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2013 Triple Trail Challenge

2013 Triple Trail Challenge

My friend Amber and I have been planning a trip to Marshall ever since we first visited it back in May. We ultimately scheduled it for this last weekend, but a minor issue suddenly arose about a week before: the Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association announced that they were moving their Triple Trail Challenge to that Saturday. I … Read entire article »

Sunday Ride at Addison Oaks

Sunday Ride at Addison Oaks

I didn’t think I was going to ride well. I told Bob that I wasn’t expecting much because Maybury took a lot of effort the day before, and I wasn’t exactly “feeling it” for Addison. Then I cleverly placed the disclaimer: “Of course, I could feel a lot better once I start riding!” I did. For the … Read entire article »

Championship Points Series: Maybury Time Trail

Championship Points Series:  Maybury Time Trail

Although the trees haven’t gotten the message—this is evident by a hint of color in their foliage—summer is finally here! We’ve actually had not just “dry” days, but sunny days! Saturday was perfection creating the ideal setting for the Maybury Time Trial. I didn’t race—I’m considering returning to racing next year—but I did get to sweep the … Read entire article »

Island Tree Farm

Island Tree Farm

The Tree Farmers were lacking the motivation to drive out to Island Lake for the usual Friday night ride, so we met at Lakeshore Park (the Tree Farm) instead. I think many of us were lacking motivation, something that isn’t that unusual after a day of work. It turns out that two of us actually had great rides! … Read entire article »

Struggle to Overcome

Struggle to Overcome

“I’m not alone, of course. In fact, I would be willing to bet that there is not one of you reading this blog right now who hasn’t done the same thing in your own life. . . . I bet you’ve struggled really hard to overcome something, and during that struggle you’ve really hurt—physically, mentally, or emotionally.”- Peter Attia, … Read entire article »

Slow Beginnings

Slow Beginnings

The inexpressible joy I feel after some mountain bike rides is bizarre. I was pretty frickin’ happy after yesterday’s Addison Oaks ride. I’m sure sunshine had something to do with it, but diet might also be a significant factor. I have some ideas, but I’ll share them later.Biking Schedule GoalsYesterday, I told Bob about my goal of … Read entire article »

2013 Tree Farm Relay—A Photo Essay

2013 Tree Farm Relay—A Photo Essay

Loren massaged the ice readying it to keep beverages cool for the racers. Scat was drunk with power as he told people where to go . . . park. I took this picture and texted it to the Landsharks hoping to ransom a bike for beer. It didn’t work. The reply text was, “Not my bike. No biggie.” That particular … Read entire article »