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I’m doing the Black Bear Rampage MTB race in Tennessee. The 2013 Black Bear Rampage!

I’ve registered for my first XC mountain bike race: the 2013 Black Bear Rampage! The Black Bear Rampage is held every September on the Tanasi and Brush Creek mountain bike trail systems, which are in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. Yeah, you’d think for my first mountain bike race I’d keep it local, but I figure I might as well dive right in. There are two race courses: a 20-mile course and a 40-mile course…. [Read more]

Added Friday, May 3, 2013 by

The Downward Spiral… The Downward Spiral

I was short on time yesterday, and it was raining cats and dogs. I was still not feeling 100% recovered from Monday’s 100 KM ride, but it was close enough that not riding would have fallen under the category of “Wussing out” and not “Intelligent rest”. Considering the weather and my time constraints, some quality time in my Bike Torture Chamber was the logical choice. I’m between training programs right now (I’m going to start… [Read more]

Added Thursday, May 2, 2013 by

Aram “Mastover” Hamparian retiring, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Aram "Mastover" Hamparian

Longtime JSF Sponsor and my personal friend Aram “Mastover” Hamparian contacted me last month with some difficult news. Unfortunately Aram has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and will no longer be accepting new clients: “I am in the medial stages of Parkinson’s Disease. As of now, I am able to function OK. I can still train, drive, and ride my bike, albeit for short distances. My neck, arms, and legs are affected to a degree…. [Read more]

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