All Posts by Mark Twight

Looking California, Feeling Like a Poser

The last few seasons I have raced as much as I could. I tested different formats and profiles, trying to find what suited me, and what I liked. Every ride was for “training” and assigned grave importance. Sometimes I rode by the numbers and data. Sometimes I rode by feeling, knowing what I needed – […]

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Wisconsin, Of All Places

A couple of years ago I rode in an event called The Dairyland Dare in Wisconsin. When I first saw the profile, which looks like a pruning saw, I didn’t believe it. Keith Bontrager’s comment to me about the area was simply, “yeah, there are some bumps west of Madison.” I chose the 200k version […]

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The Power of Believing

I read a comment about the Tour de France that got me thinking, “If Schleck had ridden believing he was the dominant rider, how might the race have played out?” When I lined up for the Tour de Park City this year I was different. In 2008 I got dropped early and chased for 65 […]

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