Jason Sager’s Sudety MTB Challenge: Stages 1 & 2

With the Prologue over, Jason Sager of Team Jamis checks in again from Poland’s Sudety mountains and shares an update of Stages 1 & 2 at the Sudety MTB Challenge. In case you missed it, you can check out Jason’s first post [HERE].

Stage 1 and 2 Reflections at Stage 3 Breakfast

Sitting here the morning of stage 3, I’m having my second cup of Nescafé. It is a telling moment.

A single cup of Nescafé is a less than suitable replacement for what would ordinarily be a welcomed first cup of proper coffee. Some concessions must be made when on the road, and while coffee compromise is a lamentable one, these things happen, and are relatively acceptable. For a single cup.To return for a second cup of the water soluble coffee indicates a dire situation where caffeine stimulation overrides the desire for pleasant flavor. We’re getting tired here at the Sudety MTB Challenge.

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US Cup To Withdraw USAC Sanctioning

July 30, 2013

R. Scott Tedro, owner of Sho-Air International and The US Cup, announces that effective immediately, the US Cup will withdraw any USAC sanctioning for all future events. In addition, the US Cup will no longer sponsor or subsidize other promoters whose events are sanctioned with USAC. Over the last eight years, the US Cup has promoted and or subsidized over 110 USAC-sanctioned Mountain Biking events, by far more than any other promoter in the US. Continue Reading →

TransRockies: Stage 4

Hump Day at the TransRockies Challenge arrived today and we bid farewell to the town of Fernie and set off for Blairmore, Alberta in the Crowsnest Pass. A short shuttle ride east on Highway #3, Blairmore has played host to past editions of the TransRockies. Recent trail development by the United Riders of Crowsnest has resulted in an ever expanding system of sweet singletrack.

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The TR7 riders would welcome the fresh legged TR4 contingent for a noon start. At the gun, the riders set out on a short tour through Blairmore and the neighbouring town of Coleman. A lung busting gravel road and double track climb from town to checkpoint one and on to the summit of Ironstone Lookout would be waiting.

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