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Fitzy’s Targhee Super D Pre-Race Scouting Report



New to the Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival this year is the Targhee Super D Race scheduled for Sunday, July 29th. With 12.5 miles and 4700 vertical feet, the Super D Race is certain to be a favorite event for Wydaho for years to come.  Fitzy took to the course one Saturday this summer to scout out all the lines, get the down low on bike and tire selection and have a bit of fun.    Andy at Grand Targhee and Dana Ramos posted up a Google Map with the entire course.

Scott swears he shared all of his impressions and given his best advice, but I guess we will all just have to race the Super D to find out ourselves if he held anything back for himself.  Here’s his pre-race ride report: (more…)

Outerlocal Summer Games Update!



 

Outerlocal Summer Games

Check out the Bike Leg!

This Just in from the OUTERLOCAL SUMMER GAMES:

  • We’ve extended registration (and pre-registration prices of just $25 for one or more legs, or $50 for teams) until today at 3 p.m. Just go click here to register.
  • Registration is available today from 4-8 P.M. at the Snow King Lodge Room, Snow King Center. Day-of registration costs apply: $30 per leg for individuals, $100 for teams.
  • Day-of registration will also be available from 7-9 a.m. at the Phil Baux Park picnic shelter. Day-of registration costs are $30 per leg for individuals, $100 for teams.
  • Participants can enter one or all events, for fun or competition, as an individual or as part of a team, in pro, rec, or masters (50+) classes.

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Team Spotlight: Anna-Lisette Davis



Anna finishes her running leg during the 2012 Run & Ride

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles Team Member Anna-Lisette Davis just completed the Lumberjack 100 in Michigan coming in 16th on her first 100 mile mountain bike ride (not to mention mountain bike race).   She also took first place in this June’s Run & Ride in the mixed race division with fellow team member and now husband Dan Abraham.  Anna shared why bike fittings rock, singing during races, Affagatos at the Nine Bar and her race report.

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Cache-Game Race


Cache-Game Mountain Bike Race

Cache-Game Mountain Bike Race

Start your engines & get ready to pin it!

The annual Cache Game Mountain Bike Race is this Wednesday, June 27th.

Sponsored by Teton County Parks & Recreation, the Cache-Game Mountain Bike Race serves as a benchmark for local riders looking to sort out their status among Jackson’s elite mountain bikers.

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Lotoja Recovery Party



Did LOTOJA beat you up again?  Don’t worry, we got you covered.

The 12th Hour is the Darkest Hour



Sounds great.  Sign me up!  Red Bell is making a splash at the Village this year with it’s Final Descent Series.  It’s a 12 hour race this Saturday, mixing endurance with downhill adrenaline: two of a Jacksonite’s favorite things.  If you aren’t into riding the race, you can always enjoy the after party at Nick Wilson’s.

Pierre’s Hole Race Report from “The” Dave Saurman




Hey Riders, So another session of self abuse at Pierre’s Hole this past Saturday.  Tons of fun.  A great turn out from the locals and others from all over the planet.  And maybe a few from nearby planets?  A leisurely start at 10:15 for the 50 milers.  It was warm, dry and never got above 75 degrees.  Perfect race conditions as the weeks rains made the course tacky.  Some new trail( still a bit bumpy) but good to mix it up.

I had ridden some of the course last Wednesday and Mill Creek specifically was scary with a water runnel right down the middle of the trail.  Thanks to Troy Barry and his crew for making it much more rid able.

The race was fun – though seemed to hurt more than usual.  As the 40+ champ for the last two years, I had a lot to live up to…….or not.  I knew going in there was some stiff competition this year.  A lot of strong contenders not from here.

I had a good start, I had an awesome first decent of Mill creek. I hammered the road up to Bustle Creek decent.  I was amazed how many I passed.  at one point, like 15at once?  The usually long hump up Dry Creek (really painful) and out into Ricks kind of by myself.  Start/Finish and off for the second lap.  Now the pain increasing.  Even better descent down Mill Creek ( as there was no one in front of me) and another good road climb.  An OK descent to the Dry Creek #2.  Now the pain really begins.  I was passed by a few not in my class, and maybe one in the 40 +?  I did not care, I kept pushing forward, but not fast enough.  Finally the top and slowly into Ricks again.  Now I was home.  8 miles to go.  Then I began to Cramp.  The inner thighs.  Damn I hate that.  I popped my last 3 Ecaps and moved on.  It helped for a while, but a mile from the end I started to cramp agian.  Damn.  Then I saw some dude, a 100 miler on his last lap and asked him if he had Ecaps?  He looked, actually stopped in the middle of his race and found none.  I found one last shot of my Egooo and I guess there was enough lytes in it to save me.  I finished.  Yeah.  With no good training except racing, I felt good about my race.  I had record time and ended up 4th in the 40+ and a podium as they went 5 deep!!  Not bad for this fat out of shape geezer.

Just happy for another clean race, no crashes, no bonks, no flats and no mechanicals.

Oh, and congrats to all my buddies for there podiums.  I think just about everyone got a spot.

Cheers, DS

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