Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lolo 12 Hour Endurance Race 2016

I have been mtb racing since 1993, but yesterday day was the most rewarding experience ever. Although I got my butt kicked by faster teams, I used every fiber of my being to finish my last lap under the cut of time at the Lolo 12 Hour Endurance Race. \
Thanks for all the cheers to get me over the finish line with 17 seconds to spare. 
50miles, 11,000ft, sore as hell.

Click here for mapping and stats

Love these ladies I raced with!
Best Quad Team outfit.

Duo Team Jen and John. 10 laps together with equals over 100 miles in 12 hours. I did 50 and John did 50 too. (22,000 ft of elevation)

Got to help out Levi and other kids during the race on the kids skills course for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - Click here for my interview on NBC Montana;

 Enjoying my sweet swag after the race on the way home (downhill bike googles - PINK!)

TOSRV - 226 miles around the Mission Mnt Range

Oh boy!
226 miles this weekend around the Mission Mtn Range.
Here are a few clips from John Bardsley's 1st summer adventure that he has planned for me celebrating our 20 yr anniversary. Neat that we did this in 1996 (B.C. - Before Children)
Click HD, music by Tame Impala 

Day One - 132 Miles from Missoula to Big Fork along the Swan Range.
Day Two - 101 Miles from Big Fork to Missoula along Flathead Lake.

Click below for mapping and stats from that day;
Day One -
Day Two -

Going to the Sun Road with my 6th Graders, Glacier National Park

I am pretty excited about this years adventure with my 6th graders. 
They rocked Going to the Sun Road getting up to the snow!

Whiterim Trail, Utah 100 miles backcountry Canyonlands

Such an amazing trip riding the Whiterim trail. We did this 100 mile bike trip back in 1995 before having kids. So awesome to do with our daughter Ellie and the Grillo Family. 
This trip is like a "river trip" if your interested.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

IMBA - Montana Chapter in Missoula

IMBA MEMBERS Brian Williams, Jen Bardsley, Ben Horan in Missoula with our awesome Rep Eric Melson.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Woods Gulch downhill GoPro

Footage of one of my favorite downhill sections on Missoula.

Wood Gulch

For more information to access this trail click here; WoodGulch

1st MTB ride of 2016

I have been keeping a secret all of winter from my good buddy Aimee about her bike. Matt her husband bought it for her hid it. I was pumped he gave it to her a couple of months earlier than her birthday so we can start riding it now.

For our first true MTB ride of the season in Missoula we rode the only true dried out sections on the MoZ trail and back behind the Cox property. Crazy canyon area is a bit sensitive still the spots of mud in shady areas, but I would say the trail health is good. We got caught with the sun setting before the time change early and had to ride back in the dark. Luckily I had 2 head lamps, so it was pretty fun descending into the blackness.