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Intro


Some people are "high maintenance." For whatever reason, in my

thirties I realized that I'm something else: I'm "high mileage." 

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Intro


Some people are "high maintenance." For whatever reason, in my

thirties I realized that I'm something else: I'm "high mileage." 

High Mileage, A Summary: 


These are the adventures of a sometimes-crazy, always honest writer and cyclist from Reno, Nevada. Once a runner and always an athlete, I hope that my writing captures what I love about sport so much: its ability to bring out the best in us,  to teach us--in not very subtle ways-- about our strengths, weaknesses and sometimes, even, the "big stuff."

I'm also a bibliophile. I earned my MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Saint Mary's College of California back in 2012-- an honor that rests as close to my heart as any race win. I also have two Master of Arts degrees-- in English and French-- awarded by the University of Nevada, Reno.  

Fun fact: I was the first woman from Nevada to win the California Triple Crown Stage Race in 2015, a race that marked my transition into cycling. I have no idea what's in front of me-- but I'm ready for the adventure, and ready to write about it. Thanks for reading! 

Best, 

Rebecca A. Eckland

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The Athlete


The Athlete


My Adventures: 

2018:

Bariani Road Race, 1st Place Cat 3/ QOM prime

Babes, Bubbles and Bikes, (Charity Race for Reno Homeless Shelter hosted by Full Pedal) 1st Place

Folsom Winter Criterium, 3rd place 3/4/5 Crit; 3rd place Pro 1/2/3

2017: 

Modesto Criterium: 2nd Cat 3/4/5

Tour de Nez Criterium: DNF (crashed out with two laps to go :-(  ) 

District TT: 3rd overall

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey: Rite of Passage team (third in category)

Logota Road Race, 1st overall

Patterson Pass Road Race: 3rd, Cat 3

Death Ride

Alta Alpina Race Series: Second Place- "A" Riders

Silver State 508: Third Overall; First and Course Record for a Four-Woman Team "Great Basin Bumblebees"

Stetina Silver Prospect Ride (Gran Fondo): 3rd place

2016: 

Inyo Double Century

Devil Mountain Double Century, Second Female

Central Coast Double Century, Second Female

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, 1st Place Ultra Team

District Championships TT: First Place 30-34 Female

Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge

Death Ride

Silver State 508, 1st Place, Four-Person Mixed

Dead of Winter Double

2015: 

Escape From Prison Hill Half Marathon, 1st place female 

Coeur d'Alene Ironman: 11:42, 6th Place Age Group Finisher

California Triple Crown Stage Race, 1st place female

Donner Double: First Place female

Donner Lake Swim (wetsuit): Fifth place

Reno 10-Miler: Third place female

Silver State 508, 1st Place Two-Person Mixed 

Borrego Springs 12-hour World Championship Cycling Time Trial

Northface Endurance Challenge Marathon

2014:

Moraga Treeline Triathlon, 1st Place Female

Boise 70.3 Ironman, 1st Place Age Group

Lake Tahoe Triathlon, 1st Place Overall + Age Group

Borrego Springs 6-Hour World Championship Cycling Time Trial, 1st Place Female, 3rd Place including male competitors

2011: 

Davis 10K: 37:10

2010: 

California International Marathon, 2:47 

San Jose Half Marathon, First Place Age Group, 1:21

2009: 

California International Marathon, 2:54

2008:

Boston Marathon, 3:13

2007: 

Lake Tahoe Marathon, 1st Place Female, 3:21

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The Writer


"Her writing is a lyrical exploration of a self being altered, challenged, affirmed, re-challenged, and re-affirmed, by being pushed to the very edges of its physical limitations ... these lead not to easy affirmations, or moments of triumph, but rather to insights about what it's like to live an embodied existence, to be susceptible to pain, to be tangled up in memories from which swimming, cycling, running and writing are the only viable ways to break free."

The Writer


"Her writing is a lyrical exploration of a self being altered, challenged, affirmed, re-challenged, and re-affirmed, by being pushed to the very edges of its physical limitations ... these lead not to easy affirmations, or moments of triumph, but rather to insights about what it's like to live an embodied existence, to be susceptible to pain, to be tangled up in memories from which swimming, cycling, running and writing are the only viable ways to break free."

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