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Lea Davison

The Anatomy of the 2016 World Championships

The month before the World Championships was the hardest training block I’ve ever had. If I wasn’t motorpacing behind Andy on a scooter, I was doing hard intervals on single track on my mountain bike. It was aggressive, we really pushed my limits, and, most importantly, I was prepared to have potentially my best ride
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Ouchy

La Bresse World Cup.  Images by Michal Cervany It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. The third world cup of the season and the last Olympic qualifying opportunity really was all over the spectrum. I was feeling really good and confident leading up to the race the week before.
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The B Sides, a Pro Cyclist

I could so easily tell you about all the best parts of this training block. The maple creamee send off, the Eastern Grind at Catamount with a victorious spray of champagne, or the fireworks of color powder and confidence I saw at the launch of our newest Marin Chapter. These are the easy and positive
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An Ode to Our Mom

IMG_2123 Our mom was not our biggest cheerleader. Though, in volume alone, she is always the loudest one on the course. Our mom was our biggest supporter and there is a difference. She set the bar and defined dedication by example. She, by all means, was dedicated to us. She believed that having kids was
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Let the 2016 race season begin!

First Start Line of the Year This is moment’s before I sprayed my entire bottle of champagne on Kate After an anticipated arrival, the 2016 race season has officially kicked off at the U.S national race in Fontana, CA. It’s always so nice to check that first race off the list. When I’m in the
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A lady and her lady bike

Every so often an object ends up far surpassing it’s sole utility. It can mean so much more.  When I was a kid, I had high hopes for mydownhill ski-racing career.  A crucial moment in ski racing is when an athlete becomes good enough to get sponsored.  When a company says, you are fast enough that we want you on our equipment. All
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Not All Summits are Created Equal

    Not all summits are created equal. For the past two months, my sister and I have hiked up Mt. Mansfield in varying degrees.  Sometimes for five minutes, and other times for thirty minutes.  The only common thread is that we never summited.  My sister, Sabe, has been recovering from a concussion, and it’s
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The Rio Olympic Mountain Bike test event

   Photo: Michal Cerveny  Photo: Michal Cerveny  Room with a view in Rio  Photo: Michal Cerveny Photo: Michal Cerveny   This last off season trip was absolutely epic and probably rates as one of the best trips so far.  It started at the Olympic test event in Rio.  Here, we got to preview the Olympic
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Vermont is Home

 Millstone, VT, Angry Gnome Trail  We used the unusual temps to take the L.L Bean SUP for a cruise  This is what a dream gym looks like with a dream strength trainer.  HP Sports. Philadelphia.  Hiking in some of the first snow of the season!  Mount Mansfield, Vermont   It’s been awhile since I have actually spent
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The Off Season!

The off season is here, and Sabe and I kicked it off in fashion with five days in Andorra and Spain.  Sabe came over to worlds to support me, and we started the ‘off’ season the day after the World Championships with one of the coolest climbs I’ve ever done.  Sabe had scoped out a
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