The Blood Singing

Jon Stillman's personal blog

Running through the obstacles at the Bethlehem Cup CX race, Fall 2013.

Race Plans for 2016

Here’s what I’m thinking about for 2016 (an asterisk after a race name indicates that I raced this previously and have a report on it elsewhere on this site): Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride.*  4/3, Woodstock, VT. I rode this one last year, but the weather leading up to it was just miserable. I’m going to try again…

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Vermont Overland Grand Prix

  Last winter, not too long after my first season of offroad cycling (mountain biking and cyclocross) and becoming hooked on trail racing, I came across what looked like an interesting race called the Vermont Overland Grand Prix (VOGP), to be held in Woodstock VT on Sunday, August 24th, 2014. I had raced the Vermont…

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Wilmington – Whiteface 100 (Leadville qualifier)

The Wilmington-Whiteface 100k is put on by Life Time Fitness, which runs the Leadville 100 MTB Race. In addition to being a challenging and interesting race, it is one of several races around the country that serve as qualifying races for the Leadville 100. The course was designed by multiple Leadville 100 winner Dave Weins,…

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Preparing for the Long Ride

Prefatory Notes: These notes were assembled for a talk I gave  at Blue Sky Bicycles in Saratoga Springs, NY, on May 8, 2014. The audience  consisted of people who were either interested in tackling their first “long ride,” perhaps a Century Ride of ~100 miles, and people with experience who were either seeking some new…

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