25 Nov 2016

A Bike for Trans Am

I'm planning to race the Trans Am bike race this summer. I dont actually own a road bike, having done all my riding on a mountain bike or touring bike. I've always held off getting a road bike until I had a good reason. I'm happy to finally have a good reason.

What bike to ride is a major choice with a lot of consequences. You want a bike that is light, but also robust enough to hold up to the extreme distances and be repairable when it break...

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25 Nov 2016

Trans Am Bike Race

It's time for an adventure. I've been watching the Trans Am bike race for a couple of years and it seems like a lot of fun. Count me in :]. For the unfamiliar, the Trans Am is a ~4400 mile coast-to-coast bike race from Astoira Oregon to York Town Virginia.

One of my favorite aspects of these events is the prepration leading up to it. There is a lot of strategy in gear choice, route planning, and training. I hope to capitalize on that and anot...

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25 Nov 2016

The Tour Divide

The Tour Divide is a 2700 mile off road bike race through the rockies that I completed in 2015. It is fully self supported which means you carry all of your food, clothes, sleeping gear, etc. Aside from the physical training there is a lot that goes into preparing for the Tour Divide including gear selection and logistics for obtaining food and other supplies. It is undoubtedly the hardest thing that I have ever done and I believe I learned som...

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