Pilot RockPMBSR stage four is a beast–back down Squirrel Gap the other way via Horse Cove, through the river and up to Laurel Mountain then down Pilot Rock. Plenty of climbing, hinged in–bench cut single track with all manner of roots and rocks, and of course some of the most rowdy downhills anywhere. Read more »

imageOnce I was accused of being long winded, and today I was teased because my reports this week had too many spelling and grammatical errors. Thumbs on a IPhone not withstanding, I will abide as best I can. Today’s stage in Pisgah was different in nearly every way from yesterday–except that I won again! Read more »

'16 stage two profileToday’s stage promised to be harder than yesterday as we would ride some Pisgah favorites like Squirrel Gap, Mulinex, Buckhorn Gap and Black Mountain. First we had to get to the Turkey Pen entrance to the forest via the Ashville highway. This is my fifth PMBSR and every year we’ve used this entrance for a stage so I hardly gave it a second thought. Read more »

imageAfter such a fun race last year and being so frustratingly close to rewriting the single speed playbook, I had to take one last crack at the Pisgah Stage Race. Being its my fifth PMBSR I am dubbing this one the VAN-detta!
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After returning from the Pisgah stage race, I enjoyed a great spring winning every race I entered. Despite my ongoing battle with arterial endofibrosis, I was riding as well as I had in many years and life seemed stable and predictable. My shop Ridge Cyclesport was turning a corner in its second season and I was putting on a sweet charity mountain bike event, the MISSION: GranDuro. Read more »

2015 PMBSR Day 5The last stage was similar to the previous two stages. I rode my own pace up the initial climb to Farlow Gap and opened a significant advantage over the rest of the singlespeed category.  Read more »


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