The Boo Bus at the Stage 4 finish at Beaver's Creek... before the crowds, of course.

August 30, 2013

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge Party and Boo Bus Launch

by Douglas Ansel

Halfway up the climb in the Vail Time Trial, a throng of people teemed around a large flatscreen TV mounted on the side of an old school bus. Andrew Talansky, the young rider on team Garmin-Sharp, had just set a time so quick in Stage 5 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that only Tejay van Garderen would top it … Read More »

Lining up immediately behind former Leadville 100 winner Todd Wells was a good start to the day.

August 17, 2013

Hallucinations at Altitude: Nick Frey Races the Leadville 100

by Douglas Ansel

There, in front of Nick Frey’s eyes halfway up the infamous Powerline climb, was a six foot tall slice of pizza. Dancing, almost, taunting him with the prospect of food and a stop to the cramps that took hold and barely faded away with every labored step up the steepest part of the climb. Hallucinations had occurred at the same … Read More »

August 12, 2013

Surviving Until The Run: Getting to Know Boo Athlete Joshua Merrick

by Douglas Ansel

In the final hundred meters before the finish line of the X-Terra 4 Corners, covered in sweat and dust and sand from riding and running through the dry terrain around Farmington, Utah, a powerful realization hit Joshua Merrick: he was twenty seconds from taking his first win as a professional triathlete. A former collegiate cross country and steeplechase runner and … Read More »