Today we are going to wrap up all the spring & summer race coverage that we posted about this past week.
Monday we highlighted the Iditarod Trail Invitational and the awesome race that takes place over the course of 350 miles through the interior of rural Alaska. A new record was set this year on the bike portion of 2 days 19 hours and 16 minutes by Jay Petervary of Idaho. The trail conditions were ideal this year but that is still an amazing feat. Some of the racers are continuing for the 1000 mile journey. Can you imagine riding your bike through Alaska for 1000 miles? That would be beyond amazing and I could not think of a great challenge and a greater memory than accomplishing a feat such as that! But this race is by invitation only and you better be well know amongst the endurance race circle to get an invitation. I have been blessed to meet some of the competitors from this years version and their humility far outweighs their endurance and survival ability. Not a greater group of people out there in the competition scene that I have come across.
Tuesday we talked about the local Triathlon schedule that is getting ready to take off once this cold weather disappears. It looks like there is a great local schedule again this season and as always we have the ability to hit some other race venues that take place a very short drive away from Western New York.
Wednesday we highlighted some of our race clothing and then today Chris posted a picture of the upcoming race jersey for the new season on Facebook. Looks like a cool jersey and if you are interested in becoming part of the "team" stop by and talk to Tom or Chris about the different choices - you do not have to race - you just have to ride and support the shop!
Thursday opened your eyes to the Gravel Race Scene that takes place around the country. This is a great chance to challenge yourself on gravel roads in some beautiful rural areas of the midwest and other areas.
Friday covered the local road racing scene and all the opportunities there are out there for you speed loving fanatics on Asphalt/Concrete surfaces.
The race season is right around the corner. Stop by and check out our bike inventory, bring your bike in for a spring tune-up, or get some new components for your race machine.