Kirt Voreis and the Legendary Jackalope

Jackalope? What’s that? As a kid on my first drive across the U.S. with my folks, there was talk about something called a jackalope. Postcards at Wall Drug showed images of a rabbit with antlers. Did this thing really exist? Or shall we ask, “Does this thing exist?” All you …

ROAD TO KANZA: MENSO DE JONG, FROM SINGLETRACK RACING TO GRAVEL

No stranger to grinding it out in the saddle for hours on end, Menso de Jong, a member of Team Clif Bar Mountain Biking and Cyclocross, talks about getting ready on his Road to Kanza. Watch the short video and read about a ride he once did with 14k of climbing. …

Grass Roots Racing in the Mid-Atlantic: Dylan Johnson Wins the Cohutta 100

83 fast-paced miles. Hit the gas at the start. Don’t let up. That’s what Dylan Johnson of Cameron Mountain Bike Racing did this past weekend. Here’s his recap: The Cohutta 100 is often one of the more tactical of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE) races with over 65 miles …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 3: Amanda, the Team and a Large Mammal

Day 3 of the #Ride2Mammoth took the team up the highway, off onto some scenic gravel and up to the resort and snow. Here’s the final recap of the story in video, pictures and words.(If you missed Day 1 or 2, here are the recaps: DAY 1, DAY 2) In …

Check, Check, Bike Check with Kirt Voreis and his Niner trail bikes

On a recent road trip along the California coast with Kirt Voreis, we forced him to stand in the direct sunlight, without his Smith shades, and take pictures with his JET 9 RDO and his RIP 9 RDO. (He loved every minute of it.) Both frames use Niner’s Carbon Compaction …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 2: Amanda and the Team Face Heat in the High Desert

Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth found Amanda and her SDG Factory Teammates facing long, straight highways, high heat and relentless sunshine. Here’s the story in video, pictures and words: (If you missed Day 1, here’s the recap.)     In Amanda’s Words: Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth was a hot …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 1: From the Ocean into the Mountains with Amanda Nauman

Here’s an interesting idea. Start at the Pacific Coast, get on your bike with your training partners, ride east into the LA mountains on your way to the Sierra Nevadas. Amanda “Panda” Nauman and members of the SDG Factory Team are headed on a 400+ mile journey over three days, …

Speed and Style along the California Coast with Kirt Voreis: A Photo Collection

What? Ride a 29 inch mountain bike in the downhill at Sea Otter? And then ride a different 29er in the dual slalom? Yes and Yes. When we asked Kirt Voreis to do such a thing he was ready, willing, able and excited about it. We put together a little …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch talks about mental preparation

Rebecca Rusch, three time winner of the Dirty Kanza, returns this year to compete in the 100 mile race. Here she talks about the importance of breaking down the race into pieces so it’s easier to wrap your head around. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Vibration and fatique during a long …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch talks about vibration and fatique

Rebecca Rusch is headed back to Dirty Kanza to compete, this time in the DK100. Here are more tips on the vibration a rider will experience during long gravel rides. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Nutrition for long endurance rides Mental preparation: Breaking the ride into pieces Rebecca Rusch’s handlebar setup …