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Written by Michael Green Monday, 20 October 2014 16:53
This past weekend I raced in the Michigan Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder, a 100 K back road race in northern Michigan. Comprised of back dirt and seasonal roads - this was going to be one heck of a race. Lots of climbing and with 2 plus inches of rain this week, the potential for muddy and washed out seasonal roads made it potentially a slog fest - and just to complicate this, I had entered to race in the single speed division. This had become a big event in the Midwest attracting some of the sports regional royalty. These include Tristan Schouten, Michael Simonson and Brian Matter.
Written by Roger Jorgensen Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:06
October 4, 2014. Cross at the Beach in El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA. Imagine choking dust, sweltering, stifling heat, relentless gopher holes. Welcome to Southern California. A full day of racing on a 2.7 km course. Our very own asphalt start, tree shaded loose section, log jump, dry dusty run up, sand box section and a set of barriers. This was an extreme event. No amount of training can prepare for 40 minutes at 100 Degrees Fahrenheit. Thankfully, I had a few hours rest before the single speed event. Two races, 200 degrees of residual heat and a long drive home. A big thanks to Bikeman.com for team support.