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Taming the Crippler, Well....Sorta!  2014 Event Recap

Taming the Crippler, Well….Sorta! 2014 Event Recap

Seventeen brave-hearted RMCCers “toed the line” for this year’s EPIC Cripple Creek Crippler.  The “Crippler” is a daunting double century: 208 miles and LOTS of climbing.  The exact amount of vertical gain is actually unknown, but the amount of climbing is estimated to be between 19,000 and 20,000 feet.  And many of the climbs are quite steep! […]

Wisconsin West to East Record - David Meridith

Wisconsin West to East Record – David Meridith

By David Meridith, I decided to try to break the Wisconsin West to East record when my wife and I moved to Wisconsin back in 2012.  I have at least a piece of a cross-state record in every state in which I have lived (except one) and, naturally, felt it was necessary to try Wisconsin.  […]

Dave Preston - Solo RAW Race Report

Dave Preston – Solo RAW Race Report

By Dave Preston,  I am now back home in Seattle and finally have decompressed enough to sit down and write a small race report on Race Across the West (RAW). First off, I had a stellar crew, loved every one of them, we truly became family by the end!  I had told them briefly at our […]

Amy Miller Wins 2014 N24HC and More - Race Report

Amy Miller Wins 2014 N24HC and More – Race Report

By Amy Miller, What a great year for the N24HC! This was my 6th year participating in the National 24 Hour Challenge; and my third year riding with the team from Rock ‘N’ Road Cycle.  I was introduced to this event by my dad, Dave Geerlings.  He began riding it in 1984 and hasn’t missed […]

Scott Luikart Nails Down All Time High Mileage Mark at 32nd N24HC - The Race Report

Scott Luikart Nails Down All Time High Mileage Mark at 32nd N24HC – The Race Report

by Scott Luikart, For 32 years the National 24 hour challenge has been held in Middleville Michigan on Father’s day weekend.  The event is one of the largest in the country for ultracyclists and this year was no exception with nearly 300 riders from throughout the United States and a few foreign countries. On Friday night […]

Walsh and Thomas Debrief RAW 2014

Walsh and Thomas Debrief RAW 2014

By David Longdon It was “third time’s a charm” in this year’s Race Across the West (RAW) for Seattle’s Mick Walsh and his Boulder-based teammate George Thomas. The pair won the 2-man race and set a course record. This was Mick’s third RAW attempt, and his second two-man attempt with George. George, the owner of the Race Across Oregon events […]

Anthony Parsells' Florida N-S Record

Anthony Parsells’ Florida N-S Record

by Anthony Parsells, First a huge thanks to an awesome crew:  Alex Hernandez and Michael King from Infinity Bike Shop in Melbourne FL.  Also, a huge thanks to our great officials:  Jason Ingles and Don Gramling, not only were they gracious enough to help and to support me, they made this whole adventure as much […]

2014 National 24-Hour Challenge - Great Weather, Great results

2014 National 24-Hour Challenge – Great Weather, Great results

2014 National 24-Hour Challenge Great weather produced great results By Pete Steve,  The weather was near-perfect for the 32nd Annual running of the National 24-Hour Challenge, Jun 14-15, at Middleville, MI.  Two-hundred-ninety-one riders (246 men, 45 women) lined up at the start under clear skies.  The day started at a chilly 45 degrees and peaked […]

Rich Staley on Winning The Trona 308

Rich Staley on Winning The Trona 308

by Rich Staley, Since 1990, I’ve been a mechanic at Great Basin Bicycles in Reno, NV.  In 2004, I purchased the business and have been running it with my wife (Shauna Marie, one of my fantastic 2014 crew members).  In 2008, we purchased a new building for our bike business & a few years later, […]

Calvin's Challenge Race Director's Report

Calvin’s Challenge Race Director’s Report

The 2014 Calvin’s Challenge felt very much as a repeat of the 2013 edition.  Many suffered through an extended cold winter, which limited meaningful training.  Even the weather the day of the race was similarly perfect with cool temperatures, a quick morning rain shower and wicked afternoon winds. Yet, despite those obstacles, records were broken. […]

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