Einstein’s Theory

So the latest fad isn’t almost getting killed when you’re commuting it’s actually breaking your commuter through sheer brute force. Hence this public service broadcast:

The gauntlet has also been thrown down for the new Twentyfour12 Endurance Event. The completely new, purpose built venue of Lodgewood Park, Ellesmere in Shropshire, is a totally private estate and has a fully serviced campsite complete with water and of course, enough toilets and showers for all. The Twentyfour12 will take place here on the 22 nd and 23 rd of July 2006, with both 24hr and 12hr races being run concurrently, both races starting at midday on Saturday. Singlespeed. Solo. 12 hours.

A local 12 year winning streak at La Ruta de los Conquistadores was finally snapped last weekend when Thomas Frischknecht became the first foreign rider to win the three-day event. The Marathon World Champion bounced back from a disastrous second stage (three flats on the final descent caused him to lose 15 minutes) to Costa Rican Marvin Campos. On the final day the 126km stage featured 1785m climbing. With nearly 7400 metres of climbing in their legs from the previous two stages, Frischknecht worked with Jeremiah Bishop) and defending champion Paolo Montoya toisolate Campos from his team and then ride far enough away from him to take the win.

This Wade Simmons video is worth a look. I think the zip line camera shot as it follows a run from the tree canopy is stunning.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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