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The pilates plan: A strong core can make cycling seem simpler

January 17, 2016
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The pilates plan: A strong core can make cycling seem simpler

As cyclists we often read articles and hear people talking about having a strong core as the key to being a better cyclist. But what does that mean, to have…

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Easy, rider: Recovery a key component to cycling faster

September 11, 2015
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Easy, rider: Recovery a key component to cycling faster

If you’re like a lot of athletes who think that working out harder, faster and longer is the key to winning races, think again. Training hard is only part of…

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Conquering the Divide: Anchorage cyclist crushes long-distance cycling records

August 12, 2015
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Conquering the Divide: Anchorage cyclist crushes long-distance cycling records

Courtesy Brush Mountain LodgeAt Brush Mountain Lodge in Polaris, Mont., Lael’s bike isn’t quite as pristine as it was back in Anchorage. Lael Wilcox is lighting the world on fire…

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Mighty Bikes celebrates 15th anniversary of fun

July 17, 2015
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Mighty Bikes celebrates 15th anniversary of fun

This summer marks the 15th anniversary for Mighty Bikes, a children’s mountain biking program in Anchorage. Martin Stewart and I conceived of Mighty Bikes with the idea of keeping kids…

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

April 13, 2015
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A port in the storm – a safety cabin on the Yukon River. Janice Tower

Dismal conditions make for hellish race The first year the Iditarod start was moved to Fairbanks was 2003, arguably the warmest, wettest, crummiest winter in recent memory. Meteorologists and weather…

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Craving the crust

March 17, 2015
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Whittier Pass overlooking Portage Glacier. JANICE TOWER

Spring cycling offers the best of winter, summer As spring approaches, my mind is obsessed with crust. The sun rises high on the horizon, melting snow at an accelerated rate.…

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