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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...

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...

2005 World Championships with the USA Team Shop

This article will discuss the activities of Calvin Jones of Park Tool and the USA Team Shop at the 2005 Mountain Bike World Championships in Livigno, Italy. USA Cycling Team is selected by USA Cycling for the World Championships, held this year in Livigno, Italy. During most of the year, these ...

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...

2001 World Championships

This article will discuss the 2001 Mountain Bike World Championships. September, 2001 was a difficult time for everyone, and it was difficult to post daily. See also related articles: 2003 Italy / 2004 France / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada ...

2003 World Championships

This article will discuss the 2003 Mountain Bike World Championships in Lugano, Switzerland. See also related articles: 2001 USA / 2004 France / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada   Each year, the best mountain bike riders of each co...

2004 World Championships

See also related articles: 2001 USA / 2003 Italy / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada   This article will discuss the 2004 Mountain Bike World Championships held in Les-Gets, France. America's best riders are sent each year to the Wor...