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Introducing RAAM Team PHenomenal Hope

Introducing RAAM Team PHenomenal Hope

PITTSBURGH – The adventure started with a gentle nudge at a cycling camp in Tucson, Ariz., in 2010.  The physician was surrounded for one week by cyclists from across the country, a few of whom competed in ultra races.  The idea appealed to the pedaling pulmonologist. Then came a healthy push that summer at the […]

2014 Joshua Tree Double Century

2014 Joshua Tree Double Century

by Steve Meichtry, My 120th Triple Crown Double Century was quite a challenge. My second double of the year would again be the great Mountain High Cycling event which goes around Joshua Tree National Park. Last years event was quite the challenge with unusually hot winds being the main course for the day which made […]

Hopkinson's 2014 Sebring 24 Win

Hopkinson’s 2014 Sebring 24 Win

The 15th and 16th of February 2014 was the start of my season, the Sebring, Florida 24hr race after a winter’s training on the Computrainer, was I ready?  YES! We flew out on the 13th February so that this year we could be ready with more than 1hour sleep before the race.  The weather was […]

Flying With The Butterflies to Four Indoor Records

Flying With The Butterflies to Four Indoor Records

“In this fantastic night That everything seems possible While climbing in the sky A desire invincible That leaves a trail” …  Jovannotti by Anna Mei, It was a special moment in my life, a time in which I would endeavor to attempt a record in which no one in the world had ever tried.  Similarly, […]

Bike Sebring 12/24 Survival Guide

Bike Sebring 12/24 Survival Guide

                by Larry Graham, Background Numbers are what we can relate to, so here are mine.  My total mileage for my 3 Sebring races is 1,257.71 miles.  I averaged 419.24 miles per race for an overall 17.47 mph avg.  During those three races, I learned quite a bit […]

Dex Tooke's Texas N - S Record Ride

Dex Tooke’s Texas N – S Record Ride

by Dex Tooke, I owe this record to Kalleen Whitford, Leah Folsom, Kevin Jones, Daniel Sanchez, Douglas Hoffman and Joni Tooke. Some people may find it hard to believe that the Texas Cross State distance is longer than RAW ( 857 miles).  Believe me.  I have done both and Texas is longer. At 5:00 am […]

Craig Prather – Portrait of Courage and Endurance

Craig Prather – Portrait of Courage and Endurance

“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true.   This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs.   They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence.   When you believe […]

Jacquie Schlitter - The Florida RAAM Challenge 400

Jacquie Schlitter – The Florida RAAM Challenge 400

The final installment of the 2013 RAAM Cycling Challenge Series was held in Daytona Beach, FL and included an out and back 400 mile trek across the Florida peninsula.  Team Vite Bikes‘ Jacquie Schlitter scored a very impressive overall win while setting the female bent course record with an average speed of 18.68 mph.  Here’s Jacquie’s […]

No Country For Old Men Race Recap

No Country For Old Men Race Recap

Rugged and remote are two words that unequivocally describe No Country for Old Men (NCOM).  NCOM is a 383 and 200 mile ultra bicycle race held in the vast region of West Texas.  It is secluded and absent of the modern world’s commercialization.  Less than 20% of the route actually has cell service.  It’s namesake stems […]

 Billy Edwards on Winning The FC508/Trona 353

Billy Edwards on Winning The FC508/Trona 353

by Billy Edwards, Last weekend I pulled off a coup in ultra-cycling at the Trona 353 and I fully expected the result.  This was my first official foray into a solo ultra-cycling race with standardized rules and results and a decent field to include a three-time champ of the full Furnace Creek 508 (FC508) in […]

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