Archive for October, 2011

Iron Cross

Posted in Must do Races on October 12, 2011 by rogeremasse

My last endurance event of the year, not really cyclocross and not quite a mountain bike race, race #3 in the American UltraCross SeriesAmerica’s original UltraCross event, Iron Cross never disappoints. Mike Kuhn, Zach Adams and the rest of the High Speed Cycling crew have this race dialed. Roughly 60 relatively high-speed miles that mainly cover paved, gravel and dirt roads. Small stretches of relatively easy mountain bike style single track is peppered in to keep in line any pure roadies that might enter.

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Teaberry

Posted in Must do Races on October 1, 2011 by rogeremasse

The Terror of Teaberry, the final race in the 2011 Michaux Endurance Series is the hardest mountain bike race in my world. I say this even after doing more-or-less the same course in the 2010 and 2009 editions of this race. You need to have your equipment dialed, every bit of your peak fitness, and confidence to test your skills to the limit just to finish safely. A slow progression of system failures lead to a showing that I’d like to soon forget, let alone share.
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