The Sweet Spot

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Bike, Races | 3 Comments
The Sweet Spot

Endurance racing is all about finding that place where you can ride at a quick pace, without blowing yourself into oblivion. Not too slow, and not too fast. A sweet spot. Of course, that spot is different for everyone. Riders at the front of the race can go much faster while using less energy than […]

P2P Preview (Part 4)

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Bike, Races | 6 Comments
P2P Preview (Part 4)

The home stretch. At last. The only thing between feed station 2 and eternal glory is 22 miles and 3,600 vertical. Oh. Snap. Segment 6: 22 miles. 3,600 vertical. Garmin connect page. Segment video.   After the grueling (and awesome) riding above Park City Mountain Resort, the feed station at the base of the mountain […]

P2P Preview (Part 3)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Bike, Races | 5 Comments
P2P Preview (Part 3)

Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Segment 4: 11 miles. 1,900 vertical. Garmin Connect page. Segment video. Welcome to The Crux. From Feed 1 at Silver Lake Lodge, to Feed 2 at Park City Mountain Resort is the heart and soul of the Park City Point 2 Point. These […]

P2P Preview (Part 2)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Bike, Races | 4 Comments
P2P Preview (Part 2)

A preview of the first 28 miles of the Park City Point 2 Point.

P2P Preview (Part 1)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Bike, Races | 3 Comments
P2P Preview (Part 1)

The Park City Point 2 Point is less than 2 weeks away. It’s a big race. 80 miles. 14,000 vertical. And some of the most amazing and hardest singletrack you’ll ever ride. It will be one of the most demanding—and best—days you’ve ever had on your bike. This week I will be posting my thoughts […]

The River Took My Bike: Epilogue

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Bike | 3 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my river encounter. I really don’t have any deep thoughts or enlightening insights. It was stupid. I was stupid. There’s really not anything more to it. I made a terrible choice, and nearly paid terrible consequences. However, I’ve learned from that mistake. I hope I have, anyway. […]

2011 ToU Stage 4 (Photos)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Bike, Photos, Races | 2 Comments
2011 ToU Stage 4 (Photos)

Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah was a circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a hurt-fest. I watched in the shade, about 3/4 of the way up the nasty grunt climb, about 500 meters from the finish line. The riders had to climb that hill 11 times. The stage winner was […]

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