25 Hours in Frog Hollow

25 Hours in Frog Hollow (Nov 5th, 2011) – Hurricane, UT Race Website: 25 Hours in Frog Hollow Event Description: Frog Hollow and TrueGRIT were conceived as a way to build our cycling culture by bringing mountain bikers together, to improve our communities awareness of Mountain Biking and all its benefits, and to showcase the amazing […] Read more »

12 Hours of Mesa Verde


  Race Website: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Race Reports 2012 12 Hours of Mesa (Messy) Verde by El Freako 2012 12 Hours of Mesa Verde by Dave Byers 2011 12 Hours of Mesa Verde by Dave Byers 2011 12 Hours of Mesa Verde by Tracy Thelen 2011 12 Hours of Mesa Verde by Josh Tostado 2010 12 Hours […] Read more »

Bailey Hundo


Bailey HUNDO – Pine, CO, 100miles, 12,740ft climbing Date of Next Event: June 16th, 2012 Registration Info: Online registration at PreRace.com Race Website: Bailey HUNDO,  Twitter: @baileyHUNDO Event Description: The Bailey HUNDO, a not-for-profit event, is a world-class 100-mile endurance mountain bike race that starts and ends in Bailey, Colorado. Money raised by the HUNDO is invested […] Read more »

Colorado Trail Race

  Race Website: Colorado Trail Race Race Reports 2012 CTR by Jeff Kerkove 2011 CTR by Jill Hueckman – 7d17h02m 2011 CTR by Eszter Horanyi – 5d5h27m 2011 CTR by Jarral Ryter – 5d5h15m 2011 CTR by Shawn Gregory – 5d15h44m 2011 CTR by Brett 2010 CTR by Jeff Kerkove – DNF Los Pinos Pass 2010 CTR by She Rides […] Read more »

The Original Growler


Original Growler – Gunnison, CO, 64miles, 8000ft climbing Date of Next Event: May,26 & 27 2012 Registration Info: Online registration at race website (registration currently not available).  The field will be limited to 350. Awards: Finishers Award Race Website: http://gunnisontrails.com/ Event Description: The Growler is a mass start with the initial miles on wider trails before […] Read more »

Steamboat Stinger

Steamboat Stinger – Steamboat Springs, CO, 50miles, 7600ft climbing Date of Next Event: 2013 (date not yet finalized) Registration Info: Online registration at prerace.com (registration currently not available) Awards: Tons of delicious Honey Stinger up for grabs along with various other prizes and items. Awards go 5 deep in each solo category and 3 deep […] Read more »

Mission Accomplished

The Buckle

Three Thousand – How long is 3,000 miles?  Let’s put this in perspective. It’s ~2,949 miles from Mexico City to Lima, Peru.  It’s ~2,985 miles from Beijing to Kabul, Afghanistan.  It’s ~2,990 miles from Virginia Beach, VA to San Jose, CA.  It’s ~3,460 miles from New York City to London.  3,000 miles = 4,828.032 kilometers.  3,000 miles is […] Read more »

Heil Valley Ranch


Perfect day for a ride.  Nice breeze with a temperature in the mid 60’s.  I decided to go to Heil Valley Ranch which is part of the North Foothills Open Space Area in Boulder County.  This area contains an abundance of wildlife including bobcats, black bears and mountain lions.  I didn’t see any of these, […] Read more »

Suffer Face

These guys were suffering

I know I certainly have had many moments of pain and suffering during riding a bike.  For me the latest occurred during the infamous Powerline climb that occurs around mile 83 of the Leadville 100 MTB Race.  The first two false summits had to be walked due to steepness, slickness, fatigue and train of other […] Read more »