Race Description

Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-Run *50 Mile Mtn Bike *50 Mile Run *50 K Run *Team Relay *Free Kids Fun Race!! Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville VT. The race happens every year the last Sunday in September! Race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Story of UnTapped Maple Syrup...#vt502014 #VT #untappedmaple @iamtedking


The story of UnTapped begins in Vermont.
Of course it does.
UnTapped is a startup that proposes to package maple syrup in plaid-patterned packets as portable sports fuel. It is the joint brainchild of a pro cyclist who grew up playing hockey and didn’t race bikes until he got to Middlebury, some third-generation members of American skiing’s royal family and a PR guru who used to coach Nordic at Midd. How could this story start anywhere other than Vermont?
The story of UnTapped begins with Tim Johnson bonking. This unto itself is notable: Johnson is a six-time U.S. national cyclo-cross champion, former World Championship silver medalist and, scarcely a month after that fateful summer afternoon, winner of the 2012 Green Mountain Stage Race in (where else?) Vermont. But at that moment, on July 28, he was hurting. Big-time. On a ride with his buddies, no less.

 Granted, these weren’t just any buddies—at the head of the group was Ted King, a Cannondale (then Liquigas-Cannondale) rider on the UCI WorldTour circuit with two Giro d’Italia finishes to his credit and two Tour de France appearances in his future. And granted, this wasn’t just any ride—this was a 207.2-mile, 10-hour west-east Odyssey that might make Homer wonder what was so special about the one he always told people about. Calling it “200 Not on 100”(as opposed to 2011’s 200 on 100), King and Johnson organized the expedition in part to fundraise for the Colorado Red Cross, but also because, well, because.  “It’s not a typical training ride that anyone would ever do,” explains King, before amending, “Anyone who is sane.” Straight through the heart of New England, the route climbs and falls and climbs again as it snakes along the highways from Burlington, Vt., to South Portland, Maine.
The Cochran boys
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The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Vermont 50 Welcomes Back Vermont Peanut Butter! #vt502014 #VT

Welcome Back
Vermont Peanut Butter

Their yummy peanut butter will be available 
During Race Weekend
Trust us This Stuff ROCKS!!!

As Pure & Natural As The Green Mountains

America's first AUTHENTIC BRAND, boasting the freshest USA grown nuts, the healthiest dried fruits, and fun nut butter creations. We created the first spreadable trail mix with the Mad River Mojo blend, and the first to only source USA ingredients. With additional protein, hearty ingredients and All NATURAL goodness in every jar...we have created the perfect super food FREE OF hydrogenation, palm oils, excess sugars, and preservatives. We've been doing the right thing since day 1, and WE DO IT all IN OUR OWN FACTORY. The perfect snack with sliced apples, pretzels or with a spoon right out of the jar. Carry a jar hiking, camping or road tripping and you will be so happy you did. So healthy, so natural and fun. Oh....and by the way....they taste absolutely incredible!


The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Check out this Podcast:
http://www.everydaycyclistpodcast.com/e/2013-vermont-50-race-report-choosing-to-suffer/

The VERMONT 50 Mountain Bike Race has been my “nemesis” since I first attempted it in 2009 in miserable conditions, in over eight hours. I suffered like I have never suffered before and coming back in 2012, I suffered with an injury and almost DNF'd twice, yet managed a 5:50 finish.

So, why would I come back in 2013 and “Choose to Suffer” for a SUB 5-HR PR?

Good question. I hope to answer that question in today’s show AND offer you some basic training techniques, and advanced training techniques to help you “choose to suffer” for a PR for you on your events.


The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550