Team Jamis-XCM Worlds with Blake

Blake checks in after finishing his first world championship event, the Marathon World Champs in Italy.

Well I’m happy to report I made it.
I finished the race yesterday , completely blasted, but I finished.
The 118km course was fast and relentless. Short steep climb after short steep climb with paved or smooth descents in between left little room for recovery. The most important factor of the day however was the heat. Getting into the low 90′s and riding kilometer after kilometer in the exposed roads and vineyards took it’s toll on me …

Team Jamis-XCM Marathon World’s Eve

Blake checks in from Italy before his first world championship event…
My last update was Alpentour right? Well I think some catching up is in order… photo dump.
After Alpentour we headed back to Germany for some R&R where I was introduced to Klaus’s train hobby…

Klause conducting.

Attention to detail.

Eight years in the making.

After Germany it was back to my European HQ, Stappenbelt House. Gert, Roelien and the fam continued to show me a great time. Gert and I hit up the street crit in downtown Tilburg. Knowing I was still a mess …

Salsa/NoTubes rider Gerry Fhlug-Bigger is not always better

Picking a gear for singlespeed racing is like picking a fine wine. Like the matching of a wine to a perfect dinner, there are many elements that go into making the perfect SS gear selection for a race. I find that many singlespeed racers have a tendenc…

Team Jamis-Snyder goes downhill

Adam Snyder checks in from Ashland, Oregon’s 12 Mile Super D.
Well my first Ashland Super D is in the books.
It didn’t go as planned but you know how that is things never really go as planned when racing a bike.  Even though the race wasn’t a true success the experience was.  I love Super D racing and the atmosphere of the races.  Everyone at these races are there cause they love shredding a good trail and that is what the course was a really good trail, and they like having …

On Euro ground with Mike and Mary-European Travels

Mary and I were back to familiar surroundings for 3 weeks of bike racing and training in mainland Europe.   After round two of the World Cup in England we flew into Munich where we were picked up by our trusty RV renting friends at Braun Reisemobi…

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