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12 Hours of Darkness

Racing means riding lots and riding hard, and that leads to worn and broken bikes. Sounds like a good place for Park Tool to be, and on a pleasant spring night above Red Wing, Minnesota, that's where I was. This was a 12 hour race, beginning at 20:00 hours and ending 08:00. (That's eight o'clock...

Toys for Tots Bike Build

It is a cold December morning at 07:00 hours. The temperature is -1 degree F. It is a bright, sunny day. Time to drive down to QBP for their yearly Toys-for-Tots bike build. All in all, it's a great day to fix a bike! On the road for the children. Quality Bicycle Products and local retailer...

2007 Mountain Bike World Championships

This article will discuss the technical services provided to the US athletes at the 2007 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships, in Fort William, Scotland. I acted as Lead Mechanic for the USA Cycling mechanics. The most recent evenet are posted at the top, with background at the bottom. See...

Technical Support at 24-Hour Races

24-hour racing is very demanding on riders, bikes, race officials, promoters, and technical support. I recently attended the 24-9, host of the US National 24 Hour Championship, held on a hot, sultry weekend, deep in woods on Nine-Mile forest of Wisconsin. As is usually the case, it was a...

Bike Festivals

Bike festivals are always fun.   People come to them in a good mood and are ready to talk about what they like best....bikes.   The University of Minnesota recently hosted the "Bike-In at the Bell," held at the University's Bell Museum.    It was an evening of outdo...

Race Mechanic Clinic at the Olympic Training Center

NOTE: The 2007 Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic, will be January 11-14. For more information visit http://www.usacycling.org/mechanics/ Click on "Mechanics Clinic" at that link. I just returned from a trip to Colorado. Each year, I am a guest speaker at the Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Cl...