Lynda’s 2012 Grand Loop Ride


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Short story: Cat Morrison and I raced the 360 mile Grand Loop route, self-supported in 3 days, 11 hours and 33 mins finishing at 3:39am on Sunday June 2nd to set a joint female ultra record. We are super-stoked!!! Neither Cat or I carried a camera so all pics are borrowed from DH. THE PREAMBLE […]

I’m riding Grand Loop!


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I'm very excited and quite nervous! Cat Morrison and I are doing an ITT on The Grand Loop starting 5am on Wednesday. We hope to ride and finish it together but will be self supported and will finish it out solo if it comes to that! The Grand Loop is 360 miles linking up Kokopelli […]

Racing the Grand Loop


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When I did the Grand Loop in '07 it was a completely consuming affair.  Everything about it was so new, so foreign, so promising, so freightening...I was green to multi-day self-supported racing (still am, really).  Having that first one in the books removed much of the unknown about the event this time. By far, Grand Loop […]

GL SS training


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May 29th a group of us will be heading out on a Grand Loop mission.   I've done this route before, so to make it more challenging this time around I'll have just one gear.  This route is hard enough that success rate is something south of 40% for those that attempt it - and it […]

Grand Loopy Dreams


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A couple years back I had quite a ride on the Grand Loop.   Apparently it didn't cure me of wanting to go back.  I wanted to do it last year SS but it didn't work out timing-wise.  This year it is still a big question mark but the dreams come still... It hasn't been done […]

Whiteout on the Unc


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Thinking of the Grand Loop for '08?  Yea, me too.  The golden gem of '07 get's my attention for another year.  Can you say SS? Last year I did it not once but twice.  Since it was a low snow year I figured I'd bust it out early in mid-May.  Wow, that turned out to […]

Big Mojo on the Grand Loop


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The morning of the Grand Loop Race I was relaxing in the lobby of the GJ Super 8, enjoying some "free" raisin bran and reading the paper.  I turned to the horoscope section just for fun and found this: You will have abundant energy the next few days but it's best to pace yourself - […]

2:19:47

That's how long the Grand Loop took.  Unlike most race finish times, the units are days/hours/minutes.  I covered more ground in less time over much, much more difficult terrain than the solo attempt.  I was racing full gas from go.  It was hard, brutal, beautiful, magical, and required all my reserves.  I loved every minute […]