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Ski what you ride: a new kind of singletrack fever

February 6, 2012 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Words by Jeff Potter

Photos by Tim Potter

Cross-country skiing is a great way to stay in shape in the off-season. Groomed ski courses let you flow the terrain like a magic carpet of corduroy and grooves. But, as an added inticement, with today’s new equipment you can also ski the very same trails you love to ride. And after you get the hang of it you’ll even find that the ski rhythm is similar to biking. Then no more will you whine when deep snow flies!

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Readers remember September 11, 2001

September 7, 2011 Adam Newman 0

Illustration by David Biber.

In the fall of 2001 we sent out a request to our readers to share with us their reactions, their experiences and their feelings about the events of that day. What we recieved was a flood of contributions. Far more than what we expected. Here are some of the notable responses, ten years later:

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Waking Up, or Going Back to Sleep

June 16, 2011 Karen Brooks 0

(Or, ‘Dicky Stole My Title’)

By Karen Brooks

Josh asked for a “look back” kind of post about the Trans-Sylvania Epic, and I’m glad he did – it’s fun and therapeutic to evaluate such an undertaking after a week’s worth of reflection.

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Knowledge through suffering

June 8, 2011 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

The complete women’s field at the Trans-Sylvania Epic. Looney is at far-right.

By Sonya Looney

Transylvania Epic. It ended only 3 days ago. In some ways, it feels like it’s been weeks since I said a heartfelt goodbye to our crew at Boyscout Basecamp and in other ways, I feel the pain like the swollen lump on my leg with every footstep as a reminder of the joy and the suffering.