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NW MTB Series 2018: “Wednesday Night Worlds”

The 2018 NW MTB Series, aka the “Wednesday Night World Championships” is underway. Last evening’s event had perfect weather and record attendance with over 200 participants. The series is held on the trails at North SeaTac Park, and the course changes from week to week. Some of the courses, like …

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UltraPedestrian Wilderness Challenge 2018

Ultra running events (events longer than a marathon distance) are up 1,000% in the last decade according to The Guardian. Although racing events have the most visible presence, here in the Pacific Northwest there are a couple intriguing variations on the ultra running theme. Aspire Adventure Running, one of Northwest …

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The Double Grind Podcast | 2018 Gorge Grinder

In this episode Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington talk about the 2018 Gorge Grinder (formerly Gorge Roubaix) gravel ride in Hood River, OR as well as what they had for dinner the night before. But before they that they analyze why Nibali is getting his ass waxed, figure …

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The MAMIL Movie

“MAMIL” is a new cycling documentary that will be screening one night only throughout the US at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 21. “MAMIL,” an acronym familiar to many cycling enthusiasts, stands for “Middle Aged Men in Lycra.” MAMILs are a manifestation of the mid-life crisis phenomenon, except instead of …

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We Can All Be Trail Angels

According to the Awesome Project, a Trail Angel is someone who provides help, transportation, lodging, or food to a hiker. Many times these random acts of kindness are what it takes for a hiker to pull through and continue on their journey when they feel like they have reached their …

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Central Oregon Nordic Club Plays Year Round

More than just a ski club, Central Oregon Nordic Club (CONC) invites members to maintain friendships throughout the year with hikes & work parties. While Mount Bachelor clings tenaciously to her snowy cap despite the advance of Spring, the Nordic ski season is winding down for most members of the …

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5 Ways to Celebrate Global Running Day with Other Runners

Did you know that Global Running Day is June 7th? Thousands of runners all over the world celebrate their love of the sport by trekking the trails, pounding the pavement, and in some cases, firing up the treadmill. Because runners like to share our excitement for the sport, Global Running …

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Boston Marathon Recap: How My Running Group Made A Hard Race The Best Time

Showing up to a marathon averaging less than 20 miles a week for a 21-week training cycle is a bad idea. It hit me how scary that was as I attempted to psyche myself up when answering the question “are you excited?” before boarding a plane to attend the Boston …

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Why I Love a Social Ride

Everyone wins when the pace slows down to encourage and strengthen friendship. For some people it’s only a ‘real’ ride if you sweat your eyeballs out, feel your heart pound in your throat, and feel exhausted at the end of the day. If there’s competition involved, so much the better. …

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Regroup, Refocus, Recover

Take your ego out of recovery. A pulled hamstring has put a damper on my return to mountain biking this season. I can spin quite nicely, but don’t have the push or power to keep up with my usual riding buddies. Falling off the back of the pack is discouraging — and …