Factory Trails

June 7, 2011

I went down to Durango for the Iron Horse Mountain Bike Race.  The course was fast and was made up of 3 laps up and down the mesa that Fort Lewis College sits on.  One section was an area behind the dorms called “Factory Trails” made up by the Durango Devo team to teach kids how to ride mtn bikes.  Check out this video of the tight and twisty race course…

 


ABA BMX Cornhusker Nationals- Team BPC brings home some hardware

May 5, 2011

Team BPC headed to Kearney, Nebraska to race in the Cornhusker Nationals last weekend. Racing was Friday thru Sunday.

Here are the boys results:

Friday PreRace
Conrad 7th
Dillon 1st
Lander 5th

Saturday:
Conrad 5th
Dillon 1st
Lander DNQ

Sunday (all boys qualify for the mains):
Conrad 8th due to a crash (he is ok)
Dillon 1st
Lander 7th (not bad for turning 11 two weeks ago)

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Strider Downhill

May 4, 2011

If you are the parents of a little one who has dream of biking one day, the Strider and other ‘push’ or ‘scoot’ bikes have sped up how quick little kids can actually start biking.  Strider is sponsoring a DH race for those parents who want give their kids bike a little down hilling action!

http://www.stridersports.com/blog/the-2nd-annual-inaugural-strider-cup-adult-downhill/


Enduro Racing Comes to Colorado

April 30, 2011

http://singletrack.competitor.com/2011/04/news/euro-‘enduro’-race-set-for-colorado_15027

Enduro: How It Works

Friday, Aug. 19
STAGE 1 – Chainless Downhill
As the name states, this approximate 10 minute stage requires athletes to remove their chain and rely on their energy, flow, and technique to descend a technical course without the aid of a single pedal-stroke.

Saturday, Aug. 20
STAGE 2 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill
STAGE 3 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill
STAGE 4 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill

Sunday, Aug. 21
STAGE 5 – Trek All-Mountain Downhill Finale: 30-40 minute stage has a loop of climbing and descending before dropping through the entire vertical of Trestle Bike Park – 2,000 feet. The athlete’s total time will be used to determine the start times of this race. The fastest athlete in the previous four stages will go first. The remaining riders will be staggered based on their total time and will be subsequently chasing the leader to the finish.  First rider across the finish wins the overall.


Trestle Enduro Series

April 12, 2011

New Winter Park Trestle All-Mountain Enduro Race – Inspired by the fastest growing events in Europe, the Enduro or All-Mountain format involves multiple stages that take place on mostly downhill, technical and physically demanding terrain. This three day event will feature five stages of ranging from 10-40 minute individual time trial format. Minimum $10,000 cash purse for Pro categories. August 19-21, 2011.

http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/trestle-bike-park-at-winter-park-resort-announces-expansion-for-2011-summer-season/


Rocky Mtn Region Race Schedule – 2011

February 1, 2011

I have looked, collated, collected, seeked, searched, scoured and foraged for the popular mountain bike races in the Colorado and Rocky Mtn Area.

See you on the dirt!


SSCXWC race report

November 18, 2010

Mitch Pabst shower

Wow, what a wild weekend in Seattle! The Seattle single speed folks know how to poke fun at ourselves, party, and wrap it together with a race.

Friday. we got our first glimpse of the Saturday race qualifier on our cell phones via a facebook link to the race. Unfortunately I quickly discovered my blackberry has no zoom in or out feature for pics and the map pic contained very few street references. At 5:30 we got out as a team and rode for a half hour to an intersection of the race course and realized we better get back before it gets to dark. The only thing we learned is Seattle has a lot of hills, more similar to San Francisco, not so easy on the Single Speed.

Saturday morning, right before the prequalificaiton race we picked up a hard copy of the race map. Fortunately, my teammates, Garret and Brian just finished there race and gave me the low down. They both said find a local and stick with them like glue. The race was a street circuit race loop around Seattle’s Suburds, with many to-do style stops along the way, where you pick up a card for doing each of four different obstacles. My race unraveled from the start, while pissing in the port-a-potte, I heard my name called. I missed my assigned group start. The race promoter decided to mix it up and sent off my group 5 minutes early. I grabbed my bike and flung myself out on the course to chase my group. Riding on the streets of Seattle with no guide other that the hard copy map I had in my back pocket was never wracking. Getting stopped at a traffic light and knowing the clock was ticking as your teammates ride away, not cool. Somehow I passed my group in the first 20 minutes. Then I think back, I must of missed an obstacle, so I turn around, within minutes I see my teammate Derek Strong with 6 other guys. Derek had raced from his group who started 5 minutes behind me to catch my group. Derek informed me the riders he was with were my group. I wsa back into the race. First stop was an option of Beer guzzling or jump roping, I choose the later. We head out again, I move to the front and try to do a few pulls and quickly realize as I fly off course, I have no real idea where I’m going. Dereks says follow this guy he knows where he is going. I change tactics to follow Derek and the local guy. Sharp left turn off the pavement, at speed, as I hit my brakes, my rear wheel slides out from under me and I hit the wet pavement. I quickly get up, brush it off, and get back to the race, down the single track inches behind Derek, full speed ahead. I look back and see we are gaping our group then I look forward and see Derek shutting his bike down as the trail ends and turns left on to the pavement. I slam on the brakes. Again my rear wheel slides out and I hit the wet pavement. I quickly get up, twice is a pattern and within seconds of each other, then I realize I had reversed my bike brakes, switched for cross on the dirt. The switch means, I have to reverse my thinking every time I hit the brakes. A mile later, our local tour guide and Derek jump a curb. I miss gauge it and smack the rear tire into the curb. I pinch flat, slowly the air starts to leak out. With a flat, in a city where I have no connections and no cell phone, no money, just me and my tight skin suit and about 15 miles to get back. I decide the best course is to ride the flat tire home. I missed the qualification and do not get in to the main event, but I got home happily in one piece, minus a little skin. The memories of watching Derek jump rope and thigh master in a bike race, priceless! Derek jumping from his group to mine to help me — what can you say but “Thank you!” Derek told me later he thought about giving me his bike when I flatted. I’m glad he didn’t.

Later that night, in the hotel Derek pulled another great teammate and helped fix (I should say he did almost all of it) to my bike. Straightening out the flat spot on my wheel with a small screw driver and pliers that you would expect from a boyscout like Derek.

Saturday night second option to qualify, roller sprints in the bar, they said 6:00, well the crowd didn’t arrive until 8:00. At 8:30, I did the fastest 11.45 seconds of my life to get an entry into Sundays race. It was great having Paul, our Gates Carbon Rep., and my teammates hooting and hollering at me the whole way thru. The bar seen was wild and I enjoyed watching but knew the Single Speed partiers were way out of my party-going status, mine has little kids and birthday cakes involved. It was great to see so many people having a good time.

Sunday, the SSCXWC (SingleSpeedCycloCross self proclaimed World Championship), more water than I thought possible fell from the sky. The entire race course, 3″ to 6″ mud just about everywhere. I got a great start by interpreting the race promoters intentions, with a make shift run up the hill and then on to the course. Within minutes, there was 6 of us clustered together for the first half, then it broke into 3 of us on the front. Mid way thru the race, I passed the guys to take the lead and to say I’m here to win. I quickly get passed back, as I chased I noticed I no longer had any brakes in the drops. Next thing I know I’m flying off the course, because I can’t slow down enough. I loss contact with the lead two guys and struggled to be able to race without brakes for an entire lap, fortunately the race had very little elevation gain. Then I realize that my right top handlebar (front brake) still barely works. I speed back up and chase, I finished the race in third, about 10 seconds behind the two leaders. After the race, I was amazed how much mud covered us from head to toe. It was like we jumped into a mud bath. I saw my teammate, Ben with his hair and gates uniform and asked Paul (the Gates Rep.) who’s that? I couldn’t recognize my own teammate with the mud and hair due. After the race, in the beer garden, they crowned the male and female winners in gold speedos, as I stood there shivering with multiple layers of clothing on, looking at these skinny naked people, I wondered are all these Seattle people just used to the cold and wetness or do they have thicker skins? After the small ceremony, I asked Sal, the race promoter are you going to do the podium, for 2nd and third. He said “No, that the results were posted over there and they are just lines of paper and they don’t really matter.”

Biggest Seattle memory, it is great having great team mates, I enjoyed the time spent getting to know the other Gates team riders. I will never take a cross bike with reversed brakes on wet streets. I have dialed out my brake pads fully for cross, you never know if it will be wet. In Seattle, you go thru the entire brake pad in one race. Not cheap to race in Seattle. Hmm… disk brakes for cross? Lastly and most key “PBR” means Paps Blue Ribbon. I didn’t know that before Saturday, my team mates had to tell me, after they laughed when I asked what they were talking about. The only PBR beer I got in Seattle was in the eyes and a drop on the lips during the race, and both stung like a bitch. You should of seen the thousands of PBRs stacked in front of the 12 barriers that were placed close together. Then after each time thru. Less and less beer. Than no beer on the last couple laps.

Mitch


Iron Horse is back!

June 3, 2010

From the Mountain Flyer Magazine


ABA Spring Nationals 2010

May 29, 2010

Dillon T 4th place in the 8 year old intermediate class main event.


Almost packed, testing the iPhone wordpress app

May 26, 2010

Step 1 pack
Step 2 re-tire & re-gear 3 bikes
Step 3 figure out how to get 3 bikes and 4 people in a VW Golf?


ABA Spring Nationals- Here we come

May 24, 2010

The Turner Posse is heading to Albuquerque, NM for the ABA Spring Nationals for the holiday weekend- http://www.dukecitybmx.org/

The track is treated with a mystery polymer to control dust and to be super smooth!

This past weekend all three boys made the podium in their classes and are eating spaghetti for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

Check back for race action  photos, we’ll be racing on Friday eve, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dad Turner


Teva Mountain Games at Vail

May 5, 2010

June 3-6, sign up!

http://www.tevamountaingames.com/


Front Range Mountain Bike Series

March 23, 2010

Finally, a mountain bike series on the Front Range!  The locations are in Golden, Louiseville and Lakewood!  The races look to alternate race days between Saturdays and Sundays and they are adverstising the races as Short Track and Circuit Length courses. Lets all head out for some early season HURT and support the series! Check out the website and hope to see you out on the dirt!


2010 Races

March 21, 2010

*Updated with 24 Hours of Sage and Moab,
as well as the
Front Range Mtb Series*

With race season quickly approaching, I did my best to pull together a list of bike races in and around Colorado.  Several of the races have filled up already, so plan your summer and get registered!

Race Date Series Website
Bear Creek Front Range Race April 3, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Dawn till Dusk April 10, 2010 RMURES http://www.warriorscycling.com/events/rmu.php
NAAC Golden April 17, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Rabbit Valley April 23-25, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Louiseville Rec Center May 2, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Race the Bear May 8, 2010 http://www.warriorscycling.com/events/bear.php
Front Range 50 May 8, 2010 RMURES http://www.warriorscycling.com/events/rmu.php
18 Hours of Fruita May 7,8 2010 http://www.emgcolorado.com/race_fruita_18hrs.html
Chalk Creek Stampede May 14-16, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Louiseville Rec Center May 23, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Black Hills Fat Tire Festival May 28-31, 2010 http://www.bhfattirefestival.com/races-rides/
The Growler May 30, 2010 http://www.gunnisontrails.com/events/growler/
Frisco Roundup June 3, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
24 Hours of E-Rock June 4-5, 2010 http://www.elephantrockride.com/24_index.html
WP – Race 1: Hill Climb June 12, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
Chile Challenge June 4-6, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Tour De Trash June 13, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
NAAC Golden June 19, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Gold Run rush June 24, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
WP – Race 2: XC Super Loop June 26, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
Wildflower Rush June 25-27, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Louiseville Rec Center July 3, 2010 FRMBS http://racepacepromotions.com/bear_creek.php
Firecracker 50 July 4, 2010 http://www.mavsports.com/?id=8
Blast The Mass July 9-11, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
WP – Race 3: Valley PTP July 10, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
WP – Race 4: Super D July 11, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
Swan River Rampage July 15, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
Breck 100 July 17, 2010 RMURES http://www.warriorscycling.com/events/rmu.php
US MTB Nationals July 16-19, 2010 http://www.solvistanationals.com/
Fort Collins Urban Assault July 18, 2010 UAR http://www.urbanassaultride.com/
Denver Urban Assault July 25, 2010 UAR http://www.urbanassaultride.com/
Peaks Time Trial July 29, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
WP – Race 5: Crankworx XC July 31, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
Laramie Enduro July 31, 2010 RMURES http://www.warriorscycling.com/events/rmu.php
Keystone Revival August 6-8, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Pennsylvania Gulch Grind August 12, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
WP – Race 6: MJ Circuit August 14, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
Leadville 100 August 14, 2010 http://www.leadvilletrail100.com/Home.aspx
The Breck Brawl August 19, 2010 SMC http://www.mavsports.com/?id=10
Full Tilt in Telluride August 20-22, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
WP – Race 7: King of Rockies August 28, 2010 Winter Park http://www.epicsingletrack.com/default.asp
24 Hours in the Sage August 21-22, 2010 http://www.24hoursinthesage.com/
Dakota 5 0 September 5, 2010 http://www.dakotafiveo.com/
12,24 Hours of Leadville September 4-5, 2010 http://www.leadvilletrail100.com/lt100races/24HoursofLeadvilleMountainBikeRace/overview.aspx
Winter Park Pursuit September 4-6, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
12 Hours of Snowmass September 11, 2010 http://www.12hoursofsnowmass.com/home/index.php
Fall Classic September 10-12, 2010 MSC http://www.racemsc.com/events/
Road Apple Rally October 2, 2010 http://www.fmtn.org/city_government/parks_recreation_and_cultural_affairs/road_apple_rally.html
24 Hours of Moab Octobter 9-10, 2010 http://www.grannygear.com/Races/Moab/index.shtml
Vapor125 ? http://vaportrail125.com/

Cleaning up some old harddrives……

February 1, 2010

Name that rider………who is pushing his bike again!


Colorado Indoor BMX Racing

January 24, 2010

An enthusiastic group of people have orchestrated early season racing up in Greeley! Colorado Indoor BMX will be hosting three race weekends- One in early January, one in mid February, and the last one in March. The Turner Posse headed up for the first race, there was a huge turnout on both days, I’d guess 350-400 on Saturday with 32 motos (by age and level) and 250-300 on Sunday with 28 motos. Even though the turnout was less on Sunday, the racers on Sunday were the hardcore seasoned riders. After 3 qualifiers for each  age group, Saturday ended up with both Conrad and Dillon making the final for their age group and both got second place podiums. On Sunday, only Lander made the final and managed to blow a tire in the first turn, he was bummed, he had a good shot at making the podium, alas he will race another day.

So you are asking yourself, why do i care…..?

They have a MTB class that does not require ABA membership, that’s why! Bring your $10 and a MTB, and you get a full day of racing indoors. It would be great to get a bunch of the team out there and invite as many other Front Range teams and hope for a huge turn out.

For more info- http://www.cibmx.org/

Update- The Turner Boys just got their district numbers for 2010-

Conrad is #121

Dillon is #73 (hoping to move up to expert)

Lander is # 129

Good job little BPC’ers!


FLC Cycling Team – 1994 Collegiate Champs

October 20, 2009

FLC Cycling Team - 1994 Collegiate Champs


Road Apple Rally

September 3, 2009

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The Road Apple Rally is happening this year October 3rd in Farmington, NM.  Its a fast and fun race with lots of whoops and super short and super steep climbs!  A lot of the Durango Pros show up and kick butt!  Head south for some guaranteed fun!


Dakota Five O

August 26, 2009

Picture 2

Do you have your  Labor Day weekend planned yet?!  No?!  Well, head up to South Dakota and try the Ridge Riders 50 mile race.  Local pro, Kelly Magelky, has done the race several times and nothing but good things to say about the course and the race!   Enjoy!


Hermosa Creek Classic

July 28, 2009

From the Ft Lewis Cycling Team website…

Fort Lewis College Cycling and Passion Productions has whipped up the 3rd annual Hermosa Creek Off-Road Classic mountain bike race on Saturday August 1st! Come one, come all, to race on the high country trail that made Durango famous. Starting at the Lower Hermosa Trailhead there is a 38 mile course for Pro/Semi Men and Women and Singlespeed A, a choice of either the 38 or 20 mile courses for the Expert Men and Woman and 20 miles for other classes and Singlespeed B. Race sponsors have kicked in some great prizes – cash for the top 3 Pro Men/ Women and top 3 Singlespeed A Men/Women and great products for the other classes! The icing on the cake will be the post-race BBQ/Campout hosted by the Durango Cyclery (Food and entertainment) held at the Upper Hermosa Trailhead. Proceeds go to the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and Bicycle Lemonade.