Gravel Racing

Tour of the Gila Stage 4 – “It’s not the Rider, it’s the bike”

What Do? The Tour of the Gila Criterium – the only stage Silver City cares about. What Was It Like? A cafe ride over a minefield that escalated into desperate tail-gunning and road rash. Overheard “EL TRIUUUMFOOO!!” ~Me, to Tony Oslo every morning when I heard him open his door. My favorite coffee is called El Triumfo, which, as …

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Tour of the Gila Stage 1 – “Full Tilt Like a Peter Built”

What Do? The easiest stage in the world if you don’t count the last two hours. What Was It Like? You know in school when you have a big project due that you’re supposed to work on all semester but only begin at 4 p.m. the night before?    Yeah. Like that.  Overheard “Cole, I’m at 96-watt average …

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I Didn’t Screw Up Red Granite Grinder and Neither Do You!

“You lost by one second?”“Yeah, it came down to a sprint.”“Well, how did he get ahead of you?”“He came through the corner in my draft and started sprinting.”“Why didn’t you sprint earlier?”“I don’t know sprints are hard.”“You couldn’t gain one second on him after 145 miles?”“Geez, Ma, you can’t win ’em’ all!” Peter Olejniczak got …

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