KHS Racing at the US Open MTB – Killington, Vermont

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Take a look inside the weekend with the KHS team as they prep and compete at the US Open or mountain biking

The Flite 900

The Flite 900 road bike is the bike of choice for The Elevate KHS Pro Cycling Team. Light weight, aero, and really fast its easy to see why they love this bike so much.

Pro GRT 4, Tamarack, Idaho

KHS Factory racing was up in Idaho racing the 4th stop of the Pro GR series at Tamarack Mountain Resort. Despite a fire close by, the race went on. Logan Binggeli had a great showing as he finished in second place, and Nik Nestoroff also came out fighting finishing in fourth place. The next stop, and last, of the GRT series will be at  Mammoth Mountain next month. Logan is second overall looking to get to the number one spot.

Elevate-KHS Announces Roster For 2018 Edition of Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team is proud to announce the roster for the 2018 edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Fresh off of success in last year’s race, James Piccoli and Alfredo Rodriguez will anchor the strong selection for Elevate-KHS. Joining them in St. George will be Sam Bassetti, Jordan Cheyne, George Simpson, Brian McCulloch, and Eder Frayre.

Photo: Catherine Fegan-Kim

Known as the “Toughest Race in America,” due in large part to the altitude and weather riders will be up against,the 2.HC Rated Tour of Utah is celebrating its 9th edition on the UCI America’s Tour calendar.

This year’s event will see the return of the short opening Prologue stage in St. George. At only 3.3 miles long, we shouldn’t see the race won in this first day, but valuable time can be lost on the short climbs on the route.

Prologues are difficult to predict, so we should see strong results from both our sprinters and our climbers when the short stage has concluded.

The first full length stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah sees the peloton return to Cedar City again for a hot 101 mile route. In the past, sprinters who can make it over those difficult climbs midway through the course were able to contest a fast bunch sprint from a reduced peloton. This could also be a good day for an exciting breakaway to survive all the way to the end. However, with the yellow jersey in reach of so many riders, it will be difficult to make it all the way to the line alone.

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A Different Kind of Summer | Firecracker, Tripple Bypass, & Winter Park

Recovery is one of those thing you can love to hate. I personally thrive on consistency and struggle with transition. When I’m riding a lot I want to ride more, when I’m resting, it can be challenging to regain motivation. When I’m getting a lot of work done on the computer, I struggle to get out and ride. When I start my day out riding, I have a tough time bringing focus back in to do work. But like with anything, balance is key and part of growing is adaptation, moderation keeps things fresh. Despite a well developed comprehension of this concept I still fight it.
There are very few races anymore that I’m stoked to do year after year without tire. One of these is the Firecracker50 on the Fourth of July in Breckenridge. The start line is repurposed as the annual patriotic parade a few minutes after the riders depart and the entirety of Main Street is packed with thousands of folks set up with chairs and blankets, strollers and screaming children. Sending off the race might be a second thought for these spectators but we do begin the days festivities and the crowds are some of the largest I’ve seen at a mountain bike race in my U.S. racing career.
I had signed up to do this race as a team, with one partner doing the first 25 mile lap and the other the second. In the six years I’ve toed the start line, just one year was solo and after an episode of epic bonking, I vowed never to do the race alone again. The catch was that this year I signed up to race before Haute Route was…
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KHS Roma Tandem helping keep Disabled Athletes on the Road

We received a letter today from David Larson, captain and organizer

Hello All,

Tom Vulich would like to thank everyone for the help they have given him to keep him on a bike.  Today was a milestone day as the Tandem needed repair and Tom joined the morning ride on his single, he road well and safe.  A couple of people asked if they could help financially and contribute towards the tandem.  Through generous donations and the help of KHS Bicycles we had enough money to purchase the tandem with money left over for repairs etc.

The end of this month Thilo Wilhelm has donated his time to Captain David Collins a blind veteran on a 3 day ride the Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierras puts on.  The organization donates the food ride etc. to the disabled athletes at no charge.  April Wolfe from the City of Reno is going and needs to raise $1,500 for the cause.   Rather than donate money to Tom’s tandem may I suggest we support April in all she does for various sports programs.  Below is a link to donate.  Cash or a check would also be accepted.

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/april-wolfe/Sierra-Cycle-Challenge-2018

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s (DSES) annual Sierra Cycle Challenge Fundraiser is scheduled for the last weekend of July. Thilo, Todd and April Wolfe will be riding and fundraising to support DSES.

This organization helps athletes with all disabilities; short term, long term, physical, intellectual and visual.  Access to independence and outdoor sports truly does change lives and has been an important part of our personal lives!  Your donation to our Sierra Cycle Challenge fundraising page will help ensure that DSES can continue to change lives regardless of an individual’s financial circumstances.  The money raised in this event…
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Haute Route Rockies 2018 | A Full Seven Days

There are few things more appealing to me than a fresh challenge. For the past few years any time I’ve spent out on the pavement was still on my fat tires. There are definitely aspects I miss about pure road riding, the ability to cover large quantities of miles, having a big ring to keep the pedals turning and the speed building on the downhills, or that it takes less time to explore new areas further away from home. I didn’t think that I missed owning a road bike until I once again had one. I have zero doubt that I’m strong and good at bikes but when I stack up what I normally do on the mountain or cross bikes against what I might be doing on a road bike it can be an intimidating concept.

Haute Route is no slouch of an effort, the point is to see how hard you can push while making your way through some of the most iconic terrain an area has to offer. To some that means surviving the millage and climbing for the day, to others it means challenging the field on the timed sections and stretching your legs. I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking forward to the most but the appeal definitely formulated around the grandiose effort of day after day of hard riding, the amount of food I could eat while doing it, and finally having the reason, time, and support to “bag” many of the Colorado mountain passes I’d driven over or marveled at exploring.
I acquired a slick new KHS flight 900, built it up, and took it for a spin up a local mountain. I almost cried I was so uncomfortable with the differences from the bike I had…
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