Meaning of Rewards and Risks

Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride. The first climb in the Telluride 100 MTB. Photo: Jeff Kerkove

Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride. The first climb in the Telluride 100 MTB. Photo: Jeff Kerkove

With Gary’s near bursting ego after winning the (CAT 3) State MTB Championships of MA, we didn’t have room to fit a guest in the studio, so we hope you enjoy our conversation today on what rewards and awards mean, whether it’s cool for Kilian to “play” around during races, and the risks we take to enjoy competition, and my 100 mi MTB race this coming weekend in the San Juans.

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Telluride 100 – Tobin Behling

Photo courtesy of Landon Monholland of Over The Edge Sports in Fruita, Co

Ah, the San Juans in summer. No better way to enjoy them than signing up for a 100 mile race. The Telluride 100 features 100 miles of MTB fun just one week after the Hardrock 100 run. You’ll be drunk off altitude and delicious beer.

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THE website (that Gary David guilted Tobin into completing)…

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Scott Kummer – Fueled by Burger King


Scott Kummer relaxing during a race.

Here on Elevation Trail Gary and I talk a lot about the make up of the sport of Ultrarunning in terms of the participants. The bulk of the runners aren’t the scrawny 20-somethings we typically see perched atop the podium. They are mostly like the guy we have on the show today, Scott Kummer. Listen in on a fresh perspective that enlightens even the darkest caves of the ET show’s hosts.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic Race – Michael Wissell

michael wissell tsToday on Elevation Trail Michael Wissell joins us to talk about his experience in the Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race that took place last week. Sounds like a well organized circus with pro athletes and Whoopie Pies. And…Gary now has chickens.

We cover everything from nutrition to the mental aspects of racing ultra-endurance events. Thanks for listening!

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Injury, Perspective, and a Melange of Topics

ribbon caveThanks for joining us at Elevation Trail with me, Tim Long, and chicken whisperer, Gary David. Both Gary and I have been forced to reevaluate our participation in running due to a very acute injury (broken bones) and chronic injury (Achilles pain), so we explore what it’s like and how our perspectives have changed and evolved. We also cover a bunch of other stuff you don’t want to miss.

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The Yard Sale Show with Guest, Georgia Gould

Join me, Tim Long, and Gary David on Elevation Trail’s show, The Yard Sale, today as we chat with Olympic medalist, professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer, Georgia Gould. Lots of fun conversation in this one. Oh, and Gary has chickens. Download .mp3 file here:

The Barkley Documentary Creators

hurtJoin us today as (broken bones) Tim Long and Gary David welcome Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane, the filmmakers behind the Barkley Marathons documentary They’ve spent the last three years at the race and have some incredible stories revolving around what is arguably the toughest foot race in the world. Join us as we delve into the price and pain of play.

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