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John Jurczynski and Ann Rasmussen's Italy Vacation Nets RAI Tandem Finish

John Jurczynski and Ann Rasmussen’s Italy Vacation Nets RAI Tandem Finish

by John Jurczynski, When Ann Rasmussen and I started to look for something exciting to do during her April vacation we stumbled upon Race Across Italy (RAI). We thought it was a little early in the season to be racing 500 miles, considering we normally don’t ride much during the winter. However, I always wanted […]

David Baxter's 2016 Gulf Coast 511 Bessies Creek Race Report

David Baxter’s 2016 Gulf Coast 511 Bessies Creek Race Report

By David Baxter, I trained five months for this race. I’ve been randonneuring since 2010, and ultracycling since 2012. Having started virtually from scratch after years of inactivity, I got better, stronger, and faster every year, but I’ve generally had to do at least one concrete thing every year to keep improving. In 2013, it […]

Amanda Coker Sets New Women's Mark At Sebring

Amanda Coker Sets New Women’s Mark At Sebring

 by Amanda Coker,http://www.ultraracenews.com/ “Do your best, ride smart, and just remember to have fun.” Standing at the start line of my very first ultra cycling race I repeated the phrase over in my head, preparing myself for what lay ahead. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t nervous. Before Sebring, 170 miles was […]

No Country for Old Men Official 2015 Race Report

No Country for Old Men Official 2015 Race Report

“An old cowboy went ridin out one dark and windy day. Yippie aye aaaaaa, Yippie aye oooooo”Thus the start of the 4th annual No Country for Old Men, October 24, 2015. The brand “Are You Rugged Enough” certainly lived up to its’ reputation as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia made her way from Mexico into […]

JOE BARR - 80 HRS IN TEXAS

JOE BARR – 80 HRS IN TEXAS

  A FB and photo compilation of Team Joe Barr during 1000 miles of NCOM, Preparation began for what would be 1000 miles of epic endurance racing at the “No Country For Old Men” (NCOM) event.  Working through the jet lag, Joe meticulously prepared his bikes whilst the crew prepared the crew car.  Only one little […]

Marko Baloh Goes 521.7 For Bike Sebring 24 Record - Race Report

Marko Baloh Goes 521.7 For Bike Sebring 24 Record – Race Report

Story by Marko Baloh, Sebring 12/24hr Cycling Race is always a kind of prelude to the season.  A 24hr race in February might not seem OK to someone with a “normal” cycling seasons, with mostly base training during the winter months and so a bit too early to be thinking of  brilliant result for a […]

Maria Parker Sets Sebring 12hr Mark at 261.1 miles - Maria's Race Report

Maria Parker Sets Sebring 12hr Mark at 261.1 miles – Maria’s Race Report

It’s no secret to anyone who races or follows Endurance Bike Racing that the Bike Sebring 12/24 held in February every year routinely produces some of the highest mileage results you’re likely to see in any timed 12/24 event.  The 2015 event held last weekend was no exception despite the unseasonably cool weather that settled […]

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

by Marko Baloh, It has been a long time since I’ve raced the Furnace Creek 508, 10 years to be precise.  2004 was the year of my first and only participation, the year of my comeback from lung operation (after pulmonary embolism at the 2003 Race Across America (RAAM).  Tweety Bird (the name picked by my […]

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

by Rick Boethling, The domestic endurance race season, it’s a wrap!  The 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championship (WTTC) is the last US Race Across America (RAAM) qualifier and endurance race in US for 2014.  After three years near the Salton Sea, the 6-12-24 Hour WTTC was moved to Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs, CA, […]

NCOM 2014 - Race Director's Report

NCOM 2014 – Race Director’s Report

by Dex Tooke, Are You Rugged Enough?” is not just a catchy theme.  Rugged is a word the racers of the 2014 No Country for Old Men (NCOM) ultra race had to take to heart.  It describes the country and conditions the racers would have to face. The start of NCOM is set in beautiful […]

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