Archive for April, 2009

ERGON GC3 GRIPS MEET THE SEGWAY

Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, NEWS on April 30, 2009 by ergonusa

We first saw the GP1 showing up on select Segway’s across the USA.  Now, the GC3 is a big hit among Segway users.

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RACING THE COHUTTA 100

Posted in NEWS on April 30, 2009 by ergonusa

Ergon sponsored rider, Justin Farmer, sends in some photos from his first hundie!

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WORLD CUP CHIT-CHAT WITH IRINA

Posted in RACING, TOPEAK-ERGON on April 30, 2009 by ergonusa

Click the image to access the video.

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ERGON KLINIKS COME TO COLORADO

Posted in EVENTS on April 30, 2009 by ergonusa

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Join Ergon for a Mountain Bike Clinic (that’s Klinik in German!) Now that the riding season is upon us, join Team Topeak-Ergon riders Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove as they share their valuable tips, insights, and secrets for success in the sport of mountain bike riding and racing. Topics will include training and riding techniques, nutrition strategies, routine bike maintenance, equipment choices, and tips to successful epic mountain bike rides. There will also be time for a Q&A session so you can get specific answers to all your riding and racing questions. All events are free of charge and open to the public. Expect all ‘kliniks’ to last roughly 1 hour.

Dates and Locations**
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 pm at Avery Brewery in Boulder, CO (NEW DATE & TIME)
Friday, May 15, 7 pm at REI in Boulder, CO
Wednesday, June 3, 7 pm at REI in Fort Collins, CO
Monday, June 15, 7 pm at REI in Boulder, CO

**Dates and times are subject to change

Please direct any questions by email to jeffk@ergon-bike.com

PUA’S RACE BIKE

Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, RACING on April 29, 2009 by ergonusa

Click photo for full specs!

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TROUPE RACING TAKES 3RD AT 24 HR OF ADRENALINE

Posted in RACING on April 29, 2009 by ergonusa

This just in from solo racer, Tim VanGilder, at the recent 24 Hours of Adrenaline Idyllwild event…

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I had a really solid ride and finished 3rd in the mens solo 24!  This was one of my “A” races for the Spring, so i’m stoked to feel as good as i did coming off of a bad cold that kept me from going to Sea Otter.

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Everything ran according to my plan of going out a bit conservative in the early laps, and then not backing down over night unless i had a good gap.  At 4:45 am, i had 3 laps on 4th, so i decided to take a long break, have some solid foods, and take a quick 30 min nap.  I woke up and hit the course just before 6 am and rode a few more steady laps just to be sure the 4th place rider could not catch me.  By 11 am, it was mathematically impossible to catch me, or for me to catch 2nd, so i called it a race and we popped open a bottle of champagne!

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The bike ran perfect – I could not have been more happy with how it rode.  Nutrition went really well – I ran mostly on hammer heed and gels, with some sustained energy between bottles of heed. occasionally, I pitted and had some noodles or something solid.  Nutrition was not an issue, and I had no cramping at all!

The night laps were great! It got down to 27 degrees but I stayed comfortable as long as I kept moving.

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Troupe Racing Co. was for sure the team everyone had their eyes on. We had a team of women entered to race against the men’s teams (they took 6th!), a rider in the 8hr solo, and another solo rider who climbed up to 4th place thanks to some fast laps in the morning!

SOME SEA OTTER COVERAGE

Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, EVENTS on April 29, 2009 by ergonusa

Cyclingnews.com swung by the Ergon booth at Sea Otter.  Take a look at their snap shots of the GX3 and some select bike and outdoor packs by clicking the image below.

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