admin on September 20th, 2010

What do you get when you combine four teammates who have never raced together before, have no race experience longer than two days, and send them on one of the USA’s premier expedition races for eight days? Five flat tires, one broken derailleur, two sets of broken brakes, three lost bike lights, three sick teammates, […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

Team Orange Triangle tasted early season success with a finish at the newly-lengthened 24-hour GMRAS race. Staff for this race included John Chase, Randy Bauer, Ray Daniels and Annie Dickerson with Jerry Bauer and Kelly Rahn running support. Set in western Illinois, the course was intended to include a long section of paddling on the […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

This story is written from the perspective of the support crew at this year’s RtN in Parry Sound, Ontario. We spent many years supporting our son, TOT team captain, John, during his BMX racing career and into mountain biking. So when the call came asking if we would be the support crew for this year’s […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

This story is written from the perspective of the support crew at this year’s RtN in Parry Sound, Ontario. We spent many years supporting our son, TOT team captain, John, during his BMX racing career and into mountain biking. So when the call came asking if we would be the support crew for this year’s […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

Even with a change in team personnel less than two days before the race, Team Orange Triangle tackled their third visit to the annual Mid-America Xtreme (MAX) with a good finish and a satisfying performance.  Hobbled from his climb of Mt. Rainer just a week earlier, team regular Randy Bauer had to bow out of […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

Even good teams have bad races and so it was for Team Orange Triangle at Raid the North – Bark Lake on May 4-5, 2002. Although energized by a powerful new teammate in Cammie Crampton who brought expedition experience and top placing finishes to the team, we were stymied by small errors that added up […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

Team Orange Triangle faced a challenging day of racing in wet and cold conditions but persevered to be counted among the 14 official finishers for this 12-hour race.  When we arrived at YMCA Camp Benson in Mt. Carroll, Illinois for check-in on Saturday, it was a sunny early spring day that seemed perfect for racing. […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

July 21, 2001 – The race started at 2 am with a tubing trip down the Peshtigo River. One-hundred seventy-six racers floating, yelling each other’s names, smashing rocks with butts, it was a wild ride. As the race started, we all instantly lost each other, as did nearly every other team. The frantic search brought […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

It’s 10 am at the Corbin, KY Wal-Mart. As we wait in the vestibule amidst the flashing lights of the pinball machine and slow drawl of the greeter’s “welcome to Wal-Mart”, I spot them…Buddha Power Beads, promising strength and happiness to all who wear them. Buddha Power Beads have suddenly become mandatory race equipment. Two […]

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admin on September 20th, 2010

Saturday, October 7, 2000, 7PM – The temperature is hovering around 40 degrees. The race starts with a surprise run up a mountain (maybe 1000′ elevation change) to get our passports and a run back down to the bikes.   Ready for the REAL race to begin, we took our bikes (notice I didn’t say RIDE) […]

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