A 6 hour endurance mountain bike race. This is a race that The CORE Crew promotes so it is hard to be putting on a race and racing in it! It is a fun 9.4 mile loop that is fast and flowy. There is 700 feet of climbing each lap.
A new course that is 13 miles in length with 750 feet of climbing per lap. Fast and fun. Team Santa Fe completed 10 laps for a 130 mile total. It was a tight race with the second place team but they were unable to finish their 10th lap in the 10 hour time limit!
The iconic 24 hour mountain bike race. It's been around for 20+ years and is a huge event. Several thousand people are there at the race as spectators and racers. The course is a fast 16 mile loop. I was there with the same team I did the race with in 2020 and Kim was solo.
This was a fun local event but it sure was cold. When we arrived in Silverton race morning the temperature was -8 degrees. Kim did a duo with Brent and i was solo. The temperature go into the 20's during the day but it was still a cold day on the bike after being in shot sleeves in Temecula, CA only a week ago.
There were so quasi official results but no formal results on the Whiteout website. I could have done another lap time wise but I was getting cold and the sun had already gone behind the mountain and the course was now in 100% shade so only going to get colder!!
A fairly fast smooth gravel race in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Tom E, Kim and I decided to try it in anticipation of our upcoming gravel CORE Crew gravel event in conjunction with the Santa Fe Century. We wanted to check out how a big gravel event is run! Now we know!!
The Puzzler is one tough mountain bike race. We have been doing it on and off for a few years and this year's race was even tougher. Reason, about a year ago heavy rains washed out many of the trails and they are still very rough. Some areas like the descent off Mundy Pass has some really bad sections that previously were very fast. We did the 35 mile race as the 50 miler adds another big climb and I didn't think it was much fun historically. Great weather this year, great volunteers and a all around fun atmosphere!!