Topic: Events/Race Reports

Chilly Cheeks Duathlon, make it personal!

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock I ran the last 50 yards of this spring duathlon in my bike shoes. Running on hard plastic bottomed bike shoes on a cold paved road is dicey–and hard on the clips and shoes. But I had to beat Phil. We have raced several times against each other and have…

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12hrs of Temecula: Coach’s Report

A week post-race now, I find myself back in Colorado after a glorious week of traveling, training, and supporting, once again, for Pua Mata at one of her mountain bike races. This wasn’t another “winning is the only option” race, however. This one had a bit of a unique twist to it: She was racing…

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2011 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Video Recap

Chris Carmichael and a crew of CTS Coaches and Athletes traveled to Costa Rica to race the 2011 La Ruta de los Conquistadores. The race is billed as the world's hardest mountain bike stage race, and with 39k feet of climbing, 30+% grades, mud chutes, hornets, crocodiles, and a host of other challenges, it lives…

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La Ruta Journal: Day 0 – Pre-Ride, with SRM File

La Ruta Race Reflections La Ruta: The Hardest Mountain Bike Race in the World   Let’s face it: if you’re looking for a challenge, that title catches your eye. Not only does it boast of 39,000ft of climbing, but you cross a jungle, hike through flowing rivers, ride over multiple volcanoes, and battle the heat and…

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La Ruta Recon Camp 2011: SRM Power Data from the Jungle

By Adam Pulford, CTS Senior Coach Day 1: Come Prepared An experienced mountain biker will show up to a race with all of his gear, equipment, and nutrition dialed. Part of my job is to help athletes develop into experienced mountain bikers. Although you can read detailed packing lists of what to bring, you need…

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