2010 Whiskey Off Road April 25, 2010Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, Events, extreme sports, Just Stuff, Mountain Biking, Whiskey Off Road.
Tags: 12 Hours At Night, mountain bike, Mountain Biking, mtb, Prescott, Tinker Juarez, Whiskey Off Road
The weather was perfect for the Whiskey Off Road here in Prescott, AZ.
Rumor has it that there were nearly 1000 riders signed up to race in one of the 3 distances. Because of the name of the race, the different lengths are called proofs. The 15 Proof, the 25 Proof, and the punishing 50 Proof.
I raced in the 25 Proof again this year with the goal of breaking the 3:30 barrier (it has been a barrier to me anyway!). If I get the time and energy, I will write a complete blow by blow account of my experience on the race course, but for now, I will just tell you that I am very happy to have broken through and recorded a personal best time of 3:27 (keep in mind that I am only a weekend warrior, and am also 47 years old!)….oh and the 25 Proof is really a little over 28 miles!
There were many pros that showed up for this event, which meant there were going to be some killer times laid down. Tinker Juarez showed up too!
Epic Rides is the company that produces the Whiskey Off Road, and they have turned it into a huge event that really brings people to Prescott, where they usually spend at least one night on the famous Whiskey Row taking in the flavor of our wonderful city.
The Epic Rides results page is HERE and they say they will have photos up soon as well.
I hope that some of the folks that came and raced this weekend will return in July for the 12 Hours At Night mountain bike endurance ride.
Judge Closes Trails to Mountain Bikers April 9, 2010Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Mountain Biking, trails.
Get ready mountain bikers, because here comes a firestorm!
In Montana, mountain bikers just lost some fantastic biking to a lawsuit brought about by hikers.
Mountain bikers are finding out that other groups are also attacking their trail privileges. Recently on a local level, equestrian groups have asked the Forest Service to close all Non-Motorized Use trails to mountain bikers as well.
Are you kidding me?