Guest article: On being a mom and becoming a mountain biker

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Julie Browning and her daughter Indie at a Portland race.
(Photos courtesy Julie Browning)

This story comes from Julie Browning, owner of an endurance sports coaching business in Portland.

As we get older it’s not easy to take on new challenges, especially ones that are physically demanding, are potentially dangerous and offer technical barriers. Back in 2004, a year before our beautiful daughter was born; I thought I was quite happy running, swimming and riding my road bike. Little did I know that I was about to fall in love with riding and racing mountain bikes.

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