This year, the SSCXWC made its way to Verona, Italy. Here’s a recap filled with equal parts race to party!
Seth’s Land Run 100 Salsa Cutthroat
Photos and words by Jarrod Bunk
Seth’s Cutthroat is a Testament to having one bike that can do a lot of things well. Seth has raced the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, DK200, and completed Land Run 100 more than a few times, this bike was ridden 10,000 miles last year alone. Local knowledge certainly paid off for him as I’m told he didn’t have to walk any of the hike-a-bike sections. It makes sense to see a 38c tire on a MTB then, especially with the notoriously muddy terrain that can take you from 30MPH to zero in a flash. Those Prototype 38c Vittoria Mud Tires were proven that day, from the loose slick climbs, to the bombing descents they never skipped a beat. Last year was probably the worst year for mud, ever, and the Shimano Di2 drivetrain worked flawlessly, even when caked full.
If you’re thinking about riding Land Run this year sign up is live – I know a few people from the Radavist will be there – and you can bet Seth will be there ready to rock as the cannon fires this year. What bike will you bring?
Have you ever ridden the Lehigh trails? I haven’t. For those interested, check out the Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo happening this weekend:
“TMTA is hosting the 2nd Annual Brewfondo Mountain Bike ride is scheduled for October 28th. There will be 4 course lengths to choose from: The Root beer (6 miles, 400 feet of climb), The Tester (12 miles, 900 ft of climb), The Pint (18 miles, 1500 ft of climb), and The Growler (27 miles, 3500 ft of climb).
All courses are a combination of gravel roads, some pavement, and beginner to intermediate level single track in the Lehigh trails area. The event is open to all ages. There will be bike and apparel vendors onsite before and after the ride. The ride will last approximately 3 hours and will be followed with post-ride BBQ and beverages at an Octoberfest festival! Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you there!”
It’s back, with the “cowboy loop” offering 288′ elevation per lap. Make sure you’ve signed up and remember, Women’s B/C racers get a free entry! Sign up now at Bike Reg!
This year, the Trans-Cascadia takes to the singletrack in remote regions of Oregon for a unique week of racing. Check out more videos from the race thus far below.
Paul’s Crusty ‘Cross Band is back with the third edition of Rock Lobster Cup! The Lord of the Claws has let it be known that: Oct. 22nd at Wilder ranch we will indeed have a race. Even the the parks department has confirmed that all systems are go. his will probably be the most grueling CX event on the West Coast with 288 ft. of climbing per lap. It’ll be loose, bumpy climbing that starts out steep. This could become a legendary event and might set a precedent for more CX events at Wilder ranch in coming years. Proceeds from the race go to benefit Juniors Cyclocross Development program.
The Rock Lobster Cup is capping the field at 250 riders, so get in while you can!
Head over to the Bike Reg event page now to sign up.
11am. We had to be in Downieville by 11am for a special ride. A VIP ride if you will. Paul Components bought a morning shuttle to do the classic Downieville Downhill shuttle. There were 12 spots and Kyle and I had to boogie ASAP from Northstar. Luckily, long nights and early mornings were the norm on this trip, so we loaded up the ‘Cruiser and headed to Downieville. (more…)
Making a weekend out of a race, taking the time to explore and soak in the local culture is what makes bike races so special. Here’s Freehub’s latest from the NZ Enduro.