Single-track mind

Where we roll

July 7, 2014
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Ted Timmons, Jan Schwarzburg and Tom Dozik pedal toward Pioneer Peak on the Old Glenn Highway. Courtesy Eric Nelius

These cycling alternatives can beat the training doldrums One of the challenges of road cycling in Alaska is beating boredom. Because long, paved sections of roadway are hard to come…

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The spirit of the Fireweed

June 11, 2014
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Peter Lekisch competed at Masters Nationals. COURTESY GEORGE STRANSKY

This year’s race will remember beloved Lekisch, now gone Alaska lost a hero when Peter Lekisch died from complications of a heart procedure that was meant to fix his atrial…

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Pedal to the pavement

May 23, 2014
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Mike Hancock attacks the pack in the Tour of Anchorage.ANDY ROMANG/IN2FUNPHOTO

For real results, work these high-intensity intervals into your training Because I am a cycling coach, I am often asked how to make someone faster on the bike. The answer…

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Comforted by community

April 2, 2014
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Luke Simpson, shown here with his wife, Kris; son, Will, age 7; and daughter, Kate, age 4. COURTESY SIMPSON FAMILY

After well-known cyclist’s accident, Anchorage continues to show support   Having been born, raised and lived the majority of my adult life in Anchorage I had been thinking that not…

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Cruising with carbon

February 25, 2014
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Whiteout2 courtesy 9:ZERO:7

Fat bikes flourish, thanks to Alaskan ingenuity   Fat biking is booming across the winter states and abroad. Alaskans have been at the forefront of fat bike research and development…

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Iditasport insanity

January 20, 2014
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Joe Pollock takes a breather at the foot of Mount Susitna. Janice Tower

Yearly ultrarace challenges even the toughest of athletes Every year about this time I experience a nearly overwhelming compulsion, a compelling urge to head over the Alaska Range under my…

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