Author Archives: Alex Modestou

Biking Mt Mitchell

Unseasonably warm temperatures across North Carolina made for an early spring thaw in the mountains and a perfect opportunity to ride up Mt Mitchell before the crowds arrive. To more fully immerse myself in nature and avoid vehicle traffic, I … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 Xterra USA Championship

The Xterra Tribe gathers annually in Ogden, Utah on the last weekend of summer. The Xterra off-road triathlon USA Championship brings elites from around the world and top age-group athletes from across the United States to celebrate the season together … Continue reading

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Xterra USA Championship – Trail Run Preview

The Xterra USA off-road triathlon championship course is a legitimate test of mental and physical strength. Held each year just outside of Ogden, UT, the race starts off with a mile-long swim in Pineview Reservoir, followed by 18 miles of … Continue reading

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Xterra Utah: USA championship bike course preview

The Xterra off-road triathlon USA championship bike course is the embodiment of Xterra’a #livemore motto. Starting at the Pineview reservoir, just north of Ogden, UT, the course climbs through canyons, up peaks, and along rolling singletrack replete with stunning mountain … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 Xterra Mountain Championship

After a few weeks of solid mountain training in Park City, Utah, I was eager to toe the line at the Xterra Mountain Championship in Avon, Colorado. Despite my Iowan upbringing and flatland existence in North Carolina, I race best … Continue reading

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Epic Road Cycling: Guardsmans Pass – Park City, UT

As the only IMBA Gold-Level ride center in the US, Park City is a mecca for mountain biking. The body can only take so many days in a row of off-road pounding however; sometimes a road ride is a welcome … Continue reading

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Altitude Training: Park City Mountain Resort

After a very successful altitude training trip last year, I decided to take full advantage of my remote working privileges for another sojourn to the high country. This time around, thanks to fellow Xterra off-road triathlon pro Emma Garrard and … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA East Championship

The Xterra East championship in Richmond, VA is easily my favorite stop on the US Pro tour. Taking full advantage of Richmond’s status as the best river town in America, the swim, bike, and run are in and along the … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA Southeast Championship

With IMBA epic mountain bike trails weaving through Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain is the perfect venue for the XTERRA Southeast championship, which doubled this year as the USAT off-road triathlon national championship.

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EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails

Just outside of Greenville, NC the EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails offer up 11 miles of challenging and exhilarating single track with ample shade as a respite from the heat. The trails are built and maintained by the … Continue reading

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