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Let's Roll, Baby. Cuyamaca 100K Race Report

Green Valley campground, 3 miles from the start. Grilled sausage and beans, my camping meal of choice when I'm bacheloring it.The first time I came through here was 1984 in a Jack Brown Cleaners van that had been converted into the Big Boys…
Spine

The Living Desert: Black Canyon 100K Race Report

I have a thing about the desert.When I was young, maybe six or seven, being American was my only connection to my dead father. My mother was French, my stepfather Canadian, we lived on the Canadian Prairie, and all I had were a few old photos…
Coming in to Overlook, mile 20

Bishop High Sierra 2014 Race Report

After a few miles of thick sand, the course begins what is an almost 18 mile continuous climb, from 4750 to 9,350 feet, a slow, steady 4,500 feet in elevation gain, to the highest point of the course, at Overlook. The change in terrain is stunning.…

Bishop High Sierra 100K Race Report

With a population of just under 4,000 people, Bishop is Inyo County's only city. (I have no idea what separates a city from a town under California state law). This was my first time up there. It's a beautiful little place along the 395…
Road down to Silverado Canyon

Chimera 2011 on film

Well, actually, mostly on video. 100K - 63 miles to us non scientist Americans - (a high school girlfriend's grandparents in Oklahoma threatened to start a militia they were so outraged over President Jimmy Carter's acquiesence to going commie…
Me at Maple Springs aid station

Chimera 100

Cold, wet, rocky, and long. We gathered at the starting line, cold, foggy, looking more like refugees than runners. Race director Steve Harvey (who deserves great praise for all of his events) mercifully delayed the start by about 15 minutes…