So every late October Chain Buster Racing helps to put on a 24 Hour mountain bike race. This year the race was held at Heritage Park just south of Athens, GA. home of the Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Georgia. The guys in Georgia really know how to throw a fun mountain bike party/race. The endurance racers from around the southeastern region show up and throw down for the full 24 hours.
2012 Colorado Trail Race: Denver to Durango, Individual Time Trial: 8 days 5 hours
July 28th 2012, Waterton Canyon — It’s Saturday morning 08:15 a.m. I am near Denver, Colorado, about to begin an individual time trial attempt at the 2012 Colorado Trail Race. The individual time trial is where you leave a certain point on a map at a certain time and arrive at another point (usually pretty far away) and keep track of how long in hours and days, sometimes weeks, to connect the two points. In this race its 500 miles or so across the tops of the rocky mountains that can be a challenge to get to the summit of at times. Let me back up a smidge…
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The Huracan 300 for 2012 is done and gone for this year folks. To all the riders and supporters of this event I stand here in great admiration of you all. That means everyone. Thanks for the effort! (athletes) and Thanks for the support! (friends and family) To those that finished, to those that had the guts to give this event their best and came up a little short, to those that registered and couldn’t quite make it, and lastly to those that love this kind of challenge but maybe can’t see themselves doing it, I say to you… get out there and ride your bike- get stronger- get motivated and get to the start line. You will really appreciate the effort and experience. I know I did. I am still savoring the long lasting effects of a long and tedious ride filled with dramatic flashes of fierce competitive spirits and repetitious minute irritants constantly scratching away at ones psyche. This event has uncovered more truths from within and reminds me of how much I truly love to get out and just ride my bike with friends and other great spirits I haven’t had the opportunity to connect with yet.
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Oak Mountain in Pelham, Alabama is a killer venue to have a bike race. This race was our final race of the year. The series hosted by chainbuster racing and dirty spoke productions started in Feb. and ran until Nov. it has been a fun ride this year chasing riders in Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama. I like the broad spectrum of racers and regions that show up to race in these races.
Just got back from Jack Rabbit race last week. Man that place is fast! The conditions were perfect and the place could not have been any quicker or fun. The folks at Jack Rabbit worked all day out on the roads keeping us safe and were very down to earth good folk. Thanks a bunch everyone for your hard work. The riders really appreciate all that you do. We couldn’t have such a great race without you guys. Thanks. I am really enjoying racing this season. The racers that ride in the chain buster series are great athletes that are easy to get along with. Truly top notch athletes at these events. The last race of the season is in November at Oak Mountain in Alabama. I am looking forward to the series final. It should be a challenging course with the rocks, roots, hills, etc. Chad
Well Tribble Mill turned out to be a fun course to ride. The locals there worked hard on improving the trail and it turned out very nice. The chain buster crew puts on a great race and everyone had a great time and the tough competition made it worth the while. My congratulations to the riders that rode through the heat, dust, dirt, sweat, pain, etc and finished on the podium or heck just finishing that day was doing pretty good. I’m looking forward to the next event at Jack Rabbit I hear it’s sweet as well. Happy Trails, Chad.
Oramm 2011 – well Oramm is officially completed this year. This was my first running of this race. I love this course. I think it has something for every rider, lots of ups and plenty of down to satisfy climbers and descenders alike. I had the good fortune of setting up my brand spanking new Moots Mooto-X RSL just before the race. I gotta tell you… Riding this bike is one of the most exhilarating cycling sensations that I have ever had on a bike. The bike fits like a glove and responds to every input instantly no matter how slight. It climbs like a excited goat and absolutely screams downhill like the latest, highest, fastest theme park coaster scream like a kid and o face till it hurts joy ride! Lots of talented riders competed at oramm. I love the chance to ride with the heaviest talent around. Great ride by all who turned a crank arm that day. I finished in 6 hrs 37 mins. I’m happy to set the bar with that time and look forward to a quicker time next year. Thanks Moots for the sweet ride! Thanks Jake at industry nine for setting up a wheel lickity split. Thanks suspension experts in Ashville, NC. For dialing in the front fork you did a great job. Thanks Shey at C Town bikes in Conyers, Ga for getting me all the parts I needed to finish the build! It’s people like you that make racing bikes fun and we all need shop/ racers like yourself to stay out there racing. Thanks again everyone from the bottom of my bike riding heart you rock! till next race! Get out and ride, Chad
Wow. Thats a well maintained Mtb course. Nice job yabba crew. Fast, Fun, roller coaster ride for 9 hours. Thankyou sir may I have another? Had a blast rolling through the Ft Yargo park with some fast company this past weekend. Was really fortunate to have a clean race with no mechanicals. Had a great time and even got to enjoy one slice of cold dry pizza before it all disappeared!! Thanks 6 hour brothers and sisters for making sure the pizza didn’t get cold… Guess I need to ride faster to enjoy the hot stuff huh? Well food is good for motivation! The Lord smiled on me again this weekend and I ended up in First position for the 9hr solo sport class. I am meeting more and more very kind, down to earth people that are my favorite folks to hang out with each race. Thanks everyone for making my trip to Georgia easy and welcoming. Rob thanks for the invite to crash at your place this weekend. You have a great family that made me feel right at home. Thanks again. Till next ride, Happy trails! Chad
Had a good ride at the 9hr race in Conyers Georgia. The course was set up with some sweet climbs that got the legs talking after a few laps. Clear skies and warm sunshine to guide our way through the single track lap after lap made it enjoyable. I was able to finish in first position and felt proud of the ride and could appreciate every racers sense of accomplishment that comes with riding the more challenging courses. Good job everyone it was fun. Till next time. Happy trails!
Great Race, Great Folks, Great Competition, Can’t wait till next year. Cold, Wet, Muddy, Fog, Rain, Mountains, Rocks, Broken bike parts. What more could you ask for in a great Mountain Bike Race? Thanks for all the support, food, drink, and friendship everyone. Strong Work! Till next year…..