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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Don Rice and I swap a virtual baton at our change of laps.


  The Adirondack 80K is actually two races: the first is an 80K running race, held on Saturday of race weekend, and the second is a mountain bike race, held on Sunday. It’s run by Brian Delaney (and a team of volunteers, I’m sure) at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic ski center just outside Lake…

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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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Black Fly Challenge 2014 Race Report

The Black Fly Challenge has become an early summer tradition for many in the Northeast. It’s a point-to-point race between the towns of Inlet and Indian Lake in NY’s Central Adirondacks. The race is approximately 40 miles long, run primarily over seasonal use dirt roads. It switches directions each year, includes both MTB and CX…

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