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June 8, 2016

Dirty Disqualification

by Nick Frey

A man’s reputation…I’ve always been lucky enough to have mentors impress upon me the importance of mine. Recently, you may have heard I was disqualified from a major cycling event that I’ve done twice and loved: the Dirty Kanza 200.  It is one of the most challenging sporting events in which I’ve participated, and while it’s not a “governed” race … Read More »

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December 22, 2015

Catching up with the Champ

by Drew Haugen

Team Boulder Cycle Sport / Yogaglo standout and reigning Fat Bike National Champion Amanda Miller talks World Cups, frites, and tackling gnarly Euro-ruts. What has been the highlight of your awesome cyclocross campaign so far this season? The Valkenburg World Cup, for sure.  I was terrified by the course and some of the technical sections on my initial pre-ride.  But to … Read More »

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July 15, 2015

Crusher in the Tushar: Enter the Pain Cave

by Nick Frey

Five miles into the infamous Crusher in the Tushar I realized I hadn’t ridden my SL-G more than four times since competing in the equally infamous Dirty Kanza 200, more than a month prior…and I was heading into over 10,000’ of climbing with some of the best bike racers in the United States. At one edition of the Crusher, Boo … Read More »

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June 4, 2015

Dirty Kanza 200: Peanut Butter & Daggers

by Nick Frey

For those of you who read my last post Fake It Till You Make It, you’ll know that I had a game plan going into the infamous Dirty Kanza 200…a bit of mental trickery, if you will. Or maybe logical pragmatism? Whatever one may call it, I had no idea how important it would be for me to truly believe … Read More »

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May 29, 2015

Fake It Till You Make It: Dirty Kanza 200

by Nick Frey

I’ve toed the line at some pretty big bike races. Some of them had climbs of over 6000’ with more than 40 switchbacks. Other races featured multiple Tour de France winners, elbowing me just like any other Joe Schmo on a bike. I’ve been so scared I was in the bathroom up until a few minutes before the firing pistol … Read More »

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April 17, 2012

BattleKill

by Nick Frey

This is my 12th consecutive season racing a bike. I’ve struggled to balance racing with high school, Princeton, and then Boo. I’ve crashed, been dropped, gotten sick, overtrained, burned out, disenchanted…but I’m still racing. Why? Races like the Tour of the Battenkill.     This is one epic son of a bitch. It is a true Spring Classic: 200km, gnarly … Read More »

Pro Bike: Brad Cole’s rigid belt-drive Boo 29er

July 22, 2011

Pro Bike: Brad Cole’s rigid belt-drive Boo 29er

by Nick Frey

Just racing Burke’s new Crusher in the Tushar takes some serious cajones, or at least a momentary lapse in one’s sanity.   But to race for 80 miles, up over 10,000ft of vert, with just a single gear?  I was getting ready to call up Nurse Ratchet when Brad told me this plan.  Maybe some old-school therapy would help dissuade … Read More »

Two Wins for Boo at Crusher in the Tushar!

July 19, 2011

Two Wins for Boo at Crusher in the Tushar!

by Nick Frey

“Crusher…..CRUUUU–SHER….come out and Plaaaayee-yaaaa!” That’s how one of the most epic events in recent memory began: Bruce Bilodeau sang his warning chant while clanging three Coors longnecks connected to his fingers.   And how could a self-proclaimed 80 mile “roadirt” event with over 10,000 feet of climbing begin any other way?     An event dreamt by Burke Swindlehurst, notorious … Read More »