A Look At The 2013 X100

The following is my personal experiences at the X100 (I raced the 50 mile race) this past Saturday. It is basically a re-post from my personal blog (thus it being mostly about me and my follies), I have included some additional results and information to make it at least at tad bit interesting for anyone not me. My views and comments are based on the 50 mile race. I can’t speak for what the hundie was like.

After months of anticipation, the time for the inaugural X100 race just outside of Traverse City, Michigan had finally come. As a Michigander via Pennsylvania I was pretty happy to see the state get its third 100 mile mountain bike race, joining the three year old Hanson Hills 100 and the long running Lumberjack 100 events. Continue Reading →

Kenda NUE Series #11: Hampshire 100

KENDA NUE Series #11
Presented by Hammer Nutrition
Hampshire 100 Race Report
August 18, 2013

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In 1809, General John Stark, a Revolutionary War Soldier from New Hampshire, declined an invitation to a Battle of Bennington reunion because he was ill. Since he could not make the event, he sent a letter with the quote “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” that was to be read for the toast. New Hampshire later used part of this toast for their State motto: Live Free or Die. The Hampshire 100, located in Greenfield, NH, decided to use a portion of this motto on their race logo “Live Free & Bike!” Continue Reading →

2013 Mongolia Bike Challenge Preview

2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea – Official Race Preview

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Deep International Field to Descend on Mongolia this September to Battle for the Pink Jersey

By Team MBC
August 19, 2013

The 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea has attracted a deep field of endurance mountain bike racers from 23 countries to compete in the fourth edition this September 1st to 7th in Mongolia.

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WEMS #5: RASTA Rock’n Root

RASTA Rock’n Root
WEMS # 5
August 10, 2013

Matt Millin found himself alone on the single track. The WEMS points leader had taken his first trip up to Rhinelander from Kenosha this weekend, and I had left him to the trails on the first lap of the Washburn Lake system. He would learn that although a mountain biker can be isolated in the big city, riders in Rhinelander are never really alone. Teamwork and family built that trail, and Millin was right in the heart of it, never as solo as he thought he was for the 10-hour race. Continue Reading →