Confessions of a Newbie Mountain Bike Racer

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I stood alone under the big tent as rain poured down outside, butterflies in my stomach. My heart was pounding and I hadn’t even started riding yet. Everyone else was talking to each other, friends and acquaintances, or maybe just braver and less socially-awkward than I was. Some of the ladies I’d met the night …

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15 Valuable Lessons I Learned on My First Bikepacking Trip

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I couldn’t help but be enamored of the concept of bikepacking: heading out into the backcountry, riding my bike for days on end, carrying everything that I need to survive, with nowhere else I have to be and nothing else I have to do besides eat, drink, and ride my bike. And apparently, thousands of mountain bikers around the nation, if …

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