Here we are hosting our 4th Rasputitsa and I can’t picture our spring without it. It still gives me anxiety from an event planning perspective but hearing the stories and seeing the expressions once they cross the finish line, I’ve never had the pleasure of being a part of something so motivating.
In its evolution there has been some confusion, even in my mind, as to what Bittersweet is about. I have to be honest and say that its initial purpose was to grow the women’s field at Rasputitsa. Yet, over time, Bittersweet began to mold itself into something more all-embracing. It transformed to inspiring human connections and belonging.
We took five with Canadian Cyclocross Champion, Maghalie Rochette. Maghalie was 2nd Place at the 2019 Rasputitsa and the artist behind our winner’s trophies. In general, she’s like an overflowing cup of creativity that you just can’t get enough of.
When Carrie Tomczyk asked me when we were going to be in Stone Harbor, I thought she was asking so she and her family could come visit. When I gave her the dates she said, “Good, you can ride the Rasputitsa.” I think I spit out whatever was in my mouth...or I started sliding backwards (we were skinning at the time of this conversation).
The Gravel Ride is a cycling podcast where we discuss the people, places and products that define modern gravel cycling. They interview athletes, course designers and product designers who are influencing the sport.
As an avid listener, Heidi Myers had the opportunity to speak about her passion for gravel races.
Presented by the Kingdom Trail Association, Victory Hill Sector and Burke Mountain Resort, this 26.2 mile backcountry route is open just this one time a year for the Circumburke Challenge. Utilizing a mix of Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain and Victory HIll singletrack trails along with connecting doubletrack, the route brings you up and over Burke Mountain to the wilds of Victory and back.
The Old Stone House Museum is located in Brownington Village, Vermont, and opened as a museum in 1925. The history of our large 4-story granite building, however, begins in the 1830s. At that time, Brownington Village was home to a two story grammar school—the sole grammar school of Orleans County. A “grammar school” at that time was similar to what we might call a high school or junior college today. In 1829, the trustees of the school hired Alexander Twilight (1795-1857) as the headmaster. It was under Twilight’s leadership that the story of the Old Stone House begins.