Tuesday, April 25, 2017

From Jake Parkinson: Pictures from Tonight's TNR





A big thanks to Jake who was the only person on the TNR with the steady hands and the initiative to save some images from the ride. I am tempted to quote Dickens. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Sometimes bad weather makes the experience more memorable, maybe even more fun. Tony picked the route tonight. The plan was to ride between and around the various small storm systems. That worked pretty well for the first twenty minutes or so. At that point we encountered precipitation in every one of its possible forms; solid, liquid, and semi-solid. As evidenced by the photos, we were forced to take shelter during the worst of the storm. The remainder of the ride was absolutely beautiful riding in and out of smaller storms and random patches of bright sunlight.
 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ultimate Challenge-Discount for Early Registration

 

The 2017 Ultimate Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 5th, with a roll out at 9:30am from Midway’s Soldier Hollow. You’ll ride the same “Queen Stage” route the pros will ride, tackling an incredible amount of climbing as you finish at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. We have limited space available so sign up today! Registration and event specifics can be found below.

Individual Registration

•Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 9:30am

•Registration is $140 and is non-refundable.

•Registration closes on July 31st.

•One Distance – Gran Fondo Route: Heber Valley to Snowbird Resort.

•Approximately 62 miles and 7,000 feet of climbing.

•Limited space available – 800 entries.

Early Bird Discount Before May 31

•Sign up before June 1st for just $125

http://www.rideultimatechallenge.com/registration/?cid=Tour_ES_2017.04.21_Newsletter&rid=491048&emailaddress=Davedawn@srv.net&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJSbU1tUmtZakV3TkRsbSIsInQiOiJQUThEYnpRSGYrSUhYZjJMZGUzRDFrcGQ5enQ4bzg4cU1hejZidzQ2U01TMzJoSzA4MmRVWFVnVnQ3TmtZeW9ZNXk4TTlaeUl4RTRaN3lPMHdlb0M4d0JJYWtNTzlCdmp6UXkwZmlacEY1MzltYzRKSGlSU3lqRHdoTkpQUzFCayJ9

 

LBL 2017-Highlights

Friday, April 21, 2017

JayP's Gravel Pursuit Registration Open

Backyard Series

The Gravel Pursuit will be here before you know it. Challenge yourself with a 60 mile or 120 mile gravel race in Island Park, Idaho. A few reasons why you should register for Gravel Pursuit:
  1. Because it is just outside Yellowstone National Park in the Yellowstone ecosystem. The route actually follows along the border of the park.
  2. Its is the best time of year for weather, changing foliage and animals moving with the least amount of tourists. Ask any local what their favorite time of year is. 
  3. You will ride in Idaho and cross the Continental Divide into Montana. Then back again. You will cross the Tour Divide route. 
  4. Enjoy the area beyond the event. It is a world class destination! If you like to fish it is a must do.
  5. The west entrance of Yellowstone is 20 miles away from the race headquarters.
  6. If you are thinking about Fat Pursuit Gravel Pursuit will give you an idea of the terrain you'll be on.
  7. pur·suit - noun The action of following or pursuing someone or something. An activity of a specified kind, especially a recreational or athletic one.
  8. It is a lot of fun with like minded individuals.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Training for Gravel Races with Limited Training Time - Training Tuesday-Cyclocross Magazine

https://www.cxmagazine.com/chris-mayhew-chris-mcgovern-kenneth-lundgren-gravel-race-training-cyclocross-magazine

Zurich Urban Cyclocross Highlights + POV


https://www.cxmagazine.com/video-ekz-crosstour-2017-urban-cyclocross-zurich-city-april-pro-racing

Utah County Gran Fondo (i.e. the ULCER) - $20 OFF



Code APRILUCGF20 for $20 off

It used to be called the ULCER. Then it was Hotter Than Heck for a couple of years. Now, we're excited to launch the Utah County Gran Fondo and invite you to join us on July 29 for up to 100 miles of fully supported cycling with hundreds of friends - new and old. Great aid stations, a delicious lunch at the finish line and an bike expo to top it off.