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My First ULTRA Bike Race (Unbound XL – 350mi / 563km)

My First ULTRA Bike Race (Unbound XL – 350mi / 563km)

Unbound XL is a gravel bike race over 350 miles, 563 kilometers, in the farm lands of Emporia Kansas. This bike race is fully self supported event, meaning EVERYTHING you eat, wear, or repair is all on you.

98% of the course is gravel roads, you ride through the night, meaning you need lights. There are 6 gas stations along the route where you can get food and water.

I learned A TON from this experience, and will change a lot of my personal set up for next year. Below is my set up in detail and what I would change.

My setup was a SURVIVAL approach vs RACE, which I feel now was a bad idea. I was so confident I could win or podium, that I didn’t want bad mechanical luck take me out.

So I leaned on my fitness to over come weight, but it was just too heavy and I could have streamlined the setup much more. But I just didn’t know what to expect.

BODY:
Hydro pack w/storage
– chain
– Tire
– Jacket
– tubes
– tools
– flow hydration (calorie mix)
– ketones
– 3L of water w/ketones
– head lamp
Cargo bibs for xtra storage
MTB shoes & pedals

BIKE
Frame bag (all batteries for lights, GoPros, and battery bank)
Top tube bag (2 GoPros)
Saddle bag (C02 + levers)
Aero bars
Front fork (30mm)
42 IRC doublecross tires
Cadex 35 AR wheels

FANNY PACK
2,000 calories

0:00 Intro
1:01 Act 1- Setting the scene
5:14 Act 2- Everything goes wrong
14:36 Act 3- Just like that, things got better
23:18 Act 4- All is fair in love & bike racing
31:50 Act 5- I love this shit
41:55 Ending talk

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How To Train For A 228km Race Around A Full Time Job

How To Train For A 228km Race Around A Full Time Job

Since retiring from professional cycling our resident track cyclist, Manon, has taken to riding her bike more casually, swapping training rides for cafe rides. But now she’s going to face one of her toughest challenges to date, cycling the full 228km of the Steamboat Gravel Race. But how will she be training for this epic… Continue Reading

Priest Gulch with Colin Pickett | Dolores, Colorado MTB

Priest Gulch with Colin Pickett | Dolores, Colorado MTB

My Deal- https://beacons.ai/natehills Consider a donation to the trails- https://sanjuantrailriders.com/_join-us/ 33min top to bottom lap- http://bit.ly/LongFormatVideos Colin spends equal parts of time on the MTB and the moto, so we picked an appropriate route for his first ever EMTB ride. He actually got a loaner from a friend in Durango and basically took to it… Continue Reading

Dirt Shed Show Ep.381 | TEASER #shorts

Dirt Shed Show Ep.381 | TEASER #shorts

The Dirt Shed Show is LIVE NOW on our #YouTube! This week in the #DirtShedShow, Martyn Ashton and Blake Samson are talking about the most important tech on your mountain bike! We also discuss what we spend all our money on to make our MTBs even better! 📺 The full video is LIVE NOW! ⏯… Continue Reading

SIMPLY SHORT  – SIMPLE SESSION 2022 with Austin Augie | DIG BMX

SIMPLY SHORT – SIMPLE SESSION 2022 with Austin Augie | DIG BMX

Austin Augie goes behinds the scenes in Estonia at Simple Session 2022 https://digbmx.com​​​​​​ | https://shop.digbmx.com​​​​​​ _ Filmed and edited by Austin Augie. Catch up on everything from Simple Session 2022 here: https://digbmx.com/dig-this/simple-session-2022 _ Subscribe to the DIG channel for more videos – http://bit.ly/DigBMX​​​​​ Download the DIG BMX APP: http://digbmx.com/videos/the-dig-bmx-app ● Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/DIGBMX​​​​​​ ● Instagram… Continue Reading

DESIGN DRIVES US | S-Works Prevail 3 & Evade 3

DESIGN DRIVES US | S-Works Prevail 3 & Evade 3

While we like to say that our latest road helmets were “designed by air,” around the office, “air” goes by the name of Luiz. This is the story of the creators behind our latest innovations the S-Works Prevail & Evade 3. Shop the Story: https://www.specialized.com/prevail-3-evade-3-tt5 Get More from Specialized Join the Specialized Discord Server: https://discord.gg/specialized… Continue Reading

Tour De France 2021 Recap #shorts

Tour De France 2021 Recap #shorts

Who’s excited for the Tour De France starting today? Last year’s edition was an epic, here’s to more in 2022! Watch the race live: https://gcn.eu/racetv (some territory restrictions apply) Watch short highlights daily: https://gcn.eu/tdf2022 Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the… Continue Reading

Chris Froome’s Tour de France Factor Ostro VAM Race Bike

Chris Froome’s Tour de France Factor Ostro VAM Race Bike

Chris Froome will line up for this year’s Tour de France aboard a newly painted Factor Ostro VAM. We took a closer look at his race bike before the year’s biggest race got underway. ⚫️ Other videos that might interest you 8 things they dont tell you about disc brakes 🎦 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-uMif6kjM Romain Bardet’s Tour… Continue Reading