Lisa enjoying her first trip to Hawksbill Crag.

The Year in Pictures 2013

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It seems we got around to doing a pretty good bit in 2013. It was a big year for Arkansas Outside; we actually had our own beer for a while until our fans drank it all up. Thanks to Vino’s for making that happen (before you ask, we hope to have it back in the Spring, time will tell.) While covering races, Lisa finished her first 50K trail run and her first road marathon this year. Due to inclement weather, Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day wasn’t as big as 2012 but Cyclofemme and Race the Base were bigger than ever.

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Thanks to all those who have contributed articles and those who’ve supported us by purchasing stickers, AO Recovery Drink Insulators and AO Noggin Insulators. Also a big thank you to our advertisers:  DLT Event Management, Spokes Little Rock, Go! Running, Fayettechill, The Community Bicyclist, Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters, Orbea, and Arkansas Cycling and Fitness.

Here is a sample of the events we covered and participated in. We took tens of thousands of photos this year, so many great photos and great memories that it would be impossible to choose  favorites so I kept the photos to only two events per month:

January 2013

Faith "flying" at the DeGray Lake Trail Run.
Faith “flying” at the DeGray Lake Trail Run.
Lisa enjoying her first trip to Hawksbill Crag.
Lisa enjoying her first trip to Hawksbill Crag.

February 2013

Racers on the wall as part of the Medi-O-Core Triathlon.
Racers on the wall as part of the Medi-O-Core Triathlon.
The Crosswinds Classic Road Cycling Race.
The Crosswinds Classic Road Cycling Race.

March 2013

The Big Rock Mystery Run, You never know the route or weather.
The Big Rock Mystery Run, You never know the route or weather.
The Spa City 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race.
The Spa City 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race.

April 2013

Early water crossing on the Ouachita Challenge 60 mile Mountain Bike Race.
Early water crossing on the Ouachita Challenge 60 mile Mountain Bike Race.
Early in the Ouachita Trail 50K/50-miler.
Ultra runner Elizabeth Kimble, early in the Ouachita Trail 50K/50-miler.

May 2013

Always a good time at Hazel Valley Ranch in the Ozarks.
Always a good time at Hazel Valley Ranch in the Ozarks.
Wet rocks and roots made Syllamo's Revenge a particularly tough race this year.
Wet rocks and roots made Syllamo’s Revenge a particularly tough race this year.

June 2013

Rain and lightning almost ruined this year's War Eagle Run but things cleared up enough to get a great run in.
Rain and lightning caused delays at this year’s War Eagle Run but things cleared up enough to get a great run in.
The second "Gentleman's" Bike race, The Tri-County Shakedown, this year turned out to be tough with loose gravel grinders and long climbs.
The second “Gentleman’s” Bike race, The Tri-County Shakedown, this year turned out to be tough with loose gravel grinders and long climbs.

July 2013

A 4th of July float on the Ouachita River was a perfect way to spend a hot summer day.
A 4th of July float on the Ouachita River was a perfect way to spend a hot summer day.
Late night shenanigans were had at the Full Moon Run.
Late night shenanigans were had at the Full Moon Run.

August 2013

Early August rains gave us enough water to float the upper and middle Buffalo, a rare occurrence.
Early August rains gave us enough water to float the upper and middle Buffalo, a rare occurrence.
The Mount Nebo Run was a huge success with perfect weather.
The Mount Nebo Run was a huge success with perfect weather.

September 2013

Watching the kids race was a highpoint of the Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Festival.
Watching the kids race was a highpoint of the Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Festival.
There was no loitering on the Big Dam Bridge 100.
There was no loitering on the Big Dam Bridge 100.

October 2013

The first weekend in October found Lisa pacing a 100 mile runner for 20 of her middle of the night miles.
The first weekend in October found Lisa pacing Elizabeth for 20 of her Arkansas Traveller 100 miles.
The next weekend found her racing in the 40 Acres of Hell Triathlon.
The very next weekend found Lisa racing in the 40 Acres of Hell Triathlon.

November 2013

Atilla the Hun Mountain Bike race closed up the AMBC Series on a very cold note.
Atilla the Hun Mountain Bike race closed up the AMBC Series on a very cold note.
The annual Go!bbler Run is becoming a Thanksgiving Day tradition around here.
The annual Go!bbler Run is becoming a Thanksgiving Day tradition around here.

December 2013

The final race of the Arkansas Super-Prestige Cyclocross Series and State Championship had epic conditions and a great vibe. Perfect way to end the season.
The final race of the Arkansas Super-Prestige Cyclocross Series and State Championship had epic conditions and a great vibe. Perfect way to end the season.
The Inaugural 3 Bridges Marathon was a huge success.
The Inaugural 3 Bridges Marathon was a huge success.

 

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