• Riding Mountain Bikes with the Hell’s Angels and Other Rob Quinn Musings

    Submitted by Bill Plock on July 9th, 2021

    By Rob Quinn 3-2-1….. Happy New Year! The champagne corks pop and there we were, sitting on a mountain in East Mesa at my brothers-in-law’s comfortable hacienda conveniently located around the incredible Hawes trails system( www.mtbproject.com ) . A familiarRead More

    • Ride N’ Tie, A New Kind of Team Race from Suffer Better At Staunton State Park

      Submitted by Bill Plock on April 26th, 2021

      When the first ride and tie was organized, back in 1971, to promote Levi Strauss of all things, it involved two trail runners and a horse, with the team members alternating running and riding over the lengthy mountain course. Runner and rider made the decision when to switch on their own, depending upon the terrain and the strengths of each participant. While ride and ties, two runners and a horse, are still offered, the two runners and a mountain bike option is now also becoming more popular.

      Our Suffer Better Ride ‘n Tie is of the Run & Mountain Bike variety; we just don’t know that many horses. And rather than have the team determine when and where the transitions take place, we will have designated transition spots, where the runner switches to the bike and the rider becomes the runner. Each segment will be approximately 5 miles, the total course measuring 20 miles, with 3 distinct transition points. The team will start together and finish only when both the runner and rider cross the final finish line. The Race is May 15th. Read more

      • My Ad-van-ture with “Johnny”, Confessions of a Van-Life Newbie With a Titus Adventure Van

        Submitted by Andy Schmit on April 21st, 2021

        Johnny Cash is arguably the most influential musician to bridge the gap between country music and rock-n-roll. With that said, you may be wondering what “the man in black” is doing in the lead of an article about van-life and endurance sports. On a weekend in April, I had the unique opportunity to take “Johnny” to the red-sand desert of the Colorado Plateau in Fruita, CO for some mountain / gravel biking and camping. It would be my second foray into Van-Life.

        You see, the guys at Titus Adventure Company name all of their vehicles after legends of country music. When I met “Johnny” he was parked next to a candy-apple red van named “Reba” inside the Titus staging garage located off of I-70 and Pecos. Read more

        • Megan Hottman: Prescott, AZ Racing and Forest Bathing

          Submitted by Bill Plock on April 19th, 2021

          By Megan Hottman

          This van trip kicks off with a lovely dose of #americana – some ball sports, some lively hockey, some bike racing, kids running around, the requisite amount of dirt and dust, loads of campers and RVs, ample flag flying and one helleva sunset . I took the @canonusa out to capture all the feels

          Life these days offers glimpses of normalcy and it feels really *really* good.

          Ok so where are we? We’re in a large sports complex park in Prescott, AZ. Here for a mountain bike race, I’m experiencing for the first time this parking lot-event style camping vibe.
          This wouldn’t be my top vanlife venue choice on a regular basis …but for this event and experience it’s totally fine. This location boasts temps a full 20-25 degrees than in Phoenix so we’re enjoying the nice cool evening temps and the escape from the big-city-heat. Read more

          • Denver’s BOA Technology Now Presenting Sponsor of the Hundo

            Submitted by Bill Plock on April 19th, 2021

            eam Evergreen Cycling, a cycling organization that prides itself on thoughtful philanthropic impact, is pleased to announce BOA® Technology as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Hundo mountain bike race, taking place on June 19th in the Buffalo Creek trail system.

            BOA Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning BOA Fit System, partners with market-leading brands to make the best gear even better. BOA was born in the Rocky Mountains in 2001 with an innovative performance fit system that transformed how snowboarders “dialed in” their boots. Delivering fit solutions purpose-built for performance, the BOA Fit System is featured in products across cycling, snow sports, running, workwear, and more.  Read more