The Blood Singing

Jon Stillman's personal blog

Rebecca Rusch Book Excerpt

I’ve got this book on my winter inspirational reading list. Rebecca Rusch is an impressive endurance athlete, and I’m even more interested in reading her book after reading this excerpt provided on the VeloNews site. In it, she presents a nice race report describing her experience racing the 2010 Leadville trail MTB 100. In reading it I…

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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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Hardcore 24

I had heard from others over the past several years what a fun race the Hardcore24 24 hour MTB race was. But I wasn’t a mountain biker, so I was satisfied to hear some great stories about it. Last year I finally broke down and started mountain biking, so when friend and HRRT teammate Don…

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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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