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Jill Homer
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Outdoor enthusiast, journalist. Anything worth doing is worth documenting.
Outdoor enthusiast, journalist. Anything worth doing is worth documenting.

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Searching for inspiration
I've always been a person who races to train, not the other way around. The impetus for my first race — which was the 2006 Susitna 100 on a mountain bike — was the realization that Alaska winters would turn me into a marshmallow if I didn't do something. Pa...
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Angry skies, peaceful mountains at Beat's Ouray 100
Two days after I drove home from Southwestern Colorado amid a crushing headache, a near-collision with a distracted driver who drifted into my lane in Montrose, then accumulating hail, flash flooding and long delays in Bailey, Beat and I were back on the ro...
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As the Hardrock Turns
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Roger asked whether I'd be interested in joining his Hardrock 100 crew, as a sort of liaison / shuttle driver. I think Roger would readily agree that it's ridiculous for any amateur race runner to require an entourage, but t...
As the Hardrock Turns
As the Hardrock Turns
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I am so infinitesimal
Nearly 90 degrees at 10,000 feet, and a steady flow of sunscreen-saturated sweat reduced my field of vision to bursts of light between rapid-fire blinks. After a hard left the road shot skyward at a 20 percent grade, its surface a backward conveyor made of ...
I am so infinitesimal
I am so infinitesimal
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Bit of a mountain bender
Every week, when I say I want to take it easy and spend more time sitting in air-conditioned coffee shops and catching up on writing I want to do, I really mean it. A weary moodiness sets in, and I can only conclude that my cumbrous body just doesn't want t...
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Not hibernating yet
Last week, when the forecast called for temperatures in the mid-90s through the weekend, I pushed my usual weekly long ride up to Monday. With temperatures in the 70s and a Camelbak full of ice water, I thoroughly enjoyed a sweat-soaked grind up Carbiou. I ...
Not hibernating yet
Not hibernating yet
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All downhill from here
I'm one of those weirdos who looks forward to the summer solstice because it marks the beginning of the descent toward my favorite season. The week before last was a difficult one for me, with poor air quality and asthma symptoms as a reminder that I'll lik...
All downhill from here
All downhill from here
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The scars we keep
With Katie Monaco and Lael Wilcox in Banff before the start of the 2015 Tour Divide The other night I had that dream again: It's night on the unknown mountain. I'm clinging to clumps of grass on a steep shale slope. I can hear pebbles clinking down the face...
The scars we keep
The scars we keep
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Bracing for summer
Before leaving Utah, I noticed a bunch of 90s in Boulder's weather forecast and considered extending the road trip to escape north to Montana. If I was brave, that's what I would have done, but I also snagged some extra work for the week and knew it would b...
Bracing for summer
Bracing for summer
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Reliving Snowy Range Pass
Driving long distances is a guilty pleasure of mine, right up there with cycling and running long distances — I just love covering ground. The best part about road trips is breaking up the drive with some sort of hurried adventure in a new-to-me place. The ...
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