking. First group ride. First wreck. First long ride and so on. First are scary for the unknown and for the stress you put on yourself. Tomorrow is my first race of 2013. The first race of the Charlotte Winter Short Track Series. A training race if you could call it that. A 45 minute interval set…

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