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bRad’s Tsidool Race Report!

HP Yogi Brad “bRad” Tafoya on his first Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon solo attempt; summit-baggin’ Heartbreak Hill and approaching Transition #3; the Snowshoe to the top

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Grotts

awesome having “the next Ned” Howard Grotts in the HP Warrior Cave tonight pumping an HP Yoga® PROP WORKOUT, yeah baby! HP Yoga: the Choice of Champions…for good reason! and… EVERYBODY is a Champion…so train like one! train WF!

and yes, Howard IS as nice (and young) a kid as he comes across in this video clip after his National win a few months ago…ilg gets to ride side-by-side this amazing kid on the bike (until he decides to attack) and i cannot…

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elke

Elke Brutsaert is a Mountain Bike Downhill Superstar from the Day…she now travels internationally with a pro team as “Head Mom” taking world-class care in her collegiate rider’s care, skills, and recovery (she is a renown massage ‘artist’). Ilg has had the honor of ripping some sweet San Juan singletrack with this Diva of the Dirt and, all ilg can do is blink with awe at her (still) cherry command of speed over seemingly impossibly dangerous descents. Elke – a Durangatang – now sends me her most promising cycling warriors from 18x National Champions; Fort Lewis College because, like you, Elke knows that ilg can create Champions…read on for her quote and an interview:

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KICKED TO CRANKDOM COME..  The Last Gasp Of Durango’s “Tuesday Night Worlds”

CL’s traditional sign off to his weekly underground emails which etherally connect this Tribe is succinct to this fact of verve; “Shut Up, Show Up, No Whiners.” In evident, somatic testimony to my anxiety over this cardio-flogging, I realize my subconsciously puckered anal sphincter and attempt to relax. Yet, as one after another 3% bodyfat human whippet in lycra roll up next to me, the puckering returns….

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Pedaling Through  Paradise…and the buzz of self-propelled fitness among the last beautiful days of autumn..

perhaps the #1 reason why YOU should move to Durango and be a member of the Durango Wheel Club…
cuz, if you did?
you’d be riding Here Now with us…like this morning…beside Champions such as Ned Overend, Marissa Asplund, Rebecca Balboni, and a whole pantheon of other amazing cycling Soul Forces… however, first things first…let’s start at the beginning of today, shall we?…

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2.5 mile high club;   MTB Hill Repeats/Jump Squats Workout…

High Mountain Hurl…end of the first set of 2 x 5 sets of 40″ MTB Hill Repeats into 30″ Jump Squats…at 12,300’…

oh there’s Pilates, there’s Kettleballs, there is “power yoga” taught by low-landers…however, when it comes to Wholistic Yoga? there is still only one ilg – at nearly 50 years old – willing to puke black blood since 1981 just to Rise Higher Within…Toward Wholeness…Toward genuine Union with the Divine; aka; Yoga. come on…let’s share my workout today…

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A 3-Day Practice Build…

typically scintillating San Juans in summer…rocketing down the from the top of the climb, the intoxicating rush and dazzle of wildflowers and berries make for a disorienting – yet sacred – descent; like falling through a perfumed kaleidoscope!

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celebrating freedom;  4,600′ of high altitude sweat salutes; Kennebec Pass mountain bike ride

Ride Stats:

date: this morning, July 3rd, 2011 with my chi-ldhood best friend; Greg.

type of purification: mountain biking

effort: 36 miles, 4,600′ of climbing, all on double & singletrack from elevation ranging from 8,000′ to 11,750′ with a technical grading of 4+ bike skills and significant will power

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