Olivia’s Wilderness 101K Race Report

Friday: the day before the race Chris and I dropped the dogs off at my moms and headed to Coburn, Pennsylvania. 9 hours in the car and a weekend of free camping in July is a bit too toasty and humid for our pups. We drove into the small town of Coburn, PA and found […]

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Olivia’s The Outlaw Race Report & Adventure

This is my second BOONDOGGLE race I have attended and it did not disappoint. The format for this race was inspired by motocross. It was two 30 minute heats on a one mile course. Racers received points each race depending on how they finished. It was really cool that there were payouts for each heat […]

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Traveling with Dogs

I have been asked a lot recently on how we go on trips with our pups.  I love dogs so I am very excited to help others experience the joys of traveling with their pets. We have 2 dogs. Pre is a 3 year old Standard Poodle and Clyde is a 4 year old Blue Healer […]

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Colorado Summer Adventure: towns, trails, and logistics

We recently returned from Colorado where we camped, hiked, biked, and explored for two weeks. We are known for squeezing in as much adventure as possible for as cheap as possible. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing articles detailing our recent adventures. Each article is aimed at helping you to experience the […]

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Free Camping through Colorado

For 12 days Chris and I slept in our truck and camped for free while exploring Colorado. I am not going to say every spot was amazing or ideal but when you try your best to save money on lodging you become willing to make it work. Free Camping in Kansas Our first spot was […]

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Olivia’s Louisville Short Track Race Report

This is coming from the mouth of a mountain bike racer that has never raced a short track mountain bike race before. So here is how it went down. 

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Olivia’s Mohican 100K Race Report

FRIDAY’S PRE-RIDE Chris and I like to arrive early the day before races so we can ride a section of trail. Let me give you an idea of what the weather looked like on Friday. It rained on Thursday and down-poured right before we headed out for our ride. As the sky was clearing we […]

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Olivia’s Big Frog 65 Race Report

PRE-RACE DAY Pre-ride. Chris Shannon and I arrived at the Thunder Rock trailhead parking lot Friday at noon. The trailhead is directly across from the Thunder Rock Campground*. After lunch we headed out for our pre-ride of the course. I wanted to do the first singletrack hill climb right after passing the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

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Olivia’s Boondoggle ’45’ Race Report

Woke up that morning to the sounds of roosters in the distance and the sun shining down. There was no rush in the morning because the race start was not until 10:00 a.m.. Something I am not used to but it was nice to sleep in. We lined up at 9:45 a.m. with the male […]

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Olivia’s Dirty South Roubaix 100k Race Report

It was a fast start. I have never raced a road race before or gravel so this was a little new to me. The pack split right after the truck pulled off the front. I saw one woman stick with the lead pack and attempted to hang on but glanced down at my power and […]

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