Original Growler IV

The 2011 version of the Original Growler went much better for me then the 2010 version. Yes, I suffered, but everybody suffers at these events.    This year the course took the opposite direction, which I enjoyed more, and maybe suited my skills better.  I’m not a great technical rider, and when it gets real technical, […]

Front Range 60, 1st, 2nd or 17th?

The Front Range 60 went down this past weekend.  I was a little nervous going into this race.  Not sure why.  It could have been that I was afraid I’d blow up  like I did at the Voodoo Fire, or that it’s a ridiculously fast course with some super fast locals. Or maybe it was […]

Dawn to Dusk AZ, 3rd Place Overall

Once again Jon suggested we take a 14 hr road trip to warmer weather for a 10 hr race.  He is such a good or bad influence depending how you look at it.  Dave from the Trek Bicycle Store also joined us. We took the store van which made it easy with all the room […]

2010 24hrs of Moab

I’m really beginning to enjoy 24hour team events.  This years 24hrs of Moab was my 3rd, and most exciting.  We had three 4 man teams and 3 solos, 2 mechanics and Kathy supporting Jon and Tanner going solo, and a few other kids all at our camp.  There was always something going on during the […]

Park City Point to Point Race Report

Last weekend I embarked on the last of my endurance races for the season, which was the hardest yet.  The Park City Point to Point proved to be everything promised, an epic adventure around three of Park City, UT ski resorts. This race was not on my calendar until about three weeks before the race […]

Winter Park Mary Jane Circuit

I had a great race at Winter Park this past weekend at the Winter Park Mountain Top/Mary Jane Circuit.  This course is super fun,  with 3 laps at 10,600-11,000ft and fast technical descents, and tough technical climbs. This would be my 3rd XC race under 2hrs this year, everything else was 4.5+hrs. I started off […]

Breck 100 Report

[singlepic id=90 w=320 h=240 float=left] This is long over due, but I though I put in a few words about my first attempt at the Breck 100.   First of all, a great race, well organized and staffed.  The 6am start was a little tough, but after we got rolling, everything was fine. I ended up […]

Laramie Enduro Report

[singlepic id=99 w=320 h=240 float=left] This past weekend was the Laramie Enduro, a 70 mile course just east of Laramie Wy.  I haven’t ridden up there and had no idea what to expect.  I heard there was a lot of fire road and double track and not to much single track. I wasn’t sure how I’d […]

Front Range 50 Determination

I had some high expectations for the Front Range 50 race last weekend.  I had been feeling good the last few days and my pre-ride times looked promising for a good result.   This race is part of the RMU series, where I sat second over all (pre Fr50), from my second place result at the […]

Dawn Til Dusk – 12hr solo

I completed my first 12hr solo event last weekend.  I wasn’t sure what to expect going in.  I felt confident, but I haven’t riding my bike for 12hrs, much less competed on 100% single track. I ended up getting 2nd place in  my Age group.  Finishing in 10:56hr, after 9 laps and 112miles. I have […]