What a road trip - RAAM 2014

What a road trip - RAAM 2014

When you read about the Race Across America you can kind of imagine how hard the world's toughest bicycle race is, and I already had a lot of respect for the racers before we went on the journey. Being alongside the racers and the crew of the "4Athletes" from Germany for a week (they finished in 3rd place after 5days and 14hours, 6h short of the record and 8h faster than their last year's win) you really get to experience how much harder it is than you've imagined.

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RAAM - 2014 Race Across America

Just a few more days until the greatest endurance cycling race starts. I will be driving alongside and photographing last year's winner of the 4-person category Team "4athletes powered by Stenger Bikes". Four brave German souls, Peter, Frank, Frederick and Robert will start in Oceanside, CA and race nonstop to Annapolis, MD. 3000 miles, ca. 5½ days, 4 time zones, rain and shine, desert heat, high altitude, sleep deprivation and many more obstacles await them. This truly amazing journey starts June 14 and photos will be posted here as much as I can.

Team Cannondale's "after Tour party"

The day after the Amgen tour of California was over, Team Cannondale thanked their fans with a big party at Incycle, Pasadena: music, beer, food trucks, and the pro riders Peter Sagan, Juraj Sagan, Cameron Wurf, Guillaume Boivin, George Bennett and Ted King were entertaining the crowd. This is how you take care of your fans - Team Sky, you can learn from these guys how to party ;)

Thanks Bill for having us from Bicycle.Net over!

Century ride - Santa Barbara to Santa Monica

On Sunday Nov 17, four brave souls set out on a journey that would change their lives...or just  make them really tired and feeling a good amount of accomplishment by the end of the day. Bryan, Daniel and I from the team were joined by Tom from OTR. We took the early morning Amtrak train from Union Station LA to Santa Barbara and rode the 112miles back to Santa Monica. After a few wrong turns, we found our way out of Santa Barbara and climbed up Hwy 150 to scenic Lake Casitas, descending down into Oxnard, and returning to familiar grounds of Point Mugu and PCH/Malibu.

Total trip distance: 126.55 miles

Elevation gain: 4,999ft

Calories burned: 4302kcal

Avg Speed: 18mph