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BIKING: Savilia Blunk, a 17-year-old from Inverness, is ranked 10th in the world in her age group for cross-country biking. Her coach says she stands out for her thoughtfulness, patience and determination: “A lot of kids tend to be excitable,” he said.   David Briggs

Savilia Blunk remembers clearly where she first learned to ride a bike. She was outside her home on the Inverness ridge, seated on a hand-me-down bike that had been spray-painted pink. Her older brother Silas gave her a push down the driveway—and that initial momentum hasn’t let up since. 

“I started . . .