Tag: Pinyons and Pines

  • Pinyons and Pines 2024: Faces Behind the Dots

    Pinyons and Pines 2024: Faces Behind the Dots

    Earlier this May, 14 pink and purple dots set out on the Pinyons and Pines Bikepacking Ride from Flagstaff, AZ. This 364 mile route with 31,000 feet of elevation gain connects singletrack, doubletrack, gravel roads, and a splash of pavement to create a spectacular tour of what Northern Arizona. Some notable performances include Frances Hacker’s…

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  • It’s OK, the Snakes are Sleeping – Reflections from Pinyons and Pines  

    It’s OK, the Snakes are Sleeping – Reflections from Pinyons and Pines  

    I headed towards the Pinyons and Pines bikepacking race with many bricks in my pack, so to speak. I didn’t really believe I would be racing until I was pulling away from Flag Bike Revolution and pedaling out with the group start. 

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  • Whoa Baby Part 2: My journey to be a competitive bikepacking mama

    Whoa Baby Part 2: My journey to be a competitive bikepacking mama

    It felt like it was about 90 degrees out. I was battling a headache and a touch of nausea as I pedaled the singletrack out of Cottonwood and began the 15-mile and 3,500-foot climb up Mingus Mountain. I veered off trail under the first shade-providing bush I spotted and pulled out my breast pumps. The…

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  • Bonus time: My journey back from the edge

    Bonus time: My journey back from the edge

    After 82 hours of pedaling 302 miles through headwinds, epic Arizona sunshine, rain, and temperatures ranging from 20 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, I arrived back at the Flagstaff Bike Revolution shop. I was the last finisher, but half the field had dropped out. Race organizer, Dana Ernst, and one of my riding buddies who had…

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