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October 7, 2016

Chequamegon 40 on a Boo RS-M

by Drew Haugen

Words and photos courtesy of Dirk Friel Edited by Drew Haugen Rider Background I’m an ex-pro road cyclist and I retired in 2002 after 12 yrs of racing pro. I transitioned into coaching along with my father, Joe Friel, in 1999 and at the same time I started TrainingPeaks.com. Somehow I found a void in the marketplace, so my transition … Read More »

Racing the Leadville 100 and Leadman Series

September 30, 2016

Racing the Leadville 100 and Leadman Series

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Erich Wegscheider Ultra-endurance athlete and Boo Ambassador Erich Wegscheider details his second LT100 MTB race and his Leadville Leadman Series race. Race: Leadville Trail 100 MTB Distance: 104 miles Elevation: ~ 12,000 feet Time: 8:43:47 Equipment Bike: Boo RS-M Wheels: ENVE XC Tires: Maxxis Ikon 2.35/2.2 Components: SRAM XX1/X0 Fork: Cannondale Lefty Carbon XLR –– It’s 6:29 am. It’s … Read More »

The Road to Leadville

July 21, 2016

The Road to Leadville

by Drew Haugen

  Words by Conrad Tapia Edited by Drew Haugen   The Leadville Trail 100 MTB–every mountain biker’s dream, right? 2016 would be the year to scratch Leadville off my bucket list, assuming I could get into this race that always sells out… So after a discussion with my fiancé and taking a night to sleep on it, I entered the … Read More »

Meet Vijay

August 6, 2015

Meet Vijay

by Drew Haugen

  When did you start riding bikes? I started riding back in 2010.  As an overweight teenager, I knew I needed to change my lifestyle for the better. It all started when a buddy of mine invited me out for a mountain bike ride.  I reluctantly agreed, and after the 6-mile ride I felt like I was going to pass … Read More »

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

December 12, 2014

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

by Jacob Lapenna

Misery. Perspective. One sometimes brings about the other. I often find myself seeking out miserable situations, typically outdoors, in order to find perspective, as these situations have a unique way of sorting out the things that really matter in life. Too often, in a world full of comforts and conveniences, we find ourselves in these microcosms, living overly complicated lives, … Read More »

August 12, 2014

Leadville Traill 100 MTB – So Fresh, So Clean

by Nick Frey

  It’s been a long time since I did so few races in a year.  While my maximum was just north of 80 days in 2010, I’ve averaged over 50 race days a season since the green age of 14.  That’s over 600 race days! But 2014 has been different.  I skied more days than I raced…I actually skied more … Read More »

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

July 14, 2014

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

by Nick Frey

Why do I still race bikes?  It started back in 2001…Lance Armstrong was winning his third Tour when I was doing my first road races through the cornfields of Iowa.  I’ve raced between 5 and 85 race days per year since then.  It’s been an epic journey, and I have always honestly said that really every good thing in my … Read More »

July 5, 2014

Fire Roads Are Boring – A Chat with Paul Tarter before Patapsco 100

by Douglas Ansel

Mountain bikers delight to ride singletrack – tight, technical, pounding, flowing singletrack. That narrow strip of dirt meandering through the trees and switchbacking up and climbs makes us feel alive, cut loose from civilization, and sometimes, like little kids playing out in the woods. But too much of a good thing can begin to hurt, and at mile seventy of … 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 »