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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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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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Boone Roubaix 2013

Boone Roubaix April 20, 2013

This is going to totally happen this year. Now the question is, who’s going to drag me around?? A 50 mile road race featuring 10 miles of unpaved roads including the Koppenberg of the High Country will test riders, while the breathtaking scenery and unmatched hospitality will combine to make for one of the most memorable races of the year. Super decent price ($35) and…

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Shifting Your Gears Forward

It’s that time of the year that I’m doing slower and longer miles, mostly by myself. Having lots of time to think through intervals and the long road in front of me I seem to reflect the most on the bike from January to March due to the speed and lack of companionship (my choice.) Yesterday I struggled through my workout for many reasons. #1…

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