Rockwell Relay Wrap Up

Rockwell Relay Wrap Up

The winning team, Brute Force set a course record with a time of 28hrs. They were followed into the finish at St. George’s Main Park by Team Needles Peak at 29 hrs and Team Long Hard Road p/b Cutthroat Racing at 30 hrs. Teams continued to finish over the next several hours with the final team arriving at 37 hrs. 20 teams of 4 riders each competed in this year’s event.…

Pacelines

Pacelines are a basic element of bicycle riding and racing. It’s been said that you gain about 30% more efficiency/energy savings (give or take depending on wind conditions) by drafting. With that much energy savings it’s easy to see why riders tend to travel in packs rather than by themselves.…

Independence Day: A Day In The Life of the Tour Divide

The Tour Divide is often referred to as “the most challenging mountain bike race on the planet.” Few would argue it’s a beast. The self-supported race covers 2,745 miles of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, which traverses the mountain-rippled spine of the continent from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. There is a reported 200,000 feet of elevation gain over the distance, through remote and often relentlessly harsh terrain dominated by cows, mosquitoes and bears.…