Well, the Dairy Queen Double Dipper wasn’t actually the last scheduled race of the season, but it was likely the last time Ken and I will be at the same race. That said, this was a good one to go out on. – Read More –
Stage 6 – Elkford to Crowsnest Pass 101km / 2467m climbing / 9:29:03 There’s no easy way into stage 6 as riders, head straight up from Elkford to the rim of the Fording River Canyon and past Josephine Falls along some sweet singletrack. This is a long day in the saddle and the 1,000m vertical – Read More –
Stage 4 – Nipika Resort to Whiteswan Lake 107km / 1,980m climbing / 7:56:06 Upon leaving Nipika Mountain Resort, the riders are faced with the longest ride of the 2009, a 107km epic through the deep wilderness of the BC Rockies. The route follows along the base of the Royal Group, with the highest peak – Read More –
Just as all this scenery threatens to turn the ride into a postcard, the field comes face to face with the sheer western face of the Rocky Mountains. This near-impenetrable fortress has very few paths over or around, so they face the biggest day of vertical served this week with three major climbs of at least 700 metres each and a total of nearly 3000 metres on the day. – Read More –
When I first ran across this contest on SpecializedRiders.com I couldn’t help but grin ear to ear… Now this was a contest I could get behind!
Sure I want a chance to rip around on a brand spankin’ new S-Works Stumpjumper FSR, I mean not only is it part of Specialized’s heritage, but it’s also part of mine – It was my first bike (I saved months for that baby!), it was my second bike, and despite a few relapses I’ve always found Specialized bikes to fit both me and my riding style perfectly. I’m currently riding an Epic on the dirt and a Tricross on the pavement. – Read More –
With North America’s third-highest ski resort vertical rise, Panorama Mountain Village is poised to its annual part in the epic send-off. Maybe that should read “send up” as riders climb straight up and over a vertical mountain wall into some spectacular scenic alpine singletrack at the literal high point of the week at nearly 2,500 metres.
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At last… At last… It took some time, but Ken and I feel that we can now serve up some tasty Transrockies moments to all of you, our loyal supporters, friends, fellow riders and Transrockians. We will also be doing some detailed write ups on a stage by stage basis, but this is a video – Read More –
Ahhh… Sweet glorious victory! Team Bikeridr has officially crossed the finish line and have arrived safely home! Race reports are coming – Despite hoping to keep our faithful readers and friends updated whilst on course, the rigors of the race combined with limited internet availability made it nearly impossible. Stay tuned!
I had one of those familiar feelings this morning when I woke up. You know that feeling when something that seemed so, sooooo far off for so long finally arrives. In 48 hours the Transrockies will be officially under way and Ken and I will be rolling out the first kilometers of the week long – Read More –
The G8R marked my first solo endurance event and though I wasn’t flat out nervous per-se, I was a little anxious, especially in light of feeling a little blasé about my performance at the Perogy/TransStony (link) a few weeks prior.
That said, I had pre-rode the course with the Dead Goats on Thursday, and though my quads still weren’t 100% from my hill session earlier in the week, I figured they’d do what was required of them come race time ;-)
Though most enduro mass starts are exciting, nobody really blows out of the gates the way they do in a sprint race… This being the case, the event organizers decided to put a little twist on things by offering a crisp 50 dollar bill to the whoever finished lap #1 first. Good fun for somebody who wanted to blow up on the first lap ;-) – Read More –