2013 Cross Season Recap
16th Jan 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off

As the cyclocross season comes to an end we’d like to share our favorite stories and photos. From Kevin Carter’s amazing season with 6 wins to filming for RaceDots launch video, it was a Fall to remember. Ryan Johnson: Something about cyclocross has always fascinated me: everything from the racing to the atmosphere, and of […]

Rob Finds His Limit - In The Tetons
5th Jan 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured, Race Reports Comments Off

DNF – 3 letters no racer ever wants to see next to his name, but this day at Grand Targhee would be my first. 100 miles on a mountain bike is never easy. But at 10,000 feet, it’s simply unforgiving. In a place where I’ve had so many glorious days snowboarding in some of the […]

Just Ride: Gripped Goes West
28th Oct 2013 Posted in: Blog, Featured, Fun, Race Reports Comments Off

If there is one thing I really love about mountain biking, it’s the “mountain” part, so over the last couple of years I had been researching mountain towns and daydreaming about living in the mountains, starting each day with a hike or ride, and generally changing my lifestyle. This dream was further fueled by doing […]

Long Way to the Top Step
19th Aug 2013 Posted in: Blog, Featured, Race Reports Comments Off

When I first moved to DC in 1997, I did not know anyone, let alone any cyclists. So I purchased a book on mountain biking in the Mid-Atlantic. The first local ride I went on was at Great Falls, VA, one the book described as “challenging and scenic”. In the dirt parking lot, I introduced […]

Just Add Water
7th May 2013 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

How do you take a really tough race and make it ruthless? Add rain, and lots of it! Chris Peariso got the hole shot and led us into the initial singletrack with me right on his wheel and Christian Tanguy just behind me. Happy to be rolling the slippery conditions ahead of the masses, I […]

Rob earns a podium at America's Queen of the Classics
14th Apr 2013 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

The smart way to start road racing—after 20 years of riding and racing mountain bikes—would have been with a small local race, but the opportunity to do Battenkill—considered by many as the hardest one-day race in the US—was too appealing. Leading up to the race, I didn’t know what to expect. I have learned plenty […]

2013 Tour of the Battenkill Gripped Racing On The Podium Again!
14th Apr 2013 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

For the 2013 Tour of the Battenkill, Gripped Racing followed up our 2012 Win with 3 More Top 10′s and 5 in Top 25! Rob Russell: 2nd in his first ever road race Ryan Bannon: 7th after a last minute breakaway Stephanie Wolf: 8th in her 3rd bike race ever Jason Harris: 20th in his […]

Then Came the Hurt: The Gripped Racing West Season Begins
21st Mar 2013 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

Kenda Cup West #1 |  March 3rd, 2013 | Vail Lake Resort – Temecula, CA  |  Race Report from Jason Chiodo It’s the start of a new season, and nothing is more exciting than that. Wake up! It’s time to race. The klaxon sounded at precisely 4:30am signaling that the start of Gripped Racing West’s 2013 […]

The Curse of Kevinth Place
13th Mar 2013 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

Early season races are always so much fun. Every one is so fresh, so untested, so raw. You can’t help but question how fit you are, since it has been so many cold winter months since you compared yourself to your peers. Team Gripped loaded up a few carloads full of eager pedalers and headed […]

15th Nov 2012 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports Comments Off

Cyclocross occurs in that strange middle region after the end of a grueling XC and endurance season and before the brief respite of the off-season. For those more skilled in the ways of the barriers and dismounts, it’s a destination with regard to training and peaking. For me, it’s more of a stopover on the […]


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